Saturday, January 26, 2013

Call for Papers & Sessions: The 2013 International Conference on Foundations of Computer Science (FCS'13) at WORLDCOMP'13, USA, July 22-25, 2013

                         CALL  FOR  PAPERS

              Paper Submission Deadline: March 18, 2013

                The 2013 International Conference on
                   Foundations of Computer Science

                  July 22-25, 2013, 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. In addition, like prior years, extended versions of selected papers (about 35%) will appear in journals and edited research books (publishers include: Springer, Elsevier, BMC, and others). FCS'13 is composed of a number of tracks, including: tutorials, sessions, workshops, posters, and panel discussions. The conference will be held July 22-25, 2013, Las Vegas, USA.

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  Big Data analytics
O  Distributed and parallel computation models and 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  Graph algorithms 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


January 31, 2013:  Workshop / Session Proposals
March 18, 2013:    Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 18, 2013:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
May 5, 2013:       Final papers + Copyright + Registration
July 22-25, 2013:  The 2013 International Conference on Foundations of
                   Computer Science (FCS'13)


Currently being prepared - The Academic Sponsors of the last offering of FCS (2012) included research labs and centers affiliated with:
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, USA; Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA; George Mason University, Virginia, USA; Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Center for Cyber Defense, NCAT, North Carolina, USA; Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Sciences (CASIS:
NC A&T, Carnegie Mellon, Clemson, UNC Wilmington), USA; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Texas A&M University, USA; UMIT, Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria; University of Iowa, USA; Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; NDSU-CIIT Green Computing and Communications Laboratory, USA; Medical Image HPC and Informatics Lab, Iowa, USA; and others.
Sponsors At-Large included (corporate, associations, organizations):
Intel Corporation; Super Micro Computer, Inc., California, USA; Altera Corporation; The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics; International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; US Chapter of World Academy of Science; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology; Luna Innovations; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Manx Telecom; Computer Science Research, Education, and Applications Press; HoIP Telecom; Hodges Health; Leading Knowledge; OMG; Science Publications and others.


Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them to the evaluation web site at: .
Submissions must be uploaded by March 18, 2013 and 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) must also 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 would be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees.
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).

The proceedings 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 include: Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology; The French National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL (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 SCI EI Compendex/Elsevier indexings; in the past, the proceedings were included in these databases. Therefore, we will also be sending the proceedings for indexing procedures to SCI EI Compendex/Elsevier. The printed proceedings/books will be available for distribution on site at 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.


Each conference is composed of a number of tracks. A track can be a session, a workshop, or a symposium. A session will have at least 6 papers; a workshop at least 12 papers; and a symposium at least 18 papers. Track chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their tracks, including:
soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ... The names of track chairs will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings and on the cover of the printed books (and indexed in science databases as such).

Proposals to organize tracks (sessions, workshops, or symposiums) should include the following information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, his/her biography, title of track, a 100-word description of the topic of the track, the name of the conference the track is submitted for consideration (ie, FCS), and a short description on how the track will be advertised (in most cases, track proposers solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the track proposer).
E-mail your track proposal to . We would like to receive the track proposals as soon as possible but by no later than January 31, 2013.


Currently being finalized. The members of the Steering Committee of The
2012 Congress that FCS was (and will be) part of included: Dr. Selim Aissi, (formerly: Chief Strategist - Security, Intel Corporation, USA) Senior Business Leader & Chief Architect, Visa Corporation, USA; Prof.
Babak Akhgar, PhD, FBCS, CITP, Professor of Informatics, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK; Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia, Professor of Computer Science, Elected Fellow of ISIBM, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Supercomputing (Springer), University of Georgia, USA; Prof. Kevin Daimi, Professor of Computer Science, Director of Computer Science and Software Engineering Programs, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, USA; Prof. Gerry Vernon Dozier, Professor of Computer Science, Chair of Department of Computer Science and Director of Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Sciences, Center for Cyber Defense, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina, USA; Dr. Michael R.
Grimaila, Associate Professor, Air Force Institute of Technology, Systems Engineering, Fellow of ISSA, CISM, CISSP, IAM/IEM, Editorial Board of ISSA Journal, Air Force Center of Cyberspace Research, Advisor to the Prince of Wales Fellows & Prince Edward Fellows at MIT and Harvard Universities and PC member of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE); Prof. Kun Chang Lee, Professor of MIS and WCU Professor of Creativity Science, Business School and Department of Interaction Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea; Prof., Dr., Dr.h. Victor Malyshkin, Head of Supercomputer Software Department (SSD), Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; Prof. George Markowsky, Professor and Chair of Computer Science, Associate Director of School of Computing and Information Science, Chair of International Advisory Board of IEEE IDAACS and Director 2013 Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, Chair Bangor Foreign Policy Forum, Cooperating Professor of Mathematics & Statistics Department UMaine, Cooperating Professor of School of Policy & International Affairs UMaine, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA; Prof. Andy Marsh, Director of HoIP, Director of HoIP Telecom, UK, Secretary-General of WABT, Vice- president of ICET, Visiting Professor, University of Westminster, UK; Prof. James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), Korea, President of KITCS, Presidentof FTRA, Editor-in-Chiefs of HCIS, JoC and IJITCC Journals; Ashu M. G. Solo (Publicity Chair), Fellow of British Computer Society, Principal/Interdisciplinary R&D Engineer and Mathematician, Maverick Technologies America; Prof. Sang C. Suh, Head and Professor of Computer Science, Vice President, of Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS), Director of Intelligent Cyberspace Engineering Lab (ICEL), Texas A&M University, Com., Texas, USA; Prof. Layne T. Watson, IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute of Aerospace, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Virginia, USA The 2013 Program Committee for FCS conference is currently being compiled. Many who have already joined the committees are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many are directors of research labs., fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program directors of research funding agencies, as well as deans and provosts.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong and documented research track record. Those interested in joining the Program Committee should email  the following information for consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and position, complete mailing address, email address, a one-page biography that includes research expertise and the name of the conference (ie, FCS) offering to help with.


FCS is an international conference that serves researchers, scholars, professionals, students, and academicians who are looking to both foster working relationships and gain access to the latest research results.
It is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of other research conferences; namely, The 2013 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP). The Congress 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 85 countries.

The 2013 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.), Prof. Haym Hirsh (Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA and former director of Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, National Science Foundation, USA), Dr. Flavio Villanustre (Vice- President, HPCC Systems), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling about the Congress's atmosphere, see the 2012 delegates photos available at:

An important mission of the Congress 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 the Congress 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.


As of December 2012, papers published in the Congress proceedings have received over 27,000 citations (includes about 2,000 self-citations).
Citation data obtained from .


Inquiries should be sent to: