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Call for Papers: IEEE IRI-2008

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The 2008 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and
Integration (IEEE IRI-2008)

Sponsored by: The IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society

July 13-15, 2008
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, USA

http://iri2008.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/

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The increasing volumes and dimensions of information have dramatic
impact on effective decision-making. To remedy this situation,
Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) seeks to maximize the reuse
of information by creating simple, rich, and reusable knowledge
representations and consequently explores strategies for integrating
this knowledge into legacy systems. IRI plays a pivotal role in the
capture, representation, maintenance, integration, validation, and
extrapolation of information; and applies both information and
knowledge for enhancing decision-making in various application
domains. This conference explores three major tracks: information
reuse, information integration, and reusable systems. Information
reuse considers optimizing representation methodologies; information
integration studies strategies for creatively applying models in
novel domains; and reusable systems focus on ontological opportunities
for deploying models and corresponding processes.

The IEEE IRI conference serves as a forum for researchers and
practitioners from academia, industry, and government to present,
discuss, and exchange ideas that address real-world problems with
real-world solutions. The conference feature contributed and invited
papers. Theoretical and applied papers are both included. The
conference program will include special sessions, open forum workshops,
and keynote speeches. A forum will be conducted with the intent of
bridging IRI and Systems of Systems and why the future of intelligent
computing - including computing applications - will lie at the
juxtaposition of these two topical areas. The best papers from
IRI 2008 will be invited to submit extended versions to a special
issue of the Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering Journal. The
conference includes, but is not limited to, the areas listed below:

- Large Scale Data and System Integration
- Component-Based Design and Reuse
- Unifying Data Models (UML, XML, etc.) and Ontologies
- Database Integration
- Structured/Semi-structured Data
- Middleware & Web Services
- Reuse in Software Engineering
- Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
- Sensory and Information Fusion
- Reuse in Modeling & Simulation
- Automation, Integration and Reuse across Various Applications
- Information Security & Privacy
- Survivable Systems & Infrastructures
- AI & Decision Support Systems
- Heuristic Optimization and Search
- Knowledge Acquisition and Management
- Fuzzy and Neural Systems
- Soft Computing
- Evolutionary Computing
- Case-Based Reasoning
- Natural Language Understanding
- Knowledge Management and E-Government
- Command & Control Systems (C4ISR)
- Human-Machine Information Systems
- Space and Robotic Systems
- Biomedical & Healthcare Systems
- Homeland Security & Critical Infrastructure Protection
- Manufacturing Systems & Business Process  Engineering
- Multimedia Systems
- Service-Oriented Architecture
- Autonomous Agents in Web-based Systems
- Information Integration in Grid Computing Environments
- Information Integration in Mobile Computing Environments
- Information Integration in Ubiquitous Computing Environments
- Systems of Systems
- Semantic Web and Emerging Applications
- Information Reuse, Integration and Sharing in Collaborative Environments


Instructions for Authors:
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Papers reporting original and unpublished research results pertaining
to the above and related topics are solicited. Full paper manuscripts
must be in English of length 4 to 6 pages (using the IEEE two-column
template). Submissions should include the title, author(s),
affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), tel/fax numbers, abstract,
and postal address(es) on the first page. Papers should be submitted
at the conference web site: http://iri2008.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/.
If web submission is not possible, manuscripts should be sent as an
attachment via email to either of the Program Chairs (mailing address
available on the conference website) on or before the deadline date
of February 18, 2008. The attachment must be in .pdf (preferred) or
word.doc format. The subject of the email must be IEEE IRI 2008 Submission.

Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness,
significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Authors should
certify that their papers represent substantially new work and are
previously unpublished. Paper submission implies the intent of at
least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.


Important Dates:
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February 4, 2008    Workshop/Special session proposal
February 18, 2008   Paper submission deadline
March 28, 2008      Notification of acceptance
April 21, 2008      Camera-ready paper due
April 21, 2008      Presenting author  registration due
June 9, 2008        Advance (discount) registration for
                     general public and other co-author
June 30, 2008       Hotel reservation (special discount rate) closing date

July 13-15, 2008    Conference events


Orgizing Committee:
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Honorary General Chair

Lotfi Zadeh
Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA
zadeh@cs.berkeley.edu

General Chairs

Stuart Rubin
SPAWAR Systems Center, USA
stuart.rubin@navy.mil

Shu-Ching Chen
Florida International University, USA
chens@cs.fiu.edu

Program Chairs

Kang Zhang
University of Texas at Dallas, USA
kzhang@utd.edu

Reda Alhajj
University of Calgary, Canada
alhajj@ucalgary.ca

Program Vice-Chairs

Mei-Ling Shyu
University of Miami, USA
shyu@miami.edu

Gary D. Boetticher
University of Houston  Clear Lake
boetticher@uhcl.edu

Workshop Chairs

Du Zhang
California State University, USA
zhangd@ecs.csus.edu

Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar
Florida Atlantic University, USA
taghi@cse.fau.edu

Eric Grgoire
Universit d'Artois, France
gregoire@cril.univ-artois.fr

Publicity Chairs

Chengcui Zhang
UAB, USA
zhang@cis.uab.edu

James B. D. Joshi
University of Pittsburgh, USA
jjoshi@mail.sis.pitt.edu

Finance/Registration/Local Arrangement Chair

Suresh Vadhva
California State University, USA
vadhva@ecs.csus.edu

Publications Chair

Min-Yuh Day
NTU, Taiwan, R.O.C.
myday@iis.sinica.edu.tw

Asian Liaison

Wen-Lian Hsu
Academia Sinica, Taiwan, R.O.C.
hsu@iis.sinica.edu.tw

Althea Liang Qianhui
SMU, Singapore
althealiang@smu.edu.sg

Industry/Canadian Liaison, Editor

June R. Massoud
Genesis Consulting Inc., Canada
junermassoud@hotmail.com

Entertainment Chair

Louellen McCoy
SPAWAR Systems Center, USA
louellen.mccoy@navy.mil

Webmaster

Reda Alhajj
University of Calgary, Canada
alhajj@ucalgary.ca



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Chengcui Zhang Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, USA 35294

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