Thursday, March 15, 2012

Call for Papers: The 2012 International Conference on Foundations of Computer Science (FCS'12) at WORLDCOMP'12, USA, July 16-19, 2012


EXTENDED Paper Submission Deadline: March 27, 2012

The 2012 International Conference on
Foundations of Computer Science

July 16-19, 2012, Las Vegas, USA

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (ISBN)
and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed
in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for
each paper. The proceedings of WORLDCOMP congress that FCS is part
of, enjoys a high number of citations; over 25,000 citations so far.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

O Quantum Computing
O Game theory and methods
O Computational number theory
O Logic in computer science
O Theory of computing and formal systems
O Automata and formal languages
O Optimization methods
O Coding theory
O Novel data structures
O Languages
O Complexity theory (including circuit complexity)
O Theory of parallel and distributed computing
O Graph algorithms and graph drawing
O Deduction
O Combinatorics
O Algorithms
O Probabilistic and randomized methodologies
O Approximation methods
O Parametrized complexity (including Kolmogorov, ...)
O Non-linear dynamics and chaos
O Computational biology and bioinformatics
O Cryptography
O Novel compression methods
O Database theory
O Queuing methods
O Pansystems
O Foundations of computer security
O Model checking and computer-aided verification
O Models of computation
O Computational geometry
O Semantics, concurrency and type theory
O Scheduling methods
O Models of internet computing
O Other emerging topics


Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site at:
Submissions must be uploaded by March 27, 2012 and they must be in
either MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures,
tables, and references - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All
reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of
accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format
to prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have
been previously published or currently submitted for publication
elsewhere. The first page of the paper should include: title of the
paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each
author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author
and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content
of the paper. The name of the conference (ie, FCS) that the paper is
being submitted for consideration must be stated on the first page of the
paper as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the final
Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE
style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for originality,
significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of contradictory
recommendations, a member of the conference program committee will be
charged to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve
seeking help from additional referees by using a double-blinded review
process. In addition, all papers whose authors include a member of the
conference program committee will be evaluated using the double-blinded
review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but may be
considered for discussion/panels).

Authors whose papers are accepted will be instructed to upload their papers
to a particular web site for publication - the uploaded papers to the
publication web site will only be checked for correct typesetting. At this
point, authors will be required to attest to the originality of their work
(ie, declaring that no part of the work is plagiarized and the paper does not
suffer from any acts of plagiarism.)

Proceedings of FCS will be published in printed conference books (ISBN)
and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in
science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each
published paper (science citation databases such as: Inspec / IET / The
Institute for Engineering & Technology; The French National Center for
Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL (covers the core scientific
literature in Science; about 90% of inclusions are journals; only about 9%
are proceedings; worldcomp tracks are selected to be among the 9% - accessable
from INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO, OVID, Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN
International); and others. Though, there is no guarantee that the proceedings
will also be included in EI Compendex/Elsevier indexings, in the past, the
proceedings in which FCS was part of (PDPTA and WORLDCOMP) was included in
these databases. Therefore, we will also be sending the proceedings for
indexing procedures to EI Compendex/Elsevier. The printed proceedings/books
will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected authors will be
invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a
number of research books contracted with various publishers - these books will
be composed after the conference. Also, many chairs of tracks will be forming
journal special issues to be published after the conference.


Poster papers can be 2 pages long. Authors are to follow the same instructions
that appear above (see, SUBMISSION OF REGULAR PAPERS) except for the submission
is limited to 2 pages. On the first page, the author should state that "This
paper is being submitted as a poster". Poster papers (if accepted) will be
published if and only the author of the accepted paper wishes to do so.


March 27, 2012: Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 26, 2012: Notification of acceptance (+/- 2 days)
May 12, 2012: Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 16-19, 2012: The 2012 International Conference on Foundations of
Computer Science (FCS'12)


FCS conference is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a
number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP).
WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer
science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate
to have 2,100 or more attendees from over 80 countries.
The congress will be composed of research presentations, keynote
lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and
poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers
have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of
California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of
Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic
Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid
Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U.
of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT
Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window
System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic
Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director,
U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern
California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant),
Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head,
NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project
Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director,
NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow
of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus,
McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive
Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep
Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace
Systems, Inc.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling
about the conferences' atmosphere, see the 2011 delegates photos
available at:

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is "Providing a unique platform for
a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers,
developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted
effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies,
and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also
attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as
their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that
have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to
achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives."

