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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP:International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI-2008)

*** Paper submission deadline: March 18, 2008 (FIRM)

The 2008 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and
Integration (IEEE IRI-2008)

Sponsored by: The IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society

July 13-15, 2008
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, USA


The increasing volumes and dimensions of information have dramatic
impact on effective decision-making. To remedy this situation,
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 legacy systems. 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
reuse considers optimizing representation methodologies; information
integration studies strategies for creatively applying models in
novel domains; and reusable systems focus on ontological opportunities
for deploying models and corresponding processes.

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. The conference feature contributed and invited
papers. Theoretical and applied papers are both included. The
conference program will include special sessions, open forum workshops,
and keynote speeches. A forum will be conducted with the intent of
bridging IRI and Systems of Systems and why the future of intelligent
computing - including computing applications - will lie at the
juxtaposition of these two topical areas. The best papers from
IRI 2008 will be invited to submit extended versions to a special
issue of the Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering Journal. 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

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. Papers should be submitted
at the conference web site:
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 18, 2008. The attachment must be in .pdf (preferred) or
word.doc format. The subject of the email must be IEEE IRI 2008 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.

Important Dates:

February 4, 2008    Workshop/Special session proposal
March 18, 2008      New paper submission deadline (FIRM)
TBA                 Notification of acceptance
TBA                 Camera-ready paper due
TBA                 Presenting author  registration due
June 9, 2008        Advance (discount) registration for
                      general public and other co-author
June 30, 2008       Hotel reservation (special discount rate) closing date

July 13-15, 2008    Conference events

Orgizing Committee:

Honorary General Chair

Lotfi Zadeh
Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA

General Chairs

Stuart Rubin
SPAWAR Systems Center, USA

Shu-Ching Chen
Florida International University, USA

Program Chairs

Kang Zhang
University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Reda Alhajj
University of Calgary, Canada

Program Vice-Chairs

Mei-Ling Shyu
University of Miami, USA

Gary D. Boetticher
University of Houston  Clear Lake

Workshop Chairs

Du Zhang
California State University, USA

Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar
Florida Atlantic University, USA

Eric Grgoire
Universit d'Artois, France

Publicity Chairs

Chengcui Zhang

James B. D. Joshi
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Finance/Registration/Local Arrangement Chair

Suresh Vadhva
California State University, USA

Publications Chair

Min-Yuh Day
NTU, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Asian Liaison

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

Althea Liang Qianhui
SMU, Singapore

Industry/Canadian Liaison, Editor

June R. Massoud
Genesis Consulting Inc., Canada

Entertainment Chair

Louellen McCoy
SPAWAR Systems Center, USA


Reda Alhajj
University of Calgary, Canada