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The CSTST 2008 (The International Conference on Soft Computing as
Transdisciplinary Science and Technology) will be held in Paris
(Cergy Pontoise), France from Sunday 26th Octobor to Thursday 30th
Octobor, 2008. CSTST'08 brings together international soft
computational intelligence researchers, developers, practitioners,
and users. The aim of CSTST (previously called WSTST) is to serve
as a forum to present current and future work as well as to exchange
research ideas in this field.

Proposals for workshops are invited for consideration in CSTST 2008.
The purpose of these workshops is to provide a platform for presenting
novel ideas in a less formal and possibly more focused way than the
conferences themselves. As such, they also offer a good opportunity
for young researchers to present their work and to obtain feedback
from an interested community. The format of each workshop is to be
determined by the organizers, but it is expected that they contain
ample time for general discussion. The preference is for one-day
workshops, but other schedules will also be considered.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit workshop proposals
to the CSTST 2008 Workshop co-chair, Yinghua Ma ([hidden email]),
NO LATER THAN April 15, 2008.  Submission can be made in
Postscript, PDF, or ASCII with "CSTST08 Workshop Submission"
in the subject header. Proposals must be about 2--5 pages long and include:
  * Name of workshop;
  * Summary;
  * Topics;
  * Organizers (attach short CVs, limit of 2 pages each);
  * The expected number of attendees and the planned length of the workshop.
  * The names of potential participants, such as program committee members.
  * Expected submission and acceptance rate (workshops only);
  * Type (academic and/or industrial) and number of expected participants;
  * Significance in relation to topics of the main conference and details
    of previous workshops.
  * The URL of the workshop web site.

Workshop proposals are reviewed based on the quality of the
proposal, its relation to the main conference topics, and the likelihood
to attract enough participants. Notification of acceptance will be made
by April 30, 2008.

Topics of CSTST 2008(not limited to):
* Information and Data Management
* Intelligent Hybrid Systems
* Fusion of Soft and Hard Computing
* Data and Web Mining
* Decision Support Systems
* Natural Language Processing
* Intelligent Agent-based Systems, Cognitive and Reactive Distributed AI Systems
* Internet Modeling
* Multimedia Information Systems
* Information Retrieval
* Human-Computer Interface
* XML-based Languages
* Security and Access Control
* Information Content Security
* Mobile, Ad Hoc and Sensor Network Management
* Applications   
    o E-Learning, eCommerce, eBusiness and eGovernment
    o Image and speech signal processing, prediction, and control
    o Robotics
    o Biology and medicine
    o Business and management
    o Artificial societies
    o Chemicals, pharmaceuticals and materials
    o Environment engineering

Proceedings of all CSTST'08 workshops are to be published as a single
volume to be distributed at the conference. All the workshop papers
should be limited to 6 pages in ACM format. Extended versions of the
selected papers will be published in one of the following reviewed
journals(Journal of Information Assurance and Security (JIAS) or
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research).

Any further information needed for preparing a workshop proposal can
be obtained by sending email to one of the workshops co-chairs:
Yinghua MA ([hidden email]) and/or Hiroshi Ishikawa
([hidden email]).

Important Dates
Proposals for Workshops: April 15, 2008
Notification of Workshop Acceptance: April 30, 2008
Full Paper Submissions: June 15, 2008
Notification of Paper Acceptance: August 15, 2008
Camera Ready Papers Due: September 17, 2008
Author Registration: September 17, 2008
Conference & Workshop Dates:  October 26-30, 2008


Honorary Chair
Lotfi A. Zadeh, University of California, U.S.A

General Co-Chairs
Youakim Badr, INSA-Lyon, France
Ajith Abraham, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Yukio Ohsawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Program Co-Chairs
Richard Chbeir, University of Bourgogne, France
Fernando Ferri, IRPPS-CNR, Italy
Mario Koeppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

International Co-Chairs
Sepo Ovaska, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Yukinori Suzuki, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Charles A. Shoniregun, University of East London, UK

Workshops Co-chairs
Hiroshi Ishikawa, Shizuoka University, Japan
Yinghua Ma, Shanghai JiaoTong University, China

International Advisory Board
James Keller, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
Cihan H. Dagli, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA
Hidenori Kimura, University of Tokyo, Japan
Fumio Harashima, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Lakhmi Jain, University of South Australia, Australia
Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Science, Poland
Takeshi Furuhashi, Nagoya University, Japan
Azuma Ohuchi, Hokkaido University, Japan
Hideyuki Takagi, Kyushu University, Japan
Toru Yamaguchi, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology, Japan
Kensuke Kawai, Toshiba Co., Japan

Local Arrangement Co-Chairs
Dominique Laurent, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France
Jean Luc Bourdon, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France

Local Arrangement Secretary
Virginie Sans, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France

Local Arrangement committee
Sonia Katchadourian, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France
Climence Driol, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France