1203_December-2003

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 03 Number 3
December 8, 2003

Editor: Sue Ann Campbell (sacampbell@uwaterloo.ca)

CONTENTS

Society News:

1. Membership Renewal Reminder

2. CAIMS*SCMAI 2004 Election - Call for Nominations

3. 2003 CAIMS*SCMAI Doctoral Dissertation Award - Call for Nominations

4. 2004 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize - Call for Nominations

5. Update from the CAIMS*SCMAI representative to CMS

6. Update on the Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly

7. Message from the Human Rights Committee

8. *CAIMS*SCMAI 2004 in Halifax - Joint with the CMS Summer Meeting

9. *Canada-France Mathematics Sciences Meeting in Toulouse

10. Travel Awards for the Toulouse Meeting

Other News

11. Canadian delegates to the Forum of China's Medium-and Long-Term
Development Planning for Chinese Science & Technology

12. IMU-Net

13. Pirelli INTERNETional Award 2003

Courses and Summer Schools

14. Summer School on Systems Biology Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics,
McGill University

15. Intensive course on complex systems concepts and methods, New
England Complex Systems Institute

Conferences

16. *International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications

17. *Fifth International Conference on Complex Systems

18. *Eighth International conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems

19. *International Congress on Medical and Care Compunetics

20. *International Conference on Computational Science

21. *International Multiconference in Computer Science and Computer Engineering

22. *The 7th Conference on Mathematical Population Dynamics and the 3rd
Conference on Deterministic and Stochastic Models for Biological
(MPD-Destobio)

23. *Thirteenth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting

24. *Eighth World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics

25. *Eleventh International Congress on Computational and Applied Mathematics

Position Announcements

26. Positions in Applied Mathematics/Applied Statistics at Carleton University

27. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

* Links to the web pages for these and other conferences can be found
by clicking on "Upcoming Meetings and Workshops" at the CAIMS*SCMAI home
page: www.caims.ca.

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From: Sue Ann Campbell <sacampbell@uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 16:07:40 +0000

Just a gentle reminder to renew your CAIMS*SCMAI membership if you
haven't done so already. Membership forms are available on the web at
http://www.caims.ca/Society/subscribe.html
Just down-load the appropriate form, fill it in and mail it to:
Dr. M. Foreman
Treasurer, CAIMS*SCMAI
Institute of Ocean Science
P.O. Box 6000
Sidney BC V8L 4B2

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From: Bill Langford <wlangfor@uoguelph.ca>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 16:56:28 -0400

CAIMS*SCMAI 2004 Election - Call for Nominations

CAIMS*SCMAI will be holding an election next winter
(February or March 2004) for

* Treasurer

* Two Members at Large on the Board of Directors.

Nominations should reach the Chair of the Nominations Committee,
Bill Langford (wlangfor@uoguelph.ca), by 31 December 2003.

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From: stockie@cs.sfu.ca
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 07:30:11 -0800

2003 CAIMS Doctoral Dissertation Award

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society,
I would like to bring to your attention the "Doctoral Dissertation
Award" competition for the year 2003.

The Award is meant to recognize an outstanding PhD thesis in Applied
Mathematics that is defended at a Canadian university during the
calendar year 2003. The award consists of a trophy, monetary prize, and
a free society membership. The winner will also be invited to present a
plenary talk at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Society to be held in
Halifax (see http://www.cms.math.ca/Events/summer04/index.e). This year's
meeting is a joint meeting between CAIMS, the Canadian Symposium on
Fluid Dynamics and the Canadian Mathematical Society.

Details of the award competition, judging, and nomination requirements
are available on the CAIMS web page at

http://www.caims.ca/Awards/DDaward.html

The deadline for completed applications is January 31, 2004.

Please pass on this information to your eligible graduate students, as
well as any of your colleagues who you think might have students who
would be excellent candidates for the award.

Yours sincerely,

John Stockie
Coordinator, CAIMS Doctoral Dissertation Award (2003)
Department of Mathematics
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6
Canada
email: stockie@math.sfu.ca
phone:(604) 291-3331

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From: Wu Jianhong <wujh@mathstat.yorku.ca>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 16:57:32 -0400

Call for Nominations for the CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society solicits
nominations for the CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize. The recipient of the award
will be selected based on her/his innovative research contributions in
an emerging area of applied or industrial mathematics. Eligible nominees
should hold a permanent position within Canada or be a CAIMS*SCMAI member of
at least four years standing. Nominations should reach:

Jianhong Wu
Laboratory for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
York University
Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P2
wujh@mathstat.yorku.ca

no later than January 30, 2004 and should include four copies of each
of: a title for the nomination designating research contributions in a
specific area; a summary of the contributions in the form of a five-line
press release; a detailed description (no longer than two pages) of
the research contributions of the nominee in the specified area; a CV
including the list of publications; and four reprints. A prize of $1,000
and a commemorative plaque will be presented to the recipient at the
CAIMS*SCMAI Annual Meeting.

The recipient will be invited to give a plenary lecture at the CAIMS*SCMAI
Annual Meeting in the year of the award. CAIMS*SCMAI will provide a travel
allowance of $500.

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From: Samuel Shen <shen@ualberta.ca>
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2003 02:37:02 -0700

Update from the CAIMS*SCMAI representative to the CMS/SMC

CMS Business Meetings, December 2003: Sam Shen attended the
CMS executives meeting, the development group meeting, the
board meeting, and the meeting of international committee. They
were all held in Pan Pacific Hotel of Vancouver, December 4-5,
2003. At the board meeting he was the CAIMS representative when
it came to the reports of other societies. At other times he was
the CMS VP-West. CMS became an Associate Member of the ICIAM the
past July and Sam Shen is now the official CMS representative
to the ICIAM. Another piece of information is that CMS has
intention to host the International Congress of Mathematicians
(ICM) 2010 in Montreal. CMS is preparing a bid now.

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From: jack macki <jackmacki@mac.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 08:50:59 -0700

November 25, 2003...

After a chaotic summer spent dealing with our printing firm, CAMQ
production is now moving smoothly ahead. We are still almost
exactly one year behind, but things look good for getting caught up
by midsummer, 2004. CAMQ 10-1 and 10-2 (2002) were mailed in October.
CAMQ 10-3 went to the printer as of November 25--it should take about
two weeks to get the hardcopies, and another week to mail. 10-4 is being
proofed by authors.

CAMQ 10-1 is based on papers from the Victoria meeting, and 10-2 is
based on papers from Mike Lamoureux's PIMS Imaging Conference in
Calgary. Both are really outstanding issues, and are quite large.
CAMQ 10-3 and 10-4 are more conventional, and will be quite small--we
cut the pages in volume 10 down to 500 from our usual 600 because of the
high per-page cost of using the CMS for TeX editing. Starting with
Volume 11 we will doing the TeX editing in Edmonton.

Volume 11 (2003) will be almost entirely devoted to proceedings of the
Butler Memorial Conference held in Edmonton in June of this year.
ALL of these papers are currently being refereed, so things should move
quickly, we may be able to mail out all of volume 11 by mid Spring.
The Butler Conference organizers have put up more than $10,000 as
a publication grant to CAMQ. This means that we are financially sound
for the foreseeable future.

We will be editing Volume 12 (2004) simultaneously, this is where our
upcoming submitted and accepted papers will appear, and so we have a
good shot at bringing our publication schedule up to date.

We have begun to work with MITACS. As a start to this collaboration,
we have a display at the Montreal meeting, and will be accepting some
papers from the winners of a competition they are holding at that
meeting. John Stockie is serving as liaison.

I would greatly appreciate it if someone connected with the Fields
and Montreal Institutes' Applied Mathematics Programs would step
forward to begin a liaison.

Early in the new year, we will be restructuring the editorial board in
cooperation with the CAIMS Board of Directors.

We are having a terrible time dealing with the U.S. Postal Service, does
anyone out there have a clue what is going on south of the border? We
are getting returns on mailouts to well-established jobbers (Blackwell,
TIBUH) to whom we have been regularly sending our journal. One of our
editors, Hal Smith at Arizona State, has not received his reprints and his
editor's copy of our journal, which were mailed in early October, nor have
they been returned to us. Previous mailings went through just fine.

Ah well, nothing could be as frustrating as dealing with some authors:
the individual who left Toronto to take a post-doc in the States, left his
email account open (with no forwarding) at Toronto, but didn't bother
checking it for months on end; the (male) author in New Zealand who took
maternity leave and didn't check his email for several months; the well-known
author in Pakistan who seems to have dropped out of sight...

BUT, the journal is healthy and beginning to thrive--help us by recruiting
first-rate papers! Note that our old email rigel@whatever is dead, the new
email for camq is camq@math.ualberta.ca.

Jack Macki and Bryant Moodie
Managing Editors
(and Dana McCallum, who is really in charge...)

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From: Sue Ann Campbell <sacampbell@uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 12:20:40 +0000

Dear CAIMS*SCMAI Members,

The CAIMS*SCMAI Human Right Committee would like to draw your attention
to the case outlined in the letter below.

CAIMS*SCMAI Human Rights Committee,
Gail Wolkowicz, Chair
Ken Jackson
Sue Ann Campbell

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Dear/cher(e) Colleagues,
As the CMS Human Rights Officer, I would like to call your attention
to the case of Prof. Yury Bandazhevsky, who is considered a prisoner of
conscience by Amnesty International. Any action you can take, such as
writing a letter or signing one of several online petitions, may be
helpful. Here is some background:
Professor Yury Bandazhevsky, a scientist specializing in nuclear
medicine and citizen of Belarus, has spent much of his career focusing on
the effects of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion. His research
into the effects of the radioactive fallout on people living in Belarus
led to his publishing a report critical of the official research being
conducted into the Chernobyl incident, which he claimed had not produced
any significant scientific findings. Soon after the report was published,
he was arrested on "anti-terrorism" charges. Although he was released
conditionally in December 1999, new charges of corruption were brought
against him. Following an allegedly unfair trial, he was convicted in
June 2001 of accepting bribes from students seeking admission to the Gomel
Medical Institute, of which he is the former rector. Expert witnesses who
attended the trial have noted at least 8 infringements of the Belarussian
Criminal Code and the main prosecution witness had retracted his statement
against Pr. Bandazhevsky. Pr. Bandazhevsky is currently jailed in a penal
colony with harsh conditions.
Professor Bandazhevsky adamantly denied the charges against him, and
expressed fear that he had been targeted by the state authorities on
account of his scientific research into the Chernobyl incident and his
open criticism of the state authorities. Amnesty International considers
Yury Bandazhevsky to be a prisoner of conscience, who has been sentenced
to eight years in prison for exercising his right to freedom of
expression.

