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

SPECOM'2004 specom at mail.iias.spb.su
Tue Jun 22 15:12:19 CEST 2004


SECOND 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

IMPORTANT DATES:
- Expression of interest:                               5 July 2004
- 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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