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Issue No.07 - July (2013 vol.46)
pp: 99-102
Published by the IEEE Computer Society
ABSTRACT
Information about upcoming events of interest to Computer Society members.
Calls For Articles For Computer
Computer seeks submissions for a February 2014 special issue on software testing.
Software defects are a challenge to our society, costing an estimated $59 billion to the US economy alone. Technology changes rapidly, increasing the need for both proven and novel software testing techniques.
Suggested topics include but are not limited to emerging research techniques for new software technologies, testing techniques that are being used by an organization, insights into what works well, future opportunities, software testing education, and bridging software and security testing techniques.
Submitted papers should describe established or emerging approaches for software testing, providing guidance to a broad audience of computer science and engineering practitioners and researchers.
Article submissions are due 15 July 2013. For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript electronically, visit www.computer.org/portal/web/peerreviewmagazines/computer.
Computer seeks submissions for a March 2014 special issue on collaborative information seeking (CIS).
For many years, information retrieval has focused on individual users searching for information. Algorithms have assumed that one person is reviewing the results, and user interfaces have supported the needs of individual searchers.
CIS—also referred to as collaborative information retrieval and collaborative search—focuses on the notion that information seeking is not always a solitary activity and that people working in collaboration to perform information-seeking tasks should be studied and supported. CIS occurs in many contexts, including healthcare, business intelligence, technical fields, strategic research, information analysis, planning tasks, and everyday activities such as shopping and travel.
Submissions should be original manuscripts that describe research, experiences, and software tools/algorithms/architectures focused on support for collaborative information seeking. Specific topics include

    • applications of CIS in different domains,

    • design guidelines and experiences,

    • issues related to collaborators' awareness of actions, time/space, and participants' roles,

    • theories and models of CIS,

    • algorithmic mediation of the search process,

    • methodologies for studying CIS, and

    • software tools and algorithms to support collaborative search.

