The 2008 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP'08)

Venue: Monte Carlo Resort

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 14, 2008 End Date/Time: Jul 17, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Feb 25, 2008
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CALL FOR PAPERS
and
Call For Workshop Proposals

WORLDCOMP'08
The 2008 World Congress in Computer Science,
Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
July 14-17, 2008, Las Vegas, USA

(composed of 25 Joint Conferences)

ACADEMIC SPONSORS: Research labs at Harvard University, UCLA,
Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Texas at Austin,
University of Iowa, and others (see below).

You are invited to submit a paper (and/or a proposal to organize
a session/workshop). All accepted papers will be published in the
respective conference proceedings.

The 2008 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering,
and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP'08) is composed of the following
25 conferences (all will be held simultaneously, same location
and dates: July 14-17, 2008, USA):

o BIOCOMP'08: The 2008 International Conference on Bioinformatics
and Computational Biology

o CDES'08: The 2008 International Conference on Computer Design

o CGVR'08: The 2008 International Conference on Computer Graphics
and Virtual Reality

o CIC'08: The 2008 International Conference on Communications in
Computing

o CSC'08: The 2008 International Conference on Scientific Computing

o DMIN'08: The 2008 International Conference on Data Mining

o EEE'08: The 2008 International Conference on e-Learning,
e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government

o ERSA'08: The 2008 International Conference on Engineering of
Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms

o ESA'08: The 2008 International Conference on Embedded Systems
and Applications

o FCS'08: The 2008 International Conference on Foundations of
Computer Science

o FECS'08: The 2008 International Conference on Frontiers in
Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering

o GCA'08: The 2008 International Conference on Grid Computing and
Applications

o GEM'08: The 2008 International Conference on Genetic and
Evolutionary Methods

o ICAI'08: The 2008 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

o ICOMP'08: The 2008 International Conference on Internet Computing

o ICWN'08: The 2008 International Conference on Wireless Networks

o IKE'08: The 2008 International Conference on Information and
Knowledge Engineering

o IPCV'08: The 2008 International Conference on Image Processing,
Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition

o ITSL'08: The 2008 International Conference on Information Theory
and Statistical Learning

o MLMTA'08: The 2008 International Conference on Machine Learning;
Models, Technologies and Applications

o MSV'08: The 2008 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation
and Visualization Methods

o PDPTA'08: The 2008 International Conference on Parallel and
Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications

o SAM'08: The 2008 International Conference on Security and Management

o SERP'08: The 2008 International Conference on Software Engineering
Research and Practice

o SWWS'08: The 2008 International Conference on Semantic Web and
Web Services

(a link to each conference's URL can be found at
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org)

General Co-Chair and Coordinator:

H. R. Arabnia, PhD
Professor, Computer Science
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer)
Vice President, Int'l Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine
The University of Georgia
Department of Computer Science
415 Graduate Studies Research Center
Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, USA

Tel: (706) 542-3480
Fax: (706) 542-2966
E-mail: hra@cs.uga.edu

PURPOSE / HISTORY:

This set of joint conferences is the largest annual gathering of
researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied
computing. Many of the 25 joint conferences in WORLDCOMP are the
premier conferences for presentation of advances in their respective
fields. We anticipate to have 2,600 or more attendees from over 80
countries participating in the 2008 joint conferences.

The motivation is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research
conferences into a coordinated research meeting held in a common
place at a common time. The main goal is to provide a forum for
exchange of ideas in a number of research areas that interact. The
model used to form these annual conferences facilitates communication
among researchers from all over the world in different fields of
computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. Both
inward research (core areas of computer science and engineering) and
outward research (multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, and
applications) will be covered during the conferences.

WORLCOMP'08 will be composed of research presentations, keynote
lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and
poster presentations. In recent past, keynote and/or tutorial speakers
included: Prof. Michael J. Flynn (Stanford U.); Prof. John H. Holland
(U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor); Prof. H. J. Siegel (Colorado State U.);
Prof. Barry Vercoe (MIT); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (U. of California,
Berkeley); Prof. David Cheriton (Stanford U.), Prof. A. K. Dunker
(Indiana U. and Purdue U.); Prof. Jun Liu (Harvard U.); Dr. Jim Gettys
(developer of X Window, ...); Dr. Chris Rowen (President and CEO,
Tensilica, Inc.); and many other distinguished speakers.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft paper
(about 5 to 7 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12) to
H. R. Arabnia by Feb. 25, 2008. email submissions in MS document
or PDF formats are preferable (Fax or postal submissions are also
fine.) All reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later,
the authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular
typesetting format to prepare their papers for publication.)

