IFIP AI 2010: The Third IFIP International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Theory and Practice

martes, 5 de enero de 2010

IFIP AI 2010: The Third IFIP International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Theory and Practice

Brisbane, Australia, September 20th-23rd 2010


IFIP AI 2010 is one of the constituent parts of the IFIP World
Computer Congress. The conference will follow the same
format as the highly successful IFIP AI 2008 at the IFIP WCC
2008 in Milan, Italy. For details of the World Computer
Congress see http://www.wcc2010.org.

Papers describing original work are invited in the areas listed
below or other areas of Artificial Intelligence for oral
presentation at IFIP AI 2010. Acceptance will be based on
quality, relevance and originality and the practical value of the

Papers of no more than 10 pages should be submitted following
the publisher's prescribed format (for details see the conference
web site). Final versions may be submitted in either Word or
Latex format but at this stage all papers should be submitted as
PDF files. The proceedings will be published by Springer in the
IFIP AICT (Advances in Information and Communication
Technology) Series.

Further information is available from the conference website at

Papers should be uploaded via the conference website or directly
at the paper submission site at

Submission deadline: January 31st, 2010
Notification of acceptance: April 20th, 2010
Camera-ready deadline: May 15th, 2010
Conference: September 20th-23rd, 2010

Tharam Dillon, Curtin University, Australia

Max Bramer, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

A full list of members is available on the conference website.

* Industrial Applications of Artificial Intelligence
* Intelligent Decision Support Systems
* Integration of AI with other Technologies
* Evaluation of AI Systems
* AI Languages, Programming Techniques and Tools
* Knowledge Acquisition
* Expert and Knowledge-based Systems
* Fuzzy Logic and Plausible Inference
* Neural Networks
* Evolutionary Computation and Algorithms
* Speech and Natural Language Interfaces
* Machine Vision
* Intelligent Information Retrieval
* Genetic Algorithms
* Planning and Scheduling
* Bayesian Networks and Stochastic Reasoning
* Evolutionary Programming
* Learning and Adaptive Systems
* Intelligent Agents
* Distributed AI Algorithms, Techniques and Applications
* Distributed AI Systems and Architectures
* Intelligent Tutoring Systems
* Structured and Unstructured Data Mining
* Case-Based Reasoning Systems
* Hardware and Robotics
* Social Impact, Acceptance and Implications of AI
* Intelligent Systems Engineering and Design Methodologies
* Ontologies and Semantic Web
* Knowledge and Information Management
* Business Process Management and Enterprise Portals
* Organisational Memory Knowledge Systems
* Inter-organisational KM portals
* Knowledge Management, E-Learning and Enterprise Portals

21st IEEE International Symposium on Rapid System Prototyping

21st IEEE International Symposium on Rapid System Prototyping

June 8-11, 2010 jjjj cbcbc
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia, USA

= Important Dates =

* Submission
Electronically submit all papers using:

- Paper registration: February 5, 2010
only title, authors, email contact and abstract are required via
the web site

- Paper submission: February 10, 2010
full paper in pdf or ps format

* Notification of Acceptance: April 13, 2010

* Final Camera Ready Manuscript due: April 30, 2010

= General Description =

The IEEE International Symposium on Rapid System Prototyping (RSP)
explores trends in Rapid Prototyping of Computer Based Systems. Its
scope ranges from formal methods for the verification of systems,
engineering methods, process and tool chains to case studies of actual
software and hardware systems. It aims to bring together researchers
from the hardware and software communities to share their experiences
and to foster collaboration of new and innovative Science and

The 21st annual Symposium focus will encompass theoretical and
practical methodologies, resolving technologies of specification,
completeness, dynamics of change, technology insertion, complexity,
integration, and time to market. Submission of industrial research is
welcome. Keynote presentations and formal paper sessions will provide
baseline knowledge for discussion and group integration. Suggested
topics include, but are not limited to:

* Specification and language models for hardware/software systems
* Software and Systems Architecture and Integration
* Methodologies and tools for hardware and software intensive systems
* FPGAs, SoCs, NoCs and MPSoCs
* Heterogeneous multi-domain systems
* Very large scale system engineering
* Software/Configware/Hardware codesign and tradeoffs
* System verification/validation
* Applying formal methods to prototyping
* Reliability and failure analysis
* Emerging Technologies and Applications
* Prototypes in engineering processes
* Model Driven Engineering and prototyping
* Prototyping of embedded/real-time systems
* Virtual prototyping of physical systems
* Prototype to product transition
* Prototyping case studies
* Reconfigurable products or systems
* Industrial Designs

For years, extended versions of best papers have been proposed to be
published in special issues of prestigious journals. This strategy
will be continued for RSP 2010: authors of the best accepted papers
will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for
publication in a special issue of the Software: Practice and
Experience journal:

Confirmed keynote speakers are:
* Janos Sztipanovits, Director of Institute for Software Integrated
Systems, University of Vanderbilt, USA
* Dr. Jose L. Munoz, Deputy Director, National Science Foundation
(NSF) Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) and NSF/ICI senior
science advisor, USA.

= Submission Instructions =

The program committee invites authors to submit full papers. Papers
should clearly describe the nature of the work, explain its
significance, highlight its novel features, and state its current
status. Authors of selected papers will be requested to prepare a
manuscript for the symposium proceedings. Paper length should not
exceed 7 pages in the standard IEEE format. Submission instructions as
well as templates can be found in the RSP web site.

A special session will be dedicated to the discussion of new,
unpublished ongoing work. Authors may submit a 3 page paper in IEEE
format. Selected contributions will be published in the proceedings
and a dedicated session with posters will be organized.

The program committee also invites tutorial speakers for giving
lectures on RSP topics, for both academic and industrial attendees.

The International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems

The International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems
(MEDES 2010)
with the cooperation of IFIP WG 2.6
October 26-29, 2010

Description and Objectives

In the world of the Internet, the rapid growth and exponential use of digital
medias leads to the emergence of
virtual environments namely digital ecosystems composed of multiple and
independent entities such as individuals,
organizations, services, software and applications sharing one or several
missions and focusing on the interactions
and inter-relationships among them. The digital ecosystem exhibits
self-organizing environments, thanks to the
re-combination and evolution of its "digital components", in which resources
provided by each entity are properly
conserved, managed and used. The underlying resources mainly comprehend data
management, innovative services,
computational intelligence and self-organizing platforms. Due to the
multi-disciplinary nature of digital ecosystems
and their characteristics, they are highly complex to study and design. This
also leads to a poor understanding as to
how managing resources will empower digital ecosystems to be innovative and
value-creating. The application of Information
Technologies has the potential to enable the understanding of how entities
request resources and ultimately interact to
create benefits and added-values, impacting business practices and knowledge.
These technologies can be improved through
novel techniques, models and methodologies for fields such as data management,
web technologies, networking, security,
human-computer interactions, artificial intelligence, e-services and
self-organizing systems to support the establishment
of digital ecosystems and manage their resources.

The International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems
(MEDES) aims to develop and bring together
a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested
in exploring the manifold challenges
and issues related to resource management of Digital Ecosystems and how current
approaches and technologies can be
evolved and adapted to this end. The conference seeks related original research
papers, industrial papers and proposals
for demonstrations, and tutorials and workshops.


