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CFP: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Part C: Applications and Reviews --Special Issue on Information Reuse and Integration

Call for Papers
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Part C: Applications & 

Special Issue on Information Reuse and Integration

The last several decades have witnessed the creation of a tremendous amount of 
information and artifacts from large and complex software system development. 
To meet the challenge of the increasing criticality of software within systems 
and developing complex systems of systems, it is of pivotal importance to have 
disciplined ways to reuse and integrate existing information and artifacts. 
Toward such a goal, researchers in the field have studied issues in the 
capture, maintenance, integration, validation, extrapolation, and application 
of knowledge. Various methodologies and techniques have been developed for 
information reuse and integration in areas such as AI, multimedia, networking, 
software and systems engineering, and telecommunications.

This special issue aims at industrial applications or review type papers. It is 
intended to (i) provide a summary of research that advances information reuse 
and integration, and (ii) serve as a comprehensive collection of some of the 
current state-of-the-art technologies within the context of information reuse 
and integration. The solicited original papers include, but are not limited to, 
the topical areas listed below:

- AI & Decision Support Systems
- Natural Language Understanding
- Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
- Soft Computing
- Systems of Systems
- Human-Machine Information Systems
- Space and Robotic Systems
- Semantic Web and Emerging Applications
- Manufacturing Systems & Business Process Engineering

Guest Editors:

Dr. Stuart Rubin (SPAWAR Systems Center, San Diego) Email:

Dr. Shu-Ching Chen (Florida International University, USA) Email:

Schedule of Publication (tentative):

Submission deadline: February 22, 2008
Notification: May 23, 2008
Submission of revision: July 25, 2008
Notification of final acceptance: September 26, 2008
Planned publication: Beginning of 2009

Submission Details:

All manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the IEEE SMCC Electronic 
Submission System/Manuscript Central at

The authors should put in the Cover Letter to Editor-in-Chief section the 
following sentence: This manuscript is submitted for the Special Issue on 
Information Reuse and Integration (editors: S.H. Rubin and S.-C. Chen).
For detailed submission information, please refer to Information for Authors at

Chengcui Zhang Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Associate Director of the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Lab
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham