14 Int'l Joint Conferences in Computer Science & Engineering; Las Vegas, June 24-27, 2002

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                     C A L L F O R P A P E R S
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         The 2002 International Multiconferences in Computer Science
                  (14 Joint Int'l Conferences/Workshops)

                Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
                           June 24-27, 2002

    Dear Colleagues:

    You are invited to submit a draft paper (see instructions below)
    and/or a proposal to organize a technical session. All accepted
    papers will be published in the respective conference proceedings.
    The names of technical session organizers/chairs will appear
    on the cover of the proceedings/books as associate editors.

    Any help in distributing this announcement would be most appreciated.

    The fourteen conferences are:

    1. The 2002 International Conference on Parallel and
        Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications
        (PDPTA'02: June 24-27, 2002, Las Vegas, USA)

    2. The 2002 International Conference on Imaging Science,
        Systems, and Technology
        (CISST'02: June 24-27, 2002, Las Vegas, USA)

    3. The 2002 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
        (IC-AI'02: June 24-27, 2002, Las Vegas, USA)

    4. The 2002 International Conference on Internet Computing
        (IC'02: June 24-27, 2002, Las Vegas, USA)

    5. The 2002 International Conference on Mathematics and
        Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences
        (METMBS'02: June 24-27, 2002, Las Vegas, USA)

    6. The 2002 International Conference on Communications in
        Computing
        (CIC'02: June 24-27, 2002, Las Vegas, USA)

    7. The 2002 International Conference on Engineering of
        Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms
        (ERSA'02: June 24-27, 2002, Las Vegas, USA)

    8. The 2002 International Conference on VLSI
        (VLSI'02: June 24-27, 2002, Las Vegas, USA)

    9. The 2002 International Conference on Information and
        Knowledge Engineering
        (IKE'02: June 24-27, 2002, Las Vegas, USA)

    10. International Workshop on Computational Models of Scientific
        Reasoning and Applications
        (CMSRA'02: June 24-27, 2002, Las Vegas, USA)

    11. The 2002 International Conference on Machine Learning and
        Applications
        (ICMLA'02: June 24-27, 2002, Las Vegas, USA)

    12. The 2002 International Conference on Wireless Networks
        (ICWN'02: June 24-27, 2002, Las Vegas, USA)

    13. The 2002 International Conference on Software Engineering
        Research and Practice
        (SERP'02: June 24-27, 2002, Las Vegas, USA)

    14. The 2002 International Conference on Security and Management
        (SAM'02: June 24-27, 2002, Las Vegas, USA)

    (a link to each conference's URL is available
    from http://www.ashland.edu/~iajwa/conferences)

    Please regard this announcement as General Guidelines.
    You are requested to send your submission to the Multiconferences
    chair whose address appears below.

    CONFERENCES CONTACT:

        H. R. Arabnia, Ph.D.
        Chair, The 2002 Int'l Multiconferences in Computer Science
        The University of Georgia
        Department of Computer Science
        415 Graduate Studies Research Center
        Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, U.S.A.

        Tel: (706) 542-3480
        Fax: (706) 542-2966
        email: hra@cs.uga.edu

    HISTORY:

          The International Multiconferences in Computer Science
          is a major annual international research event.
          The last Multiconferences attracted over 1400 computer
          science researchers. It is anticipated that The 2002
          International Multiconferences will attract about 2000
          participants. The 2002 event will be composed of 14
          (planned) international conferences - attendees will have
          full access to all 14 conferences' sessions and tracks.

    SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

          Prospective authors are invited to submit three copies
          of their draft paper (about 5 pages - single spaced and
          font size of 10 to 12) to H. R. Arabnia by the due date
          (who may be forwarding the papers to respective conference
          chairs/committees).
          E-mail and Fax submissions are also acceptable.
          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,
          E-mail address, telephone number, and Fax number for
          each author. The first page should also include the
          name of the author who will be presenting the paper
          (if accepted) and a maximum of 5 keywords.

    PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING TECHNICAL SESSIONS:

          Each technical session will have at least 6 paper
          presentations. 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 on the cover of
          the conference proceedings. After the conference, some
          sessions will be considered for publication in relevant
          journals as Special Issues with the session proposer as
          the Guest Editor of the journal.