In this call, we solicit original research and technical papers not published
elsewhere. The papers can be theoretical, practical and application oriented on
the following themes (but not limited to):

- Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure
- Web Technologies
- Social Networks
- Data & Knowledge Management Systems
- Multimedia Information Retrieval
- Ontology Management
- Services systems and Engineering
- E-Services , E-Learning, E-Humanities and E-Government
- Emergent Intelligence
- Game Theory
- Networks and Protocols
- Security & Privacy
- Standardization and Extensible Languages
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Business Intelligence
- B2B, B2C, B2A, E-Commerce, E-Business, E-Marketing and E-Procurement
- Digital Library
- Open Source

Paper Submission

Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format and should be uploaded
using the conference website.
Submissions should be at most 8 ACM single-space printed pages. Papers that fail
to comply with length limit
will be rejected. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer
reviewers. Selection criteria will
include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and
quality of presentation.
Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging
positions on important emergent topics
related to Digital Ecosystems. At least one author should attend the conference
to present the paper.
The conference Proceedings will be published by ACM and indexed by the ACM
Digital Library.

Important Dates

- Submission Date: June 20th, 2010
- Notification of Acceptance: September 5th, 2010
- Camera Ready: September 20th, 2010
- Conference Dates: October 26-29, 2010

Group Decision & Negotiation 2010

lunes, 4 de enero de 2010

Group Decision & Negotiation 2010
Call for papers

Delft, The Netherlands
21-24 June 2010


Group Decision & Negotiation 2010, the 11th annual meeting in the GDN sequence, will take place in Delft, The Netherlands. The joint conference of the INFORMS Section on Group Decision & Negotiation and the EURO Working Groups on Decision and Negotiation Support and Group Decision Support Systems will provide a forum for both researchers and practitioners in the field of Group Decision & Negotiation, bringing together researchers from the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. The conference will be hosted by Delft University of Technology, situated in the beautiful medieval town of Delft.

Aims & Scope
The field of Group Decision and Negotiation focuses on complex, self-organizing processes that can be seen to constitute multi-participant, multi-criteria, ill-structured, dynamic, and often evolutionary problems. Major themes within GDN include (1) software, specifically Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS) and Negotiation Support Systems (NSS), (2) artificial intelligence, (3) management science, (4) information science & technology, and (5) cognitive and behavioral sciences. Many research initiatives combine two or more of these themes.

Areas of application include intra-organizational coordination (as in operations management and integrated design, production, finance, marketing, and distribution, including coordination of all phases of the product life cycle), computer supported collaborative work and meetings, computer-supported negotiations including internet-supported negotiations and negotiating agents, labor-management negotiations, inter-organizational negotiations (including negotiations between or among businesses, governments, nonprofit organizations, and joint ventures), intercultural negotiations, environmental negotiations, etc.

We invite submissions that present Group Decision & Negotiation research focusing on the development, application and evaluation of concepts, theories, methods and techniques. We are interested in studies in real organizational settings and laboratory situations using a variety of research approaches.

Topics include, but are not limited, to the following themes and areas of interest:

Technological Foundations, for example:
· Distributed GDN Technologies
· Virtual worlds and environments for GDN
· AI methods in GDN
· Multi-agent systems
· E-negotiation systems

Methodological & Theoretical Foundations, for example:
· Game theory
· Social Choice theory
· Bargaining theory
· Collaboration Engineering
· Multi-Criteria Decision Making
· Design approaches for collaboration and negotiation systems

Social and Behavioral Aspects of Group Decision & Negotiation, for example:
· Cross-cultural and international Group Decisions and Negotiations
· Impact, adoption and evaluation of GDN technologies and approaches
· Language in GDN
· Creativity in GDN
· Emotion in GDN
· Facilitation

Applications of Group Decision & Negotiation, for example in
· Business
· Policy
· Education
· Military

Special Track: Human Factors and Computational Models in Negotiation (HUCOM)
GDN2010 will host a special track for original and unpublished papers on Human Factors and Computational Models in Negotiation. Papers describing novel ideas and applications in all areas related to human factors and computational models in negotiation, preference elicitation, recommendations, or group decision are of interest.

For more information on HUCOM, see http://mmi.tudelft.nl/hucom2010 or contact Catholijn Jonker at c.m.jonker@tudelft.nl.

Special Event: Doctoral Consortium
GDN2010 will host a Doctoral Consortium. The consortium will offer PhD researchers an opportunity to present and discuss their dissertation research progress with other students and faculty. Consortium participants will receive feedback and suggestions regarding their research. Participating faculty will engage in discussions on academic research in GDN and the academic community in general. The GDN2010 Consortium will be held on 21 June, just before the conference.

PhD researchers are invited to submit a short paper that gives an overview of their research. The paper should be limited to 6,000 words, and include the following: problem statement, research question(s), literature review, theoretical/technical model or framework, research method, preliminary findings, and planning.

For more information on the Doctoral Consortium, please contact:
Robert Briggs, University of Nebraska at Omaha, rbriggs@unomaha.edu
Stephan Lukosch, Delft University of Technology, s.g.lukosch@tudelft.nl

Types of contributions
Prospective authors are invited to submit research contributions representing ongoing or completed work. Authors can submit abstracts, full papers, session proposals, and panel proposals:
· Abstracts provide a summary of ongoing or completed research and are no more than 1,500 words in length.
· Full papers provide a detailed account of completed research and are no more than 6,000 words in length.
· Session proposals group three papers (either abstracts or full papers) that address a GDN-relevant theme. The proposal briefly outlines the theme of the session and lists the abstracts and/or papers with titles and authors. The actual abstracts and papers are submitted separately.
· Panel proposals describe the key issue of the panel, the way in which the panel will be structured, and list (potential) panelists. Panel proposals are no more than 2,000 words in length.

The program committee will review all submissions. The GDN 2010 Proceedings will include all accepted abstracts, papers, and panels. Full paper submissions will be considered for a special issue in the journal Group Decision & Negotiation, based on an additional round of reviews.

Submissions to GDN and the Doctoral Consortium can be made at

Submissions for the special HUCOM track should be made at:

Important dates

1 February 2010: Deadline for all abstracts and sessions proposals
1 March 2010: Deadline for papers, panel proposals, and doctoral consortium papers
1 April 2010: Communication of referees' decisions
1 May 2010: Hotel Registration deadline
1 May 2010: Early Registration deadline
1 May 2010: Final versions of accepted contributions due for inclusion in proceedings
21 June 2010 Conference begins
21 June 2010 Doctoral Consortium
22-24 June 2010 Paper & Panel presentations

Conference officers

General chairs
D. Marc Kilgour, Wilfrid Laurier University
Melvin F. Shakun, New York University

Program chair
Gert-Jan de Vreede, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Program chair HUCOM Track
Catholijn Jonker, Delft University of Technology

Organizing chairs
Gwendolyn Kolfschoten, Delft University of Technology
Koen Hindriks, Delft University of Technology

Doctoral consortium chairs
Robert Briggs, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Stephan Lukosch, Delft University of Technology

Program Committee

Fran Ackermann, University of Strathclyde
Adiel Almeida, Federal University of Pernambuco
Deepinder Bajwa, Western Washington University
Imed Boughzala, National Institute of Telecommunications-France
Robert Briggs, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Jim Bryant, Sheffield Hallam University
Tung Bui, University of Hawaii
Christer Carlsson, Abo Akademi University
Joao Paulo Costa, University of Coimbra
Colin Eden, University of Strathclyde
Jamshid Etezadi, Concordia University
Raimo Hamalainen, Helsinki University of Technology
Koen Hindriks, Delft University of Technology
Matthias Jarke, Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Catholijn Jonker, Delft University of Technology
Gregory Kersten, Concordia University
Ozgur Kibris, Sabanci University
D. Marc Kilgour, Wilfrid Laurier University
Des Klass, Curtin university of Technology
Sabine Koeszegi, University of Vienna
Gwendolyn Kolfschoten, Delft University of Technology
Stephan Lukosch, Delft University of Technology
Igor Mayer, Delft University of Technology
Hannu Nurmi, University of Turku
Amer Obeidi, University of Waterloo
Roni Reiter-Palmon, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Ahti Salo, Helsinki University of Technology
Bill Samuelson, Boston University
Mareike Schoop, University of Höhenheim
Melvin Shakun, New York University
Ofir Turel, California State University
Rudolf Vetschera, University of Vienna
Christof Weinhardt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Andrzej Wierzbicki, National Institute of Telecommunications-Poland
Yufei Yuan, McMaster University
Pascale Zaraté, Université Paul Sabatier
John Zeleznikow, Victoria University

Dr. Gert-Jan de Vreede
Frederic W. Kayser Chaired Professor
Director, Center for Collaboration Science

Department of Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis
College of Information Science & Technology
University of Nebraska at Omaha

phone: +1.402.554.2026
fax: +1.402.554.3400
email: gdevreede@unomaha.edu
web: http://faculty.ist.unomaha.edu/gdevreede/index.htm
Room 285B

The 9th Portuguese Conference on Automatic Control CONTROLO’2010

The 9th Portuguese Conference on Automatic Control CONTROLO’2010

Portugal, from 8 to 10 September 2010.


CONTROL at this Conference.


We would like to invite you and your colleagues to participate in this
Symposium by submitting a paper based on your recent work. Selected papers
will be published in a SS issue of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ONLINE
ENGINEERING and others to be announced.


Please note the following important dates:

March 31, 2010 - Submission of full draft papers

May 15, 2010 - Notification of acceptance/rejection of submitted
contributions after peer review process.

We look forward to receive your submission and see you in Coimbra.

Best regards,


Maria Teresa Restivo, António Mendes Lopes

University of Porto, Portugal

{trestivo@fe.up.pt[2], aml@fe.up.pt}

Filomena Soares

University of Minho, Portugal


2010 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2010)

2010 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2010)

July 19-23, 2010 - Singapore - http://www.icme2010.org


With around 1000 submissions and 500 participants each year, the IEEE
International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) has been the flagship
multimedia conference sponsored by four IEEE societies since 2000. It serves
as a forum to promote the exchange of the latest advances in multimedia
technologies, systems, and applications from both the research and
development perspectives of the circuits and systems, communications,
computer, and signal processing communities.

Paper Submission:
Prospective authors are invited to submit a full paper (two-column format,
maximum 6 pages in length) according to the guidelines available on the
conference website. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Speech, audio, image, graphics, video, text processing
- Signal processing for media integration
- Animation, virtual reality, and 3-D imaging
- Multimedia human-machine interface and interaction
- Multimedia communications and networking
- Multimedia security and content protection
- Multimedia databases and digital libraries
- Multimedia computing systems and applications
- Multimedia analysis and social media
- Hardware and software for multimedia systems
- Multimedia standards and related issues
- Multimedia quality assessment

ICME 2010 aims to have the top 15% papers accepted for oral presentation
and additional 15% papers accepted for poster presentation. Several awards
sponsored by industry and institutions will be given out. Best papers will be
presented in a single-track session to all participants. Accepted papers should
be presented, or else they will not be included in the IEEE Xplore Library.

Workshops, Tutorials, Demos and Special Sessions:
A number of Workshops will be organized by the sponsoring societies. To
further foster new emerging topics, ICME 2010 also welcomes researchers,
developers and practitioners to organize regular Workshops. Interested
organizers please contact the Workshop Chairs for further details. Proposals
for Special Sessions, Tutorials, Demos, and Exhibitions are also encouraged.
Please visit the ICME 2010 website for submission details.

Important Dates:
Regular Paper Abstract Submission: December 18, 2009
Regular Paper Submission: December 31, 2009
Notification of Regular Paper Acceptance: March 15, 2010
Camera-Ready Paper Due: April 15, 2010
Special Session Proposal Due: December 5, 2009
Workshop Proposal Due: December 31, 2009
Tutorial Proposal Due: January 31, 2010

Conference Website: www.icme2010.org
Contact Email: icme2010@gmail.com

The 3rd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments

The 3rd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments

PETRA 2010 (www.petrae.org)
June 23-25, Samos, Greece
Conference Theme
The PETRA Conference brings together different types of technology to address an important social and healthcare issue: as the world's population ages, there is growing interest in solutions for the in- home care of the elderly as well as for the care of people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other disabilities or traumas. PETRA (which means "stone" in Greek) reflects the needs of the domestic environment, or "Oikos" as it was known in ancient Greece, but from a technological perspective. People's living environments are particularly important in an increasingly crowded and complex world where the need for inclusiveness and connectivity with the rest of the world is key. PETRA addresses the fact that, as people grow older, they will increasingly rely on technology to be able to stay in their homes.
Topics and areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Tools, infrastructures, architectures and techniques for designing, implementing and deploying pervasive applications in assistive environments
* Privacy, security and trust, especially risk analysis of sharing health data
* Wearable, ambient and home based health and wellness measurement and monitoring technologies, including requirements for probes for gathering this information in household settings
* Mobile and wireless technologies for healthcare information storage, transmission, processing, and feedback
* Sensor networks for pervasive care
* Robotics and automation in assistive living systems
* Human Centered Computing and the Senior Citizen; Usability and HCI interfaces
* Signal and image processing for ambient intelligence and pervasive computing
* Reasoning systems and machine learning for assistive environments
* Social, ethical, legal and e-government issues in pervasive healthcare and aging
* Social impacts of the use of pervasive technologies on the user in pervasive assistive environments
* Nanotechnology for pervasive health environments
* Global Healthcare and the Citizen’ Standards and interoperability
* Information Technology and Biomedicine and/or Telemedicine
* See more topics in http://www.petrae.org

General Chair:
Fillia Makedon, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Program Committee Chairs:
Matt Bishop, University of California Davis, USA
Ilias Maglogiannis, University of Central Greece, GREECE
Local Organizing Committee Chair:
Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, University of the Aegean,GREECE
Important dates
Submission deadline is extended to January 10, 2010
Short Paper Submission Deadline: February 15, 2010
Workshop Proposal Submissions Deadline: December 15, 2009
Tutorial Proposal Submissions Deadline: December 15, 2009
Poster Submissions Deadline: February 25, 2010
*All conference papers will be published in the ACM conference proceedings. Selected papers will be invited to special journal issues.

The Second International Conference on 'Networked Digital Technologies'

The Second International Conference on 'Networked Digital Technologies'

Prague, Czech Republic, July 7-9, 2010

Location: Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Date: July. 7-9, 2010.

Information and Data Management
Data and Network Mining
Intelligent Agent-Based Systems, Cognitive and Reactive Distributed AI Systems
Internet Modeling
User Interfaces, Visualization and Modeling
XML-Based Languages
Security and Access Control
Trust Models for Social Networks
Information Content Security
Mobile, Ad Hoc and Sensor Network Management
Web Services Architecture, Modeling and Design
New Architectures for Web-Based Social Networks
Semantic Web, Ontologies (Creation, Merging, Linking and Reconciliation)
Web Services Security
Quality of Service, Scalability and Performance
Self-Organizing Networks and Networked Systems
Data management in Mobile Peer-to-Peer Networks
Data Stream Processing in Mobile/Sensor Networks
Indexing and Query Processing for Moving Objects
User Interfaces and Usability Issues form Mobile Applications
Mobile Social Networks
Peer-to-Peer Social Networks
Sensor Networks and Social Sensing
Social Search
Social Networking Inspired Collaborative Computing
Information Propagation on Social Networks
Resource and Knowledge Discovery Using Social Networks
Measurement Studies of Actual Social Networks
Simulation Models for Social Networks
Cloud computing
Grid computing
Green Computing


Submission Date: April 1, 2010
Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2010
Camera Ready submission: May 10, 2010
Registration: May 15, 2010
Conference date: July 7-9, 2010


(SBQS 2010)

Belem/PA - 07 a 11 de junho de 2010


O Simpósio Brasileiro de Qualidade de Software, um evento anual que tem
como objetivo reunir empresários, profissionais, professores,
pesquisadores e estudantes de diversas áreas, interessados em questões
relativas à qualidade de software, em um evento de divulgação e troca de
experiências, promovendo a integração Universidade/ Empresa.

