[Bioforum] Call For Papers: WORLDCOMP'08 - Computer Science and Engineering Conferences, USA, July 2008.

Hamid R. Arabnia via bioforum%40net.bio.net (by hra from pixel.cviog.uga.edu)
Mon Dec 17 11:52:25 EST 2007


Dear Colleagues:

Please disseminate the following announcement to those who may
be interested.  I would be grateful.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Thank you,
Hamid
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                       CALL  FOR  PAPERS
                             and
                  Call For Workshop Proposals

                         WORLDCOMP'08
          The 2008 World Congress in Computer Science,
          Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
               July 14-17, 2008, Las Vegas, USA

              (composed of 25 Joint Conferences)

ACADEMIC SPONSORS: Research labs at Harvard University, UCLA,
Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Texas at Austin,
University of Iowa, and others (see below).

You are invited to submit a paper (and/or a proposal to organize
a session/workshop).  All accepted papers will be published in the
respective conference proceedings.

The 2008 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering,
and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP'08) is composed of the following
25 conferences (all will be held simultaneously, same location
and dates: July 14-17, 2008, USA):

o BIOCOMP'08: The 2008 International Conference on Bioinformatics
  and Computational Biology

o CDES'08: The 2008 International Conference on Computer Design

o CGVR'08: The 2008 International Conference on Computer Graphics
  and Virtual Reality

o CIC'08: The 2008 International Conference on Communications in
  Computing

o CSC'08: The 2008 International Conference on Scientific Computing

o DMIN'08: The 2008 International Conference on Data Mining

o EEE'08: The 2008 International Conference on e-Learning,
  e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government

o ERSA'08: The 2008 International Conference on Engineering of
  Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms

o ESA'08: The 2008 International Conference on Embedded Systems
  and Applications

o FCS'08: The 2008 International Conference on Foundations of
  Computer Science

o FECS'08: The 2008 International Conference on Frontiers in
  Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering

o GCA'08: The 2008 International Conference on Grid Computing and
  Applications

o GEM'08: The 2008 International Conference on Genetic and
  Evolutionary Methods

o ICAI'08: The 2008 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

o ICOMP'08: The 2008 International Conference on Internet Computing

o ICWN'08: The 2008 International Conference on Wireless Networks

o IKE'08: The 2008 International Conference on Information and
  Knowledge Engineering

o IPCV'08: The 2008 International Conference on Image Processing,
  Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition

o ITSL'08: The 2008 International Conference on Information Theory
  and Statistical Learning

o MLMTA'08: The 2008 International Conference on Machine Learning;
  Models, Technologies and Applications

o MSV'08: The 2008 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation
  and Visualization Methods

o PDPTA'08: The 2008 International Conference on Parallel and
  Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications

o SAM'08: The 2008 International Conference on Security and Management

o SERP'08: The 2008 International Conference on Software Engineering
  Research and Practice

o SWWS'08: The 2008 International Conference on Semantic Web and
  Web Services

(a link to each conference's URL can be found at
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org)

General Co-Chair and Coordinator:

   H. R. Arabnia, PhD
   Professor, Computer Science
   Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer)
   Vice President, Int'l Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine
   The University of Georgia
   Department of Computer Science
   415 Graduate Studies Research Center
   Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, USA

   Tel: (706) 542-3480
   Fax: (706) 542-2966
   E-mail: hra from cs.uga.edu

PURPOSE / HISTORY:

   This set of joint conferences is the largest annual gathering of
   researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied
   computing.  Many of the 25 joint conferences in WORLDCOMP are the
   premier conferences for presentation of advances in their respective
   fields.  We anticipate to have 2,600 or more attendees from over 80
   countries participating in the 2008 joint conferences.

   The motivation is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research
   conferences into a coordinated research meeting held in a common
   place at a common time.  The main goal is to provide a forum for
   exchange of ideas in a number of research areas that interact.  The
   model used to form these annual conferences facilitates communication
   among researchers from all over the world in different fields of
   computer science, computer engineering and applied computing.  Both
   inward research (core areas of computer science and engineering) and
   outward research (multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, and
   applications) will be covered during the conferences.

   WORLCOMP'08 will be composed of research presentations, keynote
   lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and
   poster presentations.  In recent past, keynote and/or tutorial speakers
   included: Prof. Michael J. Flynn (Stanford U.); Prof. John H. Holland
   (U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor); Prof. H. J. Siegel (Colorado State U.);
   Prof. Barry Vercoe (MIT); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (U. of California,
   Berkeley); Prof. David Cheriton (Stanford U.), Prof. A. K. Dunker
   (Indiana U. and Purdue U.); Prof. Jun Liu (Harvard U.); Dr. Jim Gettys
   (developer of X Window, ...); Dr. Chris Rowen (President and CEO,
   Tensilica, Inc.); and many other distinguished speakers.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

   Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft paper
   (about 5 to 7 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12) to
   H. R. Arabnia by Feb. 25, 2008. email submissions in MS document
   or PDF formats are preferable (Fax or postal submissions are also
   fine.)  All reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later,
   the authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular
   typesetting format to prepare their papers for publication.)

