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CFP: IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI-2007)


Call for Papers

The 2007 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI-2007)

Sponsored by: The IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society

August 13-15, 2007, 
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, USA


With the rapidly increasing volumes of information in digital form, we are constantly faced with newer challenges with regards to efficiently using it and extracting useful knowledge from it. Information reuse and integration (IRI) seeks to maximally exploit such available information to create new knowledge and to reuse it for addressing newer challenges. It plays a pivotal role in the capture, maintenance, integration, validation, extrapolation, and application of knowledge to augment decision capabilities in various application domains. The IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration 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.

The IEEE IRI will feature contributed as well as invited papers. Theoretical and applied papers are both included in this call. The conference program will include special sessions, open forum workshops and keynote speeches. Several funding agency program directors - including NSF, ONR, et al. - will present an open panel discussion entitled Funding Opportunities in Information Reuse and Systems Engineering.

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 Environment
- Information Integration in Mobile Computing Environment
- Information Integration in Ubiquitous Computing Environment
- Systems of Systems
- Semantic Web and Emerging Applications 
- Information Reuse, Integration and Sharing in Collaborative Environments

Instructions for Authors:

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results pertaining to the above and related topics are solicited. Full paper manuscripts template). Submissions should include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), tel/fax numbers, abstract, and the conference web site: http://www.sis.pitt.edu/~iri07. If web submission is not possible, manuscripts should be sent as an attachment via email to either of the Program Chairs(mailing address available on the conference website) on or before the deadline date of March 25, 2007.

The attachment must be in .pdf(preferred) or word.doc format. The subject of the email must be 'IEEE IRI 2007 Submission'. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Authors should certify that their papers represent substantially new work and are previously unpublished. Paper submission implies the intent of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of selected papers that are also presented at the conference will be invited to submit expanded versions of their papers for review for publication in an approved special issue of the IEEE SMC Transactions, part C, on IRI to be published in 2008.

Important Dates:

Feb. 11, 2007:	Workshop/ Special session proposal
Mar. 25, 2007:	Paper submission deadline
Apr. 29, 2007:	Notification of acceptance
May  20, 2007:	Camera-ready paper due
May  20, 2007:	Presenting author  registration due
Jul. 10, 2007:	Advance(discount) registration for general public and other co-author
Jul. 31, 2007:	Hotel reservation(special discount rate) closing date
Aug. 13-15, 2007: Conference events

Organizing Committee:

Honorary General Chair
- Lotfi Zadeh, University of California, USA (zadeh@cs.berkeley.edu)

General Chairs
- Stuart Rubin, SPAWAR Systems Center, USA (stuart.rubin@navy.mil)
- Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA (chens@cs.fiu.edua)

Program Chairs
- Weide Chang, California State University, USA, (changw@ecs.csus.edu)
- James B. D. Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, USA (jjoshi@mail.sis.pitt.edu)

Workshop Chairs
- Du Zhang, California State University, USA (zhangd@ecs.csus.edu)
- Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar, Florida Atlantic University, USA (taghi@cse.fau.edu)
- Eric Grgoire, Universit d'Artois, France (gregoire@cril.univ-artois.fr)

Publicity Chair
- Chengcui Zhang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA (zhang@cis.uab.edu)

Asian Liaison
- Althea Liang Qianhui, Singapore Management University, Singapore, (althealiang@smu.edu.sg)

Finance & Registration Chair
- Ju-Yeon Jo, California State University, Las Vegas, USA (jo@egr.unlv.edu)

Publications Chair
- (TBD)

Local Arrangements Chair
- Louellen McCoy, SPAWAR Systems Center, USA, (louellen.mccoy@navy.mil)

- Saubhagya Ram Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, USA (srjoshi@mail.sis.pitt.edu)