0205_February-2005

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 05 Number 1
February 20, 2005

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

CONTENTS

Society News

1. Membership Renewal Reminder

2. CAMQ Update - Table of Contents for Volume 11

3. ICIAM Statement on Women In Math

Other News

4. Book Announcement - Applied Numerical Analysis by Matiur Rahman

5. Report from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries

6. New Journal - Global Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics

Position Announcements

** Links to these and other position announcments can be found at
http://www.caims.ca/Positions

7. University of Western Ontario - Tier II CRC Chair in Mathematical
Finance

8. Memorial University of Newfoundland - UFA in Applied Mathematics,
Pure Mathematics or Statistics

Conferences

** 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.

9. Workshop - Modelling the Rapid Evolution of Infectious Disease:
Epidemiology and Treatment Strategies

10. The 2nd Montreal Scientific Computing Days

11. 5th Annual MOPTA conference, Modeling and Optimization: Theory and
Applications

12. The Second Shanghai International Symposium on Nonlinear Science
and Applications

13. The 12th International Linear Algebra Society Conference

14. NGWSP'05: International Work Conference on Next Generation Web
Services Practices

15. 2005 International Multiconference in Computer Science and Computer
Engineering

16. International Conference on Machine Intelligence

17. 2005 International Conference on Cyberworlds

18. Cluster COMPUTING AND GRID (CCGrid 2005)

19. The 2nd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

20. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

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From: Sue Ann Campbell <sacampbell@uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 16:29:15 -0500

Just a reminder to renew your CAIMS*SCMAI membership, if you
have not done so already. Membership renewal forms were sent with the
Fall Newsletter. If you no longer have yours, you can download the form
from the caims website: http://www.caims.ca/Society/subscribe.html

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From: "E. Leonard" <eleonard@sirius1.math.ualberta.ca>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 15:52:13 -0700 (MST)

CANADIAN APPLIED MATHEMATICS QUARTERLY
Contents of Volume 11

Volume 11 Number 1 - Spring 2003
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Pattern Formation in a SIS Epidemiological Model
Gustavo Carrero and Marcos Lizana

Periodic Solutions of Delayed Periodic Nicholson's Blowflies Models
Y. Chen

The Effect of Coupling, Noise and Heterogeneity on Bursting Oscillations
Gerda de Vries

Asymptotic Behavior of Positive Solutions for Some Quasilinear Elliptic
Equations
Wei Dong and Haitao Lu

Analysis of a Class of Monod-like Functions That Link Specific
Growth Rate to Delayed Growth Response
Sean Ellermeyer

Global Stability in a Model for Diseases Transmitted by Ixodid Ticks
Horacio Gomez-Acevedo

Difference Equations from Discretization of a Continuous Epidemic
Model with Immigration of Infectives
Sophia Jang and Saber Elaydi

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Volume 11 Number 2 - Summer 2003
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Considerations on Yield, Nutrient Uptake, Cellular Growth, and
Competition in Chemostat Models
Julien Arino, Sergei S. Pilyugin and Gail S. K. Wolkowicz

An Oscillation Result for a Nonlinear Dynamic Equation on a Time Scale
Lynn Erbe and Allan Peterson

Where to Put Delays in Population Models, in Particular in the Neutral Case
K. P. Hadeler and G. Bocharov

Hopf Bifurcations in Discrete May-Leonard Competition Models
Lih-Ing W. Roeger

Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Attractors for a Discrete, Selection-
Migration Model
James F. Selgrade and James H. Roberds

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Volume 11 Number 3 - Fall 2003
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Weight Functions and the Uniqueness of Limit Cycles in
Predator-Prey System
Karel Hasik

Competition in the Chemostat: Some Remarks
Patrick de Leenheer, Bingtuan Li and Hal L. Smith

A Reaction-Diffusion Model Of Leukemia Treatment By Chemotherapy
Wenxiang Liu and H. I. Freedman

Permanence for Nonautonomous Scalar Delay Difference Population Models
Yasuhisa Saito

A Time-Delay Model for Prey-Predator Growth with Stage Structure
Yasuhisa Saito and Yasuhiro Takeuchi

A Nonlocal Reaction-Diffusion Population Model with Stage Structure By
Dashun Xu and Xiao-Qiang Zhao

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Volume 11 Number 4 - Winter 2003
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Spatial Dependence of Hybridization in the cDNA Microarray
Stephen J. Merrill, Sangeeta Nelson and Craig A. Struble

Competitive Dynamics in a Model for Onchocerciasis with Cross-Immunity
Jimmy P. Mopecha and Horst R. Thieme

Asymptotic Speed of Propagation of Wave Fronts in a 2D Lattice Delay
Differential Equation with Global Interaction
Peixuan Weng, Jianhong Wu, Huaxiong Huang and Jiaoxiu Ling

On An Oscillation Theorem of Waltman
James S. W. Wong

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From: Sue Ann Campbell <sacampbell@uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 23:40:23 -0500

Many of you will have heard about the remarks made by Lawrence H. Summers,
president of Harvard University, about barriers to women pursuing academic
careers in Mathematics, Science and Engineering. In response to this, the
International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM)
has issued the statement below. The CAIMS*SCMAI Board endorses this
statement.

More information about Summers' remarks, including the responses
of various mathematical societies and institutes can be found on the
website of the Association for Women in Mathematics:
http://www.awm-math.org/response.html

ICIAM Statement on Women in Mathematics

Recent remarks of the President of Harvard University have led to
media speculation that innate differences in the mathematical
abilities of men and women make it less likely that women will
succeed in science and mathematics. ICIAM does not accept this notion.

ICIAM members are well aware that there are many barriers (whether
financial, cultural, or practical) that face women who want to pursue
mathematical or scientific careers at the highest levels. The unbroken
career paths that are typical of successful male careers in mathematics
take no account of the specific responsibities of women related to child
bearing and family.

As an international organisation representing the world's applied
mathematicians, ICIAM is committed to removing the educational
inequalities in mathematics that exist in many parts of the world,
and to improving the access to careers in the mathematical sciences
for all men and women. ICIAM highlights the accomplishments of all
applied mathematicians, women and men, at our quadrennial International
Congress, the premier event world-wide in applied and industrial
mathematics.

ICIAM, the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics,
is the world organisation for applied mathematics and computational
science. Its members are mathematical sciences societies based in more
than 20 countries. For more information, see the Council's web page at

http://www.iciam.org

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Editor's Note: The announcement below is for a book edited by CAIMS*SCMAI
member Matiur Rahman. In recognition of this, the publisher has kindly
offered a special 30% discount to CAIMS*SCMAI members on orders for the book
placed by April 15, 2005 directly with Computational Mechanics, Inc.
Dept.785XCAIMS, 25 Bridge St, Billerica, MA 01821, Phone: 978-667-5841
Fax: 978-667-7582. URL: www.witpress.com, E-mail: infoUSA@witpress.com
When ordering through Website, please include special offer code CAIMS785X.
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From: Dee Halzack <DHalzack@witpress.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 17:37:01 -0500

Book Announcement: Instability of Flows

Billerica, MA. - A state-of-the art analysis of studies in the field
of instability of flows, this new WIT Press book contains chapters by
leading experts in fluid mechanics.

The text brings together many important aspects of flow instabilities
and one of the primary aims of the contributors is to determine fruitful
directions for future advanced studies and research.

Instability of Flows is the forty-first book in the highly successful
WIT Press series Advances in Fluid Mechanics.

Contents: Preface; Contact-Line Instabilities of Driven Liquid
Films; Numerical Simulation of Three-Dimensional Bubble Oscillations;
Stratified Shear Flow; Instability and Wave Radiation; Instability
of Flows; Stability, Transition and Turbulence in Rotating Cavities;
A Comprehensive Investigation of Hydrodynamic Instability.

Full contents details can be found at
http://www.witpressusa.com/acatalog/785X.html

Book Information

Title: Instability of Flows

Editors: M. RAHMAN, Dalhousie University, Canada

Publisher: WIT PRESS, UK - www.witpress.com

Publication date: January 2005

ISBN: 1-85312-785-x

Pages: 248pp

Price: US$142.00 / UK Pounds sterling 89.00 / Euros 133.50

WIT Press is a major publisher of engineering research. The company prides
itself on providing information by leading researchers and scientists
at the cutting edge of their specialities, enabling readers to remain
at the forefront of scientific developments.

Available in North America from Computational Mechanics, Inc., 25 Bridge
Street, Billerica, MA 01821 Phone: 978-667-5841; Fax: 978-667-7582;
E-mail: marketingUSA@witpress.com

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From: Bill Birdsall <billbirdsall@accesswave.ca>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 10:42:44 -0400

Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Association des bibliotheques du recherche du Canada

Ottawa, January 24, 2005 -Major study reveals the need for a national
strategy for knowledge dissemination in Canada

The government spends billions of dollars every year to promote research
in Canada but it needs to give more attention to the way that the
results of research are disseminated into society. This is just one of
the findings of a three-year study sponsored by the Canadian Association
of Research Libraries on the need for research on the future of knowledge
dissemination in Canada

In their report, Towards an Integrated Knowledge Ecosystem: A Canadian
Research Strategy, investigators describe a profound transformation
occurring in the way research is conducted and disseminated. New
technologies are radically changing the modes of research communication,
speeding up the research process, and facilitating new types of
research. However, this is also creating a whole host of challenges
for those involved in disseminating research. In a knowledge society,
where the dissemination of research is as important as its generation,
it is critical that Canada respond quickly to this transformation.