O evento será composto de palestras técnicas da academia e de relatos de
experiência da indústria, além de mini-cursos e da presença de
palestrantes convidados, de renome na área de Qualidade de Software.

Esta edição do SBQS ocorrerá em Belém, no Pará, e será realizada pela
Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA) em conjunto com a Universidade Federal
do Amazonas (UFAM).

**** Datas importantes ****

Submissão de artigos técnicos
Prazo de submissão: 05 / 02 / 2010 (23h55, horário de Brasília)
Notificação aos autores : 07 / 04 / 2010
Entrega da versão final (camera-ready): 23 / 04 / 2010

Não haverá prorrogação da data de submissão dos artigos

Submissão de relatos de experiência
Prazo de submissão: 12 / 02 / 2010 (23h55 horário de Brasília)
Notificação aos autores: 07 / 04 / 2010
Entrega da versão final (camera-ready): 23 / 04 / 2010

Não haverá prorrogação da data de submissão dos relatos

**** Temas de interesse ****

Os temas de interesse do SBQS 2009 incluem os seguintes tópicos
relacionados com Qualidade de Software, sem, no entanto, se limitar a

- Qualidade do Processo e/ou Produto de Software
- Avaliação de Processo e/ou Produto de Software
- Melhoria de Processo e/ou Produto de Software
- Modelagem de Processo de Software
- Modelos e Normas na Área de Qualidade de Software
- Educação em Qualidade de Software
- Qualidade de Software na Web
- Qualidade de Software Orientado a Objeto
- Qualidade e Métodos Ágeis
- Qualidade de Software e Reutilização
- Qualidade de Software e Gestão de Conhecimento
- Qualidade de Software e Manutenção
- Ferramentas para Qualidade de Software
- Gerência e/ ou Garantia de Qualidade de Software
- Verificação, Validação e Teste

**** Instruções para submissão ****

Poderão ser submetidos dois tipos de artigos: trabalhos técnicos e relatos
de experiência.

Trabalhos técnicos: artigos de alta qualidade descrevendo resultados
inéditos sobre de pesquisa na área de qualidade de software com
contribuição acadêmica.

Relatos de experiência: artigos de alta qualidade descrevendo e analisando
a aplicação de processos, métodos ou ferramentas de qualidade de software,
contextualizando a experiência e mostrando os resultados obtidos e lições
aprendidas, em uma experiência prática com contribuição para a indústria
de software.

É importante verificar a distinção entre trabalho técnico e relato de
experiência. Artigos classificados equivocadamente (relatos de experiência
submetidos como trabalhos técnicos e vice-versa) serão rejeitados.

Deve ser utilizado o formato definido pela SBC - Sociedade Brasileira de
Computação (http://www.sbc.org.br):
- Aba "Eventos", Janela (à esquerda), "Arquivos"
- Item "Template para publicação de artigos"
Todos os artigos devem estar no formato Adobe Portable Document Format
(PDF) e poderão ser submetidos em português, espanhol ou inglês.
Logo após o título do artigo, deve ser definido o tipo de artigo: trabalho
técnico ou relato de experiência. O nome e a filiação dos(as) autores(as)
pode vir a seguir.
Os trabalhos técnicos devem ter entre 12 e 15 páginas, incluindo todas as
figuras, referências e apêndices. Os relatos de experiência devem ter
entre 6 e 8 páginas, incluindo todas as figuras, referências e apêndices.
Artigos que não atenderem a algum destes requisitos de formatação serão

As instruções para submissão eletrônica serão divulgadas posteriormente

**** Avaliação ****

Os artigos serão julgados por um comitê formado por pesquisadores e
professores envolvidos com Qualidade de Software, considerando diferentes
fatores de julgamento.

**** Premiação ****

SBQS 2009 vai premiar o melhor artigo em cada uma das categorias: Trabalho
Técnico e Relato de Experiência. Para escolha dos melhores artigos em cada
categoria será considerado o trabalho escrito

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Journal of Universal Computer Science

Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS)

Special Issue: Software Components, Architectures and Reuse



The aim of the special issue is to report the state of research and
practice on the theme of software components, architectures and reuse.
It will cover all topics related to software components, architectures
and reuse including, but not limited to, component-based software
engineering, specification, verification and test of components,
evolution on component-based systems, component repositories,
component-based programming, certification and quality of components,
software architecture description languages, model-driven
architectures, service-oriented architectures, software architectures
and agile development, specification and verification of
architectures, aspect-oriented software reuse, software product lines,
families and domain engineering, evolution on software product lines,
variability management in software, generative programming and
domain-specific languages, model-driven engineering, tool support for
software components, architectures, and reuse, case studies and
experience reports.


We solicit high-quality papers on these themes and topics to appear in
this special issue. This call for papers is open to all potential
authors, in addition to those of extended submissions from the
Brazilian Symposium on Software Components, Architectures and Reuse
(SBCARS 2009, http://www.dimap.ufrn.br/sbcars2009/en/index.html).

All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous peer review process. Each
submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers and will be
selected based on originality, quality, soundness and relevance. All
contributions must be original, written in English, not published,
accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. The recommended
length of a paper is between 20 and 30 pages. The submissions should
follow J.UCS formatting guidelines. For more details see "JUCS Style
Guide for Authors" at http://www.jucs.org/jucs_info/submissions.

The Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS) is a high-quality
electronic publication that deals with all aspects of computer
J.UCS has been appearing monthly since 1995 and is thus one of the
oldest electronic journals with uninterrupted publication since its
foundation. A more detailed description of J.UCS can be found at

Paper submissions will be made electronically via the portal:

Any questions about this special issue should be sent to the guest editors.


Submission deadline: 25 January 2010
Reviewers feedback: 30 March 2010
Camera ready version: 10 May 2010
Special issue: Summer 2010

ICSE 2010 Research Demonstrations Track

domingo, 3 de enero de 2010

ICSE 2010 Research Demonstrations Track
32nd International Conference on Software Engineering
Cape Town, South Africa, May 2-8, 2010



ICSE 2010 Research Demonstrations track will provide a forum for conference participants to use presentations, live demonstrations, and interactive poster presentations to learn about research tools from the
software engineering community. Research demonstrations are expected to present implementation of tools for novel and innovative software engineering techniques and processes. Any of the ICSE 2010 topics of interest
are appropriate areas for research demonstrations.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 7 January 2010
Notification of acceptance: 11 February 2010
Camera ready copy due: 3 March 2010


The program will include two categories of demonstrations: formal research demonstrations and informal research demonstrations:

* Formal research demonstrations are tool demos suitable for mature presentations. Each such demonstration will be presented during a formal presentation session. In addition, we expect presenters to be available for additional informal demonstrations to participants. Four-page papers
will be published in the ICSE proceedings.

* Informal research demonstrations will be demonstrated only informally, through one-on-one or small-group interactions, in a suitably allotted time slot. Two-page extended abstracts will be published in the ICSE proceedings.

Review and Evaluation Criteria

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the research demonstrations committee. The committee will review each submission to assess the relevance and quality of the proposed demonstration in
terms of originality, soundness, and presentation quality. Submissions should describe their relevance to software engineering, discuss the level of maturity of the tool, and reference the technical foundations upon
which they are based (typically, through appropriate references to previously-published work). Based on reviewers' comments and recommendations, the committee will classify accepted demonstrations as either
formal or informal research demonstrations which will be published in the conference proceedings.


