WSEAS CSCC Multiconference (CSCC)

Venue: Heraklion

Location: Heraklion, GREECE, Greece

Event Date/Time: Jul 22, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 26, 2009
Registration Date: Jul 10, 2009
Early Registration Date: May 15, 2009
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WSEAS CSCC Multiconference. Crete Island, Greece, July 22-26, 2009

* 13th WSEAS Int. Conf. on CIRCUITS (July 22-24, 2009)
* 13th WSEAS Int. Conf. on SYSTEMS (July 22-24, 2009)
* 13th WSEAS Int. Conf. on COMMUNICATIONS (July 23-25, 2009)
* 13th WSEAS Int. Conf. on COMPUTERS (July 23-25, 2009)

July 26
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Convention Center of Heraklion

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WSEAS CSCC 2009 The annual convention and gathering of all the WSEAS entities (Working Groups, Technical Committees, Editors, Associate Editors, Research Directors, Projects Coordinators,etc...) is held in July during the CSCC. See a full WSEAS report in WSEAS CSCC 2008 It is estimated that more than 1500 delegates will attend the WSEAS CSCC 2009 and the WSEAS CSCC 2009 will attract again the attention the interest of many WSEAS Members and WSEAS Friends. -------------------------------------------- WSEAS Statistics 2008: Over than 900 delegates attended the WSEAS conferences CSCC, EE, CUHT, EMESEG and UPT (several of them were from leading universities like Harvard, Berkeley, MIT etc... and came in Greece especially for CSCC) The WSEAS Proceedings were distributed in 11 Volumes (Hard Copies) as well as in a CD-ROM. The best papers in the top WSEAS event received invitation for extended version for WSEAS and several other journals (additional review will be needed for the final approval) For WSEAS CSCC 2007 only: 1338 papers were received. From them 641 papers were accepted and from them only 43 were promoted for possible publication to WSEAS Journals after second round of additional review by 2 independent reviewers) In 2006, the WSEAS CSCC Multiconference received 1302 papers and approved 623 papers which was the maximum number of papers in the WSEAS brilliant history. The WSEAS honored Prof. Joseph Sifakis Turing Award 2007 elevating him to the rank of the WSEAS Fellow. Up to now only Prof. Zadeh . and Prof. Sifakis have received this recognition from the WSEAS The WSEAS ceremony took place during the WSEAS CSCC 2008 (12th WSEAS CSCC, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, July 22-25,2008) and was under the aegis of the Deputy Minister of Defense of Greece, Mr. I.Plakiotakis See Prof. Sifakis - Nobel of Computing (WSEAS Fellow) Also: The WSEAS Fellow, Prof. Sifakis gave 1 hour Lecture Keynote Speech on Wednesday, July 23, 16:00-17:00 especially for the WSEAS Participants See the Photos from this WSEAS Special Event (from left): I) Prof. Sifakis, WSEAS Fellow, Turing Award 2007, CNRS/Verimag, France II) Mr. Ioannis Plakiotakis, Deputy Minister of Defense of Greece, (M.Sc. in Biochemical Engineering and M.Sc. in Economics) , see VIP in WSEAS CSCC 2008 III) Prof. Nikos Mastorakis, Honorary Professor of Univ. of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Prize of Excellence from Romanian Academy of Science, Bucharest, and Prof. of the Hellenic Naval Academy, Greece WSEAS Executive Director CONFERENCE STATISTICS (WSEAS 2008) ========================= Over than 900 delegates attended the WSEAS conferences WSEAS CSCC, WSEAS EE, WSEAS CUHT, WSEAS EMESEG and WSEAS UPT (for WSEAS CSCC only: 1338 papers were received. From them 641 papers were accepted). ==================================================================== KEYNOTE LECTURE OF PROF.SIFAKIS (WSEAS Fellow) Embedded Systems ­ Scientific Challenges and Work Directions ==================================================================== Joseph Sifakis, WSEAS Fellow CNRS/Verimag ABSTRACT: Embedded systems are components integrating software and hardware that are jointly and specifically designed to provide given functionalities, which are often critical. They are used in a very wide array of application areas - including transport, consumer electronics / electrical appliances, energy distribution, manufacturing systems, etc. Designing embedded systems requires techniques taking into account extra-functional requirements regarding optimal use of resources such as time, memory and energy while ensuring autonomy, reactivity and robustness. Jointly taking into account these requirements raises a grand scientific and technical challenge: extending Computer Science with paradigms and methods from Control Theory and Electrical Engineering. Computer Science is based on discrete computation models, which are by their nature are very different from the analytic models used in other engineering disciplines, because they do not encompass physical time and resources. We discuss the main aspects of this challenge and their associated research directions for different areas such as modelling, programming, compilers, operating systems and networks. Brief Resume curriculum vitae - Joseph Sifakis Joseph Sifakis is CNRS researcher and the