Call For Papers, Int'l Conf., PDPTA/CISST/IC-AI'99, Las Vegas, June 28 - July 1, 99

Hamid Arabnia (hra@cs.uga.edu)
Sat, 30 Jan 1999 23:44:19 +0100 (MET)

Dear Colleagues:

I would appreciate your assistance in distributing the appended
conferences' Call For Papers (PDPTA'99, CISST'99, & IC-AI'99)
to your colleagues. Submission deadline for the draft papers
is March 1, 1999 for all three conferences. The three
conferences will be held simultaneously (same dates and location)
at Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (June 28 - July 1,
1999). Each conference will have its own set of conference
proceedings.

Any help in publicizing the conferences would be most appreciated.

Kindest regards,
Hamid R. Arabnia
hra@cs.uga.edu
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C a l l F o r P a p e r s
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1. 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. http://www.jhpc.org/pdpta

2. The 1999 International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems,
and Technology (CISST'99)
June 28 - July 1, 1999, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada,
USA. http://www.cps.udayton.edu/~pan/cisst

3. The 1999 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
(IC-AI'99)
June 28 - July 1, 1999, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada,
USA (http://www.jhpc.org/icai - will soon be available)
This is the first announcement for IC-AI'99 Conference - we
can do with a lot of help with this one. Anyone who is interested
in assuming a leadership position with this conference, please
contact me (hra@cs.uga.edu) soon.

You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 4 pages and/or
proposal to organize a technical session (see below for submission
procedure). All accepted papers will be published.
THE NAMES OF TECHNICAL SESSION CHAIRS WILL APPEAR AS ASSOCIATE
EDITORS ON THE COVER OF THE CONFERENCES PROCEEDINGS.

SCOPE OF PDPTA'99 - Topics of interest include, but are not limited
to, the following:

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, ...
Parallel/Distributed architectures: Clusters and parallel systems,
MIMD, SPMD, SIMD, Systolic, vector/pipeline (supercomputers),
shared memory, distributed memory, instructional level
parallelism, ... Building block processors; 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, ... Reliability and fault-tolerance; Performance
analysis, evaluation, prediction, ... Real-time and embedded
systems; Parallel/Distributed algorithms; Mobile computation and
communication; Object Oriented Technology and related issues;
Multimedia Communications, Systems, and Applications; Software
tools and environments for parallel and distributed platforms;
High-performance computing in Computational Science; Information
and data fusion; Web-based simulation and computing; Other aspects
and applications relating to high-performance computations.

SCOPE OF CISST'99 - Topics of interest include, but are not limited
to, the following:

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

SCOPE OF IC-AI'99 - Topics of interest include, but are not limited
to, the following:

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

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), the conference in which
the paper is being submitted to (PDPTA'99, CISST'99, or IC-AI'99),
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 conferences, 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 for each conference (PDPTA'99, CISST'99,
and IC-AI'99) will be published by CSREA Press (ISBN).
Proceedings will be available at the conferences. All accepted
papers will also be considered for journal publication (soon after
the conferences).

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
are 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 for
PDPTA and CISST), the Computer Vision Research and Applications
Tech. (CVRA), developers of high-performance machines and
systems (pending) + ...

LOCATION OF CONFERENCES (PDPTA'99, CISST'99, IC-AI'99):

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 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 conferences.

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. Each exhibitor will have the opportunity
to include a two-page description of their latest products
in the conference proceedings of their choice (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 & Pre-reg. due
June 28 - July 1, 1999: PDPTA'99 + CISST'99 + IC-AI'99
Conferences

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

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM & ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

For a complete list refer to the conference web pages.
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.

CONFERENCE CONTACT:

Prof. 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