# Call and Calendar

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## Calls for Articles for IEEE CS Publications

IEEE Software seeks articles for a May/June 2009 issue on software development for embedded systems. The guest editors invite papers that address concept and development activities as well as the evolution and maintenance of systems from such different industry domains as medicine, transportation, and automation.

Suitable paper topics include communication protocols and middleware for embedded systems, modeling of quality attributes, and concepts for maintenance, robustness, and remotely diagnosable embedded system architecture.

Articles are due by 1 November. Visit www.computer.org/software to view detailed author instructions and the complete call for papers.

IEEE MultiMedia seeks articles for an October–December 2009 special issue on multimedia metadata and semantic management. Multimedia metadata description standards—for example, MPEG-7/21—proposed in recent years have added a new aspect to the creation of multimedia content and related semantic management.

The guest editors invite papers that assess current status and technologies, as well as outline major challenges to and future perspectives on multimedia production, management, and exchange. Suitable topics include multimedia retrieval, personalizing multimedia content, cross-media clustering, and mobile applications.

Articles are due by 15 January 2009. Visit www.computer.org/multimedia to view the complete call for papers and submission instructions.

## Calls for Papers

Arith 2009, IEEE 19th Int'l Symp. on Computer Arithmetic, 8–10 Jun., Portland, Oregon; Submissions due 15 October;www.ac.usc.es/arith19/callforpapers

RE 2009, IEEE Int'l Requirements Eng. Conf., 31 Aug.–4 Sept., Atlanta; Abstracts due 2 February 2009;www.re09.org

## Calendar

### November 2008

3–5 Nov: ICTAI 2008, 20th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Tools for Artificial Intelligence, Fairborn, Ohio; http://dblab.cs.wright.edu/ictai2008

8–12 Nov: ANCS 2008, ACM/IEEE Symp. on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems, San Jose, California; www.cse.wustl.edu/ANCS

8–12 Nov: Micro-41, 41st Int'l Symp. on Microarchitecture, Lake Como, Italy; www.microarch.org/micro41

10–14 Nov: ISSRE 2008, 19th Int'l Symp. on Software Reliability Eng., Redmond, Washington; www.issre.org

10–14 Nov: SEFM 2008, 6th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Software Eng. and Formal Methods, Cape Town, South Africa; www.iist.unu.edu/SEFM08

12–14 Nov: ECOWS 2008, 6th IEEE European Conf. on Web Services, Dublin, Ireland; www.computing.dcu.ie/ecows08

15–21 Nov: SC 2008, Supercomputing Conf., Austin, Texas; www.sc08.supercomputing.org

24–27 Nov: ATS 2008, 17th Asian Test Symp., Sapporo, Japan; http://ats08.info.hiroshima-cu.ac.jp

27–28 Nov: WRTLT 2008, 9th IEEE Workshop on RTL and High-Level Testing (with ATS), Sapporo, Japan; http://aries3a.cse.kyutech.ac.jp/wrtlt08

### December 2008

3–5 Dec: HASE 2008, 11th IEEE Int'l Symp. on High-Assurance Systems Eng., Nanjing, China; http://cs.nju.edu.cn/hase08/main.html

9–12 Dec: WI-IAT 2008, IEEE/WIC/ACM Int'l Conf. on Web Intelligence & IEEE/WIC/ACM Int'l Conf. on Intelligent Agent Technology, Sydney; http://datamining.it.uts.edu.au/wi08/html/wi

9–12 Dec: ADMI 2008, IEEE/WIC/ACM Int'l Workshop on Agents and Data Mining Interaction (with WI-IAT), Sydney; www.agentmining.org/admi08

10–12 Dec: CIMCA 2008, 2008 Int'l Conf. on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation (with IAWTIC and ISE), Vienna; http://community.ise.canberra.edu.au/conference/cimca08

15–17 Dec: ISM 2008, IEEE Int'l Symp. on Multimedia, Berkeley, California; http://ism2008.eecs.uci.edu

17–20 Dec: ESO 2008, 3rd Int'l Workshop on Embedded Software Optimization (with EUC), Shanghai; www.utdallas.edu/~qiumk/ESO2008

17–20 Dec: EUC 2008, IEEE/IFIP Int'l Conf. on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, Shanghai; http://epcc.sjtu.edu.cn/euc2008/index.html

17–20 Dec: HiPC 2008, Int'l Conf. on High-Performance Computing, Bangalore, India; www.hipc.org

20–21 Dec: KAM 2008, Int'l Symp. on Knowledge Acquisition and Modeling, Wuhan, China; www.ieeekam.cn

### January 2009

8–10 Jan: ICWIS 2009, Int'l Conf. on Web Intelligence Systems, Chennai, India; www.rajalakshmi.org/icwis09

### February 2009

2–4 Feb: ESPW 2009, European Systems Packaging Workshop, Kinsale, Ireland; www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/cpmt/tc14

### March 2009

16–20 Jan: PerCom 2009, 7th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Pervasive Computing and Communications, Dallas; www.percom.org

### June 2009

8–10 June: Arith 2009. 19th IEEE Symp. on Computer Arithmetic, Portland, Oregon; www.ac.usc.es/arith19

### August 2009

31 Aug–4 Sept: RE 2009, 17th IEEE Int'l Requirements Eng. Conf., Atlanta; www.re09.org

## Call for Articles for Computer

Computer seeks submissions of original research for a June 2009 special issue dedicated to software engineering ethics in a digital world.