Founder of Verimag laboratory (, in Grenoble, France. He studied Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Athens and Computer Science at the University of Grenoble. Verimag is a leading research laboratory in the area of critical embedded systems. It developed the underlying theory and technology for the SCADE tool, used by Airbus for the design and validation of its critical real-time systems, and is becoming a de facto standard for aeronautics. Verimag has a lasting and strategic collaboration with ST Microelectronics, France Telecom R&D, and Airbus, through which numerous results on validation and testing have been transferred. Joseph Sifakis is recognized for his pioneering work on both theoretical and practical aspects of Concurrent Systems Specification and Verification. He contributed to emergence of the area of model-checking, currently the most widely-used method for the verification of industrial applications. His current research activities include component-based design, modeling, and analysis of real-time systems with focus on correct-by-construction techniques ( Joseph Sifakis has broad experience with industry, notably though joint projects with partners such as Astrium, the European Space Agency, France Telecom, ST Microelectronics and he has also been active for many years in consulting. Joseph Sifakis is the Scientific Coordinator of the European Network of Excellence ARTIST2 on Embedded Systems Design. ( This network gathers 35 of the best European teams in the area, and aims to produce innovative results for cost-effective design of dependable embedded systems. It will also promote innovative methods safe and secure systems, notably through cooperation with key European industrial partners such as Thales, Airbus, Ericsson, Philips, and ST Microelectronics. Joseph Sifakis is the chair of "Chamber B" (Public Research Organisations) of ARTEMISIA, which is the Industrial Association within the ARTEMIS European Technology Platform on Embedded Systems ( Joseph Sifakis is the director of the CARNOT Institute "Intelligent Software and Systems" in Grenoble. Joseph Sifakis is a member of the editorial board of several journals, co-founder of the International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV) and a member of the Steering Committee of the EMSOFT (Embedded Software) conference. Joseph Sifakis has received with Ed Clark and Allen Emerson for their contribution to Model Checking, the Turing Award for 2007 ( He is also the recipient of the CNRS Silver Medal in 2001. OTHER WSEAS KEYNOTE LECTURES in WSEAS CSCC 2008 ==================================================================== Distributed Estimation Using Wireless Sensor Networks ==================================================================== Professor Georgios B. Giannakis , very frequent speaker in events of WSEAS , IEEE Fellow University of Minnesota USA E-mail: also: cscc2009 (AT) wseas (dot) org Abstract: Envisioned applications of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) include surveillance, monitoring and tracking tasks. These motivate well decentralized estimation and smoothing of deterministic and (non)stationary random signals using (possibly correlated) observations collected across distributed sensors. In this talk we present state-of-the-art algorithms for consensus-based distributed estimation using ad hoc WSNs where sensors communicate over single-hop noisy links. The novel framework reformulates basic estimation criteria such as least-squares, maximum-likelihood, maximum a posteriori, and linear mean-square error, as decomposable, constrained, convex optimization problems that are amenable to distributed solutions. The resultant distributed estimators are provably convergent to their centralized counterparts and robust to communication noise. Besides stationary, the framework encompasses adaptive filtering and smoothing of non-stationary signals through distributed LMS and Kalman filtering. Brief Biography of the WSEAS Speaker: G. B. Giannakis received his B.Sc. in 1981 from the Ntl. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Greece and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1983 and 1986 from the Univ. of Southern California. Since 1999 he has been a professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota, where he now holds an Endowed ADC Chair in Wireless Telecommunications. His general interests span the areas of communications, networking, signal processing, estimation and detection theory -- subjects on which he has published more than 270 journal papers, 450 conference papers, two research monographs and two edited books. Current research focuses on wireless networks, complex-field and space-time coding, ultra-wideband and cognitive radios, cross-layer designs and wireless sensor networks. He is the (co-) recipient of six best paper awards from the IEEE Signal Processing (SP) and Communications Societies (1992, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004) and also received the SP Society's Technical Achievement Award in 2000 as well as the EURASIP