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New Deadline -
2012 International Conference for Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA'2012)


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Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 23:21:18 +0100
From: Osvaldo Gervasi <osvaldo@unipg.it>
Organization: University of Perugia
Subject: [computational.science] ICCSA 2012: new deadline for Paper and Poster submission

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Call for Papers, Short papers, PHD showcase Papers, and Posters for:


   The 2012 International Conference on Computational Science and Its
Applications
            Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador (Brazil)

                                  ICCSA 2012

                                June 18-21, 2012
                                http://www.iccsa.org

The 2012 International Conference on Computational Science and Its
Applications (ICCSA 2012) will be held on June 18-21, 2012, in Salvador
de Bahia (Brazil).

ICCSA 2012 is the next event in the series of highly successful
International Conferences on Computational Science and Its Applications,
previously held in Santander, Spain (2011), Fukuoka, Japan (2010),
Suwon, Korea (2009),  Perugia, Italy (2008), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(2007), Glasgow, United Kingdom (2006), Singapore (2005),  Assisi, Italy
(2004), Montreal, Canada (2003), and, as ICCS, in Amsterdam, The
Netherlands  (2002) and San Francisco (2001).

Computational Science is a main pillar of most of the present research,
industrial and commercial activities and plays a unique role in
exploiting ICT innovative technologies.
The ICCSA Conference offers a real opportunity to bring together
scientists of different disciplines, discuss new issues, tackle complex
problems and find advanced solutions breeding new trends in
Computational Science.

Submitted papers will subject to stringent peer review by at least three
experts and carefully evaluated based on originality, significance,
technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Accepted papers will
appear in the conference proceedings to be published by Springer-Verlag
in Lecture Notes for Computer Science and Conference Publishing System
(CPS). The authors of a selected number of top quality papers will be
requested to extend their paper in order to be published as special
issues in highly recognized international journals.

ICCSA 2012 has paper submission in different categories: main conference
theme papers, workshop/special session papers, and poster session
papers. The submission details for each paper category can be found at
the URL http://www.iccsa.org/authors-instructions and the list of
sessions at the URL: http://www.iccsa.org/sessions.


Conference Themes
-----------------
  The ICCSA 2012 Conference themes, grouped in five tracks,  are the
following (but are not limited to):

1. Track: Computational Methods, Algorithms and Scientific Application
       Computational Biology
       Computational Combustion Computational Chemistry
       Computational Fluid Dynamics
       Computational Physics
       Computational Geometry
       Computational Mathematics
       Computational Mechanics
       Computational Electro-magnetics
       Numerical Methods and Algorithms

2. Track: High Performance Computing and Networks Parallel and
Distributed Computing
       Cluster Computing
       Supercomputing
       Cloud Computing
       Autonomic Computing
       P2P Computing
       Mobile Computing
       Grid and Semantic Grid Computing
       Workflow Design and Practice
       Computer and Network Architecture

3. Track: Geometric Modelling, Graphics and Visualization
       Scientific Visualization
       Computer Graphics
       Geometric Modelling
       Pattern Recognition
       Image Processing
       CAD/CAM
       Web3D, Virtual and Augmented Reality

4. Track: Advanced and Emerging Applications
       Biochemistry
       Bioinformatics
       Astrophysics
       Biometric Modelling
       Environmental, Climate and Weather Modelling
       Geology and Geophysics
       Nuclear Physics
       Financial and Economical Modelling
       Computational Journalism
       Geographical Information Systems

5. Track: Information Systems and Technologies
       Information Retrieval
       Scientific Databases
       Security Engineering
       Risk Analysis
       Reliability Engineering
       Software Engineering
       Data Mining
       Artificial Intelligence
       Learning Technologies
       Web Based Computing
       Web 2.0


Paper Submission
----------------

To submit a paper, please connect to the Submission site from the link
available at the ICCSA 2012 web site: http://ess.iccsa.org.
Only papers submitted through the electronic system and strictly
adhering to the relevant format will be considered for reviewing and
publication.
The submission may fall into the following five categories: Main
Conference Theme Papers, Special Session/Workshop Papers, Short Papers,
PHD Showcase Papers and Poster Papers.

MAIN CONFERENCE THEME PAPERS
   The submitted paper must be camera-ready, between 10 and 16 pages
long and formatted according to  the LNCS rules. Please consult the URL
http://www.iccsa.org/author-instructions  for formatting information and
templates.


SPECIAL SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS PAPERS
   The submitted paper must be between 10 to 16 pages long for LNCS
publication, or 6 to 11 pages for CPS publication, and should be
formatted according to the LNCS or CPS rules, respectively.
   Please consult the URL http://www.iccsa.org/author-instructions for
formatting information and templates.

SHORT PAPERS
Reporting preliminary results of ongoing research.  The submitted paper
must be between 4 to 5 pages long formatted according to CPS rules.  The
Short Papers will be presented during the conference and will be
published by CPS.

PHD SHOWCASE PAPERS
Reporting ongoing research already achieving significant results and
primarily carried out by Ph.D. students and junior researchers. The
submitted paper must be between 5 to 8 pages long formatted according to
CPS rules.  The PHD Showcase Papers will be presented during the
conference and will be published by CPS.

POSTER PAPERS
Reporting preliminary results of ongoing research.  The submitted paper
must be between 3 to 4 pages long formatted according to CPS rules.  The
Poster Papers will be presented as posters during the conference and
will be published by CPS.


Each paper must deal with original and unpublished work, not submitted
for publication elsewhere (copyright problems fall entirely under
responsibility of the authors). Each paper will be reviewed by at least
three experts in the relevant field (acceptance rate was 28% in 2005,
26% in 2006 and 28% in 2007, 29% in 2008, 30% in 2009, 29% in 2010)
ensuring the publication of only top quality contributions.

When a paper is accepted at least one of the authors has to register to
the conference and deliver the related talk. Failure to do so shall lead
to rejection of the application to attend next year conference and the
exclusion of the paper for the current year proceedings.




Workshops/technical Sessions
----------------------------

1) Advances in High Performance Algorithms and Applications - AHPAA 2012
2) Advances in Web Based Learning - AWBL 2012
3) Bio-inspired Computing and Applications - BIOCA 2012
4) Computer Aided Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis - CAMSA 2012
5) Cloud Computing and its Applications - CCA 2012
6) Computational Geometry and Applications - CGA 2012
7) Chemistry and Materials Sciences and Technologies - CMST 2012
8) Cities, technologies and Planning - CTP 2012
9) Computational Tools and Techniques for Citizen Science and Scientific
Outreach - CTTCS 2012
10) Emerging Biometric Technologies - EBT 2012
11) Econometrics and multidimensional evaluation in the urban
environment - EMEUE 2012
12) Future Information System Technologies and Applications - FISTA 2012
13) Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial statistics -
GEOG-AN-MOD 2012
14) International Workshop on Biomathemathics, Bioinformatics and
Biostatistics - IBBB 2012
15) International Workshop on Collective Evolutionary Systems - IWCES 2012
16) Mobile Communications - MC 2012
17) Mobile-computing, Sensing, and Actuation for Cyber Physical Systems
- MSA4CPS 2012
18) Optimization Techniques and Applications - OTA 2012
19) Parallel and Mobile Computing in Future Networks - PMCFUN 2012
20) PULSES - Transitions and Nonlinear Phenomena - PULSES 2012
21) Quantum Mechanics: Computational Strategies and Applications - QMCSA
2012
22) Remote sensing Data Analysis,  modeling, interpretation and
Applications: from a global view to a local analysis - RS 2012
23) Soft Computing and Data Engineering - SCDE 2011
24) Software Engineering Processes and Applications - SEPA 2012
25) Software Engineering Processes and Applications - SQ 2012
26) Security and Privacy in Computational Sciences - SPCS 2012
27) Tools and Techniques in Software Development Processes - TTDSP 2012
28) Virtual Reality and its Applications - VRA 2012
29) Wireless and Ad Hoc Networking - WADNet 2012


Please pay attention, when submitting your contribution to one of the
above listed Sessions, to select the  right entry in the listbox shown
in the submission form.

Please refer to the URL:
            http://www.iccsa.org/sessions
for updated information about the Sessions.

An author is enabled to change the session associated to a submitted
paper until the submission deadline is expired, by resubmitting the
paper into the system.

Important Dates
---------------
(Sessions may select a different deadline)

February 20, 2012:		      Deadline of Papers and Posters submission
March 15, 2012:                       Notification of Acceptance and
Early-bird Registration starts.
April 6, 2012:                        Early-bird Registration ends.
April 6, 2012:                        Submission deadline for the final
version of the Papers
June 18-21, 2012:                     ICCSA 2012 Conference


Proceedings
-----------
The proceedings of the Conference will be published both by
Springer-Verlag and IEEE Conference Publishing System (CPS).

In  particular:

1. The selected top quality Theme Papers and Session Papers having
adopted LNCS, will appear in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS) series (paper length: 10-16 pages).
2. The selected top quality Session Papers having adopted CPS, will
appear in the CPS Proceedings  (paper length: 5-11 pages).
3. The Short Papers, PHD Showcase Papers and the Posters will be
published in the CPS Proceedings (paper length: 4-5, 5-8 and 3-4
respectively).

For a selected number of top quality papers, after the Conference, the
authors will be requested to extend the paper in order to be published
as special issues in appropriate international journals.



Conference policy
-----------------

By submitting the paper to ICCSA conference, all authors agree to abide
by all  ICCSA conference paper submission, publication and presentation
policies. Namely, authors confirm that the work is  original, has not
appeared in literature in any form in the past and will not be submitted
to any other venue concurrently with ICCSA submission or until it
appears in ICCSA proceedings (in the case of acceptance). Furthermore,
upon paper acceptance,  authors agree to transfer copyright on the
accepted paper to ICCSA, and one of the authors will register the paper
and present the paper
at the event. No paper withdrawals can be accepted after Conference
pre-registration date or within three months of the actual event,
whichever date comes first. Paper withdrawal request can be only
accepted in writing through email, letter or fax to conference organizers.

The conference has no responsibility for any intentional or accidental
misuse, misinterpretation, or failure to follow above rules and
conditions and holds no legal, civil or other responsibility for
opinions, content or utilization of any methods/algorithms expressed in
the Conference Proceedings.



Honorary General Chairs
-----------------------
Antonio Laganà, University of Perugia, Italy
Norio Shiratori, Tohoku University, Japan
Kenneth C. J. Tan, Qontix, UK


General Chairs
--------------
Osvaldo Gervasi, University of Perugia, Italy
David Taniar, Monash University, Australia


Program Committee Chairs
------------------------
Bernady O. Apduhan, Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan
Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy


Workshop and Session Organizing Chair
-------------------------------------
Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy


International Liaison Chairs
----------------------------
Jemal Abawajy, Daekin University, Australia
Marina L. Gavrilova, University of Calgary, Canada
Robert C. H. Hsu, Chung Hua University,Taiwan
Tai-Hoon Kim, Hannam University, Korea
Andrés Iglesias, University of Cantabria, Spain
Takashi Naka, Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan
Rafael D.C. Santos, National Institute for Space Research, Brazil


Local Organizing Committee
--------------------------
Frederico V. Prudente, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil (Chair)
Mirco Ragni, Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana
Ana Carla P. Bitencourt, Universidade Federal do Reconcavo da Bahia, Brazil
Cassio Pigozzo, Universidade Federal da Bahia
Angelo Duarde, Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana
Marcos E. Barreto, Universidade Federal da Bahia
José Garcia V. Miranda, Universidade Federal da Bahia


Contact Information
-------------------
Osvaldo Gervasi
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Perugia
Via Vanvitelli, 1
06123 Perugia
ITALY

Phone:  +39-075-5855048
Fax:    +39-075-5855024
e-mail: osvaldo <at> unipg <dot> it

Conference e-mail address:  info2012 <at> iccsa <dot> org

Call for Workshop Papers -
2012 International Conference for Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA'2012)


Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:39:30 +0200
Subject: [SEWORLD] Special Issues For Software Engineering Workshops@ICCSA 2012: SEPA, SQ and TTSDP 2012
From: smisra@atilim.edu.tr
To: seworld@sigsoft.org

                          Call for Papers

   SPECIAL ISSUES FOR Software Engineering Workshops @ICCSA 2012

     http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=21259

The following six international journals have been proposed  for
accommodating the extended version of all the papers of SEPA 2012, SQ 2012
and TTSDP 2012. If we collect sufficient number of papers then we will
publish the special issues, otherwise papers from these workshops will be
published in the regular issues (under the special section: selected
papers from) of these journals.

1.	International Journal of Physical Sciences (Since IF: 0.540)
  http://www.academicjournals.org/ijps/Editors.htm

2.	Sciencetific  Research and Essay (IF: 0.445)
(http://www.academicjournals.org/sre/index.htm)

3.	International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes
(IJOSSP)(IGI Global)
http://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-open-source-software/1123

4.	International journal of Human Capital Information
http://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-human-capital-information/1152

5.	Nigerian journal of technological research
http://www.njtr.org/

6.	REICIS (www.ati.es/reicis : the unique journal in Spanish on Software
Quality and Engineering in Spanish, indexed in Latindex, Redalyc, ICYT,
DOAJ, e-revistas, Ulrich, etc.)


The detail of the workshops can be found on the link provided below.


3rd International Workshop on Software Quality (SQ 2012), Publisher:
Springer (in LNCS)

 (http://research.cs.wisc.edu/dbworld/messages/2012-01/1328024675.html )


4th International Workshop on Software Engineering Processes and
Applications (SEPA: 2012) ,  Publisher: Springer (in LNCS)

(http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=21239©ownerid=3644)


4th International Workshop on “Tools and Techniques in Software
Development Process   (Publisher: IEEE CPS)
(
http://eventful.com/events/4th-international-workshop-tools-and-techniques-software-de-/E0-001-043364853-1
)

Special Issue Editor:

Prof Sanjay Misra
Professor of Computer engineering,
Chair, Department of Cyber Security
School of Information and Communication Technology
Federal University of Technology, Minna Nigeria
Contact: smisra@futminna.edu.ng,ssopam@gmail.com


We plan to publish all the papers of the above workshops in the mentioned
journals. The only condition is that the paper should fall under the theme
scope and coverage area of the journal. We hope that in the available list
of six journals, we will certainly find the place for each paper, since
these journals covers most of the area of software engineering,
applications and related areas.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS: 20 FEB 2012

Extended Deadline -
2012 International Conference for Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA'2012)


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Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 23:20:29 +0100
From: Osvaldo Gervasi <osvaldo@unipg.it>
Organization: University of Perugia
Subject: [computational.science] ICCSA 2012 Extended deadline for papers submission

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2nd Call for Papers -
2012 International Conference for Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA'2012)


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Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 12:11:49 +0100 (CET)
From: Osvaldo Gervasi <osvaldo@unipg.it>
Subject: [computational.science] ICCSA 2012: 2nd Call for Papers and posters

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1st Call for Papers -
2012 International Conference for Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA'2012)


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Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 22:10:15 +0100 (CET)
From: Osvaldo Gervasi <osvaldo@unipg.it>
Subject: [computational.science] ICCSA 2012 Call For Papers

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Call for Session Proposals -
2012 International Conference for Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA'2012)


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Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 16:44:15 +0200 (CEST)
From: Osvaldo Gervasi <osvaldo@unipg.it>
Subject: [computational.science] ICCSA 2012 - Call for Session Proposals


*** ICCSA 2012 FIRST CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS ***
*** deadline: Sept 25, 2011                     ***

We encourage and invite interested parties to submit a proposal for
organizing a Session at:


The 2012 International Conference for Computational Science and Its
Applications (ICCSA 2012)


 to be held  on June 18-21, 2012 in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.