To sign a petition or write a letter of support, see the website
http://www.motherearth.org/prisoner/banda_en.php

The Amnesty International website has information on the case:
http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGEUR490082001?open&of=ENG-BLR

Letters of support may be sent to: Prof. Yury I. Bandazhevsky,
ul. Kalvariyskaya 36
PO Box 35/21
220600 Minsk

En francais, avec interview du Prof. Bandazhevsky:
http://www.sortirdunucleaire.org/info16/li1634.htm

Sincerely,

Dale Rolfsen
Human Rights Officer, Canadian Mathematical Society

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From: Paul Muir <muir@cs.stmarys.ca>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 20:36:46 -0400 (AST)

On behalf of Dalhousie University, the Department of Mathematics
and Statistics invites the mathematical community to a joint
meeting of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society
(CAIMS), the 16th Canadian Symposium on Fluid Dynamics (CSFD),
the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS), and the Canadian Society
for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM), to be held
June 13-15, 2004.

We look forward to welcoming our colleagues back to Halifax and
sharing the pleasures of summertime here - the CMS meeting was
last in Halifax in 1990 and the CAIMS meeting was last in Halifax
in 1990 (at the Technical University of Nova Scotia) and last at
Dalhousie University in 1985. Following the usual format, the
meeting will include a wide variety of symposia, a session of
contributed papers, plenary speakers, prize lecturers, a graduate
student poster session, and a Public Lecture.

Meeting Committee
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Directors: Richard Wood (Dalhousie University) and Raymond Spiteri
(Dalhousie University)
Graham Wright (CMS ex-officio)
Paul Muir (CAIMS Executive Liason - Saint Mary's University)

Local Arrangements
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Chair: Peter Fillmore (Dalhousie University)
Monique Bouchard (CMS ex-officio)
Alan A. Coley (Dalhousie University)
Shigui Ruan (Dalhousie University)

Public Lecture
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Edward Barbeau (University of Toronto)

Plenary Speakers
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Peter Cameron (Queen Mary University)
Alan C. Newell (University of Arizona/University of Warwick)
Peter Olver (University of Minnesota)
Mark Lewis (University of Alberta)
Mikhail Zaicev (Moscow State University)
Frank T. Smith (University College London)

Prizes and Awards
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CAIMS Doctoral Dissertation Award: To be announced
CAIMS Research Prize: To be announced
The CMS Jeffery-Williams Prize Lecture will be given
by Joel Feldman, University of British Columbia.
CMS Krieger-Nelson Prize: To be announced

Sessions and Organizers
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16th Canadian Symposium on Fluid Dynamics
(Org: Richard Karsten, Acadia University and Serpil Kocabiyik,
Memorial University)

Applications of Invariant Theory to Differential Geometry
(Org: Robert Milson, Dalhousie University and Mark Fels, Utah
State University)

Classical Analysis in honour of David Borwein's 80th Birthday
(Org: Jonathon Borwein, Simon Fraser University)

Combinatorial Game Theory
(Org: Richard Nowakowski, Dalhousie University)

Dynamical Systems
(Org: Michael A. Radin, Rochester Institute of Technology)

Financial Mathematics
(Org: Joe Campoliati, David Vaughan, and Yongzeng Lai, Wilfred
Laurier University)

General Topology and Topological Algebra
(Org: Ilijas Farah, York University and Vladimir Pestov,
University of Ottawa)

Graph Theory and the Web
(Org: Jeannette Janssen, Dalhousie University)

History of Mathematics
(Org: Tom Archibald, Acadia University)

Hopf Algebras and Related Topics
(Org: Yuri Bahturin, Memorial University, Luzius Grunenfelder,
Dalhousie University, Susan Montgomery University of Southern
California, and Earl Taft, Rutgers University)

Mathematical Education
(Org: Richard Hoshino, Dalhousie University and John Grant
McLoughlin, University of New Brunswick)

Nonlinear Dynamics in Biology and Medicine
(Org: Shigui Ruan, Dalhousie University)

Numerical Algorithms for Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
(Org: Tony Humphries, McGill University)

Qualitative Behaviour and Controllability of Partial Differential Equations
(Org: Holger Teismann, Acadia University)

Topology
(Org: Keith Johnson, Dalhousie University and Renzo Piccinini,
University of Milan)

Topos Theory
(Org: Myles Tierney, Rutgers University)

As well, the 5th Annual MITACS (Mathematics of Information Technology and
Complex Systems) Conference will be held immediately prior to the joint
meeting on June 10-12, 2004.

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From: Christiane Rousseau <rousseac@DMS.UMontreal.CA>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 15:45:31 -0500

TOULOUSE 2004
July 12-15, 2004 - Du 12 au 15 juillet 2004
Centre de congres Pierre-Baudis, Toulouse
www.cms.math.ca/Events/Toulouse2004

We are happy to announce the First Nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer
joint Canada-France meeting of the la premiere reunion conjointe Canada-
mathematical sciences. This meeting France des sciences mathematiques.
is a partnership between the Cette reunion est en partenariat avec
following societies: les societes suivantes:

Societe mathematique de France
Societe de mathematiques appliquees et industrielles
Societe francaise de statistique
Canadian Mathematical Society/Societe mathematique du Canada
CAIMS*SCMAI
Statistical Society of Canada/Societe de Statistique du Canada
Institut de mathematiques de Toulouse

Scientific Committee - Comite Scientifique
Chair: Francis Clarke (Universite Lyon et Institute universitaire de France)
Claire Anantharaman (Universite d'Orleans-CNRS)
Jean-Marc Azais (Universite Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III)
Guy Barles (Universite F. Rabelais Tours)
Martin T. Barlow (University of British Columbia)
Phillipe Besse (Universite Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III)
Jacques Blum (Universite de Nice Sophia-Antipolis)
James Ramsay (McGill University)
Pierre Cartier (Institut des hautes etudes scientifiques)
Francois Lalonde (Universite de Montreal)
Eric R. Muller (Brock University)
Bruno Salvy (INRIA Rocquencourt)
Catherine Sulem (University of Toronto)

Local Arrangements - Logistique Locale
Chair: Jean-Pierre Ramis (Universite Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III)

Plenary Lecturers - Conferenciers Principaux
* Gregoire Allaire (Ec. Poly, Palaiseau) * Michele Artigue (Jussieu)
* Maitine Bergounioux (Orleans) * Jon Borwein (Simon Fraser)
* David Brillinger (Berkeley) * Alain Connes (IHES) (tentative)
* Walter Craig (McMaster) * Henri Darmon (McGill)
* Emmanuel Giroux (ENS-Lyon) * Laurent Laffourgue (IHES)
* Gabor Lugosi (Barcelona) * Mikhail Lyubich (Toronto)
* Christophe Reutenauer (UQAM) * Alain-Sol Sznitman (ETH Zurich)
* Murrad Taqqu (Boston) * Henry Wolkowicz (Waterloo)

Special Sessions Symposium
Operator Algebras Algebre d'operateurs
Symplectic Topology and Geometry Topologie et geometrie symplectiques
Number Theory Theorie des nombres
The Langlands Program Le programme Langlands
Spectral and Geometric Analysis Analyse geometrique et spectrale
Partial Differential Equations Equations aux derivees partielles
Dynamical Systems Systems dynamiques
Differential Equations and Control Equations differentielles et commande
Variational Analysis & Optimization Analyse variationelle et optimisation
Stochastic Analysis Analyse stochastique
Multifractals and Long Memory Processus multifractals et a longue memoire
The Probability/Statistics L'interface entre les probabilities
Interface et la statistique
Statistical Analysis of Analyse statistique des donnees
Functional Data fonctionelles
Numerical Analysis Analyse numerique
Mathematics Education Education mathematique
Low Dimension Topology and Topologies de dimension petite et theorie
Geometrical Group Theory geometrique des groupes
Mathematical Biology Biologie mathematique
Complex Dynamical Systems Systemes dynamiques complexes

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From: rousseac@DMS.UMontreal.CA
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 10:42:00

Travel Awards for the Toulouse Meeting

There will be 15 Students and Postdocs Travel Awards of $500 each for people
presenting a poster.
The information for applying will soon be posted on the website:
http://www.cms.math.ca/Events/Toulouse2004/

Bourses de Voyages pour le Reunion a Toulouse

Une quinzaine de bourses de voyages au montant de $500 sont disponibles pour
les itudiants de cycles supirieurs et les postdocs
qui participeront ` la rencontre et feront une prisentation par affiche.
L'information sera bienttt affichie sur le site:
http://www.smc.math.ca/Reunions/Toulouse2004/

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From: Samuel Shen <shen@ualberta.ca>
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2003 02:37:02 -0700

Canadian delegates to the Forum of China's Medium-and Long-Term
Development Planning for Chinese Science & Technology

China is planning its strategies for science and technology towards
2020. The main purpose of the planning is to make science and
technology development balanced with the economic development
and to make science and technology as a major supporting power
for the sustainable growth of China's economy. The planning is
directed by the State Council and is led by Premier Wen Jiabo,
and the Ministry of Science and Technology is coordinating the
planning. CAIMS*SCMAI past president, Sam Shen, was invited to speak
at the International Forum held in the Great Hall of People, Beijing,
on Nov 13-14. The other delegate from Canada was Dr. Gilbert Normand,
Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development). Several
minister-level officials from developed countries and 14 outstanding
overseas Chinese scientists were invited to speak. Premier Wen Jiabo
spent an hour with the speakers.

(Editor's note: a photo is available at the CAIMS*SCMAI website,
www.caims.ca/sam.html)

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From: Samuel Shen <shen@ualberta.ca>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 10:14:27 -0600

IMU-Net

IMU-Net is the electronic newsletter of the International Mathematical Union
(IMU). It is distributed Bimonthly by Email. The newsletter aims to improve
communication between IMU and the worldwide mathematical community, by
reporting decisions and recommendations of IMU, and highlighting issues
that are under discussion. In addition, IMU-Net will report on major
international mathematical events and developments, and on other topics
of general mathematical interest. Feedback from readers and mathematical
societies is welcome.

To receive of IMU-News, which is free of charge, you need to subscribe to
it using one of the simple methods described below.

1. Click on http://www.mathunion.org/IMU-Net with a Web browser and go to
the "Subscribe" button to subscribe to IMU-Net online.

2. Send an e-mail to imu-net-request@mathunion.org with the Subject-line:
Subject: subscribe

In both cases you will get an e-mail to confirm your subscription so that
misuse will be minimized.

More details about IMU-Net can be found at: http://www.mathunion.org/IMU-Net/

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From: "Technical Committee, Pirelli INTERNETional Award" <info@pirelliaward.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 18:39:41 +0100

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From: Angelica Todireanu <angelica.todireanu@McGill.ca>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 16:50:51 -0500

Dear colleague,

We are writing to let you know about the Centre for Non-linear Dynamics summer
school on Systems Biology, which will take place in Montreal during the last
half of May 2004.

