The 2003 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering

June 23 - 26, 2003
Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Call for Papers

The 2003 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering (IKE'03) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 23 - 26, 2002. The IKE'03 Conference will be held simultaneously (ie, same location and dates) with a number of other international conferences and workshops (PDPTA'03, CISST'03, IC-AI'03, IC'03, METMBS'03, CIC'03, ...)

You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 5 pages and/or a proposal to organize a technical session/workshop (see below for submission information). All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.



Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:


Prospective authors are invited to submit three copies of their draft paper (about 5 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12) to Nazli Goharian or to any of the vice chairs (see contact information below) by the due date. E-mail and Fax submissions are also acceptable. The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

The first page of the draft paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, E-mail address, telephone number, and 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.


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

Proposals to organize technical sessions should include the following information: name and address (+ E-mail) of proposer, title of session, a 100-word description of the topic of the session, and a short description on how the session will be advertised (in most cases, session proposers solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the session proposer). Mail your proposal to Nazli Goharian (address is given below); E-mail submissions are preferred.


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


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


A number of university faculty members and their staff in cooperation with the Monte Carlo Resort (Conference Division, Las Vegas ), will be organizing the conference. The conference will be sponsored by World Academy of Sciences and co-sponsored by Computer Science Research, Education, & Applications Press (CSREA: USA Federal EIN # 58-2171953) together with research centers, international associations, international research groups, and developers of high-performance machines and systems. The complete list of sponsors and co-sponsors will be available at a later time. (Previous conferences' sponsors included: CSREA, the National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the Environment - DOE, The International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, The International Technology Institute (ITI), The Java High Performance Computing research group, World Scientific and Engineering Society, Sundance Digital Signal Processing Inc., the Computer Vision Research and Applications Tech., ...)


The conference 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 Las Vegas airport with 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport. This hotel has many vacation and recreational attractions, including: waterfalls, casino, 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 and most are suitable for families and children. The negotiated hotel's room rate for conference attendees is very reasonable (79USD + tax) per night (no extra charge for double occupancy) for the duration of the conference.

The hotel is within walking distance from most other Las Vegas attractions (major shopping areas, recreational destinations, fine dining and night clubs, free street shows, ...). For the benefit of our international colleagues: the state of Nevada neighbors with the states of California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona. Las Vegas is only a few driving hours away from other major cities, including: Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, ...


An exhibition is planned for the duration of the conference. Interested parties should contact Nazli Goharian (address is given below). All exhibitors will be considered to be the co-sponsors of the conference.


Feb.22, 2003 :Draft papers (about 5 pages) due
March 21, 2003 :Notification of acceptance
April 22, 2003 :Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
June 23-26, 2003: IKE'03 International Conference

Proposals to organize technical sessions should be submitted as soon as possible. All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the conference.


It is planned to add other related conferences, symposiums, and workshops to be held simultaneously (same location and dates) creating an international multiconference in computer science. Each conference will have it's own proceedings and technical/research sessions. Contact H. R. Arabnia ( if you are interested in organizing a conference, symposium, or a workshop. (The 2001 International Multiconference in Computer Science attracted over 1,400 participants from over 52 countries.)


Nazli Goharian    (Program Chair)
Illinois Institute of Technology
Department of Computer Science
10 West 31st street
Chicago, Illinois 60616, U.S.A.

Tel: (312) 567-5704
Fax: (312) 567-5067

Hamid R. Arabnia, Univ. of Georgia, USA, Chair)
Wolfgang Bein, University of Nevada Las Vegas,, (Vice Chair -  Theory of Info & Knowledge Eng.)
Philip Bernhard, Florida Tech,, (Vice Chair - Databases)
Abdur Chowdhury, America On-Line, (Vice Chair - Information Retrieval)
Zohreh Nazeri , MITRE, Chair - Data Mining, Machine Learning)
James Nolan, George Mason University, (Vice Chair - Imaging, Geospatial, Agent Technologies)