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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: IEEE Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, August 3-5 2011, Las Vegas EXTENDED

http://www.sis.pitt.edu/~iri2011/

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

Due to many requests, the paper submission deadline has been extended to Apr. 5th. Interested authors are highly recommended to submit their abstracts by Mar. 28th. >>

The 12th IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI-2011) Tuscany Suites & Casino, Las Vegas, USA August 3-5, 2011 http://www.sis.pitt.edu/~iri2011/

Given the emerging global Information-centric IT landscape that has tremendous social and economic implications, effectively processing and integrating humongous 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
below:

- 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: 
https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ieeeiri2011. 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:

March 28, 2011     Submission of abstract (Recommended) 
April 5, 2011      Paper submission deadline
May 14, 2011       Notification of acceptance
May 28, 2011       Camera-ready paper due
May 28, 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