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From: "Wijesekera, Duminda (FL51)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: (SEWORLD) CFP Special Sesiion at PDPTA99
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 10:19:13 -0500
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System, Software and Application Development for Complex Systems

The 1999 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed
         Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'99)
                    June 28 - July 1, 1999
         Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

A special session on the " System, Software and Application Development
for Complex Systems " is being organized at PDPTA'99, which will be held
in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 28 - July 1, 1999. Complex systems are used
in many areas such as communications, defense, space, energy and
industrial automation and control. These systems have applications that
require real-time, high-performance and high input/output bandwidth
performance. In order to attain the performance and bandwith, these
systems are network and distributed over heterogeneous hardware and
software resources driven by design requirements which at times conflict.
These requirements include performance, real-time execution,
Quality-of-Service, fault tolerance, adaptability, development time and
With the emergence of inexpensive commercial off-the-shelf  (COTS),
re-programmable parts, complex systems have now become more affordable.
However, the effort required in developing real-time and distributed
applications and architecture that produce reliable, heterogeneous
high-performance and high input/output bandwidth for complex systems
is still a challenging task.

This session focuses on contributions on application and system design
for complex systems. Different kinds of contributions are solicited,
including research papers, lessons learned, and discussion of practical
problems, in all research areas related to complex systems.
Session Scope

Original papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the following
technical areas:

* Tool and Environments for Distributed and Networked Complex Systems
* System and Software Architecture and Systems Engineering.
* Distributed, Networked Heterogeneous Computing and Technologies.
* Hardware/Software Co-design
* Distributed and Networked Systems Architectures for QoS, Reliability,
Portability, Scalability and Security.
* Distributed, Networked Systems for High Performance Computing
* Adaptable and Dynamic Distributed, Networked Heterogeneous Architectures.
* Architecture Trades (Size, Weight, Power, Performance, ...)
* Hardware/Software Modeling and Simulation.
* Distributed, Networked Hardware and Software Instrumentation and
* Embedded Real-time Systems.
* Rapid Prototyping.

To submit a paper to the special session, please do the following:
(1)     Prepare a manuscript in PostScript/Microsoft Word-7.0 format
of maximum 7 pages: single-spaced, single-column,
US-Letter/A4 size, with title, authors, affiliations, e-mail addresses,
and a 100-word abstract and about 4 key words on the first page.
(2)     Send an ascii-text e-mail with the paper title and the corresponding

author's name, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone/fax numbers.
(3)     E-mail the above two to: [log in to unmask]
If electronic submission is not possible, please mail the above to the
following address:
        PDPTA 99,
        MS 761-2,
        13350, U.S. Highway 19 North,
        Clearwater, FL 33764-7290.

        Phone: 727-539-2835, 727-539-5313.
(4) Session Organisers: Duminda Wijesekera and Minesh I Patel.
(5)Important Dates:
    Submission Deadline: March 1, 1999
    Paper Notification: April 1, 1999
    Camera-Ready papers: May 1, 1999
    Pre-Registration: May 1, 1999
    PDPTA'99 Conference: June 28-July 1, 1999

(6) All submissions will be reviewed by at least 2 referees.
Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for
publication elsewhere. Pre-registration at the conference is a must for
all accepted papers to be published in the proceedings. All accepted papers
must be presented at PDPTA'99, Las Vegas, USA.
The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA Press (ISBN).  It
will be a multivolume set.  The proceedings will be available at the
conference.  All accepted papers will also be considered for journal
publication (soon after the conference).

A number of university faculty members and their staff in cooperation
with the Monte Carlo Resort (Conference Division, Las Vegas ), will be
organizing the conference.  The conference is sponsored by the Computer
Science Research, Education, and Applications Press (CSREA: USA Federal
EIN # 58-2171953) in cooperation with the National Supercomputing Center
for Energy and the Environment (Department of Energy, USA), The
International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation
(IMACS), The International Technology Institute (ITI), The Java High
Performance Computing research group (JHPC;, the Computer
Vision Research and Applications Tech. (CVRA), developers of
 machines and systems (pending) and other related computer associations

The conference will be held in the Monte Carlo Resort hotel, Las Vegas,
Nevada, USA.  This is a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities
and over 3000 rooms.  The hotel is minutes from the Las Vegas airport
with free shuttles to and from the airport.  This hotel has many vacation
and recreational attractions, including: waterfalls, casino, spa, pools &
kiddie pools, sunning decks, Easy River water ride, wave pool with cascades,

lighted tennis courts, health spa (with workout equipment, whirlpool,
sauna, ...), arcade virtual reality game rooms, nightly shows, snack bars,
a number of restaurants, shopping area, bars, ...  Many of these
attractions are open 24 hours a day and most are suitable for families
and children.  The negotiated hotel's room rate for conference attendees
is very reasonable ($79 + tax) per night (no extra charge for double
occupancy) for the duration of the conference.
The hotel is within walking distance from most other Las Vegas
attractions (major shopping areas, recreational destinations, fine
dining and night clubs, free street shows, ...).
For the benefit of our international colleagues: the state of Nevada
neighbors with the states of California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona.
Las Vegas is only a few driving hours away from other major cities,
including: Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Grand Canyon.

An exhibition is planned for the duration of the conference.  We have
reserved 20+ exhibit spaces.  Interested parties should contact H. R.
Arabnia ([log in to unmask]).  All exhibitors will be considered to be
the co-sponsors of the conference.  Each exhibitor will have the
opportunity to include a two-page description of their latest products
in the conference proceedings (if submitted by May 1, 1999).

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