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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: IRI'11 - IEEE Intl. Conf. on Information Reuse and Integration

The 12th IEEE International Conference on Information
Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI-2011)
Tuscany Suites & Casino, Las Vegas, USA
August 3-5, 2011

Given the emerging global Information-centric IT landscape that
has tremendous social and economic implications, effectively
processing and integrating humungous volumes of information from
diverse sources to enable effective decision making and knowledge
generation have become one of the most significant challenges of
current times. Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) seeks to
maximize the reuse of information by creating simple, rich, and
reusable knowledge representations and consequently explores
strategies for integrating this knowledge into systems and
applications. IRI plays a pivotal role in the capture, representation,
maintenance, integration, validation, and extrapolation of
information; and applies both information and knowledge for
enhancing decision-making in various application domains.

This conference explores three major tracks: information reuse,
information integration, and reusable systems. Information
explores theory and practice of optimizing representation; information
integration focuses on innovative strategies and algorithms for
applying integration approaches in novel domains; and reusable
systems focus on developing and deploying models and corresponding
processes that enable Information Reuse and Integration to play a
pivotal role in enhancing decision-making processes in various
application domains.

The IEEE IRI conference serves as a forum for researchers and
practitioners from academia, industry, and government to present,
discuss, and exchange ideas that address real-world problems with
real-world solutions. Theoretical and applied papers are both included.
The conference program will include special sessions, open forum
workshops, panels and keynote speeches.

The conference includes, but is not limited to, the areas listed

- Large Scale Data and System Integration
- Component-Based Design and Reuse
- Unifying Data Models (UML, XML, etc.) and Ontologies
- Database Integration
- Structured/Semi-structured Data
- Middleware & Web Services
- Reuse in Software Engineering
- Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
- Sensory and Information Fusion
- Reuse in Modeling & Simulation
- Automation, Integration and Reuse across Various Applications
- Information Security & Privacy
- Survivable Systems & Infrastructures
- AI & Decision Support Systems
- Heuristic Optimization and Search
- Knowledge Acquisition and Management
- Fuzzy and Neural Systems
- Soft Computing
- Evolutionary Computing
- Case-Based Reasoning
- Natural Language Understanding
- Knowledge Management and E-Government
- Command & Control Systems (C4ISR)
- Human-Machine Information Systems
- Space and Robotic Systems
- Biomedical & Healthcare Systems
- Homeland Security & Critical Infrastructure Protection
- Manufacturing Systems & Business Process Engineering
- Multimedia Systems
- Service-Oriented Architecture
- Autonomous Agents in Web-based Systems
- Information Integration in Grid Computing Environments
- Information Integration in Mobile Computing Environments
- Information Integration in Ubiquitous Computing Environments
- Systems of Systems
- Semantic Web and Emerging Applications
- Information Reuse, Integration and Sharing in
   Collaborative Environments

Best Paper Award:

Starting this year, IEEE IRI will be presenting a
Best Paper award. The best paper will be selected by separate committee
and will be the one that reports the most novel and promising research
work that has a high potential impact in the real world.

Instructions for Authors:
Papers reporting original and unpublished research results pertaining to
the above and related topics are solicited. Full paper manuscripts must
be in English of length 4 to 6 pages (using the IEEE two-column template).
Submissions should include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail
address(es), tel/fax numbers, abstract, and postal address(es) on the
first page. The online submission site is: If web
submission is not possible, please contact the program co-chairs for
alternate arrangements. Papers will be selected based on their originality,
timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Paper
submission implies the intent of at least one of the authors to register
and present the paper, if accepted. Best Paper Award: Starting this
year, IEEE IRI will be presenting a Best Paper award. The best paper
will be selected by separate committee and will be the one that
reports the most novel and promising research work that has a high
potential impact in the real world.

Important Dates:

January 10, 2011   Workshop/Special session proposal
February 15, 2011  Paper submission deadline
April 15, 2011     Notification of acceptance
May 1, 2011        Camera-ready paper due
May 1, 2011        Presenting author  registration due
June 30, 2011	   Advance (discount) registration for general public
                   and other co-author
July 15, 2011	   Hotel reservation (special discount rate)
                   closing date
August 3-5, 2011   Conference events

Keynote Speakers
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh, University of California Berkeley
Prof. Elisa Bertino, Purdue Unviersity

Organizing Committee

* Honorary General Chair
   Lotfi Zadeh, University of California, Berkeley, USA

* General Chairs
   Stuart Rubin, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC-Pacific), USA
   Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA

* Program Chairs
   Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada
   James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, USA
   Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, USA

* Workshop Chairs
   Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria, Italy
   Surya Nepal, CSIRO, Australia

* Industry/Government/Application Track Chairs
   Marion Ceruti, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC-Pacific), USA
   James J. Marshall, INNOVIM / NASA, USA
   Tanvir Ahmed, Oracle, USA

* Special Session Chairs
   Gordon K. Lee, San Diego State University, USA
   Tao Li, Florida International University, USA

* Best Paper Award Chairs
   Du Zhang, California State University, USA
   Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar, Florida Atlantic University, USA
   Eric Gregoire, Universite d'Artois, France
   Hui Xiong, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. USA

* Publicity Chairs
   Chengcui Zhang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
   Louellen McCoy, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC-Pacific), USA
   Nan Niu, Mississippi State University, USA

* Finance & Registration Chair
   Suresh Vadhva, California State University, USA

* Publications Chairs
   Min-Yuh Day, NTU, Taiwan, R.O.C.
   Seung-Yun Kim, Shepherd University, USA

* Local Arrangements Chairs
   Ju-Yeon Jo, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

* Asian Liaison
   Wen-Lian Hsu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, R.O.C.

* Asia-Pacific Liaison
   Xingquan (Hill) Zhu, Florida Atlantic University, USA

* Africa Liaison
   Thouraya Bouabana-Tebibel, National School of Computer Science, Algeria

* Canadian Liasion and Ethics Chair
   June R. Massoud Genesis Consulting Inc., Canada

* Webmaster
   Nathalie Baracaldo. University of Pittsburgh, USA