[alife] CSTST'08 - call for papers.

Ivan Jordanov Ivan.Jordanov at port.ac.uk
Mon Feb 11 13:25:13 PST 2008


The Fifth International Conference on Soft Computing as
Transdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSTST'08)


---- To commemorate the memory of Prof. Yasuhiko Dote, Japan -----
         (Founding Chair of WSTST series of meetings) 
Technically Sponsored by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
 (pending approval), EUSFLAT Society and in Cooperation with ACM
October 26-30, 2008
Cergy-Pontoise/Paris, FRANCE
Hosted by the "University of Cergy Pontoise"

The International Conference on Soft Computing as Transdisciplinary
Science and Technology (CSTST'08) brings together international soft
computational intelligence researchers, developers, practitioners, and
The aim of CSTST (previously called WSTST) is to serve as a forum to
present current and future work as well as to exchange research ideas in
this field. 
CSTST'08 invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work
that demonstrates current research in all areas of soft computing, as
well as proposals 
for workshops, industrial presentations, demonstrations, and tutorials.

We solicit original research and technical papers not published
The papers can be theoretical, practical and application oriented on
the following themes (but not limited to): 
* Information and Data Management 
* Intelligent Hybrid Systems 
* Fusion of Soft and Hard Computing 
* Data and Web Mining 
* Decision Support Systems 
* Natural Language Processing 
* Intelligent Agent-based Systems, Cognitive and Reactive Distributed
AI Systems 
* Internet Modeling 
* Multimedia Information Systems 
* Information Retrieval 
* Human-Computer Interface 
* XML-based Languages 
* Security and Access Control 
* Information Content Security 
* Mobile, Ad Hoc and Sensor Network Management 
* Applications 
        o E-Learning, eCommerce, eBusiness and eGovernment 
        o Image and speech signal processing, prediction, and control 
        o Robotics 
        o Biology and medicine 
        o Business and management 
        o Artificial societies 
        o Chemicals, pharmaceuticals and materials 
        o Environment engineering 
Paper submission
Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF files and should be
uploaded using the conference website
Full paper submissions should be in ACM format with a limit of 6 pages.

Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected. 
Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 independent reviewers
of the PC. 

Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact,
originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. 
Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging
positions on important emergent topics. 
At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper.

The conference Proceedings will be indexed by ACM Digital Libraries and
published with an ISBN.

Workshop/tutorial submission
A workshop/tutorial proposal must be about 2--5 pages long and contain
the following information: 
  * Title; 
  * Summary; 
  * Topics; 
  * Format and duration; 
  * Organizers (attach short CVs, limit of 2 pages each); 
  * Proposed program committee (workshops only); 
  * Expected submission and acceptance rate (workshops only); 
  * Type (academic and/or industrial) and number of expected
  * Significance in relation to topics of the main conference and
details of any previous workshops. 

Proceedings of all CSTST'08 workshops are to be published as a single
volume to be distributed at the conference. 
All the workshop papers should be limited to 6 pages in ACM format. 

Workshop/tutorial proposals are reviewed based on the quality of the
proposal, its relation to the main conference topics, and the likelihood
to attract enough participants. 

Proposals must be sent by email to Yinghua MA (ma-yinghua at sjtu.edu.cn)
and/or Hiroshi Ishikawa (ishikawa at inf.shizuoka.ac.jp) 

Important Dates
Full Paper Submissions: 	June 15, 2008 
Proposals for Workshops and Tutorials: 	April 30, 2008 
Notification of Workshop & Tutorial Acceptance: 	May 15, 2008 
Notification of Paper Acceptance: 	August 15, 2008 
Camera Ready Papers Due: 	September 17, 2008 
Author Registration: 	September 17, 2008 
Conference Dates:  	October 26-30,2008 

Journal Publication
Extended versions of selected papers will be published in several
journals, such as: 

1. Journal of Information Assurance and Security (JIAS) (ISSN
2. International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research (ISSN

Honorary Chair
Lotfi A. Zadeh, University of California, U.S.A 

General Co-Chairs 
Youakim Badr, INSA-Lyon, France
Ajith Abraham, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Yukio Ohsawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan 

On behalf of the programme committee,

Best regards,

Dr. Ivan Jordanov, BSc, MSc, PhD,
Principal Lecturer,
MSc Projects Coordinator,
School of Computing,
University of Portsmouth,
Portsmouth, PO1 3HE, UK 

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