Research demonstration papers must be submitted electronically via Cyberchair and conform to the ICSE 2010 Format and Submission Guidelines. The deadline for research demonstration papers submission is 07
January 2010. Submissions should consist of a single document with two to three parts. The first part, at most four pages, should describe the tool presented. The second part, as an appendix of at most two pages, should
explain how the demonstration will be carried out and what it will show. Optionally, authors may attach up to four additional pages of screen dumps, well-captioned, to illustrate the planned demo.


Final camera ready papers will follow the ICSE 2010 Format and Submission Guidelines. The camera ready for formal demonstrations will be limited to four pages. The camera ready for informal demonstrations
will be limited to two pages that will summarize the original submission. All accepted formal and informal research demonstration papers will be published in the conference proceedings

Presentation and Demonstration

Besides the paper, the authors of accepted formal demonstrations will be expected to deliver both presentations and demonstrations. The authors of the accepted informal demonstrations will be expected to deliver demonstrations only.

* Presentations: presentations of the technical characteristics of the systems will be demonstrated during a session of the conference. Two data projectors will be available, so that both a live demonstration and the slides can be projected at the same time.

* Demonstrations: There will be a separate time slot for demonstration of about 3 hours in a venue equipped for small-group informal demonstrations. In this way, ICSE attendees and demonstrators
will have more opportunities for stimulating one-on-one interactions. Only desks will be provided during this time period.

* Posters: Authors should prepare posters to display during the demonstration slot; the posters will also be on display during breaks for ICSE participants to view.


We will not provide any computing equipment such as computers, disk drives, or monitors. We will, however, provide basic electronic projection capabilities during the formal demonstration and desks for the informal

Research Demonstrations Co-Chairs

Cornelius Ncube (Bournemouth University, cncube@bournemouth.ac.uk)
Andrea Zisman (City University London, UK, a.zisman@soi.city.ac.uk)

Research Demonstrations Committee Members

Luciano Baresi (Politecnico de Milano, Italy)
Jaelson B. Castro (Universidade Federal De Pernambuco, Brazil)
W.K. Chan (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Alex Egyed (Johannes Kepler University, Austria)
Xavier Franch (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Aurora Gerber (Meraka Institute, South Africa)
Dimitra Giannakopoulou (NASA Ames, USA)
Martin Glinz (University of Zurich, Zurich)
Olly Gotel (Pace University, USA)
Robert Hall (AT&T Research Labs, USA)
Peter Haumer (IBM Rational, USA)
John Hosking (University of Auckland, New Zeeland)
Jane Huang (DePaul University, USA)
John Penix (Google, USA)
Hridesh Rajan (IOWA State University, USA)
George Spanoudakis (City University London, UK)
Kurt Stirewalt (Michigam State University, USA)
Tetsuo Tamai (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Willen Visser (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Albert Zuendorf (University of Kassel, Germany)

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Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering

Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering

Workshop at the ICSE 2010
2nd May 2010, Cape Town, South Africa

Software is created by groups —software engineers—working in varied
environments, under various conditions. Thus understanding cooperative
and human aspects of software development is crucial to comprehend how
methods and tools are used, and thereby improving the creation and
maintenance of software. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum
for discussing high quality research on human and cooperative aspects of
software engineering. We aim at providing both a meeting place for the
growing community and the possibility for researchers interested in
joining the field to present their work in progress and get an overview
over the field.
Inspired by the hosting country’s concept of co-responsibility – ubuntu
– we especially invite contributions that address community-based
development like open source development and sustainability of ICT

Topics of Interest
include, but are not limited to:
• Social and cultural aspects of software engineering,
• Psychological and cognitive aspects of software engineering,
• Managerial and organizational aspects of software engineering,
• Empirical studies of software development using both qualitative
and quantitative methods,
• Cooperation in agile development,
• Community based development processes like Open Source development,
• Software engineering as cooperative work,
• Coordination and mutual awareness in large scale software development,
• Cooperation between software developers and other professionals
over the lifetime of a system,
• Knowledge management in software engineering,
• Distributed software development.
• User participation in regard to ownership, training, level of
involvement, interplay with developers, sustainability and deployment

As last year, we will have 3 paper categories.
• Full papers (up to 8 pages)
• Short papers (up to 4 pages)
• Notes (1 page)

Papers that cannot be accommodated in the plenary sessions will be
presented in discussion round tables.

Important Dates
• 22 January - deadline for workshop paper submission
• 14 February - notification of acceptance
• 3 March - camera-ready deadline for workshop papers
For further information see:

Workshop goals
The main goal of this workshop is to present current research and to
explore new research directions that will lead to improvements in the
creation and maintenance of software, from the perspective of both
processes and tools.
A secondary goal is to build and strengthen the community among the
researchers working on cooperative and human aspects of software
engineering, including those who typically attend ICSE and those who
hail from other disciplines. The goal is particularly to expand the
community in Africa.

Workshop organizers
• Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, ydi@itu.dk
• Cleidson de Souza, UFPA, Brazil, cdesouza@ufpa.br
• Mikko Korpela, University of Eastern Finland, Finland,
• Helen Sharp, Open University, UK, H.C.Sharp@open.ac.uk
• Janice Singer, NRC, Canada, janice.singer@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
• Heike Winshiers-Theophilus, Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia,

18th Annual International IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines

sábado, 2 de enero de 2010

The 18th Annual International IEEE Symposium on
Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines

Embassy Suites, Concord, Charlotte North Carolina
Conference dates: May 2-4, 2010
Submission deadline: January 12, 2010
Approximate decision: February 23, 2010
Web site: http://fccm.org

The IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines is
a forum to present and discuss new research on the use of
reconfigurable computing, spatial computing, and application-specific
architectures that exploit the unique features of FPGAs and other
reconfigurable hardware. Of particular interest are papers in these
areas that emphasize high-performance and/or low-energy
computation. This conference focuses on a wide variety of topics
related to custom computing, and seeks submissions from the following
main areas:


* Architectures for high-performance and/or low-power configurable
* New spatial architectures with immense parallelism but different
basic components than FPGAs
* System-level architectures for reconfigurable computing in either
real-time or non-real-time systems
* Hybrid architectures that integrate a mix of coarse, fine,
special-purpose, and general-purpose hardware
* Implications and effects of nanotechnology on reconfigurable
computing (and vice versa)

Languages and Compilers

* New languages and development environments to describe spatial or
hybrid applications
* Tools to make run-time reconfiguration more accessible to
application designers
* Compilation and CAD techniques for reconfigurable computing systems
and other spatial computers Run-Time Systems and Run-Time
* Operating system techniques to manage run-time reconfiguration of
resources in reconfigurable computing or spatial computing systems
* Run-time CAD algorithms to support the above techniques or improve
fault tolerance/avoidance
* Use of reconfigurability to build evolvable or adaptable computing
* Novel uses of run-time reconfiguration in application-specific


* Novel applications that use reconfigurability to customize hardware
for scientific computation, mobile communications, medical image
processing, data and communication security, network infrastructure
and other embedded systems
* Comparison of application implementations on different spatial
hardware, such as GPGPUs, multi-core processors, and FPGAs.

Open-Source Tools and Applications

This year we particularly encourage papers introducing CAD tools,
compilers, benchmark libraries, and/or benchmark circuits that are
open source and publicly available. To be considered under this
heading, submissions must include a web link to the source accessible
by the reviewers, and make the source publicly-available upon
acceptance. For these papers, evaluation will be based more on the
usefulness to the community than research novelty. Submissions

FCCM solicits both 8-page full paper and 4-page short paper
submissions. All submissions should be written in the English
language, and are due by January 12th, 2010 through the online
submission link that will be available on the FCCM website starting in
late December, 2009. Authors will be notified by February 25th. Papers
should use the formatting template linked at the FCCM website.



