ICCS 2007, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China




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Workshops in the conference:

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Workshops:

  • Sixth International Workshop on Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling
    Contact: A. Iglesias
    In the last few years, Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling have become some of the most important and challenging areas of Computer Science. This workshop solicits high-quality papers for presentation describing original research results in any area of Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling. Topics include (but limited to):
    This workshop will cover the following aspects of computer graphics and modeling:
    * Geometric Modeling
    * CAD/CAM
    * Solid Modeling
    * Physically Based Modeling
    * Surface Reconstruction
    * Geometric Processing
    * Volume Visualization
    * Autonomous Agents
    * Computer Animation
    * Computer Graphics in Art, Education, Engineering, Entertainment and Medicine
    * Rendering Techniques
    * Multimedia
    * Non Photo-Realistic Rendering
    * Virtual Reality
    * Augmented Reality
    * Virtual Environments
    * Illumination Models
    * Texture Models
    * Computer Graphics and Internet (VRML, Java, etc.)
    * Artificial Intelligence for Computer Graphics
    * Computer Graphics Software
    * Computer Graphics Hardware
    * Computer Graphics Applications
    * Computer Graphics Education
    * Industrial Applications of Computer Graphics
    * New directions in Computer Graphics
    http://personales.unican.es/iglesias/CGGM2007/

  • Fifth International Workshop on Computer Algebra Systems and Applications
    Contact: A. Iglesias
    Computer Algebra (also known as Symbolic Computation or Computational Algebra) has found applications in many domains of science such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, computer science, computational biology, education, etc. The computer algebra systems (CAS) such as Mathematica, Maple, MuPAD, Reduce, Axiom, Lie, Matlab, Scilab, CoCoa, MuMATH, Derive, Pari-GP, SMP, MathCAD, Macsyma, Scratchpad, Magma (and many others that have been developed so far) are becoming more and more popular and now they are valuable tools for teaching, research and industry.
    This workshop solicits high-quality papers for presentation describing original research results in Computer Algebra Systems and their Applications.
    http://personales.unican.es/iglesias/CASA2007/

  • PAPP 2007 - Practical Aspects of High-Level Parallel Programming (4th Intl Workshop)
    Contact: A. Benoit
    Sequential programming has long benefited from high-level programming techniques and tools that have made today's immense range of software economically viable. Two decades of research into high-level parallel programming (algorithmic skeletons, parallel extensions of functional languages, such as Haskell and ML, or parallel logic and constraint programming, parallel execution of declarative programs such as SQL queries, etc.) has produced methods and tools that improve the price/performance ratio of parallel software, and broaden the range of target applications. Several emerging domains, such as grid computing, are currently raising new issues. The PAPP workshop focuses on practical aspects of high-level parallel programming: design, implementation and optimization of high-level programming languages and tools, applications in computational science, benchmarks and experiments using these high-level tools. A subset of high quality contributions will appear as a special issue of Parallel and Distributed Computing Practices.
    http://graal.ens-lyon.fr/~abenoit/conf/papp2007.html

  • International Workshop on Collective Intelligence for Semantic and Knowledge Grid (CISKGrid 2007)
    Contact: N.T. Nguyen
    Recently, grid computing is an emerging paradigm to interconnect
    heterogeneous environment. Especially, semantics and knowledge are playing an important role of building an efficient grid platform to share information and knowledge with each other. For doing this, we have been facing many problems such as semantic heterogeneity (e.g., inconsistency and conflict) between information sources. We will announce the call for papers of our workshop on several major
    mailing lists.
    http://www.intelligent.pe.kr/CISKGrid2007/

  • SIMULATION OF MULTIPHYSICS MULTISCALE SYSTEMS, 4th International Workshop
    Contact: V.V. Krzhizhanovskaya
    Simulation of multiphysics and multiscale systems poses a grand challenge to computational science. Most of the real-life systems, vital for industrial applications and academic research, involve interactions amongst a wide range of physical phenomena. In addition to that, the time and length scales of the individual processes involved often differ by orders of magnitude. Numerical simulation of these multiphysics and multiscale problems requires the development of sophisticated models and methods for their integration, as well as efficient numerical algorithms and advanced computational techniques.
    This workshop, being a follow-up to the highly successful events held at ICCS-2006 in Reading, UK, ICCS-2005 in Atlanta, USA and ICCS-2004 in Krakow, Poland, aims to bring together computational physicists, numerical specialists and computational scientists to push forward this challenging multidisciplinary research field.
    Specific topics include (but are not limited to):
    * Modeling of multiphysics and/or multiscale systems. Of particular interest are: Monte Carlo methods, particle-based methods, mesoscopic models such as cellular-automata, lattice gas and lattice-Boltzmann methods, computational fluid dynamics and computational solid mechanics;
    * Multiphysics and/or multiscale modeling of biological or biomedical systems. This includes computational models of tissue- and organo-genesis, tumor growth, blood vessels formation and interaction with the hosting tissue, biochemical transport and signaling, biomedical simulations for surgical planning, etc.
    * Novel approaches to combine different models and scales in one problem solution;
    * Challenging applications in industry and academia, e.g. time-dependent 3D systems, multiphase flows, fluid-structure interactions, chemical engineering, plasma physics, material science, biophysics, automotive industry, etc.;
    * Advanced numerical methods for solving multiphysics multiscale problems;
    * New algorithms for parallel distributed computing, specific to the field.
    http://www.science.uva.nl/~valeria/multiphysics2007/