Direct inquiries to the guest editors: Rob Capra (rcapra@unc.edu), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chirag Shah (chirags@rutgers.edu), Rutgers University; and Preben Hansen (preben@sics.se), Swedish Institute of Computer Science.
Article submissions are due by 15 October 2013. For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript electronically, visit www.computer.org/portal/web/peerreviewmagazines/computer.
Computer seeks submissions for a June 2014 special issue on methodologies and solutions for mobile application security.
With the ubiquitous use of mobile devices, mobile application security has become an important research topic. Compared with PCs or servers, mobile devices store more sensitive personal information and are thus attractive targets for attackers seeking financial gain. Because these devices are always online and have a restricted user interface, it is easier for attackers to hide their malicious activities.
This special issue aims to present articles describing security algorithms, protocols, policies, and frameworks for applications running on modern mobile platforms such as Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, app and app store security and privacy, benchmarking and evaluation of mobile security solutions, cloud security and privacy, security and privacy in mobile device operating systems and middleware, and Web browser security on mobile devices.
Submitted papers should be original and understandable to a broad audience of computer science and engineering professionals, avoiding a focus on theory, mathematics, jargon, and abstract concepts.
Article submissions are due 15 December 2013. For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript electronically, visit www.computer.org/portal/web/peerreviewmagazines/computer.
Calls For Articles For Other IEEE CS Publications
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications plans a March/April 2014 special issue on visual analytics for biological data.
The emergence of preeminent systems approaches in biological and life sciences creates enormous challenges for designing computational visualization techniques that researchers can use to gain insight from their large, highly complex, and multiple datasets.
The guest editors seek contribu-tions, including case studies, that describe applications of visual analytics techniques that yield biologically relevant results.
Articles are due 21 July 2013. Visit www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/cgacfp2 to view the complete call for papers.
IT Professional plans a March/April 2014 special issue on US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) contributions to IT.
This special issue seeks to provide readers with an overview into sig-nificant and seminal contributions that NIST has made to IT over the past 40 years. The guest editors seek contributions from industry, government, and businesses that are familiar with NIST's work. This issue is meant to showcase government agencies that have had long-lasting impacts on IT by fostering original technologies.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, ASCII, biometrics, cloud computing, cryptography, cybersecurity fundamentals, interoperability testing, IPv6, software assurance and testing, speech recognition, and voting.
Articles are due 1 August 2013. Visit www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/itcfp2 to view the complete call for papers.
IEEE Internet Computing plans a May/June 2014 special issue on networked games.
The spread of mobile and residential Internet connections with high capacities and low latencies has encouraged game developers to incorporate networked features into their products. Although networked games have demonstrated com-mercial, artistic, and technical successes, challenges and opportunities remain as computer technologies continue to evolve.
The guest editors encourage submissions from both academic and industrial practitioners, especially as they pertain to open source tools or products.
Brief descriptions of proposed articles are due by 15 August 2013. Articles are due 1 September 2013. Visit www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/iccfp3 to view the complete call for papers.
IEEE Intelligent Systems plans a May/June 2014 special issue on smart and connected health.
Computing plays an increasingly important role in both individual and social well-being. The development of intelligent systems, apps, gadgets, and mobile systems encourages maintaining individual health. Medication, surgery, and assistive devices rely on intelligent systems to analyze data and human responses, guiding the implementation and management of therapies and interventions. There's also a proliferation of intelligent systems for use in large-scale analysis of biomedical data, socially relevant data, and metadata.
The guest editors are particularly interested in articles describing novel technical components in such systems, as well as their rigorous evaluation.
Articles are due 1 September 2013. Visit www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/iscfp3 to view the complete call for papers.
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications plans a May/June 2014 special issue on interacting beyond the screen.
Recent advances in sensing and display technologies enable new modes of interaction that break the traditional boundaries of the flat, rectangular screen, potentially enveloping the user's physical environment with interactive content. Everyday physical objects can be augmented with interactivity and display capabilities previously available only on traditional computing devices.
This transition from flat, rectangular, and mostly 2D inter-action to fluid, physical, and 3D interaction and display requires new insights in interaction design as well as innovations in graphics, display technologies, and sensing.
The guest editors seek contri-butions that explore interaction paradigms and display technologies that go beyond the confines of the screen. They welcome contributions that describe novel input and output solutions, interaction techniques, and specific applications that redefine interaction with and without screens.
Articles are due 7 September 2013. Visit www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/cgacfp3 to view the complete call for papers.
IEEE Internet Computing plans a July/August 2014 special issue on Web-scale datacenters.
Datacenters are the Internet's nerve centers. All large-scale Internet services rely on the ability to process enormous amounts of data quickly, with essentially no downtime. This requires enormous scale, geographic distribution and redundancy, finely tuned systems and net-works, and other features.
Web-scale datacenters face numerous challenges including performance, reliability, and security. This special issue encourages sub-missions from both academic and industrial practitioners, especially as they pertain to open source tools or products.
Brief descriptions of proposed articles are due by 15 October 2013. Articles are due 1 November 2013. Visit www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/iccfp4 to view the complete call for papers.
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications plans a July/August 2014 special issue on computer graphics and animation for visual effects.
From the early years of computer graphics and animation, there has been a close link between the technical community that created technology and the entertainment world that used it. This brought together programming, mathematics, painting, and storytelling to create the visual-effects industry and transform modern cinema.
The guest editors seek articles that describe the latest computer graphics and animation techniques that create the dazzling visual effects seen in today's movies. They want contributions from both the research/academic and production communities that describe methods with great potential as well as current tricks of the trade.
Articles are due 7 November 2013. Visit www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/cgacfp4 to view the complete call for papers.
July 2013
15-19 July: RE 2013, 21st IEEE Int'l Requirements Eng. Conf., Rio de Janeiro; www.cin.ufpe.br/~re2013/pages/main.php?id=page_home
22-26 July: Compsac 2013, 37th Annual Int'l Computer Software & Applications Conf., Kyoto; http://compsac.cs.iastate.edu
August 2013
20-23 August: GreenCom 2013, IEEE Int'l Conf. Green Computing and Communications, Beijing; www.china-iot.net/GreenCom2013.htm
22-24 August: NCA 2013, 12th IEEE Int'l Symp. Network Computing and Applications, Cambridge, MA; www.ieee-nca.org
25-28 August: ASONAM 2013, IEEE/ACM Int'l Conf. Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada; http://asonam.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/index.php
September 2013
9-13 September: EDOC 2013, IEEE EDOC Conf., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; http://planet-sl.org/edoc2013/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=109&Itemid=809&lang=en
10-12 September: ITC 2013, Int'l Test Conf., Anaheim, California; www.itctestweek.org
16-18 September: ICSC 2013, 7th IEEE Int'l Conf. Semantic Computing, Irvine, California; http://ieee-icsc.org/icsc2013
23-27 September: Cluster 2013, IEEE Int'l Conf. Cluster Computing, Indianapolis; http://pti.iu.edu/ieeecluster-2013
OCTOBER 2013
6-9 October: IEEE BigData 2013, IEEE Int'l Conf. Big Data, Santa Clara, California; www.ischool.drexel.edu/bigdata/bigdata2013
13-18 October: VIS 2013, IEEE Visualization Conf., Atlanta, Georgia; http://ieeevis.org
20-23 October: CollaborateCom 2013, 9th Int'l Conf. Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, Austin, Texas; http://collaboratecom.org/2013/show/home
23-26 October: FIE 2013, 43rd Annual Frontiers in Education Conf., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; http://fie2013.org
NOVEMBER 2013
8-10 November: ICMeCG 2013, 7th Int'l Conf. Management of e-Commerce and e-Government, Kunming, China; www.icmecg.org
11-15 November: ASE 2013, 28th IEEE/ACM Int'l Conf. Automated Software Engineering, Palo Alto, California; http://ase2013.org
18-21 November: ATS 2013, 22nd IEEE Asian Test Symp., Yilan, Taiwan; http://114.34.60.26/ATS2013
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