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The November/December issue of IEEE Security & Privacy will be devoted to Understanding Privacy: the technological, commercial, and social aspects of privacy as it relates to computing. Topics of interest include identity theft, consumer and business trends that affect privacy, information ownership, privacy leakage case studies, relationships and tradeoffs between security and privacy, and database issues in privacy protection. Feature articles should be no longer than 6,000 words (tables and figures count as 250 words each). Be sure to include all author names, professional affiliations, mailing addresses, daytime telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses.

Please submit manuscripts by 31 July to

Submissions are being solicited for the March/April 2004 special issue of IEEE Internet Computing magazine on the topic of Internationalization of the Web. Of special interest are manuscripts related to multilingual information management for the Web: hosting text or documents containing words from more than one language. Other topics of interest include multilingual Web information systems, crawling and indexing multilingual documents, multilingual portal management, multilingual database management, multilingual data mining, and privacy and legal issues.

The guest editor for this issue is Stu Feldman of IBM's Research Division. Submit manuscripts by 31 Aug. to

IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine will feature a special issue on mHealth: mobile technologies for health applications.

Potential topics include Web-based mobile medical systems, 2.5G/3G mobile systems and ad hoc networks, sensors and signal processing for mHealth applications, space telemedicine and satellite applications, and standardization, regulation, and legal issues. Guest editors are Robert S.H. Istepanian from Brunel University, Emil Jovanov from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and Yuanting Zhang from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The full call for papers is available at Submit your manuscript online by 30 Aug. via our new secure submission process at

IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine is now cosponsored by the IEEE Computer Society.




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Submission Instructions

The Call and Calendar section lists conferences, symposia, and workshops that the IEEE Computer Society sponsors or cooperates in presenting. Complete instructions for submitting conference or call listings are available at

A more complete listing of upcoming computer-related conferences is available at

Metrics 2003, Software Metrics Symposium

The Software Metrics Symposium, scheduled to take place 3-5 September in Sydney, will focus on the research and practice of software measurement and the use of data to understand, evaluate, and model software engineering phenomena.

The symposium is being held in conjunction with the 2003 Australian Conference on Software Measurement (ACOSM), a practitioner-oriented conference that will offer a number of presentations from industry professionals.

Thirty-one technical papers have been selected for presentation at Metrics 2003. In addition to the usual software measurement topics, the 2003 symposium plans to have specific strands focusing on measurement for Web-based software development, education in measurement (academic, commercial, and in-house), and exploitation of industry data for research purposes.

Metrics 2003 speaker H. Dieter Rombach, a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Universit├Ąt Kaiserslautern, Germany, will focus on the requirements for usable evidence, evaluate some examples, and provide a vision for software engineering in 2010. Registration fees range from $770 per person (member price, before 18 July) to $1,200 (late or online registration). Find out more at

IEEE Computer Society Election Update

IEEE Computer Society members can become candidates for office in one of two ways: by Nominations Committee recommendation or by petition. The Nominations Committee accepted member recommendations of candidates until April. At a May meeting, the current Board of Governors approved the following slate of candidates brought forward by the Nominations Committee.


The Board-approved candidates for 2004 president-elect/2005 president are Gerald L. Engel and Rangachar Kasturi. The president supervises decisions that affect the Society's programs and operations and is a nonvoting member on most Society program boards and committees.

Candidates for first vice president are James H. Cross II and Lowell G. Johnson. The second vice president candidates are Richard A. Kemmerer and Yervant Zorian. After the elections, 2004 President Carl K. Chang will appoint the two elected vice presidents to oversee two Society boards. Other boards will be headed by individuals appointed by Chang.


Members of the Board of Governors serve rotating three-year terms. Candidates for Board of Governors terms from 2004 to 2006 are David Bealby, Mark Christensen, Alan Clements, Annie Combelles, Ann Gates, Sumi Helal, Rohit Kapur, Susan Mengel, James W. Moore, Sorel Reisman, Bill Schilit, and Zhiwei Xu. The seven candidates who receive the most votes will assume positions on the Board starting in January 2004.


In addition to the above-mentioned candidates, the IEEE Computer Society welcomes the nominations of other contenders for office. To have a name added to the ballot, a member can submit a petition to the Society secretary via mail, fax, or e-mail indicating the desired office, the starting date of the term, and the name of the candidate. The petition must also include the signatures of voting members of the Society: at least 250 signatures for Board term nominees and at least 1,000 signatures for officer nominees. Petition "signatures" can simply indicate the signing member's name and member number. A voting member can sign only one Board of Governors petition and only one officer petition for each other office.

For each petition nomination, the Society secretary must receive a statement signed by the nominee indicating a willingness and availability to serve if elected. Petition candidates must also submit biographical data, position statements, and 300-dpi digital images or studio-quality head-and-shoulders photographs to the Society secretary.

All petition nominee materials must be received by 31 July. Send them to Computer Society Secretary Oscar Garcia at IEEE Computer Society, 1730 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20046-1992;

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