  • 2nd Workshop on Computational Chemistry and Its Applications (2nd CCA)
    Contact: P.R. Ramasami
    Computational chemistry is commonly used in chemical and interdisciplinary research.
    Computational chemistry is leading to a wide range of possibilities due to explosive increase in computer power and software capabilities.
    The major goals of this workshop are to highlight the latest scientific advances within the broad field of computational chemistry in academia, industry and society. This workshop will provide the opportunity for researchers coming from corners of the world to be on a single platform for discussion, exchanging ideas and developing collaborations.
    It will also be a suitable platform for researchers from different fields to meet so that ideas for new interdisciplinary research can emerge.
    This is the second workshop after being a successful event in ICCS-2006.
    http://pages.intnet.mu/ramasami/iccs_2007.htm

  • Efficient Data Management for HPC Simulation Applications
    Contact: R.-P. Mundani
    Nowadays, data management strategies play a dominant role for HPC applications. While computing power is increasing with each new generation of super computers, simulation tasks cannot keep up with this trend due to a missing data management that - unfortunately - in many disciplines is still considered as dispensable. Here, addressing topics such as data access, data organisation, (visual and numerical) data exploration, data handling, or data fusion on different scales ranging from cache efficient data ordering on processor level up to fast and interactive treatment of large data sets on application level helps to overcome known bottlenecks and, thus, to exploit the computing power of a modern super computer. In this workshop, new strategies for an efficient data management related to HPC applications should be discussed and their impact on simulation tasks from the field of computational, bio-, or medical engineering should be highlighted.
    http://www5.in.tum.de/~mundani/iccs2007.html

  • Real Time Systems and Adaptive Applications (RTSAA' 07)
    Contact: J. Hong
    Design of embedded systems must take into account a wide variety of constraints: performance, code size, power consumption, presence of real-time tasks, maintainability, and possibly scalability: the more convenient trade-off has to be found, often operating on a large number of different parameters. In this scenario, solutions can be proposed at different levels of abstraction, making use of an assortment of tools and methodologies: researchers and practitioners have a chance to propose new ideas and to compare experimentations.
    The focus of this special workshop is on the application of both novel and well-known techniques to the embedded real time systems development. Major topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
    - Evolutionary Algorithms for Embedded Systems
    - Simulation techniques for Embedded Systems
    - Scheduling and discrete optimization of systems
    - Modeling issues and case studies
    - Safty and Security algorithm for Embedded Systems
    - Testing, debugging, profiling and performance analysis
    of Embedded Systems
    - Use of Embedded Systems within Information Systems
    - Data streaming and multimedia algorithm in Embedded Systems
    - Hardware/software support for Real Time Applications
    - Knowledge representation and visualization for Embedded
    Systems
    http://eoslab.kw.ac.kr/CFP/iccs-rtsaa07/

  • The International workshop on Teaching Computational Science (WTCS2007)
    Contact: L. Qi
    The technical program of WTCS2007 will consist of both presentations and demonstrations. The WORKSHOP solicits submissions that describe innovations in teaching computing in its various aspects, e.g. computer science, information systems, software engineering and information technology, at all levels and in all contexts. Typical topics include, but are not restricted to, innovations in the following areas:
    course content,
    curriculum structure,
    methods of instruction,
    methods of assessment,
    tools to aid in teaching or learning, and
    evaluations of alternative approaches.
    These innovations may be in the context of formal courses or self-directed learning; they may involve, for example, introductory programming, service courses, specialist undergraduate or postgraduate topics, industry-related short courses. We welcome submissions directed at issues of current and local importance, as well as topics of international interest. Such topics may include transition from school to university, articulation between vocational and university education, quality management in teaching, teaching people from other cultures, attracting and retaining female students, and flexible learning.
    http://etif2006.ccnu.edu.cn/workshop1.htm

  • GeoComputation
    Contact: Y. Xue

  • Risk Analysis
    Contact: C.F. Huang
    With developing of society and innovation of technologies, human being is exposed under the more and more risk events such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters, industry incidents, and outbreaks of infectious disease. How to make well preparedness against and prevention from risk events of this sort has become one of the urgent tasks all over the world. Computational Science plays an increasing significant role in the risk analysis and prevention.

  • Advanced Computational Approaches and IT Techniques in Bioinformatics
    Contact: M.A. Pauley
    This workshop will provide an excellent dissemination vehicle for the research activities of IT specialists and computational scientists involved in bioinformatics. Main topics to be covered include the development of bioinformatics algorithms using advanced computational, mathematical and statistical methods (such as graph theory, Bayesian networks and machine learning), effective use of novel computational approaches and environments (such as computer clusters and grid computing) and utilization of advanced IT techniques (such as data warehousing and visualization) in addressing bioinformatics-related problems.
    Expanded list of topics:
    - Annotation Tools
    - Advanced Alignment Algorithms
    - Gene Predictions Algorithms
    - Bioinformatics Data Mining and Statistical Modeling
    - Complex Biological Data Input
    - Genome Assembly and Interpretation
    - Biological Database Migration and Integration
    - Sequencing and Physical Mapping
    - Scientific/Biological Visualization
    - Application of Cluster and Grid Computing to Bioinformatics

  • WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL FINANCE AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
    Contact: Y. Shi
    The workshop focus on computational science aspects of asset/derivatives pricing & financial risk management that relate to business intelligence. It will include but not limited to modeling, numeric computation, algorithmic and complexity issues in arbitrage, asset pricing, future and option pricing, risk management, credit assessment, interest rate determination, insurance, foreign exchange rate forecasting, online auction, cooperative game theory, general equilibrium, information pricing, network band witch pricing, rational expectation, repeated games, etc.
    http://www.dtke.ac.cn/meeting/meeting_7.htm

  • Collaborative and Cooperative Environments
    Contact: C. Anthes
    Technological advances in high-speed networking and computational grids do not only transform the methods applied to everyday science, but also the collaboration and cooperation between scientists at almost arbitrary locations around the world. The additional provision of multisensory, immersive Virtual Reality interfaces as tools to improve the collaboration between groups of human users is another hot topic in this research domain, which will most likely increase the potential benefits of these distributed research communities. The vision to facilitate large scale, complex simulations, which may be steered through natural and intuitive interfaces, is both intriguing and of high scientific interest.
    This session encourages paper submissions concerning the application and usage of collaborative and cooperative environments, as well as the technologies supporting them in the scientific and industrial context. Authors are expected to emphasize the benefits of their approaches for collaboration and cooperation between human users with focus on up-to-date characteristics of hard-, soft- and middleware aspects. The special session on collaborative and cooperative environments offers the possibility to discuss the different approaches in this domain, to show the latest results, products, or research prototypes to potential users, and to establish connections between developers and users of associated technologies.
    The following areas and related topics are of interest:
    -Collaborative and cooperative tools and environments
    -Development of associated parallel and distributed computing solutions
    -Integration of networking and grid computing technology
    -Provision of multisensory, natural and intuitive interfaces
    -Immersive Virtual and Augmented Reality approaches
    -Requirement studies for future collaboration tools
    -Evaluation of existing collaboration environments and practical experiences
    http://www.gup.uni-linz.ac.at/cce/

  • Tools for Program Development and Analysis in Computational Science
    Contact: A. Knuepfer
    Tools for Program Development and Analysis in Computational Science
    by Andreas Knuepfer, Arndt Bode, Dieter Kranzmueller, Jie Tao, Roland Wismueller, Jens Volkert
    The use of supercomputing technology, parallel and distributed processing, and sophisticated algorithms is of major importance for computational scientists. Yet, the scientists' goals are to solve their challenging scientific problems, not the software engineering tasks associated with it. For that reason, computational science and engineering must be able to rely on dedicated support from program development and analysis tools.
    The primary intention of this workshop is to bring together developers of tools for scientific computing and their potential users. Paper submissions by both tool developers and users from the scientific and engineering community are encouraged in order to inspire communication between both groups. Tool developers can present to users how their tools support scientists and engineers during program development and analysis. Tool users are invited to report their experiences employing such tools, especially highlighting the benefits and the improvements possible by doing so.

  • WORKSHOP ON MINING TEXT, SEMI-STRUCTURED, WEB, OR MULTIMEDIA DATA ( WMTSWMD 2007)
    Contact: G. Kou
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    The central goal of this workshop is to explore various computational science aspects including modeling, computation, theory, and applications of text, semi-structured, web, and multimedia data mining that relate to the management and decision support in business and scientific problems.
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    Topics related to the design, analysis and implementation of data mining and data analysis theory, model, system and application are of interest. The workshop will focus on , but not limited to, the following topics:
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    1. data mining and data analysis
    2. information retrieval
    3. text mining
    4. semi-structured data mining
    5. e-commerce and web mining
    6. multimedia data mining
    7. computational linguistics
    8. nature language processing
    9. security and privacy issues in data mining
    10.mining network data flow/stream
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    http://dm.ist.unomaha.edu/iccs2007/

  • 2007 International Workshop on Graph Theory, Algorithms and Its Applications in Computer Science (IWGA2007)
    Contact: M. LI
    Graph theory has many applications in Computer Science such as Crypography, Network, Computitional Biology, Grid Computing and so on. It is the important foundation in Theoretical Computer Science. Many authors are interested in it. The theme of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussing Graph Theory, Algorithms and its applications in computational Science so that participants make use of Graph theory as a basic method to further develop computer science and to incur new development of computer science technology. It's observed that, over the past few years, there have been a growing number of critical application areas (such as cryptography and grid computing). This workshop aims to provide a platform for researchers to exchange ideas on applied aspects of new Graph theory, and to stimulate further researches to innovating and/or important applications in Computer Science and engineering aspects.