The first week will be a comprehensive introduction to the methods of
non-linear science, ranging from difference equations to stochastic systems,
and illustrated with 'classic' applications in cardiology and neural signal
propagation. The second week will focus on molecular biology and genomics and
will include modelling of biochemical pathways, microarray data analysis, and
network inference. For more information please see
http://www.cnd.mcgill.ca/summerschool/.

Some financial support is available for attendees, who are encouraged to apply
from both the physical and the life sciences. We would appreciate you bringing
this to the attention of anyone who you think might be interested.

Many thanks for your time.

Sincerely,

Peter Swain (organizer)
Michael Mackey (director of the Centre for Non-linear Dynamics)
Angelica Todireanu (secretary)

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From: Yaneer Bar-Yam <yaneer@necsi.net>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 16:12

New England Complex Systems Institute
Intensive course on complex systems concepts and methods

We have funding for a limited number of partial
scholarships for the one week intensive course on
complex systems concepts and methods.

Members of underrepresented groups are especially
encouraged to apply.

Applications should be sent to programs@necsi.net.
We will provide these scholarships on a first come
first served and need basis.

Please note that course credit can be arranged at
home institutions.

Registration:
http://necsi.net/education/oneweek/winter04.html

Program details follow.

All best,

==============================
Yaneer Bar-Yam
President
New England Complex Systems Institute
http://necsi.org
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One Week Intensive Course:
Complex Physical, Biological and Social Systems

Dates: January 5-9, 2004
Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA

This is a full semester course in a one week format.

CREDIT:
Arrangements for credit at a home institution should
be made in advance. Contact programs@necsi.net.

SUBJECT MATTER:
This course offers an introduction to the essential
concepts of complex systems and related mathematical
methods and simulation strategies with application to
physical, biological and social systems.

Concepts to be discussed include: emergence,
complexity, networks, self-organization, pattern
formation, evolution, adaptation, fractals, chaos,
cooperation, competition, attractors,
interdependence, scaling, dynamic response,
information, and function.

Methods to be discussed include: statistical methods,
cellular automata, agent-based modeling, pattern
recognition, system representation and informatics.

Demonstration of the application of complex systems
methods will be made through studies of:
Social systems: education system, health care system,
military system;
Psychosocial systems: patterns of social behavior,
mind, creativity, awareness;
Biological systems: evolution, physiology, immune
system, brain, cellular systems, genetic networks;
Physical systems: meteorology.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
This course is intended for graduate students, post-
doctoral fellows, faculty and others who would like
to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of
complex systems, and develop methodological tools for
conducting research in their respective fields.

For more information and registration:
http://necsi.net/education/oneweek/winter04.html

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From: Events Announcement <events.announcement@OptimaNumerics.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2003 01:05:44 GMT

THE 2004 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL
SCIENCE AND ITS APPLICATIONS

ICCSA 2004

Domus Pacis, S. Maria degli Angeli, Assisi (PG), Italy

May 14, 2004 - May 17, 2004

http://iccsa2004.unipg.it
http://www.ucalgary.ca/iccsa/
http://www.OptimaNumerics.com/iccsa/
http://www.cs.qub.ac.uk/iccsa/

Introduction
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The 2004 International Conference on Computational Science and Its
Applications (ICCSA 2004) will be held at the Domus Pacis, S. Maria
degli Angeli, Assisi (PG), Italy, from May 14, 2004 till May 17, 2004.

ICCSA 2004 is subsequent to the International Conference on
Computational Science (ICCS) series of events, which were held in San
Francisco, USA (2001) and Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2002) and to the
2003 International Conference on Computational Science and its
Applications (ICCSA 2003) held in Montreal, Canada.

Computational Science is increasingly becoming a vital part of many
scientific investigations, affecting researchers and practitioners
in areas ranging from aerospace and automotive, to chemistry,
electronics, geosciences, to mathematics, and physics.

Due to the large size of many challenges in computational science, the
use of supercomputing, parallel processing, Grid Computing and
sophisticated algorithms, is inevitable.

The concentration of this Conference is in the realms of computational
science in parallel, distributed and Grid environments, encompassing
the facilitating theoretical foundations and the applications of such
large scale computations.

The Conference offers the opportunity to discuss problems and
solutions in the area, to identify new issues, and to shape future
directions for research, as well as to help industrial users apply
techniques of large scale parallel and distributed computations.

We invite you to submit a:

o full paper of 6 to 10 pages (Letter or A4 paper) for oral
presentation,
o proposal to organize a technical session.

Submitted papers have to be original, containing new unpublished
results. Full version of accepted papers will appear in the Lecture
Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS), Springer-Verlag.

Conference Themes
------------------

There are six major conference themes planned:

1. Computational Methods, Algorithms and Applications
2. Scientific Visualization and Image Processing
3. Computational Number Theory, Partial Differential Equations and Optimization
4. Information Systems and Technologies
5. Computational Science Education
6. Open Theme

You are invited to submit a paper presenting an original research in
one of the following areas:

1. Computational Methods, Algorithms and Applications
o Computational Combustion
o Computational Chemistry
o Computational Physics
o Computational Geometry
o Computational Medicine
o Geographical Information Systems
o Computer Modeling and Simulation
o Financial and Economical Modeling
o Parallel Algorithms
o Supercomputing
o Parallel and Distributed Computing
o Grid Computing
o Other related topics

2. Scientific Visualization, Graphics and Image Processing
o Scientific Visualization
o Computer Graphics
o Geometric Modeling
o Pattern Recognition
o Image Processing
o Virtual and Augmented Reality
o Other related topics

3. Computational Number Theory, Partial Differential Equations and Optimization
o Computational Number Theory
o Partial Differential Equation
o Discretization Methods
o Optimization
o Randomized Computations
o Modern Numerical Algorithms
o Hybrid Computational Methods
o Computational Grids
o Supercomputing
o Other related topics

4. Information Systems and Information Technologies
o Information Retrieval
o Scientific Databases
o Security
o Risk Analysis
o Reliability Engineering
o Software Engineering
o Biometric technologies
o Data mining
o Web-based Computing
o Knowledge-based Systems
o Artificial Intelligence
o Other related topics

5. Computational Science Education
o Learning Technologies
o Computational Science Education
o Interactive Education

6. Open Theme
o Environmental Modeling
o Climate Systems Modeling
o Connectionist Modeling
o Geophysics
o Nuclear Physics
o Others

Paper Submission
-----------------

Participants wishing to present a communication at the conference
should access the conference site: http://iccsa2004.unipg.it and
select to the Electronic paper submission button, enter their data,
the title of the communication and a short (few lines) abstract before
December 15, 2003. This will entitle them to receive by email a login
and a password to electronically submit a paper before December 31.

The submitted papers must be camera-ready and formatted according to
the rules of LNCS (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).

The paper must present unpublished original work. Each paper will be
refereed by at least two independent reviewers.

Proposal for Organizing Technical Sessions
----------------------------------------------

We invite proposals for technical sessions in one of the conference
themes (a reduced fee applies to technical session proposers).

Each technical session will have at least 5 paper presentations.
Sessions with a large number of papers may be approved as workshops.
The session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
sessions including soliciting, reviewing, and selecting the papers.

After the Conference, some sessions will be considered for publication
in appropriate journals as Special Issues with the session proposer as
the Guest Editor of the journal.

Proposals to organize technical sessions should include the following
information:

o title of the technical session
o name, affiliation, mailing address and e-mail address of the proposer(s)
o description of the topic of the session (not exceeding 100 words)
o a short description on how the session will be advertised

The deadline for proposal submission is November 15, 2003. Please send
your proposal to iccsa@unipg.it.

Important Dates
----------------

November 15, 2003: Deadline of Workshop and Session proposals.
December 15, 2003: Deadline of Abstract submission.
December 31, 2003: Deadline for paper submission (full papers).
January 15, 2004: Deadline of exhibition proposals.
February 1, 2004: Notification of acceptance.
February 15, 2004: Deadline of Camera Ready Papers and Pre-registration.
May 14 - 17, 2004: ICCSA 2004 Conference in S. Maria degli Angeli, Assisi (PG), Italy.

Proceedings
-----------

The proceedings of the Conference will be published in the
Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Conference Fees
----------------

Fullboard fees are 700 Euro (regular) and 500 Euro (reduced) as
specified in the registration form in http://iccsa2004.unipg.it. The
reduced fees applies to technical session organizers, students and ac-
companying persons.

Best Paper Awards
-------------------

The Best Paper Award will be provided to the most original and
innovative submission in each sessions/workshops.

Organization
------------

Honorary Chair: Vipin Kumar (University of Minnesota, USA)

Conference Chair: Osvaldo Gervasi (University of Perugia, Italy)

Conference co-Chair: Marina L. Gavrilova (University of Calgary, Canada)

International Steering Committee: J. A. Rod Blais (University of
Calgary, Canada), Alexander V. Bogdanov (Institute for High
Performance Computing and Data Bases, Russia), Marina L. Gavrilova
(University of Calgary, Canada), Andres Iglesias (University de
Cantabria, Spain), Antonio Lagan`a (University of Perugia), Vipin
Kumar (University of Minnesota, USA), Rene'e S. Renner (California
State University at Chico, USA), Youngsong Mun (Soongsil University,
Korea), C. J. Kenneth Tan (Heuchera Technologies, UK and The Queen's
University of Belfast, UK), Jerzy Wasniewski (Danish Computing Center
for Research and Education, Denmark)

Program Committee (still in the process of being formed):

Stefania Bertazzon (University of Calgary, Canada) Sergei
Bespamyatnikh (Duke University, USA) J. A. Rod Blais (University of
Calgary, Canada) Alexander V. Bogdanov (Institute for High Performance
Computing and Data Bases, Russia) Hyunseung Choo (Sungkyunkwan
University, Korea) Toni Cortes (Universidad de Catalunya, Barcelona,
Spain) Danny Crookes (The Queen's University of Belfast, United
Kingdom) Ivan Dimov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria) Marina
L. Gavrilova (University of Calgary, Canada) Osvaldo Gervasi
(University of Perugia, Italy) Christopher Gold (Hong Kong Polytechnic
University) Andres Iglesias (University de Cantabria, Spain) Elisabeth
Jessup (University of Colorado, USA) Chris Johnson (University of
Utah, USA) Peter Kacsuk (MTA-SZTAKI, Hungary) Vipin Kumar (University
of Minnesota, USA) Antonio Lagan'a (University of Perugia, Italy)
Michael Mascagni (Florida State University, USA) Graham Megson
(University of Reading, UK) Youngsong Mun (Soongsil University, Korea)
Jiri Nedoma (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech
Republic) Robert Panoff (Shodor Education Foundation, USA) Rene'e
S. Renner (California State University at Chico, USA) Heather
J. Ruskin (Dublin City University, Ireland) Edward Seidel (Louisiana
State University, USA and Albert-Einstein-Institut, Potsdam, Germany)
Masha Sosonkina (University of Minnesota, USA) Ruppa K. Thulasiram
(University of Manitoba, Canada) Koichi Wada (University of Tsukuba,
Japan) Jerzy Wasniewski (Danish Computing Center for Research and
Education, Denmark) Stephen Wismath (University of Lethbridge, Canada)
Chee Yap (New York University, USA) Osman Yasar (SUNY at Brockport,
USA)

