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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




December 2003

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June 2004

Call for Articles for Computer

Computer seeks articles for a special issue on high-speed Internet security, to appear in June 2004. Guest editors are Simon Shim from San Jose State University, Li Gong from Sun Microsystems, Avi Rubin from the Johns Hopkins University, and Linley Gwennap from the Linley Group.

The growth of high-speed Internet service has strained the limits of existing network security measures. The CERT Coordination Center of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University indicates that the number of reported security-breach incidents in the first half of 2003 climbed to 76,404—just under the 82,094 reported for the entire year of 2002.

Computer's special issue will focus on strategies for maintaining robust security standards in ever-faster network environments. Proposed topics include Internet security architecture, security servers, virtual private networks, grid computing security, and XML security, in addition to papers on original topics.

The deadline for papers is 5 January 2004. Send inquiries to,,, and

Distributed systems of embedded smart sensors and actuators promise unprecedented capabilities for the instrumentation and monitoring of the physical world. Sensors can monitor many types of information: temperature, vibration, air pressure, chemicals, even voice and video data. Proponents envision a host of novel applications for sensor networks, from earthquake structural failure analysis to rainforest habitat research. The small and many characteristics of sensor networks have fostered a wave of research innovation in disciplines that have previously been focused on computing and networking at a much larger scale. This interest is driven by the vision that, like the Internet, large-scale distributed networks of sensors will pervade the world but at a physical, rather than virtual, level.

The August 2004 issue of Computer will be devoted to sensor networks. Computer is soliciting papers that provide a perspective on all aspects of the field: hardware, architectures, wireless communication, networking, middleware, application development, applications, and experience. There are opportunities for short and long papers, providing a forum for reporting on both early and mature research. Computer also is soliciting descriptions of sensor network technology in existing products and services. Topics of particular interest include sensor network architectures; sensor node hardware; networking; low-power protocols and services; distributed algorithms; data query, dissemination, routing, and fusion; novel applications and services; application development tools; and deployment experiences.

Send inquiries to guest editors David Culler, University of California, Berkeley (; Mani Srivastava, University of California, Los Angeles (; and Deborah Estrin, University of California, Los Angeles ( Submissions due 2 February 2004.

Submission guidelines are available at Submit manuscripts at

SAINT 2004

Researchers, educators, and students interested in the free-flowing exchange of information over the Internet will gather in Tokyo from 26 to 30 January 2004 for the 2004 Symposium on Applications and the Internet. In addition to providing keynote speeches from leading names in the field of Internet computing, conference organizers are offering a broad array of tutorials and workshops. Tutorials will be offered in both English and Japanese. Scheduled workshops include "IPv6: Technology and Deployment," "Metadata Applications on the Broadband Network," "Service-Oriented Computing," and "High-Performance Grid Computing and Networking."

Conference registration fees are $520 for IEEE Computer Society professional members, $360 for student members. The closing date for advanced registration is 6 January 2004. For more information, see

HICSS 2004

Since 1968, the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) has been a forum for the interchange of ideas in all areas of information systems and technology. Scheduled for 5 to 8 January 2004 in Waikoloa, Hawaii, the 37th annual conference is organized into nine tracks, including Collaboration Systems and Technology, Information Technology in Health Care, and Organizational Systems and Technology. Ian Foster, head of the Mathematics and Computer Science Distributed Systems Lab at Argonne National Laboratory, and Retired US Marine Corps General H. C. "Hank" Stackpole, president of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, are the scheduled keynote speakers.

Regular registration ($545 for society members) closes 10 December. For more information on HICSS 2004, visit

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