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Call for Papers: The 2009 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering (FECS'09), USA, July 13-16, 2009

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

                       CALL  FOR  PAPERS
                             and
              Call For Workshop/Session Proposals

       The 2009 International Conference on Frontiers in
     Education:  Computer Science and Computer Engineering
                           FECS'09

      Date and Location: July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas, USA

You are invited to submit a paper (and/or a proposal to organize
a session/workshop).  All accepted papers will be published in the
respective conference proceedings.

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

  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  Collaborative learning
  O  Learning models
  O  Learning from mistakes
  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  Accreditation and assessment
  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  Computer science and computer engineering curriculum
  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  Using the web
  O  Factors that lead to success in CS and CE

Web links:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp09/ws/conferences/fecs09
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/

ACADEMIC CO-SPONSORS:

   Currently being prepared - it will include a number of active
   research laboratories and centers that have helped to shape our
   field.  The Academic Co-Sponsors of the last offering of
   FECS included research labs at Harvard University, UCLA,
   University of Minnesota, University of Illinois at Urbana-
   Champaign, Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University,
   University of Texas at Austin, MIT, George Mason University,
   University of Iowa, Russian Academy of Sciences, NEMO/European
   Union, and others.  Corporate Co-Sponsors included, Google,
   Salford Systems, Synplicity, Supermicro, NIIT, and others.

General Co-Chair and Coordinator:

   H. R. Arabnia, PhD
   Professor, Computer Science
   Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer)
   Advisory Board, IEEE Technical Committee on TCSC
   Vice President, Int'l Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine
   The University of Georgia
   Department of Computer Science
   415 Boyd Building
   Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, USA

   Tel: (706) 542-3480
   Fax: (706) 542-2966
   E-mail: hra@cs.uga.edu

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

   Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft papers by
   uploading them to http://worldcomp.cviog.uga.edu/ .
   Submissions must be received by Feb. 25, 2009 and they must be in
   either MS doc or pdf formats (about 5 to 7 pages - 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 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 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.  Finally, the name of the conference (FECS)
   must be mentioned on the first page.

   Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity,
   impact, and soundness.  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 two members of
   the program committee who will recommend a decision to the co-
chairs.
   The co-chairs will make the final decision.  Lastly, the Camera-
Ready
   papers will be reviewed by one member of the program committee.

PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS:

   Each session will have at least 6 paper presentations from
   different authors (12 papers in the case of workshops).  The
   session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
   sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ...
   The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors in
   the conference proceedings and on the cover of the books.

   Proposals to organize sessions should include the following
   information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, title of
   session, a 100-word description of the topic of the session,
   the name of the conference the session is submitted for
   consideration (ie, FECS'09), and a short description on how
   the session will be advertised (in most cases, session proposers
   solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is
   known to the session proposer).  email your session proposal
   to Prof. Arabnia (address is given above).  We would like to
   receive the proposals by January 16, 2009.

IMPORTANT DATES:

   Jan.  16, 2009:    Proposals for organizing/chairing sessions/
workshops
   Feb.  25, 2009:    Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
   March 25, 2009:    Notification of acceptance
   April 25, 2009:    Camera-Ready papers and Registration due
   July 13-16, 2009:  The 2009 International Conference on Frontiers
in
                      Education: Computer Science and Computer
Engineering
                      (FECS'09)

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

   The Program Committee includes members of chapters of World Academy
   of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific computing; AI;
   imaging science; databases; simulation; software engineering;
   embedded systems; internet and web technologies; communications;
   bioinformatics; computational biology; and computer security.)
   The Program Committee for FECS is currently being formed.  Those
   interested in joining the Program Committee should email Prof.
Arabnia
   (hra@cs.uga.edu) the following information: Name, affiliation
   and position, complete mailing address, email address, a short
   biography together with research interests and the name of the
   conference (FECS) offering to help with.
   Many who have already joined the committees of individual tracks
   are 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.

PURPOSE / HISTORY:

   FECS'09 is an annual conference about education in computer science
   and computer engineering.  It is being held jointly (same location
   and dates) with a number of other conferences (WORLDCOMP'09).
   WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in
computer
   science, computer engineering and applied computing.
   The motivation is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research
topics
   into a coordinated meeting held in a common place at a common time.
   The main goal is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a
number
   of research areas that interact.  The model used facilitates
   communication among researchers from all over the world in
different
   fields of computer science, computer engineering and applied
   computing.  Both inward research (core areas of computer science
and
   engineering) and outward research (multi-disciplinary, inter-
disciplinary,
   and applications) will be covered during the event.

   FECS'09 and WORLDCOMP'09 will be composed of research
presentations,
   keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel
discussions,
   and poster presentations.  In recent past, keynote and/or tutorial
   speakers included: Prof. David A. Patterson (U. of California,
   Berkeley); Prof. Michael J. Flynn (Stanford U.); Prof. John H.
Holland
   (U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor); Prof. Brian D. Athey (U. of Michigan,
   Ann Arbor), Prof. H. J. Siegel (Colorado State U.); Prof. Barry
Vercoe
   (MIT); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (U. of California, Berkeley);
   Prof. Jun Liu (Harvard U.); Dr. Jim Gettys (OLPC + developer of X
   Window); Dr. Chris Rowen (President and CEO, Tensilica, Inc.); and
   many other distinguished speakers.

LOCATION OF CONFERENCES:

   The conferences will be held in the Monte Carlo hotel, Las Vegas,
   Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels).  This is
   a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000
   rooms.  It is minutes from the airport with 24-hour shuttle
   service to and from the airport.  This hotel has many recreational
   attractions, including: waterfalls, spa, pools, sunning decks, Easy
   River, wave pool, lighted tennis courts, health spa, nightly shows,
   a number of restaurants, ...  The negotiated room rate for
   conference attendees is very reasonable.  The hotel is within
   walking distance from most other attractions (recreational
   destinations, Golf courses, ...)
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