Contact Information
--------------------

Contact Person and
Conference Secretariat: Noelia Faginas Lago

URL: http://iccsa2004.unipg.it
http://www.ucalgary.ca/iccsa/
http://www.OptimaNumerics.com/iccsa/
http://www.cs.qub.ac.uk/iccsa/
E-mail address: iccsa@unipg.it
Mailing address: ICCSA 2004
C/O Noelia Faginas Lago
Department of Chemistry
University of Perugia
Via Elce di Sotto, 8
I-06123 Perugia (Italy)
Telephone: +39 0755855527
Facsimile: +39 0755855606

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From: Yaneer Bar-Yam <yaneer@necsi.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 18:16:18 -0500

Announcement, Including Call for Papers

Fifth International Conference
on
COMPLEX SYSTEMS

Boston, MA
May 16-21, 2004

Host: New England Complex Systems Institute
http://necsi.net
necsi@necsi.net

Conference Chairman: Yaneer Bar-Yam
Executive Committee:
Dan Braha, Helen Harte, Ali Minai

This is the fifth in a series of conferences with two
major aims: first, to investigate those properties or
characteristics that appear to be common to the very
different complex systems now under study; and second,
to encourage cross fertilization among the many disciplines
involved.

PEDAGOGICAL SESSION: The conference will include
pedagogical sessions on Sunday, May 16 covering
fundamental knowledge in concepts, simulation,
and analysis tools relevant to complex systems.

CONFERENCE TRACKS:

Please note that this year there will be special tracks
and sessions in:

Systems biology
Networks & Structural Themes
Socio-economic systems
Engineering systems
Evolution and Ecology / Population change
Nonlinear dynamics and Pattern formation
Physical systems, Quantum and Classical
Learning / Neural, Psychological and Psycho-Social Systems
Concepts, Formalisms, Methods and Tools

Sessions will be formed out of abstracts received on
diverse topics. Individual submissions will be accepted
on their merit. A list of subject areas follows.
------------------------------------------------------
ICCS SUBJECT AREAS: UNIFYING THEMES IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS
Sessions will be structured around both themes and systems.

The themes are:

EMERGENCE, STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION: substructure, the
relationship of component to collective behavior, the
relationship of internal structure to external influence,
multiscale structure and dynamics, fractals, networks.

INFORMATICS: structuring, storing, accessing, and
distributing information describing complex systems.

COMPLEXITY: characterizing the amount of information
necessary to describe complex systems, and the dynamics
of this information.

DYNAMICS: time series analysis and prediction, chaos,
temporal correlations, the time scale of dynamic processes,
spatio-temporal patterns, dynamic scaling.

SELF-ORGANIZATION: Pattern formation, evolution,
development and adaptation.

The system categories are:

PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL SYSTEMS: non-equilibrium processes,
hydrodynamics, glasses, non-linear chemical dynamics,
complex fluids, molecular self-organization, information
and computation in physical systems, spatio-temporal
patterns in physical systems from subatomic to astrophysical.

BIO-MOLECULAR & CELLULAR SYSTEMS: protein and DNA folding,
bio-molecular informatics, membranes, cellular response and
communication, genetic regulation, gene-cytoplasm interactions,
development, cellular differentiation, primitive multicellular
organisms, the immune system.

PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: Nervous system, neuro-
muscular control, neural network models of brain, cognition,
psychofunction, psychological dysfunction, mind control, pattern
recognition, learning and development, man-machine interactions.

ORGANISMS AND POPULATIONS: population biology, ecosystems,
ecology, evolution.

HUMAN SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS: Corporate and social structures
and dynamics, markets, urban development, the global economy,
military systems, global conflict, the Internet.

ENGINEERED SYSTEMS: Product design and product manufacturing,
nano-technology, modified and hybrid biological organisms,
computer based interactive systems, agents, artificial life,
artificial intelligence, robots, communication networks, traffic
systems, distributed control systems.

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REGISTRATION:

Conference attendance is limited to about 500
participants. Applications will be accepted
on a first-come, first-served basis from those
active or interested in becoming active in the
study of complex systems.

Application should be done through the web at
http://necsi.net/events/iccs/OpenConf/

If you do not have web access and are interested
in presenting a paper or simply attending the
conference, please apply to

iccs@necsi.net

and provide the following information:

Name
Affiliation
Address
Telephone number
E-mail address

AND (if you wish to present a paper)

--an abstract (no more than 500 words) of a presentation
to be given at the conference

OR (if you do not wish to present a paper)

--a description of your interests.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 15, 2004
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PROCEEDINGS AND JOURNAL PUBLICATION OF ARTICLES

Authors whose submissions are accepted for presentation
should plan to submit full papers by the Registration
deadline (Feb 29). These will be reviewed and, if accepted,
published in the peer reviewed on-line journal InterJournal
and as a conference proceedings volume. Formatting
instructions for the papers will be made available and
should be followed carefully. Submission of papers is
not a requirement for presentation at the conference.
------------------------------------------------
DATES:
Applications Due: January 15
Early Registration: January 15
Registration: February 29
Paper submission: March 31
Conference: May 16-21
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REGISTRATION:
Note: Registration fees do not include meals. There is an
additional lunch meal plan available at a rate of <$10/meal.

Registration fees: Regular(member) Student(member)
Early Registration: Jan 15 $300($250) $125($100)
Registration: Feb 29 $400($350) $225($200)
An additional $100 will be charged for those who register
at the conference site.
Payment information will be sent out with notification of
application acceptance.

For NECSI membership information see
http://necsi.net/membership/member.html
Annual Membership Dues: Student $20, Academic $50, Other $100
-----------------------------------------------------
FINANCIAL SUPPORT:
We anticipate having some funds available to assist
conferees according to need. Application to the
conference organizers (iccs@necsi.net) may be made
for this financial support.
-----------------------------------------------------
LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS:

The conference will be held at the Marriott Boston Quincy
in Quincy, Massachusetts, 8 miles south of downtown Boston.

Reservations can be made directly with Marriott reservations
at (800) 228-9290 or (617) 472-1000

A block of rooms has been reserved at a conference discount
rate of $139/night + tax (single or double) for the week of
the conference. These rooms are available on a first-come,
first-served basis. To receive the discount rate identify
yourself as a member of the ICCS Convention. These rates are
only available until Friday, April 23, 2004. Cancellations
may be made up to 48 hours in advance without penalty. If
you need assistance in arranging for a roommate, please email
iccshousing@necsi.net.

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EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SYSTEMS

Boston University
May 19-22, 2004

Sponsored by the Center for Adaptive Systems and the Department of Cognitive
and Neural Systems at Boston University with financial support from the
Office of Naval Research. Invited and contributed talks and posters.
Abstract deadline: January 30, 2004.

See http://www.cns.bu.edu/meetings/
or contact:
Cynthia Bradford
Boston University
CNS Department
677 Beacon Street
Boston MA 02215
fax: 617-353-7755
cindy@bu.edu

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From: ICMCC Secretary <icmccmd@science.uva.nl>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 17:32:16 +0200 (CEST)

*********************************************************************
* ICMCC 2004
* International Congress on Medical and Care Compunetics
* NCC, The Hague, The Netherlands
* June 2-4, 2004
*
* http://www.icmcc.com
*********************************************************************

The ICMCC is the central place for IT specialists, academic as well as
industrial, clinicians, management, care practitioners, patients and
policy makers, aiming on exchanging information. Our goal is to enable
crosslinks between users, implementers, creators and developers but also
between the various fields, as there are many common denominators
amongst the various disciplines addressed at the ICMCC.
During the ICMCC event, several presentation opportunities will be
offered. In this call we deal with workshops (scientific and R&D),
symposia and trade shows.

We kindly invite you to submit:
- a proposal to organise a workshop, symposium or trade show. For
details please refer to our website, www.icmcc.com
- we urge SIG's and others to consider organising their (dissemination)
meetings at the ICMCC event.

The ICMCC Proceedings will be published in the Studies in Health
Technology and Informatics by IOS Press (on CD and/or in full print).

If you want to participate at the ICMCC exhibition, please refer to our
website www.icmcc.com for further details.

Important dates:
----------------

Proposal intend.............................................asap
Proposal of workshops and abstracts.............January 17, 2004
Notification of acceptance of papers...........February 15, 2004
Camera ready papers...............................March 15, 2004
Publication of full papers on ICMCC site...........April 1, 2004
Closure exhibition registration......................May 1, 2004

Contact:
--------
info@icmcc.com

Lodewijk Bos (General Chair)

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From: ICCS Conference Secretary <iccsmd@science.uva.nl>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 16:51:50 +0200 (CEST)

ICCS'2004
International Conference on Computational Science
Krakow, Poland
June 7 - 9, 2004

http://www.cyfronet.krakow.pl/iccs2004/

THIS IS THE SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS FOR ICCS'2004

ICCS'2004, the follow-up of the highly successful ICCS'2003 in
St. Petersburg and Melbourne, ICCS'2002 in Amsterdam, and ICCS'2001 in
San Francisco will be held in the beautiful city of Krakow on June 7-9.

We kindly invite you to submit:
- a paper
- a proposal to organise a workshop

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE:

http://www.cyfronet.krakow.pl/iccs2004/

KEYNOTES:

David De Roure, University of Southampton, UK
on "Semantic Grid"

Chris Johnson, University of Utah, USA
on "Computational Multi-Field Visualization"

Iain Duff, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK and CERFACS, France
on "Combining Direct and Iterative Methods for the Solution
of Large Sparse Systems in Different Application Areas"

PROCEEDINGS:

The ICCS'2004 Proceedings will be published in Springer LNCS
(on CD and/or in full print).

Last year's proceedings can be found at the Springer site
(Over 4300 pages in 460 refereed papers)

http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/tocs/t2657.htm
http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/tocs/t2658.htm
http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/tocs/t2659.htm
http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/tocs/t2660.htm

IMPORTANT DATES:

Proposal of workshops...................... November 01, 2003
Paper submission........................... December 01, 2003
Proposal of exhibitions.................... January 15, 2004
Notification of acceptance of papers....... February 01, 2004
Camera ready papers........................ February 15, 2004

SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATION:

Marian Bubak......... Scientific Chair
Dick van Albada...... Workshop Chair
Jack Dongarra........ Overall Co-chair
Peter M.A. Sloot..... Overall Chair

CONTACT:

iccs2004@cyfronet.krakow.pl

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From: Hamid Arabnia <hra@cs.uga.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 18:56:03 -0400 (EDT)

C A L L F O R P A P E R S

The 2004 International Multiconference in Computer Science
and Computer Engineering
(18 Joint Int'l Conferences)

Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
June 21-24, 2004

Dear Colleagues:

You are invited to submit a draft paper (see instructions below)
and/or a proposal to organize a technical session/workshop.
All accepted papers will be published in the respective
conference proceedings. The names of technical session/workshop
organizers/chairs will appear on the cover of the
proceedings/books as Associate Editors. Any help in distributing
this announcement would be most appreciated.

