Call for papers: SSCC98 Conference

Cathy Radakrishun (sscc98@umfolozi.ntech.ac.za)
Mon, 27 Oct 1997 05:18:43 +0100 (MET)

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FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEMS, SIGNALS, CONTROL, COMPUTERS
(SSCC'98)

22-24 September 1998, Durban, SOUTH AFRICA
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ORGANIZED BY

International Association for the Advancement of Methods
for System Analysis and Design (IAAMSAD)
and
Academy of Nonlinear Sciences
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HOST ORGANIZATION:

Centre for Engineering Research (CER) of Technikon Natal, Durban
South Africa
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SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS:

SAICSIT - South African Institute for Computer Scientists and
Information Technologists
IEEE South Africa Section
SAIMC - South African Institute of Measurement and Control
SANBI - South African National Institute for Bioinformatics
CER - Centre for Engineering Research, Technikon Natal
(South Africa)
M L Sultan Technikon (South Africa)
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HONORARY CHAIRMAN:
Academician V.M.Matrosov (Russia)

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN:
V.B.Bajic (South Africa)
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ADVISORY BOARD:
V.B.Bajic (South Africa), J.Brzobohaty (Czech Republic), P.Daoutidis
(USA), W.Hide (South Africa), C.Morabito (Italy), V.V.Kozlov (Russia),
P.Leach (South Africa), P.C.Müller (Germany), L.Shaikhet (Ukraine),
E.Rogers (UK), H.Szu (USA)
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INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:
V.Apanasovich (Belarus), V.B.Bajic (South Africa), C.Berger-Vachon
(France), J.Brzobohaty (Czech Republic), M.Campolo (Italy), P.Daoutidis
(USA), T.Fukuda (Japan), Z.Gajic (USA), M.Gams (Slovenia), J.Gil Aluja
(Spain), L.T.Gruyitch (France), H.Hahn (Germany), M.Hajek (South
Africa), R.Harley (South Africa), W.Hide (South Africa), M.Jamshidi
(USA), V.Kecman (New Zealand), B.Kovacevic (Yugoslavia), V.Krasnoproshin
(Belarus), V.V.Kozlov (Russia), P.Leach (South Africa), L.K.Kuzmina
(Russia), V.Milutinovic (Yugoslavia), C.Morabito (Italy), P.C.Müller
(Germany), H.Nijmeijer (The Netherlands), D.H.Owens (UK), D.Petkov
(South Africa), K.M.Przyluski (Poland), E.S.Pyatnitskii (Russia),
E.Rogers (UK), L.Shaikhet (Ukraine), A.V.Savkin (Australia), H.Szu
(USA), E.I.Verriest (USA), R.Vrba (Czech Republic), J.Ziska (Czech
Republic)
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LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
V.B. Bajic, P.Govender, R.Hacking, M.Hajek, M.McLeod, K.S.Moodley,
R.Papa, C.Radhakishun, A.Singh
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PLENARY SPEAKERS:
T.Fukuda (Japan)
L.T.Gruyitch (France)
R.Harley (South Africa)
M.Jamshidi (USA)
V.M.Matrosov (Russia)
P.C.Müller (Germany)
D.H.Owens (UK)
H.Szu (USA)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
1998 is the year of Science and Technology in South Africa. The
intention of the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology of
SA is to make South Africans more aware of how Science and Technology
affects them in every-day life. Such a national initiative is a very
good environment for a conference like this: one that has a broad scope
and spans many different fields. At the same time an opportunity is
given to the research community of South Africa to interact more
directly with overseas peers.
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AIMS AND SCOPE
The Conference is broad in scope and will provide a forum for the
exchange of the latest research results as applied to different branches
of science and technology. The areas of interest include concepts,
techniques and paradigms associated with systems, signals, control
and/or computers. Domains of application include informatics, bio-
medical technology, economics, management, diverse engineering and
science fields and applied mathematics.

Artificial intelligence techniques are of particular interest, as well
as reports on industrial applications.

The conference will include several plenary and invited lectures from
world renowned scientists, regular papers and posters. A number of
special and invited sessions will also be organized, dealing with
focused areas of interest. The proposals for these special sessions
should be submitted at the same time as the abstracts. A special session
cannot have less than three papers or more than six.

