The 4th IASTED International Conference on Knowledge Sharing and Collaborative Engineering 2006 (KSCE 2006)

Venue: St. Thomas

Location: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 29, 2006 End Date/Time: Dec 01, 2006
Registration Date: Sep 15, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Jun 15, 2006
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The Fourth IASTED International Conference on
~ KSCE 2006 ~

November 29-December 1, 2006
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)

* Technical Committee on Information Systems
* Technical Committee on Telecommunications
* Technical Committee on the Web, Internet, and Multimedia
* Technical Committee on Management

Dr. Marc Boumedine - University of the Virgin Islands, USA
Dr. Claude Touzet - University of Provence, France

In today's globally competitive environment, effective knowledge sharing and collaboration are vital to the success of large research projects, technological breakthroughs, fast product development, and cost reduction. Effective knowledge sharing and collaboration provides a myriad of opportunities for new services, products, and ideas in a broad range of disciplines, such as global business, social and cultural life, research, and education.

The International Conference on Knowledge Sharing and Collaborative Engineering (KSCE 2006) will highlight advances in the research and present day applications of knowledge sharing and collaborative engineering, and will also attempt to forecast future trends and developments. Presentations of recent technical developments and demonstrations of current product applications will allow for the exchange of ideas amongst international researchers and practitioners. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

KSCE 2006 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conference on:
Communications, Internet, and Information Technology (CIIT 2006)

KSCE 2006 is being held on the island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. One of a group of islands that comprises the US Virgin Islands, St. Thomas is legendary for its breathtaking natural beauty and the warm hospitality of its people. The pristine white beaches and clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea combine with an average November temperature of 27.5°C (81.5°F) to make St. Thomas a vacation paradise. The heart-shaped Magens Bay Beach, with its spectacular mountain backdrop, is touted by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Charter a boat to go scuba diving or deep-sea fishing, or check out the stunning views from the Paradise Point Tramway and Drake’s Seat, where Sir Francis Drake kept watch on his fleet during the 16th century. At MountainTop, 450 metres about sea level, enjoy festive shopping and the breathtaking panorama of the US and British Virgin Islands. The capital city of Charlotte Amalie is a picturesque harbour and the most visited port in the Caribbean. Experience the superb dining and exquisite nightlife. Abundant duty-free shopping makes it the shopping mecca of the region.

The relevant topics for this conference include, but are not limited to:

Knowledge Acquisition and Maintenance
Knowledge Representation
Knowledge Management
Knowledge Discovery
Knowledge and Information Retrieval
Machine Learning
Data and Text Mining
Multimedia Databases
Parallel and Distributed Systems and Processing
Concurrent Engineering
Software Engineering
Data and Knowledge Visualization
Collaborative Systems
Technologies and Tools for Collaboration
Technology Transfer
Collaborative Systems Design
Intelligent Agents
Web-based Collaboration
Collaborative Strategies
Collaborative Decision-making
Multimedia Collaboration
Internet-based Technologies

Mobile and Wireless Communication
Security and Confidentiality
Cooperative Robotics
Virtual Environments

Commerce and e-Commerce
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and e-CRM
Economic Development
Social Development
Emergency Services
Law Enforcement
Weather Forecasting
Industrial Applications
Environmental sciences

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:

Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar prior to submission to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.

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