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

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A. M. G. Solo

Jan 16, 2012, 4:33:09 AM1/16/12
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

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)


Currently being prepared - The ACADEMIC sponsors of the last offering
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;
Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria;
Institute of Technology; University of Iowa; Russian Academy of
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
SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High Performance Computing for
(HPCNano); International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine;
Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Int'l Council on
and Care Compunetics; UK Department for Business, Enterprise and
Reform; Scientific Technologies Corporation; and HoIP - Health without
Boundaries; and others.


Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading
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
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
and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the
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
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
style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of
recommendations, a member of the conference program committee will be
to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve
help from additional referees by using a double-blinded review
process. In
addition, all papers whose authors include a member of the conference
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
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
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
issues to be published after the conference.


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

Proposals to organize tracks (sessions, workshops, or symposiums)
include the following information: name and address (+ email) of
his/her biography, title of track, a 100-word description of the topic
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
and researchers whose work is known to the track proposer). E-mail
track proposal to . We would like to receive the
track proposals as soon as possible but by no later than January 31,


Currently being finalized:
The members of the Steering Committee of The 2011 congress included:
Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corp., USA); Prof. Hamid
(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
IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Professor; University of California,
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;
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Prof. Winston Wai-Chi Fang (IEEE
TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung University,
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
of HoIP Telecom, UK; Secretary-General WABT; Vice-President Int'l
for Engineering and Technology, University of Westminster, UK); Prof.
T. Watson (IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The
Institute of Aerospace, Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute &
University, USA); Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Member, National Academy of
Engineering; IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA
Director, BISC; Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA).
2012 Publicity Chair: A. M. G. Solo (Fellow of British Computer
Principal/Interdisciplinary R&D Engineer and Mathematician, Maverick
Technologies America Inc.; Director/Interdisciplinary Researcher,
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
directors of research labs., members of National Academy of
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
documented research track record. Those interested in joining the
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
The list of Program Committee of IKE 2011 appears at:


The IKE 2012 conference is being held jointly (same location and
with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP). WORLDCOMP is
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,
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
Father of Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of
Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father
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,
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
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
their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions
have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system
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.


As of November 23, 2011, papers published in WORLDCOMP set of
have received 15,860 citations. In recent months (March to November
there had been 1,475 citations to WORLDCOMP papers (about 164
citations per
month). The above record is significant (thanks to the authors). As
result of high impact (based on citations) of WORLDCOMP papers,
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
data does not include citations to WORLDCOMP papers published in 2011;
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:
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