IASTED/SE/WBE: Twenty-Second IASTED International Multi-Conference on APPLIED INFORMATICS, February 17 - 19, 2004, Innsbruck, Austria, IASTED, Innbsruck 2004.

IASTED International Conferences on: Software Engineering (SE 2004), Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA 2004), Parallel and Distributing Computing and Networks (PDCN 2004), Databases and Applications (DBA 2004), Web-based Education (WBE 2004), and Biomedical Engineering (BioMed 2004).

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YEAR: 2004
 
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CALL FOR PAPERS

IASTED International Conference on
Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks
(PDCN 2004)

as part of the Twenty-Second IASTED International Multi-Conference on
APPLIED INFORMATICS

February 17 - 19, 2004
Innsbruck, Austria
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2004/Innsbruck/pdcn.htm



IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Submissions due------------------------------------October 1, 2003
Notification of acceptance-------------------------November 1, 2003
Final manuscripts due------------------------------November 15, 2003
Registration and full payments due---------------December 1, 2003


SPONSORS
The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
Technical Committee on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems


PURPOSE
This conference is an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in, and applications of, parallel and distributed computing and networks. 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.

PDCN 2004 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA 2004), Software Engineering (SE 2004), Databases and Applications (DBA 2004), Web-based Education (WBE 2004), and Biomedical Engineering (BioMed 2004).


LOCATION
Located on the banks of the Inn River, Innsbruck lies in a valley in the Tirolean Alps. A medieval gem and Olympic city twice over, Innsbruck has managed to retain its historical beauty while establishing itself as a dynamic and versatile city center. In recognition of the cultural and historical significance of its past, Innsbruck has worked to preserve the artistic and historical treasures that continue to define this city. It boasts a number of historical landmarks and artistic treasures, among them the "Black Knights", the Court Palace, the Golden Roof, and Ambras Castle.

While the history of this city holds great importance, Innsbruck also features an abundance of first-class recreational facilities. With the Alps at one's feet, there are numerous opportunities for hiking, skiing, paragliding, and mountain biking, all amidst breathtaking physical landscapes. With its mixture of historical, intellectual, and recreational offerings, Innsbruck is a city that holds something for everyone. It is a unique travel experience that should not be missed.

PDCN 2004 will be held at the world-famous Congress Innsbruck, located in the heart of the city, near the historical quarter. This facility won the award in 2000 for 'Best Conference Center in Europe'.


SCOPE
The topics to be covered include but are not limited to:


Parallel Computing Systems
Supercomputing
Cluster Computing
High Performance Computing
Mobile Computing
Personal Computing
Heterogeneous Computing
Web Technologies
Interconnection Networks
Optical Networks
Broadband Networks
Wireless Networks
Computer Networks
IP and ATM Networks
Architectures
Algorithms
Parallel Programming
Parallel Processing
Distributed Multimedia
Internet Tools
Reusability
Reliability
Protocols
Routing
Planning
Scheduling
Queuing Systems
Resource Allocation
Communications
Modelling and Simulation
Distributed Real-time Systems
Distributed Databases
Distributed, Knowledge-based Systems
Data Mining
Data Warehousing
Operating Systems
Compilers
Fault Tolerance
Performance Evaluation
Optimization
Real-time and Embedded Systems
Memory and I/O Systems
Applications



INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
M.A. Aboelaze - York University, Canada
S.S. Al-Khayatt - Sheffield Hallam University, UK
A.I. Al-Mojel - Ministry of Higher Education, Saudi Arabia
S. Aluru - Iowa State University, USA
H. Amano - Keio University, Japan
J.W. Baker - Kent State University, USA
P. Banerjee - Northwestern University, USA
F. Baude - INRIA, France
L. Bengtsson - Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
G. Bilardi - University of Padova, Italy
A. Bode - Munich Technical University, Germany
L. Boszormenyi - Klagenfurt University, Austria
H. Burkhart - University of Basel, Switzerland
R. Buyya - University of Melbourne, Australia
B.M. Chapman - University of Houston, USA
P. Chaudhuri - University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados
P.-J. Chuang - Tamkang University, Taiwan
M. Conti - National Research Council, Italy
T. Cortes - Catalunya Polytechnical University, Spain
D.M. Da Silva - IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
V. De Florio - Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
F.K.H.A. Dehne - Carleton University, Canada
P. Dickman - University of Glasgow, UK
M.D. Dikaiakos - University of Cyprus, Cyprus
J. Dongarra - University of Tennessee, USA
C.C. Douglas - University of Kentucky and Yale University, USA
D.Z. Du - University of Minnesota, USA
A. Ferreira - INRIA, France
G. Fortino - University of Calabria, Italy
M. Franklin - University of Maryland, College Park, USA
R. Garg - IBM India Research Lab, India
G. Gao - University of Delaware, USA
M. Gerndt - Munich Technical University, Germany
V. Getov - University of Westminster, UK
A. Grama - Purdue University, USA
G. Gravvanis - Hellenic Open University, Greece
Q. Gu - Simon Fraser University, Canada
R. Gupta - University of Arizona, USA
S. Hariri - University of Arizona, USA
K. Hawick - Massey University, New Zealand
H. Hosseini - University of Wiscousin-Milwaukee, USA
C. Izu - University of Adelaide, Australia
H. Jin - Huazhong University of Science and Technology, PRC
B.S. Joshi - ITN Energy Systems Inc., USA
H.D. Karatza - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
H. Kasahara - Waseda University, Japan
G. Kayikkalthop - Oklahoma State University, USA
P.H. Kelly - Imperial College of London, UK
H. Kosch - Klagenfurt University, Austria
E.V. Krishnamurthy - Australian National University, Australia
D. Krizanc - Wesleyan University, USA
V.C. Leung - University of British Columbia, Canada
E. Levner - Holon Academic Institute of Technology, Israel
X.S. Li - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
R. Libeskind-Hadas - Harvey Mudd College, USA
O. Lysne - Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
K.D. Maier - University of Kent, UK
A. Mendelson - Intel, Israel
P. Mussi - INRIA, France
J.F. Myoupo - University of Picardie Jules Verne, France
J. Nabrzyski - Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Centre, Poland
W.E. Nagel - Dresden University of Technology, Germany
S. Olariu - Old Dominion University, USA
A.Y. Oruc - University of Maryland, USA
M. Ould-Khaoua - University of Glasgow, UK
M. Parashar - Rutgers University, USA
S. Peng - Hosei University, Japan
R.H. Perrott - Queen's University Belfast, UK
F. Petrini - Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
A. Pietracaprina - University of Padova, Italy
G. Pucci - University of Padova, Italy
C.P. Ravikumar - Texas Instruments India Ltd., India
A. Reinefeld - Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
M. Resch - University of Stuttgart, Germany
M. Rinard - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
R. Sakellariou - University of Manchester, UK
F.E. Sandnes - Olso University College, Norway
J. Sang - Cleveland State University, USA
C. Scheideler - John Hopkins University, USA
E. Schikuta - University of Vienna, Austria
A. Schiper - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland
B. Schnor - University of Potsdam, Germany
M. Schoettner - Ulm University, Germany
H. Schroder - RMIT University, Australia
A. Schuster - Technion, Israel
S.G. Sedukhin - University of Aizu, Japan
L. Sousa - INESC-ID, Portugal
P.K. Srimani - Clemson University, USA
I. Stojmenovic - University of Ottawa, Canada
E.D. Sturler - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
D. Talia - University of Calabria, Italy
G. Tan - National University of Singapore, Singapore
D. Taniar - Monash University, Australia
P. Todorova - FhG-FOKUS, Germany
P. Tsigas - Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
P. Tvrdik - Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
L.N. Vintan - Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
D.W. Walker - Cardiff University, UK
X. Wang - Tsinghua University, PRC
J. Wasniewski - Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
R. Wismüller - Munich Technical University, Germany
B.E. Wolfinger - Hamburg University, Germany
J. Wu - Florida Atlantic University, USA
J. Xue - University of New South Wales, Australia
J. Zhang - University of Alabama, USA
Y. Zhang - Rutgers University, USA
A. Zomaya - University of Sydney, Australia


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Initial Paper
Submit your paper via our website at:
http://iasted.org/conferences/2004/Innsbruck/submit-420.htm
All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by October 1, 2003. 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 November 1, 2003. Final manuscripts are due by November 15, 2003. Registration and final payment is due by December 1, 2003. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Paper
Please send your final manuscript 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 October 1, 2003. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:
http://iasted.org/conferences/2004/Innsbruck/tutorialsubmit-420.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 October 1, 2003. Proposals should include a minimum of five 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 five or more papers are presented. More information on special sessions is available online at the following website address:
http://iasted.org/conferences/2004/Innsbruck/sessionsubmit-420.htm



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IASTED Secretariat - PDCN 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
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