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Calls for IEEE CS Publications

IEEE Internet Computing magazine plans a September/October 2006 special issue on Web services for geographic information systems . Internet Computing seeks papers on topics that include distributed spatial/spatiotemporal databases, performance evaluation of large-scale GIS Web servers, and design and implementation of the semantic geospatial Web.

Internet Computing targets the technical and scientific Internet user communities as well as designers and developers of Internet-based applications and their enabling technologies. Complete author instructions are available at

Submissions are due by 1 February 2006. 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

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.


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.

5-8 Dec: e-Science 2005, Int'l Conf. on e-Science & Grid Technologies, Melbourne, Australia.

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

12-14 Dec: PRDC 2005, 11th Pacific Rim Int'l Symp. on Dependable Computing, Changsha, China.

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.

13-17 Feb: ICCBSS 2006, 5th Int'l Conf. on COTS-Based Software Systems, Orlando, Fla.

March 2006

2-3 Mar: ISVLSI 2006, IEEE Computer Soc. Ann. Symp. on VLSI, Karlsruhe, Germany.

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.

8-11 Mar: AICCSA 2006, 4th ACS/IEEE Int'l Conf. on Computer Systems & Applications, Dubai and Sharjah, UAE.

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.

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

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

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

April 2006

2 Apr: STD3S, Int'l Workshop on Security & Trust in Decentralized/Distributed Data Structures (with ICDE), Atlanta.

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

3-7 Apr: WIRI 2006, 2nd Int'l Workshop on Challenges in Web Information Retrieval & Integration (with ICDE), Atlanta. http://research.

6-7 Apr: WMCSA 2006, 7th IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems & Applications, Blaine, Wash.

13-14 Apr: IWIA 2006, 4th IEEE Int'l Information Assurance Workshop, Egham, UK.

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, Kahuku, Hawaii.

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

30 Apr.: IOST 2006, Int'l IEEE Workshop on Open Source Test Technology Tools (with VTS), Berkeley, Calif.

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.

11-14 June: SWTW 2006, 16th Ann. IEEE Southwest Test Workshop, San Diego.

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.

18-20 June: DCOSS 2006, Int'l Conf. on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems, San Francisco.

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

26-29 June: WoWMoM 2006, IEEE Int'l Symp. on "A World of Wireless, Mobile, & Multimedia Networks," Niagara Falls, N.Y.

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

July 2006

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

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

Call for Articles for Computer

Computer magazine 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.

Computer's special issue will be devoted to bringing members of the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) 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 dialogue, facilitate the exchange of information and services, or encourage interaction between public entities and city inhabitants. Computer encourages 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


The Fourth ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, at the American University of Sharjah, UAE, and the UAE's Dubai Silicon Oasis, is among the most prominent computer science and engineering conferences in the Middle East. Conference organizers have solicited papers that are theoretical, conceptual, or descriptive in nature, or that survey the state of the art in computer systems and their applications. Topics of particular interest this year include security and information assurance, software engineering and applications, and VLSI circuits and systems.

Other highlights of the symposium are a full slate of tutorials and workshops, and a session on the architecture of future industrial platforms. including processors, caches, and memory.

Conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society. Outstanding papers may be selected for publication in archival form. For further information on AICCSA 06, set to take place from 8-11 March 2006, visit

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

DATE 2006

The Ninth Design, Automation and Test in Europe conference and exhibition brings together researchers, users, and specialists in the design, test, and manufacturing of electronic systems and circuits. The conference features keynote addresses, regular papers, interactive presentations, panels and hot-topic sessions, tutorials, workshops, and the popular Designers' Forum.

DATE addresses all aspects of research into technologies for electronic and embedded systems engineering. It covers the design process, test, and tools for design automation of electronic products ranging from integrated circuits to FPGA-based designs and distributed large-scale systems.

New this year, DATE is also seeking papers that present novel ideas and proofs of concept of embedded or integrated system designs, including FPGAs and reconfigurable platforms.

Set for 6-10 March 2006 in Munich, DATE is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Test Technology Technical Council, in cooperation with the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation. To learn more about DATE 2006, visit

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