  • 2nd International Workshop on Workflow systems in e-Science (WSES07)
    Contact: Z. Zhao
    Grid environments enable collaborations involving large numbers of people and large scale resources, and promote the emergence of a new paradigm for scientific research: e-Science. Different layers of middleware, e.g., for managing Grid resources, computing tasks, data, and information, form the basic framework for realising an e-Science environment. By automating the management of experiment routines, a scientific workflow management system hides the underlying integration details of the e-Science resources and allows a scientist to focus on the high level domain specific aspects of the experiments. The support for scientific workflows is being recognised a crucial feature for introducing an e-Science environment to application scientists from different domains.
    The WSES workshop focuses on practical aspects of scientific workflow management systems: design, implementation, applications in all fields of computational science, interoperability among workflows and the e-Science infrastructure, e.g., knowledge framework, for workflow management. The workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers and developers in the field of e-Science to exchange the latest experience and research ideas on scientific workflow management and e-Science.
    http://staff.science.uva.nl/~zhiming/iccs-wses/

  • Second International Workshop on Internet Computing in Science and Engineering (ICSE|07)
    Contact: J. Ni
    Computational science is an important and urgent field with multi-disciplinary research. It focuses on algorithms development and implementations of computing for scientists and engineers. Its impact is already being felt in many science and engineering disciplines. Current research in computational science requires multi-disciplinary knowledge, not only in sciences and engineering but also in cutting-edge technologies of computing. Many science and engineering explorations rely on mature, efficient computational algorithms and implementations, practical and reliable numerical methods, and large-scale computation systems. The theme of this workshop focuses on scientific computations and applications on Internet, enhancing cyberinfrastructure-based scientific and engineering collaborations. It provides a great opportunity for non-computer science professionals traveling from different fields to this conference. This workshop offers academic researchers, developers, and practitioners an opportunity to discuss various aspects of computational science and engineering-related computational methods and problem solving techniques for science and engineering research.
    This workshop is the second international workshop. It will be conducted in conjunction with International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS'07). The workshop will be guided by the ICCS's general conference committee and planned and executed by the workshop program committee independently. We hope to attract people from diverse science and engineering disciplines, nationally and internationally, to attend the workshop, present their research results, share their experiences and ideas, and plan future collaborations.
    This workshop serves as a great opportunity for academic researchers developers, and practitioners to discuss various aspects of computational methods and problem solving solutions in sciences and engineering research.
    Welcome people who want to submit paper(s), or participate workshop program. Appreciations always go to people who voluntarily support, help, and make this event successful.
    http://www.icseconference.org

  • Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms and Evolvable Systems (EAES 2007)
    Contact: B. Zheng
    Evolution is one of fundamental forms of adaptation. This workshop focuses on exploring the roles of evolution and interactions in complex adaptive systems to build evolvable intelligent systems. The topics of interest to this workshop include but are not limited to the following:
    - Evolutionary Optimization
    - Nature-Inspired Algorithms
    - Self-replicating hardware and Self-Repairing Systems
    - Evolutionary hardware design methodologies
    - Theoretical Issues in Evolutionary Computation
    - Real-World Applications of Evolutionary Computation Techniques
    http://www.scuec.edu.cn/jsj/acedemic/2006/eaes2007.htm

  • Wireless and Mobile Systems 2007 (WMS 2007)
    Contact: H. CHOO
    The next generation mobile systems are expected to support human computer interaction (HCI) related services and applications. The requirement for real time live audio-visual data raises new
    challenges for the future broadband congervence networks. Efficient systematic mechanisms for HCI software, hardware, and middleware platforms and even for home networks and telematics are important issues. This is an important application area to Computational Science as it requires mathematical modeling and simulation systems. The goal of this workshop is to share research and development experiences and ideas among people in this field.
    - Suggested topics for submitted papers include, but are not limited to:
    - Security in Mobile Computing
    - Routing and Network Management
    - High Performance Networking
    - Advanced Protocols
    - Issues in Home Networks and Telematics
    - Issues in HCI Mobile Platforms
    http://monet.skku.ac.kr/wms2007

