Summer Contest: World Class Technology Summit

WCTS 2006

July 16-23, 2006 - Silicon Valley, USA
Marriott Hotel, Santa Clara

Call for Papers

The Summer Session contest World Class Technology Summit (WCTS 2006) initiates a series of biannual IARIA international events focusing on excellence in challenging topics. The contributions are carefully reviewed by the extended Technical Program Committee members. After the presentation of the accepted contributions in the scheduled sessions and an extended debate, an international jury will rank each presentation. The three best presentations will be awarded diplomas and financial recognitions.

Contributions are expected from individuals, from academia teams, or from industry teams. The contact or first author can be a student, a professor, or an industrial scientist. The contributions submitted must be labeled as a contest candidate. All papers accepted by the Technical Program Committee will enter the contest.

Contributions may belong to any domain. The listed domains are simply to guide the reviewers. Submission categories can range from new theories, new paradigms, new systems, new logics, new algorithms, new solutions for known problems, and optimized implementations. Please read carefully the instructions for the authors.

There is no limit of on the number of submitted contributions. There is no limit on the number on contributions coming from the same authors or team, providing each contribution is properly registered.

The suggested domains (but not limited to) are:

  • Evolutionary computation
  • Autonomic and autonomous systems
  • Bio-technologies
  • Knowledge data systems
  • Mobile and distance education
  • Intelligent techniques, logics, and systems
  • Knowledge processing
  • GRID, Autonomic Computing
  • P2P Online Communications
  • Internet and web technologies
  • Digital information processing
  • Cognitive science and knowledge agent-based systems
  • Mobility and multimedia systems
  • Networking and telecommunications
  • Software development and deployment
  • Knowledge virtualization
  • Systems and networks on the chip
  • Context-aware systems
  • Networking technologies
  • Security in network, systems, and applications
  • Digital processing
  • User-centric paradigms
  • Signal processing schemes
  • Nanotechnologies and systems-on-the-chip
  • Robotics

We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics, short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.


It is important the authors select or identify one of the domains (if different from the listed ones) and select the categories among: (1) new theories, (2) new paradigms, (3) new systems, (4) new logics, (5) new algorithms, (6) new solutions for known problems, and (7) optimized implementations/manufacturing.

It is important the authors follow the hard deadlines as mentioned in the award procedure.  

The WCTS 2006 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes.

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

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The contributions are reviewed by the WCTS’s TPC in the due deadlines mentioned below.

Once the contributions are defended, a final ranking is driven by a selected jury. The International jury will be instructed with details of weighing the review ranking and the defense ranking. The procedure is applied to all accepted contributions.

The jury will blindly analyze the contributions situated in the first half of the ranking provided by the Technical Program Committee.

Each domain will be evaluated by a jury team of 3-5 members, led by a Domain Chair.

The Domain Chair has full decision on ranking the contributions belonging to her/his Domain.

The final award selection is done by vote among Domain Chairs, in the case more than one contribution has the same rank out of 10.

Important deadlines:

Full contribution January 20, 2006
Author notification February 28, 2006
Camera ready March 20, 2006
Jury evaluation July 1, 2006
Contribution defence July 16-23, 2006
Award selection WCTS closing session

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