IASTED/KSCE/ACST: The IASTED International Conference on KNOWLEDGE SHARING AND COLLABORATIVE ENGINEERING ~KSCE 2004~, November 22-24, 2004, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, IASTED - KSCE 2004 2004.

PURPOSE - In today's globally competitive environment, effective knowledge sharing and collaboration are vital to the success of large research projects, technological breakthroughs, fast product development, and cost reduction. Effective knowledge sharing and collaboration provides a myriad of opp...

YEAR: 2004
CfP & Dates

The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
Technical Committee on Information Systems
Technical Committee on Telecommunications
Technical Committee on the Web, Internet, and Multimedia
Technical Committee on Management

Dr. Marc Boumedine – University of the Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands
Dr. Sanjay Ranka – University of Florida, USA

In today's globally competitive environment, effective knowledge sharing and collaboration are vital to the success of large research projects, technological breakthroughs, fast product development, and cost reduction. Effective knowledge sharing and collaboration provides a myriad of opportunities for new services, products, and ideas in a broad range of disciplines, such as global business, social and cultural life, research, and education.

The International Conference on Knowledge Sharing and Collaborative Engineering (KSCE 2004) will highlight advances in the research and present day applications of knowledge sharing and collaborative engineering, and will also attempt to forecast future trends and developments. Presentations of recent technical developments and demonstrations of current product applications will allow for the exchange of ideas amongst international researchers and practitioners. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

KSCE 2004 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:
Communications, Internet, and Information Technology (CIIT 2004)
Environmental Modelling and Simulation (EMS 2004)
Advances in Computer Science and Technology (ACST 2004)

KSCE 2004 is being held at the Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort on the island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands is comprised of over 50 small islands that border the Atlantic Ocean to the North and the Caribbean Sea to the South. Only 33 square miles in area, the small island of St. Thomas is filled with breathtaking scenery, mountains, green fields, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Amidst this natural beauty, St. Thomas is also home to the busiest cruise-ship harbour in the West Indies and offers world-renowned shopping, sailing, and fishing.

The relevant topics for this conference include, but are not limited to, the following:

Knowledge Acquisition and Maintenance
Knowledge Representation
Knowledge Management
Knowledge Discovery
Knowledge and Information Retrieval
Machine Learning
Data and Text Mining
Multimedia Databases
Parallel and Distributed Systems and Processing
Concurrent Engineering
Software Engineering
Data and Knowledge Visualization
Collaborative Systems
Technologies and Tools for Collaboration
Technology Transfer
Design of Collaborative Systems
Intelligent Agents
Web-based Collaboration
Collaborative Strategies
Collaborative Decision-making
Multimedia Collaboration
Internet-based Technologies
Mobile and Wireless Communication
Security and Confidentiality
Collaborative Robots
Virtual Environments

-Economic Development
-Social Development
-Emergency Services
-Law Enforcement
-Weather Forecasting


D.A. Agarwal – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
G. Agha – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
M. Alshawi – University of Salford, UK
B. Arpinar – University of Georgia, USA
P. Bailes – University of Queensland, Australia
B. Benes – Technological Institute of Monterrey (ITESM) CCM, Mexico
K. Berket – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
G. Biswas – Vanderbilt University, USA
F. Bodendorf – University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
D.K.Y. Chiu – University of Guelph, Canada
K.J. Cios – University of Colorado at Denver, USA
G. De Michelis – University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
G.J. de Vreede – University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
J.L. Eatman – University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
S.S.B. Foo – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
H.H. Ghenniwa – University of Western Ontario, Canada
G.P. Henning – Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina
C.E. Hughes – University of Central Florida, USA
N. Inuzuka – Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
K. Järvelin – University of Tampere, Finland
J.F. Jensen – Aalborg University, Denmark
H. Kosch – Klagenfurt University, Austria
S. Lincke-Salecker – University of Wisconsin-Parkside, USA
M. Linna – University of Vaasa, Finland
J.N.-K. Liu – Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PRC
R. Liuzzi – AFRL, Rome Research Site, USA
B.W.N. Lo – University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, USA
C. Maucas – Ovidius University, Romania
G.D. Michelis – University of Milan, Italy
S. Miksch – Vienna University of Technology, Austria
D. Mittleman – DePaul University, USA
B. Mobasher – DePaul University, USA
B. Nett – Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Informatics, Germany
H. Ogata – University of Tokushima, Japan
A.O. Olagunju – St. Cloud State University, USA
V.A. Oleshchuk – Agder University College, Norway
M. Oussalah – University of Nantes, France
A. Pirotte – University of Louvain, Belgium
C. Posthoff – University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
A. Preece – University of Aberdeen, UK
W. Prinz – Fraunhofer Institut FIT, Germany
A. Ramirez-Serrano – University of Calgary, Canada
H.R. Rao – State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
R. Reddy – West Virginia University, USA
P.I. Rivera-Vega – University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
N. Shahmehri – Linköping University, Sweden
M.W. Sobolewski – Texas Tech University, USA
D.L. Spooner – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
D. Stotts – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
C. Sun – Griffith University, Australia
C. Tasso – Univeristy of Udine, Italy
C. Touzet – University of Provence, France
G. Wang – Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, PRC
J.T.L. Wang – New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
R. Wassermann – University of São Paulo, Brazil
T. Zeugmann – University at Lübeck, Germany

Initial Paper

Submit your paper via our website at:

All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by
July 1, 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 by August 15, 2004. Final manuscripts are due by September 15, 2004. Registration and final payment is due by October 1, 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 single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and papers.

Proposals for half-day tutorials (three hours) should be submitted online by
July 1, 2004. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2004/vi/tutorialsubmit-430.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).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via e-mail to
calgary@iasted.org. 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). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by July 1, 2004, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for the session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available online at the following website address:

Selected papers accepted to the conference can also be considered for review for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Authors must submit an expanded version of their conference paper for peer review consideration to:
http://www.actapress.com/journals/submission.htm following the standard procedure as described on the website: http://www.actapress.com. All papers considered for journal review must be of the highest quality and demonstrate a novel contribution to the literature.

Submissions dueJuly 1, 2004
Notification of acceptance August 15, 2004
Camera-ready manuscripts dueSeptember 15, 2004
Registration DeadlineOctober 1, 2004


For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:
IASTED Secretariat - KSCE 2004
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3B 0M6
Tel: 403-288-1195
Fax: 403-247-6851



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