  • WAFTS: WAvelets, FracTals, Short range phenomena - Computational Aspects and Applications
    Contact: C. CATTANI
    Topics: Technological trends make it desirable to blend methods from many disciplines especially dealing with non linear phenomena and/or phenomena which are defined in a short range interval (either in the source variable, time-space , or in frequency). These localized problems can be treated with special tools from Mathematics, such as Wavelet analysis, Fractal Theory, or from Signal Analysis where the sampling and modeling play a crucial role. Wavelet Theory and Fractal Theory are examples where ideas from mathematics, physics and engineering are combined into a powerful structure.
    Advertising: While Wavelets Analysis and Fractal Tehory represent powerful methods for modeling and simulating suddenly emerging pulses and sefl space-time organization in any field of Modern Science and Applied Math (bio-mathematics, bio-informatics, medicine, nano-mechanics, economy, astrophysics, etc.), a technical session on theoretical and practical aspects of modeling suddenly emerging phenomena and on applications in physics, biology, medicine, would have a large audience and it would be an opportunity of extending the research field of wavelets and fractal analysis and on discovering new fundamental aspects using computer simulation (as virtual experiments). The session will be advertised mainly by e-mail messages sent to researchers in mathematics, physics, engineering and life sciences who had attended special sessions connected with wavelets, dynamical systems, optic and optoelectronic pulses and sociometry, included in conferences as ICCSA 2006, Wavelets and Splines - Sankt-Petersburg 2003. Physcon - Sankt Petersburg 2005, Dynamical Systems and Differential Equation Pomona, 2004, Discovering Science 2005, The Wavelet Digest Org, and so on.
    Deadline for paper submissions is 15 December 2007.

  • Dynamic Data Driven Application Systems - DDDAS 2007
    Contact: F. Darema
    This workshop will address a new paradigm of symbiotic application and measurement systems, namely applications that can accept and respond dynamically to new data injected into the executing application, and reversely, the ability of such application systems to dynamically control the measurement processes. The synergistic feedback control-loop between application simulations and measurements can open new domains in the capabilities of simulations with high potential pay-off: create applications with new and enhanced analysis and prediction capabilities and enable a new methodology for more efficient and effective measurement processes. This new paradigm has the potential to transform the way science and engineering are done, with major impact in the way many functions in our society are conducted, such as manufacturing, commerce, transportation, hazard prediction/management, and medicine. The workshop will present such new opportunities, as well as the challenges and approaches in the applications', algorithms' and systems' software technologies needed to enable such capabilities, and will showcase ongoing research in these aspects with examples from several important application areas.

  • The 7th International Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Complex Systems (MCS'2007)
    Contact: X.J. Tang
    Scope
    The presentations and papers at MCS2007 are expected to cover but not limited to the following areas:
    -AI and Fuzzy Systems
    -Chance Discovery
    -Complex System Modeling and Complexity
    -Creation of agent-based social systems sciences
    -Decision Support Systems
    -Knowledge creation: creativity support, awareness support, etc.
    -Knowledge discovery: data mining, text mining, and Web intelligence tools
    -Knowledge systems engineering
    -Meta-synthesis and advanced modeling
    -Social network analysis and knowledge management
    -Systems methodologies
    etc.
    The International Workshop on Meta-Synthesis and Complex Systems is formally as a Sino-Japan workshop to facilitate the exchanges between Chinese and Japanese scholars in the field of systems science and complex problem solving. As it has gained so much attention not only from both Japanese and Chinese scholars, but also from Australia and European scholars. After successful MCS'2001(Beijing), MCS'2002 (Shanghai, together with KSS'2002), MCS'2003 (Guangzhou, together with KSS'2003), MCS'2004(Beijing), MCS'2005(Kobe, one workshop of IFSR'2005) and MCS'2006 (Beijing, together with KSS'2006), MCS'2007 will be continuously held to provide opportunities for those researchers who are interested in systems sciences, complex problem solving and advanced modeling, meta-synthesis, artificial life, knowledge-oriented technology and integration, decision sciences and supporting technologies, etc. with the exchange of the state-of-the-art of research in complex system modeling and knowledge sciences intensively in Beijing in May of 2007.
    Intensive research has been engaged into meta-synthesis approach to complex system modeling with an interdisciplinary view, and more practice in both reality and designed scenarios has been undertaken. Computational approaches have been greatly enhanced to explore knowledge-related technologies have also been widely applied to mine more hidden patterns, tacit meanings from humans, which thus brings out many new foci on diverse topics, such as knowledge creation and computerized support, knowledge network and knowledge community structure, agent-based modeling about social problems, etc.
    Young Ph.Ds and graduate students are greatly encouraged. We hope to see a growing community to distribute new ideas and latest research results about effective concepts, methodologies and advanced tools to tackle those complex problems, especially social problems and to explore next-generation knowledgized intensive tools for complex system modeling and human decision making.
    Deadlines:
    Full papers submission December 17, 2006 (6 days later than maintrack deadline)
    Notification of acceptance of papers February 3, 2007
    Camera ready papers February 19, 2007
    http://159.226.47.249:8080/mcs/