The study employed an innovative methodology, which drew on the
deliberations of a Consensus Panel of ten representative Canadian
researchers. Based on consultations with experts in the field,
the Consensus Panel calls for a national strategy on knowledge
dissemination. The Panel also identifies a research agenda for
knowledge dissemination based on five major themes: Knowledge Systems;
Knowledge/Data Storage and Retrieval; Knowledge Production and the Social
Contract; Power and Infrastructure within the Academy; Copyright and
Intellectual Property.

The study concludes with a set of recommendations for a national research
strategy on scholarly communication. The recommendations call for the
creation and implementation of a multi-disciplinary research program on
scholarly communication as a central component of an effective national
strategy for knowledge dissemination in Canada.

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The executive summary and full text of the study report are available
on the study website. For more details, visit the project website at
www.kdstudy.ca or contact:

William F. Birdsall, Principal Investigator
Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Email: billbirdsall@accesswave.ca

Kathleen Shearer, Research Associate
Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Email: mkshearer@videotron.ca
(514) 847-9068

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Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Association des bibliotheques du recherche du Canada

Ottawa, le 24 janvier 2005 - Une etude d'envergure revele la necessite
d'une strategie nationale de diffusion des connaissances au Canada

Le gouvernement consacre des milliards de dollars chaque annee a la
promotion de la recherche au Canada, mais il doit porter plus attention
a la facon dont les resultats de cette recherche sont diffuses dans la
societe. Il s'agit la de l'une seulement des conclusions d'une etude d'une
duree de trois ans sur la necessite de faire des recherches sur l'avenir
de la diffusion des connaissances au Canada parrainee par l'Association
des bibliotheques de recherche du Canada.

Dans leur rapport, intitule Towards an Integrated Knowledge Ecosystem :
a Canadian Research Strategy, les chercheurs decrivent la transformation
profonde de la facon dont la recherche est effectuee et diffusee qui
se produit actuellement. Les nouvelles technologies changent de facon
radicale les modes de communication de la recherche, accelerent le
processus de la recherche et facilitent la realisation de nouveaux types
de recherches. Cependant, elles creent aussi toute une foule de defis a
relever pour ceux dont la tache consiste a diffuser la recherche. Dans une
societe du savoir, ou la diffusion de la recherche est aussi importante
que sa production, il est essentiel que le Canada reagisse rapidement
a cette transformation.

Cette etude s'est servie d'une methodologie innovatrice, qui tire parti
des discussions d'un groupe de consensus forme de dix chercheurs canadiens
representatifs. S'appuyant sur des consultations avec des experts dans le
domaine, ce groupe de consensus demande que soit elaboree une strategie
nationale sur la diffusion des connaissances. Le groupe dresse aussi un
programme de recherche sur la diffusion des connaissances reparti en
cinq grands themes : les systemes de connaissances, le stockage et le
reperage des connaissances et des donnees, la production de connaissances
et le contrat social, le pouvoir et l'infrastructure dans le milieu
universitaire, ainsi que le droit d'auteur et la propriete intellectuelle.

Les auteurs concluent par un ensemble de recommandations pour une
strategie nationale de la recherche sur les communications savantes. Ces
recommandations demandent qu'un element central d'une strategie nationale
efficace de diffusion des connaissances au Canada soit la creation et
la mise en ouvre d'un programme de recherche multidisciplinaire.

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Le sommaire et le texte complet du rapport de cette etude se trouvent
sur le site Web de l'etude. Pour en savoir davantage, visitez le site
Web du projet a l'adresse www.kdstudy.ca ou communiquez avec,

William F. Birdsall, Chercheur principal,
Association des bibliotheques de recherche du Canada
Courriel : billbirdsall@accesswave.ca

Kathleen Shearer, Attache de recherche
Association des bibliotheques de recherche du Canada
Tel. : (514) 847-9068
Courriel : mkshearer@videotron.ca

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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the launching of our new journal Global Journal
of Pure and Applied Mathematics (GJPAM) dedicated to the publication of
original papers dealing with pure and applied mathematics with some emphasis
on all areas and subareas of mathematical analysis and applications. Authors
are invited to submit their research papers to the journal. All submissions
should be made electronically to the editor-in-chief through:(EIC:
GJPAManuscripts@aol.com). More information on the journal, and the
publishing process can be obtained at: http://www.ripublication/gjam.htm.

Global Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics (GJPAM) welcomes
submissions involving approximation theory; statistics; probability; fluid
and solid mechanics; Fuzzy mathematics; transport theory; mathematical
biology including population dynamics; wave propagation; special functions;
algebra and application; combinatorics; coding theory; fractional analysis;
variational methods; financial mathematics; asymptotic methods; graph
theory; fractals; moment theory; scattering theory; number theory and
applications; geometry of Banach spaces; topology and applications; complex
analysis; stochastic process; bifurcation theory; differential equations;
difference equations; dynamical systems; functional differential equations;
partial differential equations; numerical analysis; integral equations;
operator theory; Fourier analysis; matrix theory; semigroups of operators;
mathematical physics; convex analysis; applied harmonic analysis;
optimization; wavelets; signal theory; optimal control; ultrametric
analysis; fixed-point theory and applications; reaction-diffusion problems;
discrete mathematics; automata theory; and more

Beside the printed issues of the GJPAM, we plan to publish first year issues
of GJPAM as Open access via website and it enables immediate, world-wide,
barrier-free, open access to the full text of research articles for the best
interests of the scientific community. Although GJPAM, will freely available
online to all interested readers in perpetuity, some institutions and many
individuals may still like to receive printed journals. GJPAM printed copies
are available via annual subscription for $150/ Libraries and $100/
Individual.

Please visit our company website at http://www.ripublication.com for more
information about our journals, services and subscription. These journals
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A. International Journal of Oceans and Oceanography (IJOO)
B. International Journal of Applied Chemistry (IJAC)
C. International Journal of Statistics and Systems (IJSS)
D. International Journal of Pure and Applied Physics (IJPAP)
E. International Journal of Dynamics of Fluids (IJDF)
F. International Journal of Mechanics and Solids (IJMS)
G. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics (GJPAM)
H. International Journal of Lakes and Rivers (IJLR)

We also like to inform you that if you and your colleagues are willing to
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Director (Publishing Department)
For Research India Publications
Head office: D1/71, Top Floor, Rohini Sec-16, Delhi-110085 INDIA
Email: ripublication@vsnl.net
Website: http://www.ripublication.com

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From: mdavison@uwo.ca
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 10:59:50 -0500

The UNIVERSITY of WESTERN ONTARIO

Departments of Applied Mathematics and Statistical and Actuarial Sciences

CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR

in

FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS

The Departments of Applied Mathematics and Statistical and Actuarial
Sciences are pleased to announce a search for a Tier 2 (Junior) Canada
Research Chair at the rank of Assistant Professor (probationary) or
Associate Professor (probationary or tenured) in the area of financial
mathematics. The starting date will be July 1, 2005 or thereafter.

Financial mathematics is an emerging area of strength in the two
Departments. Both have researchers who are active in financial
mathematics, and both are strongly committed to its continued
emphasis. Prospective candidates may visit our web pages at
http://www.apmaths.uwo.ca and http://www.stats.uwo.ca.

See http://www.chairs.gc.ca/ for details concerning the CRC program.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the potential to become
a leader in financial mathematics. She or he will build a vigorous
research program. This will include securing external research funding
and supervising graduate students. In addition, the candidate will be
expected to participate in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate
levels.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications,
a research plan, and the names of three references to:

Search Committee for CRC in Financial Mathematics Attn: Gayle McKenzie
Middlesex College, Room 255 The University of Western Ontario London,
Ontario N6A 5B7, Canada. Email: gmckenzi@uwo.ca

The closing date for applications is March 15, 2005.

This position is subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should have
fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario
is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all
qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people
and persons with disabilities.

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From: "Wall, Mary" <maryw@mun.ca>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 15:00:40 -0330

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Memorial University of
Newfoundland invites applications for an NSERC University Faculty Award
(UFA) directed at increasing the representation of Women and Aboriginal
Peoples in Science and Engineering. A successful candidate will be
appointed as a regular tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant
Professor level in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, starting
September 1, 2006. A PhD in Mathematics or Statistics with evidence
of outstanding research and excellent teaching is required. All areas
of Pure and Applied Mathematics and Statistics will be considered.
Duties will include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2005, and continue until a
candidate is identified for submission to NSERC by October 15, 2005.
Candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae, a description of research
interests. They should also arrange for the names and addresses of
three referees be sent to:

Interim Head of Department
VPA-MAST-2004-002
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL, A1C 5S7 Canada

E-mail: mathstat@math.mun.ca
Internet: www.math.mun.ca

You MUST use the code VPA-MAST-2004-002 on all correspondence.

You MUST also indicate the appropriate discipline; Applied
Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, or Statistics

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada.
As the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role
in the educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000
students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for
learning in St. John's, a very safe, friendly city with great historic
charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of
outdoor activities.

In accordance with NSERC UFA eligibility requirements only Canadian
citizens and permanent residents of Canada should apply. Partners of
candidates for positions are invited to include their resume for possible
matching with other job opportunities.
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From: Xingfu Zou <xzou@uwo.ca>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 11:43:01 -0500

Workshop Announcement:

Modelling the Rapid Evolution of Infectious Disease:
Epidemiology and Treatment Strategies

How can we best incorporate rapid pathogen evolution into
our models of disease transmission, progression and treatment?

May 14-17, 2005 (Saturday evening to Tuesday afternoon)
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

Invited Speakers:
Sally Blower (UCLA)
Carlos Castillo-Chavez (Arizona State)
Troy Day (Queens)
David Earn (McMaster)
Zhilan Feng (Purdue)
Fabio Milner (Purdue)
Patrick Nelson (U Michigan)
Pauline van den Driessche (Victoria)
Hulin Wu (Rochester)
Jianhong Wu (York)

The meeting will be structured as an informal workshop,
with time for open discussion after each invited lecture.
There will be no contributed talks but participants are
encouraged to present posters of current work.
For registration and accomodation details, please see:

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/04-05/infectious_disea...

Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are especially
encouraged to attend. We have funds available to defer travel
costs; please see the website.

The workshop is jointly sponsored by the Fields Institute and
MITACS, with a concurrent application to NSF.

We hope you will join us in May.

Lindi Wahl, University of Western Ontario
Glenn Webb, Vanderbilt University
Xingfu Zou, University of Western Ontario

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From: Tony Humphries <tony.humphries@mcgill.ca>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 16:40:17 -0500

The 2nd Montreal Scientific Computing Days
February 26 - 27, 2005
Centre de recherches mathematiques, Montreal, Canada

The objective of this workshop is to encourage scientific exchange within
the scientific computing community in Quebec and further afield. The
program includes two short courses offered by international experts, as
well as contributed sessions in the form of a twenty-minute presentation
or a poster. Students and post-doctoral researchers are especially
encouraged to participate. Some financial support is available for
out-of-town participants.

Short Courses

Jan S. Hesthaven, Brown University Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for
Solving Time-Dependent PDEs: Theoretical Essentials and Practical Aspects

Jay Gopalakrishnan, University of Florida Multigrid Methods and
Applications to Electromagnetics

There is no registration fee; however, registration is necessary.

The deadline for abstract submissions and financial aid requests is
February 11, 2005.

See http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/Comp05/indexen.html for further details.

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From: alfakih@uwindsor.ca
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 11:38:51 -0500

5th Annual MOPTA Conference
Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications
July 25-27, 2005
University of Windsor, Windsor ON Canada

We are pleased to invite you to the 5th Annual Modeling and Optimization:
Theory and Applications Conference (MOPTA 05). The three-day conference will
be held at the campus of the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario Canada,
July 25-27, 2005. The conference will be hosted by the University of Windsor
Operational Research Group.

The conference aims to bring together a diverse group of people from both
discrete and continuous optimization, working on both theoretical and applied
aspects. We aim to bring together researchers from both the theoretical and
applied communities who do not usually get the chance to interact in the
framework of a medium-scale event.

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From: Jim Brookes <jwbrookes@mitacs.ca>
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 16:40:00 -0800 (PST)

THE SECOND SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
ON NONLINEAR SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS

(Shanghai NSA'05, Shanghai & Wuxi, June 3-7, 2005)

The Second Announcement and Call for Papers

Shanghai International Symposium on Nonlinear Science and Applications
2003 (Shanghai NSA'03) was a great success. Many participants
suggested that this symposium should be developed into a series of
symposia, and should be held mostly in Shanghai or nearby places
every two years.

Date and Location:
The Second Shanghai International Symposium on Nonlinear Science
and Applications (Shanghai NSA'05) will be held in the Shanghai
Convention Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai and Wuxi
(a beautiful resort near Shanghai) on June 3-7, 2005.

Sponsor Organizations:
Shanghai NSA'05 is sponsored by the Shanghai Society for Nonlinear
Science, co-sponsored by the Shanghai Center for Nonlinear Science,
organized by the Research Center for Nonlinear Science of Fudan
University and the Shanghai Society of Biophysics, and supported
by National Science Foundation of China and Center for Chaos Control
and Synchronization, City University of Hong Kong.

Aim:
Nonlinear science is one of the focusing research fields and most
active scientific frontier in the new century, and Shanghai NSA'05 is
devoted to this important area of scientific research. The theme of
the symposium is intended to be broad enough so as to cover most of
the directions in nonlinear science, with the aim of promoting wide
interactions among researchers from different academic disciplines
who are interested in nonlinear science and related technologies. The
symposium will provide both experts and new comers from different
research backgrounds with an excellent opportunity to review the
latest progress and development in the field of nonlinear science,
and to exchange their experience, progress, and ideas. The symposium
will consist of both oral and poster presentations in three days,
plus a one-day tour of the beautiful resort city Wuxi.

A few renowned leading scientists in this field will be giving keynote
speeches in the symposium.

Topics:

Mathematical theory, physical experiment, engineering design,
biological study, and their various applications are included in the
main program of the symposium. Topics include but are not limited to
the following:

1. Bifurcation and chaos
1.1 Synchronization and control of chaos
1.2 Chaotic neural networks
1.3 Bifurcation analysis and computation
2. Fractals
3. Solitons
4. Finite- and infinite-dimensional nonlinear dynamic systems
5. Nonlinear time series analysis
6. Complexity and complex systems
6.1 Complex dynamics in neural networks
6.2 Complex dynamics in traffic and granular flows
6.3 Complex dynamics in physical and biological systems
6.4 Cellular automata
7. Nonlinear approaches in life science and medicine
7.1 Neurodynamics
7.2 Nonlinear analysis of EEG and MEG
7.3 Nonlinear analysis of HRV
7.4 Chaotic dynamics of nerve cells
7.5 Nonlinear analysis in biorheology and biomechanics
8. Applications
8.1 Economics and finance
8.2 Bio-medical engineering
8.3 Materials and mechanical sciences
8.4 Information science and technology
8.5 Various inverse problems
8.6 Free and moving boundary problems
8.7 Signal and image processing
8.8 Physical experiments and electronic engineering
9. Other related nonlinear science and technologies

Organizing committee:

Honorary Chairs:
Chaohao Gu, Fudan University, China
Stephen Smale, University of California at Berkeley, USA

General Chairs:
Shiqiang Dai, Shanghai University, China
Leon O. Chua, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Vice Chairman:
Guanrong Chen, City University of Hong Kong, China

International Advisory Committee
Chairs:
Daqian Li, Fudan University, China
Kazuyuki Aihara, Tokyo University, Japan

Members:
A. M. Albano, Bryn Mawr College, USA
C.-J. Chen, Florida State University, USA
S.-N.Chow, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
S.-Q. Dai, Shanghai University, China
G. S. Dulikravich, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
W. J. Freeman, University of California at Berkeley, USA
G.-Q. Gu, East China Normal University, China
M. Gyllenberg, University of Helsinki, Finland
W. G. Habashi, McGill University, Canada
M.-A. Han, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
T. Q. Jiang, East China University of Science & Technology, China
A. N. Kraiko, Central Institute of Aviation Motors, Russia
H. Liljenstrom, KTH, Sweden
F. C. Lin, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, USA
W.-M. Lippe, Westfalsche Wilhelms-Universitat Munster, Germany
J. T. Lo, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
H. Malchow, University of Osnabruck, Germany
S. Nara, Okayama University, Japan
A. Neumann, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
P. E. Rapp, Medical College of Pennsylvania-Hahnemann University, USA
W. Schneider, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
H. Seno, Hiroshima University, Japan
Y. D. Shi, Fudan University, China
K. Shimohara, ATR Human Information Science Labs., Japan
Y. Takashi, Kyushu University, Japan
Y. Takeuchi, Shizuoka University, Japan
M. Tanaka, Shinshu University, Japan
I. Tsuda, Hokkaido University, Japan
B.-H. Wang, USTC, China
G. Webb, Mathematics Department, Vanderbilt University, USA
J.-H. Wu, York University, Canada
S. X. Xu, Fudan University, China
A.-A. Yakubu, Howard University, USA
Y.-F Yi, Georgia Institute of Techm, USA
X.-H. Yu, Central Queensland University, Australia
J. Zierep, Karlsruhe University, Germany
W.-J. Zhang, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Z.-H. Zhang, Fudan University, China
Z.-W. Zhou, Shanghai University, China
J.-D. Cao, Southeast University, China

Secretariat Secretary General: J. Ruan, Fudan University, China
Program secretary: F.-J. Gu, Fudan University, China
Financial secretary: Y.-D. Shi, Fudan University, China
Academic secretary: Z.-J. Cai, Fudan University, China

Registration fees:

The registration fee is US$450 for regular participants before the
deadline (April 15, 2005), which includes a copy of abstract book,
gift, reception, coffee break, one evening entertainment, daily meals,
banquet, and one day tour to Wuxi. The registration fee for students
is US$200 before the deadline, which includes a copy of abstract book,
gift, reception, coffee break, and daily meals. A photocopy of student
ID card should be presented when registers. Students are charged extra
US$100 for banquet, entertainment, and the tour. For all the payments
after the deadline, an extra pay of US$50 is needed. Any accompanied
family member should pay US$100 for reception and daily meals before the
deadline (US$150 after the deadline) if they want to participate in these
activities. Additional US$100 for the banquet, evening entertainment,
and the tour to Wuxi, if they wish.