          Proposals to organize technical sessions should include
          the following information: name and address (+ E-mail)
          of proposer, title of session, a 100-word description of
          the topic of the session, 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).
          Mail your proposal to H. R. Arabnia; E-mail submissions
          are preferred.

    EVALUATION PROCESS (General):

          Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance,
          clarity, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by
          two researchers in the topical area. The Camera-Ready
          papers will be reviewed by one person.

    PUBLICATION:

          The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA
          Press (ISBN) in hardcopy. The proceedings will be available
          at the conference. Some accepted papers will also be
          considered for journal publication (soon after the
          conference). (In addition to the hardcopy, it is also
          planned to publish the papers on a CD.)
          All conference proceedings published by CSREA Press are
          considered for inclusion in major database indexes that are
          designed to provide easy access to the current literature of
          the sciences (database examples: ISI Thomson Scientific,
          IEE INSPEC, ...).

    ORGANIZERS/SPONSORS:

          A number of university faculty members and their staff
          in cooperation with the Monte Carlo Resort (Conference
          Division, Las Vegas ), will be organizing the conferences.
          The conferences will be sponsored by World Academy of
          Sciences and co-sponsored by Computer Science Research,
          Education, & Applications Press (CSREA: USA Federal
          EIN # 58-2171953) together with research centers,
          international associations, international research groups,
          and developers of high-performance machines and systems.
          The complete list of sponsors and co-sponsors will be
          available at a later time.
          (Previous conferences' sponsors included: CSREA,
          the National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the
          Environment - DOE, The International Association for
          Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, The International
          Technology Institute (ITI), The Java High Performance
          Computing research group, World Scientific and Engineering
          Society, Sundance Digital Signal Processing Inc., the
          Computer Vision Research and Applications Tech., The Korea
          Information Processing Society (KIPS), Information Processing
          Society of Japan (SIGMPS/IPSJ), ...)

    LOCATION OF CONFERENCES:

          The conferences will be held in the Monte Carlo Resort
          hotel Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (with any overflows at
          other near-by hotels). The Monte Carlo Resort is a mega
          hotel with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000
          rooms. The hotel is minutes from the Las Vegas airport
          with 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport.
          This hotel has many vacation and recreational attractions,
          including: waterfalls, casino, spa, pools & kiddie pools,
          sunning decks, Easy River water ride, wave pool with
          cascades, lighted tennis courts, health spa (with workout
          equipment, whirlpool, sauna, ...), arcade virtual reality
          game rooms, nightly shows, snack bars, a number of
          restaurants, shopping area, bars, ... Many of these
          attractions are open 24 hours a day and most are suitable for
          families and children. The negotiated hotel's room rate
          for conference attendees is very reasonable (79USD + tax)
          per night (no extra charge for double occupancy) for the
          duration of the conference.
          The hotel is within walking distance from most other
          Las Vegas attractions (major shopping areas, recreational
          destinations, fine dining and night clubs, free street
          shows, ...).
          For the benefit of our international colleagues: the
          state of Nevada neighbors with the states of California,
          Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona. Las Vegas is only a
          few driving hours away from other major cities, including:
          Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, ...

    EXHIBITION:

          An exhibition is planned for the duration of the conferences.
          Interested parties should contact H. R. Arabnia (address is
          given below). All exhibitors will be considered to be the
          co-sponsors of the conferences.

    IMPORTANT DATES:

          Feb. 22, 2002 (Friday): Draft papers (about 5 pages) due
          March 21, 2002 (Thursday): Notification of acceptance
          April 22, 2002 (Monday): Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
          June 24-27, 2002: All 14 Int'l Conferences:
                                      PDPTA'02 + CISST'02 + IC-AI'02
                                      + IC'02 + METMBS'02 + CIC'02 + ERSA'02
                                      + VLSI'02 + IKE'02 + CMSRA'02
                                      + ICMLA'02 + ICWN'02 + SERP'02 + SAM'02

          Proposals to organize technical sessions should be submitted
          as soon as possible.