  • The First International Workshop on Computational Methods in Energy Economics
    Contact: L. Yu
    The workshop will provide an open forum for research papers concerned with the computational problems on energy economics, including economic and econometric modeling, computation, and analysis issues in energy systems. It will include but not limited to the following energy issues related to forecasting, financing, pricing, investment, taxation, development, conservation, policy, regulation, energy security, risk management, and the environment.
    http://www.casipm.ac.cn/chinese/news/AcademicNews/2006/20061205.htm

  • High Performance Data Mining
    Contact: Y. Liu
    With the unprecedented growth rate at which data is being collected today in almost all fields of human endeavor, there is an emerging economic and scientific need to extract useful information from the data. Many data warehouses are filling up with huge amounts of data. Data mining, also known as knowledge discovery, attempts to develop automatic procedures that search these enormous data sets to obtain useful information that would otherwise remain undiscovered. Such knowledge can take the form of patterns, rules, clusters, or anomalies that exist in the massive datasets. These discoveries could be of great significance to scientific or business organizations. Given the enormous size and dimensionality of the datasets, high performance (parallel, distributed, grid-based) algorithms are crucial to any successful data mining solution.
    Recently major processor manufacturers have announced a dramatic shift in their paradigm to increase computing power over the coming years. Instead of focusing on faster clock speeds and more powerful single-core CPUs, the trend clearly goes towards multi-core systems. Therefore, supercomputers, large-scale distributed computing infrastructures, and grid-based computing environments provide new opportunities for high performance data mining. Research on the corresponding algorithms must hence be kept on the forefront of this fast evolving field in order to keep pushing the performance envelope of data mining applications to meet the requirements.
    The goal of this workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners together in a setting where they can discuss the design, implementation, and deployment of large-scale, parallel, distributed, or grid-based data mining systems, which can manipulate data obtained from very large enterprise or scientific databases, regardless of whether the data are located centrally or are globally distributed.
    Topics of interests include, but not limited to:
    -Scalable parallel and distributed data mining algorithms
    -Grid-based data mining systems (middleware and system design)
    -Streaming data mining algorithms and systems
    -Data mining with heterogeneous data sources (e.g. the Web, sequence data)
    -Incremental and interactive data mining
    -Frameworks for parallel or distributed data mining
    -Agent-based approaches for high performance data mining
    -Parallel data mining work flow management
    -Special-purpose architectures for high performance data mining
    -Memory management techniques for mining very large data sets
    -Security in large distributed data mining systems
    -Performance analysis for large data mining systems
    -Impact of processor-level architectures to data mining
    http://www.ece.northwestern.edu/~yingliu/HPDM.html

  • Computational Linguistics in Human-Computer Interaction
    Contact: H. Ji
    Processing natural language -- arguably the most complex and higher level human-specific aspect -- is a very challenging topic in Computational Science. For a more advanced and evolved next-generation human-computer interaction (HCI) system, it is indispensable to integrate with it natural language processing (NLP) interface. To interpret and understand a user's intended command from his/her speech signal, series of processes such as speech recognition, parsing,semantic analysis, word sense disambiguation, etc. need to be performed. The proposed workshop focuses on such research topics common in Computational Linguistics and HCI. The workshop will provide also an opportunity for discussing and sharing participants' research experiences and outcomes.
    http://monet.skku.ac.kr/clhci2007

  • Intelligent Agents in Computing Systems
    Contact: K.C. Cetnarowicz
    Agent-oriented system seems to be the new attractive tool for high performance distributed processing. It comprehends the ability to integrate the resources of computer networks with the flexibility of their governing. Software agent technology constitutes also the powerful tool for solving various decentralized decision making and technological problems.
    Scope
    To give - rather flexible - guidance in the subject, the following topics are suggested.
    These of theoretical brand, like:
    - multi-agent systems in high-performance processing,
    - evolutionary systems,
    - agent-based simulation and optimization.
    And those with stress on application sphere:
    - multi-agent systems in planning, management and scheduling,
    - application of multi-agent systems in security,
    - information gathering and mobile robotics,
    - agent-based design of virtual reality systems.

  • Networks: Theory & Applications
    Contact: B. TADIC
    As a follow-up of the workshop Networks: Structure & Dynamics
    within ICCS 2006, this workshop will concentrate on current
    directions of network research primarily by the methods of
    nonequilibrium statistical physics and graph theory.
    In particular, the focus will be on numerical approaches to:
    a) Fundamental problems in network theory;
    b) Network's structural characteristics beyond connectivity;
    c) Applications of networks to soft-matter physics, bioinformatics
    and other areas.
    The Workshop will take one day with limited number of participants
    to maximum 12.
    http://www-f1.ijs.si/~tadic/Workshops/WS_ICCS07.html