The 2004 International Multiconference in Computer Science
and Computer Engineering is composed of the following 18
conferences - each event is the premier conference for
presentation of advances in their respective subjects.
All conferences will be held simultaneously (same location
and dates: June 21-24, 2004, Las Vegas, USA):

1. The 2004 International Conference on Parallel and
Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'04)

2. The 2004 International Conference on Artificial
Intelligence (IC-AI'04)

3. The 2004 International Conference on Imaging Science,
Systems, and Technology (CISST'04)

4. The 2004 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation
and Visualization Methods (MSV'04)

5. The 2004 International Conference on Software Engineering
Research and Practice (SERP'04)

6. The 2004 International Conference on Information and
Knowledge Engineering (IKE'04)

7. The 2004 International Conference on Embedded Systems and
Applications (ESA'04)

8. The 2004 International Conference on Internet Computing
(IC'04)

9. The 2004 International Conference on Wireless Networks
(ICWN'04)

10. The 2004 International Symposium on Web Services and
Applications (ISWS'04)

11. The 2004 International Workshop on Wearable Computers
(IWWC'04)

12. The 2004 International Conference on Security and
Management (SAM'04)

13. The 2004 International Conference on Mathematics and
Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological
Sciences (METMBS'04)

14. The 2004 International Conference on Machine Learning;
Models, Technologies and Applications (MLMTA'04)

15. The 2004 International Conference on Communications
in Computing (CIC'04)

16. The 2004 International Conference on VLSI (VLSI'04)

17. The 2004 International Conference on Engineering of
Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms (ERSA'04)

18. The 2004 International Conference on Algorithmic
Mathematics and Computer Science (AMCS'04)

(a link to each conference's URL can be found at
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/IMCSE2004
- currently under construction.)

Please regard this announcement as General Guidelines.
You are requested to send your submission to the
Multiconference chair whose address appears below (The
chair may be forwarding the papers to respective
conference chairs/committees).

CONFERENCES CONTACT:

H. R. Arabnia, PhD
General Chair, The 2004 International Multiconference in
Computer Science and Computer Engineering (IMCSE2004)
The University of Georgia
Department of Computer Science
415 Graduate Studies Research Center
Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, U.S.A.

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

HISTORY:

The International Multiconference in Computer Science
and Computer Engineering is a major annual international
research event. It assembles a spectrum of affiliated
research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a
coordinated research meeting held in a common place at
a common time. This model facilitates communication among
researchers in different fields of computer science and
computer engineering. The last Multiconference attracted
over 1,650 computer science and Engineering researchers
from 78 countries. It is anticipated that The 2004 Int'l
Multiconference will attract about 2000 participants.
The 2004 event is composed of 18 (planned) major
conferences - attendees will have full access to all 18
conferences' sessions & tracks.
Each conference will have its own proceedings. All
conference proceedings/books are considered for inclusion
in major database indexes that are designed to provide
easy access to the current literature of the sciences
(database examples: ISI Thomson Scientific, IEE INSPEC,
DBLP, ...).

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit three copies
of their draft paper (about 5 pages - single space,
font size of 10 to 12) to H. R. Arabnia by the due
date (who may be forwarding the papers to respective
conference chairs/committees). E-mail submissions in
MS document or PDF formats are preferable (Fax submissions
are also acceptable.)

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, E-mail address, telephone number, &
Fax number for each author. The first page should also
include the name of the author who will be presenting
the paper (if accepted) & a maximum of 5 keywords.

EVALUATION PROCESS:

Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance,
clarity, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by
two researchers in the topical area. The Camera-Ready
papers will be reviewed by one person.

PUBLICATION:

The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA
Press (ISBN) in hardcopy. The proceedings will be
available at the conference. Some accepted papers will
also be considered for journal publication (soon after
the conference). All conference proceedings published
by CSREA Press are considered for inclusion in major
database indexes that are designed to provide easy
access to the current literature of the sciences
(database examples: ISI Thomson Scientific, IEE INSPEC,
DBLP, ...).

ORGANIZERS/SPONSORS:

A number of university faculty members and their staff
in cooperation with the Monte Carlo Resort (Conference
Division) will be organizing the conference.
Technical co-sponsors include: World Academy of
Science (non-profit organization - pending); Computer
Science Research, Education, & Applications Press
(CSREA: USA Federal EIN # 58-2171953); together with
research centers, international associations,
international research groups, and developers of
high-performance machines and systems. The complete
list of co-sponsors will be available at a later time.
(Previous conferences' sponsors included: CSREA,
the National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the
Environment - DOE, The International Association for
Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, The
International Technology Institute (ITI), The Java
High Performance Computing research group, World
Scientific and Engineering Society, Sundance Digital
Signal Processing Inc., Convex, Hewlett-Packard Inc.,
a number of publishers of books and journals, chapters
of computer associations from various countries, ...)

LOCATION OF CONFERENCES:

The conferences will be held in the Monte Carlo Resort
hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other
near-by hotels). The Monte Carlo Resort is a mega hotel
with excellent conference facilities & over 3,000 rooms.
The hotel is minutes from the airport with 24-hour
shuttle service to & from the airport. This hotel has
many recreational attractions, including: waterfalls,
spa, pools & kiddie pools, sunning decks, Easy River
water ride, wave pool with cascades, lighted tennis
courts, health spa (with workout equipment, whirlpool,
sauna, ...), arcade virtual reality game rooms, nightly
shows, snack bars, a number of restaurants, shopping area,
bars, ... Many of these attractions are open 24 hours a
day & most are suitable for families & children. The
negotiated room rate for conference attendees is very
reasonable. The hotel is within walking distance from
most other attractions (major shopping areas, recreational
destinations, fine dining & night clubs, free street
shows, ...).

IMPORTANT DATES:

Feb. 16, 2004: Draft papers (about 5 pages) due
March 22, 2004: Notification of acceptance
April 21, 2004: Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
June 21-24, 2004: 2004 Int'l Multiconference in CS & CE

Proposals to organize technical sessions should be submitted
as soon as possible.

PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING TECHNICAL SESSIONS:

Each technical session will have at least 6 paper
presentations (from different authors). 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. After the conference, some sessions will
be considered for publication in appropriate journals as
Special Issues with the session proposer as the Guest
Editor of the journal.

Proposals to organize technical sessions should include
the following information: name and address (+ E-mail)
of proposer, title of session, a 100-word description of
the topic of the session, 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).
Mail your proposal to H. R. Arabnia (address is given
above); E-mail submissions are preferred.

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM & ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

The Program Committee includes members of chapters
of World Academy of Science (chapters: supercomputing;
scientific computing; artificial intelligence; 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, tel/fax numbers, a short biography
together with research interests and the name of the
conference offering to help with.

EXHIBITION:

An exhibition is being planned. Interested parties
should contact H. R. Arabnia (hra@cs.uga.edu). All
exhibitors will be considered to be the co-sponsors of
the conference.

TOPICAL SCOPE FOR EACH CONFERENCE APPEARS BELOW (the list
of topics that appear below should be regarded as a
partial list):

SCOPE OF PDPTA'04:
(Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing
Techniques and Applications)

O Parallel/Distributed applications:
Numerical computations, neural networks and fuzzy
logic, medicine, remote sensing, bioinformatics, ...
O Parallel/Distributed architectures:
Clusters, network topologies, supercomputers, shared
memory, distributed memory, dedicated systems, ...
O Building block processors
O Networks and Interconnection networks:
Scalable networks, reconfigurable networks, routing
issues, network protocols, Optical interconnects, ...
O Reliability and fault-tolerance
O Performance analysis, evaluation, prediction, ...
O Real-time and embedded systems
O Parallel/Distributed algorithms
O Mobile computation and communication
O Object Oriented Technology and related issues
O Multimedia Communications, Systems, and Applications
O Software tools and environments for parallel and
distributed platforms: Operating systems, compilers,
languages, debuggers, ...
O High-performance computing in Computational Science
O Petri Nets: theory, analysis, tools and applications
O Web-based simulation and computing
O Education: parallel and distributed processing in
computer science curriculum
O Trends in supercomputing technology
O Applications

SCOPE OF IC-AI'04:
(Conference on Artificial Intelligence)

O Intelligent Information Systems
O Intelligent Software Engineering
O Intelligent Agents
O Intelligent Networks
O Intelligent Databases
O Evolutionary Algorithms
O Data mining
O Reasoning Strategies
O Automated Problem Solving
O Distributed AI Algorithms and Techniques
O Distributed AI Systems and Architectures
O Expert Systems + Fuzzy Logic
O Genetic Algorithms
O Heuristic Searching
O Knowledge Acquisition, Discovery and Representation
O Knowledge-Intensive Problem Solving Techniques
O Languages and Programming Techniques for AI
O Software Tools for AI
O Natural Language Processing
O Neural Networks and Applications
O Multisource Information Fusion: Theory and Applications
O Multisource-Multisensor Data and Information Fusion
O Learning and Adaptive Sensor Fusion
O Integration of AI with other Technologies
O Social Impact of AI
O Applications (including: Computer Vision, Signal
Processing, Military, Surveillance, Robotics, Medicine,
Pattern Recognition, Face Recognition, Finger Print
Recognition, Finance and Marketing, Stock Market,
Education, Emerging Applications, ...)

