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CISIS 2010 : 4th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems


Conference Series : Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems
When Feb 15, 2010 - Feb 18, 2010
Where Krakow, Poland
Abstract Registration Due Nov 14, 2009
Submission Deadline Sep 1, 2009
Notification Due Nov 1, 2009
Final Version Due Nov 14, 2009
Categories    software intensive systems   complex systems   intelligent systems

Call For Papers

4th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS-2010)
February, 15th ~ 18th 2010, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Cracow College, Krakow, Poland





The aim of the conference is to deliver a platform of scientific interaction between the three interwoven
challenging areas of research and development of future ICT-enabled applications:

* Software Intensive Systems
* Complex systems
* Intelligent Systems


Networks of today are going through a rapid evolution. Different kinds of systems with different characteristics
are emerging and they are integrating in heterogeneous networks. For these reasons, there are many interconnection
problems which may occur at different levels in the hardware and software design of communicating entities and
communication networks. These kinds of networks need to manage an increasing usage demand, provide support for
a significant number of services, guarantee their QoS, and optimize the utilization of network resources.
Therefore, architectures and algorithms in these networks become very complex and it seems imperative
to focus on new models and methods as well as mechanisms, which can enable the network to perform adaptive
behaviors. Many new computing technologies have emerged as new paradigms for solving complex problems
by enabling large-scale aggregation and sharing of computational, data and other geographically distributed
resources. Rapid advances are being reported by many researchers and forums as regards understanding
numerous issues in such paradigms, from theoretic to application aspects. Moreover, the continuous development
of Internet and the construction of new infrastructures are making possible the development of large scale
applications from many fields of science and engineering.

To deal with complexity, we should construct physically instantiated systems that can perceive, understand,
and interact with their environment, but also evolve in order to achieve human-like performance in activities
requiring context-specific knowledge. This is far beyond the current state of the art and will remain so
for many years to come. Therefore, many research efforts are required to make headway towards this vision.
The strategic challenges are motivated by recent research in the field of intelligent systems, robotics,
neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and cognitive sciences. In recent years, a large community
of researchers has begun to realize the importance of brain-body interaction for understanding intelligence
and its central role in a wide range of processes including perception, object manipulation, movement,
and high-level cognition.

The research challenges include theoretical frameworks based on the notions of embodiment, the dynamical
systems metaphor, complete agents rather than individual components, self-reconfiguration and self-repair,
morphology and development. Progress in the theoretical underpinnings of embodied intelligence will have
strong technological implications in areas including robotics, actuator technology, materials,
self-assembling systems. Research in intelligent and cognitive systems is an interdisciplinary
field requiring the cooperation of researchers from artificial intelligence, neuroscience
(including cognitive and computational), psychology (cognitive and developmental),
linguistics, developmental biology, robotics (and engineering in general), biomechanics, and dynamical systems.
Software has become a central part of a rapidly growing range of applications, products and services from all
sectors of economic activity. Systems in which software interacts with other software, systems, devices,
sensors and with people are called software-intensive systems. Examples include large-scale heterogeneous
systems, embedded systems for automotive and avionics applications, telecommunications, wireless ad hoc systems,
business applications with an emphasis on web services. Our daily activities increasingly depend on complex
software-intensive systems that are becoming ever more distributed, heterogeneous, decentralized and
inter-dependent, and that are operating more and more in dynamic and often unpredictable environments.

There exist different kinds of complexity in the development of software. Software systems grew larger,
the focus shifted from the complexity of developing algorithms to the complexity structuring large systems,
and then to the additional complexities in building distributed, concurrent systems. In the next ten to fifteen
years we will have to face another level of complexity arising from the fact that systems have to
operate in large, open and non-deterministic environments: the complexity of knowledge, interaction
and adaptation. Instead of developing computer-oriented systems where people have to adapt to the computer
we have to develop human-oriented systems into which computers integrate seamlessly.
Also, the requirements for software quality will dramatically increase. But our current methods are
not sufficient to deal with adaptive software in a dynamic environment, especially not for large systems
with complex interactions. We need to develop practically useful and theoretically well founded principles,
methods and tools for engineering future software-intensive systems.
All the complex systems depend on software that controls the behavior of individual components and
the interaction between components, and on software which interacts with other software, systems,
devices, sensors and with people. In other words: they depend on software-intensive systems.

The CISIS seeks original contributions in all relevant areas, including but not limited to the following topics.
* Next Generation Software Architectures
* Adaptive Software-Intensive Systems
* Self-Designing and Self-Maintaining Software
* Self-Modifying Software Systems
* Service-Oriented Computing
* Software Assurance and Dependability
* Programming Languages and Software Engineering
* Software Testing, Maintenance and QoS
* Scheduling, Resource Discovery and Allocation
* Reliability, Fault Tolerance and Distributed Transaction Processing
* Intelligent and Cognitive Systems and Applications
* Large-scale Collaborative Problem Solving Environments
* Enterprise Service Architectures
* Interoperability of Enterprise Software
* Middleware and Agent Technologies
* Autonomic Computing
* Pervasive, Grid, P2P and Cloud Computing
* Context Awareness and Personalization
* Parallel and Distributed Computing
* Ubiquitous Computing Applications
* Smart Devices and Intelligent Environments
* Embedded Computing and Systems
* QoS and Middleware for Smart Spaces
* Neuro-computing and Applications
* Web and Grid Service-based Applications
* JXTA-based Applications
* Multimedia Systems and Applications
* Databases and Data Mining
* Data Intensive and Computing Intensive Applications
* Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology
* Bio-inspired Systems and Applications
* Artificial Intelligence and its Applications
* Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Systems
* Genetic Programming and Algorithms
* Knowledge-based Systems
* Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition
* Ontology Engineering
* Human-Oriented Systems
* Human-Robots
* Human-Computer Interaction
* Multimedia applications and services including VoIP, IPTV, Gaming
* Digital Content and Digital Rights Management
* Charging, Pricing, Business Models
* Network and Internet Computing
* Future Internet Architectures
* Mobile Internet and Mobility Management
* Ad Hoc, Sensor and Mesh Networks
* Security Issues and Protocols
* Authentication and Access Control
* Trust models and Trust establishment
* Social Networks and Applications
* Socially Inspired Systems

Several workshops are organized within CISIS conference, see Workshop list at conference web page.

