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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Computer Science and Information Engineering CSIE 2009 - extended deadline

(We are pleased to announce Keynote Speakers: Bir Bhanu, IEEE Fellow; 
Lixia Zhang, IEEE & ACM Fellow)
(Due to many requests, the submission deadline is now extended 
to October 21, 2008) 

2009 World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering 
(CSIE 2009) 

March 31 - April 2, 2009 
Los Angeles/Anaheim, USA


The Los Angeles/Anaheim area is known for its many renowned 
attractions, such as Disneyland, Universal Studios and the 
Hollywood Walk of Fame. Very few cities in the world offer 
as much entertainment, excitement and diversity as Los 
Angeles/Anaheim does.

CSIE 2009 conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE 
Computer Society and all papers in the proceedings will be 
included in EI Compendex, ISTP, and IEEE Xplore. 

CSIE 2009 intends to be a global forum for researchers and 
engineers to present and discuss recent advances and new 
techniques in computer science and information engineering. 
CSIE 2009 consists of the following Technical Symposiums:

* Computer Applications Symposium
* Communications & Mobile Computing Symposium 
* Computer Design & VLSI Symposium 
* Data Mining & Data Engineering Symposium
* Intelligent Systems Symposium
* Multimedia & Signal Processing Symposium
* Software Engineering Symposium

Invited sessions offer focused discussions on specialized topics. 
A prospective invited session organizer should send a proposal, 
including a session title, a short synopsis, bio-sketch of the 
organizer with a publication list, to the appropriate Symposium 
Chair (visit the conference website for more details).

In addition to research papers, CSIE 2009 also seeks exhibitions 
of modern products and equipment for computer science and 
information engineering. 

Keynote Speakers:

Bir Bhanu, IEEE Fellow, University of California at Riverside
Lixia Zhang, ACM & IEEE Fellow, University of California at Los Angeles

Important Dates (Extended): 

Paper/Abstract Submission Deadline: October 21, 2008 
Review Notification: December 7, 2008 
Final Papers and Author Registration Deadline: January 7, 2009 

Organizing Committee: 

General Chair: 
Adrian Martin, World Research Institutes, USA 

Program Chair: 
Mark Burgin, University of California at Los Angeles, USA 

Symposium Chairs: 
Masud H Chowdhury, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Chan H. Ham, University of Central Florida, USA
Simone Ludwig, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Weilian Su, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Sumanth Yenduri, University of Southern Mississippi, USA

Publicity Chair: 
Nitin Upadhyay, Birla Institute of Technology and Science 
(BITS), India 
David C. Wong, US Environmental Protection Agency, USA