Third International Conference on Innovative Applications of Information Technology for the Developi (AACC 2005)

Venue: Soaltee Crown Plaza

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Event Date/Time: Dec 10, 2005 End Date/Time: Dec 12, 2005
Registration Date: Nov 20, 2005
Early Registration Date: Nov 01, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 30, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Sep 15, 2005
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Third International Conference on
Innovative Applications of Information Technology for the Developing World
(Asian Applied Computing Conference (AACC 2005))
http://www.aacc.org.np
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The focus of the Third International Conference on “Innovative Applications of Information Technology for the Developing World” is to provide a forum for practitioners and end users of constraint technology, and an interface between them and researchers in constraints. The purpose of the Innovative Track is to report successful applications so as to attract potential users and researchers to this technology. By hosting the Conference in the developing nations in Asia, it aims to provide a forum for engaging both the academic and the commercial sector in that region.

The focus of the second Conference was to bring the research in computer science closer to practical applications. The Conference was aimed primarily at topics, which have immediate practical benefits for the developing countries. The first Conference 'Information Technology Prospects and Challenges' was held in May 2003 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

This year the Conference theme has been changed to Innovative Applications of Information Technology for the Developing World to reflect both the regional and application oriented nature of the Conference.

Springer is likely to publish the Conference Proceedings as Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Papers are invited on the following topics. However, other topics of relevance to the developing world will also be considered.

Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
Mobile Communication and Computing
Location Management
Ad hoc Networking
Context-Aware Computing
Sensor Networks
Smart Devices
Power Management
Smart Appliances
Security in Wireless Networks

Innovative Applications for the Developing World
Health Care
Disaster Management
Agriculture
Crime
Fraud Detection
Computing for the Illiterate



Soft Computing
Genetic Algorithms
Genetic Programming
Fuzzy Systems
Neural Networks

Community Informatics
Rural Connectivity
Community Internet Access
e-Governance
Low Transaction Cost Credit and Payment System for Rural Areas
e-Education
User-Friendly Interfaces for Mobile Platforms

Man-Machine Interfaces
Speech Technology
Natural Language Processing
User Interface


POSTER PRESENTATION
A separate poster paper presentations is scheduled. All these poster papers will also be published in a separate conference proceedings.

WORKSHOPS
Workshops are an opportunity to explore special topics, and running a Workshop in association with AACC offers many advantages. A Workshop on Formal Methods and Applications was organized during the first Conference and was sponsored by United Nations University, Macau, P.R. China. AACC 2005 is planning for continuation of Workshops. Workshop proposals with emphasis on applications of Information Technology are solicited. Interested organizers/authors are requested to submit 1-2 page proposal to the Program Chairs for consideration. For other details, please contact Sudan Jha (co-convener@aacc.org.np). We look forward to new topics of relevance to the developing world (though other applied topics are also welcome) to be explored at AACC 2005.

INDUSTRIAL TRACK
Industrial track presentations are an excellent opportunity for companies to showcase new technologies and to enter into the lively discussions that are a hallmark of AACC 2005 events. Paired with three days of "walk-up-and-talk" exhibits, industrial researchers can promote awareness about their recent technological advances and obtain feedback from a diverse audience. This event reflects the Conference’s commitment to promote and enhance technical interaction and research collaboration between the industrial and academic circles. Proposals for innovative ways to showcase vendor products or to provide sponsor benefits in lieu of exhibiting are also encouraged. Companies interested in participating at AACC 2005 should contact Sudan Jha (co-convener@aacc.org.np) by October 20, 2005.

TUTORIALS
Proposals are solicited for organizing full or half-day tutorials. Interested individuals should submit a proposal by August 15, 2005 to the Tutorial Chair. The proposal should include a brief description of the intended audience, lecture outline, and vita (e) of speakers.




AACC 2005 - IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission Deadline: 30 August 2005
(Soft copy, maximum 8 double-spaced A4 size)
Notification of Acceptance: 30 September 2005
Camera Ready Deadline: 30 October 2005
Conference: 10-12 December 2005
Workshop Proposal Submission: 30 September 2005
Tutorial Proposal Submission: 30 September 2005
Industrial Track Proposal Submission: 30 September 2005
Notification of all acceptances: 10 October 2005


CONTACT DETAILS
Kathmandu Engineering College (KEC)
Kalimati, Kathmandu
GPO Box 3928, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel. No. 977-1-4284902/4276130
Fax No. 977-1-4272653
Email: co-convener@aacc.org.np, secretary@aacc.org.np

PROCEEDINGS
AACC 2005 Proceedings for both Conference papers and Workshop presentations will be published by the Springer. However, the soft copy of the full-length paper and a hard copy volume of abstracts will be distributed to the registered delegates during the Conference. The Proceedings covering only the papers presented will be mailed (via post) to the registered delegates after the Conference.

ABOUT NEPAL
Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitude variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 60 meters above sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8,848 meters, all within a distance of 150 kilometers resulting in climatic conditions from sub-tropical to arctic.