Technical Achievement Award in 2005. He is an IEEE Fellow since 1997, a Distinguished Lecturer for WSEAS Keynote Lecture ==================================================================== Tyflos : A Wearable System-Prototype for Assisting Visually Impaired ==================================================================== Dr. Nikolaos G. Bourbakis, first time Speaker of WSEAS IEEE Fellow, Director, Information Technology Research Institute Wright State University College of Engineering and Computer Science OBR Distinguished Professor of Information Technology Department of Computer Science and Engineering 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway Dayton, Ohio 45435-0001 United States of America Phone: (937) 775-5138 Fax: (937) 775-5127 E-mail: URL: cscc2008 (at) WSEAS (dot) org Abstract: Human eyes receive more than 75% of the total information accessible to the human senses. “There are approximately 45 million blind individuals world-wide according to the World Health Report. Vision loss can be very traumatic, leading to frustration and depression. According to the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), the rate of unemployment among legally blind individuals of working age residing in the United States (58%) is much greater than that of individuals with no functional limitations (18%). Employment opportunities and independence are scarce for visually impaired individuals. This is unfortunate in view of the fact that ingenious devices [IEEE Spectrum] and information technology (IT) strategies can be developed to help people overcome these barriers and to pursue educational opportunities that will allow them to become productive members of society.” In this talk technological efforts are presented that have the same goal assisting and increasing the visual impaired people’s independence in their working and living environment, and reducing their social neglect ness. In particular, the research effort (called Tyflos) is presented here that is an IT- based wearable system-prototype. It consists of a pair of dark glasses on which two tiny vision cameras, an ear speaker and a microphone are attached. The cameras are connected with a portable computer that carries intelligent software programs. The cameras, under the user’s command, capture images from the surrounding and convert them via software programs into audio or vibrations. The current versions of Tyflos is used as 1) a reader by reading books or the blind user via audio conversion and 2) a navigation by converting 3D images into vibrations for navigation. Brief Biography of the WSEAS Speaker: Nikolaos G. BOURBAKIS (IEEE Fellow) received his PhD in computer engineering and informatics in 1983. He currently is the Associate Dean for Engineering Research, a Distinguished Professor of Informatics and the Director of the ATR Center at WSU. He has directed several research projects (Applied AI, Image Processing & Machine Vision, Visual Autonomous Navigation, Information Security, Bio-Informatics, Biomedical Engineering) funded by government and industry, and he has published near 300 papers in International refereed Journals, Conference proceedings and book-chapters. Previous working places: SUNY, IBM, UP, GMU. He is actively involved as an Associate Editor in several IEEE and International Journals and General Chair in numerous International IEEE Conferences. He is the EIC of the Artificial Intelligence Tools Int. Journal (WSP) and the new upcoming Bioinformatics Engineering Journal. He is an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Speaker, and NSF University Research Programs Evaluator, an IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Member. He has received several high prestigious awards, some of them are: IBM Author recognition Award 1991, IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Contribution Award 1992, IEEE Outstanding Paper Award ATC 1994, IEEE Computer Society Technical Research Achievement Award 1998, IEEE I&S Outstanding Leadership Award 1998, IEEE ICTAI 10 years Research Contribution Award 1999, IEEE BIBE Leadership Award 2003, ASC Recognition Award 2005 ==================================================================== Algorithms for Rendering Depth of Field Effects for Synthetic Image Generation and Computational Photography ==================================================================== Prof. Brian A. Barsky , frequent speaker in WSEAS , IEEE senior member Professor of Computer Science Affiliate Professor of Optometry and Vision Science Member of Joint Graduate Group in Bioengeering, UCSF/UCB Affiliate of Berkeley Center for New Media Member of Berkeley Institute of Design University of California, Berkeley tel +1 (510) 642-9838 E-mail: Web Page: Abstract: Depth of field refers to the swath through a 3D scene that is imaged in acceptable focus through an optics system, such as a camera lens. It is a vitally important component of real photographs, and is useful as a tool for drawing the viewer's eye to the important part of the image. Depth of field is equally important for