Call for Papers & Sessions: The 2012 Intl. Conf. on Information and Knowledge Engineering (IKE'12), USA, July 16-19, 2012

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Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:47:50 -0800 (PST)
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Call For Conference Tracks

The 2012 International Conference on
Information and Knowledge Engineering

Date and Location: July 16-19, 2012, USA Location: See the above web site for venue/city

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (they will also be available on the web). The proceedings will be indexed in Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP / Computer Science Bibliography, and others. Like prior years, extended versions of selected papers (about 40%) will appear in journals and edited research books (publishers include: Springer, Elsevier, ...).

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

O Knowledge management and cyber-learning O Information reliability and security
O Information and knowledge structures
O Information retrieval systems
O Knowledge mining
O Knowledge delivery methods
O Knowledge life cycle
O Knowledge and information extraction and discovery techniques O Knowledge classification tools
O Knowledge and information management techniques O Knowledge extraction from images/pictures O Knowledge representation and acquisition O Knowledge re-engineering
O Large-scale information processing methods O Intelligent knowledge-based systems
O Re-usability of software/knowledge/information O Aspect-oriented programming
O Formal and visual specification languages O Decision support and expert systems
O e-Libraries (digital libraries) + e-Publishing O Ontology: engineering, sharing and reuse, matching and alignment O Digital typography
O Agent-based techniques and systems
O Workflow management
O Business intelligence
O Large-scale information processing methods and systems O Content management
O Database engineering and systems
O Data and knowledge fusion
O Data and knowledge processing
O Databanks - issues, methods, and standards O Dataweb models and systems
O Global contextual processing and management implementation O Data/Information/Knowledge models
O Data warehousing and datacenters
O Health information systems
O Data security and privacy issues
O Managing copyright laws
O Interoperability issues
O Transaction systems
O Search methods
O Ontologies and semantics
O Object-oriented modeling and systems
O Case-based reasoning
O Digital watermarking
O Classical aspects of information theory O Coding theory
O Information geometry
O Quantum information theory
O Applications (e-Commerce, multimedia, business, banking, ...) O Emerging technologies and related issues O Natural language processing
O Information integration
O Multi-cultural information systems
O Domain analysis and modeling
O Metamodelling
O Education and Training Issues


March 12, 2012: Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 12, 2012: Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 26, 2012: Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 16-19, 2012: The 2012 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering (IKE'12)

CO-SPONSORS: Currently being prepared - The ACADEMIC sponsors of the last offering of
IKE (2011) included research labs and centers affiliated with (a partial list): University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of Texas at Austin; University of Southern California; Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota; Germany's University of Siegen; UMIT,
Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria; Georgia
Institute of Technology; University of Iowa; Russian Academy of Sciences,
Russia; University of Naples Federico II, Italy; University of Naples Parthenope, Italy; Second University of Naples, Italy; ICEL, Texas A&M University Com.; University of North Dakota; and others. CORPORATE Co-Sponsors and Sponsors at-large included (a partial list): Intel Corporation; Microsoft Research; Altera Corporation; Pico Computing;
SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology
(HPCNano); International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine;
Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Int'l Council on Medical
and Care Compunetics; UK Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory
Reform; Scientific Technologies Corporation; and HoIP - Health without Boundaries; and others.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS: Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site at: Submissions must be uploaded by March 12, 2012 and they must be in either MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures, tables, and references - 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 for publication.) Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page of the 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. The name of the conference (ie, IKE) that the paper is being submitted for consideration must be stated on the first page of the
paper as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the final Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE
style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for originality,
significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of contradictory
recommendations, a member of the conference program committee will be charged
to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve seeking
help from additional referees by using a double-blinded review process. In
addition, all papers whose authors include a member of the conference program
committee will be evaluated using the double-blinded review process.
(Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but may be considered
discussion/panels). Proceedings of IKE will be published and indexed in:
Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology, DBLP / CS Bibliography, & others. The printed proceedings/books 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 contracted with various publishers (such as, Springer, Elsevier, ...) - these books will be composed after the conference. Also, many chairs of tracks will be forming journal special
issues to be published after the conference.

PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING CONFERENCE TRACKS: IKE 2012 is composed of a number of tracks. A track can be a session, a workshop, or a symposium. A session will have at least 6 papers; a workshop at least 12 papers; and a symposium at least 18 papers. Track chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their tracks, including: soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ... The names of track chairs will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings and on the cover of the printed books (and indexed in science databases as such).

Proposals to organize tracks (sessions, workshops, or symposiums) should
include the following information: name and address (+ email) of proposer,
his/her biography, title of track, a 100-word description of the topic of
the track, the name of the conference (ie, IKE) the track is submitted for consideration, and a short description on how the track will be advertised (in most cases, track proposers solicit papers from colleagues
and researchers whose work is known to the track proposer). E-mail your
track proposal to . We would like to receive the track proposals as soon as possible but by no later than January 31, 2012.

The members of the Steering Committee of The 2011 congress included: Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corp., USA); Prof. Hamid Arabnia
(ISIBM elected Fellow & Professor, University of Georgia; Editor-in-
The Journal of Supercomputing / Springer; Board member, Journal of Computational Science / Elsevier; Advisory Board, IEEE TC on Scalable Computing); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (Member, National Academy of Engineering,
IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Professor; University of California, Berkeley,
USA); Prof. Hyunseung Choo (ITRC Director of Ministry of Information & Communication; Director, ITRC; Director, Korea Information Processing Society; Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology; Professor,
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Prof. Winston Wai-Chi Fang (IEEE Fellow,
TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung University, Hsinchu,
Taiwan; Director, System-on-Chip Research Center); Prof. Kun Chang Lee
(Professor of MIS and WCU Professor of Creativity Science,
University, South Korea); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director of HoIP and Director
of HoIP Telecom, UK; Secretary-General WABT; Vice-President Int'l Council
for Engineering and Technology, University of Westminster, UK); Prof. Layne
T. Watson (IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National
Institute of Aerospace, Professor, 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, BISC; Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA). 2012 Publicity Chair: A. M. G. Solo (BCS Fellow; Principal/ Interdisciplinary R&D Engineer and Mathematician, Maverick Technologies
America Inc.; Director/Interdisciplinary Researcher, Solo Research Lab,
Crocels, Swansea University; Principal/Intelligent Systems and New Math
Instructor, Trailblazer Intelligent Systems, Inc.)

The 2012 Program Committee for IKE is currently being compiled. Many who have already joined the committees are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many are
directors of research labs., members of National Academy of Engineering,
fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program directors of research funding agencies, as well as deans and provosts.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong and
documented research track record. Those interested in joining the Program
Committee should email 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(s) offering to help with.
The list of Program Committee of IKE 2011 appears at:

GENERAL INFORMATION: The IKE 2012 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 2,100 or more attendees from over 80 countries. WORLDCOMP 2012 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: Prof. David A. Patterson

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 (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.), Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head, NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project
Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director, NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus, McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace Systems, Inc.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling
about the conferences' atmosphere, see the 2010 delegates photos available at:

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is "Providing a unique platform for a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government
and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as
their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that
have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to
achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives."

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.

MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF WORLDCOMP: As of November 23, 2011, papers published in WORLDCOMP set of proceedings
have received 15,860 citations. In recent months (March to November 2011),
there had been 1,475 citations to WORLDCOMP papers (about 164 citations per
month). The above record is significant (thanks to the authors). As the
result of high impact (based on citations) of WORLDCOMP papers, "Microsoft
Academic Search" has listed each individual track of the congress among its
compiled list of "Top Conferences". The citation record of WORLDCOMP set of
proceedings is in fact higher than the citation data of many reputable journals in computer science and computer engineering. (The above citation
data does not include citations to WORLDCOMP papers published in 2011; thus,
it is highly probable that the actual number of citations is higher; citation data was obtained from )

To see the DBLP entries for IKE, go to: The main web site of IKE'12 is currently under construction, it will soon appear at: The Table of Contents of last offering of IKE (2011) appears at:

Inquiries should be sent to: Received on Wed Jan 25 2012 - 12:47:50 CST

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