Workgoup Meeting, May 26, 2009 - Venice/Mestre, Italy
19:30 - 21:00

Attendance: 8

Agenda: no particular presentations were scheduled for this meeting, however two tutorials were preesnted at WebTel 2009:

  • From Software Radio to Cognitive Radio: the technical challenges
  • Automatic Generation of Web Interfaces from Discourse Models

as well as two keynore speeches:

  • Technology and World Culture
  • e-Infrastructures for data and compute intensive applications  [Networks, Grids, Clouds, P2P, and applications: how do they come together?]

and an expert panel:

  • Future Internet: Challenges in Virtualization and Federation


Tutorials are posted at

Keynote speeches are posted at

Excellent discussions around these special talks:

  • There were discussions on enlarging the dissemination of ICIMP (Jon Hall, Emanuele Goldoni, Guillaume Valadon)
  • Help is expected from all the committee members for a careful dissemination, avoiding spamming
  • The promotion of young researchers was appreciated (Guillaume Valadon, Ajay Chakravarthy); more work to be done offline with volunteers (Deepak Subramanian, Markku Pollari, Bernhard Tellenbach).
  • It was an open call to suggest regular refresh to the topics under the Call on ICIMP
  • Please have a look at:
    Suggestions are welcome at
  • The procedure of invitation-only for extended versions of selected papers among those presented for on-line IARIA journals, with no additional fees, was appreciated.


  • Try to better handle the reviews / having openly posted, eventually anonymous will incite the authors to be more careful when submitting and the reviewers to pay more attention.  There were pros and cons to provide clear reviews on disclosed titles and authors. The issue will be brought to the Board.
  • Definitively, the technical program committee must be tuned to reflect new topics and assure a fair peer-to-peer review process.  


  • The option to publish in an open digital library was discussed; this will allow having all the proceedings of the co-located events on the same CD Proceedings, and full free access to any publication. Apparently there is a consensus that publishing in an archived form is more beneficial than publishing in a privately owned portal, including IEEE Xplore or ACM Portal.
  • The only caveat is that the computer scientists’ community is not yet used to it, as the scientists in physics or mathematics.
  • This issue will be carried further on to the IARIA Board for careful attention.

Next steps:

  • Develop the new topics via off-line exchanges
  • Extend invitations for ICIMP committee membership
  • Identify particular lists for candidate contributors. 

ICIMP 2010:

  • Announce the new topics with the CfP for ICIMP 2010
  • Location: yet to be defined, most probably in Barcelona or Valencia (Spain), or Aveiro (Portugal)
  • ICIMP 2010 will be organized under WebTel 2010, most probably in May 2010

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