The 10th IASTED International Conference on SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND APPLICATIONS ~SEA 2006~

Venue: Dallas

Location: Dallas, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 13, 2006 End Date/Time: Nov 15, 2006
Registration Date: Sep 15, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Jun 15, 2006
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The Tenth IASTED International Conference on
~ SEA 2006 ~

November 13-15, 2006
Dallas, TX, USA

The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
Technical Committee on Software Engineering

With the increased size and complexity of software products, software applications are often no longer created by an individual or even a single organization. Instead, applications are now commonly comprised of components produced by different developers using diverse practices. In order to minimize the complexity of this process, it is beneficial for those working in the field to standardize software development. Large software applications following traditional approaches are difficult to design and test, slow to develop, require continuous maintenance and updates, and are often unreliable. By constructing software products using emerging techniques, software engineers are seeking solutions to these problems, and attempting to reduce the period of software development while increasing productivity, security and reliability.

The primary objective of The 10th IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (SEA 2006) is to provide a forum for substantive discussion on the emerging technologies and methodologies being developed to overcome the challenges that exist in all areas of software engineering, and to provide a showcase for industrial experience, successful applications and case studies. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

SEA 2005 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS 2006)

Dubbed the “Silicon Prairie,” Dallas is among the largest high technology employment centres in the U.S. The information sector, which includes computer companies, telecommunications firms, and publishers, is one of the region’s fastest-growing industries. The thriving economy fuels the city’s commitment to art and culture. Dallas has turned itself into a sprawling showcase of first-rate paintings, sculptures and architecture. The Dallas Arts District, a 60-acre development, is the largest urban arts district in the country, anchored by the Dallas Museum of Art, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, and the new Nasher Sculpture Garden. Dallas has more restaurants per capita than New York City, and the servings are always Texas sized. Hungry for music? Dallas has a thriving local music scene, with over 110 live performances every night. Catch the excitement and tradition of the Mesquite Championship Rodeo, just 15 minutes from downtown Dallas. Nature enthusiasts can go for a bike ride or hike through White Rock Lake Park.

Topics will include, but are not limited to:

Software Requirements
Software Architecture
Software Methodologies
Software Algorithms
Software Design
Software Performance Engineering
Software Performance Model Building
Software Development
Object-oriented Analysis and Design
Software Engineering
Software Maintenance
Software Testing
Software Metrics
Software Project Management
Distributed Software Management

Software Tools
Software Agents
Intelligent Agents
Programming Languages
Modelling Languages
Internet Computing
Web-based Software Engineering
Logic Programming
Artificial Intelligence Applications
Formal Methods
Framework Techniques
Graphical User Interfaces
Modelling and Simulation

Fault Tolerance
Software Evaluation
Verification and Validation
Quality Assurance
Software Prototyping
Software Re-engineering
Software Standards
Software Protocols
Software Product Lines
Copyright Issues

Database Algorithms
Database Design
Database Languages
Data Warehousing
Object-oriented Databases
Database Management Systems
Data Mining
Query Optimization
Expert Systems
Knowledge-based Systems

Parallel and Distributed Systems
Real Time Systems
Mobile and Wireless Computing
Communication Networks
Multimedia Systems
Web-based simulation
Business Process Re-engineering
Embedded Systems Programming
Cooperative Work Support
Workflow Modelling
Medical Informatics
Computer Graphics

The International Program Committee will nominate certain papers submitted to the conference for the Best Paper Award in specific categories related to the Scope. The winners of the Best Paper Awards will be announced during the dinner banquet at the conference.

To be announced.

Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at: All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by June 15, 2006. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and providing four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

All papers submitted to IASTED International Conferences must be written in English, using appropriate grammar and syntax.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by August 1, 2006. Final manuscripts are due by September 1, 2006. Registration and final payment are due by September 15, 2006. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by June 15, 2006. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address: A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by June 15, 2006, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at:

Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press:
Submissions due June 15 , 2006
Notification of acceptance August 1, 2006
Camera-ready manuscripts due September 1, 2006
Registration Deadline September 15, 2006

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat – SEA 2006
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3B 0M6