SCOPE OF CISST'04:
(Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology)

O Image generation, acquisition, and processing
O Image display techniques
O Image data structures and databases
O Convergence of imaging media (video and computer)
O Virtual reality and Haptic technology
O Image compression, coding, and encryption
O Multimedia / Applications
O Tools for multimedia production and services
O Digital imaging for film and television
O Visualization + scene and object modeling
O Knowledge acquisition
O Visual inspection
O Document image understanding
O Image algebra
O Optical image processing systems
O Mathematical morphology
O Architecture of imaging and vision systems
O Neural network techniques and fuzzy logic
O Performance analysis and evaluation
O Software tools and environments for imaging
O Animation
O Geometric modeling and Fractals
O CAD/CAM systems
O Rendering techniques
O Applications including: medicine, robotic, GIS,
remote sensing, industrial inspection (using machine
vision), nondestructive evaluation (or NDE), ...
O Multi-resolution and multi-spectral image processing
O Image sequence processing
O Indexing and Retrieval of Images (image databases)
O Information fusion
O Other aspects and applications relating to imaging science

SCOPE OF MSV'04:
(Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization
Methods)

O Simulation languages
O Internet, web and security visualization
O Modeling and simulation for computer engineering
O Modeling and simulation for education and training
O Real-time modeling and simulation
O Modeling methodologies
O Specification issues for modeling and simulation
O Visual interactive simulation and modeling
O Visualization tools and systems for simulation and modeling
O Java-based modelers
O Scalability issues
O Numerical Methods used in simulation and modeling
O Finite and boundary element techniques
O Process simulation/modeling
O Device simulation/modeling
O Circuit simulation/modeling
O Multi-level modeling
O Prototyping and simulation
O Biomedical visualization and applications
O Databases and visualization
O Information and scientific visualization
O Interaction paradigms and human factors
O Parallel and distributed simulation
O Discrete and numeric simulation
O Virtual reality and simulation
O Perceptual issues in visualization and modeling
O Tools and applications
O Virtual environments and data visualization
O Object-oriented simulation
O Knowledge-based simulation
O Simulation of machine architectures
O Simulation of wireless systems
O Simulation of semiconductors and microelectronics
O Simulation and modeling with applications in biotechnology
O Simulation and modeling with applications in Nanotechnology
O CAD/CAE/CAM

SCOPE OF SERP'04:
(Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice)

O Software architectures
O Object-Oriented technology
O Measurement, metrics and analysis
O Survivable systems
O Requirements engineering
O Reverse engineering
O Software domain modeling
O Software process modeling
O Workflow - Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
O Project management issues
O Distributed and parallel systems
O Legal issues and standards
O Configuration management (issues and tools)
O Automated software specification
O Automated software design and synthesis
O Theoretic approaches (formal methods, graph, ...)
O Domain modeling and meta-modeling
O Evolution and maintenance
O Knowledge acquisition
O Reflection and metadata methodologies
O AI approaches to Software Engineering
O Automated software engineering
O Component-based engineering
O Interoperability
O Intelligent CASE tools
O Multimedia in software engineering
O Hypermedia
O Software reuse
O Verification, validation and quality assurance
O Performance critical systems
O Engineering practices
O Programming languages
O Program understanding issues
O Education (software engineering curriculum design)
O Software engineering versus Systems engineering
O Software documentation
O Technology adoption
O Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
O Architecture tradeoff analysis
O Novel software tools and environments

SCOPE OF IKE'04:
(Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering)

O Knowledge and Information Management Techniques
O Knowledge Delivery Methods
O Knowledge Life Cycle
O Knowledge and Information Extraction and
Discovery Techniques
O Knowledge Classification Tools
O Data Warehousing and Data Security
O Data Mining Techniques
O Database Engineering and Systems
O Data and Knowledge Processing
O Databanks - issues, methods, and standards
O Dataweb Models and Systems
O Data Fusion + Data/Information/Knowledge Models
O Information Retrieval Systems
O Information Reliability and Security
O Information and Knowledge Structures
O Information Quality (Quality Metrics)
O Large-Scale Information Processing Methods
O Intelligent Knowledge-Based Systems
O Re-usability of Software/Knowledge/Information
O Aspect-Oriented Programming
O Formal and Visual Specification Languages
O Decision Support and Expert Systems
O Applications (e-Commerce, Multimedia, Business, Banking, ...)
O Managing Copyright Laws
O E-Libraries (Digital Libraries) + Electronic Publishing
O Digital Typography
O Agent-Based Techniques and Systems (Mobile Agents)
O Image Processing (Knowledge Extraction)
O Workflow Management
O Large-Scale Information Processing Methods
O Content Management
O Privacy Issues
O Interoperability Issues
O Transaction Systems
O Object-Oriented Modeling and Systems
O Case-Based Reasoning

SCOPE OF ESA'04:
(Conference on Embedded Systems and Applications)

O Embedded Hardware Support
System-on-a-chip, DSPs, hardware specification,
synthesis, modeling, simulation, power-aware,
verifiable systems, performance modeling, ...
O Embedded Software
Compilers, assemblers and cross assemblers,
virtual machines, scheduling, concurrent software
for SoCs, ...
O Embedded System Architecture
Heterogeneous multiprocessors, reconfigurable
platforms, communication, protocols, network-on-chip,
embedded microcontrollers, ...
O Hardware/Software Co-design
Methodologies, test and debug strategies,
specification and modeling, design representation, ...
O Real-time Systems
All real-time related aspects such as software,
distributed real-time systems, real-time kernels, ...
O Testing Techniques
design-for-test, test synthesis, built-in self-test,
embedded test, ...
O Application-specific Processors and Devices
Network processors, real-time processor, application
specific hardware accelerators, low power
embedded processors, bio/fluidic processors, ...
O Industrial Practices and Benchmark Suites
emerging technologies, interchange format, tools,
copyrights, maintenance,
O Embedded Computing Education
O Emerging New Topics
New challenges for next generation embedded computing
systems, arising from new technologies
(e.g., nanotechnology), new applications (e.g., pervasive
or ubiquitous computing, embedded internet tools), ...

SCOPE OF IC'04:
(Conference on Internet Computing)

O Internet Security
O Internet Applications and Appliances
O Performance Evaluation of the Internet
O Resource Management and Location
O Design and Analysis of Internet Protocols
O Web based computing
O Network Management
O Network Architectures
O Network Computing
O Network Operating Systems
O Quality of Service
O Wide Area Consistency
O Electronic Commerce
O The WWW and Intranets
O Metacomputing
O Grid based Computing and Tools
O Languages for Distributed Programming
O Cooperative Applications
O Tele-Medical and other applications
O Internet Telephony
O Mobile Computing
O Educational Applications
O Digital Libraries/Digital Image Collections
O Web Interfaces to Databases
O User-interface/Multimedia/Video/Audio/User Interaction
O Markup Languages/HTML/XML/VRML
O Java Applications on Internet
O Alternative Web lifestyles, role-playing, chat, ...
O Caching Algorithms for the Internet
O Traffic Models & Statistics
O Server Space/Web Server Performance
O Web Monitoring
O Web Documents Management
O Web Site Design and Coordination
O Other aspects & applications relating to internet computing

SCOPE OF ICWN'04:
(Conference on Wireless Networks)

O Mobile wireless QoS, radio resource management
O Mobile wireless Internet, IPv6
O Heterogeneous wireless networks, radio access networks
O OFDM
O W-CDMA, cdma2000, TD-SCDMA, ...
O MIMO, adaptive antenna
O Software-defined radio, reconfigurable radio networks
O Wireless security
O Wireless applications, mobile e-commerce, multimedia
O Satellite-based systems
O Broadcast networks
O High altitude platform
O GPS, location-based service
O Mobile agents
O Wireless & mobile applications
O Multiple access
O Routing, multicasting, ...
O Resource management, wireless QoS
O Mobile Internet
O Transport-layer issues
O Wireless security
O Wireless network architectures
O Mobile computing
O Modeling, simulation, ...
O Ad hoc networks, sensor networks, ...
O 4G, 3.5G, 3G, ... wireless systems
O Personal area networks, body wireless networks, Bluetooth
O Wireless sensor networks
O Coding & modulation
O Multi-user detection
O Power management & control, low-power protocols
O OFDM, ...
O Wireless IP networks, interworking
O Wireless multimedia, QoS adaptation
O WAP, mobile e-commerce
O Location-based service, GPS
O Distributed algorithms for wireless networks

SCOPE OF ISWS'04:
(Symposium on Web Services and Applications)

O Web service technologies and research directions:
- Enhancements to the basic Web services platform
(SOAP, WSDL, UDDI)
- Grid Computing
- Advanced Web service technologies including security,
workflow/process management, transactions, mobile
and wireless, portals, services management,
quality-of-service (QoS)
- Novel Web service architectures
- Development and modeling frameworks for Web
service applications
- Composite Web services, enabling technologies and
support infrastructure
- Data structures and models
O Best practices for developing enterprise-class Web
services and applications:
- Design patterns
- Architecting for customization, maintenance,
and management
- Architecting for easy integration or service
"consumption"
- Fault-tolerant architectures
- Service mediation systems and architectures
O Case studies of Web service development and deployment:
- E-Commerce applications using Web services
- Business-to-Business (B2B) applications using Web
services
- Mobile and wireless applications using Web services
- Utility and on-demand computing using Web services
- Government applications using Web services
- Applications of Web services in developing countries

SCOPE OF IWWC'04:
(Workshop on Wearable Computers)

O Wearable computing for people with disabilities.
O Applications of wearable computers
(medical, consumer, industrial, military, ...)
O On-body networks
O Next generation of wearable computers
O Wireless network technology used by wearable computers
O New Gadgets
O Handheld computers vs wearable computers
O Operating systems issues
O Wearable system design
O Energy / Power management (batteries)
O Software architectures for wearable computers
O Ergonomic issues
O Wearable computers and virtual reality
O Human interface systems and issues (I/O devices)
O Social ramifications
O Wearable computing and AI
O Smart clothes
O Design of wearability (study on the comfort of
wearable computers, ...)
O Heat dissipation issues
O Wearable displays
O Tasks for which wearable computers can be used
O User evaluations
O System architectures
O Advanced textile circuitry
O Keyless "keyboards"

SCOPE OF SAM'04:
(Conference on Security and Management)

O Security Protocols
O Mobility Management
O Security Algorithms
O Location Management
O QoS Management
O Key Management Techniques
O Security in E-commerce and M-commerce
O Security Policies
O Resource Management
O Mobile Network Security
O Channel Management
O AAA
O Encryption
O Security in Mobile IPv4/IPv6
O VPN
O Firewall
O IDS (Intrusion Detection System)
O Digital contents copyright protection techniques
O Watermarking
O Secure OS
O Honeypot
O Virus Issues (Detection, Prevention, ...)
O Tracing Techniques in Internet
O Active Networks
O Security in CDN (Contents Distribution Networks)
O Hacking Techniques and Related Issues
O Security in GRID
O Biological Security Technologies
O Surveillance Technologies
O High-Tech Systems at Airports
O Face Recognition Systems
O Signature Recognition Systems
O Network Management
O System Management
O Network Security Management
O Management in Network Equipments
O SAN (Storage Area Networks) Management
O GRID Middleware
O GRID Applications
O GRID Networks
O Security for Protocol Management
O Management Protocol (SNMP, CMIP, ...)

