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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: 3rd International Conference IEEE SITIS 2007

Call For Papers  

            	The 3rd International Conference IEEE SITIS 2007
               		 December 16-19 2007
                	Jiangong Jinjiang Hotel
                 	  Shanghai, China
               	   (in cooperation with ACM

The SITIS conference is dedicated to research on the technologies used to
represent, share and process information in various forms, ranging from signal,
image, and multimedia data to traditional structured data and semi-structured
data found in the web. SITIS spans two inter-related research domains that
increasingly play a key role in connecting systems across network centric
environments to allow distributed computing and information sharing.

SITIS 2007 aims to provide a forum for high quality presentations on research
activities centered on three main tracks.

Track Information Management & Retrieval Technologies (IMRT)

The focus of this track is on emerging modeling, representation and retrieval
techniques that take into account the amount, type and diversity of information
 accessible in distributed computing environment.
The topics of interest of the track include:

Data Semantics
- Multiple representation
- Ontology
- Conceptual data modeling
- Knowledge representation and reasoning
- Web semantics and semi structured data
- Semantic caching
- Data warehousing and semantic
- Semantics in data visualization
- Semantic services for mobile users
- Applications of semantic-driven approaches
- Semi-structure data management, meta data, and xml
- Semantic modeling and management of web-based databases

Spatial information systems and applications
- Spatial modeling data modeling
- Conceptual and logical models for gis
- Ontologies for gis applications
- Semantics issues in gis
- Gis service modeling
- Spatial data query and retrieval
- Gis and information grid
- Spatio-temporal data modeling
- Schema mapping and evolution
- Geographical search engines
- Digital geographical libraries
- Query languages and interfaces
- Spatial information integration
- Spatial information visualization
- Spatial data mining and data warehousing
- Location-based services
- Peer-to-peer computing for gis
- Interoperability and standards
- Metadata management
- Gis middleware architectures
- Environmental and urban gis
- Gis and remote sensing

Multimedia and application
- Image and video databases
- Image and video indexing and retrieval
- Emergent semantics in content retrieval systems
- Semantics and meta data in multimedia systems
- Content-based indexing, search, and retrieval of multimedia data
- Approximate search techniques and the quality of answers
- High-dimensional clustering for indexing
- Query languages and query processing for multimedia retrieval
- Multimedia data modeling and visualization
- Tools, benchmarks, evaluation protocols and standards
- Multimedia systems, architecture, and applications
- Multimedia networking and qos
- Peer-to-peer multimedia systems and streaming
- Pervasive and interactive multimedia systems
- Multimedia meta-modeling techniques and operating systems
- Multimedia tools including authoring, analyzing, editing, and browsing
- Visualization
- Multimedia and multimodal user interfaces and interaction models
- Multimedia file systems, databases, and retrieval
- Multimedia security including digital watermark and encryption
- Information security
- Fundamental services on network and distributed systems

Track Web-Based Information Technologies & Distributed Systems (WITDS)
The track is devoted to emerging and novel concepts, architectures and
methodologies for creating an interconnected world in which information can be
exchanged easily, tasks can be processed collaboratively, and communities of
users with similarly interests can be formed while addressing security threats
that are present more than ever before. The topics of interest of the track

Information system interoperability
- Digital libraries
- Semantic interoperability and semantic mediators
- Ontologies interoperability
- Cooperative database systems and workflow management
- Agent-oriented architectures for database interoperability
- Data interoperability issues in advanced applications

Emergent semantics
- Context-dependent semantics
- Contextual reasoning in distributed ontologies
- Communication in multi-agents systems
- Emergent semantic interoperability in large-scale systems
- Emergent semantics in content retrieval systems
- Semantics for trust management

Agent-based systems
- Agents for distributed systems
- Agent-based approaches for web applications
- Security of systems using agents
- Agents for grid computing solutions
- Intelligent agents for p2p computing
- Agent-oriented software
engineering and methodologies
- Ontologies and agent systems
- Agents support for applications (e-commerce, e-gov, ..)

Distributed, parallel, grid, p2p, mobile information management
- Information sharing
- Clusters/data grids/p2p computing and applications
- Knowledge and semantic grid
- Security frameworks
- Semantics of peer data management systems
- Mobile systems and computing
- Distributed trust models
- Distributed architectures and algorithms
- Resources allocation and management
- Reputation information management
- Mobile data management and mobile database systems

Web-centric systems
- Semantic web/web services
- Web services and service computing
- Composition and integration of web services
- Web engineering/mining/searching and crawling
- E-commerce and e-learning

Security and integrity issues for the web
- Web usability and accessibility
- Formal methods for web applications
- Security modeling, architectures and protocols
- Intrusion avoidance, detection, response and prevention
- Web security and supporting systems security
- Ecommerce, ebusiness and egovernment security

Track Signal & Image Technologies (SIT)
The track focuses on recent developments in digital signal processing and pays
particular attention to evolutions in audiovisual signal processing, analysis,
coding and authentication, and retrieval techniques. The topics of interest of
the track include:

Image Processing and Analysis
- Image filtering, Restoration, Enhancement
- Image segmentation
- Image Acquisition

Image manipulation and compression
- Image synthesis
- Pattern analysis and recognition
- Shape matching
- Learning and
- Colour Imaging
- Multispectral processing
- Stereoscopic and 3D processing
- 3D Object Extraction
Surface reconstruction
- Geometric algorithms
- Computational geometry
- Image databases
- Content-based image retrieval

Image/Video Coding and Authentication
- Coding standards
- Image and video over networks
- Error resilience
- Video
- Video streaming
- Motion detection and estimation
- Object tracking
- Image sequence processing and analysis