computer-generated images. This talk will provide an explanation of the phenomenon of depth of field and a survey of a variety of techniques to render depth of field effects in computer graphics, with particular attention devoted to the trade-offs between image quality and algorithm efficiency. Algorithms to render highly accurate depth of field effects, such as distributed ray tracing or the accumulation buffer, are sampling methods that use large numbers of samples, with high computational cost. Sampling is inherently slow because it effectively requires rendering the scene many times, which multiplies the render time by a potentially large factor. Faster algorithms are based on a post processing approach, which operates in image space. Post process methods operate on 2D images along with depth information, rather than working with a full 3D object representation as the sampling methods do. Consequently, post process methods struggle to accurately simulate the underlying optical process, and tend to suffer from artifacts or avoid those artifacts at a large cost. The talk will include an analysis of the nature of these artifacts. Brief Biography of the WSEAS Speaker: Brian A. Barsky is Professor of Computer Science and Affiliate Professor of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, an interdisciplinary and inter-campus program, between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco. He was a Directeur de Recherches at the Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Lille (LIFL) of l'Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (USTL). He has been a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong, at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, in the Modelisation Geometrique et Infographie Interactive group at l'Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Nantes and l'Ecole Centrale de Nantes, in Nantes, and at the University of Toronto in Toronto. Prof. Barsky was a Distinguished Visitor at the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore in Singapore, an Attache de Recherche Invite at the Laboratoire Image of l'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications in Paris, and a visiting researcher with the Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Group at the Sentralinsitutt for Industriell Forskning (Central Institute for Industrial Research) in Oslo. He attended McGill University in Montreal, where he received a D.C.S. in engineering and a B.Sc. in mathematics and computer science. He studied computer graphics and computer science at Cornell University in Ithaca, where he earned an M.S. degree. His Ph.D. degree is in computer science from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (F.A.A.O.). He is a co-author of the book An Introduction to Splines for Use in Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling, co-editor of the book Making Them Move: Mechanics, Control, and Animation of Articulated Figures, and author of the book Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling Using Beta-splines. He has published 120 technical articles in this field and has been a speaker at many international meetings. Dr. Barsky was a recipient of an IBM Faculty Development Award and a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award. He is an area editor for the journal Graphical Models. He is the Computer Graphics Editor of the Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science, published by Morgan & Claypool Publishers, and the Series Editor for Computer Science for Course Technology, part of Cengage Learning. He was the editor of the Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling series of Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc. from December 1988 to September 2004. He was the Technical Program Committee Chair for the Association for Computing Machinery / SIGGRAPH '85 conference. His research interests include computer aided geometric design and modeling, interactive three-dimensional computer graphics, visualization in scientific computing, computer aided cornea modeling and visualization, medical imaging, and virtual environments for surgical simulation. He has been working in spline curve/surface representation and their applications in computer graphics and geometric modeling for many years. He is applying his knowledge of curve/surface representations as well as his computer graphics experience to improving videokeratography and corneal topographic mapping, forming a mathematical model of the cornea, and providing computer visualization of patients' corneas to clinicians. his has applications in the design and fabrication of contact lenses, and in laser vision correction surgery. His current research, called Vision-Realistic Rendering is developing new three-dimensional rendering techniques for the computer generation of synthetic images that will simulate the vision of specific individuals based on their actual patient data using measurements from a instrument a Shack-Hartmann wavefront aberrometery device. This research forms the OPTICAL (OPtics and Topography Involving