Important deadlines:

February 28, 2005 Detailed abstract submission; mini-symposium and
special session proposals are due March 31, 2005 Acceptance notification
April 15, 2005 Advanced registration

Venue - Shanghai Convention Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Hope Hotel):
Shanghai Convention Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Hope Hotel) is
located at the main place of West-East Zhaojiabang Road standing in the
"intelligence-valley" with a quiet and green environment. It is near
Xujiahui shopping center, one of the biggest centers in Shanghai.

About Shanghai:
Shanghai is the biggest city in China, and a harmonic mixture of
the traditional and the modern, the east and the west. Shanghai
has completely changed in the last decade.The great metropolis
of SHANGHAI is currently undergoing one of the fastest economic
expansions that the world has ever seen. While shops overflow and
the skyline fills with skyscrapers, Shanghai now seems certain
to recapture its position as East Asia's leading business city,
a status it last held before World War II. Visiting and touring
Shanghai are truly enjoyable for many. For more information, see:
http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-191501624-shanghai_vacations-i

About Wuxi
Wuxi is a beautiful resort city near Shanghai. It is famous for
Taihu Lake, which is a major national scenic spot in China. It's
the third largest fresh water lake in China, and the scenery
here is breathtaking. Xihui Park covers 46 hectares (113 acres)
and comprises of numerous gardens, teahouses, museums, temples
and pagodas. Among the more famous sights are the Tai Bo Memorial
Hall built in honor of the founder of Wuxi, the Imperial Stele
Pavilion with decorative ceilings and inscriptions by emperor
Qianlong (1736-1795) and the Municipal Museum which has a good
collection of early pottery. Giant Buddha Statue is another place
worth visiting, which was constructed from 1994-1997 with a height
of 88 meters + a 3 story building base of 13.5 meters. The statue
was cast in bronze metal with gross weight of 700 tons.
For more information, see: http://www.virtualtourist.com/vt/f3995/4/

Instructions for Detailed Abstract:

(1) Except for the plenary talks and invited talks, detailed abstracts
of papers should include the following sections: 1) Objective of the
research; 2) Novelty of the work; 3) Methods and techniques; 4) Main
results; 5) Conclusions.
(2) Detailed abstracts should not be longer than two A4 pages, but should
be detailed enough so that referees can judge if this work is interesting
enough to be presented in the symposium. It is strongly suggested that the
abstract can be printed within one A4 page.
(3) Detailed abstracts should be typed in Word format, single spaced,
so that it could be easily edited to be published in the abstract book.
(4) The title of the abstract should be typed in bold face letters
(size 14, Times New Roman font), the text should be typed with Times
New Roman font (size 10), 2.5 cm margin should be left both on the top
and bottom, and 3 cm margin should be left both on the right and left.
(5) The mailing address for every author should be noted clearly,
so that the organizing committee can mail her/him invitation letter
easily. At least one of the author's e-mail addresses should be noted.
(6) No more than 3 references should be listed at the end of the abstract.
(7) The category and its code (for example, such as "7.1 Neurodynamics"
and so on so forth) should be noted at the top of your abstract, which
is important for arranging your presentation in a suitable session.

Proposals for organizing mini-symposium or special sessions:
Proposals of organizing mini-symposiums or special sessions are
welcome and encouraged, in which information about the organizers,
topics, and estimated numbers of speakers should be indicated.

MEANS OF PAYMENT:
All payment including registration, accommodation and excursions
should be made in US dollars or equivalent Euro or Japanese Yen
(except for the participants from the mainland of China, an additional
announcement will be given a little later) by one of the following
means:
(1) Bank Transfer:
Account Number: 1001221009008935253
Account Name: Shanghai Society of Biophysics
Bank: The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China,
Shanghai Branch, Xu-hui District Sub-branch,
International Department.
022210-Huai-Hai Zhonglu Division,
Shanghai, P.R.China.
Attn: Prof. Shi Yong-De, Financial Chairperson, Shanghai NSA'03
Swift address of the bank: ICBKCNBJSHI

(2) Bank Draft or Check to:
Prof. Shi Yong-De, Financial Chairperson of Shanghai NSA'03**
Secretary General, Shanghai Society of Biophysics
Department of Biophysics
Medical College, Fudan University
Yi Xue Yuan Rd 138, Shanghai 200032, P.R.China.
** The above words must be written on your check or draft.

(3) Pay Cash or using Credit Card at:
The Shanghai NSA registration desk, during registration time,
June 9-13, 2003

Cancellation & Refund: Any cancellation must be notified to the
secretariat and the financial chairperson of Shanghai NSA for a refund
of the registration fee.
Received by March 31, 2005: 80% Refund
Received until April 30, 2005: 50% Refund
Received after May 1, 2005: No Refund

You are encouraged to register for the symposium as soon as possible. For
advance registration, please complete the Registration Form and return
it to the financial secretary with the appropriate fees at your earliest
convenience but no later than April 30, 2005. Personal Check is only
accepted before April 30, 2005.

RECEIPT OF REGISTRATION: Please contact the financial secretary by e-mail
when you pay, and you will get information in time. A formal receipt will
be distributed at the registration desk with the registration packets
during the conference.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE: If you require a Certificate of Attendance,
please contact the Shanghai NSA'05 Secretariat.

Accommodation: Hope Hotel is in the same building of the venue. The
conference will provide the participants with a special rate for rooms,
discounted only for the conference. All the payment should be paid to
the financial secretary of Shanghai NSA'05. The hotel will not accept
your payment directly with this discounted amount.

Hope Hotel (three star, including breakfast)
Standard Room A (with two beds): US$65
Standard Room B (with two beds): US$60
Standard Room C (with two beds): US$55
Business Single Room (with one bed)*: US$50
Small Suite (with two beds): US$80
Large Suite (with two beds): US$160
*There is a computer connected to the web in the Business Single Room,
it is free for the customer. For other type of rooms, there is only web
socket, you should use your own computer, and you should pay.

Address: 500 Zhaojiabang Road, Shanghai 200031, P.R.China.
Tel: 0086-21-64716060
Fax: +86-21-64710089
Web: www.hope-hotel.com

Due to the high tourism season, earlier reservation is highly
recommended. The reservation should be made via e-mail with the following
information to the Finance secretary before April 15, 2005. He will
reserve rooms only for the participant who mail him the hotel reservation
form and the advanced payment of registration fee or give him the
information about your credit card.

Contact us

Anyone interested in obtaining further information about Shanghai NSA'05
may contact:

Prof. Jiong Ruan
Secretariat of Shanghai NSA'05
Research Center for Nonlinear Sciences
Department of Mathematics
Fudan University
Shanghai 200433
P. R. China
Tel: +86-21-65100339 (O) +86-21-56620463 (H)
Fax: +86-21-56620463
E-mail: snsa@fudan.edu.cn

For more details, please visit the symposium web site:

http://www.sss-nonlinear.org/webs/gjhy.htm

About Financial and Hotel affairs please contact:
Prof. Y-D Shi Financial
Secretary of Shanghai NSA'05
Dept. Biophysics
Fudan University Medical School
Yi Xue Yuan Rd 138, Shanghai 200032, China
TEL: 0086-21-64275720, 64087207
FAX: 0086-21-64275720
E-mail: sswwl@sh163.net
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From: Fotini Labropulu <Fotini.Labropulu@uregina.ca>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 09:49:09 -0600

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS - ILAS 2005

The 12th International Linear Algebra Society Conference
Regina Inn and Conference Centre
Regina, Sask. CANADA
June 26-29, 2005

Registration is now available for the 12th International Linear
Algebra Society Conference, which is to be held at the

Regina Inn and Conference Centre
Regina, Sask. CANADA
June 26-29, 2005

We encourage you to participate and present a paper at this conference

The conference website is

http://www.math.uregina.ca/~ilas2005

which includes information on registration, accommodations, current conference
program, travel information, local attractions, and lots more...

The official contact email for questions or concerns not easily found or
addressed on the conference website is

ilas2005@math.uregina.ca

[ Please be prepared for a slight delay in receiving a reply from this email ]
[ depending on volume. ]

REGISTRATION/ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:

Online registration and abstract submission if available from the
main conference website.

ACCOMMODATION:

Information for booking your accommodation at the conference hotel
(Regina Inn) is available on the conference website (both online
and by phone).

CONFERENCE PROGRAM:

Invited Plenary Speakers:

Avi Berman, Technion, Israel
Jim Demmel, University of California Berkeley, USA
Dragomir Djokovic, University of Waterloo, Canada
Anne Greenbaum, University of Washington, USA
Olga Holtz, University of California Berkeley, USA
Ilse Ipsen, North Carolina State University, USA
Charles Johnson, College of William and Mary, USA
Peter Lax, Courant Institute, USA
Adrian Lewis, Cornell University, USA
Ren-Cang Li, University of Kentucky, USA
Raphael Loewy, Technion, Israel
Joao Queiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Peter Rowlinson, University of Stirling, Scotland
Bryan Shader, University of Wyoming, USA
Christiane Tretter, Universitat Bremen, Germany
Pei Yuan Wu, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Xingzhi Zhan, East China Normal University, China

Special Lectures:

The LAMA Lecture: Chi Kwong Li,
College of William and Mary, USA

ILAS Education Lecture: Anna Sierpinska,
Concordia University, Canada

The Hans Schneider prize speaker --- TBA

The LAA Lecture --- Orly Alter, University of Texas at Austin,
USA

Keynote Banquet Speaker: Chandler Davis,
University of Toronto, Canada

Minisymposia:

* Spectral Properties of Families of Matrices Described
by Patterns or Graphs, organized by Leslie Hogben

* Isospectral and Structure Preserving Transformations,
organized by Graham Gladwell and Peter Lancaster

* Education Issues in Linear Algebra, organized by Jane Day

* Preserver Problems, organized by Chi-Kwong Li and Peter Semrl

In addition, Linear Algebra and its Applications is pleased to announce a
special issue devoted to papers presented at the 12th ILAS Conference. For
more information on this special issue go to the main conference website.