   The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited
   to 7 (IEEE style) pages.  Papers must not have been previously
   published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.  The
   first page of the draft paper should include: title of the paper,
   name, affiliation, postal address, email address, and telephone
   number for each author.  The first page should also identify the
   name of the Contact Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that
   would best represent the content of the paper.  Finally, the name
   of the conference that the paper is being submitted to must be
   stated on the first page.

   Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity,
   impact, and soundness.  Each paper will be refereed by two experts
   in the field who are independent of the conference program committee.
   The referees' evaluations will then be reviewed by two members of
   the program committee who will recommend a decision to the chair of
   the track that the paper has been submitted to.  The chair will make
   the final decision.  Lastly, the Camera-Ready papers will be reviewed
   by one member of the program committee.

PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS:

   Each session will have at least 6 paper presentations from
   different authors (12 papers in the case of workshops).  The
   session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
   sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ...
   The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors in
   the conference proceedings and on the cover of the books.

   Proposals to organize sessions should include the following
   information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, title of
   session, a 100-word description of the topic of the session,
   the name of the conference the session is submitted for
   consideration, and a short description on how the session will
   be advertised (in most cases, session proposers solicit papers
   from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the
   session proposer).  email your proposal to H. R. Arabnia (address
   is given above).  We would like to receive the proposals by
   January 16, 2008.

IMPORTANT DATES:

   Jan.  16, 2008:    Proposals for organizing/chairing sessions/workshops
   Feb.  25, 2008:    Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
   March 25, 2008:    Notification of acceptance
   April 25, 2008:    Camera-Ready papers and Registration due
   July 14-17, 2008:  The 2008 World Congress in Computer Science,
                      Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
                      (WORLDCOMP'08 - 25 joint conferences)

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

   The Program Committee includes members of chapters of World Academy
   of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific computing; AI;
   imaging science; databases; simulation; software engineering;
   embedded systems; internet and web technologies; communications;
   computer security; and bioinformatics.) The Program Committee for
   individual conferences is currently being formed.  Those interested
   in joining the Program Committee should email H. R. Arabnia
   (hra from cs.uga.edu) the following information: Name, affiliation
   and position, complete mailing address, email address, a short
   biography together with research interests and the name of the
   conference offering to help with.
   Many who have already joined the committees of individual tracks
   are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and
   practitioners of the highest ranks; many are directors of research
   laboratories, fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of
   departments, deans and provosts.

LOCATION OF CONFERENCES:

   The conferences will be held in the Monte Carlo hotel, Las Vegas,
   Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels).  This is
   a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000
   rooms.  It is minutes from the airport with 24-hour shuttle
   service to and from the airport.  This hotel has many recreational
   attractions, including: waterfalls, spa, pools, sunning decks, Easy
   River, wave pool, lighted tennis courts, health spa, nightly shows,
   a number of restaurants, ...  The negotiated room rate for
   conference attendees is very reasonable.  The hotel is within
   walking distance from most other attractions (recreational
   destinations, Golf courses, ...)

SPONSORS: (this is a partial list)

   Academic Co-sponsors include:
   - Computational Biology and Functional Genomics Laboratory,
     Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
     http://compbio.dfci.harvard.edu/
   - Horvath Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
     http://www.genetics.ucla.edu/labs/horvath/CoexpressionNetwork/
   - BioMedical Informatics & Bio-Imaging Laboratory, Georgia Institute
     of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
     http://www.bio-miblab.org/
   - Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Laboratory, University of
     Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
     http://www.ideal.ece.utexas.edu/
   - Center for the Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics,
     Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
     http://opal.biology.gatech.edu/GeneMark/
   - Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, Department of Radiology,
     College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
     http://www.uiowa.edu/~hri/
   - Medical Image HPC & Informatics Lab (MiHi Lab), University of Iowa,
     Iowa, USA
     http://www.uiowa.edu/mihpclab/
   - The University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
     http://www.und.edu
   - International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine
     http://www.isibm.org/
   - Institute for Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of
     Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
   Other Co-sponsors:
   - NIIT Technologies
     http://www.niit-tech.com/
   - High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano)
     http://www.hpcnano.org
   - International Technology Institute (ITI)
     http://www.itiworld.org/
   - GridToday
     http://www.gridtoday.com/gridtoday.html
   - HPCwire
     http://www.hpcwire.com/
   - Hodges' Health (H2CM), UK
     http://www.p-jones.demon.co.uk

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