Call For Papers: Las Vegas, USA, June 25-28; The 2001 International MultiConference: PDPTA + CISST + ICAI + IC + METMBS + ERSA + ISE + CIC


Subject: Call For Papers: Las Vegas, USA, June 25-28; The 2001 International MultiConference: PDPTA + CISST + ICAI + IC + METMBS + ERSA + ISE + CIC
From: Hamid Arabnia (hra@cs.uga.edu)
Date: Mon Dec 11 2000 - 20:42:01 MET


              C A L L F O R P A P E R S
              =============================

    PDPTA + CISST + IC-AI + IC + METMBS + ERSA + ISE + CIC
         Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
                     June 25-28, 2001
             (Submission Deadline: March 1, 2001)

Dear Colleagues:

I would be most grateful if you would distribute this
announcement for the 2001 International MultiConference
to your colleagues who might be interested. This will
be a major international gathering in year 2001.
It is anticipated that this international event will
attract about 1500 participants. This MultiConference
is composed of eight (planned and more will likely be
added) international conferences that will be held
simultaneously (same dates and location). Attendees will
have full access to all eight conferences. You are invited
to submit a draft paper of about 5 pages 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 CHAIRS WILL APPEAR AS
ASSOCIATE EDITORS ON THE COVER OF THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS.
(contact hra@cs.uga.edu if you would like to propose
international workshops to be held simultaneously with the
above conferences.)

The eight conferences are:
(a link to each conference's URL is or soon will be available
from http://www.ashland.edu/~iajwa/conferences)

1. The 2001 International Conference on Parallel and
    Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications
    (PDPTA'2001: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; June 25-28, 2001)

2. The 2001 International Conference on Imaging Science,
    Systems, and Technology
    (CISST'2001: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; June 25-28, 2001)

3. The 2001 International Conference on Artificial
    Intelligence
    (IC-AI'2001: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; June 25-28, 2001)

4. International Conference on Internet Computing 2001
    (IC'2001: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; June 25-28, 2001)

5. The 2001 International Conference on Mathematics and
    Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological
    Sciences
    (METMBS'2001: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; June 25-28, 2001)

6. The First International Conference on Engineering of
    Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms
    (ERSA'01: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; June 25-28, 2001)

7. The 2001 International Symposium on Information
    Systems and Engineering
    (ISE'2001: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; June 25-28, 2001)

8. The 2001 International Conference on Communications
    in Computing
    (CIC'2001: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; June 25-28, 2001)

Please regard this announcement as General Guidelines. You
are encouraged to refer to individual conference URLs
for specifics (for example, some conference's deadlines,
number of pages to be submitted, addresses to which the
submissions should be sent, ..., might slightly be different
from what is being stated in this announcement. In any
case, if you are not sure where to send your submissions,
send it to the MultiConference Contact whose address
appears below.)

MULTICONFERENCES CONTACT (all eight conferences):
    (who then may forward inquiries to respective chairs of
    conferences)

    Hamid R. Arabnia
    General Chair, 2001 International MultiConferences
    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

SCOPE OF PDPTA'2001:
      (The 2001 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 Web-based simulation and computing.
       O Education: parallel and distributed processing in
          computer science curriculum (both graduate and
          undergraduate levels.)
       O Distributed Software Architectures
       O Network Management Applications
       O Recent history (1990-2000) of parallel/distributed
          processing and what to expect during the next decade
          (2000-2010) if history repeats itself; New horizons.
       O Other aspects and applications relating to
          high-performance computations.

SCOPE OF CISST'2001:
      (The 2001 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 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'2001:
      (The 2001 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. Machine Learning
       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'2001:
       (International Conference on Internet Computing 2001)

       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 Social implications/Web history
       O Alternative Web lifestyles, role-playing, chat, ...
       O Caching Algorithms for 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 Advanced Software Tools and Techniques for Internet Applications
       O Architectures for Monitoring & Management of Internet
         Applications
       O Other aspects & applications relating to internet-based computing

SCOPE OF METMBS'2001:
       (The 2001 International Conference on Mathematics and
       Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences)

       O. Bioinformatics: This includes informatics techniques
          in genomics gene sequencing, gene pattern discovery,
          gene pattern-function studies, and other genomics
          related studies.
       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, etc.)
       O. Image processing in medicine and biological sciences
          (e.g. biomedical image processing, biomedical imaging, etc.)
       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, etc.)
       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,
          etc.)
       O. Recent history (1990-2000) of Mathematics and engineering
          techniques in medicine and biological sciences, and what
          to expect during the next decade (2000-2009); New horizons.
          (Review articles.)
       O. Other aspects and applications relating to technological
          advancements in medicine and biological sciences.