    MEMBERS OF PROGRAM & ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

          The Program Committees are currently being formed. Those
          interested in joining the Program Committees should email
          H. R. Arabnia (hra@cs.uga.edu) the following information:
          Name, affiliation and position, complete mailing address,
          email address, tel/fax numbers, name of the conference offering
          to help with, a short biography together with research interests.

    SCOPE OF PDPTA'02 (Topics of interest include, but are not limited to):
        (The 2002 International Conference on Parallel and
         Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications)

         O Parallel/Distributed applications:
            Numerical computations/methods, neural networks and
            fuzzy logic, medicine, remote sensing, GIS, computer
            vision, computer graphics and virtual reality,
            parallel/distributed databases, banking, financial
            markets, ...
         O Parallel/Distributed architectures:
            Clusters and parallel systems of various topologies,
            supercomputers, shared memory, distributed memory,
            general- and special-purpose architectures,
            instructional level parallelism, ...
         O Building block processors:
            Applications of processors that can be used as basic
            building blocks for multicomputer systems.
         O Networks and Interconnection networks:
            Scalable networks, Reconfigurable networks, routing
            issues, general-purpose network performance for
            distributed applications, network protocols, ATM-based
            systems, internet technology, Optical interconnections
            and computing, ...
         O Reliability and fault-tolerance:
            Software and hardware fault-tolerance (system- and
            application-level), fault diagnosis, fault-tolerance
            measurement.
         O Performance analysis, evaluation, prediction, ...
         O Real-time and embedded systems:
            Small-scale parallel systems for high-performance
            control, data acquisition, and analysis; configuration,
            routing, scheduling, performance guarantees.
         O Parallel/Distributed algorithms:
            Algorithms exploiting clusters and general-purpose
            distributed and parallel systems, new vector/pipeline
            issues, shared memory, distributed memory,
            virtual memory, ...
         O Mobile computation and communication.
         O Object Oriented Technology and related issues.
         O Multimedia Communications, Systems, and Applications:
            High-speed networking, multimedia architectures and
            protocols, multimedia applications, quality of service
            support, operating system and networking support,
            internet tools and applications, audio/video delivery
            over the internet, ...
         O Software tools and environments for parallel and
            distributed platforms: Operating systems, compilers,
            languages, debuggers, monitoring tools, software
            engineering on parallel/distributed systems, ...
         O High-performance computing in Computational Science:
            Intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
            programs and applications.
         O Information and data fusion.
         O Petri Nets: theory, analysis, tools and applications
         O Web-based simulation and computing.
         O Education: parallel and distributed processing in
            computer science curriculum (both graduate and
            undergraduate levels.)
         O Recent history (last decade) of parallel/distributed
            processing and what to expect during the next decade
            if history repeats itself; New horizons.
         O Other aspects and applications relating to
            high-performance computations.

    SCOPE OF CISST'02 (Topics of interest include, but are not limited to):
        (The 2002 International Conference on Imaging Science,
         Systems, and Technology)

         O Image generation, acquisition, and processing
         O Image display techniques
         O Image data structures and databases
         O Convergence of imaging media (video and computer)
         O Virtual reality
         O Image compression, coding, and encryption
         O Multimedia / Applications
         O Tools for multimedia production and services
         O Digital imaging for film and television
         O Visualization
         O Scene and object modeling
         O Knowledge acquisition
         O Visual inspection
         O Document image understanding
         O Image algebra
         O Optical image processing systems
         O Mathematical morphology
         O Architecture of imaging and vision systems (including
            parallel architectures and algorithms)
         O Neural network techniques and fuzzy logic
         O Performance analysis and evaluation
         O Software tools and environments for imaging
         O Animation
         O Geometric modeling and Fractals
         O CAD/CAM systems
         O Rendering techniques
         O Applications including: medicine, robotic, GIS,
            remote sensing, industrial inspection (or machine vision),
            nondestructive evaluation (or NDE), ...
         O Multi-resolution and multi-spectral image processing
         O Image sequence processing
         O Information fusion
         O Other aspects and applications relating to imaging science

    SCOPE OF IC-AI'02 (Topics of interest include, but are not limited to):
       (The 2002 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence)

