4th International Workshop on Frontiers of Information Technology -- FIT ‘2006 (FIT2006)

Venue: Hotel Marriott, Islamabad

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Event Date/Time: Dec 20, 2006 End Date/Time: Dec 21, 2006
Registration Date: Nov 14, 2006
Early Registration Date: Aug 30, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 30, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Aug 30, 2006
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Call for Papers

"4th International Workshop on Frontiers of Information Technology -- FIT ‘2006"

Islamabad, Pakistan - December 20 – 21, 2006

http://www.cs.fredonia.edu/fit06, http://www.ciit-atd.edu.pk/fit06

Organized by: COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

Co-Sponsored by: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), and

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC)


General Co-Chairs:
S. M. Junaid Zaidi, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Pakistan
Abdul Hanan Abdullah, University of Technology, Malaysia

Program Co-Chairs:
Nadeem Daudpota,COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Junaid Zubairi, State University of New York at Fredonia, USA
Shakil Akhtar, U.A.E. University, UAE

Industrial Co-Chairs:
Mahboob Yasin, CIIT, Pakistan
Umar Saif, LUMS, Pakistan
Zahid Iqbal, NADRA, Pakistan

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:
Ahmed Mumtaz, CIIT, Pakistan
Qaisar Abbas, CIIT, Pakistan
Sajjad Mohsin, CIIT, Pakistan
Shahid Khan, CIIT, Pakistan

Proceedings Co-Chairs:
Romana Aziz, CIIT, Pakistan
Tariq Jadoon, LUMS, Pakistan

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Naomie Salim, University of Technology, Malaysia
Arshad Ali Shahid, FAST-NU, Pakistan
Nasir Jamal, CIIT, Pakistan

Panel Coordinators:
Amanullah Khan, CIIT, Pakistan
Shahab Baqai, LUMS, Pakistan
Farhana Shah, Quaid-e-Azam, University, Pakistan

Steering Committee:
S. M. Junaid Zaidi, CIIT, Pakistan
Haroon Rashid, CIIT, Pakistan
Arif Ghafoor, Purdu University, USA
Ashfaq Khokhar, University of Illinois at Chicago USA
Mohammad Ilyas, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Mubarak Shah, University of Central Florida, USA

Program Committee:
Ahmad, Imtiaz, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Ahmed, Ishtiaq, Kyoto University, Japan
Ajay Gupta, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI,USA
Ali, Arshad, National Institute of Information Technology, (NIIT), Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Alvi, Ayub, National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
Anis Cetin, Bilkent University Turkey
Atif Memon, University of Maryland,College Park, MD, USA
Ayyaz, Naeem, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Pakistan
Brett Fleisch, University of California, Riverside, USA
Cetin, Enis, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Chaudhary, Abbas, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Quetta, Pakistan
Cyrus Shahabi, University of Southern California, Los Angeles,CA, USA
David Bader, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA,USA
Farhan Baqai, Sony Corporation, San Jose, CA,USA
Farrukh Khan, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals,Dahran, Saudi Arabia
Ghani, Sayeed, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, Pakistan
Irfan A. Essa, Georgia Tech, USA
Ishfaq Ahmad, University of Texas,Arlington, TX, USA
Ismaili, Imdad, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan
Kamal Abdali. National Science Foundation, USA
Kamel, Ibrahim, Zayed University, UAE
Khan, Mohammad, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dahran, Saudi Arabia
Malik, Naveed, Virtual University, Lahore, Pakistan
Maud, Muhammad, University Management & Technology, Lahore
Mohammad Zaki, Rensselaer Polytechnic institute, Troy, NY, USA
Mohsin Guizani. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI,USA
Naqvi, Sohail, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan
Neil Gershenfeld, MIT, Cambridge, MA,USA
Pathan, Mehmood,NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
Rasheed, Khalid,International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Rashid Ansari, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago,IL, USA
Sangi, Nazir, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Shakeel Akhtar, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Sheikh, Noor M.,University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Shih-Fu Chang, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Vipin Kumar, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Waleed Smari, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA
Zaidi, Mohammad,National Institute of Information Technology, (NUST), Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Since its inception in 2003, the International Workshop on Frontiers of Information Technology
has emerged as a leading forum in Pakistan for IT professionals and researchers to discuss and
present the latest research trends and results in the field of Information Technology (IT).

FIT 2006, fourth in this series, promises to be another exciting event that will host leading IT
researchers from across the globe and will provide opportunity to build international research
collaborations. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Communication and Networking
* Grid Computing
* IT Security
* Educational Technology
* IT Applications
* ICT in the Developing Countries
* Distributed and Collaborative Computing
* IT based Applications including digital government, e-commerce, e-learning and bioinformatics

IT researchers and practitioners with an interest in any of the above IT research areas are invited
to submit original unpublished papers describing their work (maximum 14 pages, single column single spaced)
latest by August 30, 2006. Submitted papers will be accepted for presentation at the workshop on the basis of their originality and relevance using a peer review process. In addition the workshop proceedings will include invited
visionary papers and presentations from renowned researchers and practitioners in related IT areas.

The schedule is as follows:
Draft Paper Due: August 30, 2006
Notification of Acceptance: October 14, 2006
Camera Ready Copy Due: November 14, 2006

For more information, please contact the conference designated email account fit@ciit.net.pk or
see the conference website at http://www.cs.fredonia.edu/fit06
or http://www.ciit-atd.edu.pk/fit06

FIT ‘2006 Secretariat
Department of Computer Science
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
University Road, Abbottabad, NWFP 22060, Pakistan
Phone: +92-992-383591-6
Fax: +92-992-383441
Email: fit@ciit.net.pk
Web: www.ciit.edu.pk