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Calls for IEEE CS Publications

IEEE Software magazine plans a July/August 2006 special issue on software verification and validation techniques. Software seeks papers on topics that include the automation of software testing, experiences in testing process improvement, testing metrics, and best practices for testing in specific domains.

Software focuses on providing its readers with practical and proven solutions to real-life challenges. Complete author instructions are available at

Submissions are due by 1 November. View the complete call for papers at

Other Calls

DSN 2006, Int'l Conf. on Dependable Systems & Networks, 25-28 June 2006, Philadelphia. Abstracts due 18 November.

ICME 2006, IEEE Int'l Conf. on Multimedia & Expo, 9-12 July 2006, Toronto. Tutorials due 1 December; papers due 31 December.

ICIS 2006, 5th Int'l Conf. on Computer & Information Science, 12-14 July 2006, Honolulu. Full paper submissions due 15 February 2006.

ATS 2006, 15th Asian Test Symp., 20-23 Nov. 2006, Fukuoka, Japan. Submissions due 1 May 2006.


November 2005

2-4 Nov: BTW 2005, IEEE 4th Int'l Workshop on Board Test, Fort Collins, Colo.

2-4 Nov: MTV 2005, 6th Int'l Workshop on Microprocessor Test & Verification, Austin, Texas.

3-4 Nov: IWCIP 2005, IEEE Int'l Workshop on Critical Infrastructure Protection, Darmstadt, Germany.

6-9 Nov: ICNP 2005, 13th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Network Protocols, Boston.

6-10 Nov: ICCAD 2005, IEEE/ACM Int'l Conf. on Computer-Aided Design, San Jose, Calif.

7-10 Nov: MASS 2005, 2nd IEEE Int'l Conf. on Mobile Ad Hoc & Sensor Systems, Washington, D.C.

7-11 Nov: ASE 2005, 20th IEEE/ACM Int'l Conf. on Automated Software Eng., Long Beach, Calif.

8-10 Nov: ITC 2005, Int'l Test Conf., Austin, Texas.

8-11 Nov: ISSRE 2005, 16th IEEE Int'l Symp. on Software Reliability Eng., Chicago.

10-11 Nov: ESTW 2005, IEEE Electronic System Test Workshop (with ITC), Austin, Texas.

10-11 Nov: SDD 2005, 2nd IEEE Int'l Workshop on Silicon Debug & Diagnosis (with ITC), Austin, Texas.

12-16 Nov: Micro 2005, 38th ACM/IEEE Int'l Symp. on Microarchitecture, Barcelona, Spain.

12-18 Nov: SC 2005, Seattle.

14-16 Nov: ECOWS 2005, 3rd European Conf. on Web Services, Växjö, Sweden.

14-16 Nov: ICTAI 2005, 17th Int'l Conf. on Tools with AI, Hong Kong.

15-17 Nov: LCN 2005, 30th IEEE Conf. on Local Computer Networks, Sydney, Australia.

17-18 Nov: ISESE 2005, ACM-IEEE 4th Int'l Symp. on Empirical Software Eng., Noosa Heads, Australia.

26-30 Nov: ICDM 2005, 5th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Data Mining, New Orleans (subject to change).

28-30 Nov: WMTE 2005, 3rd IEEE Int'l Workshop on Wireless & Mobile Technologies in Education, Tokushima, Japan. wmte2005/

30 Nov.-2 Dec: HLDVT 2005, IEEE Int'l High-Level Design Validation & Test Workshop, Napa, Calif.

December 2005

4-7 Dec: WSC 2005, Winter Simulation Conf., Orlando, Fla.

5-8 Dec: RTSS 2005, 26th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symp., Miami Beach, Fla.

12-14 Dec: ISM 2005, Int'l Symp. on Multimedia, Irvine, Calif.

13 Dec: SISW 2005, 3rd IEEE Int'l Security in Storage Workshop, San Francisco.

18-21 Dec: ISSPIT 2005, IEEE Symp. on Signal Processing & Information Technology, Athens.

18-21 Dec: ATS 2005, IEEE 14th Asian Test Symp., Kolkata, India.

18-21 Dec: HIPC 2005, 12th Ann. IEEE Int'l Conf. on High-Performance Computing, Goa, India.

19-21 Dec: CollaborateCom 2005, Int'l Conf. on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications, & Worksharing, Cape Cod, Mass.

