fredag, december 23, 2005

Call For Papers: Conference on Internet Computing (June 26-29, 2006, Las Vegas, USA)


The 2006 International Conference on
Internet Computing

June 26-29, 2006
Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The 2006 International Conference on Internet Computing
(ICOMP'06) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 26-29, 2006.

The ICOMP'06 Conference will be held simultaneously (ie, same
location and dates) with a number of other international
conferences and workshops (for the complete list of joint
conferences refer to:

The last set of conferences (ICOMP and affiliated events) had
research contributions from 76 countries and had attracted over 1,500
participants. It is anticipated to have over 2,000 participants for
the 2006 event.

You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 5 to 8 pages
and/or a proposal to organize a technical session/workshop (see
the submission information). All accepted papers will be
published in the conference proceedings. The names of chairs of
sessions/workshops will appear as Associate Editors on the cover
of the conference proceedings/book.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,
the following:

O Internet security & trust
O Internet applications and appliances
O Performance evaluation of the internet
O Resource management and location
O Design and analysis of internet protocols and engineering
O Web based computing
O Web mining
O Network management
O Network architectures
O Network computing
O Network operating systems
O Quality of service
O Wide area consistency
O Electronic commerce and internet
O The WWW and intranets
O Internetworking
O Metacomputing
O Denial of service issues
O Grid based computing and internet tools
O Languages for distributed programming
O Cooperative applications
O Tele-medical and other applications
O Internet telephony
O Next generation of internet + modeling and analysis
O Mobile computing
O Agents for internet computing
O Educational applications
O Digital libraries/digital image collections
O Internet and emerging technologies
O Internet law and compliance
O Internet based decision support systems
O Internet and video technologies
O Internet and enterprise management
O Web interfaces to databases
O Internet and scalability issues
O User-interface/multimedia/video/audio/user interaction
O Markup Languages/HTML/XML/VRML
O Java applications on internet
O Alternative web lifestyles, role-playing, chat, ...
O Caching algorithms for the internet
O Traffic models & statistics
O Server space/web server performance
O Web monitoring
O Web documents management
O Web site design and coordination
O Internet banking systems
O Other aspects & applications relating to internet-based


H. R. Arabnia, PhD
The University of Georgia
Department of Computer Science
415 Graduate Studies Research Center
Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, USA

Tel: (706) 542-3480
Fax: (706) 542-2966


ICOMP'06 is an international conference held simultaneously
(ie, same location and dates) with a number of other
joint conferences as part of WORLDCOMP'06 (The 2006 World
Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and
Applied Computing). WORLDCOMP'06 is the largest annual
gathering of researchers in computer science, computer
engineering and applied computing. Each of the joint
conferences in WORLDCOMP is the premier conference for
presentation of advances in their respective fields.
WORLDCOMP'06 is composed of the following international
conferences: Parallel & Distributed Processing Techniques &
Applications; Scientific Computing; Grid Computing &
Applications; Security & Management; Artificial Intelligence;
Machine Learning; Software Engineering Research & Practice;
Programming Languages & Compilers; Internet Computing; Semantic
Web & Web Services; Computer Design; Real-Time Computing
Systems & Applications; Embedded Systems & Applications; Wireless
Networks; Pervasive Systems & Computing; Image Processing,
Computer Vision, & Pattern Recognition; Computer Graphics &
Virtual Reality; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Methods;
Computer Games Development; Frontiers in Education in Computer
Science & Engineering; Foundations of Computer Science;
e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems,
e-Government, & Outsourcing; Data Mining; Information &
Knowledge Engineering; Bioinformatics & Computational Biology;
Computing in Nanotechnology; Engineering of Reconfigurable
Systems & Algorithms; Communications in Computing.

The motivation is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated
research conferences into a coordinated research meeting
held in a common place at a common time. The main goal
is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a number
of research areas that interact. The model used to form
these annual conferences facilitates communication among
researchers in different fields of computer science,
computer engineering and applied computing. Both inward
research (core areas of computer science and engineering)
and outward research (multi-disciplinary, Inter-disciplinary,
and applications) will be covered during the conferences.


Each technical session will have at least 6 paper
presentations (from different authors). The session
chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing,
selecting, ... The names of session chairs will appear
as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings and
on the cover of the books.

Proposals to organize technical sessions should include
the following information: name and address (+ E-mail)
of proposer, title of session, a 100-word description of
the topic of the session, the name of the conference the
session is submitted for consideration, and a short
description on how the session will be advertised (in
most cases, session proposers solicit papers from
colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the
session proposer). Mail your proposal to H. R. Arabnia
(address is given above); E-mail submissions are preferred.
We would like to receive the proposals by December 29, 2005.


Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft
paper (about 5 to 8 pages - single space, font size of 10
to 12) to H. R. Arabnia by Feb. 20, 2006. E-mail submissions
in MS document or PDF formats are preferable (Fax or postal
submissions are also fine.) All reasonable typesetting
formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted
papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting
format to prepare their papers for publication.)

The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will
be limited to 7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have
been previously published or currently submitted for
publication elsewhere. The first page of the draft paper
should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation,
postal address, E-mail address, telephone number, &
Fax number for each author. The first page should also
include the name of the author who will be presenting
the paper (if accepted) and a maximum of 5 keywords.
Also, the name of the conference that the paper is being
submitted to must be mentioned on the first page.

Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance,
clarity, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by
two researchers in the topical area. The Camera-Ready
papers will be reviewed by one person.


The Program Committee includes members of chapters
of World Academy of Science (chapters: supercomputing;
scientific computing; artificial intelligence; imaging
science; databases; simulation; software engineering;
embedded systems; internet and web technologies;
communications; computer security; and bioinformatics.)
The Program Committee for individual conferences is
currently being formed. Those interested in joining
the Program Committee should email H. R. Arabnia
( the following information:
Name, affiliation and position, complete mailing address,
email address, tel/fax numbers, a short biography
together with research interests and the name of the
conference offering to help with.


The conferences will be held in the Monte Carlo Resort
hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other
near-by hotels). The Monte Carlo Resort is a mega hotel
with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000 rooms.
The hotel is minutes from the airport with 24-hour
shuttle service to and from the airport. This hotel has
many recreational attractions, including: waterfalls,
spa, pools & kiddie pools, sunning decks, Easy River
water ride, wave pool with cascades, lighted tennis
courts, health spa (with workout equipment, whirlpool,
sauna, ...), arcade virtual reality game rooms, nightly
shows, snack bars, a number of restaurants, shopping area,
bars, ... Many of these attractions are open 24 hours a
day & most are suitable for families & children. The
negotiated room rate for conference attendees is very
reasonable. The hotel is within walking distance from
most other attractions (major shopping areas, recreational
destinations, fine dining & night clubs, free street
shows, ...).


Dec. 29, 2005: Proposals for organizing/chairing sessions.
Feb. 20, 2006: Submission of papers (about 5 to 8 pages)
March 20, 2006: Notification of acceptance
April 20, 2006: Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
June 26-29, 2006: The 2006 International Conference on
Internet Computing (ICOMP'06) +
The 2006 World Congress in Computer Science,
Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
(WORLDCOMP'06 - 28 joint conferences)

torsdag, december 22, 2005

CFP: E-Learn 2006 Call (Honolulu, Hawaii)

>> Call for Participation Deadline: April 27th <<

* Please forward to a colleague *

E-Learn 2006

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate,
Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education

October 13-17, 2006 * Honolulu, Hawaii


** Submission Deadline: April 27, 2006 **

Organized by:
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Co-sponsored by:
International Journal on E-Learning

** What are your colleagues saying about E-Learn conferences? **

Available to Print & Distribute (PDF to print; 200kb)

>> CONTENTS & LINKS (details below) <<

1. Submission Information, Deadline April 27th:
Call for Presentations:
Submission Guide:
Presenter Guide:

2. Major Topics:
3. Presentation Categories:

4. Products/Services Showcases & Presentations:

5. Proceedings & Paper Awards:
6. For Budgeting Purposes:

7. Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii:
8. Deadlines:

E-Learn 2006 -- World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate,
Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education is an international,
annual conference which serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the
exchange of information on research, development, and applications of
all topics related to e-Learning in these four sectors.

E-Learn Is Unique:
E-Learn is an innovative collaboration between the top public and
private academic researchers, developers, education and business
professionals, and end users from the Corporate, Healthcare,
Government, and Higher Education sectors.

All presentation proposals are reviewed and selected by a respected,
international Executive Advisory Board (
elearn/exec.htm) and Program Committee, based on merit and the
perceived value for attendees.

E-Learn, the premiere international, non-commercial conference in the
field, spans all
disciplines and levels of education and attracts more than 1,000
from over 60 countries. We invite you to attend E-Learn and submit
proposals for presentations.

