SEA/IASTED/PDCS: SEA 2004 - 8th IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications - November 8-11, 2004, Cambridge, MA USA & UPCOMING PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING CONFERENCE - The 16th IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems - PDCS 2004, Cambridge 2004.

THEMES: SEA | IASTED | PDCS
YEAR: 2004
 
Title

PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS

The 8th IASTED International Conference on
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND APPLICATIONS
~SEA 2004~


November 8-11, 2004
MIT
Cambridge, MA, USA


SPONSORS
The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
Technical Committee on Software Engineering

World Modelling and Simulation Forum (WMSF)


PURPOSE

This conference is an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in, and applications of, software engineering. It is an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

SEA 2004 will be held in conjuction with the international conferences on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS 2004), and Computer and Communication Networks (CCN 2004).

LOCATION
SEA 2004 will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts at the Hotel@MIT. Founded in 1630 as the first seat of government for the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Cambridge has developed into an international community merging history, education, arts, and culture within its lively neighborhoods. Cambridge is located just across the Charles River from Boston and is home to two of the country’s most prestigious educational institutions: MIT (the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Harvard University. Other attractions include Harvard Square, Beacon Hill, and the Faneuil Hall Marketplace.


SCOPE

Topics will include, but are not limited to:



SOFTWARE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Software Requirements
Software Architecture
Software Methodologies
Software Algorithms
Software Design
Software Development
Object-oriented Analysis and Design
Software Engineering
Software Maintenance
Software Testing
Software Metrics
Software Project Management
Distributed Software Management

SOFTWARE TOOLS AND
TECHNIQUES

Software Tools
Software Agents
Intelligent Agents
Programming Languages
Modelling Languages
Compilers
Internet Computing
Web-based Software Engineering
Logic Programming
Artificial Intelligence Applications
Formal Methods
Framework Techniques
Graphical User Interface
Visualization
Modelling and Simulation

SOFTWARE SECURITY,
OPTIMIZATION, AND STANDARDIZATION

Security
Fault Tolerance
Reliability
Software Evaluation
Verification and Validation
Quality Assurance


Optimization
Reusability
Software Prototyping
Software Re-engineering
Software Standards
Software Protocols
Software Product Lines
Copyright Issues

DATABASES AND DATA MINING
Database Algorithms
Database Design
Database Languages
Data Warehousing
Object-oriented Databases
Database Management Systems
Data Mining
Query Optimization
Expert Systems
Knowledge-based Systems

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS
Parallel and Distributed Systems
Real Time Systems
Mobile and Wireless Computing
Communication Networks
Multimedia Systems
E-commerce
M-commerce
Business Process Re-engineering
Embedded Systems programming
Cooperative Work Support
Workflow Modeling
Medical Informatics
Computer Graphics
Education
Others

BEST PAPER AWARDS
The International Program Committee will nominate the best papers submitted to the conference for the Best Paper Awards. The winners of the Best Paper Awards will be announced during the dinner banquet at the conference.

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
H. Abachi – Monash University, Australia
S.T. Acuña – Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
S.K. Aggarwal – Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
L.R. Begosso – Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
I. Bluemke – Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
J. Boaventura – University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal
M. Burgin – University of California, Los Angeles, USA
J.W. Cangussu – University of Texas at Dallas, USA
S.M. Chan – The Boeing Company, USA
C.-C. Chiang – University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
C. Constantinides – University of London, UK
M.P. Díaz Pérez – Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
W. Dosch – University of Luebeck, Germany
K. Drira – LAAS–CNRS, France
J.J. Dujmovic – San Francisco State University, USA
F. Fabbrini – Italian National Research Council, Italy
M.E. Fayad – San Jose State University, USA
R. Fox – Northern Kentucky University, USA
A.K. Goel – Michigan Technological University, USA
J. Guo – California State University, Los Angeles, USA
R.A. Haraty – Lebanese American University, Lebanon
S. Hope – University of Wales, UK
S.X. Huang – Tsinghua University, PRC
H. Hussmann – University of Munich, Germany
M.B. Juric – University of Maribor, Slovenia
P. Kokol – University of Maribor, Slovenia
S.-W. Lee – The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
S.X. Liang – Naval Postgraduate School, USA
X. Liu – Napier University, UK
J. Lu – University of Windsor, Canada
L. Lundberg – Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
T. Muldner – Acadia University, Canada
P. Petrov – Fadata Ltd., Bulgaria
M. Picavet – University of Lille, France
M. Pizka – Technical University of Munich, Germany
A. Rito-Silva – Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
S. Sadaoui – University of Regina, Canada
A. Seffah – Concordia University, Canada
K.-Y. Sung – Handong Global University, Korea
Y. Tao – Grand Valley State University, USA
A.A. Toptsis – York University, Canada
E. Tovar – Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain
I. Traore – University of Victoria, Canada
R. Uzal – National University of San Luis, Argentina
P. Vilela – Methodist University of Piracicaba, Brazil
C.-W. Xu – Kennesaw State University, USA
S. Zeadally – Wayne State University, USA
C. Zhang – California State University, Sacramento, USA

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Initial Paper

Submit your paper via our website at:

http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2004/cambridge/submit-436.htm.
All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by
June 15, 2004. Do not send hard copies of your paper. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by e-mail.

Please complete the online Paper Submission Form to designate a principal author, to submit your initial paper, and to provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. On the paper, please provide the full names, affiliations, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of all authors.

Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at: http://www.iasted.org/formatting-initial.htm.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail on August 1, 2004. Final manuscripts are due by September 1, 2004. Registration and final payment is due by September 15, 2004. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Paper
Please send final manuscripts via e-mail to:
finalpapers@iasted.org. The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include the six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found on the web at: http://www.iasted.org/formatting-final.htm and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six pages (single-spaced, double-column, 10 point Times New Roman font). Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. The additional page and paper charge is USD $75.00 per page.

TUTORIALS
Proposals for half-day tutorials (three hours) should be submitted online by
June 15, 2004. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2004/cambridge/tutorialsubmit-436.htm.

A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

SPECIAL SESSIONS
Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via e-mail to
calgary@iasted.org by June 15, 2004. Proposals should include a minimum of six papers, a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). The name of the session organizer will appear in the program and proceedings provided six or more papers are presented. More information on special sessions is available online at the following website address:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2004/cambridge/sessionsubmit-436.htm.



IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Submissions dueJune 15, 2004
Notification of acceptance August 1, 2004
Camera-ready manuscripts dueSeptember 1, 2004
Registration DeadlineSeptember 15, 2004

 

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:
IASTED Secretariat - SEA 2004
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3B 0M6
Tel: 403-288-1195
Fax: 403-247-6851
E-mail:
calgary@iasted.org
Website:
http://www.iasted.org