***Important Dates***
Workshop Proposal: July, 1st 2009
Notification (Workshop Proposal): July, 15th 2009
Submission Deadline: September, 1st 2009
Author Notification: November, 1st 2009
Author Registration: November, 14th 2009
Proceedings Version: November, 14th 2009
Conference dates: February, 15th ?18th 2010

***Submission Guidelines***
Authors are invited to submit research and application papers following the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings
Manuscripts style: two columns, single-spaced, including figures and references, using 10 fonts, and number each page.
You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page:

The authors should submit a full paper (8 pages), representing original, previously unpublished work. Submitted papers
will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.
Contact author must provide the following information at the CISIS web site: paper title, authors' names, affiliations,
postal address, phone, fax, and e-mail address of the author(s), about 200-250 word abstract, and about five keywords.
Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and present
the paper in the conference.

Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the
notification of acceptance.
Proceedings of the CISIS-2010 conference will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.
Based on quality and referee reviews, some of papers not suitable for acceptance as full paper will be accepted for
presentation at CISIS-2010 workshops and will be also included in the IEEE Proceedings.
The best papers selected by CISIS-2010 program committee out of papers accepted for presentation at CISIS-2010
will be further published in some International Journals.

General Co-Chairs
Leonard Barolli, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
Fatos Xhafa, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

Program Committe Co-Chairs
Salvatore Vitabile, University of Palermo, Italy
Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
Ilsun You, Korean Bible University, Korea

Program Track Chairs

1. Scientific Computing: Infrastructures and Applications
Ivona Brandic, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Yao Shen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
2. Software Engineering for Distributed Systems
Stefan Biffl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Jun Wu, National Pingtung Inst. of Commerce, Taiwan
3. Database and Data Mining Applications
Sanjay Kumar Madria, Missouri Univ. of Sci. and Tech., USA
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
4. Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Yanqin Yang, East China Normal Univ., China
Carlo Morabito, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
5. Agent and Autonomic Systems
Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, U.A.E.
6. Multimedia Systems and Human-Machine Interaction
Seong-Joon Yoo, Sejong University, Korea
Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz, Austria
7. Systems for Biological and Medical Applications
David Hansen, E-Health Research Center, Australia
Takenao Ohkawa, Kobe University, Japan
8. Complex Intelligent Techniques for eLearning
Santi Caballe, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Takashi Mitsuishi, Tohoku University, Japan
9. Network Control and Performance Analysis
Takuo Nakashima, Tokai University, Japan
Shun-Ren Yang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
10. Wireless and Mobile Networking
Vamsi Paruchuri, University of Central Arkansas, USA
Hiroshi Shigeno, Keio University, Japan
11. Pervasive Computing and Ad Hoc Networking
Mieso Denko, University of Guelph, Canada
Robert C. H. Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan
12. Sensor, Ad Hoc, and Mesh Networks
Takuo Suganuma, Tohoku University, Japan,
Bonam Kim, Chungbuk National University, Korea
13. P2P & Grid Data Technologies
Tevfik Kosar, Louisiana State University, USA
Tomoya Enokido, Rissho University, Japan
14. Ontologies, Semantic Web and Web Services
Kin Fun Li, Victoria University, Canada
Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK
15. Embedded Systems and Smart Devices
Antonio Gentile, University of Palermo, Italy
Sek Chai, Motorola Inc., USA
16. Security and Privacy
Hiroaki Kikuchi, Tokai University, Japan
Chu-Hsing Lin, Tunghai University, Taiwan
17. Socially Inspired Complex Systems
Bruno Apolloni, University of Milan, Italy
Simone Bassis, University of Milan, Italy

Program Committee Members
(Please refer to the conference website.)

Workshops Co-Chairs
Hui-Huang Hsu, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Arjan Durresi, Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. Indianapolis, USA
Minoru Uehara, Toyo University, Japan

Award Co-Chairs
Makoto Takizawa, Sekei University, Japan
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

International Liaison Co-Chairs
David Taniar, Monash University, Australia
Akio Koyama, Yamagata University, Japan
Irfan Awan, University of Bradford, UK

Publicity Co-Chairs
Wenny Rahayu, La Trobe University, Australia
Hiroaki Nishino, Oita University, Japan
Rachid Anane, Coventry University, UK

Web Administrator Co-Chairs
Amin Anjomshoaa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria


For any further questions or inquiries please contact Conference Organizers:

Leonard Barolli
Department of Information and Communication Engineering
Faculty of Information Engineering
Fukuoka Institute of technology (FIT)
3-30-1 Wajiro-Higashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 811-0295 Japan
Email: barolli at

Fatos Xhafa
Technical University of Catalonia
Campus Nord, Ed. Omega
C/Jordi Girona 1-3
08034 Barcelona, SPAIN
Email: fatos at

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