June 21 - 23, 2010,
Santa Barbara, California, USA


Submission Deadline: 11:59PM EST Feb 2, 2010
Notification: March 26, 2010
Camera Ready: April 7, 2010



Distributed sensor systems have become a highly active research area due
to their potential for providing diverse new capabilities. Such systems
allow intelligent dense monitoring of physical environments.
The focus of this conference is on distributed computing issues in large-scale
networked sensor systems (including algorithms, applications, systematic design
techniques and tools, and in-network signal and information processing).

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts that demonstrate
current research on computational aspects of distributed sensor systems.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Computation and programming models
- Energy models, minimization, awareness
- Distributed collaborative information processing
- Detection and tracking
- Theoretical performance analysis: complexity, correctness, scalability
- Abstractions for modular design
- Fault tolerance and security
- Languages, operating systems
- Task allocation, reprogramming and reconfiguration
- Dynamic resource management
- Scalable, heterogeneous architectures (node and system-level)
- Middleware interfaces, communication and processing primitives
- Design, simulation and optimization tools for deployment and operation
- Design automation and application synthesis techniques
- closed-loop control for sensing and actuation
- Case studies: lessons from real world deployments
- Network coding and compression
- Detailed submission guidelines coming soon.

Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing

**** 1st International Conference ****
**** on ****
**** Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing ****
**** (PDGC-2010) ****


October 28 to 30, 2010 * Jaypee University of Information Technology
Waknaghat, Solan (HP), India

The First International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Grid
Computing (PDGC-2010) will be organized at Jaypee University of
Information Technology, Waknaghat, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India.
PDGC-2010 will serve as an international forum for researchers and
practitioners interested in recent advances in the areas of parallel,
distributed and grid computing. It will provide an opportunity to
present and exchange advanced scientific and technological information
in hardware, software and theoretical foundation in these areas.


Jaypee University of Information Technology is located at Waknaghat,
Solan, Himachal Pradesh 173215, India. It is situated near Shimla (24
Km) just 3 Km off the NH22 (Delhi-Ambala-Kalka-Waknaghat-Shimla road).
Convenient airports are Shimla (30 Km), Chandigarh (100 Km), New Delhi
(350 Km) and Amritsar (350 Km).

The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

Distributed Systems: Distributed algorithms, distributed databases,
heterogeneous distributed systems, distributed shared memory systems,
distributed object-oriented systems, AI in distributed systems.

Parallel Computer Systems: Parallel algorithms, interconnection
networks, hybrid & embedded parallel systems, memory organization,
support for parallel I/O, multi/many core systems, GPU and FPGA based
parallel systems.

Network-based Computing: Web computing, cluster computing, cloud
computing, computational grids, data grids, semantic grid, mobile
agents, distributed web services, security in distributed systems.

Dependable Computing and Systems: Fault-tolerance, self-stabilization,
performance prediction and analysis, simulation, knowledge-based program

Cluster and Grid Computing: Collaboration technologies, Communication
and Networking Systems, Data analysis and management on grids, Data
grids, Grid computing infrastructures, middleware and tools, Grid
computing services, Grid infrastructures for data analysis, Grid
standards as related to applications.

Multimedia and Service Networking: Multimedia communications and
services; Real-time
networking; Quality-of-Service; Performance modeling; Networked
real-time embedded systems; Services on-demand, Network Management.

Peer-to-Peer Computing: Performance Modeling and Evaluation, Power-aware
Computing, Real-Time and Multimedia Systems, Resource Management and

Security and Privacy: Security in computational and data grids, Security
in distributed environments, configuration, policy, and management issues.

Related fields: Web-based Computing and Service-Oriented Architecture,
Wireless and Mobile Computing, Algorithms design and analysis,
artificial intelligence, Biologically Inspired Computing.

Mini-Symposium on Computational Methods in Image Processing and Analysis

Mini-Symposium on Computational Methods in Image Processing and Analysis

WCCM / APCOM2010 - 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics &
4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics in 2010
19-23 July, 2010, Sydney, Australia

We would appreciate if you could distribute this information by your
colleagues and co-workers.


Dear Colleague,

Within the WCCM / APCOM2010 - 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics
and 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics in 2010
(http://wccm2010.com), to be held in Sydney, Australia, on 19-23 July, 2010,
we are organizing the Mini-Symposium on “Computational Methods in Image
Processing and Analysis - MS9031”.
Due to your research activities in the related fields, we would like to
invite you to submit an invited abstract to our mini-symposium. Your
contribution is mostly welcomed, and we would be honoured if you could
accept this invitation.

TOPICS OF INTEREST (not restricted to):

- Image Processing and Analysis;
- Image Restoration, Compression, Segmentation and Description;
- Object Modelling, Tracking, Matching, Recognition and Reconstruction;
- Visual Inspection;
- 3D Vision;
- Medical Imaging;
- Simulation and Animation;
- Software Development for Image Processing and Analysis;
- High Performance Computing in Image Processing and Analysis;
- Applications of Image Processing and Analysis.


Deadline for one page abstracts: December 15, 2009;
Acceptance of abstracts: January 30, 2010;
Deadline for draft papers for review: February 28, 2010;
Deadline for final papers: March 31, 2010.


Please go to the abstract submission page (http://wccm2010.com/authors.htm)
and select the Mini-Symposium on “Computational Methods in Image Processing
and Analysis - MS9031”.

With kind regards,

João Manuel R. S. Tavares, University of Porto, Portugal, tavares@fe.up.pt
Renato Natal Jorge, University of Porto, Portugal, rnatal@fe.up.pt
Yongjie Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, jessicaz@andrew.cmu.edu
Dinggang Shen, UNC-CH School of Medicine, USA, dgshen@med.unc.edu
(Organizers of the Mini-Symposium on “Computational Methods in Image
Processing and Analysis - MS9031”)

Information Access for Personal Media Archives Workshop

Information Access for Personal Media Archives Workshop

held in conjunction with ECIR 2010, March 28-31, 2010, Milton Keynes, U.K.

*** Apologies for any cross-postings ***

Important Dates
*** Submission of papers: Friday 15th January, 2010 ***
Notification of acceptance: Monday 15th February, 2010
Camera ready papers: Friday 26th February, 2010
Workshop at ECIR : Sunday 28th March, 2010

Workshop Description
There has been a relative explosion of personal multimedia data in recent times e.g. work documents, e-mail, personal images/videos, sensing devices to record biometric data when we go running, cell phone text messages, sensed data from the environment around us (air quality, our home energy usage), etc. Some of these technologies already potentially offer great assistance to those with memory impairments, with emerging results from the cognitive psychology field being very encouraging. The most significant missing element is the technologies to give end users reliable, efficient and high-quality information retrieval over these personal media archives.

These archives pose new and unique challenges in that: data is likely to be multi-modal in nature (text, audio, photo, video, biometric, location, etc.); there may be a vast number of data items (a lifetime of data); items will often not be joined by inter-document links; the archive will contain much non-useful data that users will never want to see again; the archive will contain data about the user’s environment that they may not understand; the user may be unable to describe clearly what they are looking for; they may not even be aware that the data was captured and is available; and it may often be helpful to recommend content related to the user’s current context.