SCOPE OF ERSA'2001:
       (The First International Conference on Engineering of
       Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms)
       http://www.scism.sbu.ac.uk/ERA/ersa.html

       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, logical specification
          and verification, developing correct circuits, the impact
          of reconfigurable hardware architectures onto algorithm
          parallelization, biologically inspired methods, ...
       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 ISE'2001:
       (The 2001 International Symposium on Information Systems
       and Engineering)

       O. Information Systems Architectures Track:
          Hardware and software architectures for information systems;
          Component- and agent-based designs;
          Object-oriented designs;
          Information systems metrics, testing, reuse, and integration;
          Collaborative architectures;
          Decision support systems;
          Information discovery architectures;
          Autonomous information systems;
          Frameworks for information technologies;
          High performance networks/clusters for information infrastructures;
          mobile and wireless information systems;
          Middleware architectures and techniques
            (CORBA, JAVA/RMI, DCOM, etc);
          Architectures for interoperability;
          ...
       O. Information Systems Algorithms Track:
          Learning and intelligence algorithms for information systems;
          Knowledge representation and discovery algorithms;
          Multi-agent algorithms;
          Information coordination and collaboration algorithms;
          Algorithms for real-time, noisy and adversarial distributed
             information environments;
          Predictive techniques;
          Reasoning, search, warehousing, and mining;
          Data pre- and post-processing;
          Information exchange and fusion;
          Web query processing and optimization;
          Information network protocols, switching, and routing;
          Performance modeling, analysis, and evaluation of information
             systems;
          Reliability, fault tolerance, security and authentication;
          Information systems profiling and monitoring;
          Out-of-core computing;
          Interoperability of heterogeneous and geographic information
             systems;
          ...
       O. Information Systems Applications Track:
          Multimedia in information systems;
          Electronic and mobile commerce and business;
          Transaction management;
          Content delivery services;
          Telemetry services;
          Technologies for distributed applications;
          Web-based information systems and applications;
          Interoperability applications;
          Service level management;
          Integrated environments and applications;
          Quality of services;
          Integration of legacy applications with new technologies;
          Federated heterogeneous databases;
          ISE education;
          ...

SCOPE OF CIC'2001:
       (The 2001 International Conference on Communications in
       Computing)

       O. High Performance Applications
       O. Distributed Systems and Advanced Applications
       O. Scalable and Interoperable Systems and Associated Standards
       O. Software Systems
       O. Architectures
       O. Interconnection networks
       O. ATM based networks
       O. Communications
       O. Visualization
       O. Photonics and Optical Computing
       O. Performance Issues
       O. Modeling and Simulation of High Performance Systems
       O. Advanced Compilation Techniques
       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 and their applications
       O. Issues in High Performance Computing
       O. Internet technology, Web based processing, E-commerce,
          telecommunication network, cluster-based computing
       O. Computing grid technologies and applications

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

      Prospective authors are invited to submit three copies
      of their draft paper (about 5 pages long) to H. R. Arabnia
      (address is given below) by the due date (who will then be
      forwarding the papers to respective conference chairs).
      E-mail and Fax submissions are also acceptable. The length
      of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to
      7 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. Also state
      the name of the conference you would like your paper
      to be considered for.

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 appropriate
      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 (address is given
      below); E-mail submissions are preferred.

      Contact H. R. Arabnia, if you would like to organize
      international workshops.

EVALUATION PROCESS:

      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 conferences site. Some accepted papers
      will also be considered for journal publication (soon
      after the conferences). (In addition to the hardcopy,
      it is also planned to publish the papers on a CD.)
      

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 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 Digitial Signal Processing Inc., the
      Computer Vision Research and Applications Tech., ...)

LOCATION OF CONFERENCES:

      The conferences will be held in the Monte Carlo Resort
      hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. This is a mega hotel
      with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000 rooms.
      The hotel is minutes from the Las Vegas airport with free
      shuttles 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.
      We have reserved 20+ exhibit spaces. 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:

        March 1, 2001 (Thursday): Draft papers (about 5 pages) due
        April 2, 2001 (Monday): Notification of acceptance
        May 1, 2001 (Tuesday): Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
        June 25 - 28, 2001: PDPTA'2001 + CISST'2001 + IC-AI'2001 +
                                   IC'2001 + METMBS'2001 + ERSA'2001 +
                                   ISE'2001 + CIC'2001 Conferences

      Proposals to organize technical sessions should be submitted
      as soon as possible. All accepted papers are expected to be
      presented at the conference.

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, a short biography
      together with research interests.

OTHER INFORMATION:

      It is planned to add other related conferences and
      workshops to be held simultaneously (same location and
      dates). Each conference will have it's own proceedings and
      technical/research sessions.

THE 2001 MULTICONFERENCE CONTACT:

      Hamid R. Arabnia
      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
      E-mail: hra@cs.uga.edu

(a link to each conferences' URL is or soon will be available
from http://www.ashland.edu/~iajwa/conferences)

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