Digital communities are becoming more common as the Internet becomes pervasive in day-to-day life. The rise in digital communities also raises a number of ethical issues related to privacy, monitoring, data protection, and more. An ascendant information society providing a range of e-services, such as eHealth and eGovernment, means that these challenges will become increasingly critical in both the design of software systems and the digital communities they serve.

A panel of expert guest editors is soliciting papers on topics ranging from field studies of software systems operating in ethically challenging contexts to methodologies, processes, and codes of conduct. Computer encourages articles that offer a multidisciplinary point of view on the challenges to existing software engineering practices that stem from current issues in social science, psychology, and criminology. The guest editors are soliciting submissions on any topic related to software engineering ethics in a digital world.

Topics of interest include ethical challenges in engineering next-generation software systems, practice and policy implications of ethics, and software engineering in societal contexts. Further topics of interest include ethical aspects of digital communities, the involvement of and accountability to stakeholders' ethical standpoints during software design, ethics regulation in software engineering, and codes of ethics and conduct. More details on the special issue are available at www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/isis/ieee.htm.

Direct inquiries to guest editors Awais Rashid, John Weckert, and Richard Lucas at se-ethics-ieee@comp.lancs.ac.uk. Paper submissions are due by 1 January 2009. Complete submission instructions are available at www.computer.org/portal/pages/computer/content/author.html.

Computer seeks submissions for an October 2009 special issue on models@run.time.

Researchers use the term model-driven engineering to describe software development approaches that manage complexity through the use of software models that are systematically transformed into implementations. Research has generally focused on MDE as a design technique. However, there is a growing community interested in the role of models at runtime, addressing the complexities associated with managing and evolving complex software systems while they are executing.

A panel of expert guest editors invites authors to submit papers on model-based approaches that address topics including

• using models to support runtime monitoring and validation of behavior, and also to support self-*properties in autonomic software systems;
• using models at runtime in service-oriented architectures;
• case studies and experience reports on the use of models at runtime;
• leveraging design models at runtime, including work on transforming design abstractions to runtime abstractions;
• runtime abstractions that enable and support the dynamic management and evolution of software, helping to establish and maintain causal links between runtime models and the running software;
• adaptations based on changes in user intent, including work on reflecting human intent in a runtime model, and work on detecting changes in human intent; and
• implications of models@run.time for existing and emerging software paradigms including service-oriented architecture.

Direct inquiries to guest editors Gordon Blair, of Lancaster University, at gordon@comp.lancs.ac.uk; Robert France, of Colorado State University, at france@cs.colostate.edu; and Nelly Bencomo, of Lancaster University, at nelly@acm.org.

Paper submissions are due by 1 February 2009. Complete submission instructions are available at www.computer.org/portal/pages/computer/content/author.html.

## Events in 2008

#### November

3–5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ICTAI 2008 8–12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ANCS 2008 8–12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Micro-41 10–14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ISSRE 2008 10–14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SEFM 2008 12–14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ECOWS 2008 15–21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SC 2008 24–27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ATS 2008 27–28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WRTLT 2008

#### December

3–5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HASE 2008 9–12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WI-IAT 2008 9–12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ADMI 2008 10–12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CIMCA 2008 15–17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ISM 2008 17–20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESO 2008 17–20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EUC 2008 17–20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HiPC 2008 20–21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .KAM 2008

#### January 2009

8–10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ICWIS 2009

## Submission Instructions

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.

## PerCom 2009

The IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, now in its seventh year, is a premier scholarly venue in the areas of pervasive computing and communications.

PerCom 2009 provides a high-profile, leading-edge forum for researchers and engineers alike to present state-of-the-art research in the respective fields of pervasive computing and communications. The conference features a heterogeneous mixture of presentation forums including core technical sessions, several targeted workshops, demonstrations, keynote speeches, and panel discussions from domain experts.

Organizers have solicited papers on topics that include mobile/wireless computing systems and services in pervasive computing, innovative pervasive computing applications, pervasive computing and communication architectures, and context-aware computing.

Fees for early registration by 15 February 2009 total $650 for Computer Society members. Student members pay$250. For complete conference details, visit www.percom.org.