All presentation proposals are peer reviewed and selected by three
reviewers on the respected international Program Committee for
inclusion in the
conference program, proceedings book, and CD-ROM proceedings.

* Keynote Speakers
* Invited Panels/Speakers
* Papers
* Best Practice Sessions
* Roundtables
* Demonstrations/Posters
* Research/Technical Showcases
* Products/Services Showcases
* Tutorials/Workshops

For Call for Presentations, connect to:

All authors MUST follow the submission guidelines and complete the
Web form

For Presentation and AV Guidelines, see:


The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the
following topics as they relate to the e-Learning and the
technologies supporting e-Learning.

1. Sectors or Application Domains:
General & Cross-Domain
Health Care
Higher Education
Informal Learning (Museums, Communities, Homes)
Military Training
Professional Associations & Non-Profits

2. Major Topics relating to or technologically supporting E-Learning:
Content Development
Implementation Examples and Issues
Instructional Design
Policy Issues
Social and Cultural Issues
Standards and Interoperability
Tools and Systems

3. Specific Topic Examples:
Asynchronous Learning
Authoring Tools
Building E-Learning Architectures
Collaborative Learning
Community Building
Courseware Development
Customer Training
Developing an Organizational e-Learning Strategy
Developing, Integrating, and Delivering E-Learning Solutions
Digital Libraries for E-Learning
Distance Learning
Electronic Publishing Tools for E-Learning
Evaluation/Performance Measurement & Assessment
Good Practice Concepts & Examples
Human-Computer Interaction
Industry-University Partnering
Infrastructure of E-Learning Environments
Innovative Curriculum in E-Learning
Instructional Design for E-Learning
Intelligent E-Learning Technology
Interactive E-Learning Systems
Knowledge Management in E-Learning
Learning & Content Management Systems
Management of Learning Resources
Marketing/Promoting Learning Activities
Multimedia-based E-Learning Systems
Organizational E-Learning Strategies
Pedagogical & Issues
Policy and Law
Quality Management and Assessment in E-Learning
Research Perspectives for E-Learning
Societal Issues, Including Legal, Standards, & International Issues
Virtual Universities, Classrooms, and Laboratories

The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful
activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.

Organizations have the opportunity to demonstrate and discuss their e-
learning related
products and services in through Products/Services Showcases &

Accepted papers will be published by AACE in the Proceedings Book and on
CD-ROM. Proceedings in this series serve as major resources in the
hypermedia/telecommunications community, reflecting the current state of
the art in the discipline. In addition, the Proceedings also are
internationally distributed through and archived in EdITLib--
Education and Information Library,

Selected papers may be invited for publication in may be invited for
publication in AACE's respected journals especially in the
- International Journal on E-Learning (IJEJ),
- Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (JEMH), or
- Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR).

All presented papers will be considered for Outstanding Paper Awards
several categories. Award winning papers may be invited for
publication in
the AACE journals.

The conference registration fee for all presenters and participants
will be
approximately $395 U.S. (AACE members), $465 U.S. (non-members).
Registration includes proceedings on CD, receptions, and all sessions
except tutorials. The conference dinner will be an extra fee.

All conference sessions will be held at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
( located on the famous
Waikiki Beach and in walking distance to the city's shopping district
- with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. Special discount
hotel and airline rates have been obtained for E-Learn participants.


Whether your idea of fun is soaking up the sun on a pristine, white
sand beach or nightclubbing in Waikiki, hiking the trails or sampling
some of the fantastic Hawaiian Regional Cuisine, we know that you're
going to enjoy yourself on O'ahu.

Explore Hawaii online at: *


Submissions Due: April 27, 2006
Authors Notified: May 28, 2006
Proceedings File Due: Sept. 6, 2006
Early Registration: Sept. 6, 2006
Conference: Oct. 13-17, 2006

To be added to the mailing list for this conference, link

If you have a question about E-Learn, please send an e-mail to
AACE Conference Services,

AACE--Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
P.O. Box 1545
Chesapeake, Virginia 23327 USA
Phone: 757-366-5606 * Fax: 703-997-8760
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lördag, december 17, 2005

CFP: First European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning

Call for Papers

First European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
- Innovative Approaches for Learning and Knowledge Sharing -

Crete, Greece - October 1-4, 2006

Organized by the PRO-LC Cluster


With the shift towards the knowledge society, changing working
conditions and the continuous evolution of information and
communication technologies, peoples' knowledge and skills need
continuous development. Technology enhanced learning is one of the
strategic objectives of the EU/IST Work Programme, with the goal of
"improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of learning, for
individuals and organizations, independent of time, place and pace."
Innovative infrastructuctures, methods and approaches are needed to
reach this goal, and will facilitate transfer and sharing of
knowledge between individuals and in organisations. For e-learning,
as in e-commerce and
e-business, systemic changes wrought by emerging technologies are
also changing the relationships between consumption and production -
in this case of knowledge - as what many call 'Web 2.0' becomes more
interactive and user-generated content becomes more widespread.

