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                 ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

              The Second International Conference on
         Worldwide Computing & Its Applications - WWCA'98
Emerging Technologies for Network Computing and Their Social Impact
                         March 4-5,  1998
                          Tsukuba, JAPAN

                   http://ci.etl.go.jp/wwca98/



ORGANIZED BY
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* Electrotechnical Laboratory (ETL)
* Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)(tentative)


IN COOPERATION WITH
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* Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)(tentative)
* Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE)


VENUE
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* March 4(Wed.) - 5(Thu.)      Tsukuba Dai-ichi Hotel


IMPORTANT DATES
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* Full Papers Due              October 31, 1997
* Notification of Acceptance   November 25, 1997
* Camera-ready Papers Due      December 15, 1997


SESSION TOPICS AND KEY WORDS
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* distributed objects
  -CORBA, Java, agent systems
* distributed systems platform
  -distributed OS, distributed micro kernel, distributed middle ware
* distributed component ware
  -distributed software development environment, CASE
* collaboration support
  -groupware, virtual work environments, multi-user interfaces
* collaborative media
  -multimedia, database, virtual reality, multi-modal systems
* information discovery and retrieval
  -search engine, WWW, heterogeneous information resource integration
* mobile computing
  -personal communication, portable computer, wireless communication
* internet technology
  -QoS, routing, protocols
* inter-culture technology
  -multilingual, censorship, security & privacy
* novel network applications
  -education, commerce, entertainment, etc..


AIMS OF THE CONFERENCE
----------------------
To advance the science and technology in distributed programming and its
applications by:
  -providing outstanding presentations of collaborated R&D from academia
   to industry
  -providing practitioners opportunities to review and evaluate new methods
   and tools, and providing researchers exposure to practical problems
  -providing a forum for the discussion of new research results and their
   social impacts
The two-day technical program will encompass 10 sessions covering 30 papers
on the areas listed above, as well as 3 keynote addresses by distinguished
speakers.


SUBMISSIONS
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To submit papers, please send four copies of the full paper with a maximum
length of 16 pages to the WWCA'98 Secretariat by October 31, 1997. Papers
should be written in English and must include title, authors, affiliations,
attached with a submission form.  Please complete the submission forms, and
indicate which session the paper is being submitted to.  One or two papers
are being called for in each session.  Reviewers nominated by the chairs of
each session will be responsible for selecting outstanding papers for
presentation.  Authors will be notified of acceptance by November 25.  The
revised camera-ready full paper should be submitted by December 15.  The
proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer, as one of the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).  Therefore, the papers should be
written according to the LaTeX style file of LNCS.  For more detailed
information, please refer to our conference homepage.
(http://ci.etl.go.jp/wwca98/)
All submitted papers should be presented at the conference.


RELATED CONFERENCE
------------------
Internet Workshop '98 (IEICE, STA)
Venue:    Tsukuba Dai-ichi Hotel, Tsukuba, Japan
Date:     March 3(Tue.) - 4(Wed.), 1998
http://ci.etl.go.jp/iws98/


COMMITTEE MEMBERS
-----------------

General Chair:
  Hideo Aiso, Keio University

Advisory and Organizing Chair:
  Michiharu Tsukamoto, Electrotechnical Laboratory

Program Co-Chairs:
  Yoshifumi Masunaga, University of Library and Information Science
  Takuya Katayama, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Executive Co-Chairs:
  Shuichi Tashiro, Electrotechnical Laboratory
  Yoichi Hamazaki, Electrotechnical Laboratory

Program Committee (tentative):
  Mikio Aoyama, Niigata Institute of Technology
  Kenneth P. Birman, Cornell University
  Rudolf Bayer, Technical University of Munich
  Kilnam Chon, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  Shigeki Goto, Waseda University
  Jonathan Grudin, University of California, Irvine
  Masayuki Ida, Aoyama Gakuin University
  Kazuhiko Kato, University of Tsukuba
  Isao Kojima, Electrotechnical Laboratory
  Robert J. Kummerfeld, University of Sydney
  Wen-Syan Li, NEC USA
  Eric Manning, University of Victoria
  Jun Murai, Keio University
  Thomas D.C. Little, Boston University
  Kenichi Okada, Keio University
  Robin Stanton, Australian National University
  Jiro Tanaka, University of Tsukuba
  Shuichi Tashiro, Electrotechnical Laboratory
  Fumio Teraoka, Sony Computer Science Laboratory
  Tan Tin-Wee, National University of Singapore
  Hideyuki Tokuda, Keio University
  Michiharu Tsukamoto, Electrotechnical Laboratory
  Ken Urquhart, Sun Microsystems


FURTHER INFORMATION
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WWCA'98 Secretariat
c/o Cultio Corporation
4-1-2 Kasuga, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305 Japan
TEL/FAX: +81-298-55-5907
E-MAIL:  [log in to unmask]

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