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Call for Papers

 First International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software 
                   Intensive Systems (CISIS-2007)

                    April 10 - April 13, 2007
                        Vienna, Austria


To be held in conjunction with: ARES-2007 International Conference

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 

Software Intensive Systems are systems which heavily deal with other systems, 
sensors, actuators, devices, other software systems and
users. More and more domains are involved with software intensive systems, i.e. 
automotive, telecommunication systems, embedded systems
in general, industrial automation systems, business applications. The outcome 
of web services delivers a new platform for enabling software
intensive systems. 

The conference will focus on tools, practically relevant and theoretical 
foundations for engineering software intensive systems.

Complex Systems Research is focused on the overall understanding of systems 
rather than its components. The ICT-enabling aspect of
Complex Systems is the focus of the contributions to be presented at CISIS 
2007. Complex Systems are very much characterised by the
changing environments in which they act and by their multiple internal and 
external interactions. They evolve and adapt through
internal and external dynamic interactions.

The development of Intelligent Systems and agents which is more and more 
characterised by the use of ontologies and their logical
foundations build a fruitful impulse for both Software intensive Systems and 
Complex Systems.

Recent research in the field of intelligent systems –robotics, neuroscience, 
artificial intelligence, and cognitive sciences- builds
an important factor for the future development and innovation of software 
intensive and complex systems.

CISIS 2007 is aiming at delivering a forum for in-depth scientific discussions 
amongst the three communities leading to significant
contributions in areas such as:

- Monitoring and Control of Large Systems or Environments.
- Managing the heterogeneity of knowledge by means of ontologies
- Use of Service Oriented Architectures for complex applications in business 
and industries
- The consideration of Software Intensive Systems as Complex Systems
- Enabling of Systems Biology concepts as software intensive complex systems
- Knowledge management of complex IT-systems etc. 

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

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 

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-2007 seeks original contributions in all relevant areas,
including but not limited to the following topics.

Topics of interest
•    Agent Technology
•    Human-Oriented Systems
•    Evolving Systems
•    Intelligent and Cognitive Systems and Applications
•    Genetic Programming and Algorithms
•    Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Systems
•    Neuro-computing and Applications
•    Knowledge-based Systems
•    Dynamic Systems
•    Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
•    Databases and Data Mining
•    Grid and P2P Infrastructures 
•    Data Intensive and Computing Intensive Applications
•    Scheduling, Resource Discovery and Allocation
•    JXTA-based Applications
•    Large-scale Collaborative Problem Solving Environments
•    Methodology and Practice of Semantic Grid and Web
•    Web and Grid Service-based Applications
•    Ubiquitous Computing Applications
•    Pervasive Computing and Applications
•    Multimedia Systems and Applications
•    Human-Robots
•    Embedded Systems
•    Overlay Networks for P2P Systems
•    Autonomous Systems
•    Autonomic Computing
•    Bio-inspired Systems and Applications
•    Fault-Tolerant Systems
•    Heterogeneous Networks
•    Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
•    Sensor Networks
•    Ad Hoc Networks
•    Sensor and Actor Networks
•    High-Speed Networks
•    Routing Algorithms
•    Software QoS
•    Adaptive Software-Intensive Systems
•    Self-Modifying Software Systems
•    Self-Designing and Self-Maintaining software

Important Dates
•    Submission Deadline: November 30, 2006
•    Author Notification: January 10, 2007
•    Author Registration: January 21, 2007
•    Proceedings Version: January 21, 2007
•    Conference Dates: April 10-April13, 2007

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 one of the following web pages:

* http://www.ieee.org/portal/pages/pubs/transactions/stylesheets.html
* or http://www.tinmith.net/tabletop2006/IEEE/Format/instruct.htm

Submission papers are classified into 3 categorizes (1) full paper (8 pages), 
(2) short paper (5 pages), and (3) poster (2 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-2007 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

Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final 
manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.

Proceedings of the CISIS-2007 conference will be published by IEEE Computer 
Society Press. Based on quality and referee reviews, some
papers not suitable for acceptance as full paper will be accepted for 
presentation at CISIS-2007 in Poster category and will be also
included in the IEEE Proceedings. The best papers selected by CISIS-2007 
program committee out of papers accepted for presentation at
CISIS-2007 will be further published in some International Journals.