The First European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
provides a unique forum for all research related to technology-
enhanced learning, as well as its interactions with knowledge
management, business processes and work environments. It will provide
a competitive yet broad enough forum for technology enhanced learning
research in Europe and world-wide through specialized workshops and
the main conference. The conference will provide unique networking
possibilities for participating researchers throughout the week and
include project meetings and discussions for several EU/IST projects
funded within the 6th framework program under the action line of
Enhanced Learning and Access to Cultural Heritage".

We welcome submissions describing innovative research on all relevant
issues, focusing on aspects from computer science, business and/or
education, as well as experience reports and case studies describing
innovative applications of new learning environments and approaches.

EC-TEL 2006 invites submissions in the following categories:

- Papers and posters
- Doctoral consortium papers
- Industrial reports
- Workshops

Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to:

- Collaborative Learning:
Learning Communities, Distributed Teams, Instructional Methods for
Collaborative Learning, Problem Solving Support, Collaborative
Knowledge Building and Sharing, Collaborative Games, Online Experiments

- Personalized Learning:
Reasoning Techniques, Adaptation Patterns and Techniques, Data
Mining, Learner Modeling, Learner Assessment and Testing, Adaptive
Hypermedia and Adaptive Instructions, Competencies in Workplace Learning

- Multimedia Content:
Autoring of Multimedia/ Virtual Reality Content, Multimedia / Virtual
Reality Streaming, Web Video Lectures

- Semantic Web, Metadata and Learning:
Learning Objects, Learning Activities, Learning Design, Narrative and
Navigation Models, Semantic Clustering, Metadata for Search and
Information Retrieval

Workplace Learning:
- Knowledge Management and Learning, Business Processes and Learning,
Cost and Economy Models, Leveraging Expertise, Informal Learning,
Social Software, Organizational Learning, Knowledge Sharing.

- Learning Repositories and Infrastructures for Learning:
Peer-to-Peer Infrastructures, Runtime Engines for Learning Design and
Learning Objects, Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning, Deployment
Strategies, Re-Use of Learning Objects, Re-Authoring and Re-Purposing

- Experience Reports, Assesment, and Case Studies

All submissions will be reviewed for relevance, originality,
significance, soundness and clarity by three reviewers.
Format: Publication of the proceedings is planned in Springer LNCS
For camera-ready format instructions, please see "For Authors"
instructions at The
page limit is 15 pages for full papers, 6 pages for posters.
Selected papers will be considered for special issues of relevant

Important Dates:

Deadline for Paper Submissions:
March 30, 2006

Notification to Authors:
June 1, 2006

Camery-Ready Papers:
June 30, 2006

October 3 - 5, 2006

Deadline for Workshop Proposal Submissions:
March 30, 2006

Notification of Workshop Acceptance:
May 1, 2006

Deadline for Proceedings of Workshops:
September 1, 2006

October 1 - 2, 2006

Co-located Events and PRO-LC Meetings:
September 29 - 30, October 5 - 6, 2006

Program Committee Chairs:
Wolfgang Nejdl, Germany
Klaus Tochtermann, Austria

Publicity Chair:
Erik Duval, Belgium

Workshop Chair:
Peter Scott, UK

Industry Chair:
Volker Zimmermann, Germany

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:
Katherine Maillet, France
Ralf Klamma, Germany