We look forward to seeing you in Regina in 2005 (our provincial centennial
year).

Local Organizers:
S. Fallat
D. Farenick
C.-H. Guo
S. Kirkland

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From: Ajith Abraham <abraham.ajith@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 12:13:10 -0500

NGWSP'05: International Work Conference on Next Generation Web
Services Practices

August 23-26, 2005, Seoul, Korea

Conference web site: http://archi.cse.cau.ac.kr/ or
http://ngwsp.softcomputing.net

Held in cooperation with IEEE Computer Society (Pending approval)

Supporting IEEE Technical Committees
Task Force on Electronic Commerce
Technical Committee on Internet
Technical Committee on Scaleable Computing

International Work Conference on Next Generation Web Services
Practices (NGWSP'05) is a forum which brings together researchers and
practitioners specializing on different aspects of Web based
information systems. The inaugural conference will bring together the
world's most respected authorities on semantic web, Web based
services, Web applications, Web enhanced business information systems,
e-education specialists, Information security, and other Web related
technologies. The aim of NGWS'05 is to serve as a forum to present
current and future work as well as to exchange research ideas in this
field. NGWSP'05 invites authors to submit their original and
unpublished work that demonstrate current research in all areas of Web
based information systems and their applications in science,
technology, business and commerce. You will find NGWSP'05 as the best
forum to share your knowledge with other peers in the Web services
field.

** NGWSP'05 will focus on the following themes **

Web Services Architecture, Modeling and Design
Semantic Web, Ontologies (creation , merging, linking and reconciliation)
Database Technologies for Web Services
Customization, Reusability, Enhancements
Information Security Issues
Quality of Service, Scalability and Performance
User Interfaces, Visualization and modeling
Web Services Standards
Autonomic Computing Paradigms
Web Based e-Commerce, e-learning applications
Grid Based Web Services

We invite you to submit a:
- full paper of 6 pages (Letter or A4 paper) for oral presentation
- proposal to organize a technical session and/or workshop (see the
call for events proposals for more information).

Submitted papers have to be original, containing new and original
results. The proceedings of the conference are anticipated to be
published by Springer Verlag, Germany or IEEE CS Press. Submission
implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and
present the paper. All full papers are to be submitted in PDF
electronically via the web site. Hard copies should be sent only if
electronic submission is not possible. All papers will be peer
reviewed by at least three independent referees of the international
program committee of NGWSP'05.

Important Dates

March 01, 2005: Deadline for full paper submission
April 02, 2005: Notification of acceptance
May 03, 2005: Deadline for camera ready papers and authors' registration

CONFERENCE COMMITEES

NGWSP'05 Organization

General Chair
Sang Yong Han, Chung-Ang University, Korea

Program Chair(s) - Academic Track
Ajith Abraham, Chung-Ang University, Korea
Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei University, Korea

Program Chair(s) - Industrial Track
Antony Satyadas, IBM Workplace Solutions, Cambridge, USA
Fabio Casati, HP Laboratories, Palo Alto, USA

Publication Chair
Marcin Paprzycki, Oklahoma State University, USA

Sponsorship Chair
Jeffrey Braunstein, Chung-Ang University, Korea

Web Co-Chairs
Jinho Oh, Chung-Ang University, Korea
Sang-kyu Lee, Chung-Ang University, Korea

International Program Committee

Helen Ashman, University of Nottingham, UK
Akhilesh Bajaj, The University of Tulsa, USA
Luciano Baresi, Politecnico Di Milano, Italia
Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
Mark Bernstein, Eastgate Systems Inc, USA
Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
Andrei Broder, IBM, USA
Jos de Bruijn, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Austria
Jen-Yao Chung, IBM, USA
Michele Colajanni, The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Ying Ding, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Austria
John Domingue, The Open University, USA
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Martin Dzbor, Knowledge Media Institute, United Kingdom
Johann Eder, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Phillip Ein-Dor, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Opher Etzion, Haifa University, Israel
Dieter Fensel, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Austria
Peter Fettke, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany
Martin Gaedke, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Lee Giles, Penn State University, USA
Carole Goble, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Sven Graupner, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, USA
Jens Hartmann, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Manfred Hauswirth, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Geert-Jan Houben, The Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Patrick Hung, University of Ontario, Canada
Jose Iria, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Arun Iyengar, IBM, USA
Borka Jerman-Blazic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Gail Kaiser, Columbia University, USA
Vipul Kashyap, Partners HealthCare System Inc, USA
Mario Koeppen, Fraunhofer IPK FHG, Germany
Daniel S. Katz, California Institute of Technology, USA
Uwe Keller, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Austria
Rob Koper, Open University of the Netherlands, The Netherlands
Kyriakos Kritikos, University of Crete, Greece
Ruben Lara, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Austria
Kwei-Jay Lin, University of California, Irwine, USA
Peng Liu, Penn State University, USA
Carolyn McGregor, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Simanta Mitra, Iowa State University, USA
Deependra Moitra, Infosys Technologies Limited, India
Paul M|ller, Technische University Darmstadt, Germany
San Murugesan, Southern Cross University, Australia
Jason Nieh, Columbia University, USA
Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, Oulu University, Finland
Aris M. Ouksel, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Srinivas Padmanabhuni, Infosys Technologies Ltd, USA
Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Ajit Patankar, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico Di Milano Technical University, Italy
Atul Prakash, University of Michigan, USA
Andry Rakotonirainy, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Werner Retschitzegger, University of Linz, Austria
Titi Roman, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Austria
Mohammad Salman Akram, Virginia Tech, USA
Madria Sanjay, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA
Vittorio Scarano, Universita Degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Ming-Chien Shan, Hewlett-Packard, USA
Kaarthik Sivashanmugam, Semagix Inc., USA
Steffen Staab, The University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany
Sergio Tessaris, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Dave Thomas, Bedarra Research Labs Limited, Canada
Johnson Thomas, Oklahoma State University, USA
Mathews Thomas, IBM Global e-business Center, USA
Can Turker, Institute of Information Systems, Switzerland
Frank van, Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kunal Verma, The University of Georgia, Greece
Andreas Wombacher, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany
Jian Yang, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Fusheng Wang, Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, USA
Yanchun Zhang, Victoria University, Australia
Huimin Zhao, University of Wisconsin, USA

For further information please contact:

Ajith Abraham, Chung-Ang University, Korea
E-mail: ajith.abraham@ieee.org

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From: hra@cs.uga.edu
Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2004 15:57:13 -0500

Call For Papers
and
Call For Session Proposals

The 2005 International Multiconference in
Computer Science and Computer Engineering
(composed of 16 Joint Conferences)
June 27-30, 2005, Las Vegas, USA
&
The 2005 World Congress in Applied Computing
(composed of 14 Joint Conferences)
June 20-23, 2005, Las Vegas, USA

Dear Colleagues:

You are invited to submit a 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.

The world's largest gathering of researchers in computer
science, computer engineering and applied computing will be
held in June 2005.

+++ The International Multiconference in Computer Science
and Computer Engineering is a major annual research
event. It assembles a spectrum of affiliated research
conferences into a coordinated research meeting held
in a common place at a common time. See below for the
list of 16 joint conferences that form the 2005
International Multiconference in Computer Science and
Computer Engineering. (Date of event: June 27-30, 2005)

+++ The World Congress in Applied Computing is an annual
research gathering. The main goal of this event is to
provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a number of
fields that interact. See below for the list of 14
joint conferences that form the 2005 World Congress in
Applied Computing. (Date of event: June 20-23, 2005)

The model used to form these annual conferences facilitates
communication among researchers in different fields of
computer science, computer engineering and applied computing.
Both inward research (core areas of computer science and
engineering) and outward research (multi-disciplinary,
Inter-disciplinary, and applications) will be covered during
the conferences.

