[Sumission due on Mar. 1] CFP: IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI-2009)

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* There will be new IRI Society (SIRI) Memberships and Awards.
* IEEE IRI 2009 will be held at Tuscany Hotel at an incredible rate
   of $45/night.
* The following Special/Featured Topic Issues have been approved to
   include papers from IEEE IRI 2009
    1.  International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
    2.  Informatica (http://www.informatica.si/)
    3.  International Transactions on Systems Science and Applications
    4.  International Journal of Information & Decision Sciences (IJIDS)


The 2009 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and
Integration (IEEE IRI-2009)

Sponsored by: The IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society
August 10-12, 2009

Tuscany Hotel, Las Vegas, USA



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. There will be new IRI Society Memberships and Awards. 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:


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://iri2009.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 March 1, 2009. The attachment must be in .pdf (preferred) or 
word.doc format. The subject of the email must be IEEE IRI 2009 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:


Janurary 20, 2009   Workshop/Special session proposal

March 1, 2009       Paper submission deadline (Extended!)

May 1, 2009         Notification of acceptance

May 20, 2009        Camera-ready paper due

May 20, 2009        Presenting author  registration due

July 30, 2009       Advance (discount) registration for

                      general public and other co-author

July 30, 2009       Hotel reservation (special discount rate) closing date

August 10-12, 2009  Conference events

Orgizing Committee:


Honorary General Chair

Lotfi Zadeh

Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA


General Chairs

Stuart Rubin

SPAWAR Systems Center, USA


Shu-Ching Chen

Florida International University, USA


Program Chairs

Kang Zhang

University of Texas at Dallas, USA


Reda Alhajj

University of Calgary, Canada


Program Vice-Chairs

Althea Liang Qianhui

SMU, Singapore

Special Tracks Chairs

Du Zhang

California State University, USA

Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar

Florida Atlantic University, USA

Eric Gregoire

Universited'Artois, France

Publicity Chairs

Chengcui Zhang

University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA


James B. D. Joshi

University of Pittsburgh, USA


Li Tan

Washington State University

Finance/Registration/Local Arrangement Chair

Suresh Vadhva

California State University, USA


Publications Chair

Min-Yuh Day

NTU, Taiwan, R.O.C.


Seung-Yun Kim

Shepherd University

Asian Liaison

Wen-Lian Hsu

Academia Sinica, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Industry/Canadian Liaison, Editor

June R. Massoud

Genesis Consulting Inc., Canada


Local Arrangements Chairs

Louellen McCoy

SPAWAR Systems Center, USA

Ju-Yeon Jo

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA


Reda Alhajj

University of Calgary, Canada

Chengcui Zhang Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Director of the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Lab
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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