CFP of Special Session in IS2000


Subject: CFP of Special Session in IS2000
cheng@ics.saitama-u.ac.jp
Date: Tue Jun 13 2000 - 17:32:18 MET DST


CALL FOR POSITION PAPERS

"Research Directions and Challenge Problems
on Information Society in the 21st Century"

Submission deadline: July 15, 2000

Special Session(s) in

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SOCIETY IN THE 21ST CENTURY:
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND NEW CHALLENGES (IS2000)
The University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima, Japan
November 5-8, 2000

http://is2000.u-aizu.ac.jp

MOTIVATION AND GOAL

"As long as a branch of science offers an abundance of problems,
so long is it alive: a lack of problems foreshadows extinction or
the cessation of independent development." - David Hilbert, 1900.

"The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution,
which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems
from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance
in science." - Albert Einstein, 1938.

Problems are the vitality of any science. To identify and
present various new (novel) research directions and challenge problems
on information society is very important to the development and
progress of computer and information sciences as well as
other technical and/or engineering sciences in the coming 21st century.

The goal of the special session(s) is to bring together researchers and
practitioners from various different areas to discuss and exchange
ideas and opinions on new (novel) research directions, open issues, and
challenge problems on information society.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Contributions to the special session(s) may be on any topic related to
information society. However, we especially encourage interdisciplinary
submissions.

Authors who wish to contribute to the special session(s) are invited
to submit their position papers in PostScript/PDF/MS-Word format
to session organizer, Professor Jingde Cheng, by e-mail to

cheng@ics.saitama-u.ac.jp

until July 15, 2000.

Every submission should include the following parts.

1. The definition of a new (novel) research direction, an open issue,
   or a challenge problem. What is it?
2. The background and motivation of the research direction, open issue,
   or challenge problem. Why should we pay our attentions to it?
3. Explanations about the significance of the research direction,
   open issue, or challenge problem. How important is it?
4. Descriptions about the state-of-the-art of the research direction,
   open issue, or challenge problem. Is there some initial work on it?
   How long is the way we have to go?
5. Prospects about impacts of work and/or solution of the research direction,
   open issue, or challenge problem to information society.

All submissions must be written in English and
should be no more than 2500 words length.

The first page of each submission should include the following:

1. Title of the paper.
2. Author or co-authors with names, affiliations, postal addresses,
   fax numbers and e-mail address.
3. An abstract.
4. A list of up to 5 keywords.

The first page of each submission must be sent to session organizer
by a separate e-mail in ASCII text.

It is assumed that by submitting a position paper to the special session(s),
the author(s) intend to attend the IS2000 conference.

EVALUATION AND PUBLICATION

All submissions will be reviewed and judged on significance, originality,
and clarity. All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of
IS2000 which will be available at the conference. Papers presented at
the conference will be selected and edited by the conference organizers and
published in book form by an international publisher after the conference.

IMPORTANT DATES

Jul. 15, 2000 Deadline for position paper submission
Aug. 15, 2000 Notification of acceptance/rejection
Sep. 15, 2000 Final camera ready papers and early registration due

LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATION

Please see IS2000 conference web site: http://is2000.u-aizu.ac.jp.

SPECIAL SESSION ORGANIZER

Dr. Jingde Cheng
Professor
Department of Information and Computer Sciences
Saitama University, Japan
E-mail: cheng@ics.saitama-u.ac.jp

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