Rachanee Ungrangsi | 1 Jul 03:57 2008
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[Dbworld] CFP: 3rd Asian Semantic Web Conference 2008 (ASWC 2008)

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CALL FOR PAPERS
3rd Asian Semantic Web Conference 2008 (ASWC 2008)
Bangkok, Thailand, 8th-11th December 2008
Web Site: http://www.aswc2008.org

NEWS! : The conference venue is moved to Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok. We apologize for this inconvenience.

A number of prominent members of the Semantic Web community are now beginning to claim that the Semantic Web
has arrived. Semantic Web search engines now index tens of thousands of ontologies and the term 'Semantic
Web' regularly appears in the mainstream news and culture. 
Additionally, the number of Semantic Web events attracting several hundred attendees grows larger every
year and industrial interest
includes the majority of the large software and service companies.
The 3rd Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2008) will present the latest research and development of the
Semantic Web and its related technologies. It will bring together researchers in relevant disciplines such
as artificial intelligence, knowledge modeling, logic, databases, social networks, Web services,
distributed computing, Web engineering, information systems, natural language processing, 
multimedia, and humancomputer
interaction.

ASWC2008 will include a Research Track, a Semantic Web in Use Track, a Poster and Demonstration Track.
ASWC2008 also encourages the submission of proposals for workshops and tutorials.

Submissions

The Research Track solicits the submission of original, principled research papers dealing with
theoretical, methodological, empirical and application-related aspects of the Semantic Web. 
The Semantic Web in Use Track solicits the submission of innovative and practical application papers
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Richi Nayak Dr | 1 Jul 05:25 2008
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[Dbworld] WI'08 Deadline Approaching: 10th July

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         IEEE/WIC/ACM WEB INTELLIGENCE 2008
                  CALL FOR PAPERS
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2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on 
Web Intelligence (WI-08)

December 9-12, 2008, Sydney, Australia

http://datamining.it.uts.edu.au/wi08/html/wi/

Sponsored By
IEEE Computer Society
Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

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# (Papers Due: *** 10 July 2008 ***
# Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings
# by the IEEE Computer Society Press, which are indexed by EI.
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WI 2008 provides a leading international forum of scientific research
and development to explore the fundamental roles as well as practical
impacts of Artificial Intelligence (e.g., knowledge representation,
planning, knowledge discovery and data mining, intelligent agents, and
social network intelligence) and advanced Information Technology
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Richi Nayak Dr | 1 Jul 05:32 2008
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[Dbworld] CFP: AusDM 2008 - The Australasian Data Mining Conference

                          Call For Papers

                             AusDM 2008
              The Australasian Data Mining Conference

            Thursday 27th and Friday 28th November 2008.

                Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia.

          Conference Website: http://ausdm08.togaware.com/

            (a PDF version of this Call For Papers is available
             at: http://ausdm08.togaware.com/CFP.pdf)

            Submissions due: Friday 1st August 2008

Data mining, the art and science of intelligent analysis of (usually
large) data sets for meaningful (and previously unknown) insights, is now being actively applied in
industries including defence, medicine, science, financial services, government, insurance,
telecommunications, retail and distribution, transportation, and utilities. A popular application
of data mining across industries is customer analytics, where the goal is to understand customers and
better service those customers, whether this is through marketing, stock management, or fraud discovery.

The Australasian Data Mining Conference has established itself as the premier Australasian meeting for
both practitioners and researchers in data mining. Since AusDM02 the conference has showcased research
in data mining, providing a forum for presenting and discussing the latest research and developments. A
book (Data Mining: Theory, Methodology, Techniques, and Applications, LNCS 3755 / 2006) has been
published by Springer in their State-of-the-Art Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, based on
research papers from the recent conferences and since 2006, all proceedings have been printed as volumes
in the CRPIT series.
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Sanjay Chawla | 1 Jul 06:15 2008
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[Dbworld] Special DMKD issue on outlier detection - deadline July 18th 2008

 
Call for Papers
Outlier Detection for Knowledge Discovery

A Special issue of the International Journal
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

One important way that Science progresses and knowledge accumulates is by the discovery and explanation of exceptions. Several historical examples, widely quoted in the popular press, illustrate that it is often the chance discovery and/or explanation of outliers which leads to a new understanding of the world around us:

  1. In 1901, Fred McKay, then a fresh dentistry graduate noticed that children in Colorado Springs, USA, had unusually healthy teeth. Eventually he isolated the cause to the presence of fluoride in the local water supply. Fluoridation of water is now a common practice in all modern cities and nearly every toothpaste sold in the market contains fluoride as an active ingredient.
  2. A similar example, of much contemporary interest, is the chance discovery of an explanation of the climate phenomenon known as El Nino. A British meteorologist, Sir Gilbert Walker, noticed that the outlier behaviour of sea surface pressure difference between Darwin, Australia and Tahiti could help predict rainfall patterns in different parts of the world and was related to El Nino.
  3. While these two examples suggest that outliers act as triggers which lead to new discoveries, the explanation of known outliers can also be used to validate theories. In fact one of the earliest confirmation of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity was its ability to explain the anomalous orbit of planet Mercury which hitherto could not be exactly explained on the basis of Newtonian mechanics.
  4. On the financial side, there is also much interest in "extreme events" since such events have major impacts on financial markets as witnessed during July and August of 2007 and as recently as January of 2008.
Outliers continue to play a major role in our understanding of natural and social systems. One common reason for detecting outliers is to mediate their effect on statistical estimators through a process known as robustification. There are several ways of robustifying an estimator and they all involve first identifying the “outliers” and then carrying out a transformation on them. For example, ordered data can be “winsorized at 90%” by equating the bottom 5% of the values to the fifth percentile and the upper 5% of the data to the ninety-fifth percentile. .

The use of outlier detection techniques as a tool to “discover” new knowledge and gain fresh insights about the underlying data generating process has attracted increasing attention as we spiral into a “data rich environment.” Increasing volumes of data suggest that we design algorithms and build information systems where outliers can be detected and dealt with minimal human intervention.

Scope
The purpose of the special issue is to bring together current insights, ideas and application of outliers as a vehicle of “knowledge discovery.” We invite theoretical and application papers in the following suggested (but not limited to) topics:

  1. Definition of outliers in context.
  2. Efficient algorithms for outlier detection.
  3. Validation of outliers in high dimensional space.
  4. The use of information theory to understand outliers.
  5. Applications and case studies of outlier detection for knowledge discovery.
  6. Outlier detection as classification of imbalanced data sets.
  7. The discovery and validation of low support and high confidence association rules.
  8. Outlier detection for spatial, temporal and sequential data.

Submission Guidelines
Submission information can be found on the journal web page by clicking on "Instructions for Authors" on the sidebar. There are no specific page length restrictions. Authors should submit their manuscripts using DMKD's online system. To submit your article, go to the online manuscript submission page, select "submit a manuscript", create a user account, and, when prompted, choose "Special Issue: Outlier Detection for Knowledge Discovery" as the article type. Please feel free to contact the guest editors with any questions.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline:    July 18, 2008
Expected Author Notification:    October, 2008
Expected submission of final manuscripts:    February, 2009

Special Issue Guest Editors
Sanjay Chawla, University of Sydney, chawla-d9hDrXbO4cu7NGdpmJTKYQ@public.gmane.org
David Hand, Imperial College, d.j.hand-AQ/gCgVxFfnQzY9nttDBhA@public.gmane.org
Vasant Dhar, Stern Business School, New York University, vdhar-olWwx0iZCW7gpn9g0Uvcdg@public.gmane.org

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Xiaoping Sun | 1 Jul 11:05 2008
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[Dbworld] CFP of The fouth Intl' conf. on Semantics, Knowledge and Grid


Dear Colleagues,

The International Conference on Semantics, Knowledge and Grid (SKG) is a cross-area international forum
on semantic computing, knowledge networking, and grid computing. SKG promotes cross-area research and
pushes the development of relevant areas. 

The 4th International Conference on Semantics, Knowledge and Grid (SKG2008) will be held in Beijing (http://www.culturegrid.net/SKG2008/).
The PDF CFP is avaible at the conference website.

Keynotes: 
Jim Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Ramesh Jain, University of California, USA

Conference Co-Chairs: 
Tharam Dillon, Curtin University of Technology, Australia 
Geoffrey C. Fox, Indiana University, USA 
P.M.A. Sloot, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Program Co-Chairs: 
Qing Li, City University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, China 
Katsumi Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan 
Hai Zhuge, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 

Selected high-quality papers will be recommended for publication in the following SCI-indexed
international journals after extension: 
Future Generation Computer Systems (Impact Factor 1.095).
Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (Impact Factor: 1.154).
International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS) 

Your papers are welcome. Please know that submission will be due on July 15, 2008.

