The Vehicular Wireless Networks and Vehicular Intelligent Transportation Systems have recently received much attention. The aim is to improve traffic safety, protect environment by reducing traffic congestion and fuel consumption, and enable a plethora of new applications such as mobile infotainment. To facilitate both safety and non-safety applications, there is a necessity to integrate communications and computing technologies into vehicular and transportation systems. To facilitate these applications, many different types of communications and networking would be involved, including intra-vehicle, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-roadside (V2R) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications. Therefore, this workshop intends to foster state-of-the-art research in the areas of Vehicular Communications, Networks, and Applications through a forum for novel results and solutions to solve various problems and challenges foreseen in the future.
Graph and Network problems are pervasive in our modern technological society, as witnessed by our reliance on physical networks that provide power, communication, and transportation. Many sophisticated methods, such as the combinatorial method, have been deployed graphs and networks. Therefore, the goal of this workshop is to provide a central forum for the distribution of timely information about graph and network problems, their design and mathematical analysis and efficient algorithms for carrying out optimization on networks. In addition, please note that submitting a paper to the workshop means that if the paper is accepted, at least one author should attend the workshop to present the paper.
Recent advances in grid technologies provide the ability to aggregate geographically-distributed resources into a single integrated computing platform. A variety of heterogeneous distributed resources, such as clusters, PCs, workstations, data storage devices or specific scientific instruments, are utilized and shared in grid computing systems. Computational resources, storage, memory, and bandwidth are complemented with content-oriented input from databases and web services. An emerging research area for grid computing has seen a change from widely distributed resources sharing for data-intensive problems to service-oriented computation, collaboration, and virtual organization. Therefore, the discovery and integration of grid resources and services on Internet has become convenient and flexible in terms of the combination of grid computing and web services used in various grid applications. Therefore, this workshop intends to foster state-of-the-art research in the areas of Grid computing, Technologies, and Applications through a forum for novel results and solutions to solve various problems and challenges foreseen in the future. We encourage the submission of innovative and mature results in designing, analyzing, and developing grid technology, services, and applications.
Smart Home Environments (SHE) are emerging rapidly as an exciting and promising new area. In SHE, intelligent systems need to be deployed to provide user-centric services that can remotely access and control information appliances in the workplace as well as at home. In addition, the systems should provide services to enable working at home, remote education, remote diagnosis, virtual shopping, network gaming, and so on to improve people's quality of life.
WISH-09 is a successor of the WISH-07 (Niagara Falls, Canada, August, 2007) and WISH-08 (Sydney, Australia, December, 2008). The goal of this Workshop is to bring together the researchers from academia and industry as well as practitioners to share ideas, problems and solutions relating to all aspects of intelligent systems and smart home. To meet this end, we invite you to submit a paper for a presentation relevant to the core focus of WISH-09.
The Graphics Processing Units (GPU) are now considered as serious challengers for high-performance computing solutions because of its suitability for massively parallel processing and vector computations. GPUs have been used to accelerate a wide range of applications such as bioinformatics, physics and chemistry, business forecasting and medical imaging applications etc., A special workshop dedicated to GPU structure, methods, algorithms and applications will be hosted in conjunction with the the 10th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms and Networks (ISPAN 2009). The primary goal of this workshop is to provide a forum to discuss above general purpose programming platforms. We are calling papers and poster presenters who provide insights into current GPU practice and experience, and chart future directions in data-parallel processor technologies and applications. Contributions presenting novel, original work in all areas of GPU from hardware abstractions to specific applications are welcome.
The aim of the International Workshop on Information Assurance and Security Management (IASM 2009) is to bring together researchers, practitioners, developers, and policy makers involved in information security and assurance to exchange the latest ideas in the broad spectrum of issues involved in the expansion and protection of information and communications infrastructures.