This workshop will provide a forum for researchers from different backgrounds to present and discuss their ideas relating to the IR challenges of effectively accessing personal media archives. We are interested in the report of current work including: development of new sensing devices and technologies to capture novel data of personal interest, algorithmic
research, user studies on the real-life benefits of efficiently accessing personal media archives, and also position papers on the place of personal media archive research within IR
or proposals for research strategies in this area. Submissions will be selected for presentation to reflect a spectrum of work and to encourage cross-disciplinary discussion in the workshop.

Aim & Topics
The aim of this one-day workshop is to foster discussion on issues related to personal media archives which capture access mechanisms to life’s experiences. We invite regular and position papers as well as demonstrations (accompanied by descriptive papers) on relevant topics, including, but not limited to:

- IR challenges in personal media archives (indexing and search)
- User studies on the human benefits of being able to efficiently access personal media data
- Scaling up to large archives (a lifetime of data)
- E-memories
- Sensors to record new pieces of information about our lives e.g. biometric, environmental, or reporting on those who are around us
- Accessing e-mails and personal desktop data
- Retrieval of personal feelings/annotations from blogs, twitter, and social networking websites
- Multi-modal and context sensitive retrieval
- Semantic concept detection within personal media archives
- Social network analysis for personal media archives
- Summarisation / re-telling of personal media data
- Structuring and organisation of personal media archives for browsing, search and retrieval
- Evaluation issues in accessing personal media data
- Challenges of retrieval in personal media archives from multiple devices (mobile devices, desktops, tabletops, display walls, etc.)
- Novel methods for interacting with personal media archives
- Usability and design of technology for personal digital memories

Author Information
Submissions for the workshop must follow the standard ACM double column style guidelines. They shall be submitted in PDF format and not be longer than 8 pages. Papers will be submitted using the EasyChair system, http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iapma2010. In submitting a manuscript to this workshop, the authors acknowledge that no paper substantially similar in content has been submitted to another workshop, conference, or journal.

All submitted papers will undergo a double-blind peer review process. At least three reviewers from the PC members and external reviewers will evaluate the originality, significance, clarity, soundness, relevance, and technical contents of the submitted manuscripts.

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings together with the proceedings of the ECIR 2010 conference. Based on the quality of the manuscripts, selected papers may be invited to submit to a special journal issue.

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Conference on Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Systems

5th International Conference on Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Systems

23rd-25th June of 2010
San Sebastian, Spain


Technical Co-Sponsors:
-IEEE Spanish Section

-IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society .-Spanish Chapter
***PROCEEDINGS: (Tentative)
HAIS'10 proceedings will be published by Springer in its series of
LNCS/LNAI- LNAI (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence).
All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors who must
register for the conference and pay the fee.

In addition to regular sessions, participants are encouraged to organize
special sessions on specialized topics.
Each special session should have at least 4 or 5 quality papers. Special
session organizers will solicit submissions;
conduct reviews jointly with the HAIS´10 PC and in the same way
recommend accept/reject decisions on the submitted papers.

Submission of Special Sessions are welcome!
http:// http://www.ehu.es/ccwintco/hais2010/specialsessions.html
For more information, please, send an email to: manuel.grana@ehu.es

*** 5th International Conference on Hybrid Artificial Intelligence
Systems (HAIS´10) combines symbolic and sub-symbolic
techniques to construct more robust and reliable problem solving models.
Hybrid intelligent systems are becoming popular due to their
capabilities in handling many real world complex problems, involving
imprecision, uncertainty and vagueness, high-dimensionality. They
provide us with the opportunity to use both, our knowledge and row
data to solve problems in a more interesting and promising way.

HAIS´10 provides an interesting opportunity to present and discuss the
latest theoretical advances and real-world applications in this
multidisciplinary research field.

*** TOPICS ***
Topics are encouraged, but not limited to, the combination of at least
two of the following areas in the field of Hybrid Intelligent Systems:
Fusion of soft computing and hard computing
Evolutionary Computation
Visualization Techniques
Ensemble Techniques
Data mining and decision support systems
Intelligent agent-based systems (complex systems), cognitive and
Reactive distributed AI systems
Internet modelling
Human interface
Case base reasoning
Lattice Computing
Chance discovery
Applications in security, prediction, control, robotics, image and
speech signal processing, food industry, biology and medicine, business
and management, knowledge management, artificial societies, chemicals,
pharmaceuticals, geographic information systems, remote sensing,
software engineering, materials and
environment engineering and so on.

HAIS'10 proceedings will be published as in the last editions by
Springer in its series of
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence - LNAI (part of its prestigious
Lecture Notes in Computer Science - LNCS series).

All submissions will be refereed by experts in the field based on
originality, significance, quality and clarity. Every submitted paper to
HAIS´10 will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee.

Papers must be prepared according to the LNCS-LNAI style template
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) and must be no more than
eight (8) pages long, including figures and bibliography.

Special Session acceptance: 10th January, 2010
Submission of papers by authors: 15th February, 2010
Notification of provisional acceptance: 15th March, 2010
Submission of final papers: 11th April, 2010
Early registration (special rates): 11th April, 2010
HAIS 2010 Conference: 23rd-25thth June, 2010

Fourteenth IEEE International EDOC Conference

Fourteenth IEEE International EDOC Conference (IEEE EDOC 2010)

"The Enterprise Computing Conference"
Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society (approval pending) and IEEE Communications Society (approval pending)
Supported by OMG and The Open Group

25-29 October 2010, Vitória, ES, Brazil



The IEEE EDOC Conference is the key annual event in enterprise computing. EDOC conferences address the full range of engineering technologies and methods contributing to intra- and inter-enterprise distributed application systems. EDOC 2010 will be the fourteenth event in the series of conferences. Since 1997, EDOC has brought together leading computer science researchers, IT decision makers, IT architects, solution designers and practitioners to discuss enterprise computing challenges, models and solutions from the perspectives of academia, industry and government.

Enterprise computing is based on a wide (and ever growing) range of methods, models, tools and technologies. The resulting applications also cover a broad spectrum of vertical domains and industry segments, from electronic and mobile commerce to real-time business applications for collaborating enterprises. In recent years, technologies related to business processes integration, management, execution and monitoring have become some of the top areas of interest in enterprise computing. Today, the creation, operation and evolution of enterprise computing systems create challenges that range from high-level requirements and policy modeling to the deployment and maintenance of solutions in and across customer businesses.

The IEEE EDOC Conference emphasizes a holistic view on enterprise applications engineering and management, fostering integrated approaches that can address and relate processes, people and technology. The themes of openness and distributed computing, based on services, components and objects, provide a useful and unifying conceptual framework.

IEEE EDOC 2010 welcomes high quality scientific submissions as well as papers on enterprise computing industry experiences. Expert panel discussions and keynotes will address hot topics and issues in the domain.

IEEE EDOC 2010 will be realized in Vitória, ES, Brazil. Vitória is one of the three island capitals of Brazilian states, and is located in the Southeastern region, the most developed of Brazil. The city lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the Serra do Mar mountain range and is strategically located close to the big urban centres of the country and is, on average, an hour by plane from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.