January 2006

5-7 Jan: ICVS 2006, 4th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Computer Vision Systems, New York.

5-7 Jan: Tabletop 2006, First IEEE Int'l Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems, Adelaide, Australia.

8-11 Jan: Key West 2006, IEEE Key West Computer Elements Workshop, Key West, Fla.

17-19 Jan: Delta 2006, Int'l Workshop on Electronic Design, Test, & Applications, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

23-27 Jan: Saint 2006, Symp. on Applications & the Internet, Phoenix.

February 2006

11-15 Feb: HPCA-12, 12th IEEE Int'l Symp. on High-Performance Computer Architecture, Austin, Texas.

March 2006

4-5 Mar: SLIP 2006, Int'l Workshop on System-Level Interconnect Prediction (with DATE), Munich.

6-10 Mar: DATE 2006, Design, Automation, and Test in Europe, Munich.

13-15 Mar: ASYNC 2006, 12th IEEE Int'l Symp. on Asynchronous Circuits & Systems, Grenoble, France.

13-15 Mar: ISSSE 2006, IEEE Int'l Symp. on Secure Software Eng., Washington, D.C.

13-17 Mar: PERCOM 2006, 4th Ann. IEEE Int'l Conf. on Pervasive Computing & Comm., Pisa, Italy.

25-29 Mar: IEEE VR 2006, IEEE Virtual Reality Conf., Alexandria, Va.

26-29 Mar: CGO 2006, 4th Ann. Int'l Symp. on Code Generation & Optimization, New York.

26-28 Mar: SSIAI 2006, IEEE Southwest Symp. on Image Analysis & Interpretation, Denver.

27-30 Mar: ECBS 2006, 13th Ann. IEEE Int'l Conf. & Workshop on the Eng. of Computer-Based Systems, Potsdam, Germany.

April 2006

3-7 Apr: ICDE 2006, 22nd IEEE Int'l Conf. on Data Eng., Atlanta.

18-20 Apr: AINA 2006, IEEE 20th Int'l Conf. on Advanced Information Networking & Applications, Vienna.

19-21 Apr: COOL Chips 2006, Cool Chips IX: IEEE Symp. on Low-Power & High-Speed Chips, Yokohama, Japan.

20-26 Apr: CSEET 2006, 19th Conf. on Software Eng. Education & Training, Oahu, Hawaii. Contact Daniel Port,

25-29 Apr: IPDPS 2006, 20th IEEE Int'l Parallel & Distributed Processing Symp., Rhodes, Greece.

30 Apr.-4 May: VTS 2006, 24th IEEE VLSI Test Symp., Berkeley, Calif.

May 2006

7-11 May: ISEE 2006, IEEE Int'l Symp. on Electronics & the Environment, San Francisco.

9-12 May: MDM 2006, 7th Int'l Conf. on Mobile Data Management, Nara, Japan.

17-20 May: ISMVL 2006, 36th Int'l Symp. on Multiple-Valued Logic, Singapore.

June 2006

5-7 June: SUTC 2006, IEEE Int'l Conf. on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, & Trustworthy Computing, Taichung, Taiwan.

11-15 June: JCDL 2006, IEEE/ACM Joint Conf. on Digital Libraries, Chapel Hill, N.C.

17-21 June: ISCA 2006, 33rd Ann. Int'l Symp. on Computer Architecture, Boston.

17-23 June: CVPR 2006, IEEE Int'l Conf. on Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition, New York. Contact D. Huttenlocher,

25-28 June: DSN 2006, Int'l Conf. on Dependable Systems & Networks, Philadelphia.

26-29 June: ISCC 2006, 11th IEEE Symp. on Computers & Comm., Pula, Italy.

28-30 June: RAMPDS 2006, 2nd Int'l Workshop on Reliability & Autonomic Management in Parallel & Distributed Systems, Indianapolis, Ind. Contact Michael Hinchey,

July 2006

9-12 July: ICME 2006, IEEE Int'l Conf. on Multimedia & Expo, Toronto.

12-14 July: Comsar 2006, Int'l Workshop on Component-Based Software Eng., Software Architecture, & Reuse (with ICIS), Honolulu.

12-14 July: ICIS 2006, 5th Int'l Conf. on Computer & Information Science, Honolulu. 8080/ICIS2006/

12-15 July: ICPADS 2006, 12th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Parallel & Distributed Systems, Minneapolis.

