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(Second International Conference on Information Technology (ITPC))

Kathmandu, Nepal

29-31 October 2004


The focus of the Asian Applied Computing Conference is primarily to

bring the research in computer science closer to practical

applications. The conference is aimed primarily at topics which have

immediate practical benefits. By hosting the conference in the

developing nations in Asia it aims to provide a forum for engaging

both the academic and the commercial sector in that region.

The first conference 'Information Technology Prospects and Challenges'

(ITPC-2003) was held in May 2003 in Kathmandu, Nepal. This year the

conference name has changed to Asian Applied Computing Conference to

reflect both the regional and application oriented nature of the


The theme in this year's conference will be on the following

topics. Other topics that have industrial and regional relevance would

be considered.

Systems and Architectures

- high Performance computing

- parallel and distributed computing

- cluster and network computing

- grid computing

Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing

- mobile communication and computing

- location management

- ad hoc networking

- context aware computing

- sensor networks

- smart devices

- power management

- smart appliances

Soft Computing

- genetic algorithms

- genetic programming

- fuzzy systems

- neural networks

Man Machine Interfaces

- speech technology

- natural language processing

- user interfaces

Innovative Applications for the Developing World

- health care

- disaster management

- agriculture

- crime

- fraud detection

- computing for the illiterate



Only electronic submission of papers will be accepted. Submissions

must be formatted in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)

style and must not exceed 8 pages. LNCS style sheets are available




Submission deadline: 10 May 2004

Notification of acceptance: 10 June 2004

Camera Ready deadline: 1 July 2004

Conference: 29-31 October 2004



Asian Applied Computing Conference:



Lalit Patnaik, Indian Institute of Science, India ([log in to unmask])

(General Chair)

Suresh Manandhar, University of York, UK ([log in to unmask])

(Program Chair and Area Chair - Man Machine Interfaces Track)

Yoshio Oyanagi, University of Tokyo, Japan ([log in to unmask])

(Area Chair - Systems and Architectures Track)

Asoke Talukder, IIIT Bangalore, India ([log in to unmask])

(Area Chair - Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Track)

Jim Austin, University of York, UK ([log in to unmask])

(Area Chair - Soft Computing Track)

U. B. Desai, IITB Bombay, India ([log in to unmask])

(Area Chair -- Innovative Applications for the Developing World )

Rajeev Kumar, IIT Kharagpur, India ([log in to unmask])

(Tutorial Chair)

Jay Bagga, Ball State University, USA ([log in to unmask])

Michael Best, Media Lab., MIT, USA ([log in to unmask])

Shekhar Borgaonkar, HP Labs India, Bangalore ([log in to unmask])

Yiuming Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University ([log in to unmask])

Debabrata Das, IIIT Bangalore, India ([log in to unmask])

Alistair Edwards, University of York, UK ([log in to unmask])

Gita Gopal, HP Labs, Palo Alto, USA ([log in to unmask])

Hans-Gerhard Gross, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
([log in to unmask])

Puneet Gupta, Infosys Technologies, India ([log in to unmask])

Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
([log in to unmask])

Aynal Haque, BUET, Bangladesh ([log in to unmask])

Visakan Kadirkamanathan, University of Sheffield ([log in to unmask])

Nik Kasabov, Auckland University of Technology, Newzealand
([log in to unmask])

M.H. Kori, Bell Labs, India ([log in to unmask])

Jinwen Ma, Peking University, China ([log in to unmask])

Susil Meher, AIIMS, Delhi, India ([log in to unmask])

Arun Mehta, Consultant for use of ICT for Development ([log in to unmask])

J.C. Misra, IIT Kharagpur, India ([log in to unmask])

Priydarshi Nanda, UTS, Australia ([log in to unmask])

Mahesan Niranjan, University of Sheffield ([log in to unmask])

Paddy Nixon, University of Strathclyde, UK ([log in to unmask])

Bhaskar Ramamurthy, IIT Madras, India ([log in to unmask])

Partha Sarathi Roop, University of Auckland ([log in to unmask])

Peter Thomas, University College London, UK ([log in to unmask])

Jon Timmis, University of Kent, UK ([log in to unmask])

Stefan Wermter, University of Sunderland ([log in to unmask])

Hujun Yin, UMIST, UK ([log in to unmask])



Pacific -- Andrew Simmonds ([log in to unmask]), University of
Technology Sydney, Australia

Europe and USA -- Keshav Dahal ([log in to unmask]), University of
Bradford, UK

South Asia -- Prabal Basu Roy ([log in to unmask]), Lucent Technologies,

Southeast Asia -- Prabhas Chongstitvatana ([log in to unmask]),
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand



All speakers are yet to be confirmed

Alan Black (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Alan Burns (University of York, UK)

Erol Gelenbe (Imperial College, UK)

David May (University of Bristol, UK)

Andy Hopper (University of Cambridge, UK)

John O'Reilly (EPSRC, UK)

Sitaram Iyengar (Louisiana State University, USA)

David Kahaner (Asian Technology Information Program, Japan)



A small number of workshop sessions are being sought. Interested

organizers/authors are requested to submit a 1-2 page proposal to the

program chairs for consideration. For more details please contact one

of the program chairs or general chair.

For tutorial session please email the tutorial chair.

Dr Keshav Dahal
MOSAIC Research Centre
School of Informatics
University of Bradford
Bradford, West Yorkshire
BD7 1DP,  UK
Room: Horton A3.08
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Tel: +44 (0) 1274 234019
Fax: +44 (0) 1274 233920