Program Committee Members:
Heidrun Allert, Austria
Kalina Bontcheva, UK
Paul de Bra, The Netherlands
Paul Brna, UK
Peter Brusilovsky, USA
Fabrizio Cardinali, Italy
Stefano Ceri, Italy
Pierre Dillenbourg, Switzerland
Peter Dolog, Germany
Erik Duval, Belgium
Dieter Euler, Switzerland
Monique Grandbastien, France
Jˆrg M. Haake, Germany
Kai Hakkarainen, Finland
Friedrich Hesse, Germany
Nicola Henze, Germany
Wayne Hodgins, USA
Geert-Jan Houben, Belgium
Matthias Jarke, Germany
Ralf Klamma, Germany
Rob Koper, The Netherlands
Stefanie Lindstaedt, Austria
Peter Loos, Germany
Erica Melis, Germany
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Japan
Enrico Motta, UK
Gustaf Neumann, Austria
Roy Pea, USA
Juan Quemada, Spain
Jeremy Roschelle, USA
Vittorio Scarano, Italy
Peter Scott, UK
Marcus Specht, The Netherlands
Ralf Steinmetz, Germany
Julita Vassileva, Canada
Vincent Wade, Ireland
Gerhard Weber, Germany

Organizing Chair:
Constantin Makropolous, Greece

Organizing Committee:
Peter Dolog, Germany
Sofia Kalokerinou, Greece
Vana Kamtsiou, Greece
Martin Wolpers, Belgium
Helen Zabaka, Greece


fredag, december 16, 2005

4th International Conference on the Book, Boston (deadline Jan. 15)

Overall Theme 2006: SAVE, CHANGE or DISCARD — Tradition and Innovation in the World of Books

In the world of books – in both highly developed and in developing economies – we live in a world of change, even in a dizzying swirl of change. Because of the profound changes in the way books come to be, technology has even changed the way we think. The swirl of change touches every part of the book making and using process. 

Technology changes the way we write, edit, design and manufacture books. Demographic changes force realignments of traditional structures for marketing and distribution of books. Giant corporations gobble up smaller publishers while new small publishers are born nonetheless, but under different economic and editorial circumstances. Small bookstores die off; giant superstores replace them, or consumers skip the bookstore altogether and shop on-line. Long established book reviewing journals lose their readerships, or traditionally respected book award committees are attacked as elitist while Internet-driven consumer rankings of favorite books take the place of expert opinions. What’s down used to be up, what’s out used to be in, what’s next nobody knows. 

And yet, repeatedly, we discover irreplaceable value in the past. An indexer working with a pencil and paper, on index cards, outdoes a computer driven indexing program. No amount of on-line hype outperforms sales representatives who call on booksellers and sell to them, face to face. An editor nurtures an author through one, two, three books until finally one emerges to confirm the editor’s original instinct: There was genius here waiting for development. A designer uses the ancient principles of the golden mean and low technology tools (a ruler, compass and pencil), then wins an award for creativity. The list can be extended. Nothing entirely new is ever divorced completely from the past. As the Shakers put it, ‘history is to the community what memory is to the individual’. 

The conference addresses, broadly, in the world of books: what modes of thinking and creativity and doing business should be saved from the past; what modes of thinking and creativity and doing business are changing, for better or worse, in the present; and modes of thinking and creativity and doing business from the past we could just as well do without. 

Theme 1: Writers’ Ways with Words: Past, Present, Future
Theme 2: Editors’, Designers’ and Typesetters’ Ways with Words and Images: Past, Present, Future
Theme 3: Publishers' Ways with Books: Past, Present, Future
Theme 4: Book Printing and Manufacturing: What’s New, What’s Next?
Theme 5: Librarians' and Archivists’ Ways with Words and Images: Past, Present, Future
Theme 6: Booksellers' and Distributors’ Ways with Books
Theme 7: Learners' Ways with Words and Images: Past, Present, Future
Theme 8: Readers', Viewers’ and Listeners’ Ways with Words and Images: Past, Present, Future

The deadline for the next round call for papers is 15 January 2006.

Presentations accepted so far can be viewed in the Session Description area of this site.

Presentation Formats  

In-person Presentations: The conference organising committee is currently inviting proposals to present 30 minute papers, 60 minute workshops, jointly presented 90 minute colloquium sessions, or Virtual submissions. These might describe ‘real world’ initiatives or they might be academic research papers.

Presenters may choose to submit their papers for refereeing and publication at any time before the conference, and up until one month after the conference. Participants requiring full refereeing before the conference are advised to submit their papers at least three months before the conference.

onsdag, december 14, 2005

CFP: DIVERSE 2006, Glasgow (Jan. 9)

6th DIVERSE International Conference on Video and Videoconferencing
in Education, 5th to 7th July, 2006
Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland.

You are cordially invited to attend the Sixth International DIVERSE
conference on Video and Videoconferencing in Education in Glasgow,
Scotland, July 5th * 7th 2006. This year's event is hosted by
Glasgow Caledonian University and the DIVERSE network. Below, you
will find information on the scope of the conference, on how to
submit a proposal and other important information. Proposals should
be received by January 9th, 2006


DIVERSE is the premier event in the world on all aspects of video and
videoconferencing in education - teaching, research, management etc -
including the convergence of these technologies with online
technologies, and the emergence of new possibilities such as
telepresence learning and teaching, interactive television, virtual
reality and computer games techniques, and wireless and handheld
access to live or archived moving images.

DIVERSE has established itself as a high quality event with excellent
opportunities for formal and informal networking with some of the
world's leading experts in the field.

DIVERSE aims to combine technology and pedagogy, and is intended for
teachers, technical support staff, researchers, staff and educational
developers, project managers and directors etc, who are concerned to
embed video and videoconferencing technologies within educational
practice. DIVERSE attracts presenters and delegates from all over the
globe and will be both a showcase and a critical forum on all aspects
of video in education - through plenary and themed parallel sessions.

Venue and accommodation

The conference venue will be Glasgow Caledonian University. Further
information on the venue is available at
diverse2006/ or from

Call for contributions

Contributions should be either
- A one hour participatory workshop or seminar
- A 30 minute presentation allowing ample time for discussion, and
preferably with video examples.
- A 60 or 90 minute panel session
These may be presented face-to-face or via videoconference

Contributors should identify one of the following themes.

1) Videoconferencing and telepresence teaching (including audio and
text where they inform these practices)
2) Video, pedagogy and research into the effective use of video in
learning and teaching
3) Video and interactive learning
4) Students learning by making and using video
5) Interactive television
6) Making and/or using video recordings and video archives
7) Digital video, the Internet (eg streaming), video via wireless and
handheld devices
8) Enriching e-learning using video and multimedia (both face-to-face
and at a distance)
9) The use of virtual reality and computer games techniques to enrich

Submitting your proposal

Submissions should be completed on the template, which can be
downloaded from

You should submit your proposal as an attached file to Mark Childs

Receipt will be acknowledged with a reply.

Proposals should be received by January 9th, 2006

Contributors will be notified by February 7th, 2006.

All virtual and physically present presenters must register as
conference delegates for at least the day on which their session
takes place. Deadline for registration at a reduced rate is 31st May
2006, although on-site registration will be permitted if space
permits. More information on registering, including fees and
accommodation, will follow soon.

Full written papers are not obligatory. However, you may wish to
offer a full paper for the conference proceedings. Please contact
Mark Childs at if you are interested in
contributing to a written publication.

Keep up to date

For updates on the conference, please subscribe to the UK JISCmail
'video' discussion list. Send a message to

The message should be: join video X Y. Insert your given name for X
and your surname for Y. Note that there is a space between each word
in the message. Do not put anything else into the message.

Alternatively, visit:

The conference committee looks forward to receiving your proposals.

Best wishes the DIVERSE conference committee,

Conference Committee Members

Mark Childs (Chair, University of Warwick)
Mary Cuttle (Host, Glasgow Caledonian University)
Prof. Jon Baggaley,
Dr. Claus Knudsen (Gjøvik University College)
Dr. Michael O'Donoghue (University of Lancaster)
Prof. Chris O'Hagan
Johan Oomen (University of Amsterdam)
Dr. H. Lori Schnieders (Vanderbilt University)
Pieter van Parreeren (InHolland University)
Tom Visscher (InHolland University)
Dr. Adrian Vranch (University of Plymouth)
Murray Weston (BUFVC)

onsdag, december 07, 2005

CFP: TAGA, Vancouver - Final call (Dec. 9)

