2ND CFP- NASTEC'2008, August 13-15, 2008, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Dear Colleague,

this is a reminder that the SUBMISSION DEADLINE for
NASTEC'2008. (The 2008 North American Simulation
Technology Conference, which will be held at McGill
University, Montreal, Canada from August 13-15, 2008)
of JUNE 5th is coming up.

More detailed info can be found on:

As a reminder here are the conference themes:

Soft Computing Theory and Practice

This track covers: Engineering of Hybrid Soft Computing Systems, Learning Systems, Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, Probabilistic Reasoning, Evolutionary Algorithms and Their Applications to Mission-Critical Systems, Modeling and Simulation, Medical Diagnosis, Smart and Fuzzy Control, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition and Speech Processing, Decision Analysis and Support, Intelligent Signal Processing, Smart Security and Fuzzy Models in Biometrics, Fuzzy Models in Bioinformatics, Granular Computing, Intelligent Simulation, Software Effort, Cost and Quality Estimation, Evolvable Software and Machines, Fundamentals of Soft Computing, Uncertainty in Soft Computing, Knowledge Management, Intelligent Agents, Intelligent Simulation, Simulation in Fuzzy Systems, Information Fusion, Fuzzy Databases, Fuzzy Information Retrieval, Fuzzy Computational Linguistics, Fuzzy Computational Learning Theory, Non-Monotonic Reasoning, Fuzzy Default Logic, Fuzzy Case-based Reasoning, Fuzzy Logic Programming, Fuzzy Prolog, Soft Computing for Embedded Systems, Validation and Verification of Hybrid Soft Computing Systems, Evaluation and Certification of Hybrid Soft Computing Systems, Testbeds and Benchmarks for Soft Computing, Fusion of Hard(Symbolic) Computing and Soft Computing, Hardware Implementation of Soft Computing Systems, Soft-Computing related prototypes, tools, shells and IDEs, Open Source for Soft Computing, Usability of Soft Computing Systems, Soft Computing Education, Trends and Advances in Soft Computing, Next-Generation Hybrid Soft Computing Systems

Soft Computing for Simulation-based Software Engineering

This track covers: Complex System Modeling, Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems, Hardware/Software Codesign for Complex Systems, Complex System Simulators, Integrating Simulation and Design, Simulation Methodology, Performance Analysis and Optimization, Reliability Engineering, Fuzzy Mathematical and Computational Tools in Metrology, Simulation-based Software Design Methodologies, Simulation of Fuzzy Scheduling, Simulation Software Development Frameworks, Simulation Oriented Development Environments, Requirements and Simulation, Simulation for Software Project Management, Fuzzy Simulation Tools and Environments, Simulation of Learning and Adaptation Processes, Mathematics of Soft Computing, Simulation of Hybrid Soft Computing Systems, Simulation of Evolutionary Synthesis and Evolutionary Methods, Simulation of Interactive Evolutionary Computation, Modeling and Scientific Computing, Simulation-based Financial Engineering, Simulation on Military and Defense, Artificial Life, Virtual World, Evolved Virtual Creatures, Simulation and Training, Validation, Verification and Accreditation, Simulation Authoring Software for WWW, Case Studies, Real World Applications and Industrial Experience Reports

Web Computing

This track covers Web-Centric Engineering, Web-Intensive Databases, XML Databases, Engineering of Web-based Information Systems, Web-based Workflow Modeling and Simulation, Distributed and Federated Databases, SOA and Web Services, Quality of Web Services, Software Architectures for Web Services, Middlewares, Wireless Mobile Web, Information Integration, Web Metrics, Monitoring and Analysis, Validation and Verification, Test and Integration, Maintenance and Evolution, Formal Verification of Transactional Systems, Web and Databases Security, Smart Computer Security, Privacy, Intelligent Web Agents and Web Robots, Agents for Digital Cities, Virtual Communities and Agent Societies, Agent Supported Cooperative Work, Web and Data Mining, Smart Biometrics, Web Engineering, Web Embedded Systems, Remote Control of Devices, Advanced Web Collaborative Environments(C/S, P2P and Hybrid), Soft Grid Computing, Web Social Networks, Web Community Mining and Social Network Analysis, Web Intelligence, Semantic Web and Ontology Engineering, Web-based Support Systems, Web Interface Engineering, Web Adaptive User Interfaces, Web Context-Aware User Interfaces, Multimedia Web Databases, Web GIS, Digital Library, Adaptive Intelligent Hypermedia Systems, Web Personalization, User Modeling, Web Simulation and Animation, Advanced Web Authoring and Development, Theoretical Basics of Web Searching and Browsing Algorithms, Web Computing Education, Case Studies, Industrial Experiences and Applications, Trends and Advances in Web Computing, Next-Generation Web Computing Systems and Emerging Web Technologies, Beyond Web Computing

