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

Date and Location: July 14-17, 2008, Las Vegas, USA
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp08/ws

This is an invitation to attend WORLDCOMP'08 Congress. WORLDCOMP'08
is composed of a number of tracks (joint-conferences, tutorials, and
workshops); all will be held simultaneously, same location and dates:
July 14-17, 2008. Attendees will have full access to all conferences'
sessions, tracks, and tutorials. See below for: the complete list of
joint-conferences, list of sponsors, registration information, hotel
information, and some highlights.

LIST OF JOINT CONFERENCES:

o BIOCOMP'08: Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
o CDES'08: Computer Design
o CGVR'08: Computer Graphics & Virtual Reality
o CIC'08: Communications in Computing
o CSC'08: Scientific Computing
o DMIN'08: Data Mining
o EEE'08: e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems,
& e-Government
o ERSA'08: Engineering of Reconfigurable Systems & Algorithms
o ESA'08: Embedded Systems & Applications
o FCS'08: Foundations of Computer Science
o FECS'08: Frontiers in Education: CS and CE
o GCA'08: Grid Computing & Applications
o GEM'08: Genetic & Evolutionary Methods
o ICAI'08: Artificial Intelligence
o ICOMP'08: Internet Computing
o ICWN'08: Wireless Networks
o IKE'08: Information & Knowledge Engineering
o IPCV'08: Image Processing, Computer Vision, & Pattern Recognition
o ITSL'08: Information Theory & Statistical Learning
o MLMTA'08: Machine Learning; Models, Technologies & Applications
o MSV'08: Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Methods
o PDPTA'08: Parallel & Distributed Processing Techniques &
Applications
o SAM'08: Security & Management
o SERP'08: Software Engineering Research & Practice
o SWWS'08: Semantic Web & Web Services

SPONSORS (partial list):

ACADEMIC/TECHNICAL Co-Sponsors (a partial list):
o Computational Biology and Functional Genomics Laboratory,
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
o International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine
o Horvath Lab., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
o Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota, USA
o Functional Genomics Laboratory, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, USA
o BioMedical Informatics & Bio-Imaging Laboratory, Georgia Institute
of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
o Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Laboratory, University
of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
o Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory, HST of Harvard University and
MIT, USA
o Center for the Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics,
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
o Harvard Statistical Genomics and Computational Laboratory,
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
o Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Program
George Mason University, Virginia, USA
o Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, Department of Radiology,
College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
o Medical Image HPC & Informatics Lab (MiHi Lab),
University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
o The University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
o PSU - Prince Sultan University
o Institute for Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
o NEMO/European Union at Institute of Discrete Mathematics and
Geometry, TU Vienna

CORPORATE Co-Sponsors (a partial list):
o Google, Inc.
o Salford Systems
o Synplicity
o NIIT Technologies

OTHER Co-Sponsors (a partial list):
o High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano)
o International Technology Institute (ITI)
o GridToday
o HPCwire
o Hodges' Health (H2CM), UK

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE/PROGRAM:

The complete WORLDCOMP'08 schedule/program is available at:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp08/ws/program

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

To attend the congress, use the following online registration link:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp08/ws/registration

HOTEL RESERVATION:

WORLDCOMP'08 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 hotel is within walking distance
from most other attractions (recreational destinations, Golf
courses, ...).
You are to reserve your hotel room directly by calling Monte
Carlo Resort at 1-702-730-7000 or 1-702-730-7777. Make sure that
you mention the Group Code "XWRLD8" (XWRLD8 is the keyword that the
hotel will use to handle the reserved block of rooms for the Congress).
You should reserve your room as soon as possible since our block is
very close to being fully booked. There are also many other hotels
nearby.