TAGA 58th Annual Technical Conference

Vancouver 19 – 21 March 2006 

Final Call for Papers

This the first call for technical papers for the 58th TAGA Annual Technical Conference. Papers are invited on the science and application of all forms of graphic technology and processes, including offset, flexo, gravure, ink jet and screen. The scope of the conference is intended to encourage a broad range of submissions, encompassing topics such as nanotechnology, MEMS, materials, packaging, curing, colour management, process control, data management, work flow, security and fundamental science. This is not an exclusive list. Papers that include the innovative application or evaluation of technology in the graphic arts are also encouraged, although papers of a commercial nature cannot be accepted.
Papers will be selected on the basis of submitted abstracts of up to 500 words plus figures if required. Prospective authors are encouraged to include in the abstract the outline of the work and information with regard to the findings.
Papers accepted and presented will be published in the 2006 TAGA Proceedings.  TAGA is recognized worldwide as the most prestigious and comprehensive literature resource for graphic arts science and technology.
If you have questions about topics, please contact
Tim Claypole, TAGA Vice President of Technical Papers, email:
Timetable for submission of papers:
Deadline for submission of abstracts:                   9th December 2005
Notification of acceptance of paper:                     14th December 2005
Submission of completed paper:                          1st March 2006
Abstracts with the author information below should be emailed to, or sent to TAGA Office, 200 Deer Run Road, Sewickley, PA 15143
Address:_________________________ City:____________ State:________ Zip Code:_______
Telephone: ____________________________  Fax:___________________________________
E-Mail: _______________________________________________________________________
All authors whose papers are accepted are responsible for their own registration, travel arrangements, and expenses for the conference.

CFP - Workshop on Visual Computing and Multimedia (VCM06) - (Dec. 15)

2nd Call for Papers

Workshop on Visual Computing and Multimedia (VCM)

as a part of
The 2006 International Conference on Computational Science and its
8-11 May 2006, The Hilton Glasgow, Scotland


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to
- Color and Textures
- Segmentation and Grouping
- Image-based Modeling
- Image and Video Retrieval
- Image and Video Communication
- Web Based Graphics
- Rendering Algorithms
- Volume Visualization
- Multiresolution Surfaces and Algorithms
- Implicit Surface Modeling
- Geometric and Solid Modeling
- Modeling for Games and Entertainment
- Collaborative Virtual Environments
- Virtual Reality and Multimedia
- Multimedia Information Retrieval
- Multimedia Service Composition
- Multimedia for Human Communication - From Capture to Convey
- Multimedia Sensing, Networking, and Streaming
- Multimedia Description Languages and Standards
- Multimedia Systems and Applications

Papers submission: December 15, 2005
Notification of acceptance of papers: January 15, 2006
Camera ready papers and pre-registration: February 1, 2006

We cordially invite you to submit a paper presenting the results of
research or innovative practical applications in the area we describe
You may submit a full paper of a maximum of 6 to 10 pages (Letter or A4
paper) for oral presentation. Submitted papers have to be original,
containing new and original results. The submitted paper must be
camera-ready and formatted according to the rules of LNCS. For
formatting information, see the publishers web site
( ). Submission implies the
willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the
paper. The submission must be performed electronically only through . Electronic submissions will be in MS Word,
PS, or PDF. The acceptance can be conditional on the basis of
improvements as advised by the referee or program committee suggestions
or because of inappropriate formatting and preparation of the paper.
Whether your paper is finally accepted is subject to the discretion of
the ICCSA organizers, on the basis whether the suggestions and
guidelines have been followed. Please submit your paper for review by
November 21, 2005.

The papers accepted and presented in the workshop will be published in
the Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series
and will be collected in the Science Citation Index (SCI) Expanded
database of Thomson ISI.

Registration and oral presentation in the "The 2006 International
Conference on Computational Science and its Applications" is compulsory
for at least one of the authors of the accepted papers. The URL for
registration is:

Workshop Program Chair:
Abel J.P. Gomes ( ),
Instituto de Telecomunicações, Pólo de Coimbra - Lab. Covilhã
Dept. Computer Science and Engineering, University of Beira Interior
6200-001 Covilhã, Portugal

måndag, december 05, 2005

CFP: 2006 IEEE International Conference on Computing & Informatics

Final Call for Papers

2006 IEEE International Conference on Computing & Informatics
(ICOCI 2006), June 6-8, 2006, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

The IEEE Computer Society (Malaysia Section) and the Universiti
Utara Malaysia are pleased to announce the final call for papers
for the International Conference on Computing & Informatics
(ICOCI 2006) to be held in Kuala Lumpur on June 6-8, 2006. ICOCI
2006 is a wonderful opportunity to find out about the most recent
developments in computing and informatics and meet researchers
and managers from all over the world to exchange knowledge and

We are very pleased to host ICOCI 2006 in the city of Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia. A delightful mix of cross-cultural influences
and tradition - Kuala Lumpur radiates an exciting, enticing
charm, which piques your interest throughout your stay. Let the
city's warmth embrace you and lose yourself in its unique blend
of tradition, culture and sophistication. Visit the gleaming
Petronas Twin Towers - towering 451.9 metres and 88 floors over
the city, that lays claim to being the world's tallest
freestanding twin towers. The towers are world-renowned icon of
Malaysia, they are truly an awesome sight in the day and majestic
by night; where the twin towers prominently sculpts the KL city
skyline. When you are done, treat your palates to Kuala Lumpur's
various cuisine; it is a tasty adventure in itself! And, just
when you think that's all to be discovered, there are more to
explore and experience in Kuala Lumpur!

