SCI2002: Call for Papers

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Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 12:44:27 -0500 (EST)
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From: Sarantos Kapidakis <>
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Dear colleague,

Please find attached an announcement and Call for Papers for the SCI 2002
conference, which will take place next July in Orlando, Florida.  In the
conference there will be a session on "Digital Libraries".  I shall be
organiser of this session, so send extended abstracts or paper drafts to me
( by January 19, 2002.

Could you please distribute and/or post the Call for Papers I am sending you?

Best Regards

Sarantos Kapidakis
National Documentation Centre / National Hellenic Research Foundation
48 Vas. Constantinou, GR-11635 Athens, Greece
Tel:	+30 1 7273951
Fax:	+30 1 7246824

P.S.  Apologies for duplicates


SCI 2002

July 14 - 18, 2002

Orlando , Florida, USA
Sheraton World

Honorary Presidents: Bela Banathy, Stafford Beer and George Klir
Program Committee Chair: William Lesso
General Chair: Nagib Callaos
Organizing Committee Chair: Belkis Sanchez


* Information Systems Development
* Information Systems Management
* Management Information Systems
* Virtual Engineering
* Mobile/Wireless Computing
* Communication Systems and Networks
* Emergent Computation
* Image, Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing
* Computing Techniques
* Human Information Systems
* Education and Information Systems
* Control Systems
* Economic and Financial Systems
* SCI in Biology and Medicine
* SCI in Psychology, Cognition and Spirituality
* Conceptual Infrastructure of SCI
* Natural Resources
* Human Resources
* Globalization, Development and Emerging Economies
* SCI in Art


 WOSC: World Organization on Systemics and Cybernetics (France)
 The Center for Systems Studies (UK)
 Systems Society of Poland
 Society Applied Systems Research (Canada)
 Slovenian Artificial Intelligence Society
 Simon Bolivar University (Venezuela)
 Polish System Society (Poland)
 Italian Society of Systemics
 ISSS: International Society for the Systems Sciences (USA)
 ISI: The International Systems Institute (USA)
 IFSR: International Federation of Systems Research (Austria/USA)
 Cybernetics and Human Knowing: A Journal of Second Order Cybernetics and
  Cybersemiotics (Denmark)
 CUST, Engineer Science Institute of the Blaise Pascal University (France)
 Concurrency and Architecture Group, the Telematics Engineering Department of
   the Univesity of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria (Spain).
 The Tunisian Scientific Society (Tunisia).

Technical Co - Sponsor

 IEEE, Computer Society (Chapter: Venezuela)


The International Institute of Informatics and Systemics.


Those interested in participating in:
 The Organization of Invited Session(s)
 The Organization of Focus Symposium
 The Reviewing Process
 The Conference Promotion
 Recommending Scholars/Researchers in order to have an active
  participation and/or submit the papers.
 Proposing Organizations/Institutes/Universities as Academic/Scientific

Please, enter to the conference web page:, and 
fill the respective form. If by any reasons you are not able to access the
page mentioned above, please, try the following page:

If you have any problems linking to the conference web pages, or you need
to send or receive additional information, contact the General Chair
Professor Nagib Callaos to:




Participation of both, researchers and practitioners is strongly encouraged.
Papers may be submitted on: research in science and engineering, case
studies drawn on professional practice and consulting, and position papers
based on large and rich experience gained through executive/managerial
practices and decision-making. For this reason, the Program Committee is
conformed according to the criteria given above.


1. Papers
2. Panel Presentation, Workshop and/or Round Table Proposals
3. New Topics and Invited Sessions Proposals (which should include a
minimum of 5 papers)
4. Focus Symposia (which should include a minimum of 15 papers)


Extended abstracts or paper drafts should be sent taking into account the
following Format:

1. Major theme of the paper, related to the major themes given above.
2. Paper title.
3. Extended abstract of 500 to 1500 words and/or paper drafts of 2000 to
5000 words, in English.
4. Authors and/or co-authors with names, addresses, telephone and fax
numbers, and     e-mail addresses.