The 2005 International Multiconference in Computer Science
and Computer Engineering is composed of the following
16 conferences (all will be held simultaneously, same
location and dates: June 27-30, 2005, Las Vegas, USA):

1. The 2005 International Conference on Parallel and
Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications
(PDPTA'05)

2. The 2005 International Conference on Artificial
Intelligence (ICAI)

3. The 2005 International Conference on Software
Engineering Research and Practice (SERP'05)

4. The 2005 International Conference on Internet
Computing (ICOMP'05)

5. The 2005 International Conference on Computer Design
(CDES'05)

6. The 2005 International Conference on Wireless
Networks (ICWN'05)

7. The 2005 International Conference on Modeling,
Simulation and Visualization Methods (MSV'05)

8. The 2005 International Conference on Foundations
of Computer Science (FCS'05)

9. The 2005 International Conference on Imaging Science,
Systems, and Technology: Computer Graphics (CISST'05)

10. The 2005 International Symposium on Web Services and
Applications (ISWS'05)

11. The 2005 International Conference on Pervasive
Systems and Computing (PSC'05)

12. The 2005 International Conference on Machine Learning;
Models, Technologies and Applications (MLMTA'05)

13. The 2005 International Conference on Communications
in Computing (CIC'05)

14. The 2005 International Conference on Engineering of
Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms (ERSA'05)

15. The 2005 International Conference on Programming
Languages and Compilers (PLC'05)

16. The 2005 International Conference on Embedded Systems
and Applications (ESA'05)

The 2005 World Congress in Applied Computing is composed
of the following 14 conferences (all will be held
simultaneously, same location and dates June 20-23, 2005,
Las Vegas, USA):

1. The 2005 International Conference on Grid Computing
and Applications (GCA'05)

2. The 2005 International Conference on e-Business,
Enterprise Information Systems, e-Government, and
Outsourcing (EEE'05)

3. The 2005 International Conference on Biometric
Authentication (BIOAU'05)

4. The 2005 International Conference on Computers for
People with Special Needs (CPSN'05)

5. The 2005 International Conference on Data Mining
(DMIN'05)

6. The 2005 International Conference on Human-Computer
Interaction (HCI'05)

7. The 2005 International Conference on Computer Vision
(VISION'05)

8. The 2005 International Conference on Scientific
Computing (CSC'05)

9. The 2005 International Conference on Information and
Knowledge Engineering (IKE'05)

10. The 2005 International Conference on Security and
Management (SAM'05)

11. The 2005 International Conference on Mathematics and
Engineering Techniques in Medicine and Biological
Sciences (METMBS'05)

12. The 2005 International Conference on Algorithmic
Mathematics and Computer Science (AMCS'05)

13. The 2005 International Conference on Data Fusion -
From Multi-Source Data to Information (FUS'05)

14. The 2005 International Conference on Frontiers in
Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering
(FECS'05)

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

GENERAL CHAIR AND COORDINATOR:

H. R. Arabnia, PhD
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

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 and
on the cover of the books.

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, the name of the conference the
session is submitted for consideration, and a short
description on how the session will be advertised (in
most cases, session proposers solicit papers from
colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the
session proposer). Mail your proposal to H. R. Arabnia
(address is given above); E-mail submissions are preferred.
We would like to receive the proposals as soon as possible
(but no later than Feb. 1, 2005.)

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Please regard this as General Guidelines.
Prospective authors are invited to submit their
papers (about 5 to 10 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12)
to H. R. Arabnia by Feb. 16, 2005. E-mail submissions in
MS document or PDF formats are preferable (Fax or postal
submissions are also acceptable.)
The chair may be forwarding the papers to respective
conference chairs/committees/Task Forces.

The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will
be limited to 7 (IEEE style) double-column pages. Papers must
not have been previously published or currently submitted for
publication elsewhere. The first page of the 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) and a maximum of 5 keywords.
Also, the name of the conference that the paper is being
submitted to must be mentioned on the first page.

Papers will be evaluated and fully refereed 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.

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.

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 and over 3,000 rooms.
The hotel is minutes from the airport with 24-hour
shuttle service to and from the airport. This hotel has
many recreational attractions, including: waterfalls,
spa, pools & 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, 2005: Submission of papers
March 21, 2005: Notification of acceptance
April 20, 2005: Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
June 20-23, 2005: The 2005 World Congress in Applied
Computing (WCAC'05) - 14 Joint
Conferences.
June 27-30, 2005: The 2005 International MultiConference
in Computer Science and Computer
Engineering (IMCSE'05) - 16 Joint
Conferences.

TOPICAL SCOPE FOR EACH CONFERENCE:

To receive the complete list of topics for each of the
30 conferences, send an email to hra@cs.uga.edu or
wait for the conferences' URL's to be constructed.
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From: "Adel M. ALIMI" <Adel.Alimi@enis.rnu.tn>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 13:18:25 -0500

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 15, 2005
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International Conference on Machine Intelligence Tozeur, Tunisia,
November 5-7, 2005 http://www.acidca-icmi2005.org

SCOPE: ------------ Technological innovation is related to more than
one scientific field. Cooperation between researchers in different
scientific fields and industrials is nowadays inevitable.

The second International Conference on Machine Intelligence
(ACIDCA-ICMI'2005) will provide a forum for theoretician and practitioner
researchers, industrials, and academic experts to exchange ideas, share
experiences, promote technological products, and address the important
issue of the applications of advanced topics in machine intelligence in
engineering and industrial systems.

ACIDCA-ICMI'2005 will include exhibits and demonstrations of real-world
applications and will be a job fair by matching up applicants with
employment opportunities.

ACIDCA-ICMI'2005 will be organized into five tracks focusing on theory,
implementation and applications.
The tracks are:
* CI : Computational Intelligence
* IC : Intelligent Control
* IDA : Intelligent Data Analysis
* IPA : Intelligent Pattern Analysis
* ISA : Intelligent Systems Architectures

ACIDCA-ICMI'2005 will also include invited plenary speeches on selected
advanced aspects given by experts in the specific state-of-the art subject
areas. Invited special talks on major topics by eminent speakers will
be included in the technical sessions.

ACIDCA-ICMI'2005 will be held in the second part of the United Nations
sponsored World Summit on the Information Society circumstances,
which will take place in Tunisia in November 16-18, 2005 <
http://www.smsitunis2005.org/ >.

The venue for the ACIDCA-ICMI'2005 Conference will be Tozeur, Tunisia
< http://www.tourismtunisia.com/togo/tozeur/tozeur.html >. Tozeur a
prosperous town, was once, in its oases and mountains, one of the Roman
outposts named "Thusuros" and a stopping point for the caravans coming
from the sub Sahara to trade with the coastal cities of the Mediterranean,
it now owes its fame and affluence to the stately palm and its world
renowned dates - deglet nour "fingers of light".

The conference will be held November 5-7, 2005 in Tozeur in south-western
Tunisia accessible by the international airport of Tozeur. The remarkable
architecture of Tozeur, beige sun baked bricks set in geometric patterns,
Moorish arches and high vaulted ceilings and the shops offering locally
woven carpets, Berber jewellery and ornaments, promise visitors another
aspect of Tunisia.

PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS: -----------------------------------------------

Selected papers, in extended form, will be considered for publication
in edited books and in international journals. ACIDCA-ICMI'2005 will
offer best paper awards in three categories: Best Paper, Best Poster
Paper and Best Student Paper.

OMPORTANT DATES: --------------------------------

Deadline for paper submission : May 15, 2005
Deadline for workshop/special sessions/tutorial proposals : May 31, 2005
Notification of acceptance : June 30, 2005
Deadline for camera-ready paper and authors' registration : July 31, 2005
ACIDCA-ICMI'2005 conference in Tozeur, Tunisia : November 5-7, 2005

TOPICS OF INTEREST: ----------------------------------

CI: Computational Intelligence: -------------------------------
Artificial Neural Networks, Mathematical foundations of neural networks,
Architectures and algorithms, Learning theory (supervised/ unsupervised/
reinforcement learning), Knowledge based networks, Implementation
issues of neural networks, Support Vector Machines, Neural network
applications, Fuzzy Systems, fuzzy logic and possibility theory, Fuzzy
expert systems, Fuzzy system design using evolutionary algorithms,
Fuzzy system modeling and simulation, Fuzzy systems and applications,
Evolutionary Algorithms, Genetic algorithms, evolution strategies, genetic
programming and evolutionary programming, Learning Classifiers, Hybrid
evolutionary algorithms, Evolutionary algorithms and applications, Fusion
of neural network- fuzzy systems, Fusion of fuzzy systems- evolutionary
algorithms, Fusion of neural network - evolutionary algorithms, Fusion
of neural network- fuzzy systems- evolutionary algorithms, Intelligent
agents (architectures, environments, adaptation/ learning and knowledge
management), Bayesian networks and probabilistic reasoning, Rough sets,
Statistical learning techniques, Fusion of statistical methods and soft
computing techniques, CAD systems, Intelligent optimization techniques.

Intelligent Control: -------------------- Mathematical modeling and
analysis of complex systems, Soft computing/computational intelligence
in control systems, Knowledge based control systems, Adaptive control
systems, Control applications in robotics, manufacturing, process control,
industrial systems, automotive, vehicular systems, spacecraft and so
on, System Identification, Modeling, Model Reduction, Filtering and
Signal Processing, Optimal and Robust Control, Adaptive and Predictive
Control, Pole Placement Control, Multivariable and Decentralized Control,
Sliding Mode Control, Fuzzy Control, Neural Control, Computer Control,
Computer Aided Control System, Fault Detection and Diagnostic, Expert
and Knowledge Based Systems, Nonlinear Systems, Stochastic Systems,
Time Varying Systems, Large-scale Systems.

Intelligent Data Analysis: -------------------------- Intelligent Image
and Signal Processing, Design and implementation of intelligent signal
processing systems, Image, video and multidimensional signal processing,
Multimedia signal processing, Speech processing, Texture analysis,
Stereoscopic vision, Shape processing, Image and video retrieval,
Image and video compression, Discovering patterns in continuous data,
Uncertainty management for data mining, Clustering algorithms and
applications, Classification trees, Mining time series, Mining in a
Mobile Environment, Statistical Considerations in Learning, XML Mining,
Text Mining, Distributed Data Mining.

Intelligent Pattern Analysis: ----------------------------- Features
and classification, Object recognition, Document analysis, Pattern
Recognition, Clustering and Classification, Handwriting Recognition
and Verification, Cursive Script Recognition, Characters and Digits,
Words, Signature, Graphics and Symbol Recognition, Engineering Drawings,
Maps, Logo Types, Document Processing, Layout Analysis, Segmentation
and Labeling, Language Identification, Document Structure Analysis and
Modeling, Signal and Image Processing , Thresholding, Thinning, Noise
Removal, Segmentation, Vision and Image Understanding, Fractals, Speech
Recognition, Signal Compression and Transmission, Application Systems,
Bank-Check Processing, Business Forms Reading, Postal Automation, Number
Plate Recognition, Storage and Information Retrieval, Video Images,
Compression Algorithms, Multimedia and Hypertext, Text Retrieval and
Document Model.

Intelligent Systems Architecures: ---------------------------------
Intelligent Knowledge Management, Intelligent Agents, Intelligent Business
Systems, Intelligent Data mining, Intelligent Internet Modeling, Web
intelligence, Search engines, Information retrieval (web mining), Database
querying, Ontology, XML mining, Intelligent networking between Web Sites,
Network security, intrusion detection, Information aggregation and fusion,
Interaction with intelligent agents, Intelligent agents and interfaces
for personalization and adaptivity, Intelligent tutoring systems on the
WWW, Adaptive hypermedia systems, Agents for digital cities, virtual
communities and agent societies, e-learning, e-commerce, e-business,
e-finance, Risk management, Derivatives pricing, Portfolio management
and asset allocation, Stock market, forex market analysis, dynamics;
simulation, Hedging, trading & arbitrage strategies, Financial modeling,
Computational economics, Intelligent management, Multicriteria decision
making, Adaptation and learning, Agent architectures and communication
languages, Communication, collaboration, and interaction of humans and
agents, Conversational agents, Coordinating multiple agents, Designing
agent systems - methodologies & software engineering, Evolution of
agents, Knowledge acquisition and management, models of emotion,
motivation, or personality, multi-agent communication, coordination,
and collaboration, Application of knowledge representation techniques to
semantic modeling, Development and management of heterogeneous knowledge
bases, Automatic acquisition of data and knowledge bases (especially
raw text), Performance evaluation, Parallel database systems, Data and
knowledge sharing, Cooperation in heterogeneous systems, Domain modeling
and ontology-building, Concurrent engineering and computer integrated
manufacturing, Digital Libraries, Multimedia Databases.

COMMITTEES: ---------------------

Honorary Chairs: J.C. Bezdek (USA) T. Fukuda (JP)

Conference General Chair: A.M. Alimi (TN)

Conference Co-Chairs:
Computational Intelligence: F. Herrera (ES)
Intelligent Control: P. Borne (FR)
Intelligent Data Analysis: F. Karray (CA)
Intelligent Pattern Analysis: S. Raudys (LT)
Intelligent Systems Architectures: K. Schilling (DE)

Program Committee Chairs:
Computational Intelligence: H. Frigui (USA)
Intelligent Control: M. Sano (JP)
Intelligent Data Analysis: M. Hamdi (HK)
Intelligent Pattern Analysis: C.G. Leedham (SG)
Intelligent Systems Architectures: A. BenAbdelHafid (FR)

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From: Alexei Sourin <assourin@ntu.edu.sg>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 13:23:58 +0000 (UTC)

2005 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CYBERWORLDS

FIRST CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

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23-25 November 2005, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Organized by: School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological
University

in cooperation with: ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH, SIGART, SIGecom, SIGWEB, SIGGRAPH
(Singapore), and Eurographics Association

Proudly supported by: SGI and Sun Microsystems

Conference web-page: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/sce/cw2005

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Cyberworlds are information worlds created on cyberspaces either
intentionally or spontaneously, with or without visual design. Cyberworlds
are closely related to the real world and have a serious impact on it.
CW2005 will provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers from around
the world to share the latest research, ideas, and developments in these
fields. The conference will consist of formal paper sessions, short/poster
presentations, panels, tutorials, cyber art exhibition, industrial seminars,
and hands-on demonstrations where research groups, artists, and vendors will
show the state-of-the-art in the field. The conference will have four
parallel tracks including but not limited to the following topics:

Track A:

- Shared Virtual Worlds

- Distributed Virtual Environments

- Collaborative Design and Manufacturing

Track B:

- Information Retrieval and Information Security

- Data Mining and Warehousing in Cyberworlds

- HCI and Humanised Interfaces in Cyberworlds

Track C:

- Philosophy, Evolution, and Ethics of Cyberworlds

- Business Models in Cyberworlds

- Cyberlearning

Track D:

- Cyberculture and Cyberarts

PUBLICATION:

The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society.
We will accept papers up to 8 pages in length, including figures. To be
included in the conference proceedings, at least one author of the accepted
paper must register and present the paper at the conference. The best papers
will contribute to the special issue of "The Visual Computer". We will also
publish the art exhibition catalogue.

IMPORTANT DATES (tentative):

Abstract: 16 May 2005 (electronic
submission through the conference web-page)

Paper/tutorial/exhibit submission: 23 May 2005 (electronic submission
through the conference web-page)

Notice of Acceptance: 1 Aug 2005

Camera-ready paper: 5 Sep 2005

Author's registration: 5 Sep 2005

GENERAL CONFERENCE CHAIRS: Tosiyasu L. Kunii and Seah Hock Soon

PROGRAM CHAIR: Alexei Sourin

INDUSTRIAL TRACK CHAIR: Tony Chan

TUTORIAL CHAIR: Wolfgang Meller-Wittig

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (being formed)

Arnold, David, University of Brighton

Astheimer, Peter, ITI Techmedia, Glasgow

Badler, Norman, University of Pennsylvania

Bajaj, Chandrajit, University of Texas at Austin

Bebis, George, University of Nevada

Brunnett, Guido, University of Chemnitz

Chan, Tony, Nanyang Tehnological University

Emmanuel, Sabu, Nanyang Technological University

Encarna?o, Jos, Fraunhofer IGD

Gavrilova, Marina, University of Calgary

Gilbert, Arthur Lee, Nanyang Technological University

Hagen, Hans, University of Kaiserslautern

Hubbold, Roger, University of Manchester

Iglesias, Andres, University of Cantabria

Jarvis, Ray, Monash University

Kim, Myoung-Hee, Ewha Womans University

Klimenko, Stanislav, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Kunii, Tosiyau Laurence, Kanazawa Institute of Technology

Lee, Yong Tsui, Nanyang Technological University

Li, Ling, Curtin University

Luciani, Annie, ICA laboratory, INPG, France

Ma, Jianhua, Hosei University

Magnenat-Thalmann, Nadia, University of Geneva

Miller, Steven, Singapore Management University

Meller-Wittig, Wolfgang, Nanyang Technological University

Myszkowski, Karol, Max Planck Institute

Nakajima Masayuki, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Ohmori, Kenji, Hosei University

Pensyl, William Russell, Nanyang Technological University

Rosenblum, Larry, VR Systems and Research, Naval Research Lab

Savchenko, Vladimir, Hosei University

Seah, Hock Soon, Nanyang Technological University

Shih, Timothy, Tamkang University

Smith, Roger, Titan Systems Corporation

Sourin, Alexei, Nanyang Technological University

Sourina, Olga, Nanyang Technological University

Straer, Wolfgang, University of Tbingen

Thalmann, Daniel, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Urban, Bodo, Fraunhofer IGD Rostock

Wentong, Cai, Nanyang Technological University

Wyvill, Geoff, University of Otago

Xu, Baowen,Southeast University

Zara, Jiri, Czech Technical University

Zyda, Mike, MOVES Institute

Best regards

CW2005 Program Chair

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From: "Omer F. Rana" <o.f.rana@cs.cardiff.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 15:43:23 -0500

CLUSTER COMPUTING AND GRID
(CCGrid 2005)
http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/ccgrid2005/

9-12 May 2005
Cardiff, UK

******************************************************************
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
******************************************************************

Sponsors:
The Cardiff Initiative
Cardiff University
IBM
HP
MCNC/Grid Computing and Networking Services
HP
Cybula
NEC
Welsh Development Agency

SCOPE
=====

Commodity-based clusters and Grid computing technologies are rapidly
developing, and are key components in the emergence of a novel
service-based fabric for high capability computing. Cluster-powered
Grids not only provide access to cost-effective problem-solving power,
but also promise to enable a more collaborative approach to the use of
distributed resources, and new economic products and services.
CCGrid2005, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society is designed to bring
together international leaders who are pioneering researchers,
developers, and users of clusters, networks, and Grid architectures and
applications. The symposium will also serve as a forum to present the
latest work, and highlight related activities from around the world.
CCGrid2005 is interested in topics including, but not limited to:

o Hardware and Software (based on PCs, Workstations,
SMPs or Supercomputers)
o Middleware for Clusters and Grids
o Dynamic Optical Network Architectures for Grid Computing
o Parallel File Systems, including wide area file systems,
and Parallel I/O
o Scheduling and Load Balancing
o Programming Models, Tools, and Environments
o Performance Evaluation and Modeling
o Resource Management and Scheduling
o Computational, Data, and Information Grid Architectures and Systems
o Grid Economies, Service Architectures, and Resource Exchange
Architectures
o Grid-based Problem Solving Environments
o Scientific, Engineering, and Commercial Grid Applications
o Portal Computing / Science Portals

PROGRAMME
=========

The conference will contain:

o Over 75 papers in the main track (33% Acceptance Rate)

o 9 workshops:

Chair: Craig Lee (Aerospace Corporation, US)

Workshop 1:
- Collaborative and Learning Applications of Grid Technology
Organisers:
Oscar Ardaiz-Villanueva, Technical University Catalunya, Spain
Miguel L. Bote-Lorenzo, University of Valladolid, Spain
Amy Apon, University of Arkansas, US
Barry Wilkinson, Western Carolina University, US

Workshop 2:
- Cluster-Sec 2005: Cluster Security -- The Paradigm Shift
Organiser:
William Yurcik, NCSA, US

Workshop 3:
- Semantic Infrastructure for Grid Computing Applications
Organisers:
Line C. Pouchard, Oak Ridge National Lab, US
Luc Moreau, University of Southampton, UK
Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool, UK

Workshop 4:
- Fifth International Workshop on Global and Peer-2-Peer Computing:
"Theory and Experience of Desktop Grids and P2P systems"
Organisers:
Franck Cappello, INRIA, France
Adriana Iamnitchi, Duke University, US
Mitsuhisa Sato, Tsukuba University, Japan

Workshop 5:
- DSM 2005: Fifth International Workshop on Distributed Shared Memory
Organisers:
Laurent Lefevre, INRIA RESO/LIP, France
Michael Schoettner, University of Ulm, Germany

Workshop 6:
- GAN'05: Third Workshop on Grids and Advanced Networks
Organisers:
Laurent Lefevre, INRIA RESO/LIP, France
Pascale Primet, INRIA RESO/LIP, France

Workshop 7:
Bio-Medical Computations on the Grid (BioGrid)
Organisers:
Chun-Hsi Huang, University of Connecticut, US
Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, University of Connecticut, US

Workshop 8:
1st International Workshop on Grid Performability
Organisers:
Nigel Thomas, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Stephen Jarvis, University of Warwick, UK

Workshop 9:
Workshop on Agent-based Grid Economics (AGE-2005)
Organisers:
Daniel Veit, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Bjoern Schnizler, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

o 4 Tutorials (31% acceptance rate -- 13 tutorial proposals were
submitted)

Chair: Michael Gerndt (TUM, Germany)

Tutorial 1:
High Performance I/O for Scientific Applications
Robert Latham
Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Lab, IL,
USA

Tutorial 2:
Practical Performance Measurement and Analysis of Parallel Programs on
Clusters (and Grids)
Bernd Mohr
Forschungszentrum Juelich, Zentralinstitut fuer Angewandte Mathematik,
52428 Juelich, Germany

Tutorial 3:
Grid Computing Security - Issues, Concerns and Counter-measures
Anirban Chakrabarti
Grid Computing Focus Group, Software Engineering Technology Lab,
Infosys Technologies, Electronics City, Bangalore, Karnataka 560100,
India

Tutorial 4:
The Gridbus Toolkit: Creating and Managing Utility Grids for eScience
and eBusiness Applications
Rajkumar Buyya
Senior Lecturer and StorageTek (USA) Fellow of Grid Computing
Grid Computing and Distributed Systems (GRIDS) Lab
Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of
Melbourne, ICT Building, 111, Barry Street, Carlton, Melbourne, VIC
3053, Australia

o A poster session with over 16 posters

Posters Chair: Yan Huang (Cardiff University, UK)

o Two General Keynote Talks:

Talk 1:
"e-Science, Cyberinfrastructure and Web Service Grids"
Professor Tony Hey, University of Southampton/ERSRC, UK

Talk 2:
"Experiences with System X"
Professor Srinidhi Varadarajan, Virginia Tech, US

o An Industry Track

Chair: Alistair Dunlop (OMII, UK)

Industry Keynote:

"WS-Agreement"
Heiko Ludwig, IBM T.J.Watson Research Centre, US

o A "Work in Progress" Session

REGISTRATION DATES
==================
http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/ccgrid2005/registration.html

Early bird registration

***
March 21, 2005
***

Accommodation (cut-off) date:

***
March 21, 2005
***

SPECIAL EVENT
=============

Conference Banquet will be at the National Museum and Galleries
of Wales (within walking distance of the conference venue and hotels).

More details at:
http://www.nmgw.ac.uk/nmgc/

==========

Honorary Chair
--------------

Tony Hey, EPSRC, UK

Conference Chairs
-----------------

David W. Walker, Cardiff University, UK
Carl Kesselman, USC/ISI, US

Programme Committee Chair
-------------------------

Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK

Programme Committee Vice-Chairs
-------------------------------

Jack Dongarra, University of Tenneesee, US
Luc Moreau, University of Southampton, UK
Sven Graupner, HP Labs, US
Peter Sloot, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation, US

Publications Chair
------------------

Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia

Workshops Chair
---------------

Craig Lee, Aerospace Corporation, US

Publicity Chairs
----------------

Vladimir Getov, University of Westminster, UK (Europe)
Marcin Paprzycki, Oklahoma State University, US (Europe)
C. L. Wang, University of Hong Kong (Asia Pacific)
Ken Hawick, Massey University, New Zealand (Asia Pacific)
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, US (America)

Tutorials Chair
---------------

Michael Gerndt, TU Munich, Germany

Industry Track Chair
--------------------

Alistair Dunlop, OMII, UK

Exhibits Chair
--------------

Steven Newhouse, OMII, UK

Posters Chair
-------------

Yan Huang, Cardiff University, UK

Finance Chair
-------------

John Oliver, Welsh eScience Centre, UK

Registration Chair
------------------

Tracey Lavis, Cardiff University, UK

Local Arrangements Chair
------------------------

Linda Wilson, Welsh eScience Centre, UK

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
-------------------

Thierry Priol, IRISA, France
Seif Haridi, KTH Stockholm, Sweden
Bruno Schulze, Laboratario Nacional de Computacio Cientifica, Brazil
David Abramson, Monash University, Australia
Steven Willmott, Universitat Polithcnica de Catalunya, Spain
Xian-He Sun, Illinois Institute of Technology, US
Yun-Heh (Jessica) Chen-Burger, University of Edinburgh, UK
Thilo Kielmann, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
Brian Matthews, RAL/CCLRC and Oxford Brookes University, UK
Maozhen Li, Brunel University, UK
Greg Astfalk, HP Labs, US
Marty Humphrey, University of Virginia, US
Geoffrey Fox, University of Indiana, US
Martin Berzins, University of Leeds, UK
Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Giovanni Chiola, Universita' di Genova, Italy
Domenico Talia, Universita' della Calabria/ICAR-CNR, Italy
Josi Cunha, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Ron Perrott, Queens University Belfast, UK
Ewa Deelman, ISI/USC, US
Stephen Jarvis, Warwick University, UK
Niclas Andersson, Linkvping University, Sweden
Putchong Uthayopas, Kasetsart University, Thailand
John Morrison, University College Cork, Ireland
Stephen Scott, Oak Ridge National Lab, US
Luciano Serafini, ITC-IRST, Italy
David A. Bader, University of New Mexico, US
Mark Baker, University of Portsmouth, UK
Emilio Luque, Universitat Autrnoma de Barcelona, Spain
Akhil Sahai, HP Labs, US
Gregor von Laszewski, Argonne National Lab, US
Fethi Rabhi, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Fabrizio Petrini, Los Alamos National Lab, US
Kate Keahey, Argonne National Lab, US
Sergei Gorlatch, Universitdt M|nster, Germany
Brian Tierney, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, US
Rauf Izmailov, NEC Labs, US
Stephen J. Turner, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Savas Parastatidis, University of Newcastle, UK
Elias Houstis, University of Thessaly, Greece -- and Purdue University, US
Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland
Rolf Hempel, DLR, Germany
Anne Elster, NTNU, Norway
Artur Andrzejak, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
Jennifer Schopf, Argonne National Laboratory, US
John Gurd, University of Manchester, UK
Domenico Laforenza, ISTI/CNR, Italy
Wolfgang Rehm, TU Chemnitz, Germany
Gabriel Antoniu, IRISA, France
Beniamino di Martino, Seconda Universita di Napoli, Italy
Frank Z. Wang, Cranfield University, UK
Daniel S. Katz, JPL/Caltech, US
Nigel Thomas, University of Newcastle, UK
Moustafa Ghanem, Imperial College, London, UK
Kenneth Hurst, JPL/Caltech, US

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From: "Dr. Bhanu Prasad" <bhanu.prasad@famu.edu>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 09:31:12 -0500

The 2nd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
(IICAI-05) (website: www.iiconference.org <http://www.iiconference.org/>
) will be held in Pune, INDIA during December 20-22 2005. It is one of
the major AI events in the world and focuses on ALL areas of Artificial
Intelligence and related topics. The conference consists of keynote
speeches, technical sessions, invited talks, paper presentations,
workshops, tutorials, local tours, exhibition, and many more. We invite
paper submissions for this event.

Session proposals are welcome for the topics that are not already
covered by the existing sessions. Please see the website for more
details.

Sincerely

Bhanu Prasad
IICAI-05 Chair
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Florida A &M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA
Email: bhanu.prasad@famu.edu

PS: Please send an email to the above address in case you are not
interested. We will promptly remove your name from the list.

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