SCOPE OF METMBS'04:
(Conference on Mathematics and Engineering Techniques
in Medicine and Biological Sciences)

O Bioinformatics: This includes informatics
techniques in genomics (e.g. gene sequencing, gene
pattern discovery, gene pattern-function studies,
and other genomics related studies), proteomics, ...
O Cheminformatics: All informatics techniques applied
to biochemical and chemical processes and analyses.
O Data mining in medicine and biological sciences.
O Pattern recognition in medicine and biological sciences.
O Signal processing in medicine and biological sciences
(e.g. biomedical signal processing, ...)
O Image processing in medicine and biological sciences
(e.g. biomedical image processing, biomedical
imaging, ...)
O Medical decision-making.
O Medical Physics.
O Biomedical Engineering.
O Biomedical Electronics.
O Biosignal interpretation.
O Any application of computers in Medicine and biological
sciences (protein structure-function analysis, drug and
protein design, molecular modeling and simulation, ...)
O Application of information technology in biomedicine
(e.g. medical database management, information retrieval
and use of computers in hospitals.)
O Application of Computational Intelligence (artificial
neural networks, fuzzy logic, and evolutionary computing)
in medicine and biological sciences.
O Medical and bio-computing.
O High-performance computing as applied to natural and
medical sciences.
O Computer-based medical systems (automation in
medicine, ...)
O Recent history (1990-2004) of Mathematics and engineering
techniques in medicine and biological sciences, and what
to expect during the next decade; New horizons.
Review articles.)
O Other aspects and applications relating to technological
advancements in medicine and biological sciences.

SCOPE OF MLMTA'04:
(Conference on Machine Learning; Models, Technologies
and Applications)

O Artificial Neural Networks and Learning
O Fuzzy Logic + Fusion and Learning
O Information Retrieval and Data Mining
O Inductive Learning and Applications
O Knowledge Representation and Management
O Knowledge Acquisition and Discovery Techniques
O Evolutionary Algorithms and Bayesian-Based Methodologies
O Reinforcement Learning Methods
O Grammatical Inference
O Learning Models
O Multi-Agent Learning
O Cognitive Modeling
O Hybrid Techniques + Hierarchical Learning Models
O Collaborative Filtering
O Case-Based Reasoning
O Semantic Indexing
O Natural Language Processing
O Machine Translation
O Markov Decision Processes (including Semi-Markov DM)
O ODE Methods and Machine Learning
O Multi-Criteria Reinforcement Learning
O Temporal Abstractions
O Relational Learning Models
O Computational Needs of Learning Models
O Formal Learning Methods
O Graph-Based Learning
O Theory Refinement Methodologies
O Probabilistic Reasoning
O Decision Trees
O Learning Based on Adaptive Techniques
O Learning Topological Maps
O Verification Models
O Mobile Robotics
O Learning in Planning
O Query Learning and Active Learning
O Memory-Based Learning
O Instance-Based Learning and Self-Adaptation Techniques
O Requirements Models
O Transformation-Based Learning
O Simulated Annealing and Learning
O Life-Long Learning and Learning by Examples
O Q-Learning
O Predictive Learning Models
O Text Categorization and Classification
O Machine Learning Applications (Medicine, Games, Biology,
Industrial Applications, Robotics, Security, ...)

SCOPE OF CIC'04:
(Conference on Communications in Computing)

O High Performance Applications
O Distributed Systems and Advanced Applications
(e.g. multimedia, cooperative systems)
O Grid computing
O Scalable and Interoperable Systems and Associated
Standards
O Software Systems (e.g. operating system support,
middleware, ...)
O Architecture (e.g. VLSI, SIMD, MIMD, vector,
systolic, reconfigurable, ...)
O Interconnection networks (e.g. bus-based, optical)
O ATM based networks
O Communications (e.g. routing, wireless, mobile)
O Visualization (e.g. scientific visualization,
debugging and load balancing tools)
O Photonics and Optical Computing
O Performance Issues (e.g. benchmarks, performance
measurement, evaluation and prediction)
O Modeling and Simulation of High Performance Systems
O Advanced Compilation Techniques (e.g. parallelizing
compilers)
O Programming Languages for Parallel and other High
Performance Computing
O Parallel/Distributed/Vector Algorithms
O Reliability and Fault Tolerance
O Embedded and Real Time Systems
O Digital Signal Processing
O Neural Computing, Genetic Algorithms
O Issues in High Performance Computing
(e.g. evolving paradigms, ...)
O Internet & web based processing, E-commerce,
telecommunication network, cluster-based computing

SCOPE OF VLSI'04:
(Conference on VLSI)

O Quantum Computing
O Nanoelectronics
O Molecular and Biological Computing
O MEMS
O Circuits and Systems
O Novel Design and Methodologies
O System-on-a-Chip: Design and Methodology
O Low Power VLSI System Design
O Complexity Issues
O Simulation Tools
O Algorithm Design Approaches (AI, Genetic, ...)
O High-Level Design Methodologies
O ASIC Design and Architectures
O Reconfigurable Systems Design
O Novel Devices and Circuits
O Emerging Trends
O High-Performance Circuits
O Reusable Architectures
O Test and Verification
O Synthesis
O Mixed-Signal Design and Analysis
O Electrical/Packaging Designs and Co-Designs
O FPGA-based Design
O Applications (all applications will be considered)

SCOPE OF ERSA'04:
(Conference on Engineering of Reconfigurable Systems
and Algorithms)

O Theory, Mapping and Parallelization:
Theoretical models of computing in space-time and
adaptive computing + Mapping algorithms into hardware
and synthesis of regular arrays + Parallelization and
(space-time) partitioning of algorithms + System
architectures using configurable computing platform +
Newly developed algorithms for efficient
implementation on reconfigurable systems.
O Software, CAD and Operating Systems:
CAD, specification, partitioning and verification +
High-level synthesis, hardware compilation,
hardware/software codesign, developing correct
circuits + High and low-level languages and compilers,
design environments, Java-based environments +
Operating systems and run-time reconfiguring,
intelligent libraries + IP-based and object oriented
models and mapping methods.
O Adaptive Hardware Architectures:
Adaptive and dynamically reconfigurable systems +
Reconfigurable processor architectures, fine and
coarse-grained processor arrays + Complex systems using
reconfigurable processors + Application-tailored
reconfigurable Systems-on-Chip + Low power systems on
reconfigurable platform.
O Applications:
Wireless communication systems:
- mobile communication systems, video-phone, software
radio, global positioning systems, ...
- Multimedia and virtual reality:
video imaging, teleconferencing, data compression,
image databases, computational geometry and computer
graphics, ...
- Space-based applications:
reconfigurable systems for remote processors, space
telescope systems, satellite networks, ...
tradeoffs between on-board and ground-based processing,
radiation effects mitigation, fault tolerance and
reliability.
- Numeric processing:
floating point operations, fixed and floating point
tradeoffs, residue number systems, customizable
libraries, solving complex mathematical problems (linear
algebra, PDEs etc.), supercomputing experiences, ...
- Automotive industry:
vehicle guidance, lane and obstacle detection, object
recognition, traffic systems, navigation of robots, ...
- Security systems:
object recognition and tracking, cryptology, Internet
and security, ...
- Classical image and signal processing:
digital filters, edge and line detection, morphological
operators, motion and stereo estimation, discrete
transformations, linear algebra, radar systems, object
recognition, ...

SCOPE OF AMCS'04:
(Conference on Algorithmic Mathematics and Computer Science)

O Computational Mathematics:
Combinatorics, Linear Algebra, Commutative Algebra,
Symbolic Computation, Computational Geometry,
Algebraic Number Theory, Computational Methods for
Summations, Computational Methods for Differential
Equations, ...
O Algorithms:
Symbolic, Algebraic, Geometric, Numeric, and
Theoretical Complexity; Applications of Symbolic and
Algebraic Algorithms in Engineering, Sciences, and
Education.
O Computer Science:
Practical Complexity of Algorithms, Automated Mathematical
Reasoning, Automated Differentiation, Theoretical and
Practical Problems in Symbolic Computation, Symbolic
Computation Systems, Computer-Aided Problem-Solving,
User Interfaces and Problem-Solving Environments,
O Mathematical Software Design and Implementation:
Software, Libraries, and Programming Languages,
Parallel and Distributed Mathematical Computations,
High Performance Mathematical Computations Using
Grid-Computing, Concrete Analysis, Benchmarking,
Code Generation, Mathematical Protocols, Internet
Accessible Mathematical Computation (IAMC)
O Applications

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From: Sue Ann Campbell <sacampbell@uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 16:00:40 +0000

Joint Conference MPD-Destobio 2004 - First Announcement

The 7th Conference on Mathematical Population Dynamics (MPD) and the 3rd
Conference on Deterministic and Stochastic Models for Biological
Interactions (DeStoBio) will take place jointly in Trento, Italy, from
June 21 to 25, 2004.

Topics of the conference will be the use of mathematical models in different
areas of biology, especially ecology (including epidemic spread) cell
population dynamics (including immunology, tumour growth) and molecular
biology (including molecular evolution and genetics, genomics).

The Conference will consist of plenary lectures, sessions on some of the
topics outlined above, plus contributed talks and posters. Everybody is
invited to suggest proposals for sessions in related areas any time before
January 1, 2004. A proposal form will be made available on the Web page
http://www.science.unitn.it/~dbio-mpd

A second announcement including plenary speakers, deadlines, and some
logistic details will appear in the Summer of 2003.
For any information or suggestion, or to be included in our mailing list,
please contact the members of the Organizing Committee or send an e-mail to
dbio-mpd@science.unitn.it

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From: Erik De Schutter <erik@bbf.uia.ac.be>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 18:02:42 +0100

CALL FOR PAPERS:
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 19, 2004. midnight; submission open
December 1, 2004

Thirteenth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS*2004
July 18 - July 20, 2004 (workshops: July 21-22, 2004)
Baltimore, USA
http://www.neuroinf.org/CNS.shtml
Info at cp@bbf.uia.ac.be

The annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting will be held at the
historic Radisson Plaza Lord hotel in Baltimore, MD from July 18th -
20th, 2004. The main meeting will be followed by two days of workshops
on July 21st and 22nd. In conjunction, the "2004 Annual Symposium,
University of Maryland Program in Neuroscience: Computation in the
Olfactory System" will be held as a satellite symposium to CNS*04 on
Saturday, July 17th.

NOTICE: NEW PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE!
As in the years before papers presented at the CNS*04 meeting can be
published as a paper in a special issue of the journal Neurocomputing
and in a proceedings book. Authors who would like to see their CNS*04
presentation published will have to submit a COMPLETE manuscript for
review during this call (deadline January 19, 2004). You will also
have the option to instead submit an extended summary but this cannot
be included in the journal. Both types of submissions will be reviewed
but full manuscripts will get back reviewers' comments and will have to
be revised with final submission shortly after the meeting. The
decision of who gets to speak at the conference is independent of the
type of submission, both full manuscripts and extended summaries
qualify. More details on the review process can be found below.

Papers can include experimental, model-based, as well as more abstract
theoretical approaches to understanding neurobiological computation.
We especially encourage papers that mix experimental and theoretical
studies. We also accept papers that describe new technical approaches
to theoretical and experimental issues in computational neuroscience or
relevant software packages.