Nepal has four major seasons, namely,
(1) Winter: December-February
(2) Spring: March-May
(3) Summer: June-August
(4) Autumn: September-November

Nepal can be visited the whole year round.
For more details, please visit http://www.welcomenepal.com/

SIGHT SEEING
1. A half-day sight seeing tour is scheduled at the end day of Conference (The cost is accommodated in the registration fee).
2. An hour trip around Mount Everest, the largest peak in the world, is also planned along with a half day trip to visit Manakamana temple by cable car, on the way day rafting trip or visiting hill stations, boating, geographical tour around the valley etc. Organizers are planning to reserve a flight for the delegates interested for the trip. (The cost for this is not included in the registration charge)
Authors and participants are requested to contact secretary. Details will be furnished soon. Please keep visiting aacc site (http://www.aacc.org.np)

PROGRAM CHAIRS
General Chair
L. M. Patnaik
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore, India
lalit@micro.iisc.ernet.in

International Advisory Committee

R.A. Mashelkar
DG, CSIR
New Delhi, India

V.S. Ramamurthy
Secretary, DST, Govt. of India
New Delhi, India

Dharma Agrawal
University of Cincinnati
USA

David May (To be confirmed)
University of Bristol
UK

S B Furber (To be confirmed)
Univ of Manchester
UK

A. K. Aggarwal
University of Windsor
Canada


Program Co-Chairs
Erol Gelenbe
Imperial College
London, UK
e.gelenbe@imperial.ac.uk

S. Sitharama Iyengar
Louisiana State University
Los Angeles, USA
iyengar@bit.csc.lsu.edu

Asoke K. Talukdar
Indian Institute of Information Technology
Bangalore, India
akt@iiitb.ac.in, asoke.talukder@iiitb.ac.in

Area Co-Chairs
Kentaro Toyama
Microsoft Research India
Bangalore, India
kentoy@microsoft.com
(Innovative Applications for the Developing World )

Takao Nishizeki
Graduate School of Information Sciences
Tohoku University
Sendai, Japan
nishi@ecei.tohoku.ac.jp
(Algorithm and Computation )

Jay Bagga
Ball State University
USA
JBAGGA@bsu.edu
(Systems & Architectures )

U.B.Desai
Indian Institute of Information Technology,
Bombay, India
ubdesai@ee.iitb.ac.in
(Community Informatics, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing)

Tomio Hirata
Nagoya University
Japan
hirata@is.nagoya-u.ac.jp
(Soft Computing)

Organizing Chair
Hirendra Man Pradhan
Chairman
Kathmandu Engineering College
chairman@aacc.org.np

Deepak Bhattarai
Principal
Nepal Engineering College
nec@healthnet.org.np

Convener
Chand S. Rana
Principal
Kathmandu Engineering College
convener@aacc.org.np

Co-Convener
Sudan Jha
Assistant Professor
Nepal Engineering College
jhasudan@hotmail.com, co-convener@aacc.org.np

Tutorial Chair
Suprio Dasgupta
National Law School of India University
Bangalore, India
Suprio.Dasgupta@honeywell.com

Publicity Co-Chairs
Shin-Ya Kobayashi (Asia)
Ehime University
Japan
kob@cs.ehime-u.ac.jp

Andrew James Simmonds (Pacific)
University of Technology
Sydney Australia
simmonds@it.uts.edu.au

Sumanth Yenduri (USA & Europe)
University of Southern Mississippi
USA
sumanth@bit.csc.lsu.edu

Keynote Speech
Dharma Aggarwal (On Mobile Technology)
Univeresity of Cincinnati
USA

Invited Talks
Hynek Hermansky (On Speech Technology)
IDIAP Resarch Institute
Switzerland

Tomio Hirata (On Approximation Algorithms of Graph Problems)
Nagoya University
Japan

Kuldeep K. Paliwal (Topic to be finalised)
Griffiths University
Australia

Kentaro Toyama (On Innovative Applications for the Developing World)
Microsoft Research India
Bangalore, India

Tutorials
Suprio Dasgupta (On Protecting the Intellectual Capital)
Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Research and Advocacy (CIPRA)
National Law School of India University
Bangalore, India

Suresh Manandhar (On Natural Language Processing)
University of York
UK

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Sponsored by United Nations University
Venue: Conference Hall
10th December, 2005
Please visit
http://www.aacc.org.np
for more details.

Venue

Kalimati
Kathmandu
Nepal
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Additional Information

Authors are requested to register in the conference in order to publish their papers in the conference proceedings before the last date indicated below. Student* Individuals Institutional Group Registration (Up to 5 person) Nepal/India Up to Oct 1st IRs. 8,000 IRs. 11,000 IRs. 40,000 After Oct 1st IRs. 10,000 IRs. 14,000 IRs. 50,000 Other SAARC Countries (Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives) Up to Oct 1st US $ 175 US $ 200 US $ 500 After Oct 1st US $ 200 US US$ 250 US $ 600 Other Countries Up to Oct 1st US $ 200 US $ 250 US $ 700 After Oct 1st US $ 250 US $ 300 US $ 900 *Proof of full time student status must be submitted with registration form. " Registration fee includes conference kit (not for accompanying person), Working lunch, Tea and Snacks during the conference, one inaugural dinner with cultural event and a half-day sight seeing. " Please note that the Registration Charges DONOT include accomodation.