[Bioforum] Call For Papers: Extended deadline: March 23 - WORLDCOMP'08 Congress (CS and CE Conferences - July 2008, USA)

Hamid R. Arabnia via bioforum%40net.bio.net (by hra from pixel.cviog.uga.edu)
Thu Mar 13 19:17:44 EST 2008

        Extended Paper Submission Deadline: March 23, 2008

                       Call  For  Papers

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


Academic Sponsors include research labs at: Harvard University, MIT,
UCLA, George Mason University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University
of Texas at Austin, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Emory University, University
of North Dakota, PSU/Saudi, Russian Academy of Sciences, European Union
at Institute of Discrete Mathematics, and others (see below).  Corporate
sponsors include Google, Salford Systems, and NIIT.

You are invited to submit a paper for consideration.  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) will be held in Las Vegas, USA,
July 14-17, 2008.  It is composed of the following conferences (all will
be held simultaneously, same location and dates):

    GCA'08:     Grid Computing & Applications
    PDPTA'08:   Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques & Applications
    CDES'08:    Computer Design
    ESA'08:     Embedded Systems & Applications
    CGVR'08:    Computer Graphics & Virtual Reality
    ICOMP'08:   Internet Computing
    SWWS'08:    Semantic Web & Web Services
    GEM'08:     Genetic & Evolutionary Methods
    CSC'08:     Scientific Computing
    FCS'08:     Foundations of Computer Science
    EEE'08:     e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems,
                & e-Government
    FECS'08:    Frontiers in Education: Computer Science & Computer
    ICAI'08:    Artificial Intelligence
    ICWN'08:    Wireless Networks
    IKE'08:     Information & Knowledge Engineering
    IPCV'08:    Image Processing, Computer Vision, & Pattern Recognition
    BIOCOMP'08: Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
    MLMTA'08:   Machine Learning; Models, Technologies & Applications
    MSV'08:     Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Methods
    SAM'08:     Security & Management
    SERP'08:    Software Engineering Research & Practice
    ITSL'08:    Information Theory & Statistical Learning
    DMIN'08:    Data Mining
    ERSA'08:    Engineering of Reconfigurable Systems & Algorithms
    CIC'08:     Communications in Computing

(a link to each conference's URL can be found at


   WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer
   science, computer engineering and applied computing.  In 2007, the
   congress attracted over 2,000 scientists and researchers, including 148
   sponsored students.  For 2008, we anticipate to have about 2,400
   attendees from over 80 countries.

   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.


   Prof. David A. Patterson
       University of California at Berkeley, California, USA
       Member, National Academy of Engineering
       Member, National Academy of Sciences
       Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and AAAS
       Shared (with John Hennessy) the IEEE John von Neumann Medal

   Prof. Ophir Frieder
       Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
       The Royden B. Davis, SJ, Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies at
       Georgetown University,
       IITRI Chair Professor of Computer Science at Illinois Institute
       of Technology,
       Director, Information Retrieval lab (IIT)
       Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and AAAS

   (in addition to the above, there will be 30+ keynotes and invited lectures.)


   Prof. H. J. Siegel
       Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
       Abell Endowed Chair Distinguished Professor of ECE
       Professor of Computer Science
       Director, CSU Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC)
       Fellow of IEEE and ACM

   (in addition to the above, there will also be 11 planned other tutorials).


   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 ( hra from cs.uga.edu ) by March 23, 2008. email submissions
   in MS document or PDF formats are preferable.  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.


   March 23, 2008:    Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
   April 17, 2008:    Notification of acceptance
   May 3, 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)


   Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia
   Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer)
   The University of Georgia
   Department of Computer Science
   415 Graduate Studies Research Center
   Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, USA

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


   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: 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.

SPONSORS: (this is a partial list)

   Academic/Technical Co-Sponsors: (a partial list)

   -->  Computational Biology and Functional Genomics Laboratory,
        Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
   -->  International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine
   -->  Horvath Lab., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
   -->  Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota, USA
   -->  Functional Genomics Laboratory, University of Illinois at
        Urbana-Champaign, USA
   -->  BioMedical Informatics & Bio-Imaging Laboratory, Georgia Institute
        of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
   -->  Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Laboratory, University
        of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
   -->  Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory, HST of Harvard University and
        MIT, USA
   -->  Center for the Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics,
        Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
   -->  Harvard Statistical Genomics and Computational Laboratory,
        Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
   -->  Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Program
        George Mason University, Virginia, USA
   -->  Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, Department of Radiology,
        College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
   -->  Medical Image HPC & Informatics Lab (MiHi Lab),
        University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
   -->  The University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
   -->  PSU - Prince Sultan University
   -->  Institute for Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of
        Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
   -->  NEMO/European Union at Institute of Discrete Mathematics and
        Geometry, TU Vienna

   Corporate Co-Sponsors: (a partial list)

   -->  Google, Inc.
   -->  Salford Systems
   -->  NIIT Technologies

   Other Co-Sponsors: (a partial list)

   -->  High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano)
   -->  International Technology Institute (ITI)
   -->  GridToday - enewsletter focused on Grid, SOA, Virtualization,
        Storage, Networking and Service-Oriented IT
   -->  HPCwire - The Leading Source for Global News and Information
        Covering the Ecosystem of High Productivity Computing
   -->  Hodges' Health (H2CM), UK

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