         O Intelligent Information Systems
         O Intelligent Software Engineering
         O Intelligent Agents
         O Intelligent Networks
         O Intelligent Databases
         O Brain Models
         O Evolutionary Algorithms
         O Data mining
         O Reasoning Strategies
         O Automated Problem Solving
         O Distributed AI Algorithms and Techniques
         O Distributed AI Systems and Architectures
         O Expert Systems
         O Fuzzy Logic
         O Genetic Algorithms
         O Heuristic Searching
         O Knowledge Acquisition
         O Knowledge Discovery
         O Knowledge Representation
         O Knowledge-Intensive Problem Solving Techniques
         O Languages and Programming Techniques for AI
         O Software Tools for AI
         O Natural Language Processing
         O Neural Networks and Applications
         O Multisource Information Fusion: Theory and Applications
         O Multisource-Multisensor Data Fusion
         O Learning and Adaptive Sensor Fusion
         O Multisensor Data Fusion Using Neural and Fuzzy Techniques
         O Integration of AI with other Technologies
         O Evaluation of AI Tools
         O Evolutionary Computation
         O Social Impact of AI
         O Applications - Computer Vision
         O Applications - Signal Processing
         O Applications - Military
         O Applications - Surveillance
         O Applications - Robotics
         O Applications - Medicine
         O Applications - Pattern Recognition
         O Applications - Face Recognition
         O Applications - Finger Print Recognition
         O Applications - Finance and Marketing
         O Applications - Stock Market
         O Applications - Education
         O Emerging Applications

    SCOPE OF IC'02 (Topics of interest include, but are not limited to):
        (The 2002 International Conference on Internet Computing)

         O Web based computing
         O Network Management
         O Design and Analysis of Internet Protocols
         O Network Architectures
         O Performance Evaluation of the Internet
         O Network Computing
         O Network Operating Systems
         O Quality of Service
         O Resource Management and Location
         O Wide Area Consistency
         O Internet Security
         O Internet Applications and Appliances
         O Electronic Commerce
         O The WWW and Intranets
         O Metacomputing
         O Grid based Computing and Tools
         O Languages for Distributed Programming
         O Cooperative Applications
         O Tele-Medical and other applications
         O Internet Telephony
         O Mobile Computing
         O Educational Applications
         O Digital Libraries/Digital Image Collections
         O Web Interfaces to Databases
         O User-interface/Multimedia/Video/Audio/User Interaction
         O Markup Languages/HTML/XML/VRML
         O Java Applications on Internet
         O Alternative Web lifestyles, role-playing, chat, ...
         O Caching Algorithms for the Internet
         O Traffic Models & Statistics
         O Server Space/Web Server Performance
         O Web Monitoring
         O Web Documents Management
         O Web Site Design and Coordination
         O Other aspects & applications relating to internet-based computing

    SCOPE OF METMBS'02 (Topics of interest include, but are not limited to):
       (The 2002 International Conference on Mathematics and
        Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences)

         O Data mining in medicine and biological sciences
         O Pattern recognition in medicine and biological sciences
         O Signal processing in medicine and biological sciences
            (e.g. biomedical signal processing, ...)
         O Image processing in medicine and biological sciences
            (e.g. biomedical image processing, biomedical imaging, ...)
         O Medical decision-making
         O Medical Physics
         O Biomedical Engineering
         O Biomedical Electronics
         O Biosignal interpretation
         O Any application of computers in Medicine and biological
            sciences (protein structure-function analysis, drug and
            protein design, molecular modeling and simulation, ...)
         O Application of information technology in biomedicine
            (e.g. medical database management, information retrieval and
            use of computers in hospitals)
         O Application of Computational Intelligence (artificial
            neural networks, fuzzy logic, and evolutionary computing)
            in medicine and biological sciences
         O Medical and bio-computing
         O Computer-based medical systems (automation in medicine, ...)
         O Recent history (1990-2001) of Mathematics and engineering
            techniques in medicine and biological sciences, and what to
            expect during the next decade (2001-2010); New horizons.
            Review articles)
         O Other aspects and applications relating to technological
            advancements in medicine and biological sciences

    SCOPE OF CIC'02 (Topics of interest include, but are not limited to):
        (The 2002 International Conference on Communications in Computing)

