CFP: PDPTA'99 / CISST'99 Int'l Conferences - Las Vegas, June 28 - July 1, 1999 ...

Hamid R. Arabnia (hra@pollux.cs.uga.edu)
Mon, 11 Jan 1999 02:50:05 +0100 (MET)

Dear Colleagues:

I would be most grateful if you would distribute the appended
Call For Papers to your colleagues (and/or any mailing lists
you see appropriate). Any help in distributing the Call For
Papers would be most appreciated.

1. The 1999 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed
Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'99);
Las Vegas, June 28 - July 1, 1999.
(Home page is in preparation at
http://www.cps.udayton.edu/~pan/pdpta)

2. The 1999 International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems,
and Technology (CISST'99);
Las Vegas, June 28 - July 1, 1999.
(Home page is in preparation at
http://www.cps.udayton.edu/~pan/cisst)

IMPORTANT DATES:
March 1, 1999 (Monday): Draft papers (about 4 pages) due
April 5, 1999 (Monday): Notification of acceptance
May 1, 1999 (Monday): Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
June 28 - July 1, 1999: PDPTA'99 & CISST'99 Conferences

Merry Christmas.

Regards,
Hamid R. Arabnia
General Chair, PDPTA'99 & CISST'99 Conferences
ps. The Call For Papers are separated with a row of stars (*'s).
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C A L L F O R P A P E R S
=============================

The 1999 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed
Processing Techniques and Applications
(PDPTA'99)

June 28 - July 1, 1999
Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The 1999 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing
Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'99) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada,
June 28 - July 1, 1999.
The last conference (PDPTA'98) had research contributions from 42
countries. It is hoped that PDPTA'99 will also have a strong
international flavor. For information on the last four PDPTA
conferences (PDPTA'95, PDPTA'96, PDPTA'97, & PDPTA'98), refer to:
http://www.cps.udayton.edu/~pan/pdpta (a link to pdpta99 will soon
be created there).

You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 4 pages and/or a
proposal to organize a technical session (see below for submission
information). All accepted papers will be published in the conference
proceedings.

THE NAMES OF TECHNICAL SESSION CHAIRS WILL APPEAR AS ASSOCIATE EDITORS
ON THE COVER OF THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

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, MIMD, SPMD, SIMD, Systolic,
vector/pipeline (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 systems, MIMD, SPMD, SIMD, Systolic,
vector/pipeline, shared memory, distributed memory, ...

O Mobile computation and communication.

O Object Oriented Technology and related issues.

O Heterogeneous and multimedia systems.

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 Other aspects and applications relating to high-performance
computations.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit three copies of their
draft paper (about 4 pages) to H. R. Arabnia (address is given
below) by the due date. 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.

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 in
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.

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). It will be a multivolume set. The proceedings will
be available at the conference. All accepted papers will also
be considered for journal publication (soon after the conference).

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 conference. The conference
is sponsored by the Computer Science Research, Education, and
Applications Press (CSREA: USA Federal EIN # 58-2171953) in
cooperation with the National Supercomputing Center for Energy and
the Environment (Department of Energy, USA), The International
Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (IMACS),
The International Technology Institute (ITI), The Java High
Performance Computing research group (JHPC; www.jhpc.org),
the Computer Vision Research and Applications Tech. (CVRA),
developers of high-performance machines and systems (pending)
and other related computer associations (pending.)

LOCATION OF CONFERENCE:

The conference will be held in the Monte Carlo Resort
hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. This is a mega hotel
with excellent conference facilities and over 3000 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 ($79 + 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 conference.
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 conference. Each exhibitor will have the opportunity
to include a two-page description of their latest products
in the conference proceedings (if submitted by May 1, 1999).

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 1, 1999 (Monday): Draft papers (about 4-page) due
April 5, 1999 (Monday): Notification of acceptance
May 1, 1999 (Monday): Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
June 28 - July 1, 1999: PDPTA'99 Conference

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 Committee is currently being formed. Those interested
in joining the Program Committee 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.

CONFERENCE 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 for pdpta99 will soon be created at http://www.jhpc.org/pdpta,
http://www.cps.udayton.edu/~pan/pdpta, and
http://fukuda.aist-nara.ac.jp/pdpta99.)

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

The 1999 International Conference on Imaging Science,
Systems, and Technology
(CISST'99)

June 28 - July 1, 1999
Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The 1999 International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and
Technology (CISST'99) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 28 -
July 1, 1999. All aspects of image processing, graphics, and
pattern recognition are included in CISST. The CISST'99 Conference
will be held simultaneously with the 1999 International Conference on
Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications
(PDPTA'99 - http://www.cps.udayton.edu/~pan/pdpta) (same date and
location).

You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 4 pages and/or a
proposal to organize a technical session (see below for submission
information). All accepted papers will be published in the conference
proceedings.

THE NAMES OF TECHNICAL SESSION CHAIRS WILL APPEAR AS ASSOCIATE EDITORS
ON THE COVER OF THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

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

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit three copies of their
draft paper (about 4 pages) to H. R. Arabnia (address is given
below) by the due date. 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.

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 (recruiting), reviewing,
selecting, ... The names of session chairs will appear as
Associate Editors in 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 already known to the
session proposer.)
Mail your proposal to H. R. Arabnia (address is given below);
E-mail submissions are preferred.

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). The proceedings will be available at the conference.
Accepted papers will also be considered for journal publication
(after the conference.)

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 conference. The conference
is sponsored by the Computer Science Research, Education, and
Applications Press (CSREA: USA Federal EIN # 58-2171953) in
cooperation with the National Supercomputing Center for Energy and
the Environment (Department of Energy, USA), The International
Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (IMACS),
International Technology Institute (ITI), The Java
High Performance Computing research group (JHPC; www.jhpc.org),
the Computer Vision Research and Applications Tech. (CVRA),
developers of high-performance machines and systems (pending)
and other related computer associations (pending.)

LOCATION OF CONFERENCE:

The conference will be held in the Monte Carlo Resort
hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. This is a mega hotel
with excellent conference facilities and over 3000 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 ($79 + 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 conference.
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 conference. Each exhibitor will have the opportunity
to include a two-page description of their latest products
in the conference proceedings (if submitted by May 1, 1999).

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 1, 1999 (Monday): Draft papers (about 4 pages) due
April 5, 1999 (Monday): Notification of acceptance
May 1, 1999 (Monday): Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
June 28 - July 1, 1999: CISST'99 Conference

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 Committee is currently being formed. Those interested
in joining the Program Committee 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.

CONFERENCE 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 for CISST99 will soon be created at
http://www.cps.udayton.edu/~pan/cisst together with a number of
mirror sites.)

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