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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Soft Computing as Transdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSTST'08)

 The Fifth IEEE International Conference on 
Soft Computing as Transdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSTST'08) 
Technically Sponsored by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society  (pending approval) , EUSFLAT Society,  European Neural Network Society 
                           in Cooperation with ACM 

                                  October 26-30, 2008 
                                  Cergy-Pontoise/Paris, FRANCE 
                      Hosted by the "University of Cergy Pontoise" 


The International Conference on Soft Computing as Transdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSTST'08) brings together international soft computational 
intelligence researchers, developers, practitioners, and users. 
The aim of CSTST (previously called WSTST) is to serve as a forum to present current and future work as well as to exchange research ideas in this field. 
CSTST'08 invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work that demonstrates current research in all areas of soft computing, as well as proposals 
for workshops, industrial presentations, demonstrations, and tutorials. 

We solicit original research and technical papers not published elsewhere. 
The papers can be theoretical, practical and application oriented on the following themes (but not limited to): 

* Information and Data Management 
* Intelligent Hybrid Systems 
* Fusion of Soft and Hard Computing 
* Data and Web Mining 
* Decision Support Systems 
* Natural Language Processing 
* Intelligent Agent-based Systems, Cognitive and Reactive Distributed AI Systems 
* Internet Modeling 
* Multimedia Information Systems 
* Information Retrieval 
* Human-Computer Interface 
* XML-based Languages 
* Security and Access Control 
* Information Content Security 
* Mobile, Ad Hoc and Sensor Network Management 
* Applications 
        o E-Learning, eCommerce, eBusiness and eGovernment 
        o Image and speech signal processing, prediction, and control 
        o Robotics 
        o Biology and medicine 
        o Business and management 
        o Artificial societies 
        o Chemicals, pharmaceuticals and materials 
        o Environment engineering 

Paper submission

Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF files and should be uploaded using the conference website ( 
Full paper submissions should be in ACM format with a limit of 6 pages. 
Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected. 
Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 independent reviewers of the PC. 

Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. 
Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics. 
At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper. 

The conference Proceedings will be indexed by ACM Digital Libraries and published with an ISBN.


- To commemorate the memory of Prof. Yasuhiko Dote, the Founder and General Chair of the WSTST series of meetings, the Board Chairs of CSTST 2008 are honoured to establish the Professor Yasuhiko Dote Award for the distinguished best paper.  

Information about the winner will be posted on the conference web site. This Award will include a commemorative plate and a waiver of the registration fees for the following CSTST edition.

- "Best student paper" will be awarded of 400 euros. 

Important Dates

Full Paper Submissions: June 15, 2008 
Notification of Paper Acceptance: August 15, 2008 
Camera Ready Papers Due: September 17, 2008 
Author Registration: September 17, 2008 
Conference Dates:  October 26-30, 2008 

Journal Publication
Extended versions of the selected papers will be published in one of the following reviewed journals. 
1. Journal of Information Assurance and Security (JIAS) (ISSN 1554-1010) 
2. International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research (ISSN 0973-1873)