         O High Performance Applications (e.g. scientific,
            commercial, ...)
         O Distributed Systems and Advanced Applications (e.g. multimedia,
            cooperative systems)
         O Grid computing
         O Scalable and Interoperable Systems and Associated Standards
         O Software Systems (e.g. operating system support, middleware,
            environments, tools, distributed objects)
         O Architecture (e.g. VLSI, SIMD, MIMD, vector, systolic,
            reconfigurable, special-purpose)
         O Interconnection networks (e.g. bus-based, optical)
         O ATM based networks
         O Communications (e.g. routing, wireless, mobile)
         O Visualization (e.g. scientific visualization, debugging
            and load balancing tools)
         O Photonics and Optical Computing
         O Performance Issues (e.g. benchmarks, performance measurement,
            evaluation and prediction)
         O Modeling and Simulation of High Performance Systems
         O Advanced Compilation Techniques (e.g. parallelizing compilers)
         O Programming Languages for Parallel and other High Performance
            Computing Environments
         O Parallel/Distributed/Vector Algorithms
         O Reliability and Fault Tolerance
         O Embedded and Real Time Systems
         O Digital Signal Processing
         O Neural Computing, Genetic Algorithms
         O Issues in High Performance Computing (e.g. evolving paradigms,
            grand challenge problems)
         O Internet & web based processing, E-commerce, telecommunication
            network, cluster-based computing

    SCOPE OF ERSA'02 (Topics of interest include, but are not limited to):
        (The 2002 International Conference on Engineering of
         Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms)

         O Theory, Mapping and Parallelization.
            Mapping algorithms into hardware, space-time mapping and
            synthesis of regular arrays, IP based methods, dataflow and
            functional programming approaches, formal methods using
            logical specification and verification, developing correct
            circuits, the impact of reconfigurable hardware architectures
            onto algorithm parallelization, biologically inspired
            methods etc.
         O System Architectures, Aspects and Evaluation.
            Complex systems using reconfigurable processors,
            application-tailored reconfigurable Systems-on-Chip (SoC),
            architectures of SoCs, adaptive and evolvable systems, rapid
            system prototyping, ...
         O CAD: Specification, Partitioning and Synthesis.
            Hardware compilation, hardware/software codesign, IP-based
            specification and mapping methods for reconfigurable systems,
            object oriented models and mapping methods, hardware
            description languages, design environments and interfaces, ...
         O Reconfigurable Hardware Architectures.
            Dynamically reconfigurable hardware architectures,
            reconfigurable processor architectures, compiled accelerators,
            performance evaluation of reconfigurable SoCs,
            application-specific communication interfaces of reconfigurable
            SoCs, low power evaluation and optimization of reconfigurable
            systems, fault-tolerance using reconfigurable hardware,
            trade-offs measurements, ...
         O Algorithms and Optimization.
            Newly developed algorithms for efficient implementation on
            reconfigurable systems, in hardware, in space and time,
            algorithms for design optimization, ...
         O Applications.
            Possible applications areas of interest include, but are
            not limited to: Classical image and signal processing - digital
            filters, edge and line detection, morphological operators,
            motion and stereo estimation, discrete transformations,
            linear algebra, radar systems, object recognition, ...
            Multimedia and virtual reality - telecommunication, data
            compression, video imaging, image databases, computational
            geometry and computer graphics, software radio, digital
            libraries, genetic databases, ...
            Automotive industry - lane detection and obstacle detection,
            vehicle guidance, traffic systems, object recognition,
            navigation of robots, ...
            Security systems - object recognition and tracking, cryptology,
            Internet and security, ...

    SCOPE OF VLSI'02 (Topics of interest include, but are not limited to):
       (The 2002 International Conference on VLSI)

         O Quantum Computing
         O Nanoelectronics
         O Molecular and Biological Computing
         O MEMS
         O Circuits and Systems
         O Novel Design and Methodologies
         O System-on-a-Chip: Design and Methodology
         O Low Power VLSI System Design
         O Complexity Issues
         O Simulation Tools
         O Algorithm Design Approaches (AI, Genetic, ...)
         O High-Level Design Methodologies
         O ASIC Architectures
         O Reconfigurable Systems Design
         O Novel Devices and Circuits
         O Emerging Trends
         O High-Performance Circuits
         O Reusable Architectures
         O Test and Verification
         O Synthesis
         O Mixed-Signal Design and Analysis
         O Electrical/Packaging Designs and Co-Designs
         O Applications (all applications will be considered)

    SCOPE OF IKE'02 (Topics of interest include, but are not limited to):
        (The 2002 International Conference on Information and
         Knowledge Engineering)

         O Client-Server Architectures
         O Information and Knowledge Engineering
         O Mobile Agents
         O Web-Based Design and Development
         O Knowledge and Information Management Techniques
         O Data Mining Techniques
         O Database Engineering and Systems
         O Knowledge Delivery Methods
         O Document Processing
         O Data Security
         O Knowledge Life Cycle
         O Business Architectures
         O Formal and Visual Specification Languages
         O Software Tools and Support
         O QoS issues
         O Performance Evaluation Techniques
         O Knowledge-Based Systems
         O Clustering Techniques
         O Web Technology and Systems for Information and Knowledge
            Based Applications
         O Dataweb Models and Systems
         O Data Warehouses
         O Workflow Management
         O Knowledge and Information Extraction and
            Discovery Techniques
         O Service Recovery / Fault-Tolerance
         O Large-Scale Information Processing Methods
         O Data and Knowledge Processing
         O Data Structures
         O Video Databases
         O Distributed Databases
         O Information and Knowledge Structures
         O Databanks - issues, methods, and standards
         O Information Quality (Quality Metrics)
         O E-Libraries (Digital Libraries)
         O Intelligent Knowledge-Based Systems
         O XMI
         O Agent-Based Techniques and Systems
         O Content Management
         O Information Reliability and Security
         O Hardware Architectures
         O Modeling and Simulation
         O Decision Support Systems
         O Expert Systems
         O Aspect-Oriented Programming
         O Re-usability of Software/Knowledge/Information
         O Privacy Issues
         O Interoperability Issues
         O Transaction Systems
         O Object-Oriented Modeling and Systems
         O RAID Architectures
         O Knowledge Classification Tools
         O Case-Based Reasoning
         O Bayesian Techniques
         O Ubiquitous Computing
         O Managing Copyright Laws
         O Digital Watermarking
         O Data/Information/Knowledge Models
         O Applications (e-Commerce, Multimedia, Business, Banking, ...)

    SCOPE OF CMSRA'02 (Topics of interest include, but are not limited to):
        (International Workshop on Computational Models of Scientific
        Reasoning and Applications)

         O Inference Procedures:
            Ampliative Inference
            Argumentative and Defeasible Reasoning
            Analogy, Induction and Abduction
            Paraconsistent Logics
            Plausible and Hypothetical Reasoning
            Causal and Explanatory Reasoning
            Hypothesis Formation, Learning and Discovery
            Coherence, Explanation and Acceptance
            Procedural Rationality
         O Philosophical Aspects of the Computational
            Models of Scientific Reasoning:
            Computational Epistemology and Theory of Science
            Cognitive Theory Formation
            Acceptance and Decision Making
            Reasoning as opposed to Logic
            Concept Formation and Conceptual Change
            Design in Scientific Method
            The Growth of Knowledge
         O Social Metaphors:
            Science as Distributed Computing
            Internet Epistemology
            Self-Organizing Agents
            Team Theory
            Rules of Negotiation
            Social Choice
            Sociology of Knowledge
            Evolutionary Epistemology
         O Applications:
            New Information Technologies
            Computational Theories in the Sciences
            Intelligent Data Mining
            Agent-Based Scientific Discovery
            Modelling Agreement
            Intelligent Protocols for E-Commerce

    SCOPE OF ICMLA'02 (Topics of interest include, but are not limited to):
        (The 2002 International Conference on Machine Learning and
         Applications)

         O multistrategy learning
         O statistical learning
         O neural network learning
         O bayesian network
         O case-based reasoning
         O evolutionary computation
         O reinforcement learning
         O machine learning of natural language
         O grammatical inference
         O knowledge acquisition and learning
         O knowledge discovery in databases
         O knowledge intensive learning
         O knowledge management and learning
         O information retrieval and learning
         O theories and models for plausible reasoning
         O cooperative learning
         O planning and learning
         O multi-agent learning
         O web navigation and mining
         O inductive logic programming
         O computational learning theory
         O cognitive-modeling
         O hybrid algorithms

    SCOPE OF ICWN'02 (Topics of interest include, but are not limited to):
       (The 2002 International Conference on Wireless Networks)

         O Wireless network architectures
         O Wireless communications
         O Multiple access
         O Routing
         O Signaling
         O Mobile Internet
         O Transport-layer issues
         O Wireless security
         O Wireless and mobile applications
         O Mobile computing
         O Modeling, simulation, and measurement of wireless
            systems/networks
         O Mobile ad-hoc networks
         O 3G, 4G, and beyond
         O Satellite-based systems
         O Wireless LAN and home networks
         O Wireless sensor networks
         O Wireless mobile ATM (wmATM)
         O MIMO
         O Adaptive antennas
         O Coding and modulation
         O Synchronization
         O Multi-user detection
         O Power management and control, low-power protocols
         O IEEE 802.11, 802.15, 802.16, Bluetooth
         O OFDM
         O CDMA, B-CDMA
         O QoS routing, power-aware routing, location-aware routing
         O Resource management, wireless QoS
         O Wireless IP networks, interworking
         O Wireless multimedia, QoS adaptation
         O WAP, mobile e-commerce
         O Location-based service, GPS
         O Mobile agents
         O Distributed algorithms for wireless networks

    SCOPE OF SERP'02 (Topics of interest include, but are not limited to):
       (The 2002 International Conference on Software Engineering Research
        and Practice)

         O Software architectures
         O Object-Oriented technology
         O Measurement, metrics and analysis
         O Survivable systems
         O Requirements engineering
         O Reverse engineering
         O Software domain modeling
         O Software process modeling
         O Workflow - Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
         O Project management issues
         O Distributed and parallel systems
         O Legal issues and standards
         O Configuration management (issues and tools)
         O Automated software specification
         O Automated software design and synthesis
         O Theoretic approaches (formal methods, graph, ...)
         O Domain modeling and meta-modeling
         O Evolution and maintenance
         O Knowledge acquisition
         O Reflection and metadata methodologies
         O Artificial intelligence approaches to Software Engineering
         O Automated software engineering
         O Component-based engineering
         O Data mining
         O Interoperability
         O Intelligent CASE tools
         O Multimedia in software engineering
         O Hypermedia
         O Software reuse
         O Verification, validation and quality assurance
         O Performance critical systems
         O Engineering practices
         O Programming languages
         O Program understanding issues
         O Education (software engineering curriculum design)
         O Software engineering versus Systems engineering
         O Software documentation
         O Technology adoption
         O Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
         O Architecture tradeoff analysis
         O Novel software tools and environments

    SCOPE OF SAM'02 (Topics of interest include, but are not limited to):
        (The 2002 International Conference on Security and Management)

         O Security Protocols
         O Mobility Management
         O Security Algorithms
         O Location Management
         O QoS Management
         O Key Management Techniques
         O Security in E-commerce and M-commerce
         O Security Policies
         O Resource Management
         O Mobile Network Security
         O Channel Management
         O AAA
         O Encryption
         O Security in Mobile IPv4/IPv6
         O VPN
         O Firewall
         O IDS (Intrusion Detection System)
         O Digital contents copyright protection techniques
         O Watermarking
         O Secure OS
         O Honeypot
         O Virus Issues (Detection, Prevention, ...)
         O Tracing Techniques in Internet
         O Active Networks
         O Security in CDN (Contents Distribution Networks)
         O Hacking Techniques and Related Issues
         O Security in GRID
         O Biological Security Technologies
         O Surveillance Technologies
         O High-Tech Systems at Airports
         O Face Recognition Systems
         O Signature Recognition Systems
         O Network Management
         O System Management
         O Network Security Management
         O Management in Network Equipments
         O SAN (Storage Area Networks) Management
         O GRID Middleware
         O GRID Applications
         O GRID Networks
         O Security for Protocol Management
         O Management Protocol (SNMP, CMIP, etc)

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