The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited
to 7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been previously
published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The
first page of the draft paper should include: title of the paper,
name, affiliation, postal address, email address, and telephone
number for each author. The first page should also identify the
name of the Contact Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that
would best represent the content of the paper. Finally, the name
of the conference that the paper is being submitted to must be
stated on the first page.

Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity,
impact, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two experts
in the field who are independent of the conference program committee.
The referees' evaluations will then be reviewed by two members of
the program committee who will recommend a decision to the chair of
the track that the paper has been submitted to. The chair will make
the final decision. Lastly, the Camera-Ready papers will be reviewed
by one member of the program committee.

PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS:

Each session will have at least 6 paper presentations from
different authors (12 papers in the case of workshops). The
session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ...
The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors in
the conference proceedings and on the cover of the books.

Proposals to organize sessions should include the following
information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, title of
session, a 100-word description of the topic of the session,
the name of the conference the session is submitted for
consideration, and a short description on how the session will
be advertised (in most cases, session proposers solicit papers
from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the
session proposer). email your proposal to H. R. Arabnia (address
is given above). We would like to receive the proposals by
January 16, 2008.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Jan. 16, 2008: Proposals for organizing/chairing sessions/workshops
Feb. 25, 2008: Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
March 25, 2008: Notification of acceptance
April 25, 2008: Camera-Ready papers and Registration due
July 14-17, 2008: The 2008 World Congress in Computer Science,
Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
(WORLDCOMP'08 - 25 joint conferences)

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

The Program Committee includes members of chapters of World Academy
of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific computing; AI;
imaging science; databases; simulation; software engineering;
embedded systems; internet and web technologies; communications;
computer security; and bioinformatics.) The Program Committee for
individual conferences is currently being formed. Those interested
in joining the Program Committee should email H. R. Arabnia
(hra@cs.uga.edu) the following information: Name, affiliation
and position, complete mailing address, email address, a short
biography together with research interests and the name of the
conference offering to help with.
Many who have already joined the committees of individual tracks
are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and
practitioners of the highest ranks; many are directors of research
laboratories, fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of
departments, deans and provosts.

LOCATION OF CONFERENCES:

The conferences will be held in the Monte Carlo hotel, Las Vegas,
Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels). This is
a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000
rooms. It is minutes from the airport with 24-hour shuttle
service to and from the airport. This hotel has many recreational
attractions, including: waterfalls, spa, pools, sunning decks, Easy
River, wave pool, lighted tennis courts, health spa, nightly shows,
a number of restaurants, ... The negotiated room rate for
conference attendees is very reasonable. The hotel is within
walking distance from most other attractions (recreational
destinations, Golf courses, ...)

SPONSORS: (this is a partial list)

Academic Co-sponsors include:
- Computational Biology and Functional Genomics Laboratory,
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
http://compbio.dfci.harvard.edu/
- Horvath Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
http://www.genetics.ucla.edu/labs/horvath/CoexpressionNetwork/
- BioMedical Informatics & Bio-Imaging Laboratory, Georgia Institute
of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
http://www.bio-miblab.org/
- Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Laboratory, University of
Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
http://www.ideal.ece.utexas.edu/
- Center for the Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics,
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
http://opal.biology.gatech.edu/GeneMark/
- Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, Department of Radiology,
College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
http://www.uiowa.edu/~hri/
- Medical Image HPC & Informatics Lab (MiHi Lab), University of Iowa,
Iowa, USA
http://www.uiowa.edu/mihpclab/
- The University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
http://www.und.edu
- International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine
http://www.isibm.org/
- Institute for Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
Other Co-sponsors:
- NIIT Technologies
http://www.niit-tech.com/
- High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano)
http://www.hpcnano.org
- International Technology Institute (ITI)
http://www.itiworld.org/
- GridToday
http://www.gridtoday.com/gridtoday.html
- HPCwire
http://www.hpcwire.com/
- Hodges' Health (H2CM), UK
http://www.p-jones.demon.co.uk

Future Announcements: If you do not wish to receive future announcements
about this event, please send an email to hra@cs.uga.edu.

Venue

3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas
Nevada
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