Extended abstracts or paper drafts should be sent to the conference web
page:, filling the respective form and
uploading the respective paper or extended abstract. If by any reasons you
are not able to access the page mentioned above, please, try the following

If the conference web pages are not accessible for you, you can also make
your submission by e-mail, attaching it to the following e-mail addresses: and


December 19, 2001: Submission of extended abstracts (500-1500 words) or
paper drafts (2000-5000 words).

December 19, 2001: Invited session proposals.

February 20, 2002: Acceptance notifications.

April 10, 2002: Submission of camera-ready papers: hard copies and
electronic versions.


Submitted papers will be reviewed. Accepted papers, which should not exceed
six single-spaced typed pages, will be published by means of paper and
electronic proceedings.

Best papers will be selected for awards and might be recommended for
journal publications.

Multiple author books will be published by IIIS based on, the best-invited
sessions, the best focus symposia or the best mini-conferences and the
topic of the papers.


Based on past conferences experience, we suggest the following steps in
order to organize an invited session:

1) Identify a special topic in the scope of SCI 2002, and the invited
session title. Fill the invited session organization form, provided in the
conference web page: If by any reasons you
are not able to access the page mentioned above, please, try the following
page: If you don't have access to the web,
contact the General Chair, via e-mail:;;
2) If the identified topic is suitable, the General Chair will accept the
proposal, and you will receive an acceptation by e-mail, in a few days.
This acceptation is not a final approval of the proposed session, but a
pre-approval. The final approval will depend on identifying at least five
papers for the proposed session and informing, at least, about their
titles. With this acceptation: a) the proposed session will be included in
the conference web page as well as its organizer and the chairs' name, and
b) its organizer will be able to announce his/her invited session in the
context of SCI 2002, by any media that he/she thinks appropriated, such as:
Web page, hard copy call for papers, call for papers attached to e-mails,
3) Contact researchers and/or practitioners in your field to see if they
can contribute a paper to your proposed session and attend at SCI 2002.
4) Collect the extended abstracts or the paper drafts from each prospective
5) Write a summary (1-2 page) with the main objectives, which must be
related to the invited/selected papers.
6) As soon as you have 5 papers, you will complete the form regarding the
invited session papers, provided in the conference web page:
7) Step 7 will take your invited session to the status of an approved one
if the papers fulfil all the requirements (i.e. quality). All the approved
invited sessions will be included in the SCI 2002 conference program.


Integrated by (197) prestigious scholars/researchers from 48 countries:
Details can be found in the conference web page:,
or asked for a detailed Call For Papers, by e-mail.

Conference fees

The conference fees will be $340 before the deadline, and $390 after the

This fee will include exclusively:

* A CD-ROM version of the Proceedings
* One volume of the hard copy version of the Conference Proceedings.
  (Other volumes will be available with a 40% of discount for participants)
* Coffee breaks
* Welcome Reception

Each registration fee might include a maximum of one paper, which
presentation will be included in the conference program and published in
the conference proceedings.

Any other expenses must be afforded/provided by the participants. The
registration fee does not include any post-conference services. There will
be additional shipping and handling costs for those registered authors who,
for unforeseen reasons, could not go to the conference. Any post-conference
administrative requirements will be charged $20 per staff hour required to
elaborate such a requirement, with a minimum of $10. Post-conference
requirements will have their own deadline, which in no case will be more
than three months, after the last day of the conference.

Conference CONTACTS

Prof. Nagib Callaos (General Chair)
E -mails: ncallaos@

USA Tel/Fax: +1 (407) 856-6274
Venezuela Tel/Fax (office): +58 (212) 962-1519

Conference Secretariat

Details can be found at the Conference web page:
Answers to specific questions can also be requested by e-mail.

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