One main goal of WORLDCOMP is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated
research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model
facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of
computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The
Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary
research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for
cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.


Currently being finalized:
The members of the Steering Committee of The 2011 WORLDCOMP included (last year's):
Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corporation, USA); Prof. Hamid Arabnia
(ISIBM elected Fellow & Professor, University of Georgia; Editor-in-Chief, The
Journal of Supercomputing; Board member, Journal of Computational Science;
Advisory Board, IEEE TC on Scalable Computing); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (Member,
National Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Professor; University
of California, Berkeley, USA); Prof. Hyunseung Choo (ITRC Director of Ministry of
Information & Communication; Director, ITRC; Director, Korea Information
Processing Society; Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology;
Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Prof. Winston Wai-Chi Fang
(IEEE Fellow, TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung
University, Hsinchu, Taiwan; Director, System-on-Chip Research Center);
Prof. Kun Chang Lee (Professor of MIS and WCU Professor of Creativity
Science, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director
of HoIP and Director of HoIP Telecom, UK; Secretary-General WABT;
Vice-President Int'l Council for Engineering and Technology, University of
Westminster, UK); Prof. Layne T. Watson (IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM
Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute of Aerospace, Professor, Virginia
Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA); Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh
(Member, National Academy of Engineering; IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS
Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow; Director, BISC; Professor, University
of California, Berkeley, USA).
Publicity Chair:  A. M. G. Solo (BCS Fellow; Principal/Interdisciplinary R&D 
Engineer and Mathematician, Maverick Technologies America Inc.; 
Director/Interdisciplinary Researcher, Solo Research Lab, Crocels, 
Swansea University; Principal/New Fields Instructor, Trailblazer Intelligent 
Systems, Inc.)


Currently being prepared - The ACADEMIC co-sponsors of the last offering of
the congress (WORLDCOMP 2011) included research labs and centers affiliated
with (a partial list): University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of Texas at
Austin; University of Southern California; Minnesota Supercomputing
Institute, University of Minnesota; Germany's University of Siegen; UMIT,
Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria; University
of Iowa; Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; University of Naples
Federico II, Italy; University of Naples Parthenope, Italy; Second
University of Naples, Italy; ICEL, Texas A&M University Com.; University
of North Dakota; and others. CORPORATE Co-Sponsors and Sponsors at-large
included (a partial list): Intel Corporation; Microsoft Research; Altera
Corporation; Pico Computing; SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High
Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano); International Society
of Intelligent Biological Medicine; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences
and Technologies; Int'l Council on Medical and Care Compunetics; UK
Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; Scientific
Technologies Corporation; and HoIP - Health without Boundaries; and others.


The proceedings of the WORLDCOMP enjoys a high number of citations. As of
March 2012, papers published in each track of the proceedings have
received the following number of citations: 252 citations to BIOCOMP
papers; 116 to CDES papers; 65 to CGVR papers; 55 to CSC papers; 271 to
DMIN papers; 69 to EEE papers; 1,286 to ERSA papers; 504 to ESA papers;
176 to FCS papers; 9,408 to FECS papers; 157 to GCA papers; 75 to GEM
papers; 2,172 to ICAI papers; 1,529 to ICOMP papers; 1,247 to ICWN papers;
571 to IKE papers; 255 to IPCV papers; 137 to MSV papers; 5,239 to PDPTA
papers; 496 to SAM papers; 1,390 to SERP papers; and 177 to SWWS papers.
In total, over 25,600 citations have been made (so far) to papers
published in the proceedings of this federated joint conferences. Refer
to the URLs below to see the actual citation numbers (each is a link to
a live search and so it may take a few seconds for the data to pull up):

1. Web site of FCS'12:
2. The 2011 congress delegates photos are available at:
3. This announcement contains updated and current information (correct
as of the date of this message). The information that appears in this
announcement supersedes earlier ones.

Inquiries should be sent to: