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Computer seeks submissions for a May 2011 special issue on mobile and embedded computing.

It has been almost 20 years since technology visionary Mark Weiser predicted the proliferation of inch-, foot-, and yard-size computers ("The Computer for the 21st Century," Scientific American, Sept. 1991). Today, the widespread adoption of smartphones (inch); tablets, e-books, net books (foot); and Internet-enabled televisions and smart signs (yard) is dramatically changing the Internet landscape.

The mobile Internet is growing much faster than the desktop Internet, and many people are predicting that more users will connect to the Internet from their mobile devices than desktop PCs within the next few years.

The special issue of Computer will focus on mobile and embedded applications, services, devices, HCI, programming environments, and other emerging research areas. Appropriate topics of interest include applications and computing services for mobile users; next-generation Internet television; user interface and systems design; security, scalability, and reliability issues; and HTML5 for mobile or embedded applications development.

Accepted papers will be professionally edited for content and style. All manuscripts are subject to peer review on both technical merit and relevance to Computer's readership.

Paper submissions are due by 31 December. For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript, please visit


IEEE Software seeks submissions for a July/August 2011 issue on the software business.

The special issue will focus on two questions: How do software creation and support organizations address an enterprise's existing business model—that is, how does a successful enterprise embrace software products and services to preserve or improve its competitiveness in the marketplace? And how does an enterprise whose primary focus is producing software (components, applications, services) find a successful business model for competing in the marketplace?

The guest editors have solicited papers on implementations in commercial, academic, and public entities as well as lessons learned

Articles are due by 1 December. Visit to view the complete call for papers.

IT Professional seeks submissions for a July/August 2011 issue on social networking and collaboration.

Information technology has transformed social networking and collaboration. As individuals and businesses discover the potential and value of IT-enabled social networks, there is a need to articulate and quantify the antecedents of adoption, diffusion, business value, and societal impacts of social networks.

The guest editors welcome papers on topics that include emerging applications of social networking and collaboration, best practices, nonprofit and government applications, applications in emerging economies, and the potential pitfalls and challenges of social networking and collaboration.

Articles are due by 1 December. Visit to view the complete call for papers.



1-4 Dec: ATS 2010, Asian Test Symp., Shanghai;

4-8 Dec: Micro-43, 43rd IEEE/ACM Int'l Symp. on Microarchitecture, Atlanta;

6-10 Dec: APSCC 2010, IEEE Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conf., Hangzhou, China;

7-10 Dec: ICPADS 2010, IEEE Int'l Conf. on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Shanghai;

15-18 Dec: ISSPIT 2010, IEEE Int'l Symp. on Signal Processing and Information Technology, Luxor, Egypt;

19-22 Dec: HiPC, Int'l Conf. on High Performance Computing, Goa, India;


4-7 Jan: HICSS 2011, Hawaii Int'l Conf. on System Sciences, Honolulu;

5-7 Jan: WACV 2011, IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii;

17-19 Jan: DELTA 2011, IEEE 6th Int'l Workshop on Electronic Design, Test, and Application, Queenstown, New Zealand;

26-28 Jan: ICOIN 2011, Int'l Conf. on Information Networking, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;


9-10 Feb: ESSoS 2011, Int'l Symp. on Eng. Secure Software and Systems, Madrid, Spain.;

12-16 Feb: HPCA 2011, IEEE Int'l Symp. on High-Performance Computer Architecture, San Antonio, Texas;

18-20 Feb: EAIT 2011, 2nd Int'l Conf. on Emerging Applications of Information Technology, Kolkata, India;

APRIL 2011

8-9 Apr: ICCP 2011, IEEE Int'l Conf. on Computational Photography, Pittsburgh;

10-15 Apr: InfoCom 2011, 30th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Computer Communications, Shanghai;

MAY 2011

1-5 May: VTS 2011, 29th VLSI Test Symp., Dana Point, California;

16-20 May: IPDPS 2011, 25th IEEE Int'l Parallel & Distributed Processing Symp., Anchorage, Alaska;

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 2010-2011

December 2010

1-4 ATS 2010

4-8 Micro-43

6-10 APSCC 2010

7-10 ICPADS 2010

15-18 ISSPIT 2010

19-22 HiPC

January 2011

4-7 HICSS 2011

5-7 WACV 2011

17-19 DELTA 2011

26-28 ICOIN 2011

February 2011

9-10 Feb: ESSoS 2011

12-16 Feb: HPCA 2011

18-20 Feb: EAIT 2011

HPCA 2011

The International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture is a leading forum for top scientists and engineers to present their latest research findings in this rapidly changing field. HPCA-17 will be held in conjunction with the 16th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP 2011).

Conference organizers have solicited papers on topics that include parallel computer architectures, power-efficient architectures and techniques, reliable and secure architectures, and high-performance I/O systems.

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Architecture, HPCA 2011 takes place 12-16 February in San Antonio, Texas. Visit for complete conference details.

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