Sincerely,

Program Committee of SKG2008
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Kokou Yétongnon | 1 Jul 11:35 2008
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[Dbworld] CFP: int. conf. SITIS08-Track on Track on Open Source Software Development and Solutions (OSSDS)

                        !!!Paper submission  deadline July 15th, 2008 !!!
                   	 *** Apologies for multiple postings ***
                   	 
                   Track Open Source Software Development and Solutions (OSSDS)

			The 4th International SITIS 2008 conference
			November 30th - December 3rd, 2008
				Bali Dynasty Resort
				Bali, Indonesia
		(in cooperation with IEEE CS, ACM Sig App, IFIP TC 2 WG 2.13)

Objectives:
----------

The SITIS conference is dedicated to research on the technologies used to represent, 
share and process information in various forms, ranging from signal, image, and multimedia data 
to traditional structured data and semi-structured data found in the web. SITIS spans two 
inter-related research domains that increasingly play a key role in connecting systems across 
network centric environments to allow distributed computing and information sharing.

SITIS 2008 aims to provide a forum for high quality presentations on research activities centered 
on four main tracks. This track focuses on new software engineering method for Open Source Software 
Development and Solution (OSSDS) in distributed and large scaled environments, strategies for
promoting, 
adopting, using Open Source Solutions and case studies or success stories in specific domains.

SITIS is also dedicated to bring together scientists from the world over, particularly from developing 
countries, to share and exchange knowledge, experience and research results. When the conference is
hosted 
by research institutions in developing countries, a particular emphasis will be placed on the
presentation 
of applied research, the organization of practical tutorials and workshops that may help address the 
information processing needs of these countries, and book give away sessions to allow conference
attendees 
to donate  books to the local institutions.

Important Dates:
---------------
Tutorial proposals			July 15 th, 2008
Paper Submission			June 15th, 2008
Acceptance/Reject notification		August 15th, 2008
Final paper/registration		September 7th, 2008

Submission and publication 
The conference will include keynote addresses, tutorials and regular and workshop sessions. SITIS 20007
invites 
submission of high quality and original papers on the topics of the major tracks described below. All
submitted 
papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers for technical merit, originality, significance
and 
relevance to track topics.  Papers must be up to 10 pages and follow IEEE double columns publication format. 

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and published IEEE Computer Society and 
referenced in IEEE explore and major indexes. The proceedings will be mailed by the IEEE CS press directly
to 
registered authors after the conference. CD copies of the proceeding will be available during the
conference. 
Selected accepted papers will be considered for publication in major journal. 

Track Chairs
------------
Eric Leclercq, University of Bourgogne, France
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy 
Kokou Yetongnon, University of Bourgogne, France

Topics:
------

Software Engineering methods, users and communities interactions, software development platforms

-	Architecture and patterns for OSS development
-	Testing and reliability of OSS
-	OSS development methods in distributed collaborative environments
-	Licensing and other legal issues
-	Documentation of OSS projects
-	CASE tool to support OSS development
-	Agile principles and OSS development

Open Source developments, project management

-	Ecology of OSS development
-	OSS stability, maintainability and scalability
-	OSS evaluation
-	OSS and innovation
-	Experiments, reports, field studies and empirical analysis
-	Open source for teaching software engineering / OSS and software engineering education
-	Revenue models
-	OSS and security, security implication of OSS, security concerns in using OSS

Applications domain, case studies, success stories

-	Open Source and SOA strategies
-	Open Source for critical applications
-	OSS in Grid and P2P environments
-	Tools and infrastructures for OSS development
-	Bioinformatics
-	OSS solutions for data intensive applications
-	OSS in scientific computing
-	OSS simulation tools
-	Open Source security tools

Steering Committee: 
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Djamal Benslimane, University of Lyon I, France
Richard Chbeir, University of Bourgogne, France
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
Albert Dipanda, University of Bourgogne, France
Roch, Glitho, Ericsson and Concordia University, Canada
Vincent Oria, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Emmanuel Tonye, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon
Kokou Yetongnon, University of Bourgogne, France

Local Committee:
---------------

I Wayan I Wayan Simri Wicaksana, Gunadarma University, Indonesia
I Made Wiryana, Gunadarma University, Indonesia