KEYNOTE LECTURES (this is a partial list):

o The Parallel Computing Landscape: A Berkeley View 2.0
Prof. David A. Patterson
Pardee Prof. of CS; Director, RAD Lab & Par Lab; Past
President, ACM; Member, National Academy of Engineering;
Member, National Academy of Sciences; Fellow of IEEE, ACM,
& AAAS; University of California at Berkeley.
o Searching in the "Real World"
Prof. Ophir Frieder
The Royden B. Davis, SJ, Chair in Interdisciplinary
Studies at Georgetown University; IITRI Chair Professor
of CS at Illinois Institute of Technology; Director,
Information Retrieval lab; Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and AAAS
o Achieving your Dreams
Anousheh Ansari
CEO, Chairman and Co-founder of Prodea Systems, Inc., USA;
and Space Ambassador
o Dimensions in Reconfigurable Computing: A New Wave in Electronic
System Designs
Chris Phillips
Vice President of Engineering at ElementCXI, USA
o The Burgeoning Field of Network Science
Dr. Frederick I. Moxley
Department of Defense Fellow & Visiting Professor,
Director of Research and Deputy Director of the Network Science
Center; Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department;
United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, USA
o High Performance Computing and Computational Intelligence:
Link to the Translational Medicine and Personalized Healthcare
Dr. Jack Y. Yang and Dr. Mary Qu Yang
Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA and
National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA
o The Emerging Field of Translational Bioinformatics - A National
Perspective
Prof. Brian D. Athey
Professor, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology,
Departments of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine; Associate Director,
U-M Center for Computational Medicine and Biology (CCMB);
Director, Biomedical Informatics Program (BIP), Michigan Institute
for Clinical and Health Research; Principal Investigator, NIH National
Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics; The University of
Michigan Medical School, USA
o Unfoldomics" of Human Diseases
Prof. Vladimir N. Uversky
Senior Research Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine,
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

PLANNED TUTORIALS (this is a partial list):
Tutorial attendance is free to registered attendees of worldcomp and
all its associated conferences (most are 3 1/2 hours long):

o Robust Resource Allocation for Heterogeneous Parallel & Distributed
Computing Systems
Prof. H. J. Siegel
Abell Endowed Chair Distinguished Prof. of ECE & Prof. of CS;
Director, CSU Information Science & Technology Center (ISTeC),
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
o Developing Enterprise Web Services and Mobile/Wireless Systems
Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee
Chief Technology Officer & Vice President, Source Trace Systems,
Inc., USA
o Sensor Networks - Technologies, Protocols and Algorithms
Prof. Anura P. Jayasumana
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
o Fuzzy Logic Theory and Applications in Data Mining
Ashu M. G. Solo
Principal/R&D Engineer, Maverick Technologies America Inc., USA
o A Tour of Advanced Data Mining Methodologies
Mikhail Golovnya
Senior Scientist, Salford Systems, USA
o Exploration of Quantum Cryptography in Network Security
Mehrdad S. Sharbaf
Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA
o Introduction to Asynchronous Circuits and NULL Convention Logic (NCL)
Scott C. Smith, Waleed K. Al-Assadi, and Jia Di
University of Arkansas, Arkansas, USA;
Missouri University of Science & Technology, Missouri, USA
-> gratefully acknowledge the support from the National Science
Foundation under (NSF) CCLI grants DUE-0536343, DUE-0717572,
& DUE-0717767.
o Cryptographic Features and Applications in Java (and possibly in C++)
Prof. Ray Kresman
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA
o Parallel-Coordinate-Plots at Age 30: Why and How GeoDa Software Works
as a Powerful and Intuitive Method for Geovisualizing Demographic Data
Prof. J. Kevin Byrne
Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA &
St. Mary's University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA
o Teaching Graph Algorithms Using Java Online Package IAPPGA
Prof. Mingshen Wu
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA
o Introduction to Digital Forensics Research
Prof. Robert F. Erbacher
Utah State University, Utah, USA
o Ontological Engineering: Analyzing, Designing and Implementing a
Real-World Semantic Web Ontology
Dr. Dan Dunne, Ontological Consultant, USA
o Processing Geo-Semantic Knowledge and Visuals
David Dodds
Director, Open-Meta Computing Inc, Canada
o Parallel Input/Output Techniques in High-Performance Computing Systems
Prof. Jesus Carretero
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

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