Virtual Reality Applications

As a result of improved computing applications, graphics and AI, VR applications have now at last attained the level of realism they have sought since the 1990's. This track aims to cover the latest developments in VR applied to pure science, real world applications, training and entertainment.

The conference will feature the following invited speakers:

Prof. Ronald Yager
Director of the Machine Intelligence Institute
Iona College
New Rochelle, NY 10801, USA

Dr. Madan M. Gupta, Director
Intelligent Systems Research Laboratory
College of Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
57 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Johann Schumann
NASA Intelligent Systems Division
at Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA 94035

and Janus Kapryck

NASTEC'2008 Committee:
General Conference Chair
Mokhtar Beldjehem, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Honorary Chair
Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh, Berkeley University, CA, USA

Local Programme Committee
Marek Balazinski, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montréal, Canada
Peter Grogono, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Hakim Lounis, UQAM, Montreal, Canada
Houari Sahraoui, University of Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Nematollaah Shiri, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

International Programme Committee
Ajith Abraham, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Esma Aimeur, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Riad Assied, Petra University, Amman, Jordan
Mourad Badri, University of Quebec trois-Rivières, Canada
Linda Badri, University of Quebec trois-Rivières, Canada
Mohamed Bettaz, Philadelphia University, Amman, Jordan
Piero P. Bonissone, General Electric, USA
Patrick Bosc, ENSSAT, University of Rennes, France
Mounir Boukadoum, UQAM, Montreal, Canada
Alain Colmerauer, University of Aix-Marseille II, Marseille, France
Mourad Debbabi, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Jinan Fiaidhi, Lakehead University, Canada
Madan M. Gupta, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Sami Harari, University of Toulon and the Var, Toulon, France
Yutaka Hata, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing, University of California at Berkeley, CA, USA
Ahmed Ibrahim, RCC Intitute of Technology, Concord(Toronto), Canada
Yao JingTao University of Regina, Sask., Canada
Janusz Kacprzyk, SRI, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
James M. Keller, University of Missouri, USA
Bettina Kemme, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Etienne E. Kerre, Ghent University, Belgium
Donald H. Kraft, Louisiana State University, USA
Vladik Kreinovich, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA
H. K. Kwan, University of Windsor, Canada
Mourad Maouche, University of Philadelphia, Amman, Jordan
Trevor Martin, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Ali Mili, New Jersey institute of technology, USA
Zelmat Mimoun, University of M'hamed Bougara - Boumerdès, Algeria
Sabah Mohammed, Lakehead University, Canada
Malek Mouhoub, University of Regina, Sask., Canada
Mike Nachtegael, Ghent University, Belgium
Abdellatif Obaid, UQAM, Montreal, Canada
Fakhreddine O. Kerray, University of Waterloo, Canada
Sankar Kumar Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Witold Pedrycz, University of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
James F. Peters III, Professor, University of Manitoba, Canada
Henri Prade, University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Marek Reformat, University of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Burghard B. Rieger, University of Trier, Trier, Germany
Antoaneta Serguieva, Brunel University, West London, UK
Pierre Siegel, University of Aix-Marseille I, Marseille, France
James F. Smith, III, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA
Roman Slowinski, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland
Dutta Sumitra, INSEAD, Fontainebleu, France
M.N.S. Swamy, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Hamid R. Tizhoosh, University of Waterloo, Canada
Enric Trillas, European Centre for Soft Computing, Mieres(Asturias), Spain
Ronald R. Yager, IONA College, New Rochelle, N.Y., USA
Takeshi Yamakawa, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kyushu, Japan
Mustapha Yassine, National University of Amman, Amman, Jordan
Sahnoun Zaidi, Université de Constantine, Algeria


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