Program Committee:
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Abdallah Al Zain (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
Claudio Ardagna (Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
Alberto Colombo (University of Milan, Italy)
Carlo Daffara (Connecta, Italy)
Ernesto Damiani (University of Milan, Italy) 
Jesus Gonzalez-Barahona (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
Scott A. Hissam (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Stefan Koch (Vienna University, Austria)
Eric Leclercq (University of Bourgogne, France)
Gregory Lopez, Thales group, France
Sandro Morasca (Universita degli Studi dell'Insubria, Italy)
Pascal Molli (University of Nancy, France)
Witold Pedrycz (University of Alberta, Canada)
Eric Piel (University of Delft, The Netherlands)
Eric Ramat (University of Littoral, France)
Sylvain Rampacek (University of Bourgogne, France)
Marinette Savonnet (University of Bourgogne, France)
Benoit Sibaud (France Telecom R&D, France)
Alberto Sillitti (University di Bolzano, Italy)
Megan Squire (Elon University, USA)
Marie-Noelle Terrasse (University of Bourgogne, France)
Frank van der Linden (Philips Healthcare, The Netherlands)
Kokou Yetongnon, University of Bourgogne, France

http://www.u-bourgogne.fr/SITIS/08/
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Jordi Cabot | 1 Jul 12:17 2008

[Dbworld] Reminder - CfP OCL Workshop at Models'08


CALL FOR PAPERS

OCL Concepts and Tools: From Implementation to Evaluation and Comparison

MODELS'2008 Workshop

Toulouse, France   

http://www.fots.ua.ac.be/events/ocl2008/ 

=======================================================================

In recent years, MDA and associated MDE methodologies, approaches and
languages (like QVT) emphasized the role that OCL has to play in MDE
development. Moreover, beyond using OCL in specifying assertions and
operations, new approaches and visions reveal beneficial usage of OCL
in quite different applications domains (e.g.,domain-specific languages, 
web semantics) and for various purposes (e.g., model verification and 
validation, code-generation, test-driven development, transformations). 

This workshop pretends to consolidate and expand the role of OCL among 
the modeling community by creating a road map for research and development 
that could potentially drive the building of a new generation of OCL tools,
able to support all these new OCL applications, extensions and usages.

Topics
------

This workshop solicits research contributions and experience reports
related to the development, application, evaluation and comparison of 
the OCL language and of all kinds of OCL-related tools.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Innovative OCL tools:
  * validation, verification, and testing,
  * model transformation and code-generation,
  * tool specific solutions to open problems in the OCL standard.
- Useful algorithms, libraries and patterns for OCL.
- Complexity results for the OCL language.
- Quality models for comparing and evaluating OCL tools.
- Benchmarks for OCL tools:
  * input/output tests for compilers/interpreters,
  * performance tests.
- New requirements for OCL tools.
- Reuse and interoperability of OCL tools.
- Experience reports:
  * usage of OCL and OCL tools in complex domains,
  * usability of the OCL and of the OCL tools for end-users.

Venue
-----

The workshop will be organized as a part of MODELS/UML 2008 Conference
in Toulouse, France. It continues the series of OCL workshops held
at previous UML/MODELS conferences: York (2000), Toronto (2001), San
Francisco (2003), Lisbon (2004), Montego Bay (2005), Genova
(2006) and Nashville (2007). Similar to its predecessors, the workshop
addresses both people from academia and industry. The aim is to provide 
a forum for exchanging views on OCL and OCL tools wrt. the visions of MDA and MDE, 
languages and methodologies. Furthermore, the workshop calls out to 
research groups working on important research domains like Semantic Web 
or Business Process Modeling to consider the usage of OCL and to specify 
OCL tools functionalities and features needed.

Workshop Format
---------------

The workshop will include short (about 15 min) presentations, parallel
sessions of working groups, and sum-up discussions. 

Submissions
-----------

Full papers should be 5-15 pages in length in LNCS style. Papers must
be uploaded to the OCL 2008 submission site (EasyChair):

http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ocl08

The program committee will review the submissions and select papers
according to their relevance and interest for the discussions that
will take place at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be made available well before the workshop, 
on the workshop web page as well as in the http://www.metamodel.com and 
http://www-st.inf.tu-dresden.de/ocl/ (the OCL Portal) web sites.

Polished versions of accepted papers will be published in the
Electronic Communications of the EASST, eceasst.cs.tu-berlin.de. 

The best two contributions will be included in the MODELS 2008 Satellite
Event Proceedings, published by Springer in the LNCS series.

