Appel: Conference on Information & Knowledge Engineering (IKE 2012, USA)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Feb 24 22:24:50 UTC 2012

Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 03:22:31 -0500
From: Information Engineering <wcom12 at>
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                           CALL  FOR  PAPERS

           The 2012 International Conference on Information
                       and Knowledge Engineering

         Date and Location: July 16-19, 2012, Las Vegas, USA

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (ISBN)
and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed
in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for
each paper. In addition, like prior years, extended versions of selected
papers (about 40%) will appear in journals and edited research books
(publishers include: Springer, Elsevier, ...).


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)

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


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; World 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


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 for discussion/panels).

Authors whose papers are accepted will be instructed to upload their
papers to a particular web site for publication - the uploaded papers to
the publication web site will only be checked for correct
typesetting. At this point, authors will be required to attest to the
originality of their work (ie, declaring that no part of the work is
plagiarized and the paper does not suffer from any level of plagiarism.)

Proceedings of IKE will be published in printed conference books (ISBN)
and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed
in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for
each published paper (science citation databases such as: Inspec / IET /
The Institute for Engineering & Technology; The French National Center
for Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL (covers the core
scientific literature in Science; about 90% of inclusions are journals;
only about 9% are proceedings; worldcomp tracks are selected to be among
the 9% - accessable from INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO, OVID,
Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN International); and others. Though, there
is no guarantee that the proceedings will also be included in EI
Compendex/Elsevier indexings, in the past, IKE proceedings were included
in these databases. Therefore, we will also be sending the proceedings
for indexing procedures to EI Compendex/Elsevier. The printed
proceedings/books will be available for distribution on site at the

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.


Currently being finalized:

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-Chief, 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, Sungkyunkwan 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: Ashu M. G. Solo (Fellow of British Computer
Society; Principal/R&D Engineer and Mathematician, Maverick Technologies
America Inc.; Director/Interdisciplinary Researcher, Solo Research Lab,
Crocels, Swansea University; Principal/Intelligent Systems 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 editor at 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:


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 (pioneer, 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 2011 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 agencies,
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. 56223


As of February 5, 2012, papers published in WORLDCOMP set of proceedings
have received 20,405 citations. In recent months (November 23, 2011 to
February 5, 2012; ie, in about 75 days), there had been 4,545 citations
to WORLDCOMP papers (about 1,800 citations per month). The above record
is significant (thanks to the authors). The citation data was obtained
from ) for each track.

1. Web site of IKE'12: 
   The proceedings' Table of Contents of last offering of IKE (2011)
   appears at:
2. Detailed information about citations to worldcomp proceedings:
3. This announcement contains updated and current information (correct
   as of the date of this message). The information that appears in this
   announcement supersedes earlier ones.

Inquiries should be sent to: editor at

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