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IEEE Internet Computing plans a May/June 2012 special issue on infrastructures for online social networking services.
The proliferation of rich social media, online communities, and collectively produced knowledge resources has accelerated the convergence of technological and social networks, resulting in a dynamic ecosystem of online social networking services, environments, and applications. OSN sites' success is reshaping the Internet's structure, design, and utility. Moreover, this trend is creating numerous challenges and opportunities for the development, deployment, management, and operation of scalable, secure, interoperable OSN infrastructures that can sustain a cycle of innovative application development, improved end-user experience, high-quality service provision, privacy protection, and healthy market expansion.
IC's guest editors seek recent research results in systems, software, and services that provide novel ubiquitous, scalable, secure, and trustworthy OSN infrastructures.
Articles are due by 1 September. Visit www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/iccfp3 to view the complete call for papers.
IEEE Intelligent Systems plans a January/February 2012 special issue on human-agent-robot teamwork.
HART has become a widely accepted metaphor for describing the nature of multirobot and multiagent cooperation. By virtue of a largely reusable, explicit, formal model of shared intentions, team members try to manage general responsibilities and commitments to each other in a coherent fashion that both enhances performance and facilitates recovery when unanticipated problems arise. For software agents and robots to participate in teamwork alongside people in carrying out complex real-world tasks, they must have some of the capabilities that enable natural and effective teamwork among groups of people.
The guest editors seek innovative contributions to theories, methods, and tools in support of mixed groups of humans, agents, and robots working together in teams. Multidisciplinary research—combining findings from fields such as computer science, AI, cognitive science, anthropology, social psychology, ergonomics, robotics, organizational psychology, and human technology interaction to address the problem of HART—is strongly encouraged.
Articles are due by 1 July. Visit www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/iscfp1 to view the complete call for papers.
11-15 July: ICME 2011, IEEE Int'l Conf. on Multimedia and Expo, Barcelona, Spain; www.icme2011.org
18-22 July: COMPSAC 2011, IEEE Int'l Computer Software and Applications Conf., Munich; http://compsac.cs.iastate.edu/
18-22 July: SAINT 2011, Symp. on Applications and the Internet (with COMPSAC), Munich; www.saintconference.org
25-27 July: ARITH 2011, Symp. on Computer Arithmetic, Tubingen, Germany; www.ac.usc.es/arith20
1 Aug: Hot Chips 2011, 23rd Symposium on High-Performance Chips, Palo Alto, California; www.hotchips.org
15-18 Aug: ICGSE 2011, IEEE Int'l Conf. on Global Software Eng., Helsinki, Finland; http://icgse2011.soberit.hut.fi
25-27 Aug: NCA 2011, 10th IEEE Int'l Symp. on Network Computing and Applications, Cambridge, Mass.; www.ieee-nca.org
11-14 Sept: ASAP 2011, 22nd IEEE Int'l Conf. on Application-Specific Systems, Architectures, and Processors, Santa Monica, California; http://asap-conference.org
14-16 Sept: ECOWS 2011, 9th IEEE European Conf. on Web Services, Lugano, Switzerland; http://ecows2011.inf.usi.ch
18-23 Sept: ITC 2011, Int'l Test Conf., Anaheim, California; www.itctestweek.org
25 Sept-1 Oct: ICSM 2011, 27th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Software Maintenance, Williamsburg, Virginia; www.cs.wm.edu/icsm2011
26-30 Sept: Cluster 2011, IEEE Int'l Conf. on Cluster Computing, Austin, Texas; www.tacc.utexas.edu/ieee/2011/index.php
4-7 Oct: LCN 2011, 36th IEEE Conf. on Local Computer Networks, Bonn, Germany; www.ieeelcn.org/index.html
4-7 Oct: SRDS 2011, 30th IEEE Int'l Symp. on Reliable Distributed Systems, Madrid, Spain; http://lsd.ls.fi.upm.es/srds2011
10-14 Oct: PACT 2011, 20th Int'l Conf. on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques, Galveston, Texas; http://pactconf.org
22-25 Oct: FOCS 2011, 52nd IEEE Symp. on Foundations of Computer Science, Palm Springs, California; www.cs.ucr.edu/~marek/FOCS11
6-10 Nov: ASE 2011, 26th IEEE/ACM Int'l Conf. on Automated Software Eng., Lawrence, Kansas; www.continuinged.ku.edu/programs/ase
6-13 Nov: ICCV 2011, 13th Int'l Conf. on Computer Vision, Barcelona, Spain; www.iccv2011.org
7-9 Nov: ICTAI 2011, 23rd IEEE Int'l Conf. on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, Boca Raton, Florida; www.cse.fau.edu/ictai2011
12-18 Nov: SC 2011, ACM/IEEE Int'l Conf. for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, Seattle; http://sc11.supercomputing.org