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 confeences is available at

Call for Articles for Computer

Computer seeks articles for a special issue to appear in April 2006 on the software engineering and application of software-based medical devices and device systems. The guest editor is Rick Schrenker, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts General Hospital;

The Institute of Medicine's 1999 report, To Err Is Human, estimated that as many as 98,000 Americans were dying annually as a result of medical errors. The section titled "Why Do Accidents Happen?" states "People … become accustomed to design defects and learn to work around them, so often they are not recognized" and "Accidents are more likely to happen in certain types of systems. When they do occur, they represent failures in the way systems are designed. The primary objective of systems design ought to be to make it difficult for accidents and errors to occur and minimize damage if they do occur."

Given the hundreds to thousands of technically and clinically heterogeneous medical equipment models (and their attendant software) used in large medical facilities, the increasing complexity facing medical device users and the clinical engineering community is almost overwhelming. This special issue looks at the challenges facing the medical industry as a whole, and the clinical engineering community in particular, in realizing the promise of modern medical technology. Topics of interest include

  • the application of software engineering in the development of systems that span the spectrum of care—for example, home, community, community hospital, academic medical center, and regional health care systems;
  • the application of software engineering in the development of systems in high-intensity care-delivery settings—for example, intensive care units or operating rooms, where various clinically and technically heterogeneous devices and systems can be applied to provide patient care, often in concert; and
  • lifecycle maintenance, management, and safety assurance of software-based medical devices and systems, duly considering both the care environment and the technological sophistication of users and potential interactions with coresident devices.

Computer seeks articles treating all aspects of the application of software engineering to the development and management of software-based medical devices used in the delivery of direct patient care, including human factors, safety, and business issues.

The submission deadline is 1 December 2005. Author guidelines and submission instructions are available at

Send inquiries to the guest editor at


The 12th International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture provides a forum for scientists and engineers to present late-breaking research findings in this rapidly changing field. Authors have been invited to submit papers on all aspects of high-performance computer architecture including processor architectures, cache and memory systems, high-performance I/O systems, parallel computer architectures, innovative hardware/software trade-offs, and performance evaluations of real machines.

Highlights of the symposium include a full slate of tutorials and workshops, as well as a session on the architecture of future industrial platforms including processors, caches, and memory.

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Architecture, HPCA-12 will take place in Austin, Texas, from 11-15 February 2006. For further information on HPCA-12, visit

Call for Articles for Computer

Computer seeks articles for a special issue on public computing in city contexts, to appear in August 2006. Guest editors are Michele Chang from Intel and Irina Shklovski from Carnegie Mellon University.

In recent years, forces of technology, culture, and society have converged to reshape urban life. The urban experience has quickly emerged as a major focus for research on issues of mobility, location-based services, and pervasive computing. A city's complexities, embodied in its social, historical, and technological infrastructures, make it a viable alternative to the controlled environment of the lab.

This special issue will be devoted to bringing members of the human-computer interaction community together with researchers and practitioners from the fields of urban planning, architecture, and design to examine public interfaces and their effects on the urban environment. Public interfaces are systems that foster public dialog, facilitate the exchange of information and services, or encourage interaction between public entities and city inhabitants. Computer encourages submissions reporting systematic empirical studies or critical analyses of interdisciplinary research as well as descriptions of technology development.

Topics of particular interest include computing as a shared resource, surveillance and personal boundaries in public spaces, access as a means of control and discrimination, and supporting individuals in the production of knowledge.

The deadline for papers is 15 February 2006. Author guidelines and submission instructions are available at

Send inquiries to the guest editors at or

SAINT 2006

In recent years, the Internet has revolutionized communication by exploiting such technical advances as fiber optic networks, high-speed IP switching, DSL, and cable broadband access. The 2006 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet focuses on emerging and future Internet applications and their associated technologies. The conference attracts researchers and practitioners from all segments of industry, government, and academia. In addition to technical sessions consisting of contributed papers, the conference will include keynote presentations, full- and half-day workshops, and panels of selected experts. Conference organizers have solicited papers on topics that include Internet agents, standards for e-business, Internet appliances, and network and protocol architectures.

SAINT, set for 23-27 January 2006 in Phoenix, is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on the Internet, the Information Processing Society of Japan, and the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers. To learn more about SAINT 2006, visit

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