Multimedia processing
- Video streaming
- Watermark Embedding and Detection
- Stochastic Aspects of Data Hiding
- Reliable Watermark Recovery

Signal processing
- Theory and Methods
- Gibbs models and mrfs
- Digital Filters and Filter Banks design
- Wavelets and Multirate Signal Processing
- Spectral analysis
- Time-frequency signal analysis
- Non-linear and Multidimensional Signal Processing
- Variational formulations
- Pdes /Radar, sonar /Antennas
- Mobile Signal Processing

Fast algorithms
- Real time signal processing
- Signal noise control Applications
- Archiving
- Digital video broadcasting
- Biomedical Imaging
- Nuclear X-ray, and magnetic resonance imaging
- Tomographic imaging
- Remote Sensing
- Document Image Processing and Analysis
- Astronomy
- Geosciences and environment
- Artificial intelligence applications
- Neural networks applications
- Fuzzy logic application

Submission and publication

SITIS 20007 invites submission of high quality and original papers on the topics
of the major tracks described below.
All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers for
technical merit, originality, significance and relevance to the topics of the
corresponding track. Papers must be up to 8 pages long and follow IEEE double
columns publication format.

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and published
IEEE Computer Society and referenced in IEEE explore and major indexes. The
proceedings will be mailed by the IEEE CS press directly to registered authors
after the conference. CD copies of the proceeding will be available during the
conference. Selected accepted papers will be considered for publication in
major journals. Tutorial proposals should be submitted to

Important Dates
Tutorial proposals              	September 9th, 2007
Paper Submission                	September 9th, 2007
Acceptance/Reject notification          October   15th, 2007
Final paper/registration            	November  3rd, 2007

General Chair
Li Jianzhong, HIT, China
Jianhua Li, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Local Committee Co-chairs
Xue Zhi, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Shenghong Li, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Yinghua Ma, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Liya Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Gongshen Liu, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Guiyang Su, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Junhua Tang, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Mingzheng Wang, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Yu Wu, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Track Organizers

Information Management & Retrieval Technologies (IMRT) track
Lei Chen, HKUST, China
Hiroshi Ishikawa, Shizuoka University, Japan

Web-Based Information Technologies & Distributed Systems (WITDS) track
Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
William Grosky, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA

Signal & Image Technologies (SIT) track
Abert Dipanda, Bourgogne University, France
Jerzy J. Korczak, Strasbourg University, France

Program Committee (To be completed)
    * Abder Koukam (UTBM University, France)
    * Agma Juci Machado Traina (University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil)
    * Ahmed Mostefaoui (U. of Franche Comte, France)
    * Alberto Del Bimbo (University of Firenze, Italy)
    * Ana Cavalli (Institut National des Telecommunications, France)
    * Chirine Ghedira (Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, France)
    * Christelle Vangenot (EPFL of Lausanne, Switzerland)
    * Clement Leung (Victoria University, Australia)
    * Danielle Boulanger (Universite Jean Moulin, France)
    * Dimitri Theodoratos (NJIT, USA)
    * Djamal Benslimane (Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, France)
    * Ernesto Damiani (U. of Milan, Italy)
    * Faiez Gargouri (ISIM Institute, Tunisia)
    * Ferda Nur Alpaslan (METU University, Turkey)
    * Fernando Ferri (IRPPS-CNR, Italy)
    * Fernando Lopez Pelayo (Escuela Politecnica Superior De Albacete, Spain)
    * Flavius Frasincar (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherland)
    * Genevieve Jomier (Universite Paris Dauphine, France)
    * Harald Kosch (University of Passau, Germany)
    * Heng Tao Shen (University of Queensland, Australia)
    * Ingo Wolf (T-Systems, Germany)
    * Ismael Rodriguez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
    * Jacques Fayolles (ISTASE University, France)
    * Jaroslaw Kozlak (U. of Science and Technology Krakow, Poland)
    * Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain)
    * Jim Geller (NJIT, USA)
    * Kalpdrum Passi (Laurentia University, Canada)
    * Manuel Nunez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
    * Maria Luisa Sapino (Universita di Torino, Italy)
    * Mario Bravetti (Universita di Bologna, Italy)
    * Mercedes Merayo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
    * Michael Granitzer (I-Know Center, Austria)
    * Michel Scholl (CNAM, France)
    * Nabila Benharkat (INSA Lyon, France)
    * Natalia Lopez Barquilla (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
    * Nico Van de Weghe (Ghent University, Belgium)
    * Oscar Pastor (Valencia University of Technology, Spain)
    * Ousmane Kone (IRIT Toulouse, France)
    * Pedro Isaias (Portuguese Open University, Portugal)
    * Pit Pichappan (Annamalai University, India)
    * Rafik Bouaziz (ISIM Institute, Tunisia)
    * Ralf Klamma (University of Manchester, UK)
    * Ramzi Haraty (LAU, Lebanon)
    * Richard Chbeir (University of Bourgogne, France)
    * Sean Wang (University of Vermont, USA)
    * Shin'ichi Satoh (NII, Japan)
    * Solomon Atnafu (U. Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia)
    * Stefanos Gritzalis (University of Aegean, Greece)
    * Sviatoslav Braynov (University of Illinois, USA)
    * Thierry Badard (University of Laval, Canada)
    * Andreas Uhl (Salzburg University, Austria)
    * Vincent Charvillat (ENSEEIHT Informatique, France)
    * Vincent Oria (NJIT, USA)
    * Kokou Yetongnon (University of Bourgogne, France)
    * Youakim Badr (INSA Lyon, France)
    * Zahir Tari (RMIT, Australia)
    * Zakaria Maamar (Zayed University, U.A.E.)