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

Submissions of papers:       July 14, 2008 
Notification of acceptance:  August 29, 2008
Camera-Ready paper versions: September 19, 2008

Organisers
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Jordi Cabot, Open University of Catalonia, Spain, jcabot@... (primary contact)
Margin Gogolla, University of Bremen, Germany, gogolla@...
Pieter Van Gorp, University of Antwerp, Belgium, pieter@...

Programme Committee
-------------------

David H. Akehurst, Thales, UK
Thomas Baar, Tech <at> Spree, Germany
Jean Bezivin, University of Nantes, France
Behzad Bordbar, University of Manchester,UK
Achim Brucker, SAP, Germany
Dan Chiorean, University of Cluj, Romania
Tony Clark, Ceteva, UK
Birgit Demuth, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Remco Dijkman, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlans
Robert France, University of Fort Collins, USA
Heinrich Hussmann, University of Munich, Germany
Richard Mitchell, Inferdata, UK
Mark Richters, Astrium Space Transportation, Germany
Shane Sendall, IBM, Switzerland
Burkhart Wolff, Technical University of Zuerich, Switzerland
Steffen Zschaler, Technical University of Dresden, Germany

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Bart Goethals | 1 Jul 13:14 2008
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[Dbworld] Two post-doc positions on databases and data mining at the University of Antwerp, Belgium

TWO OPEN POST-DOC POSITIONS ON DATABASES AND DATA MINING 
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP  -  BELGIUM 

Two research positions for Post-Docs in the domain of 
Foundations of Database Systems and Data Mining are open 
in the University of Antwerp, Belgium, particularly in 
the research group ADReM (http://www.adrem.ua.ac.be/), 
headed by Jan Paredaens and Bart Goethals.

The Advanced Database Research and Modelling (ADReM) 
research group is one of the leading groups in both  
the  Belgian and  the European research community about 
principles and foundations of  databases and data mining. 
In both domains we want to contribute on an international 
level to the knowledge and understanding of fundamental 
issues.

The post-docs will preferably work in the domain of databases 
and data mining, contribute to the international visibility 
of ADReM, be the advisors of some Ph.D. students, and have 
a small teaching load in the Masters of Computer Science in 
the University of Antwerp.

Possible candidates have to send their detailed CV and a research 
project to jan.paredaens@... and bart.goethals@...
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Myra Spiliopoulou | 1 Jul 13:47 2008
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[Dbworld] 3rd Workshop on Ontology Learning and Population (OLP3) - Call for Participation

Call for Participation

3rd Workshop on Ontology Learning and Population (OLP3) at the 18th European
Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) July 22nd, 2008 - Patras,
Greece

Supported by
- BOEMIE: http://www.boemie.org/
- X-MEDIA: http://www.x-media-project.org
- Theseus: http://theseus-programm.de/

Endorsed by
ACL-SIG on Computational Semantics: http://sigsem.org

Program (for scheduling details go to http://olp.dfki.de/olp3/):

Invited speaker: Enrique Alfonseca (Google Europe) Large-scale Learning of
Semantic Relationships from Text Documents

Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, Marie Chagnoux and Nathalie Hernandez An
Interactive Pattern-Based Approach for Extracting Non-Taxonomic Relations
from Texts

Roberto Basili, Cristina Giannone and Diego De Cao Learning Domain-Specific
Framenets from Texts

Ciro Cattuto, Dominik Benz, Andreas Hotho and Gerd Stumme Semantic Grounding
of Tag Relatedness in Social Bookmarking Systems

Seong-Bae Park
OPTIMA: An Ontology Population System

Massimo Poesio, Eduard Barbu, Claudio Giuliano and Lorenza Romano Supervised
Relation Extraction for Ontology Learning from Text Based on a Cognitively
Plausible Model of Relations

Elias Zavitsanos, Georgios Paliouras and George Vouros A Distributional
Approach to Evaluating Ontology Learning Methods Using a Gold Standard

Looking forward to seeing you in Patras!

The workshop organizing Committee:
Paul Buitelaar, DFKI, Germany
Philipp Cimiano, AIFB, Univ. of Karlsruhe, Germany
George Paliouras, NCSR "Demokritos", Greece
Myra Spiliopoulou, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

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Kokou Yétongnon | 1 Jul 15:18 2008
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[Dbworld] CFP: int. conf. SITIS08-Tracks IMRT, WITDS, OSSDS

			*** Paper Submission deadline July 15th, 2008 ***
			***Apologies for multiple posting of this call for paper***

				The 4th International SITIS 2008 conference
					November 30th - December 3rd, 2008
						Bali Dynasty Resort
						  Bali, Indonesia
 			(in cooperation with ACM Sig App, IFIP TC 2 WG 2.13, IEEE CS pending...)

Objectives:
----------

The SITIS conference is dedicated to research on the technologies used to represent, share and 
process information in various forms, ranging from signal, image, and multimedia data to traditional 
structured data and semi-structured data found in the web. SITIS spans two inter-related research 
domains that increasingly play a key role in connecting systems across network centric environments 
to allow distributed computing and information sharing. 

SITIS 2006 aims to provide a forum for high quality presentations on research activities centered on 
four main tracks:

*The focus of the track ?Information Management & Retrieval Technologies? (IMRT) is on the emerging 
modeling, representation and retrieval techniques that take into account the amount, type and diversity
of 
information accessible in distributed computing environment.

*The track ?Web-Based Information Technologies & Distributed Systems? (WITDS) is devoted to emerging 
and novel concepts, architectures and methodologies for creating an interconnected world in which 
information can be exchanged easily, tasks can be processed collaboratively, and communities of users
with 
similarly interests can be formed while addressing security threats that are present more than ever
before. 

*The track ?Signal & Image Technologies? (SIT) focuses on recent developments in digital signal
processing 
and pays particular attention to evolutions in audiovisual signal processing, analysis, coding and 
authentication, and retrieval techniques. 

*The 4th track focuses on new software engineering method for Open Source Software Development and 
Solution (OSSDS) in distributed and large scaled environments, strategies for promoting, adopting, and
using 
Open Source Solutions and case studies or success stories in specific domains.

SITIS is also dedicated to bring together scientists from the world over, particularly from developing 
countries, to share and exchange knowledge, experience and research results. When the conference is 
hosted by research institutions in developing countries, a particular emphasis will be placed on the 
presentation of applied research, the organization of practical tutorials and workshops that may help 
address the information processing needs of these countries, and book give away sessions to allow 
conference attendees to donate  books to the local institutions.

Important Dates:
---------------

Tutorial proposals			July 15th, 2008
Paper Submission			June 30th, 2008
Acceptance/Reject notification		August 15th, 2008
Final paper/registration		September 7th, 2008

Submission and publication:
--------------------------

The conference will include keynote addresses, tutorials and regular and workshop sessions. 
SITIS 20008 invites submission of high quality and original papers on the topics of the major 
tracks described below. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers for 
technical merit, originality, significance and relevance to track topics.  
Papers must be up to 10 pages and follow IEEE double columns publication format. 
All submissions are to be done online at: http://www.u-bourgogne.fr/SITIS/08

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and published by IEEE Computer Society and 
referenced in IEEE explore and major indexes. The proceedings will be mailed by the IEEE CS press directly
to 
registered authors after the conference. CD copies of the proceeding will be available during the
conference. 

Track  Information Management & Retrieval Technologies (IMRT)
*************************************************************

Chairs:
------
Vincent Oria, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Brigitte Kerherve, UQAM, canada

Topics:
------
Data Semantics 
-	Multiple representation
-	Ontology
-	Conceptual data modeling
-	Knowledge representation and reasoning
-	Web semantics and semi structured data
-	Semantic caching
-	Data warehousing and semantic
-	Semantics in data visualization
-	Semantic services for mobile users
-	Applications of semantic-driven approaches
-	Semi-structure data management, meta data, and xml
-	Semantic modeling and management of web-based databases

Spatial information systems and applications
-	Spatial modeling data modeling
-	Conceptual and logical models for GIS
-	Ontologies for gis applications
-	Semantics issues in gis
-	GIS service modeling
-	Spatial data query and retrieval 
-	Gis and information grid
-	Spatio-temporal data modeling
-	Schema mapping and evolution
-	Geographical search engines
-	Digital geographical libraries
-	Query languages and interfaces
-	Spatial information integration
-	Spatial information visualisation
-	Spatial data mining and data warehousing
-	Location-based services
-	Peer-to-peer computing for GIS
-	Interoperability and standards
-	Metadata management
-	Gis middleware architectures
-	Environmental and urban  GIS
-	Gis and remote sensing

Multimedia and application
-	Image and video databases
-	Image and video indexing and retrieval
-	Emergent semantics in content retrieval systems
-	Semantics and meta data in multimedia systems
-	Content-based indexing, search, and retrieval of multimedia data
-	Approximate search techniques and the quality of answers
-	High-dimensional clustering for indexing
-	Query languages and query processing for multimedia retrieval
-	Multimedia data modeling and visualization
-	Tools, benchmarks, evaluation protocols and standards
-	Multimedia systems, architecture, and applications
-	Multimedia networking and qos
-	Peer-to-peer multimedia systems and streaming
-	Pervasive and interactive multimedia systems
-	Multimedia meta-modeling techniques and operating systems
-	Multimedia tools including authoring, analyzing, editing, and browsing
-	Visualization
-	Multimedia and multimodal user interfaces and interaction models 
-	Multimedia file systems, databases, and retrieval
-	Multimedia security including digital watermark and encryption
-	Information security
-	Fundamental services on network and distributed systems

Program Committee:
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Check web site at:
http://www.u-bourgogne.fr/SITIS/08/

Track Web-Based Information Technologies & Distributed Systems (WITDS)
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Chairs:
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Alban Gabillon, University of Polyn?sie Fran?aise, France
Wathiq Mansoor, American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia

Track publicity chair:
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Michael Mrissa, University of Namur, Belgium

Topics: 
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Information system interoperability 
-	Digital libraries
-	Semantic interoperability and semantic mediators
-	Ontologies interoperability
-	Cooperative database systems and workflow management
-	Agent-oriented architectures for database interoperability
-	Data interoperability issues in advanced applications 
Emergent semantics 
-	Context-dependent semantics
-	Contextual reasoning in distributed ontologies
-	Communication in multi-agents systems
-	Emergent semantic interoperability in large-scale systems
-	Emergent semantics in content retrieval systems
-	Semantics for trust management

Agent-based systems 
-	Agents for distributed systems
-	Agent-based approaches for web applications
-	Security of systems using agents
-	Agents for grid computing solutions 
-	Intelligent agents for p2p computing
-	Agent-oriented software engineering and methodologies 
-	Ontologies and agent systems
-	Agents support for applications (e-commerce, e-gov, ..)

Distributed, parallel, grid, p2p, mobile information management 
-	Information sharing
-	Clusters/data grids/p2p computing and applications
-	Knowledge and semantic grid
-	Security frameworks
-	Semantics of peer data management systems
-	Mobile systems and computing
-	Distributed trust models
-	Distributed architectures and algorithms
-	Resources allocation and management
-	Reputation information management
-	Mobile data management and mobile database systems

Web-centric systems 
-	Semantic web/web services
-	Web services and service computing
-	Composition and integration of web services
-	Web engineering/mining/searching and crawling
-	E-commerce and e-learning

Security and integrity issues for the web
-	Web usability and accessibility
-	Formal methods for web applications
-	Security modeling, architectures and protocols
-	Intrusion avoidance, detection, response and prevention
-	Web security and supporting systems security
-	Ecommerce, e-business and e-government security

Program Committee:
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http://www.u-bourgogne.fr/SITIS/08/

Track Open Source Software development and solutions (OSSDS)
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Chairs:
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Eric Leclercq, University of Bourgogne, France
Kokou Yetongnon, University of Bourgogne, France
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy

Topics:

Software Engineering methods, users and communities interactions, software development platforms

-	Architecture and patterns for OSS development
-	Testing and reliability of OSS
-	OSS development methods in distributed collaborative environments
-	Licensing and other legal issues
-	Documentation of OSS projects
-	CASE tool to support OSS development
-	Agile principles and OSS development

Open Source developments, project management

-	Ecology of OSS development
-	OSS stability, maintainability and scalability
-	OSS evaluation
-	OSS and innovation
-	Experiments, reports, field studies and empirical analysis
-	Open source for teaching software engineering / OSS and software engineering education
-	Revenue models
-	OSS and security, security implication of OSS, security concerns in using OSS

Applications domain, case studies, success stories

-	Open Source and SOA strategies
-	Open Source for critical applications
-	OSS in Grid and P2P environments
-	Tools and infrastructures for OSS development
-	Bioinformatics
-	OSS solutions for data intensive applications
-	OSS in scientific computing
-	OSS simulation tools
-	Open Source security tools

Program Committee:
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http://www.u-bourgogne.fr/SITIS/08/
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