Cornea and Lens) project. Professor Barsky was Plenary Speaker in WSEAS Conferences in Rio De Janeiro in 2005: WSEAS Conference on Power Systems, WSEAS Conference on Simulation, WSEAS Conference on Signal Processing, WSEAS Conference on Computing Keynote Lecture ==================================================================== Queuing and Loss Network Models: Computational Algorithms and Asymptotic Analysis ==================================================================== Professor Hisashi Kobayashi Princeton University, USA E-mail: Abstract: Queueing network theory has been successfully applied by computer and communication system modelers to represent the inherent contention and congestion in multiple resource systems, to identify the system bottlenecks, and to assess the performance limits. A queueing network model provides a suitable framework for analyzing the performance of “connection-less services” in a packet switched network. The so-called “product-form” networks such as Jackson network and its generalizations, allow such performance metrics as throughput and the mean delay to be represented by a ratio of the “normalization constants” with different arguments. Connection-oriented services, such as the conventional circuit-switched telephone networks and end-to-end flow connections over the Internet can be properly represented by loss network models. The loss network theory is a relatively recent development, and can be viewed as an extension of the classical Erlang and Engset loss models. We will discuss interesting relations between queueing networks and loss networks, and show that the computational algorithms developed for queueing networks are equally applicable to the normalization constants and performance metrics in loss networks as well. Finally, we will discuss the case of large systems, where even most efficient algorithms for exact solutions are computationally infeasible. Recent development for approximation techniques and asymptotic performance limits will be reviewed. References: 1. H. Kobayashi and B. L. Mark, System Modeling and Analysis, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008 2. H. Kobayashi and B. L. Mark, “Product-Form Loss Networks,” in Frontiers in Queueing (ed. J. H. Dshalalow). pp. 147-195, CRC Press, 1997. 3. F. P. Kelly, “Loss Networks,” Ann. Appl. Prob., vol.. 1, no. 3, pp 319-378, 1991. Brief Biography of the Speaker: Hisashi Kobayashi is the Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Princeton University since 1986, when he joined the Princeton Faculty as Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (1986-91). Prior to joining Princeton he worked for the IBM Research Division for 19 years (1967-86). He was the founding director of IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory (1982-86). He received his BS (1961) and MS (1963) from Tokyo University and his MA (1966) and Ph.D.(1967) from Princeton. He was a radar engineer at Toshiba, Japan (1963-65). His principal fields of research are system modeling and analysis, queuing theory and signal processing algorithms. He has also worked on data transmission theory, digital magnetic recording, optical network architectures, wireless geolocation algorithms, and network security. He was a recipient of the 2005 Eduardo Rhein Technology Award of Germany for his 1969 invention of a high-density digital recording scheme, now widely known as PRML (partial response coding, maximum likelihood decoding). He is an IEEE Fellow (1977), IEEE Life Fellow (2003), and IEICE Fellow (2004). He received the Humboldt Prize of West Germany (1979) and IFIPS Silver Core (1980), and is a member of Japan’s National Academy of engineering (1992). He published “Modeling and Analysis” (Addison Wesley, 1978) , coauthored with Brian Mark a textbook “System Modeling and Analysis” (Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2008) and is currently working on “Probability, Random Processes and Statistical Analysis,” to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2009. This is the first time that he participate in WSEAS Keynote Lecture ==================================================================== Intrusion Detection in Modern Optical Networks and Countermeasures ==================================================================== Professor Stamatios Kartalopoulos, Senior Professor of WSEAS IEEE Fellow, University of Oklahoma, USA E-mail: Abstract: Optical networks are considered to be intrusion-resistant by virtue of the fiber medium. The common belief is that the optical fiber is difficult to tap, as compared to copper wire and to wireless media. In fact, this is a simplistic view because stripping a cable and tapping a fiber with tools that are commercially available is a relatively simple task to the sophisticated intruder. Moreover, because the fiber link is many kilometers long, the fiber cannot be guarded; this presents a tremendous opportunity and flexibility to the intruder to select the point of intrusion unnoticed. Therefore, it is important that the network is sophisticated enough to monitor