PAPER SUBMISSION
The paper submission procedure is again completely electronic this
year. Papers for the meeting can be submitted ONLY through the web
site at http://www.neuroinf.org/CNS.shtml Papers can be submitted
either as a full manuscript to be published in the journal
Neurocomputing (max 6 typeset pages) or as an extended summary (1 to 6
pages). You will need to submit both kinds of papers in pdf format and
the 100 word abstract as text. You will also need to select two
categories which describe your paper and which will guide the selection
of reviewers.

All submissions will be acknowledged by email generated by the
neuroinf.org web robot (may be considered junk mail by a spam filter)

THE REVIEW PROCESS
All submitted papers will be first reviewed by the program committee.
Papers will be judged and accepted for the meeting based on the clarity
with which the work is described and the biological relevance of the
research. For this reason authors should be careful to make the
connection to biology clear. We reject only a small fraction of the
papers (~ 5%) and this usually based on absence of biological relevance
(e.g. pure machine learning). We will notify authors of
meeting acceptance before begin March.

The second stage of review involves evaluation by two independent
reviewers of full manuscripts submitted to the journal Neurocomputing
(all) and those extended summaries which requested an oral presentation.

Full manuscripts will be reviewed as real journal publications: each
paper will have an action editor and two independent reviewers. The
paper may be rejected for publication if it contains no novel content
or is considered to contain grave errors. We hope that this will apply
to a small number of papers only but we also need to respect a limit of
maximum 200 published papers which may enforce more strict criteria.
Paper rejection at this stage does not exclude poster presentation at
the meeting itself as we assume that these authors will benefit from
the feedback they can receive at the meeting. Accepted papers will
receive comments for improvements and corrections from the reviewers.
Submissions of the revised papers will be due in August.

Criteria for selection as an oral presentation include perceived
quality, the novelty of the research and the diversity and coherence of
the overall program. To ensure diversity, those who have given talks
in the recent past will not be selected and multiple oral presentations
from the same lab will be discouraged. All accepted papers not selected
for oral talks as well as papers explicitly
submitted as poster presentations will be included in one of three
evening poster sessions. Authors will be notified of the presentation
format of their papers by begin of May.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
The proceedings volume is published each year as a special supplement
to the journal Neurocomputing. In addition the proceedings are
published in a hardbound edition by Elsevier Press. Only 200 papers
will be published in the proceedings volume. For reference, papers
presented at CNS*02 can be found in volumes 52-54 of Neurocomputing
(2003).

INVITED SPEAKERS
Mary Kennedy (California Institute of Technology, USA)
Miguel Nicolelis (Duke University, USA)
TBA

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
The CNS meeting is organized by the CNS Organization
(http://www.cnsorg.org) presided by Christiane Linster (Cornell
University, USA).
Program chair: Erik De Schutter (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Local organizer: Asaf Keller (University of Maryland School of
Medicine, USA)
Workshop organizer: Adrienne Fairhall (Princeton University, USA)
Government Liaison: Dennis Glanzman (NIMH/NIH, USA) and Yuan Liu
(NINDS/NIH, USA)
Program Committee :
Nicolas Brunel (Universite Paris Rene Descartes, France)
Alain Destexhe (CNRS Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
Bill Holmes (Ohio University, USA)
Hidetoshi Ikeno (Himeji Institute of Technology, Japan)
Don H. Johnson (Rice University, USA)
Leslie M. Kay (University of Chicago, USA)
Barry Richmond (NIMH, USA)
Eytan Ruppin (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Frances Skinner (Toronto Western Research Institute, Canada)

The CNS*2004 committee calls for proposals for workshops, to be held on the
final two days of CNS*2004, 21 and 22 July, at the Radisson Royal Plaza Lord
hotel in Baltimore, MD.

Workshops provide an informal forum within the CNS meeting for focused
discussion of recent or speculative research, novel techniques, and open issues
in computational neuroscience. Topics exploring theoretical interfaces to
recent experimental work are particularly encouraged. Several formats are
possible: Discussion Workshops (formal or informal); Tutorials; and Mini-
symposia, or a combination of these formats. Discussion workshops, whether
formal (i.e., held in a conference room with projection and writing media) or
informal (held elsewhere), should stress interactive and open discussions in
preference to sequential presentations. Tutorials and mini-symposia provide a
format for a focused exploration of particular issues or techniques within a
more traditional presentation framework; ample time should be reserved for
questions and general discussion. The organizers of a workshop should endeavor
to bring together as broad a range of pertinent viewpoints as possible.
The length of a workshop may range from one (half-day) session to the full two
days. Single day workshops have been particularly successful in the past.
To propose a workshop, please submit the following information to the workshop
coordinator at the address below
1. the name(s) of the organizer(s)
2. the title of the workshop
3. a description of the subject matter, indicating clearly the range of
topics to be discussed
4. a 200 word abstract of the subject matter
5. the format(s) of the workshop; if a discussion session, please specify
whether you would like it to be held in a conference room or in a less formal
setting
6. for tutorials and mini-symposia, a provisional list of speakers
7. the number of sessions for which the workshop is to run
Please submit proposals as early as possible by email to
workshops@cnsorg.org
or by post to
Adrienne Fairhall
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
University of Washington
Box 357290
Seattle WA 98195-7290

The descriptions of accepted workshops will appear on the CNS*2004 web site as
they are received. Attendees are encouraged to check this list, and to contact
the organizers of any workshops in which they are interested in participating.

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From: Nagib Callaos <sci2004@telcel.net.ve>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 15:15:27 -0400

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 8th World Multi-Conference on
SYSTEMICS , CYBERNETICS And INFORMATICS
SCI 2004
http://www.iiisci.org/sci2004, http://www.iiis.org/sci2004/

July 18 - 21, 2004, Orlando, Florida(USA)
The Rosen Plaza Hotel, http://www.rosenplaza.com/frames1.html

Program Committee Chair: William Lesso
General Chair: Nagib Callaos
Organizing Committee Chair: Belkis Sanchez
PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Integrated by (320) prestigious scholars/researchers
from 54 countries:

MAJOR THEMES
* Information Systems, Technologies and Applications
* Communication and Network Systems, Technologies and Applications
* Control Systems, Technologies and Applications
* Computer Science and Engineering
* Optical Systems, Technologies and Applications
* Image, Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing
* Applications of Informatics and Cybernetics in Science and Engineering
* Systemics

PARTICIPANTS
Participation of both, researchers and practitioners is strongly
encouraged. Papers may be submitted on: research in science and
engineering, case studies drawn on professional practice and consulting,
and position papers based on large and rich experience gained through
executive/managerial practices and decision-making. For this reason, the
Program Committee is conformed according to the criteria given above.

EXTENDED ABSTRACTS AND PAPER DRAFTS SUBMISSION FORM
Extended abstracts or paper drafts should be sent taking into account the
following Format:

1. Major theme of the paper should be related to at least one of the major
themes given above.
2. Paper title.
3. Extended abstract of 500 to 1500 words and/or paper drafts of 2000 to
5000 words, in English.
4. Author(s) and/or co-author(s) with names, addresses, telephone and fax
numbers, and e-mail addresses.

Extended abstracts or paper drafts should be sent via the conference web
site (http://www.iiisci.org/sci2004/), filling the respective form and
uploading the respective paper or extended abstract. If the conference web
site is not accessible for you, you can also make your submission by
e-mail, attaching it to the following e-mail addresses:
sci2004@telcel.net.ve, sci2004@cantv.net and sci2004@iiis.org

DEADLINES
7 December 10th, 2003: Submission of extended abstracts (500-1500 words)
or paper drafts (2000-5000 words).
7 December 10th, 2003: Invited Sessions proposals. Acceptation of invited
session proposals will be done in about one week of its registration via
the respective conference web form, and final approval will be done after
the registration of at least five papers in the respective session.
7 January 30th, 2004: Acceptance notifications.
7 March 31st, 2004: Submission of camera-ready papers: hard copies and
electronic versions.

PAPERS REVIEWING AND PUBLICATION

Submitted papers will be sent to reviewers. Accepted papers, which should
not exceed six single-spaced typed pages, will be published by means of
paper and electronic proceedings.

SCI Journal will publish, at least, the best 10% of the papers presented at
the conference.

INVITED SESSIONS
Based on past conferences experience, we suggest the following steps in
order to organize an invited session:

1) Identify a special topic in the scope of SCI 2004, and the invited
session title.
2) Fill the invited session organization form, provided in the conference
web page http://www.iiisci.org/sci2004/, and fill the respective form. If
by any reasons you are not able to access the page mentioned above, please,
try the following page: http://www.iiis.org/sci2004/. If you don't have
access to the web, contact us via e-mail.

Invited sessions and symposia organizers with the best performance will be
co-editors of the proceedings volume where their session or symposia paper
were included.

Best Invited sessions and symposia organizers are candidates for invited
editors or co-editors of the SCI Journal special issue related to their
field of research interest.

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From: "u.culligan@elsevier.com" <listman-e2-5307994@elsevier-alerts.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 08:02:37 -0500

Eleventh International Congress on
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
July 26-July 30, 2004

The congress concentrates on the analysis and application of
computational techniques for solving scientific and engineering problems.

The following persons have accepted to present a plenary lecture at
the congress: H. Deconinck (Belgium), C. Lubich (Germany), F. Nataf
(France), W. Schoutens (Belgium), G. Sleijpen (The Netherlands), T.
Suzuki (Japan).

More details about ICCAM-2004 can be found at:
http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/conference/iccam2004/iccam.htm

We hope that the congress will bring together people from different
fields in computational and applied mathematics.

Sincerely yours,

Marc Goovaerts, Stefan Vandewalle, Luc Wuytack
Directors of ICCAM-2004

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From: "C. Ryan" <cryan@math.carleton.ca>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 09:55:25 -0500

CARLETON UNIVERSITY - OTTAWA, ONTARIO
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

The School of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for two
tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor starting
July 1, 2004 (in addition to the previously advertised position).
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics, or related
areas, potential for research demonstrated by post-doctoral experience or
publication record and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The
School is particularly interested in candidates who are actively
engaged in research in applied algebra, biomathematics/biostatistics,
computational mathematics; however outstanding candidates in all areas
of mathematics or statistics will be considered. More information about
the School can be found at www.math.carleton.ca .

These positions are subject to budgetary approval. Applications including
a curriculum vitae and three letters of reference, should be sent to:

Dr. C.W.L. Garner, Director
School of Mathematics and Statistics
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6
Fax: (613) 520-3536
Email: ms-dir@math.carleton.ca

Consideration of applicants will begin January 6th, 2004 and continue
until all positions are filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The applications
of Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Carleton
University is committed to equality of employment for women, aboriginal
peoples, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. Persons from
these groups are encouraged to apply.

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