[Elsnet-list] SPECOM'2004 - INTAS Strategic Scientific Workshop

SPECOM'2004 specom at mail.iias.spb.su
Mon Apr 19 18:13:32 CEST 2004


FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

INTAS Strategic Scientific Workshop:
Development of perspective applications of Human-Computer Interaction for Information Society
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 21-22 September 2004

The Workshop will be organized as part of the 9-th International Conference "Speech and Computer"
SPECOM'2004

ORGANIZERS:
INTAS Strategic Scientific Workshop is organized by Saint-Petersburg Institute for Informatics and
Automation of
the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS) together with the International Association for the
promotion of co-operation
with scientists from the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union (INTAS) and sponsored by
INTAS.

OBJECTIVES:
The main objective of INTAS Strategic Scientific Workshop is to assemble scientists, research,
industrial and funding organization
to develop the strategic actions, which will help improve the scientific co-operation activities in
the area of Human-Computer
Interaction (HCI) and Information Technologies. The Workshop is focused on bringing together
scientists and research
administrations from New Independent States of the former Soviet Union and European countries. This
event will be the real
opportunity to know more about current research activities in HCI area in NIS and Europe and
constitute the long term links
between research centers. This Workshop will help to the scientific organizations to find the
contacts and partners from NIS for
future International Joint Projects and other scientific-research activities.
The official representatives and science administrators of European Commission, International
funding organizations
(INTAS, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Russian Ministry of Science and Technology,
International Science and
Technology Center (ISTC), Saint-Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian academy of sciences,
etc.) will be involved in the Workshop.

FORM OF THE WORKSHOP ORGANIZATION:
The Workshop will consist of several scientific sessions with oral lectures and presentations,
problematic round tables with experts and interested persons, meetings partners on current and
supposed joint projects, and free discussions. During the Workshop both
purely scientific questions and ones connected with organizational possibilities for cooperation
between NIS and Europe will be discussed.

Scientific topics of the Workshop are:
. Achievements in Human-Computer Interaction.
. Applied systems for Human-Computer Interaction.
. Key challenges and technologies of Information Society.

The strategic topics of the Workshop, connected with the problems of cooperation between NIS and
Europe, are following:
. Opportunities for the cooperation between the NIS and Europe in Informational Technologies and
scientific research.
. Existing funding schemes and mechanisms for joint research projects in FP6 and INTAS programs.
. Successful examples of international collaboration between NIS and Europe.
. Identification of common research interests and future scientific priorities in the NIS and Europe
cooperation.
. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in scientific programs sponsored by EC.
The key lectures will be given by official representatives and scientific administrators from EC,
INTAS and other international funding organizations.

REGISTRATION:
For participation in INTAS Strategic Scientific Workshop it is required to register for 9-th
International Conference "Speech and Computer" SPECOM'2004.

PAPER SUBMISSION:
The papers describing scientific results, research and developments, which are conducting (or
fulfilled) according to INTAS funded Projects, will be accepted for the Workshop. All papers will be
published in the Proceedings of SPECOM'2004.
The persons interested in participation in INTAS Strategic Scientific Workshop should contact with
Organizing Committee of the Workshop
by e-mail specom at mail.iias.spb.su before 1 June 2004.

IMPORTANT DATES:
- Submission of camera-ready papers: 1 August 2004
- SPECOM'2004 Conference:  20-22 September 2004
- INTAS Strategic Scientific Workshop:  21-22 September 2004

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Organizing Committee, SPIIRAS, 39, 14th line, St-Petersburg, 199178, RUSSIA
Tel.: + 7(812) 328 7081, Fax : + 7(812) 328 4450
E-mail: specom at mail.iias.spb.su
Web: http://www.spiiras.nw.ru/speech/specom



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