C A L L    F O R    P A P E R S

        The 2008 International Conference on Frontiers
    in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering

      Date and Location: July 14-17, 2008, Las Vegas, USA

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration.
All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings/book.

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

  O  Accreditation and assessment
  O  Student recruitment and retention methods
  O  Promoting multi-disciplinary initiatives - impact on curriculum
  O  Capstone research projects: examples and case studies
  O  Distance learning; methods, technologies and assessment
  O  Innovative degree programs and certificates
  O  Innovative uses of technology in the classroom
  O  Learning models
  O  Learning from mistakes
  O  Need for change: computer science and computer engineering
  O  Computer and web-based software for instruction
  O  Proposed methods for ranking CS and CE departments
  O  Ethics in computer science and engineering
  O  Incorporating writing into CS and CE curriculum
  O  Preparing graduates for academia
  O  Preparing graduates for industry
  O  Partnerships with industry and government
  O  Team projects and case studies
  O  Undergraduate research experiences
  O  Student observation and mentoring strategies
  O  Advising methods
  O  Evaluation strategies (professors, students, ...)
  O  Transition to graduate studies
  O  Integrating gender and culture issues into computer
     science and engineering curriculum
  O  The balance between course-work and research
  O  Issues related to the choice of first programming language
  O  Debugging tools and learning
  O  Computers in classroom
  O  Active learning tools
  O  Undergraduates as teaching assistants
  O  Funding opportunities for curriculum development and studies
  O  Pilot studies
  O  Recruiting methods to attract graduate students
  O  The role of visualization and animation in education
  O  Academic dishonesty in a high-tech environment
  O  Collaborative learning
  O  Using the web
  O  Factors that lead to success in CS and CE


   Prospective authors are invited to submit their full paper
   (about 5 to 7 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12) to
   Prof. H. R. Arabnia by Feb. 25, 2008 ([log in to unmask]). email
   submissions in MS Doc or PDF formats are preferable.  All reasonable
   typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted
   papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format
   to prepare their papers for publication.)

   The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to
   7 (IEEE style) pages.  Papers must not have been previously published
   or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.  The first page of
   the draft paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation,
   postal address, and email address of each author as well as the name
   of the conference the paper is being submitted to (ie, FECS'08).
   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.

   Each paper will be refereed by two experts in the field who are
   independent of the conference program committee.  The referees'
   evaluations will then be reviewed by one member of the program
   committee who will recommend a decision to the co-chairs of the track.
   The track chairs will make the final decision.  Lastly, the Camera-Ready
   papers will be reviewed by one member of the program committee.


Academic/Technical Co-Sponsors:

-->  Computational Biology and Functional Genomics Laboratory,
     Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

-->  Horvath Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA),

-->  Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota, USA

-->  Functional Genomics Laboratory, University of Illinois at
     Urbana-Champaign, USA

-->  BioMedical Informatics & Bio-Imaging Laboratory, Georgia Institute
     of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

-->  Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Laboratory, University
     of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

-->  Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory, HST of Harvard University and
     MIT, USA

-->  Center for the Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics,
     Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

-->  Harvard Statistical Genomics and Computational Laboratory,
     Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

-->  Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, Department of Radiology,
     College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA

-->  Medical Image HPC & Informatics Lab (MiHi Lab),
     University of Iowa, Iowa, USA

-->  The University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA

-->  International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine

-->  Institute for Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of
     Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

-->  Telecommunications Task Force of the Intelligent Systems
     Applications Technical Committee (ISATC) of IEEE
     Computational Intelligence Society (CIS)

-->  IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (IEEE TCSC)

-->  IEEE Task force of Ubiquitous Intelligent Computing of IEEE
     Computational Intelligence Society (CIS)

Corporate Co-Sponsors:

-->  Google, Inc.

-->  NIIT Technologies

Other Co-Sponsors:

-->  High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano)

-->  International Technology Institute (ITI)

-->  GridToday

-->  HPCwire

-->  Hodges' Health (H2CM), UK


   The program committee includes members of the chapters of World
   Academy of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific computing;
   AI; imaging science; databases; simulation; software engineering;
   embedded systems; internet and web technologies; communications;
   computer security; and bioinformatics.) The names of the members
   of the program committee will soon be posted on the web site.
   Those interested in joining the program committee should email
   Prof. H. R. Arabnia ([log in to unmask]) the following information: Name,
   affiliation and position, complete mailing address, email address,
   tel/fax numbers, a short biography together with research interests.

   For the list of the members of program committee of FECS'07, refer to:
   Many members of the program committee include renowned leaders, scholars,
   researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many
   are directors of research laboratories, fellows of various societies,
   heads/chairs of departments, deans and provosts.


   Feb.  25, 2008:    Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
   March 25, 2008:    Notification of acceptance
   April 25, 2008:    Camera-Ready papers and Registration due
   July 14-17, 2008:  The 2008 International Conference on Frontiers in
                      Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering


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