and detect intrusions, differentiate from possible component failure and degradation, and upon detection of fiber attacks, it executes automatic countermeasures, outsmarting the intruder. In this talk, we describe automatic intrusion detection methods and countermeasure strategies in modern optical networks. Brief Biography of the Speaker: Stamatios V. Kartalopoulos, PhD, is currently the Williams Professor in Telecommunications Networking at the University of Oklahoma. His research emphasis is on optical communication networks (FSO, long haul and FTTH), optical technology including optical metamaterials, and optical communications security including quantum cryptography and key distribution. Prior to this, he was with Bell Laboratories where he defined, led and managed research and development teams in the areas of DWDM networks, SONET/SDH and ATM, Cross-connects, Switching, Transmission and Access systems. He has received the President’s Award and many awards of Excellence. He holds nineteen patents in communications networks, and he has published more than hundred scientific papers, seven reference textbooks important in advanced fiber optic communications, and has also contributed chapters to other books. He has been an IEEE and a Lucent Technologies Distinguished Lecturer and has lectured at international Universities, at NASA and conferences,. He has been keynote speaker of major international conferences, has moderated executive forums, has been a panelist of interdisciplinary panels, and has organized symposia, workshops and sessions at major international communications conferences. Dr Kartalopoulos is an IEEE Fellow, chair and founder of the IEEE ComSoc Communications & Information Security Technical Committee, member at large of IEEE New Technologies Directions Committee, and he has served as editor-in-chief of IEEE Press, chair of ComSoc Emerging Technologies and of SPCE Technical Committees, Area-editor of IEEE Communications Magazine/Optical Communications, member of IEEE PSPB, and VP of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. Prof. Kartalopoulos was Plenary Speaker in the WSEAS Conference of Circuits (2007), WSEAS Conference on SYstems (2007), WSEAS Conference on Computers (2007) and WSEAS Conference on Communications (2007). He was also WSEAS Keynote Speaker in the WSEAS Conference on Applied Mathematics and WSEAS Conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications, Control and Signal Processing in Cairo,Egypt 2008 as well as in WSEAS Conference on Applied Mathematics in Istanbul (2007) and WSEAS Multiconference in Tenerife (2006) 40 other Plenary Speakers accompanied the previous Invited Keynote Speakers. The complete list of the Keynote and Plenary Speakers of CSCC'08 can be found at For Circuits For Systems For Communications For Computers For Education For Engineering Mechanics, Structures and Engineering Geology For Urban Planning and Transportation For Cultural Heritage and Tourism 1. ISI (ISINET) 2. INSPEC (IET, former IEE) 3. CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) 4. ELSEVIER and Elsevier Bibliographic Database 5. ZENTRALBLATT 6. ULRICH 7. MATHSCINET of AMS (American Mathematical Society) 8. MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS of AMS (American Mathematical Society) 9. Directory of Published Proceedings 10. Computer Science Bibliography Administrator 11. American Chemical Society and its Index: Chemical Abstracts Service 12. European Library in Paris (France) 13. DEST Database (Australia) 14. Engineering Information 15. SCOPUS 16. EBSCO 17. EMBASE 18. Compendex (CPX) 19. GEOBASE 20. BIOBASE. 21. BIOTECHNOBASE 22. FLUIDEX 23. OceanBase 24. BEILSTEIN Abstracts 25. World Textiles 26. MEDLINE 27. British Library 28. National Library of Greece 29. German National Library of Science and Technology 30. IARAS Index JOURNALS: WSEAS journals are covered by: 1. ISI through the INSPEC (IEE) 2. INSPEC (IET, former IEE) 3. CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) 4. ELSEVIER and Elsevier Bibliographic Database 5. ZENTRALBLATT 6. MATHSCINET of AMS (American Mathematical Society) 7. ULRICH 8. MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS of AMS (American Mathematical Society) 9. Computer Science Bibliography Administrator 10. British Library 11. American Chemical Society and its Index: Chemical Abstracts Service 12. European Library in Paris (France) 13. DEST Database (Australia) 14. Swets Information Services 15. Engineering Information 16. SCOPUS 17. EBSCO 18. EMBASE 19. Compendex (CPX) 20. Geobase 21. BIOBASE 22. BIOTECHNOBASE 23. FLUIDEX 24. OceanBase 25. BEILSTEIN Abstracts 26. World Textiles 27. MEDLINE 28. Mayersche 29. Index of Information Systems Journals 30. National Library of Greece: See the link: NLG-Journals 31. IARAS Index ANNOUNCEMENT: A Great Volume of 800 pages with Selected Papers from the WSEAS Conferences in: University of Cambridge (UK), University of Harvard (USA) MIT (USA), China Jiliang University (China), Beijing Jiaotong University (China), University Paris-Sud (France), Federal University