  • Workshop on Computational Science in Software Engineering
    Contact: D. Rodríguez
    Computational Science techniques are increasingly being applied in Software Engineering. For example, with the creation of large empirical databases of metrics collected from software projects such as the ISBSG (International Software Benchmarking Standard Group) or from open source software repositories, the development of new environments such as grid or parallel environments have stimulated new research on estimation and decision models related to Software Engineering applying a range of computational techniques. Examples of computational techniques applied to Software Engineering include genetic algorithms, Bayesian networks, system dynamics, visualization techniques etc. all with their associated tools. Many emergent issues are subject to research efforts combining both computational techniques and Software Engineering.
    Objectives
    * To bring together researchers and practitioners from various backgrounds (computational intelligence, software engineers)
    * To steer discussion and debate on various aspects and issues related to applying computational intelligence techniques to software engineering
    * To open research directions that are deemed essential by the researchers in the field and industry
    Further Information: <a href="http://www.cc.rdg.ac.uk/drg/csse">http://www.cc.rdg.ac.uk/drg/csse</a>
    http://www.cc.uah.es/drg/csse/

  • INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ADVANCES IN COMPUTATIONAL GEOMECHANICS AND GEOPHYSICS (IACGG2007)
    Contact: H.L. Xing
    The proposed workshop will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of the state-of-the-art in high performance computational geomechanics and geophysics. Emphasis will be on novel advanced high performance computational algorithms, formulations and practical applications, including the related developments of verification and validation methodology.
    Contributions are solicited in (but not restricted to) the following areas:
    -Coupled, transient and dynamic geomechanical/geophysical systems analysis of the continuum and/or fractured media (e.g. liquefaction modeling, flow through porous/fractured media and thermal effects in the interacting fault system and geological reservoirs)
    -Numerical implementations in computational geomechanics/geophysics via finite element (FE) , finite difference (FD), mesh-free (MF), discrete element (DE) , boundary element (BE), or other numerical methods.
    -Multi-scale, multi-phase coupled analysis of geomaterials
    -Geometric and material nonlinearities in computational geomechanics and geophysics
    -Dynamic geomechanics/geophysics computational models in the time or frequency domain
    -Analysis of geomechanical/geophycical systems using coupling of FE, FD, MF, DE, BE methods.
    -Advanced and non-traditional inelasticity models for failure processes in geomaterials
    - Computational earthquake and/or tsunami modeling
    -Underground geomaterial property and behaviours investigation via natural earthquakes and/or hydraulic stimulated microseismicity
    -Experimental techniques for investigating the underlying physics of deformation and fluid flow in geomaterials in support of constitutive model development and validation
    -Large scale (parallel) computer simulations and software development in the above related field
    http://www.esscc.uq.edu.au/~xing/IACGG2007.htm

  • 2nd International Workshop on Evolution toward Next Generation Internet (ENGI)
    Contact: Y. Cui
    With the great success of Internet in the past decade, more and more users increasingly require various types of emerging value-added services. Accordingly, research community has been introducing new services and architectures such as IPv6 with a sufficiently large address space. However, here are still several open problems including transition mechanisms, quality of service (QoS) support for emerging multimedia application, mobility support for increasing mobile access users, large-scale distributed routing etc. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to the followings:
    * IPv4/IPv6 Transition
    * High-speed networks
    * Wireless sensor networks and mobility
    * Applications and services
    * Integration of wired and wireless networks
    * Measurement and performance analysis
    * Network security and authentication
    * Peer-to-peer & overlay networks
    * QoS and Resource management
    * Scalable routing and switching
    * Next generation Internet
    You are invited to submit a paper to the workshop of Evolution toward Next Generation Internet (ENGI) as a part of International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS) 2007. As the focus of the ICCS conferences is on computational science and the application of computational techniques in science and engineering, we would appreciate if you could emphasize those aspects of a next-generation internet that are specifically relevant in this respect. Only papers that have not been previously published or presented should be submitted. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed and all accepted papers will be printed in the conference proceedings, published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
    PAPER SUBMISSION
    The submitted paper must be camera-ready and formatted according to the rules of LNCS (for formatting information see Information for LNCS Authors). Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. PostScript and source versions of your paper must be electronically submitted directly to the ENGI Workshop through the paper submission system at http://www.iccs-meeting.org/iccs2007/papers/upload.php. While submitting please don't forget to choose the workshop (last field): "2nd International Workshop on Evolution toward Next Generation Internet (ENGI)".
    Please, note that papers must not exceed eight pages in length, when typeset using the LNCS format. A paper without figures can be around 4500 words maximally.
    IMPORTANT DATES
    Full papers submission deadline: December 11, 2006
    Notification of acceptance of papers: February 3, 2007
    Camera ready papers: February 19, 2007
    Early registration: March 30, 2007
    FURTHER INFORMATION
    For additional information, please contact engi@csnet1.cs.tsinghua.edu.cn or the workshop chairs.
    http://network.cs.tsinghua.edu.cn/engi/

