Call for Papers: FCS'10 (The 2010 International Conference on Foundations of Computer Science), USA, July 2010

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Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:36:10 -0800 (PST)
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It would be greatly appreciated if this announcement could be shared with individuals whose research interests include theoretical foundations of computer science. Thanks.
                       CALL  FOR  PAPERS

       The 2010 International Conference on Foundations
                     of Computer Science

      Date and Location: July 12-15, 2010, Las Vegas, USA

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted papers will be published in the FCS conference proceedings (in printed book form; later, the proceedings will also be accessible online).

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

O Quantum Computing
O Game theory and methods
O Computational number theory
O Logic in computer science
O Theory of computing and formal systems O Automata and formal languages
O Optimization methods
O Coding theory
O Novel data structures
O Languages
O Complexity theory (including circuit complexity) O Theory of parallel and distributed computing O Graph algorithms and graph drawing
O Deduction
O Combinatorics
O Algorithms
O Probabilistic and randomized methodologies O Approximation methods
O Parametrized complexity (including Kolmogorov, ...) O Non-linear dynamics and chaos
O Computational biology and bioinformatics O Cryptography
O Novel compression methods
O Database theory
O Queuing methods
O Foundations of computer security
O Model checking and computer-aided verification O Models of computation
O Computational geometry
O Semantics, concurrency and type theory O Scheduling methods
O Models of internet computing
O Other emerging topics

To see the DBLP list of accepted papers in the last offering of FCS, go to The main web site of FCS'10 is accessible at


The Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC), University of California, Berkeley, USA; Collaboratory for Advanced Computing and Simulations (CACS), University of Southern California, USA; Intelligent
Data Exploration & Analysis Lab., University of Texas at Austin, Texas,
USA; Harvard Statistics Department Genomics & Bioinformatics Lab., Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA; BioMedical Informatics & Bio-Imaging Lab., Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University, Georgia, USA; Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, USA; Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota, USA; Medical Image HPC & Informatics
Lab. (MiHi Lab), University of Iowa, USA; University of North Dakota, USA; NDSU-CIIT Green Computing & Communications Lab., North Dakota State
University, USA; Knowledge Management & Intelligent System Center (KMIS)
of University of Siegen, Germany; UMIT, Institute of Bioinformatics and
Translational Research, Austria; SECLAB of University of Naples Federico II, University of Naples Parthenope, & Second University of Naples, Italy; National Institute for Health Research; World Academy of
Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano); Supercomputer Software Department (SSD), Institute of Computational Mathematics & Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences; Int'l Council on Medical & Care Compunetics;
The UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK; VMW Solution
Ltd.; Scientific Technologies Corporation; HoIP - Health without Boundaries; Space for Earth Foundation; and Manjrasoft (Cloud Computing
Technology company), Melbourne, Australia.

WORLDCOMP 2010 MEMBERS OF STEERING COMMITTEE: (Each track/conference has its own committee members - what appears below is a partial list of members of the steering committee of the federated event - WORLDCOMP.)

   Dr. Selim Aissi
   Chief Strategist - Security, Manageability and Virtualization,    Ultra Mobile Group, Intel Corporation, USA

   Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia
   Coordinator & General Co-Chair, Professor, Computer Science,    Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer),    Co-Editor/Board, Journal of Computational Science (Elsevier),    Advisory Board, IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing,    Elected Fellow, Int'l Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine,    The University of Georgia, USA

   Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy
   Member, National Academy of Engineering,    IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow,
   Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences    University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

   Prof. Hyunseung Choo
   ITRC Director of Ministry of Information & Communication, Korea,    Director, ITRC: Intelligent HCI Convergence Research Center, Korea,    Director, Korea Information Processing Society,    Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology,    Assoc. Editor, Transactions on Computational Science, Springer-

   Director, Korean Society for Internet Info. (KSII) + Society for Sim.;

   Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

   Prof. Andy Marsh
   Director HoIP (Healthcare over Internet Protocol),    Secretary-General WABT (World Academy of Biomedical Science & Tech.),

   Vice-president ICET (Int'l Council for Engineering & Technology),    Vice-president ICMCC (Int'l Council on Medical & Care Compunetics),    Visiting Professor, University of Westminster, UK

   Prof. Layne T. Watson
   IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National    Institute of Aerospace, Departments of Computer Science & Math,    Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA

   Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh
   Member, National Academy of Engineering,    IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow,    Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing,    Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA

PURPOSE / HISTORY:    FCS'10 Conference is being held jointly (same location and dates)    with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP).    WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer

   science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate    to have 2,000 or more attendees from over 85 countries participating

   at WORLDCOMP Congress. A number of individual research tracks of    the Congress have been held for many years; for example, PDPTA has    been held annually since 1995 (PDPTA'10 is the 16th annual    conference); ERSA has been held annually since 2001 (ERSA'10 is the    10th annual conference); ICAI has been held annually since 1999
(ICAI'10 is the 12th annual conference); FCS has been held
   annually since 2005 (FCS'10 is the 6th annual conference). Other    tracks of WORLDCOMP Congress have similar records.