The submission site for CISIS-2007 paper is available at 

If you have any difficulty in submitting the papers, please do not hesitate to 
send them to [EMAIL PROTECTED] 

Conference Chairpersons
Leonard Barolli, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria  

International Liaison Co-Chairs
Makoto Takizawa, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Arjan Durresi, Louisiana State University, USA

Publicity Chairs
Nguyen Manh Tho, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 
Fatos Xhafa, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

Publication Co-Chairs
Yoshitaka Shibata, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
Roland Wagner, University of Linz, Austria

Local Organizing Chairs
Maria Schweikert, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Markus Klemen, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Program Committee
•    Chandra Krintz, University of California, USA 
•    Mukesh Mohania, IBM India Research Laboratory, India
•    Tomoya Enokido, Risho University, Japan
•    Joan Manel Marquès, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
•    Akio Koyama, Yamagata University, Japan
•    Nguyen Manh Tho, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 
•    Fatos Xhafa, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
•    Arjan Durresi, Louisiana State University, USA
•    Naohiro Hayashibara, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
•    Claudi Paniagua Maci, IBM GTS, Virtualization and Grid Computing EBO, Spain
•    Irfan Awan, University of Bradford, UK
•    Hui-huang Hsu, Tamkang University, Taiwan
•    Jin Hwan Park, State University of New York New Paltz, USA
•    Kuo-Ming Chao, Coventry University, UK
•    Muhammed Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK
•    Bhed Bahadur Bista, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
•    Minoru Uehara, Toyo University, Japan
•    Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia Univiversity, Canada
•    David Taniar, Monash University, Australia
•    Nobuyoshi Sato, Toyo University, Japan
•    Hiroaki Kikuchi, Tokai University, Japan
•    Sajid Hussain, Acadia University, Canada
•    Fumiaki Sato, Toho University, Japan
•    Kaoru Sugita, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
•    Timothy K. Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
•    Markus Aleksy, University of Mannheim, Germany
•    Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
•    Takuo Suganuma, Tohoku University, Japan
•    Wenny Rahayu, La Trobe University, Australia
•    Ismail Khalil Ibrahim, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
•    Giuseppe De Marco, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan 
•    Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
•    Andrei Doncesku, University Paul Sabatier, France
•    Lin Guan, Loughborough University, UK  
•    Frank Ball, Bournemouth University, UK  
•    Ahmed Al-Dubai, Napier University, UK  
•    Qiang Ni, Brunel University, UK  
•    Juan Jose Alcaraz Espin, Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain
•    Winston Seah, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
•    Antonio Pescape, University of Napoli, Italy  
•    Leonid Kalinichenko, Russian Academy of Science, Russia
•    Lawrence Y. Deng, St. John's and St.Mary's Institute of
     Technology, Taiwan
•    Xiangen Hu, University of Memphis, USA
•    Ching-Sheng Wang, Aletheia University, Taiwan    
•    Kuei-Ping Shih    Tamkang University, Taiwan
•    Been-Chian Chien, National University of Tainan, Taiwan
•    Wen-Yang Lin, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
•    Vincent Lee, Monash University, Australia
•    Michael Sheng, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia 
•    Soraya Kouadri M., Oxford Brookes University, UK
•    S.C. Cheung, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
     (HKUST), Hong Kong
•    Karl R.P.H. Leung, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
     (Tsing Yi) HKIVE, Hong Kong
•    Victor C.S. Lee, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
•    Henry Chan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
•    Hon-Va Leong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
•    Qing Lu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
•    Thomas Grill, University of Linz, Austria
•    Fabio Postiglione, University of Salerno, Italy
•    Said Mirza, Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
•    Ajith Abraham, Yonsei University, Korea
•    Takuo Nakashima, Kyushu Tokai University, Japan

For any further questions or inquiries please contact Conference Organizers:

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 fit.ac.jp

A Min Tjoa
Institute for Software Technology and Interactive Systems
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/188
A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Nguyen Manh Tho
Institute for Software Technology and Interactive Systems
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/188
A-1040 Vienna, Austria

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