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CASCON 2008 : 18th annual international conference on computer science and software engineering


Conference Series : Conference of the Centre for Advanced Studies on Collaborative Research
When Oct 27, 2008 - Oct 30, 2008
Where Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Abstract Registration Due May 5, 2008
Submission Deadline May 26, 2008
Notification Due Jul 21, 2008
Categories    software engineering   HCI   databases   web

Call For Papers

Theme: Computing for Next Generation Systems

Sponsored by:
in partnership with

CASCON 2008 is the 18th Annual International Conference hosted by the
IBM Centers for Advanced Studies. This "Meeting of Minds" provides an
exciting forum for exchanging ideas and experiences in the
ever-expanding and critical fields of software development and
computing. The CASCON 2008 program will include keynote presentations,
technical papers, workshops, and a technology showcase. The technical
papers program will feature experience reports and original research
papers. The technology showcase will feature poster presentations and
demonstrations on research in progress. As such, CASCON 2008 will be
an excellent venue for presenting original work, exchanging new ideas,
sharing results and experiences, and networking with researchers and
practitioners from academia, industry, and government.

Important Dates

* May 5, 2008: Abstracts for technical papers due
* May 26, 2008: Full technical papers due
* July 21, 2008: Acceptance notification to technical paper authors
* August 11, 2008: Camera-ready technical papers due
* October 27-30, 2008: Conference dates

Separate Calls for Workshop and Technical Showcase submissions will be
sent out to those subscribed to the CASCON email notification list. To
subscribe, register your email address at:
The website for Workshop and Technical Showcase submissions will be
open June 1, 2008 and can be found at

* July 11, 2008: Workshop proposals due
* August 15, 2008: Technology showcase submissions due

Suggested Topics
CASCON 2008 invites authors to submit original papers addressing any
of the following topics:
- Software Development Processes: development methods and =
measurement and metrics; agile methods; open-source and global
software development; COTS-based systems; requirements elicitation
- Software Design & Comprehension: software architecture;
object-oriented techniques; program understanding and reengineering
- Reliability: verification and validation; model checking; =
testing; reliability engineering; quality assurance
- Software Development Tools: compilers; integrated development
environments; testing frameworks; supporting distributed and parallel
computation; supporting collaboration and awareness
- Databases: query processing; information integration;
semi-structured data; data mining; knowledge discovery; schema
migration; digital libraries; data warehousing
- Security and Privacy: cryptography; access control; security in
domain-specific applications; privacy and trust
- Services Science: service-oriented architectures; new =
and business models; large-scale system integration; legal, economic
and societal issues;
- User Experience: interaction design; multimodal interfaces; =
and trust; web-based interface design; development tool adoption
- Web-based Systems: communities of practice; wikis and blogs;
scripting languages; privacy and trust models; mobile web; semantic
- Next generation Systems: power-computing services and clients,
real-time-aware systems.
- Autonomic Computing: provisioning and allocation of resources;
policy-based management
- Grid Computing: Applications; data management; scheduling; =
management; information services

Best Paper Awards:
Two paper awards - for Best Paper and Best Student Paper - will be
presented to recognize the best technical contributions of the event
in terms of originality, clarity and potential impact. To be eligible
for the "Best Student Paper" award, a paper must have been primarily
authored by a student and the work that the paper reports must have
been undertaken by the student authors. Only the student author(s) of
the Best Student Paper award receive a prize. The recipients must have
been students at the time the work was undertaken.

Submission Instructions:
The deadline for paper submissions is May 26, 2008. However, please
submit an abstract by May 5, 2008 to assist us with planning.

To submit a technical paper, please register at the submission site Once registered, instructions will be
provided regarding how to submit your abstract and paper. The paper
submission web site will open on March 16, 2008.

Technical papers should be, at most, 15 pages long, using 10pt font,
in 2 columns. Detailed style descriptions, as well as templates are
available at the submission web site.

CASCON 2008 will NOT accept submissions that have been previously
published, are in press or have been submitted elsewhere.

The proceedings from CASCON 2008 will be published by IBM, and will be
included in the ACM Digital Library.

To submit a workshop proposal, poster presentation, or demonstration
please refer to the conference site

Please help us publicize CASCON 2008 by linking to the conference web
site from your own Web site and by
bringing this announcement to the attention of your colleagues.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and meeting you at
CASCON in October.
General Chairs:

Joanna Ng, Head, IBM Toronto Lab Center for Advanced Studies, IBM Canada Ltd.
Christian Couturier, Director General, Institute for Information
Technology, National Research Council Canada
Program Chairs:

Marsha Chechik, University of Toronto,
Mark Vigder, National Research Council Canada,
Program Committee

Daniel Amyot, University of Ottawa Canada
Giuliano Antoniol, =C9cole Polytechnique de Montr=E9al Canada
Eric Aubanel, University of New Brunswick Canada
Mike Bauer, University of Western Ontario Canada
Leopoldo Bertossi, Carleton University Canada
Dirk Beyer, Simon Fraser University Canada
Jean B=E9zivin, University of Nantes France
Roger Champagne, =C9cole de technologie sup=E9rieure Canada
Daniela Damian, University of Victoria Canada
Thomas Dean, Queen's University Canada
Eliezer Dekel, IBM Haifa Research Lab Israel
Hakan Erdogmus, National Research Council Canada
W. Morven Gentleman, Dalhousie University Canada
Mike Godfrey, University of Waterloo Canada
Parke Godfrey, York University Canada
Arie Gurfinkel, SEI/Carnegie Mellon University USA
Alan Hartman, IBM Haifa Research Lab Israel
Ahmed E. Hassan, Queen's University Canada
Michael Hind, IBM T.J. Watson Research Lab USA
Daqing Hou, Clarkson University USA
Dean Jin, University of Winnipeg Canada
Diane F. Kelly, Royal Military College of Canada
Nick Koudas, University of Toronto Canada
Tim Lethbridge, University of Ottawa Canada
Grace Lewis, SEI/Carnegie Mellon University USA
Chung-sheng Li, IBM T.J. Watson Research Lab USA
Marin Litoiu, IBM Toronto Centre for Advanced Studies Canada
Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario Canada
Kelly Lyons, University of Toronto Canada
Tom Maibaum, McMaster University Canada
Dwight Makaroff, University of Saskatchewan Canada
Joel Martin, National Research Council Canada
Hiroshi Maruyama, IBM Tokyo Research Lab Japan
Frank Maurer, University of Calgary Canada
Ana Milanova, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute US
Gail C. Murphy, University of British Columbia Canada
Susan O'Donnell, National Research Council Canada
Brian O'Donovan, IBM Dublin Center for Advanced Studies Ireland
Dietmar Pfahl, Simula Research Laboratory Norway
Kevin Schneider, University of Saskatchewan Canada
Gabby Silberman, CA Labs USA
Paul Sorenson, University of Alberta Canada
Bruce Spencer, National Research Council Canada
Malgorzata Steinder, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center USA
Margaret-Anne Storey, University of Victoria Canada
Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta Canada
Ladan Tahvildari, University of Waterloo Canada
Marco Torchiano, Politecnico di Torino Italy
Vassilios Tzerpos, York University Canada
Jon Whittle, Lancaster University UK
George Yee, National Research Council Canada
Yelena Yesha, University of Maryland USA
Mathew Zaleski, University of Toronto Canada

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