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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing is planning a January–March 2007 special issue on the computer communications services and technologies that existed before the development of the Internet. Annals seeks papers on bulletin boards, dial-up servers, and communications packages on time-share systems; store and forward networks, pre-OSI communications protocols, Bitnet, Csnet, Telenet, Prodigy, Fidonet, CompuServe, and other networks; early use of Listserv and similar protocols; and any technology providing a service that has since been replaced by software running on the Internet.
Interested authors should contact Annals Editor in Chief David Alan Grier, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts are due by 1 September. To view the complete call for papers, visit www.computer.org/portal/pages/annals/content/cfp07.html.
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 www.computer.org/conferences/submission.htm.
A more complete listing of upcoming computer-related conferences is available at www.computer.org/conferences/.
The fourteenth IEEE International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques is a multidisciplinary conference that brings together researchers and practitioners to share and discuss recent developments in parallel systems, instruction-level parallelism, thread-level parallelism, multiprocessor parallelism, and distributed systems.
PACT 2005 takes place from 17-21 September in St. Louis. Conference organizers have invited papers on topics that include applications and experimental systems studies, parallel processing and Java, nontraditional computing systems, and reconfigurable computing.
A series of tutorials and workshops is scheduled for 17-18 September, immediately preceding PACT 2005.
For complete conference information, visit www.pactconf.org/.
The eleventh International Software Metrics Symposium is the largest software engineering conference to focus primarily upon the research and practice of software measurement. Metrics 2005 also provides a forum for exploring how measurement data can be used to understand, evaluate, and model software engineering phenomena.
Paper and discussion topics at the symposium are expected to include effort and cost estimation, quality assurance, measurement-based decision making, and qualitative methods in empirical studies.
Metrics 2005 is set for 19-22 September in Como, Italy. Visit http://metrics2005.di.uniba.it/ for detailed program and venue information.