   The motivation behind this federated congress is to assemble    a spectrum of affiliated research conferences into a coordinated    research meeting held in a common place at a common time. The    main goal is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a    number of research areas that interact. The model used to form    FCS facilitates communication among researchers from all    over the world in different fields of computer science,    computer engineering, applied computing, and computational    biology. Both inward research (core areas) and outward research
(multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, and applications) will
   be covered during the conference. FCS makes concerted effort    to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government
   agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the world.

   FCS'10 will be composed of research presentations, keynote    lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions,    and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel    speakers have included (as part of the federated event):    Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer/computer architecture, U. of    California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of    Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of    Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as    Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena    Bajcsy (pioneer/VR, U. of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry    Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys
(known as X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost; OLPC),
   Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming,    Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U. of    Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern    California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and    Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),    Anousheh Ansari (CEO, Prodea Systems & first female private    space explorer), and many other distinguished speakers. To get    a feeling about the events' atmosphere, see the 2009 delegates    photos available at:
   2008 delegates photos can be viewed at:

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS, PUBLICATION, INDEXING INFORMATION:    Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by    uploading them to the evaluation web site at:
   Submissions must be uploaded by March 1, 2010 and they must    be in either MS doc (but not docx) or pdf formats (about 5    to 7 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All    reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the    authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a    particular typesetting format to prepare their final papers.)

   The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be    limited to 7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been    previously published or currently submitted for publication    elsewhere. The first page of the draft paper should include:    title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and    email address for each author. The first page should also    identify the name of the Contact Author and a maximum of 5    topical keywords that would best represent the content of    the paper. Finally, the name of the conference (ie. FCS)    must be stated on the first page.

   Full papers will be evaluated for originality, significance,    clarity, impact, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed    by two experts in the field who are independent of the    conference program committee. The referees' evaluations will    then be reviewed by one member of the program committee who    will recommend a decision to the chair of the track that    the paper has been submitted to. The chair will make the    final decision. Lastly, the final papers will be reviewed    by one member of the program committee.

   All accepted papers will be published in the respective    conference proceedings (in both, printed book form as well as    online). The proceedings will be indexed in Inspec / IET /    The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP / Computer    Science Bibliography, and others.) The printed proceedings    will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

   In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected    authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their    papers for publication in a number of research books being    proposed/contracted with various publishers (such as, Springer,    Elsevier, IOS, ...) - these books would be composed after the    conference. Also, many chairs of sessions and workshops will    be forming journal special issues to be published after the    conference.

IMPORTANT DATES:    March 1, 2010: Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)    March 25, 2010: Notification of acceptance    April 22, 2010: Final papers + Copyright + Registration    July 12-15, 2010: The 2010 International Conference on

                     Foundations of Computer Science (FCS'10)


MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:    The Program Committee includes members of chapters of World    Academy of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific    computing; AI; imaging science; databases; simulation;    software eng.; embedded systems; internet & web technologies;    communications; computer security; & bioinformatics.) The    Program Committee for FCS'10 conference is currently    being formed. Many who have already joined the committees    of individual tracks are renowned leaders, scholars,    researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest    ranks; many are directors of research labs., fellows of    various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program    directors of research funding agencies, deans and provosts.    You can view the list of program committee of the last two    offerings of FCS at:    Program Committee members are expected to have established    a strong and documented research track record. Those    interested in joining the Program Committee should email    H. R. Arabnia ( the following information for    consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and position,    complete mailing address, email address, a one-page biography    that includes research expertise and the name of the conference    offering to help with (ie, FCS).

LOCATION OF CONFERENCE:    FCS'10 will be held at Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas,    Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels).    This is a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and    over 3,000 rooms. It is minutes from the airport with 24-hour    shuttle service to and from the airport. This hotel has many    recreational attractions, including: waterfalls, spa, pools,    sunning decks, Easy River, wave pool, nightly shows, many    restaurants, ... The hotel is adjacent to CityCenter
( ) which is the
   largest private development in the United States' history
(costing over $11 Billion); this offers access to additional
   recreational and entertainment attractions. The negotiated    room rate for conference attendees is very reasonable. Received on Thu Feb 18 2010 - 09:36:10 CET

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