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The Call and Calendar section lists conferences, symposia, and workshops that the IEEE Computer Society sponsors or cooperates in presenting.
Visit www.computer.org/conferences for instructions on how to submit conference or call listings, as well as a more complete listing of upcoming computer-related conferences.
Computer seeks articles for an April 2007 special issue on human-centered computing (HCC). Guest editors are Daniel Gatica-Perez of the IDIAP Research Institute, Switzerland; Thomas Huang of the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, US; Alejandro Jaimes of Fuji Xerox, Japan; and Nicu Sebe of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Computing is at one of its most exciting moments in history, playing an essential role in supporting many important human activities. The explosion in the availability of information in various media forms and through multiple sensors and devices means, on one hand, that the amount of data we can collect will continue to increase dramatically. On the other hand, we need to develop new paradigms to search, organize, and integrate such information to support human endeavors: learning, working, communicating, caretaking, and playing, among others.
HCC is an emerging field that aims at bridging the existing gaps between the various disciplines involved with the design and implementation of computing systems that support people's activities. HCC aims at tightly integrating human sciences—social and cognitive—and computer science—human-computer interaction, signal processing, machine learning—for the design of computing systems with a human focus from beginning to end, a focus that considers the personal, social, and cultural contexts in which such systems are deployed.
Beyond being a meeting place for existing disciplines, HCC also aims at radically changing computing with new methodologies to design and build systems that support and enrich people's lives. Computer solicits submissions that introduce key concepts; discuss theoretical frameworks and technical approaches; and describe challenges, research opportunities, and open issues in areas of interest in HCC, including the following areas:
Submissions should be limited to 6,000 words (eight pages in print) with each graphic element (figures, graphs, tables) counting as 300 words. The deadline for submitting papers is 1 October 2006. Detailed author guidelines and submission instructions are available at www.computer.org/ portal/pages/computer/mc/author.html. Send inquiries to the guest editors at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com.
Micro-39 is a leading international forum for presenting, discussing, and debating new and innovative microarchitecture ideas and techniques for advanced computing and communication systems. The symposium brings together researchers in fields related to microarchitecture, compilers, and systems to share recent findings on traditional microarchitectural topics and emerging research areas.
Conference organizers have solicited papers on topics that include compiler techniques for instruction-, thread-, and memory-level parallelism; power-efficient designs; dynamic optimization, emulation, and object code translation; and microarchitecture modeling and simulation methodologies.
Several workshops accompany Micro-39, including the Reconfigurable and Adaptive Architecture Workshop; the Workshop on Architectural Reliability; and the Workshop on Design, Architecture, and Simulation of Chip Multiprocessors
Micro-39 takes place in Orlando, Florida, from 9–13 December. For more information on this year's symposium, including registration information as it becomes available, visit www.microarch.org/micro39.