IADIS: IADIS International Conference - Web Based Communities 2004 - IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE APPLIED COMPUTING 2004, March 23-26, 2004 - LISBON, PORTUGAL

* Conference background and goals - The IADIS Applied Computing 2004 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the applied computing area and related fields. This conference covers essentialy technical aspects. The applied computing field is divided into more detailed areas (see ...

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"Ana Trindade" <trindade@iadis.org> 28.11.2003 01:58
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Subject: AC 2004 and WBC 2004: Second Call for Papers



Dear Sir/Madam
This is to inform that there is a second call for papers for all contributions for the Applied Computing 2004 Conference and also for the Web Based Communities 2004 Conference. The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2003. Papers submitted within the First Call are now under review.
Please see the details for both conferences below. Please disseminate this email within researchers, scholars and students.
Thank you.
Best regards,
Ana Trindade

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IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE APPLIED COMPUTING 2004
March 23-26, 2004 - LISBON, PORTUGAL
(http://www.iadis.org/ac2004)
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* Conference background and goals
The IADIS Applied Computing 2004 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the applied computing area and related fields. This conference covers essentialy technical aspects. The applied computing field is divided into more detailed areas (see below). However innovative contributes that don't fit into these areas will also be considered since they might be of benefit to conference attendees.

* Format of the Confernce
The conference will comprise invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book. The best paper authors will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in specific journals.

* Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.
* Topics related to Applied Computing are of interest. These include, but are not limited to the following areas:
- Agent Systems and Applications
- Algorithms
- Applied Information Systems
- Case Studies and Applications
- Communications
- Data Mining
- Database Systems
- E-Commerce Theory and Practice
- Embedded Systems
- Evaluation and Assessment
- Global Tendencies
- Information Retrieval
- Intelligent Systems
- Mobile Networks and Systems
- Multimedia
- Networking
- Object Orientation
- Parallel and Distributed Systems
- Payment Systems
- Programming Languages
- Protocols and Standards
- Semantic Web
- Software Engineering
- Storage Issues
- Technologies for E-Learning
- Wireless Applications
- WWW Applications
- WWW Technologies
- Ubiquitous Computing
- Usability Issues
- Virtual Reality
- Visualization
- XML and other Extensible Languages

* Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline: 31 December 2003
- Notification to Authors: 31 January 2004
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 6 February 2004
- Late Registration: After 6 February 2004
- Conference: Lisbon, 25 to 26 March 2004
* Conference Location The conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.
* Secretariat
IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE APPLIED COMPUTING 2004
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3, 1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: ac2004@iadis.org Web site: http://www.iadis.org/ac2004 
* Scientific Committee
Conference & Program Co-Chairs
Nuno Guimarães, Faculdade de Ciências - University of Lisbon, Portugal
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal
for the full Committee Members list please access http://www.iadis.org/ac2004/committees.asp

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IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE WEB BASED COMMUNITIES 2004
March 25-26, 2004 - Lisbon, Portugal
(http://www.iadis.org/WBC2004)
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* Conference background and goals
 
The mission of this conference is to publish and integrate scientific results and act catalytically to the fast developing culture of web communities. The conference invites original papers, review papers, technical reports and case studies on WWW in particular the emerging role of so-called WWW-based Communities.
 
Domain: It is increasingly important for our culture to bring people together and to promote dynamics in professional organizations, mutual understanding, learning and harmony. Creating "virtual communities" is one major way to do this. The Web Based Communities 2004 conference aims at sharing and aggregating scientifically proven methods on how to organize and moderate WWW-based communities. These communities do not limit participants to particular locations - the international and multicultural dimension is a most challenging one. Good WWW communities undergo a continuous evolution and adapt to the changing world. The nature of these communities can be corporate, scientific, social or educational. Pragmatic questions which need to be addressed include: What software tools are the most adequate and how to use them? How to promote your community so that new members can find it? How to protect the members' privacy? How to moderate discussions and how to provide information that people can use? How to create and maintain a sense of trust and commitment among the members? In addition, sociology, education, communication and philosophy issues are addressed as the main disciplines reflected in building WWW-based communities, although critical theories on societies and post-modernism are also relevant starting points. New and imminent technologies will be discussed.
 
Objectives: The Web Based Communities 2004 Conference aims at bringing together new vital understanding of WWW communities and what new initiatives mean. Each new perspective is potentially a catalyst for finding new architectures. National and regional-oriented communities may soon be relegated to a subordinate position compared to interest-oriented communities. Multiculturalism, critical thinking, expressing aesthetic aspects of our identity, and finding sparring partners for sharpening our ideologies, are all processes that need the new communication infrastructures.
 
The targeted audience is scientists and members and moderators of WWW communities who feel responsible for optimizing its quality and effect.
* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book. The better papers will be candidate for the recently-started "International Journal of Web Based Communities" (IJWBC);  
ISSN: 1477 - 8394 [4 issues per year]
 
* Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.
* Subject indications (but not limited to)
 
The history, architecture and future of virtual communities
1. From mobility to connectivity
2. Identity and augmented ideologies
3. Visionary web architectures, implanted computers
4. Network revolutions, post-colonial and post-modern societies
5. Escaping from reality, virtual reality and multi-user games
6. Towards alternative ways of presence
 
Group processes and self-organization
1. Tele-democracy, morality, netiquette  
2. Social networks, tribal- and open communities, peace education
3. Computer mediated-, hyper- and narrative communication, woven stories
4. MUDs, MOOs and avatars
5. Hosting web-based communities
6. Nationalities, ethnicities and gender effects
 
Cyborgs, teleworking, telemedicine, art games and learning communities
1. Fading hierarchies and epistemic dictatorship
2. Distributed cognition, the electronic cortex and constructivism
3. Community directories
4. Mechanic world, organic computer
5. Agents and the vectorized self
6. Beyond metaphors: imagining and representation
7. Communizing as a marketing approach
 
Expanding markets through virtual communities
1. The WWW as digital market place
2. The enterprise as a learning community
3. The learning as a road map for business
4. Universities as online communities
5. Business-to-business communication in profit- and non profit sectors
 
Virtual communities for people with special needs
1. Access to public spaces
2. Accessibility and long-term disabilities
3. Virtual communities in health care
* Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline: 31 December 2003
- Notification to Authors: 31 January 2004
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 6 February 2004
- Late Registration: After 6 February 2004
- Conference: Lisbon, 25 to 26 March 2004
* Conference Location The conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.
* Secretariat
IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE WEB BASED COMMUNITIES 2004
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3, 1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: wbc2004@iadis.org Web site: http://www.iadis.org/wbc2004 
* Scientific Committee
Conference Co-Chairs
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal
Program Chair
Miguel Baptista Nunes, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
for the full Committee Members list please access http://www.iadis.org/wbc2004/committees.asp
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