International Conference on Information Systems and Technology (ICIST 2007)

Venue: Hotel Elite International, Thrissur

Location: Thrissur, Kerala, India

Event Date/Time: Dec 14, 2007 End Date/Time: Dec 15, 2007
Registration Date: Nov 14, 2007
Early Registration Date: Nov 01, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Nov 01, 2007
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Software standards, protocols, tools, environment and applications have for long been a site for intense conflict and debate. Monopoly industries produced de-facto solutions with none to contest. The result of such innumerable designs had been a visible digital divide which attempted to thwart or limit the progress of information technology, by diminishing accessibility to the environment.

However with the intervention of global institutions and other freedom-conscious organisations, duly assisted by an ever enlarging group of technical institutions, technologists, legal experts, programmers and sensible citizens world-over, an environment was created, one, that ensured freedom of contribution and its protection. With this, the artificial barriers-to-entry to the technological domain started to wane.

Proprietary and unpublished de-facto solutions had to retreat as free and open software and de-jure standards made significant inroads into every technological domain that were hitherto threatened by proprietary solutions. With appropriate public licenses, public contributions are now forbidden to become private and exclusive.

As the world economy shifts its orientation and outlook from a product-based environment to a service-based environment, such interventions provide an enabling-condition to a large chunk of world citizens, who can now think of participating in global transactions without much effort.

Through principles of helping neighbour and community, embodied and embedded in Free Software, the enabled-contributors deliver tools, environment or services directly to the needy, making effective use of a *frictionless-medium* like internet. Most often, intermediary corporate-chain-delivery-systems are overridden. Simultaneously, any effort of commissioning new specialised enclaves, zones or exclusive territories, in the name of promoting information technology, gets reduced to a farce before an enlightened public.

All this while, free software maintainers, contributors, testers and users, distributed across the globe, continue to converge and act; such actions resulting in the emergence of a plethora of never-ending and exciting quality-rich solutions, capable of addressing the needs of users directly. Monopolies, for the first time ever since they surfaced usurping democracy and legal frameworks, face a more real threat of extinction or getting terribly marginalised from a civilised virtual world.

International Conference on Information Systems and Technology aims at bringing forth researchers and scholars from academic and research establishments to present unpublished research, case studies, implementations or critical reviews of premier innovations in this virtual world.

Free Software
# Open and Published Standards
# FOSS Environment and Tools
# Free Software Engineering
# FOSS Applications
# Public Licensing

Image Processing
# Image Processing and Analysis
# Image Enhancement
# Image Restoration
# Face Recognition

Wireless Communication Networks and Protocols
# Performance Modeling and Analysis
# Simulation and Theoretical Analysis
# Event Detection, Classification and Tracking
# Application of ad-hoc and Sensor Networks

Paper Submission

Papers are solicited in IEEE format (at least 4 pages) which would be reviewed and thereafter published as conference proceedings, provided that at least one author per paper, registers for the conference.

Organised by

Department of Information Technology, MES College of Engineering, Kuttippuram

Partnering Institutions

# SPACE Kerala
# IEEE Kerala Section

# On the Advisory Committee

# Richard M Stallman, Free Software Foundation, US
# Philip Charles, New Zealand
# C Pandurangan, PhD, IIT Madras
# C Ramachandran, PhD, VC, Anna Univ, Trichy
# Praseeth KS, Samsung Telecommunications, US
# Venugopal K, PhD, UEVC, Bangalore
# CN Krishnan, PhD, AU-KBC, NRCFOSS
# Krishnan Nallaperumal, PhD, MSN University
# K Poulose Jacob, PhD, CUSAT
# Viswanathan Iyer, PhD, NIT Trichy


Round East, Thrissur

Additional Information

Key Dates (to remember) Full paper submission : 01 Nov 2007 Acceptance of paper : 20 Nov 2007 Camera ready submission : 01 Dec 2007 E-mail address to send papers Registration Fee # Indian Nationals - Rs 2500/- # Foreign Nationals - US $ 200 (Note: 50% of fee available as fellowship for research scholars.)