CALL FOR PAPERS
THE 7th WORLD MULTI CONFERENCE ON
SYSTEMICS, CYBERNETICS AND INFORMATICS
July 27 - 30, 2003
Orlando, Florida, USA
Honorary Presidents of Past Conferences: Bela Banathy, Stafford Beer and
Program Committee Chair: William Lesso
General Chair: Nagib Callaos
Organizing Committee Chair: Belkis Sanchez
* Information Systems, Technologies and Applications
* Communication and Network Systems, Technologies and Applications
* Control Systems, Technologies and Applications
* Computer Science and Engineering
* Optical Systems, Technologies and Applications
* Image, Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing
* Applications of Informatics and Cybernetics in Science and Engineering
ACADEMIC AND SCIENTIFIC CO-SPONSORS
∑ WOSC: World Organization of Systemics and Cybernetics (France)
∑ The Centre for Systems Studies (UK)
∑ System Society of Poland
∑ Society Applied Systems Research (Canada)
∑ Slovenian Artificial Intelligence Society
∑ Simon Bolivar University (Venezuela)
∑ Polish System Society (Poland)
∑ Italian Society of Systemics
∑ ISSS: International Society for the Systems Sciences (USA)
∑ ISI: The International Systems Institute (USA)
∑ IFSR: International Federation for Systems Research (Austria/USA)
∑ Cybernetics and Human Knowing: A Journal of Second Order Cybernetics
∑ Concurrency and Architecture Group of the Telematics Engineering
Department of the University of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria (Spain)
∑ CUST, Engineer Science Institute of the Blaise Pascal University
∑ The Tunisian Scientific Society (Tunisia)
∑ American Society for Cybernetics (Canada)
∑ Laboratory of Research in Computacional Intelligence department of
Informatica Universidad Nacional de San Luis (Argentina)
∑ ANS (Academy of non-linear Sciences, RUSSIA)
ACADEMIC/SCIENTIFIC/PROFESSIONAL AND FINANCIAL CO-SPONSORSHIP
∑ Wolfram Research, Inc. (USA)
TECHNICAL CO - SPONSOR
∑ IEEE, Computer Society (Chapter: Venezuela)
∑ Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences
∑ National Research Council of Canada
ORGANIZED BY THE IIIS
The International Institute of Informatics and Systemics.
Those interested in participating in:
∑ The Organization of Invited Session(s)
∑ The Organization of Focus Symposium
∑ The Reviewing Process
∑ The Conference Promotion
∑ Recommending Scholars/Researchers in order to have an active
participation and/or submit the papers
∑ Proposing Organizations/Institutes/Universities as Academic/Scientific
Please, enter to the conference web page:
and fill the respective form. If by
any reasons you are not able to access the page mentioned above, please,
try the following page: http://www.iiis.org/sci2003/ .
If you have any problems linking to the conference web pages, or you
to send or receive additional information, contact:
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Participation of both, researchers and practitioners is strongly
Papers may be submitted on: research in science and engineering, case
studies drawn on professional practice and consulting, and position
based on large and rich experience gained through executive/managerial
practices and decision-making. For this reason, the Program Committee is
conformed according to the criteria given above.
TYPES OF SUBMISSION ACCEPTED
2. Panel Presentation, Workshop and/or Round Table Proposals
3. New Topics and Invited Sessions Proposals (which should include a
minimum of 5 papers)
4. Focus Symposia (which should include a minimum of 15 papers)
EXTENDED ABSTRACTS AND PAPER DRAFTS SUBMISSION FORM
Extended abstracts or paper drafts should be sent taking into account
1. Major theme of the paper, related to the major themes given above.
2. Paper title.
3. Extended abstract of 500 to 1500 words and/or paper drafts of 2000 to
5000 words, in English.
4. Authors and/or co-authors with names, addresses, telephone and fax
numbers, and e-mail addresses.
Extended abstracts or paper drafts should be sent to the conference web
page: http://www.iiisci.org/sci2003/ , filling the respective form and
uploading the respective paper or extended abstract. If by any reasons
are not able to access the page mentioned above, please, try the
page: http://www.iiis.org/sci2003/ .
If the conference web pages are not accessible for you, you can also
your submission by e-mail, attaching it to the following e-mail
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December 18, 2002: Submission of extended abstracts (500-1500 words) or
paper drafts (2000-5000 words).
December 18, 2002: Invited session proposals.
February 19, 2003: Acceptance notifications.
April 09, 2003: Submission of camera-ready papers: hard copies and
PAPERS REVIEWING AND PUBLICATION
Submitted papers will be reviewed. Accepted papers, which should not
six single-spaced typed pages, will be published by means of paper and
Best papers will be selected for awards and might be recommended for
Multiple author books will be published by IIIS based on, the
sessions, the best focus symposia or the best mini-conferences and the
topic of the papers.
Based on past conferences experience, we suggest the following steps in
order to organize an invited session:
1)Identify a special topic in the scope of SCI 2003, and the invited
2) Fill the invited session organization form, provided in the
web page http://www.iiisci.org/sci2003/ and fill the respective form.
by any reasons you are not able to access the page mentioned above,
try the following page: http://www.iiis.org/sci2003 . If you donít have
access to the web, please, contact the SCI 2003 Secretariat to the
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3) If the identified topic is suitable, the General Chair will accept
proposal, and you will receive an acceptation by e-mail, in few days.
acceptation is not a final approval of the proposed session, but a
pre-approval. The final approval will depend on identifying at least
papers for the proposed session and informing, at least, about their
titles. With this acceptation: a) the proposed session will be included
the conference web page as well as its organizer and the chairsí names,
b) its organizer will be able to announce his/her invited session in the
context of SCI 2003, by any media that he/she thinks appropriated, such
Web page, hard copy call for papers, call for papers attached to
4) Contact researchers and/or practitioners in your field to see if they
can contribute a paper to your proposed session and attend at SCI 2003.
5) Collect the extended abstracts or the paper drafts from each
6) Write a summary (1-2 page) with the main objectives, which must be
related to the invited/selected papers.
7) As soon as you have 5 papers, you will complete the form regarding
invited session papers, provided in the conference web page
http://www.iiisci.org/sci2003/ or http://www.iiis.org/sci2003 .
8) Step 7 will take your invited session to the status of an approved
if the papers fulfil all the requirements (i.e. quality). All the
invited sessions will be included in the SCI 2003 conference program.
9) In order to obtain a more diverse and variety opinions, do not accept
more than 2 papers from the same author, unless his/her co-author will
the one who will present the additional paper.
Integrated by (319) prestigious scholars/researchers from 54 countries:
Details can be found in the conference web page:
The conference fees will be $370 before the deadline, and $420 after the
This fee will include exclusively:
* A CD-ROM version of the Proceedings
* One volume of the hard copy version of the Conference Proceedings.
(Other volumes will be available with a 40% of discount for
* Coffee breaks
* Welcome Reception
Each registration fee might include just one paper, which presentation
be included in the conference program and published in the conference
Any other expenses must be afforded/provided by the participants. The
registration fee does not include any post-conference services. There
be additional shipping and handling costs for those registered authors
for unforeseen reasons, could not go to the conference. Any
administrative requirements will be charged $20 per staff hour required
elaborate such a requirement, with a minimum of $10. Post-conference
requirements will have their own deadline, which in no case will be more
than three months, after the last day of the conference.
The only audiovisual equipment provided for most meetings will be an
overhead projector and a screen. Video projection or any other
if needed, will have to be supplied by the presenter.
USA Tel/Fax: +1 (407) 856-6274
Venezuela Tel/Fax (office): +58 (212) 962-1519
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Details can be found at the Conference web page:
Answers to specific questions can also be requested by e-mail.
Professor Nigel Gilbert, Editor, Journal of Artificial Societies and
Social Simulation, <http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/JASSS/>.
Centre for Research on Simulation in the Social Sciences (CRESS),
Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.
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Simulation resources at <http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/research/simsoc/>