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Calls for Articles for IEEE CS Publications

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 to view the complete call for papers and submission instructions.

IEEE Software seeks articles for a September/October 2009 special issue on end-user software engineering. The guest editors invite papers on topics that include lightweight approaches to end-user programming that improve software quality, studies of end-user programming populations and their quality concerns, and techniques for helping end users translate their informal requirements into code that adequately addresses their professional goals.

Articles are due by 2 February 2009. Visit to view the complete call for papers and submission instructions.

IEEE Intelligent Systems seeks articles for a September/October 2009 special issue on transforming e-government and e-participation. E-government and e-participation research aims to refocus government on citizens and businesses—and to provide the models, technologies, and tools for more effective and efficient public-administration systems as well as more participatory decision processes.

The guest editors invite papers that address the possible benefits and limitations of tools and applications like the semantic Web, service-oriented architectures, Web 2.0, and social computing as they apply to e-government and -participation. Suitable topics include rule-based, personalized, and modular one-stop portals; cross-agency service composition and monitoring; and user-generated content and social tagging.

Articles are due by 5 March 2009. Visit to view the complete call for papers and submission instructions.

Calls for Papers

ICST 2009, IEEE Int'l Conf. on Software Testing Verification and Validation, 1–4 April 2009, Denver; Papers due 9 January 2009;

RE 2009, IEEE Int'l Requirements Eng. Conf., 31 August–4 September, Atlanta; Abstracts due 2 February 2009;


January 2009

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

25–28 Jan: IFIP 2009, 5th IFIP Int'l Conf. on Digital Forensics, Orlando, Florida;

February 2009

2–4 Feb: ESPW 2009, European Systems Packaging Workshop, Kinsale, Ireland;

14–18 Feb: HPCA 2009, IEEE Int'l Symp. on High-Performance Computer Architecture, Raleigh, North Carolina;

17–19 Feb: CSEET 2009, IEEE Conf. on Software Eng. Education and Training, Hyderabad, India;

March 2009

9–13 Mar: PerCom 2009, 7th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Pervasive Computing and Communications, Dallas;

14–18 Mar: VR 2009, IEEE Virtual Reality Conf., Lafayette, Louisiana;

17–20 Mar: ISORC 2009, 12th IEEE Int'l Symp. on Object/Component/Service-oriented Real-time Distributed Computing, Tokyo;

22–25 Mar: IFIP 2009, 3rd IFIP Working Group 11.10 Int'l Conf. on Critical Infrastructure Protection, Hanover, New Hampshire;

29 Mar–4 Apr: ICDE 2009, 25th Int'l Conf. on Data Eng., Shanghai, China;

April 2009

1–4 Apr: ICST 2009, IEEE Int'l Conf. on Software Testing Verification and Validation, Denver;

1–4 Apr: Tapia 2009, Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conf., Portland, Oregon;

6–8 Apr: TridentCom 2009, 5th Int'l Conf. on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities, Washington, DC;

15–17 Apr: DDECS 2009, IEEE Symp. on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems, Liberec, Czech Republic;

May 2009

16–24 May: ICSE 2009, 31st IEEE/ACM Int'l Conf. on Software Eng., Vancouver, Canada;

June 2009

8–10 June: Arith 2009, 19th IEEE Symp. on Computer Arithmetic, Portland, Oregon;

15–18 June: WoWMoM 2009, IEEE Int'l Symp. on a World of Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networks, Kos, Greece;

21–23 June: CVPR 2009, IEEE Computer Society Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Miami Beach, Florida;

22–25 June: PADS 2009, 2009 ACM/IEEE/SCS 23rd Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation, Lake Placid, New York;

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 e-health and e-government, means that these challenges will become increasingly critical in both the design of software systems and the digital communities they serve.

The guest editors are 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.

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

Direct inquiries to guest editors Awais Rashid, John Weckert, and Richard Lucas at Paper submissions are due by 1 January 2009. Complete submission instructions are available at

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 architectures.

Direct inquiries to guest editors Gordon Blair, of Lancaster University, at; Robert France, of Colorado State University, at; and Nelly Bencomo, of Lancaster University, at

Paper submissions are due by 1 February 2009. Complete submission instructions are available at

Computer seeks submissions for a September 2009 special issue covering the latest advances in next-generation tools and environments for multicore and many-core architectures.

In the past, computing speeds doubled every 18 to 24 months by increasing the clock speed, thus giving software a "free ride" to better performance whenever the clock speed increased. This free ride is now over, and such automatic performance improvement is no longer possible.

With the advent of multicore chips—from the traditional AMD and Intel multicore to the more exotic hybrid multicore of IBM Cell and the many-core of AMD/ATI and nVidia GPGPUs—parallel computing across multiple cores on a single chip has become a necessity.

The expert guest editors solicit papers on topics that include programming models and environments for multicore and many-core architectures, systems scheduling and management between different subsystems, compile-time and runtime optimizations, and tools to enhance programming productivity.

Direct inquiries to guest editors Wu-chun Feng at and Pavan Balaji at Paper submissions are due by 15 March 2009. Complete submission instructions are available at

Submission Instructions

The Call and Calendar section lists conferences, symposia, and workshops that the IEEE Computer Society sponsors or cooperates in presenting.

Visit for instructions on how to submit conference or call listings as well as a more complete listing of upcoming computer-related conferences.

Events in 2009

January 2009

8–10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ICWIS 2009 25–28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFIP 2009

February 2009

2–4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPW 2009 14–18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HPCA 2009 17–19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CSEET 2009

March 2009

9–13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PerCom 2009 14–18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VR 2009 17–20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ISORC 2009 22–25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFIP 2009 29 Mar–4 Apr . . . . . . . . . . . .ICDE 2009

LICS 2008

The 24th IEEE Logic in Computer Science Symposium is an annual international forum on theoretical and practical topics in computer science that relate to logic.

Organizers have invited submissions on topics that include hybrid systems, lambda and combinatory calculi, linear logic, logical aspects of computational complexity, and probabilistic systems.

The symposium is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing, in cooperation with the Association for Symbolic Logic and the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science.

LICS will take place from 11–14 August 2009 in Los Angeles. Abstracts are due by 12 January 2009. Visit for more details on LICS 2009, including a complete call for papers.

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