  • Parallel Monte Carlo Algorithms for Diverse Applications in a Distributed Setting
    Contact: V.N. Alexandrov
    Efficient and scalable parallel algorithms for large scale scientific and industrial applications for distributed computing environments are of increasing importance, especially with the latest advances in Grid computing since they enable us to close the performance gap in certain cases. One of these types of algorithms are Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo algorithms, which are widely used for various simulation and modelling tasks.
    In this workshop we will focus on outlining how the generic properties of coarse grained Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo methods can be used to improve their performance and will compare their efficiency with the corresponding deterministic methods. We will consider Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo algorithms for Solving Multidimensional Integrals, Integral Equations, Boundary Value Problems for Partial Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra Problems, etc and how these more efficient algorithms are applied to efficiently solving a diverse large scale problems such as Air Pollution Modelling, Atomic Level Simulation, Semiconductor Device Modelling, Problems in Computational Biology etc. Experimental results showing the efficiency of the algorithms running on the local clusters and in a Grid environment will be presented.

  • The 2007 Workshop on Scientific Computing in Electronics Engineering (WSCEE'07)
    Contact: Y. Li
    The workshop is intended to be an open forum for discussion on the current trends and future directions of scientific computing in electronics engineering.
    Its aim is to bring together colleagues from university and industry with the goal of discussion about modelling and simulation of electronic devices, simulation of integrated circuits, and computational electromagnetism. The emphasis of the contributions is on interdisciplinary aspects of scientific computing in electronics engineering. It is mainly directed at mathematicians, physicists, computer and electrical scientists, where student presentation is strongly encouraged.
    The purpose of this workshop is for computational scientists and engineers, computer scientists, applied mathematicians, physicists, and researchers to present their recent advances, ideas, results and to exchange experiences in the areas of modelling, simulation, optimization and other support for problems in electronics engineering. This workshop is considered as a special workshop in conjunction with the International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2007).
    We welcome contributions from researchers of academia and industry.
    Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    - Modelling and Simulation of Semiconductor Devices
    - Computational Electromagnetism and Circuit Simulation
    - Physical Modelling for CAD Applications
    - Device Modelling and Parameter Extraction
    - Ultra small Silicon Transistors and Optoelectronic Devices
    - Novel Numerical Algorithm and Simulation Methodology
    - Optimization and Statistical Methods for Design Automation
    Important Dates
    Full papers submission: January 8, 2007
    Notification of acceptance of papers: February 3, 2007
    http://ymlabcad03.eic.nctu.edu.tw/wscee07/

  • High Performance Networked Media and Services 2007 (HiNMS07)
    Contact: I.S. Ko
    The Workshop "High Performance Networked Media and Service", are focusing on Technologies, Architecture, Systems, Applications, Investigation/Development of relevant tools, algorithms, and paradigms and Service issues on networked media and its applications on Next-generation Convergence Network and Ubiquitous Computing.
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    ### Topics
    The Workshop will focus on
    -Agent based Digital Information Architecture Management and Architecture
    -Intelligent Data Processing/Management/service Technology on u-City and BI
    -Networked Service Issues on U-biz./M-biz./E-biz.
    -Persistent and Autonomous Media Sharing
    -End-to-end Media Performance via Adaptive Network QoS and Hybrid Monitoring
    -Flexible and Transparent Protocols & Middleware for Networked Media
    -Intelligent Information Processing/Management/service Technology on u-City
    -Other Related Issues on Networked Media and Service Technology
    -Interactive Networked Media on Distributed Environments
    -Application Technologies on Media Content Management on Grid/Distributed Computing Environments
    -Media Content Distribution /Service System on Grid/Distributed Computing Environments
    -Content Acceleration Technologies and its Application
    -Immersive Media Content Serving and High-speed Delivery
    -Dynamic Network-adaptive Media Delivery over Highly Fluctuating Networks
    -Ubiquitous Media Streaming with Mobility, QoS, and Multicast Support on High performance Network
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    ### Author Instruction
    Please include a cover page which lists the following: Name and Title./Affiliation./Address and e-mail address of each author./Name of the presenting author./Name of the contact author./A maximum of 5 keywords./Abstract profile of authors
    The submitted paper must be camera-ready and formatted according to the rules of LNCS (for formatting information see Information for LNCS Authors). Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. PostScript and source versions of your paper must be submitted electronically through the paper submission system: http://www.iccs-meeting.org/iccs2007/papers/upload.php.
    A paper must be written in English and must be no longer than 8 pages, conforming to the formatting instructions of Springer Verlag, LNCS series www.springer.com/lncs. Papers will be judged by international program committees based on originality, significance, correctness and clarity
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    ### Proceedings
    Each paper submitted will be reviewed by at least two referees in the relevant areas. Accepted papers, after revision according to the referee comments, will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in CS(LNCS) as part of the LNCS/LNAI series.
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    ### Important Dates
    Workshop Submission Deadline: Jan. 7 2006
    Workshop Author Notification: February 3, 2007
    Workshop Camera-ready: February 19, 2007
    http://wwwcs.dongguk.ac.kr/~hinms