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Computer seeks submissions for an April 2012 special issue on interaction beyond the keyboard.

Interaction with computers has become an integral part of daily life for most people. As computing technologies proliferate, simple user interfaces and ease of use become key success factors for a wide range of products.

Although the keyboard and mouse are still the dominant user interfaces in home and office environments, with the massive increase in mobile device usage and the many new interaction technologies available, the way we interact with computers is becoming richer and more diverse. Touch-enabled surfaces, natural gestures, implicit interaction, and tangible user interfaces mark some of these trends.

Computer seeks original research that describes groundbreaking new devices, methods, and approaches to human-computer interaction in a world of ubiquitous computer use. Suitable topics include interactive surfaces and tabletop computing; tangible interaction and graspable user interfaces; and user interfaces based on physiological sensors and actuators.

Direct inquiries to guest editor Albrecht Schmidt of the University of Stuttgart at

Paper submissions are due 1 November. For author guidelines and information on the electronic submission process, visit

Computer seeks submissions for a September 2012 special issue on modeling and simulation of smart and green computing systems.

Sustainable and efficient utilization of available energy resources is perhaps the fundamental challenge of the current century. Academic and industrial communities have invested significant resources in developing new solutions to address energy-efficiency challenges in several areas including IT and telecommunications, green buildings and cities, and the smart grid.

Modeling and simulation methodologies are necessary for the comprehensive performance evaluation that precedes costly prototyping activities for such complex, large-scale systems. This special issue aims to disseminate the latest advances in modeling and simulation of smart and green computing systems, which are critical from the perspective of sustainable economic growth and environmental conservation.

Topics of interest include modeling and simulations of energy-efficient computing systems, green communications systems, and smart grid applications. For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript electronically, visit

Articles are due by 1 March 2012. Visit to view the complete call for papers.


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 to view the complete call for papers.

Computing in Science & Engineering plans a May/June 2012 special issue on scientific computing with graphics processing units.

GPUs aren't just for graphics anymore. These high-performance many-core processors are used to accelerate a wide range of science and engineering applications, in many cases offering dramatically increased performance compared to CPUs. Computer architects also use them to build the world's largest supercomputers. However, the use of GPUs in scientific computing comes with added risks. The effort needed to port applications can be substantial, and not every application benefits equally well from GPU acceleration.

The guest editors seek contributions covering all aspects of using GPUs to solve challenging computational science problems. Of special interest are articles presenting the results of porting efforts of large-scale scientific applications on large-scale GPU-based high-performance computers.

Articles are due by 14 September. Visit to view the complete call for papers.



11-14 Sept: ASAP 2011, 22nd IEEE Int'l Conf. on Application-Specific Systems, Architectures, and Processors, Santa Monica, California;

14-16 Sept: ECOWS 2011, 9th IEEE European Conf. on Web Services, Lugano, Switzerland;

18-23 Sept: ITC 2011, Int'l Test Conf., Anaheim, California;

25 Sept-1 Oct: ICSM 2011, 27th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Software Maintenance, Williamsburg, Virginia;

26-30 Sept: Cluster 2011, IEEE Int'l Conf. on Cluster Computing, Austin, Texas;


4-7 Oct: LCN 2011, 36th IEEE Conf. on Local Computer Networks, Bonn, Germany;

4-7 Oct: SRDS 2011, 30th IEEE Int'l Symp. on Reliable Distributed Systems, Madrid, Spain;

10-14 Oct: PACT 2011, 20th Int'l Conf. on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques, Galveston, Texas;

22-25 Oct: FOCS 2011, 52nd IEEE Symp. on Foundations of Computer Science, Palm Springs, California;


6-10 Nov: ASE 2011, 26th IEEE/ACM Int'l Conf. on Automated Software Eng., Lawrence, Kansas;

6-13 Nov: ICCV 2011, 13th Int'l Conf. on Computer Vision, Barcelona, Spain;

7-9 Nov: ICTAI 2011, 23rd IEEE Int'l Conf. on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, Boca Raton, Florida;

12-18 Nov: SC 2011, ACM/IEEE Int'l Conf. for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, Seattle;

21-23 Nov: NCCA 2011, First IEEE Symp. on Network Cloud Computing and Applications, Toulouse, France;


5-8 Dec: E-Science 2011, 7th Int'l Conf. on e-Science, Stockholm,

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