UFRN, (Brazil), Romanian Academy of Science (Romania), Univ. Politecnica of Bucharest (Romania), Technical University of Sofia (Bulgaria), Tianjin University of Technology and Education (China)The University of the West Indias (Trinidad & Tobago), National Technical University of Athens (Greece), Techn. Educat. Institute of Chalkis (Greece), Techn. Educat. Institute of Athens (Greece), Zhejiang Univ. of Technology (China), University of Alcala, Madrid (Spain) is coming soon. The volume will be included in ISI Index and other citation indices (Hard-Copy and CD) and the papers of the authors will have also an opportunity for possible publication in some WSEAS Journals..... Anticipated time of Circulation: September 30, 2008. ==================================================================== OTHER WSEAS CONFERENCES OF 2008 (See their web pages via ) ==================================================================== Rhodes (Rodos) Island, Greece, August 20-22, 2008 2008 WSEAS Int. Conf. on BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONICS and BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS (BEBI'08) "Handbook of Research on Biocomputation and Biomedical Informatics: Case Studies & Applications" Rhodes (Rodos) Island, Greece, August 20-22, 2008 8th WSEAS Int. Conf. on APPLIED INFORMATICS AND COMMUNICATIONS (AIC'08) 8th WSEAS Int. Conf. on SIGNAL PROCESSING, COMPUTATIONAL GEOMETRY and ARTIFICIAL VISION (ISCGAV'08) 8th WSEAS Int. Conf. on SYSTEMS THEORY AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION(ISTASC'08) Rhodes (Rodos) Island, Greece, August 20-22, 2008 6th IASME / WSEAS Int. Conf. on HEAT TRANSFER, THERMAL ENGINEERING and ENVIRONMENT (HTE'08) 6th IASME / WSEAS Int. Conf. on FLUID MECHANICS and AERODYNAMICS (FMA'08) Malta, September 11-13, 2008 EUROPEAN COMPUTING CONFERENCE (ECC'08) FINITE DIFFERENCES - FINITE ELEMENTS - FINITE VOLUMES - BOUNDARY ELEMENTS (F-and-B'08) Malta, September 11-13, 2008 ENVIRONMENTAL and GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE and ENGINEERING (EG'08) MARITIME and NAVAL SCIENCE and ENGINEERING (MN'08) Santander, Cantabria, Spain, September 23-25, 2008 8th WSEAS Int. Conf. on POWER SYSTEMS (PS '08) 8th WSEAS Int. Conf. on SIMULATION, MODELLING AND OPTIMIZATION (SMO '08) 8th WSEAS Int. Conf. on SIGNAL, SPEECH AND IMAGE PROCESSING (SSIP '08) 8th WSEAS Int. Conf. on MULTIMEDIA, INTERNET & VIDEO TECHNOLOGIES (MIV '08) 8th WSEAS Int. Conf. on DISTANCE LEARNING and WEB ENGINEERING (DIWEB '08) * 4th WSEAS Intern. Symposium on GRID COMPUTING * 4th WSEAS Intern. Symposium on DIGITAL LIBRARIES * 4th WSEAS Intern. Symposium on DATA MINING and INTELLIGENT INFORMATION PROCESSING Corfu Island, Greece, October 26-28, 2008 10th WSEAS Int. Conf. on MATHEMATICAL METHODS, COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES AND INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS (MAMECTIS '08) 7th WSEAS Int. Conf. on NON-LINEAR ANALYSIS, NON-LINEAR SYSTEMS AND CHAOS (NOLASC '08) 8th WSEAS Int. Conf. on WAVELET ANALYSIS & MULTIRATE SYSTEMS (WAMUS '08) Corfu Island, Greece, October 26-28, 2008 4th WSEAS/IASME Int. Conf. on EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES (EDUTE' 08) 4thWSEAS Int. Conf. on DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS and CONTROL (CONTROL '08) Corfu Island, Greece, October 26-28, 2008 RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES (RES' 08) ENERGY PLANNING, ENERGY SAVING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (EPESE '08) WASTE MANAGEMENT, WATER POLLUTION, AIR POLLUTION, INDOOR CLIMATE (WWAI '08) Bucharest, Romania, November 7-9, 2008 10th WSEAS Int. Conf. on MATHEMATICAL and COMPUTATIONAL METHODS in SCIENCE and ENGINEERING (MACMESE'08) 7th WSEAS Int. Conf. on DATA NETWORKS, COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTERS (DNCOCO '08). 1st WSEAS Int. Conf. on SENSORS and SIGNALS (SENSIG '08). 1st WSEAS Int. Conf. on VISUALIZATION, IMAGING and SIMULATION (VIS'08). Bucharest, Romania, November 7-9, 2008 1st WSEAS Int. Conf. on NATURAL HAZARDS (NAHA'08) 1st WSEAS Int. Conf. on CLIMATE CHANGES, GLOBAL WARMING, BIOLOGICAL PROBLEMS (CGB '08). 1st WSEAS Int. Conf. on URBAN REHABILITATION AND SUSTAINABILITY (URES'08) 1st WSEAS Int. Conf. on MATERIALS SCIENCE (MATERIALS'08) Venice, Italy, November 21-23, 2008 8th WSEAS/IASME Int.Conf. on ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS, HIGH VOLTAGES, ELECTRIC MACHINES (POWER'08) 7th WSEAS Int.Conf. on SYSTEM SCIENCE and SIMULATION in ENGINEERING * Advances in Naval Science, Research and Education Venice, Italy, November 21-23, 2008 8th WSEAS Int.Conf. on APPLIED COMPUTER SCIENCE (ACS'08) 7th WSEAS Int.Conf. on EDUCATION and EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (EDU'08) 4th WSEAS Int.Conf. on REMOTE SENSING (REMOTE'08) Puerto De La Cruz, Canary Islands, Spain, December 15-17, 2008 13th WSEAS Int. Conf. on APPLIED MATHEMATICS 7th WSEAS Int. Conf. on CIRCUITS, SYSTEMS, ELECTRONICS, CONTROL & SIGNAL PROCESSING (CSECS '08) Puerto De La Cruz, Canary Islands, Spain, December 15-17, 2008 2nd WSEAS Int.Conf. on COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY (COMPUCHEM'08) 4th WSEAS Int. Conf. on CELLULAR and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, BIOPHYSICS and BIOENGINEERING (BIO'08) Cairo, Egypt, December 29-31, 2008 6th WSEAS Int. Conf. on ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEMS and DEVELOPMENT (EED'08) 4th WSEAS Int. Conf. on APPLIED and THEORETICAL MECHANICS (MECHANICS '08) Cairo, Egypt, December 29-31, 2008 7th WSEAS Int.Conf. on E-ACTIVITIES (E-Learning, E-Communities, E-Commerce, E-Management, E-Marketing, E-Governance, Tele-Working) (E-ACTIVITIES '08) 7th WSEAS Int.Conf. on INFORMATION SECURITY and PRIVACY (ISP '08) 7th WSEAS Int.Conf. on COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS and CYBERNETICS (CIMMACS '08) =========================================== OTHERS SPEAKERS IN THE RECENT WSEAS EVENTS (list incomplete): Lotfi Zadeh, Dimitri Bertsekas, Sunil Das, Bimal K. Bose, Janusz Kacprzyk, Leonid Kazovsky, Rao Kamissety, Ronald Yager, Narsingh Deo, Sidney Burrus, Biswa N. Datta, Mihai Putinar, Stamatios Kartalopoulos, David Staelin, A. Bers, Athanasios Manikas, Wlodzislaw Duch, George Giannakis, Nikos Markatos, Wasfy B Mikhael, Valeri Mladenov, Panos Pardalos, George Tsamasphyros, Tadeusz Kaczorek, Leon Chua, Irwin W. Sandberg, Constantin Udriste, Andris Buikis ,Metin Demiralp , Michael N. Katehakis, Imre J. Rudas, Brian A. Barsky, Dimitris Kazakos, Alexey L Sadovski, Amedeo Andreotti, Ion Carstea, Sudip Misra, Victor-Emil Neagoe, Panos M. Pardalos, Hamid Abachi, Ryszard S. Choras, Hamido Fujita, Josef Boercsoek, Dumitru Cazacu, Costas G. Helmis, Zhixin Wang, Sankar K. Pal, Ulrich Albrecht, Jim Cunningham, Dorian Cojocaru, Andrzej Ordys, Fumiaki Imado, Milan Stork, Remi Leandre, Kleanthis Psarris, Kinshuk, Moustapha Diaby, Brian McCartin, Patrick Wang, Costin Cepisca, Charles Long, Gabriela Bognar, Angel Kuri-Morales, Jiancheng Guan, and many others .... See: and ======================================================================= PUBLICITY: In the WSEAS Conferences the accepted papers are published (1) Books (All these books participate in ISI, IEE, ELSEVIER, SCOPUS etc..., see the list in above) with ISBN and ISSN (2) CD-ROM Proceedings with page numbering as the books with ISBN and ISSN (3) E-Library (Web Publishing): with Free Access for many collaborating Universities (some of them are among the 50 first universities on the world) and Free access to all the WSEAS members and friends ****(4) Extended versions of accepted papers after further additional strict review can be published in a WSEAS Journals (The WSEAS Journals participate in the most important citation indices like Elsevier, Scopus, EI, Compendex, INSPEC, CSA .... see: ) ============================================================ UNIVERSITY ELECTION: The WSEAS Executive Director is now HONORARY PROFESSOR in the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania (JUNE 2008). The WSEAS Executive Director and former WSEAS President, Prof. Nikos E. Mastorakis (University URL: and Institutional URL: was elevated as Honorary Professor in the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca Romania in June 24th 2008. Mr. Rector of the University, Prof. Radu Munteanu reported the exceptional scientific task of Prof. Mastorakis and his outstanding worldwide contribution to the development of Science and technology. The Ceremony took place in the Academy of Romania in Bucharest in June 24, 2008. See below pictures from this official ceremony. For the academic year, 2008-2009, Prof. N.E.Mastorakis will be also Visiting Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department of the Technical University of Sofia in Bulgaria where he will teach the Course: "Multidimensional Systems" ============================================================ UNIVERSITIES WHERE THE WSEAS ORGANIZES CONFERENCES: See REJECTION RATES IN CONFERENCES: TYPICAL EXAMPLE: The WSEAS Conference in the University of Cambridge (February 2008) has already received more than 800 papers. From these papers, after a strict review we have selected 377 for the publication. RATES OF REJECTION IN JOURNALS: You can find the reviewers that WSEAS uses at the page The POSITIVE OPINION OF 3 INDEPENDENT REFVIEWERS is necessary. Example: or via the official web page of WSEAS. OTHER FEATURES 1) A very strong and important feature is that the WSEAS will give to the partipants a new username and password WITHOUT EXPIRY DATE for on-line access in the WSEAS Conference proceedings FOR EVER. 2) Several University Faculty Members and Senior Researchers that will be with us in the Conference create groups and committees for the other WSEAS events 3) Rich cultural and social part as usual. The importance of these conferences can be also proved by the impact of these conferences in 2007 and 2008: See, please 4) The conference Books and Conference CD-ROM published by WSEAS Press continue to sell for a long time after the meeting has taken place. This is another demonstration of the prestige the scientific community attribute to the meetings organised by the WSEAS.