The IEEE EDOC conference seeks high-quality contributions addressing the domains, the life-cycle issues and the realization technologies involved in building, deploying and operating enterprise computing systems. Suggested areas include, but are not limited to --

Enterprise Application Architecture and Enterprise Architecture
- Model based approaches
- Model driven architectures (MDA) and model driven software development
- Recent UML based approaches
- Modeling based on domain specific languages (DSL)
- Reference architecture based approaches
- Standards for enterprise application architecture and enterprise architecture
- Enterprise modeling
- Collaborative development and cooperative engineering issues
- Organization and principles of software factories
- Service oriented architectures (SOA) and enterprise service architectures (ESA)
- Evolution of service engineering specifications
- Semantics based service engineering
- Enterprise service bus approaches
- Event driven architectures
- Service oriented architecture governance
- Service policies and contract definitions and enforcement
- Security policy definition and description languages
- Security policy interoperability
- Business process management (BPM)
- Business process models and metamodels
- Business process monitoring and intelligence
- Dynamically configurable business processes
- People integration in BPM systems
- Cross-organizational business processes
- Business rules
- Business rules languages and inference systems
- Business rules components
- Rule driven business process engines
- Information integration and interoperability
- Business object model methodologies and approaches
- Taxonomies, ontologies and business knowledge integration
- Master data management, data mining and (real-time) data warehousing

Networked Enterprise Solutions
- Enterprise interoperability, collaboration and its architecture
- Virtual organisations, including multiagent system support
- Digital ecosystems
- Trust management

Enterprise Applications Implementation and Management
- Enterprise applications deployment and governance
- Maturity models for enterprise applications
- Performance and operational risk prediction and measurement
- Quality of service (QoS) and cost of service (CoS)
- Total cost of ownership (TCO) for enterprise scale solutions
- Management and maintenance of enterprise computing systems
- Information assurance
- Human and social organizational factors in enterprise computing
- State of the art in distributed enterprise applications
- Industry specific solutions, e.g. for aerospace, automotive, finance, logistics, medicine and telecommunications
- Research and public sector collaboration, e.g. in e-health, e-government, e-science
- Social information and innovation networks

Enterprise Computing Infrastructures
- Autonomic computing and self-managing platforms
- Grid computing approaches
- Mobile enterprise services
- Identity management and distributed access control


Two types of paper submissions will be accepted a) scientific research papers, and b) industry experience reports or case studies.
Scientific research papers should describe original results that have not been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. These papers will be evaluated for scientific or technical contribution, originality, appropriateness and significance.
Experience reports should describe new insights gained from case studies or the application of enterprise computing technology in practice, contribute important feedback about the state of practice and how current research is applied, and pose challenges for researchers. These papers will be evaluated based on their appropriateness, significance and clarity.

All papers should be limited to 10 pages in length. All submissions must comply with the IEEE Computer Society conference proceedings format guidelines (http://www2.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting) (please use the latest template as there have been updates recently). Submissions must be in English.
Submissions should be made electronically in PDF format via the electronic submission system of the EDOC Conference Management system (hosted at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=edoc2010). All papers will be refereed by at least 3 members of the international program committee.

The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be accessible through IEEE Xplore and the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library. The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.


The authors of a set of selected papers will be invited to prepare a substantially revised and extended version of their papers for publication in a special journal issue (details will be announced later). In previous years, selected papers from EDOC have been published in Springer's Information Systems Frontiers (ISF), Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), and International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems (IJCIS). Additionally, selected papers will be considered for publication of an extended version in a volume of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) under the title "Trends in Enterprise Application Architecture".


Paper abstract submission: 10 March 2010
Full paper submission due: 17 March 2010
Paper acceptance notification: 28 May 2010
Camera-ready papers due: 16 June 2010

Joint Conference on Digital Libraries JCDL 2010

Joint Conference on Digital Libraries JCDL 2010

June 21-25, 2010 Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.



The ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) is the major international research forum focused on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries", including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, distributing, and evaluating digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing. Digital libraries are distinguished from information retrieval systems because they include more types of media, provide additional functionality and services, and include other stages of the information life cycle, from creation through use. Digital libraries can also be viewed as an extension of the services libraries currently provide.

The theme of JCL 2010 is “Digital Libraries – 10 years past, 10 years forward, a 2020 vision”. This theme reflects the fact that the context in which digital libraries were originally conceived has significantly changed in the context of new information models embodied in Web 2.0 and popular social networking applications. In this spirit, we are especially interested in papers that address and demonstrate new models of collaborative, participatory information interaction increasingly ubiquitous in the Web 2.0 context.

JCDL 2010 invites submissions of papers and proposals for posters, demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops that will make the conference an exciting and creative event to attend. As always, the conference welcomes contributions from all the fields that intersect to enable Digital Libraries. Topics include, but are not limited to:

· Collaborative and participatory information environments

· Cyberinfrastructure architectures, applications, and deployments

· Data mining/extraction of structure from networked information

· Digital library and Web Science curriculum development

· Evaluation of online information environments

· Impact and evaluation of digital information in education

· Information policy and copyright law

· Personal digital information management

· Retrieval and browsing

· Social networks and networked information

· Social-technical perspectives of digital information

· Studies of human factors in networked information

· Systems, algorithms, and models for data preservation

· Theoretical models of information interaction and organization

· Visualization of large-scale information environments

Important Dates

· All papers are due Monday, January 25, 2010 at 5 PM EST.
· Demonstration submissions are due Monday, February 1, 2010 at 5 PM EST.
· Tutorial proposals are due Monday, February 1, 2010 at 5 PM EST.
· Poster submissions are due Monday, February 8, 2010 at 5 PM EST.
· Workshop proposals are due Monday, February 15, 2010 at 5 PM EST.
· Notification of acceptance to authors by March 15, 2010.
· Doctoral consortium abstracts are due Wednesday, March 31, 2010.

Submission and Formatting Instructions are available at:


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ITI summer undergrad internships: apply by 2/1/10

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



applications due February 1, 2010

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The Information Trust Institute (ITI), a national leader in combining research and education with industrial outreach in trustworthy and secure information systems, invites undergraduates to apply for Undergraduate Research Internship awards for Summer 2010. Selected students will be supervised by ITI researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who are leading experts in a number of information trust, information assurance, and cyber security research areas.

Interns will work for 40 hours a week, including attendance at two weekly seminars. One of the weekly seminars will be a technical presentation from a University of Illinois faculty member; the other will be a presentation on ethics in the responsible conduct of information technology research and development. Other enrichment events will include sessions on preparing for graduate study and pursuing careers in engineering and computing. At the conclusion of the internship, each intern will present the summer's work at a poster session and write a technical paper describing his or her research accomplishments.

All interns will receive stipends and housing. For some students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, that support will be provided by National Science Foundation "Research Experiences for Undergraduates" (REU) site funding.

The duration of the internships will be 8-10 weeks. The main program will run from June 1 to July 30; if those dates conflict with your academic calendar, and your ITI faculty mentor agrees to accommodate different dates, other start and end dates may be considered. State your constraints in the application.

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Applicants should be undergraduate students at any university, in their second or third year, who have completed some technical course work in computing. Students who have completed the third (junior) year are preferred. Both U.S. and international students are welcome to apply.

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Please visit the ITI intern program site, www.iti.illinois.edu/2010interns, for a current list of professors who would like to sponsor students this summer, and for more information to help you choose which faculty members you are interested in working with.

ITI faculty are working in a broad range of areas related to the creation of computer systems, software, and networks that society can depend on to be trustworthy, that is, secure, dependable (reliable and available), correct, safe, private, and survivable. Instead of concentrating on narrow and focused technical solutions, ITI aims to create a new paradigm for designing trustworthy systems from the ground up and validating systems that are intended to be trustworthy. ITI conducts research both on underlying technologies and on a variety of application areas, including electric power, financial systems, defense, and homeland security, among others.

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Please apply at www.iti.illinois.edu/2010interns no later than Monday, February 1, 2010. Applicants will be notified of the status of their applications by mid-March 2010.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Students who are women and/or members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Visit the website, www.iti.illinois.edu/2010interns. If you can't find an answer to your question there, contact:

Dr. Masooda Bashir
ITI Assistant Director for Social Trust Initiatives


This program is supported by the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program of the National Science Foundation under Grant CNS-0851957.

ITI is a campus-wide interdisciplinary unit, led by the College of Engineering, that is fostering excellence in information trust and security. www.iti.illinois.edu

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