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Call For Participation: WORLDCOMP'08 Congress (CS and CE conferences), July 14-17, 2008, Las Vegas

From: Hamid R. Arabnia <hra@pixel.cviog.uga.edu>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 00:24:23 -0400
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                       Call For Participation

                           WORLDCOMP'08
            The 2008 World Congress in Computer Science,
            Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing

         Date and Location: July 14-17, 2008, Las Vegas, USA
       http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp08/ws

This is an invitation to attend WORLDCOMP'08 Congress.  WORLDCOMP'08
is composed of a number of tracks (joint-conferences, tutorials, and
workshops); all will be held simultaneously, same location and dates:
July 14-17, 2008. Attendees will have full access to all conferences'
sessions, tracks, and tutorials. See below for: the complete list of
joint-conferences, list of sponsors, registration information, hotel
information, and some highlights.

LIST OF JOINT-CONFERENCES:

   o  BIOCOMP'08: Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
   o  CDES'08: Computer Design
   o  CGVR'08: Computer Graphics & Virtual Reality
   o  CIC'08: Communications in Computing
   o  CSC'08: Scientific Computing
   o  DMIN'08: Data Mining
   o  EEE'08: e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems,
      & e-Government
   o  ERSA'08: Engineering of Reconfigurable Systems & Algorithms
   o  ESA'08: Embedded Systems & Applications
   o  FCS'08: Foundations of Computer Science
   o  FECS'08: Frontiers in Education: CS and CE
   o  GCA'08: Grid Computing & Applications
   o  GEM'08: Genetic & Evolutionary Methods
   o  ICAI'08: Artificial Intelligence
   o  ICOMP'08: Internet Computing
   o  ICWN'08: Wireless Networks
   o  IKE'08: Information & Knowledge Engineering
   o  IPCV'08: Image Processing, Computer Vision, & Pattern Recognition
   o  ITSL'08: Information Theory & Statistical Learning
   o  MLMTA'08: Machine Learning; Models, Technologies & Applications
   o  MSV'08: Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Methods
   o  PDPTA'08: Parallel & Distributed Processing Techniques &
      Applications
   o  SAM'08: Security & Management
   o  SERP'08: Software Engineering Research & Practice
   o  SWWS'08: Semantic Web & Web Services

SPONSORS: (partial list)

   ACADEMIC/TECHNICAL Co-Sponsors: (a partial list)
   o  Computational Biology and Functional Genomics Laboratory,
      Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
   o  International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine
   o  Horvath Lab., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
   o  Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota, USA
   o  Functional Genomics Laboratory, University of Illinois at
      Urbana-Champaign, USA
   o  BioMedical Informatics & Bio-Imaging Laboratory, Georgia Institute
      of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
   o  Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Laboratory, University
      of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
   o  Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory, HST of Harvard University and
      MIT, USA
   o  Center for the Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics,
      Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
   o  Harvard Statistical Genomics and Computational Laboratory,
      Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
   o  Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Program
      George Mason University, Virginia, USA
   o  Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, Department of Radiology,
      College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
   o  Medical Image HPC & Informatics Lab (MiHi Lab),
      University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
   o  The University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
   o  PSU - Prince Sultan University
   o  Institute for Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of
      Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
   o  NEMO/European Union at Institute of Discrete Mathematics and
      Geometry, TU Vienna

   CORPORATE Co-Sponsors: (a partial list)
   o  Google, Inc.
   o  Salford Systems
   o  Synplicity
   o  NIIT Technologies

   OTHER Co-Sponsors: (a partial list)
   o  High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano)
   o  International Technology Institute (ITI)
   o  GridToday
   o  HPCwire
   o  Hodges' Health (H2CM), UK

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE/PROGRAM:

   The complete WORLDCOMP'08 schedule/program is available at:
   http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp08/ws/program

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

   To attend the congress, use the following online registration link:
   http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp08/ws/registration

HOTEL RESERVATION:

   WORLDCOMP'08 will be held in the Monte Carlo hotel, Las Vegas,
   Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels).  This is
   a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000
   rooms.  It 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, sunning decks, Easy
   River, wave pool, lighted tennis courts, health spa, nightly shows,
   a number of restaurants, ... The hotel is within walking distance
   from most other attractions (recreational destinations, Golf
   courses, ...).
   You are to reserve your hotel room directly by calling Monte
   Carlo Resort at 1-702-730-7000 or 1-702-730-7777. Make sure that
   you mention the Group Code "XWRLD8" (XWRLD8 is the keyword that the
   hotel will use to handle the reserved block of rooms for the Congress).
   You should reserve your room as soon as possible since our block is
   very close to being fully booked.  There are also many other hotels
   nearby.

KEYNOTE LECTURES: (this is a partial list)

   o  The Parallel Computing Landscape: A Berkeley View 2.0
      Prof. David A. Patterson
      Pardee Prof. of CS; Director, RAD Lab & Par Lab; Past
      President, ACM; Member, National Academy of Engineering;
      Member, National Academy of Sciences; Fellow of IEEE, ACM,
      & AAAS; University of California at Berkeley.
   o  Searching in the "Real World"
      Prof. Ophir Frieder
      The Royden B. Davis, SJ, Chair in Interdisciplinary
      Studies at Georgetown University; IITRI Chair Professor
      of CS at Illinois Institute of Technology; Director,
      Information Retrieval lab; Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and AAAS
   o  Achieving your Dreams
      Anousheh Ansari
      CEO, Chairman and Co-founder of Prodea Systems, Inc., USA;
      and Space Ambassador
   o  Dimensions in Reconfigurable Computing: A New Wave in Electronic
      System Designs
      Chris Phillips
      Vice President of Engineering at ElementCXI, USA
   o  The Burgeoning Field of Network Science
      Dr. Frederick I. Moxley
      Department of Defense Fellow & Visiting Professor,
      Director of Research and Deputy Director of the Network Science
      Center; Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department;
      United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, USA
   o  High Performance Computing and Computational Intelligence:
      Link to the Translational Medicine and Personalized Healthcare
      Dr. Jack Y. Yang and Dr. Mary Qu Yang
      Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA and
      National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA
   o  The Emerging Field of Translational Bioinformatics - A National
      Perspective 
      Prof. Brian D. Athey
      Professor, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology,
      Departments of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine; Associate Director,
      U-M Center for Computational Medicine and Biology (CCMB);
      Director, Biomedical Informatics Program (BIP), Michigan Institute
      for Clinical and Health Research; Principal Investigator, NIH National
      Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics; The University of
      Michigan Medical School, USA
   o  Unfoldomics" of Human Diseases
      Prof. Vladimir N. Uversky
      Senior Research Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine,
      Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

PLANNED TUTORIALS (this is a partial list):
   Tutorial attendance is free to registered attendees of worldcomp and
   all its associated conferences (most are 3 1/2 hours long):

   o  Robust Resource Allocation for Heterogeneous Parallel & Distributed
      Computing Systems
      Prof. H. J. Siegel
      Abell Endowed Chair Distinguished Prof. of ECE & Prof. of CS;
      Director, CSU Information Science & Technology Center (ISTeC),
      Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
   o  Developing Enterprise Web Services and Mobile/Wireless Systems
      Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee
      Chief Technology Officer & Vice President, Source Trace Systems,
      Inc., USA
   o  Sensor Networks - Technologies, Protocols and Algorithms
      Prof. Anura P. Jayasumana
      Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
   o  Fuzzy Logic Theory and Applications in Data Mining
      Ashu M. G. Solo
      Principal/R&D Engineer, Maverick Technologies America Inc., USA
   o  A Tour of Advanced Data Mining Methodologies
      Mikhail Golovnya
      Senior Scientist, Salford Systems, USA
   o  Exploration of Quantum Cryptography in Network Security
      Mehrdad S. Sharbaf
      Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA
   o  Introduction to Asynchronous Circuits and NULL Convention Logic (NCL)
      Scott C. Smith, Waleed K. Al-Assadi, and Jia Di
      University of Arkansas, Arkansas, USA;
      Missouri University of Science & Technology, Missouri, USA
      -> gratefully acknowledge the support from the National Science
         Foundation under (NSF) CCLI grants DUE-0536343, DUE-0717572,
         & DUE-0717767.
   o  Cryptographic Features and Applications in Java (and possibly in C++)
      Prof. Ray Kresman
      Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA
   o  Parallel-Coordinate-Plots at Age 30: Why and How GeoDa Software Works
      as a Powerful and Intuitive Method for Geovisualizing Demographic Data
      Prof. J. Kevin Byrne
      Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA &
      St. Mary's University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA
   o  Teaching Graph Algorithms Using Java Online Package IAPPGA
      Prof. Mingshen Wu
      University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA
   o  Introduction to Digital Forensics Research
      Prof. Robert F. Erbacher
      Utah State University, Utah, USA
   o  Ontological Engineering: Analyzing, Designing and Implementing a
      Real-World Semantic Web Ontology
      Dr. Dan Dunne, Ontological Consultant, USA
   o  Processing Geo-Semantic Knowledge and Visuals
      David Dodds
      Director, Open-Meta Computing Inc, Canada
   o  Parallel Input/Output Techniques in High-Performance Computing Systems
      Prof. Jesus Carretero
      Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain




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