Call For Papers: Las Vegas,USA, June 25-28; 2001 Int'l. Conf.; PDPTA+CISST+ICAI+IC+METMBS+ERSA+ISE+CIC

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

             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 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.
    All accepted papers will be published in the respective
    conference proceedings.

    The eight conferences are:
    (a link to each conference's URL is available

    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
        (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
        (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.

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

        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

    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
           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
           O Other aspects & applications relating to internet-based computing

           (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,
           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)

           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
              Reliability, fault tolerance, security and authentication;
              Information systems profiling and monitoring;
              Out-of-core computing;
              Interoperability of heterogeneous and geographic information
           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

           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


          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.
          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.


          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.


          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. (ie, all submissions
          are peer-reviewed.)


          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.)


          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., ...)


          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, ...


          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.


            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.


          The Program Committees are currently being formed. Those
          interested in joining the Program Committees should email
          H. R. Arabnia ( the following information:
          Name, affiliation and position, complete mailing address,
          email address, tel/fax numbers, a short biography
          together with research interests.


          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

    (a link to each conferences' URL is available

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