The official language of the conference is English.
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MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION - REVIEW PROCESS
Three copies of the extended abstract having about two pages, should be
sent to the Conference Office at the address provided. Alternatively
they may be faxed (one copy). Full papers are preferred. Abstracts
(papers) in Microsoft Word can be sent by e-mail. All submissions will
be reviewed by members of the International Programme Committee;
additional reviewers will be consulted if necessary. The submissions
will be reviewed as soon as they arrive; the average review time is
about four weeks. Authors of accepted papers will thereafter be informed
(by e-mail if available) of the required format for camera-ready paper
submissions. In order for reviewers to be able to assess the
submissions, the extended abstract has to provide sufficient information
about the background to the problem, the novelty of the obtained results
and the results achieved, the conclusions drawn and some references. Up
to five keywords should be provided. All submitted papers have to be
original, unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere.
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PROCEEDINGS
All accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings,
which will be issued by a renowned international publisher.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE
Although we expect that the authors of accepted papers will present the
papers at this Conference, we recognize that circumstances may prevent
authors from participation at the Conference. In such cases the accepted
papers will be published if the authors inform organizers of their
non-attendance at the Conference by 15th May 1998. However, conference
fees according to established rules have to be pre-paid in order that
papers appear in the Proceedings.
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CONFERENCE FEES
The conference fee for one participant covers the publication of
paper(s) (each with a maximum of five A4 pages in length) according to
the required format; one volume of the Proceedings in which the paper(s)
appear(s); refreshment during the conference and a banquet. Additional
volumes of the Proceedings can be purchased for US$ 55.00. A social
programme and tourist visits will be provided at extra cost. Members of
SAIMC are entitled to 10% conference fee discount.

Reduced registration fee of US$ 250.00 (South Africans R 1000.00) is
applicable for early received, reviewed and accepted papers provided
this fee is paid by the end of February, 1998
- prospective authors are encouraged to take advantage of this
convenience;
otherwise the following rates apply:

Early registration fee: US$ 300.00 (South Africans R 1200.00)
Late and on-site registration fee: US$ 350.00 (South Africans R
1400.00)
Student fee: US$ 200.00 (South Africans R 800.00).
The student scale of fees applies when all authors mentioned on the
paper are current students; written proof has to be provided at the time
of payment.
Payment in South African rands is possible only when all authors of the
papers are South African residents; written proof has to be provided at
the time of payment.
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DEADLINES
Extended Abstracts and Special Session Proposals:
- submission by mail or fax (15th March, 1998)
- submissions by e-mail (end of February, 1998)
Notification of acceptance (15th April, 1998)
Submission of papers in camera ready form (15th May, 1998)
Early payment of conference fees (15th May, 1998)
Late payment of conference fees (end of June, 1998)
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CONFERENCE VENUE
Library complex, Technikon Natal, Berea Campus, Durban
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ADDRESS OF THE CONFERENCE OFFICE:
SACAN, P.O.Box 1428, Link Hills 3652, South Africa
Tel.: (+27 31) 204-2560, (+27 31) 204-2736
Fax: (+27 31) 204-2560, (+27 31) 204-2063
e-mail: sscc98@umfolozi.ntech.ac.za
alternative e-mail: bajic.v@umfolozi.ntech.ac.za
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CONFERENCE HOME PAGE
http://nsys.ntech.ac.za/iaamsad/SSCC98.html
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PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION
In order to provide you with the up-to-date information, we ask you to
make a preliminary registration for the conference. This preliminary
registration is not binding - it is to help us to organize the
conference better. The preliminary registration form can be accessed
from the conference Home Page or directly at
http://nsys.ntech.ac.za/iaamsad/SSCC98reg.htm
(this form of preliminary registration is preferred one);
alternatively, send us the information required by e-mail or fax, using
the form provided below

SSCC'98 BASIC INFORMATION (FAX OR E-MAIL)
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First Name(s):
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Surname:
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Title:
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Position:
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Institution:
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Address:
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City:
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Zip:
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Country:
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Tel.:
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Fax:
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e-mail:
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Web Home Page:
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I intend to submit the paper(s) - Title of paper(s):

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I am interested in organizing a special session
(title of the session):

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I intend to participate at the conference (Yes/No):
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Mail conference information also to
(give address or e-mail address):

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**************** SSCC98 CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT *************
Tel: (+2731) 204-2560, (+2731) 204-2736, Fax:(+2731) 204-2560, (+2731)
204-2063
E-mail: sscc98@umfolozi.ntech.ac.za Alternative e-mail:
bajic.v@umfolozi.ntech.ac.za
WWW Home Page: http://nsys.ntech.ac.za/iaamsad/SSCC98.html