Event Jul 22

Abstract Mar 25

5th Automata, Theory and Applications Workshop (*A-PDPTA???13)

Event: 07/22/2013
Abstract: 03/25/2013
Location: Las Vegas, USA
Organization: University of Calabria, Italy

Dear Professionals and Research Students working in areas involving both theory and application fields of computer science, we are inviting you to join us for our:
5th Automata, Theory and Applications Workshop within The 2013 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'13): July 22-25, 2013, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, USA), one of 22 conferences at WORLDCOMP'13 - The 2013 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing.

Chairs of Session: Lou D'Alotto*, J.F. Nystrom**, William Spataro***

* York College/CUNY and The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA, ldalotto@york.cuny.edu
**Ferris State University, Michigan, USA, JamesNystrom@ferris.edu
***University of Calabria, Italy, spataro@unical.it

Deadline for the full paper submission is March 25, 2013.

Official CFP
Following the success of our previous Cellular Automata, Theory and Applications Workshop, which included exciting keynotes addressed from leading Cellular Automata researchers, Prof. Dr. Peter Sloot, and by Prof. Yaroslav D. Sergeyev, father of the Infinity Computer, we are glad to invite you to our fifth edition. From this year, topics of the Workshop have been extended to the more general Automata theme, including both theoretical and applicative aspects of this important computer science field.

The main objective of this Workshop, organized within the 2013 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP'13), is to offer scientists, researchers and engineers an opportunity to express and confront their views on trends, challenges, and state-of-the art in both theory and diverse application fields such as engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, medicine, ecology, sociology, traffic control, economy, etc.

Distinguished papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of SuperComputing, a leading ISI research journal publishing theoretical, practical, tutorial and survey papers on all aspects of supercomputing.

Please see other publication details below.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- cellular automata
- theoretical
- systems modeling
- other applications
- finite automata
- formal language theory
- theoretical issues on automata theory
- parallel implementations

Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft papers directly to the Workshop Chairs (see emails above). Please include “*A – PDPTA’13” in the email subject header. Submissions must be received by March 25, 2013 and they must be in either MS doc (not docx) 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 (PDPTA’13) must be stated on the first page.

March 25, 2013: Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
April 23, 2013: Notification of decision
May 15, 2013: Final papers + Copyright + Registration
July 22-25, 2013: The 2013 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP'13 – 22 joint conferences)

(RRP) Regular Research Papers: 7-page IEEE-style publication in the proceedings. 20-minute formal presentation slot.
(RRR) Regular Research Reports: 7-page IEEE-style publication in the proceedings. Presentation in an informal setting (during Discussion Sessions.) Typically, those authors with language difficulties prefer this mode of presentation.
(SRP) Short Research Papers: 4-page IEEE-style publication in the proceedings. Presentation in an informal setting (during Discussion Sessions.) Same presentation mode as RRR papers.
(PST) Posters 1-page IEEE-style publication in the proceedings. Presentation in an informal setting (during Discussion Sessions.

The proceedings will be published in printed conference books (ISBN) and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each published paper. Science citation databases include: Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology; The French National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL (accessable from INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO, OVID, Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN International); and others. Though, there is no guarantee that the proceedings will also be included in SCI EI Compendex/Elsevier indexings; in the past, the proceedings were included in these databases. Therefore, we will also be sending the proceedings for indexing procedures to SCI EI Compendex/Elsevier. The printed proceedings/books will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

The 5th Automata, Theory and Applications Workshop, together with all other WORLDCOMP Workshops and Conferences, will be held at Monte Carlo Resort, 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, nightly shows, many restaurants, etc. The negotiated room rate for conference attendees is very reasonable.
More information about the *A-PDPTA 2013 Workshop and the general PDPTA 2013 conference and WorldComp’13 congress can be found at: http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/pdpta13

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Las Vegas!
Lou D'Alotto, J.F. (Jim) Nystrom, and William Spataro, Co-chairs

Contact Email: spataro@unical.it