***  http://www.iccsa.org  ****

Session proposals for Workshops  or Technical Sessions will be collected
until September 25, 2011 and notification of acceptance /rejection will be
sent before September 30, 2011. The Session proposals should be sent to
the e-mail address:

            session_props <at> iccsa.org

and should include the following information:



- Title of the session

- Name, the affiliation, mailing address and e-mail address of the session
organizer(s)

- Previous experience of the organizer(s) in organizing sessions (if any)

- name, the affiliation, and e-mail addresses of at least three colleagues
of the organizer(s) who can comment on his (their) ability to organize the
session. The organization of successful sessions in previous editions of
ICCSA (with minimum no-show up, several discussions and questions
during/after presentations), including the participation of the session
chairs to the Conference, will be given priority ranking for acceptance.

- Description of the topic of the session (not exceeding 100 words) and
detailed list (name, affiliation, country) of the Program Committee
members and additional reviewers (if external to the program committee)

- The selected publisher (LNCS or Conference Publishing System (CPS)) of
the proposed session

- A short description on how the session will be advertised.



The information provided by the session organizer(s) to the Conference
Chairs  shall remain strictly confidential.


The Session Chairs are responsible for all the organizational aspects
including soliciting, reviewing and selection of Session papers. Session
chairs are also fully responsible for ensuring that only high quality
papers are selected and for verifying the correctness of the layout
adopted by the authors. They are also responsible for choosing the actual
reviewers (at least three) for each paper and for monitoring the reviewing
process, in collaboration with the Conference Program Chairs.


Session Chairs (or their Deputies) are expected to attend ICCSA 2012, set
the order of presentations and chair their related session(s).


The nature of the Sessions (either a Workshop or Technical Session) will
be determined after the reviewing process and according to the number of
accepted papers. Technical Sessions are collections of 5 oral
contributions having a homogeneous subject. Workshops are a collection of
Technical Sessions having very closely related subjects.  Workshops will
have at least two technical sessions and no longer than 11 technical
sessions.


Due to their active role, Session chairs will receive the benefit of a
reduced conference registration fee. The Chairs of the most successful
Sessions attending ICCSA 2012 will receive a small honorarium too. The
amount of the honorarium will depend on the number and quality of the
Session's papers.

Committees
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HONORARY GENERAL CHAIRS:
Antonio Laganà, University of Perugia, Italy
Norio Shiratori, Tohoku University, Japan
Kenneth C. J. Tan, Qontix, UK


GENERAL CHAIRS:
Osvaldo Gervasi, University of Perugia, Italy
David Taniar, Monash University, Australia

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIRS:
Bernady O. Apduhan, Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan
Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy


LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Mirco Ragni, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil (Chair)
Frederico V. Prudente, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
Ana Carla P. Bitencourt, Universidade Federal do Reconcavo da Bahia,
Brazil


WORKSHOP AND SESSION ORGANIZING CHAIR:
Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy


INTERNATIONAL LIAISON CHAIRS:
Jemal Abawajy, Daekin University, Australia
Marina L. Gavrilova, University of Calgary, Canada
Robert C. H. Hsu, Chung Hua University,Taiwan
Tai-Hoon Kim, Hannam University, Korea
Andrés Iglesias, University of Cantabria, Spain
Takashi Naka, Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan


PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
To be determined.


Proceedings
-----------
The proceedings will be published as a special issue of the Lecture Notes
on Computer Science (LNCS) edited by Springer (the agreement is pending)
and in a book published by Conference Publishing System (CPS).
The Session Chair(s) will select to which publisher their session(s) will
be published, Cross publication on the two publishers is not allowed.
General Track papers of the Conference will be published on LNCS.


Important dates
---------------
October 1, 2011 - January 15, 2012:    Abstract and Full Paper
submission
January 16, 2012 -  February 28, 2012: Reviewing of submitted Papers
March  7, 2012:                        Notification of Acceptance and
Early-bird Registration starts
April 4, 2012:                         Early-bird Registration ends.
April 4, 2012:                         Submission deadline for the final
version of the Papers
June 18-21, 2012:                      ICCSA 2012 Conference

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