The ICOCI 2006 organizing and program committees invite papers
which will summarize on-going and future efforts in understanding
the underlying processes of management and knowledge changes. ICOCI 2006
expects to include but not limit presentations to the following topics:

AI And Intelligent Systems
Algorithms And Complexity
Bioinformatics and Applications
Computer And Information Security
Computer Communications Systems
Databases and Information Retrieval
Embedded Systems Programming
Graphics, Visualization, Multimedia
High Performance Computing
Information Systems
Internet Computing
Mobile And Wireless Computing
Advanced Computing Applications
Formal Method And Applications
Multimedia Systems
Operating Systems
Real Time Systems
Software Engineering and Architecture
Software Reliability Engineering
Systems Performance Evaluation
Web-Based Systems/Technologies

Special tracks:
1. Advanced Grid Technologies, Systems & Services
2. MyREN Applications and Research Initiatives

Important dates:

Submission deadline: 31 December 2005
Notification to authors: 31 January 2006
Camera-ready version due: 15 February 2006
Early-bird registration: Before 31 Mac 2006

Important addresses:

Conference website:
Final CFP:
Tourist and City information:

For general information, email us at icoci06(at)uum(dot)edu

Conference Chairs:

Suhaidi Hassan PhD
M. Rawidean Kassim

ICOCI 2006 Organizers/Sponsors:

IEEE Computer Society (Malaysia)
IEEE Malaysia
Faculty of Info. Technology, Universiti Utara Malaysia

Suhaidi Hassan PhD MIEEE
ICOCI06 General Co-Chair
Universiti Utara Malaysia
06010 UUM Sintok Phone: +60 (4) 928 5702
M A L A Y S I A Fax: +60 (4) 928 5765

söndag, december 04, 2005

CFP: Using drama and storytelling for innovative educational technology

Call for Papers for a session on "Using drama and storytelling for
innovative educational technology" at Edutainment 2006.
Edutainment 2006 is an international conference focused on research
and development in E-Learning and digital entertainment. It is being
held on April 16-18, 2006 at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

More information about this conference can be obtained at
As part of this conference, a special session will be held that
focuses on the use of drama and storytelling in educational
technology. For this session, we aim to bring together a
multidisciplinary range of international researchers, with papers
invited on any subject relevant to the use of drama and storytelling
for innovative educational technology, including:

- Theories / models for drama and storytelling
- Investigating user and stakeholder requirements for drama and
storytelling applications
- Interactive narrative and virtual storytelling
- Use of synthetic characters in interactive narrative
- Applications using narrative, storytelling and / or drama
- Measuring and evaluating drama and storytelling in innovative
educational technology

Submissions should describe original and unpublished work about the
above or closely related topics. Each submission should include the
title of the paper, authors' names, affiliations, postal addresses, e-
mail addresses and the contact person for the paper. All accepted
papers will be published in the Edutainment '06 conference proceedings.
The submission deadline is the 9th of December and we are accepting
extended abstracts (1500 words) as well as full papers. However,
should the abstract be accepted, the deadline for the camera ready
copy is the 15th of January.

Papers should be submitted by email to
Receipt will be acknowledged by email within 3 days.
Submissions will be judged on relevance to the session themes,
originality, quality and clarity. Each paper will be reviewed by at
least two referees. Authors will be given feedback on their papers by
the reviewers.

The camera ready paper should not exceed 12 pages single-spaced in
length including images, figures, tables and references. The format
being used is that of Springer LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer
Science). For detailed format templates and downloads, please access
Information for LNCS Authors on Springer LNCS website

- Paper submission: 9th December 2005
- Notification of decision: 20th December 2005
- Camera ready copies by: 15th January 2006
- Conference 16-18th April 2006 =

Session Organisers
Professor Ruth Aylett, Heriot-Watt University
Professor Paul Brna, The University of Glasgow
Dr. Lynne Hall, University of Sunderland
Professor Rose Luckin =96 University of Sussex
Dr Judy Robertson, Glasgow Caledonian University =

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