NASTEC'2008, August 13-15, 2008, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Conference Themes

The first NASTEC conference will cover:

Soft Computing Theory and Practice

This track covers: Soft Computing as the foundation of Artificial Intelligence, Engineering of Soft Computing Systems, Architectures of Hybrid Soft Computing Systems, Learning Systems, Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, Probabilistic Reasoning, Chaos Computing, Fractal Theory, Evolutionary Algorithms and Their Real World Applications to Mission-Critical Systems, Modeling and Simulation, Automated Modeling, Medical Diagnosis, Fault Detection and Quality Control, Modeling Human Factors using Soft Computing, Human-Centered Soft Computing, Games, Smart and Fuzzy Control, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition and Speech Processing, Decision Analysis and Support, Planning and Scheduling, Intelligent Signal Processing, Smart Security and Fuzzy Models in Biometrics, Fuzzy Models in Bioinformatics, Granular Computing, Intelligent Simulation, Software Effort, Cost and Quality Prediction, Performance Analysis and Optimization, Evolving Software Systems and Machines, Fundamentals of Soft Computing, Uncertainty in Soft Computing, Knowledge Management, Intelligent Agents, Intelligent Simulation, Simulation Under Uncertainty, Simulation in Fuzzy Systems, Fuzzy Cluster Analysis, Information Fusion, Fuzzy Software Project Management, Fuzzy Databases, Fuzzy Information Retrieval, Fuzzy Computational Linguistics, Fuzzy Approximation Theory, Fuzzy Computational Learning Theory, Non-Monotonic Reasoning, Fuzzy Default Logic, Fuzzy Case-based Reasoning, Fuzzy Logic Programming, Fuzzy Prolog, Soft Computing for Embedded Systems, Validation and Verification of Hybrid Soft Computing Systems, Assessment, Evaluation and Certification of Hybrid Soft Computing Systems, Testbeds, Standards and Benchmarks for Soft Computing, Fusion of Hard(Symbolic) Computing and Soft Computing, Fuzzy Hardware Devices, Hardware Implementation of Soft Computing Systems, Soft-Computing related prototypes, tools, shells and IDEs, Reverse Engineering of Hybrid Computing Systems, Best Practices in Soft Computing, Open Source for Soft Computing, Usability of Soft Computing Systems, Soft Computing for Education and Training, Trends and Advances in Soft Computing, Next-Generation Hybrid Soft Computing Systems, Ethics in Soft Computing, Emerging New Computing Paradigms, Beyond Soft Computing

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Soft Computing for Simulation-based Software Engineering

This track covers: Complex System Modeling, Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems, Prediction in and Control of Complex Systems, Hardware/Software Co-design for Complex Systems, Complex System Simulators, Integrating Simulation and Design, Simulation Methodology, Simulation in Software Development, Software for Monte Carlo Simulations, Software for Fuzzy HMM Simulations, Software for Fuzzy Petri Nets Simulations, Performance Analysis and Optimization, Reliability Engineering, Fuzzy Mathematical and Computational Tools in Metrology, Simulation-based Software Design Methodologies, Simulation of Fuzzy Scheduling, Simulation Software Development Frameworks, Simulation Oriented Development Environments, Requirements and Simulation, Simulation for Software Project Management, Fuzzy Simulation Languages, Tools and Environments, Simulation of Learning and Adaptation Processes, Mathematics of Soft Computing, Simulation of Hybrid Soft Computing Systems, Simulation of Evolutionary Synthesis and Evolutionary Methods, Simulation of Interactive Evolutionary Computation, Computing Tools for Modeling, Optimization and Simulation, Modeling and Scientific Computing, Simulation-based Financial Engineering, Simulation on Military and Defense, Artificial Life, Virtual World, Evolved Virtual Creatures, Simulation and Training, Validation, Verification and Accreditation, Simulation-based Problem Solving Environments, Synergy of Soft computing and Simulation, Synergy of Soft Computing and Modeling, Synergy of Soft Computing and Software Engineering, Simulation Standards, Authoring Software for WWW, Case Studies, Real World Applications and Industrial Experience Reports, Future of Simulation Software, Ethics in Simulation

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Web Computing

This track covers Web-Centric Engineering, Web-Intensive Databases, XML Databases, Engineering of Web-based Information Systems, Intelligent Web Portals, Web-based Workflow Modeling and Simulation, Web-Centric Knowledge Management, Distributed and Federated Databases, SOA and Web Services, Quality of Web Services, Software Architectures for Web Services, Middleware, Testing and Simulation Tools for Middleware, Embedded Service-Oriented Systems, Computer-Aided Verification, Uncertainty Reasoning in WWW, Web Simulation-based Problem Solving Environments, Cognitive and Emotive Simulations, Wireless Mobile Web, Information Integration, Web Metrics, Monitoring and Analysis, Validation and Verification, Test and Integration, Maintenance and Evolution, Formal Verification of Transactional Systems, Web and Databases Security, Smart Computer Security, Privacy, Intelligent Web Agents and Web Robots, Agents for Digital Cities, Virtual Communities and Agent Societies, Agent Supported Cooperative Work, Web and Data Mining, Smart Biometrics, Web Engineering, Web Embedded Systems, Remote Control of Devices, Advanced Web Collaborative Environments(C/S, P2P and Hybrid), Soft Grid Computing, Web Social Networks, Web Community Mining and Social Network Analysis, Web Intelligence, Semantic Web and Ontology Engineering, Web-based Support Systems, Web Interface Engineering, Web Adaptive User Interfaces, Web Context-Aware User Interfaces, Multimedia Web Databases, Web GIS, Digital Library, Adaptive Intelligent Hypermedia Systems, Web Personalization, User Modeling, Web Simulation and Animation, Advanced Web Authoring and Development, Synergy of Soft Computing and Web Computing, Theoretical Basics of Web Searching and Browsing Algorithms, Web Computing Education, Case Studies, Industrial Experiences and Real World Applications, Trends and Advances in Web Computing, Next-Generation Web Computing Systems and Emerging Web Technologies, Beyond Web Computing, Ethics in Simulation-based Web Computing

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Virtual Reality Applications

As a result of improved computing applications, graphics and AI, VR applications have now at last attained the level of realism they have sought since the 1990's. This track aims to cover the latest developments in VR applied to pure science, real world applications, training and entertainment.

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