Monthly Archives: November 2009

Doing Masculinities Studies in Women’s Studies

We are looking for short conference paper proposals (50 to 100 words) for one or more sessions on researching and teaching masculinities in the context of academic Women’s Studies, to be proposed for the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Women’s Studies Association/ L’ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE DES �TUDES SUR LES FEMMES (CWSA/ACEF) at Congress 2010.

DATE: May 29 – May 31, 2010

LOCATION: Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

We are interested in receiving proposals covering a wide range of possible topics, which may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

�        locating masculinities studies in Women’s Studies (as opposed to the disciplines or Gender Studies Programs);

�        the disciplinary and/or epistemological stakes of teaching and researching masculinities in the context of academic Women’s Studies;

�        specific pedagogical practices and critical issues that emerge when masculinities become central to the Women’s Studies classroom;

�        responses by students, faculty, the institution and/or the public;

�        experiences of teaching masculinities studies;

�        teaching/researching the intersections of masculinity and race (and/or other vectors of power).

Please send paper proposals (50 to 100 words) by December 5rd . Please include a brief bio as well as full contact information (including email addresses) to both:

Dr Susanne Luhmann, Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies, University of Alberta


Dr Bobby Noble, Associate Professor, School of Women’s Studies and Sexuality Studies Program, York University


**You must be a current member of CWSA/ACEF by the time we submit the proposal to CWSA Dec 10th, 2009. For information on how to join, please see** Please also see below for more information on the Congress of which this meeting is a part.


What is ‘Congress’? What is its relationship to the CWSA/ACEF annual conference?

Like many other national scholarly associations, the Canadian Women’s Studies Association/l’association canadienne des �tudes sur les femmes holds its annual conference in conjunction with the CFHSS (Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences) <>  Congress. ‘Congress,’ as it is now known (although several years ago it was called ‘the Learneds’ – and you can still hear many people refer to it as such), is the annual mega-meeting organized by the CFHSS; during this approximately 8-day period at the end of May and early June, many of the national scholarly associations in Canada gathered under this large academic organization come together to hold their annual meetings and conferences at the same time. Every year, Congress is held at a different university across Canada, and usually brings together about 5500 academics and researchers, representing the variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.



26th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning

August 3-6, 2010, in Madison, Wisconsin

We invite you to submit proposals to present at the 26th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning.

  • Share your expertise and experience in the application of technology to the teaching and learning process.
  • Lead sessions on the planning and management of distance education/training programs.
  • Distill essential knowledge/skills.
  • Demonstrate your successful course and/or training materials to others.
  • Guide interactive discussions among colleagues. 

To learn more about the proposal options, select from the menu of session types. All proposals must be submitted online. You may enter or paste document text into the fields provided on the forms. To create a login account and access the form, select the “Submit a Proposal” button on the left menu.

Proposal deadline is Tuesday, January 20, 2010 at 4:00 pm (CST).

Google Policy Fellowship

As lawmakers around the world become more engaged on Internet policy, ensuring a robust and intelligent public debate around these issues becomes increasingly important. That’s why we’re announcing our third summer for the Google Policy Fellowship Program–to support students and organizations working on policy issues fundamental to the future of the Internet and its users.

The Google Policy Fellowship program was inspired by Google’s Summer of Code with a public policy twist. The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.

 It was a complete privilege to work with such smart, passionate and fun people; to be able to participate in important debates with several organizations, and to do research with full academic freedom. I am proud of being a Google Policy Fellow.” — Marcel Leonardi (EFF)

Program Overview

Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and trademark reform, consumer privacy, open government, and more. Participating organizations are based in either Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA , Ottawa or Toronto, Canada and include: American Library Association, Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, Cato Institute, Center for Democracy and Technology, Citizen Lab, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Creative Commons, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Future of Music Coalition, Internet Education Foundation, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Media Access Project, National Hispanic Media Coalition, New America Foundation, Progress and Freedom Foundation, Public Knowledge, and Technology Policy Institute. More information about the host organizations and the areas of focus for the fellows are outlined here.

Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations, but will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including conducting policy research and analysis; drafting reports and analyses; attending government and industry meetings and conferences; and participating in other advocacy activities.

Who should apply?

We’re looking for students who are passionate about technology, and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into Internet policy. Students from all majors and degree programs who posses the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

  • Demonstrated or stated commitment to Internet and technology policy
  • Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
  • First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment

Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,000 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2010 (June-August). Exact dates of the fellowship will be worked out by the fellow and host organization. Applications are due by midnight on Monday, December 28, 2009. Students who are accepted into the program will be notified by Friday, February 12th, 2010. To learn about our application process, click here.

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Manuscripts sought for LITA/Ex Libris student writing award

CHICAGO – The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is offering an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program.  Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) and a certificate.  The deadline for submission of the manuscript is Feb. 28, 2010.

The purpose of the award is to recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of students.  The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, telecommunications, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, universal access to technology, library consortia and others.

At the time the unpublished manuscript is submitted, the applicant must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the masters or Ph.D. level. 

To be eligible, applicants must follow the detailed guidelines and fill out the application form at .  Send the signed, completed forms by February 28, 2010 to the Award Committee Chair, Krista E. Clumpner, Northern Michigan University, Lydia M Olson Library,  1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855-5305. 

Submit the manuscript to Krista electronically at by February 28, 2010.
The award will be presented at the LITA President’s Program during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.



An international, interdisciplinary conference
30 June – 2 July 2010   
Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Confirmed Speakers
Sara Ahmed
Davina Cooper
Krassimira Daskalova
Antke Engel
Katherine Gibson
(a.k.a J.K. Gibson-Graham)
Rebecca Gomperts
Gail Lewis
Lynne Segal
Margrit Shildrick
Birte Siim
Gloria Wekker
Anna Yeatman
The language of citizenship has, in recent years, been mobilized by
feminists to articulate a wide range of claims and demands. The notions
of economic, political, social, cultural, sexual/ bodily, and intimate
citizenship, for example, have all been developed and explored in terms
of their normative potential and their actual realization. In Europe, in
particular, there has been a strong steer from research funders and
policy makers towards research agendas which address the question of
citizenship in the context of increasingly diverse and multicultural

But, can the concept of citizenship encompass the transformations that
feminist politics seek? What are the restrictions and exclusions of
contemporary forms and practices of citizenship? How does the concept of
citizenship deal with power, inequality, and difference? What are the
problems with framing our desires and visions for the future in terms of
citizenship in a globalizing world of migration, mobility, armed
conflict, economic crisis and climate change? Does the concept of
citizenship restrict our imaginations and limit our horizons within
nation-state formations? Can it ever really grasp the complexity of our
real and longed-for attachments to communities, networks, friends and
loved ones? Is it able to embrace the politics of embodiment and of our
relationships with the non-human world? How have feminists historically
and cross-culturally imagined and prefigured a world beyond citizenship?
Is a feminist, queer or global citizenship thinkable, or should we find
a new language for new forms of belonging?

We invite proposals for papers that address these questions and the
broad theme of the conference. We particularly welcome papers which
explore the interface between the feminist academy and feminist
activism, and which are interdisciplinary and innovative in method and

Individual paper proposals (max. 200 words) or proposals for panels of
three or four related papers (max. 300 words) should be submitted by 1st
December 2009 to:

The conference will take place in central London, UK.
A limited number of bursaries will be available:

For further information about the conference, visit:

Beyond Citizenship: Feminism and the Transformation of Belonging is
organised by FEMCIT, an EU FP6 integrated research project on “Gendered
citizenship in multicultural Europe: the impact of contemporary women’s
movements”, in collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute for Social
Research, at Birkbeck, University of London, Rokkansenteret, at the
University of Bergen, and is sponsored by the Norwegian Research

Organizing Committee
Sasha Roseneil, Isabel Crowhurst, Ana Cristina Santos and Mariya
Birkbeck Institute for Social Research
Birkbeck, University of London




Guest Editors: Michele Amoretti, Francesco Zanichelli, University of Parma, Italy

The concept of e-Health broadly refers to a range of services that are
at the edge of healthcare and information technology. One prominent goal
of e-Health is to enable ubiquitous, continuous and personalized access
to healthcare services by patients, clinicians and all other actors.
In this context, e-Health can take advantage of with Mobile Computing,
i.e. the ability to use information and communication technology while moving,
and Ambient Intelligence (AmI), which refers to digital environments that
proactively support people in their daily lives. It is envisioned that future
e-Health infrastructures will be fully distributed and pervasive, while
supporting access to multiple services and enriched information, with
multimodal interaction, regardless of user’s location and devices.

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of original unpublished work
related to the design, development, and validation of integrated mobile/AmI
platforms and applications supporting e-Health.

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
* Using mobile devices for healthcare information storage, update, and transmission
* e-Health service sharing on mobile platforms
* Continuous and multi-parametric monitoring of metabolic status using wearable devices
* Synchronization between back-end sources and applications on mobile devices
* Intelligent mobile multimedia services
* Natural and multimodal interaction styles and user interfaces
* Indoor/outdoor user localization
* Assistive Devices for temporal and spatial orientation
* Design and evaluation of patient and ambient-related sensors
* Activity recognition and fall detection
* Usability and acceptability issues
* Semantic profiles of users, devices and services

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special
on or before March 1, 2010. All submissions must be original and may not be
under review by another publication.
All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis.
Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.
The International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) combines research
from academicians and industrialists across the globe on advanced tools and
technologies that perform wireless or mobile operations. Useful to scholars,
researchers, and practitioners involved in related fields, this journal provides
the latest developments in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, application,
and standards of handheld computing.

This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources Management Association

Editor-in-Chief: Wen-Chen Hu, University of North Dakota, USA

Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)

The International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) is published by IGI Global
(formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference”
(formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference”,
“Business Science Reference”, and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints.
For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit

All submissions should be should be directed to the attention of:

Michele Amoretti and Francesco Zanichelli
Guest Editors
International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR)
E-mail: and

International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2010)

Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter
28-30 June, 2010, London, UK

The International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2010)
is Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter.
The i-Society is a global knowledge-enriched collaborative effort
that has its roots from both academia and industry. The conference
covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to information society,
which includes technical and non-technical research areas.

The mission of i-Society 2010 conference is to provide opportunities
for collaboration of professionals and researchers to share existing
and generate new knowledge in the field of information society.
The conference encapsulates the concept of interdisciplinary science
that studies the societal and technological dimensions of knowledge
evolution in digital society. The i-Society bridges the gap
between academia and industry with regards to research collaboration
and awareness of current development in secure information management
in the digital society.

The topics in i-Society 2010 include but are not confined to the
following areas:

*New enabling technologies
– Internet technologies
– Wireless applications
– Mobile Applications
– Multimedia Applications
– Protocols and Standards
– Ubiquitous Computing
– Virtual Reality
– Human Computer Interaction
– Geographic information systems
– e-Manufacturing

*Intelligent data management
– Intelligent Agents
– Intelligent Systems
– Intelligent Organisations
– Content Development
– Data Mining
– e-Publishing and Digital Libraries
– Information Search and Retrieval
– Knowledge Management
– e-Intelligence
– Knowledge networks

*Secure Technologies
– Internet security
– Web services and performance
– Secure transactions
– Cryptography
– Payment systems
– Secure Protocols
– e-Privacy
– e-Trust
– e-Risk
– Cyber law
– Forensics
– Information assurance
– Mobile social networks
– Peer-to-peer social networks
– Sensor networks and social sensing

– Collaborative Learning
– Curriculum Content Design and Development
– Delivery Systems and Environments
– Educational Systems Design
– e-Learning Organisational Issues
– Evaluation and Assessment
– Virtual Learning Environments and Issues
– Web-based Learning Communities
– e-Learning Tools
– e-Education

– Global Trends
– Social Inclusion
– Intellectual Property Rights
– Social Infonomics
– Computer-Mediated Communication
– Social and Organisational Aspects
– Globalisation and developmental IT
– Social Software

– Data Security Issues
– e-Health Policy and Practice
– e-Healthcare Strategies and Provision
– Medical Research Ethics
– Patient Privacy and Confidentiality
– e-Medicine

– Democracy and the Citizen
– e-Administration
– Policy Issues
– Virtual Communities

– Digital Economies
– Knowledge economy
– eProcurement
– National and International Economies
– e-Business Ontologies and Models
– Digital Goods and Services
– e-Commerce Application Fields
– e-Commerce Economics
– e-Commerce Services
– Electronic Service Delivery
– e-Marketing
– Online Auctions and Technologies
– Virtual Organisations
– Teleworking
– Applied e-Business
– Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

– Legal Issues
– Patents
– Enabling technologies and tools

– Natural sciences in digital society
– Biometrics
– Bioinformatics
– Collaborative research

*Industrial developments
– Trends in learning
– Applied research
– Cutting-edge technologies

* Research in progress
– Ongoing research from undergraduates, graduates/postgraduates and professionals

Important Dates:
Paper Submission Date: January 31, 2010
Notification of Paper Acceptance /Rejection: February 28, 2010
Camera Ready Paper Due: March 15, 2010
Early Bird Attendee registration: January 01, 2010
Late Bird Attendee registration: February 28, 2010
Conference Dates: June 28-30, 2010

Joint Conference on Digital Libraries JCDL 2010

June 21-25, 2010  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

The ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) is the major international research forum focused on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term “digital libraries”, including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, distributing, and evaluating digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing. Digital libraries are distinguished from information retrieval systems because they include more types of media, provide additional functionality and services, and include other stages of the information life cycle, from creation through use. Digital libraries can also be viewed as an extension of the services libraries currently provide.
The theme of JCL 2010 is “Digital Libraries – 10 years past, 10 years forward, a 2020 vision”. This theme reflects the fact that the context in which digital libraries were originally conceived has significantly changed in the context of new information models embodied in Web 2.0 and popular social networking applications. In this spirit, we are especially interested in papers that address and demonstrate new models of collaborative, participatory information interaction increasingly ubiquitous in the Web 2.0 context.
JCDL 2010 invites submissions of papers and proposals for posters, demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops that will make the conference an exciting and creative event to attend. As always, the conference welcomes contributions from all the fields that intersect to enable Digital Libraries. Topics include, but are not limited to:
�       Collaborative and participatory information environments
�       Cyberinfrastructure architectures, applications, and deployments
�       Data mining/extraction of structure from networked information
�       Digital library and Web Science curriculum development
�       Evaluation of online information environments
�       Impact and evaluation of digital information in education
�       Information policy and copyright law
�       Personal digital information management
�       Retrieval and browsing
�       Social networks and networked information
�       Social-technical perspectives of digital information
�       Studies of human factors in networked information
�       Systems, algorithms, and models for data preservation
�       Theoretical models of information interaction and organization
�       Visualization of large-scale information environments
Important Dates
         All papers are due Monday, January 25, 2010 at 5 PM EST.
         Demonstration submissions are due Monday, February 1, 2010 at 5 PM EST.
         Tutorial proposals are due Monday, February 1, 2010 at 5 PM EST.
         Poster submissions are due Monday, February 8, 2010 at 5 PM EST.
         Workshop proposals are due Monday, February 15, 2010 at 5 PM EST.
         Notification of acceptance to authors by March 15, 2010.
         Doctoral consortium abstracts are due Wednesday, March 31, 2010.
Submission and Formatting Instructions are available at:

The 6th IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2010)

Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC),
IEEE Computer Society
July 5-10, 2010, Miami, Florida, USA

The theme of the 2010 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2010) is
“modernization of the services industry”. SERVICES 2010 supports and further explores the science and technology of modernizing services industries using latest methods and technologies such as as Services Computing, which has been formally promoted by IEEE Computer Society since
2003. From a technology perspective, Services Computing has become the foundational
discipline for the emerging modern services industry.

The first Joint Conference on SERVICES includes the 2005 International
Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2005) and the the 2005 International Conference on Services
Computing (SCC 2005), which were held in July 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USA. The
second Joint Conference on SERVICES includes the 2006 International Conference on Web
Services (ICWS 2006) and the the 2006 International Conference on Services Computing
(SCC 2006), which were held in September 2006 in Chicago, IL, USA.  In 2007, the joint
conference on Services formally became the 2007 IEEE First Congress on Services (SERVICES
2007), which was held in July 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The 2008 IEEE Second and
Third Congress on Services (SERVICES-I 2008 and SERVICES-II 2008) were co-located with the
2008 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2008) in July 2008 in
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as well as the 2008 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2008)
in September  2008 in Beijing in China. In 2009, the Fourth World Congress on Services
(SERVICES-I 2009) was co-located with IEEE 2009 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS
2009) held in July 2009 in Los Angeles, USA. The Fifth World Congress on Services
(SERVICES-II 2009) was co-located with the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Services
Computing (SCC 2009) held in September 2009 in Bangalore, India.

In 2010, the Sixth IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2010) will be
held in July 2009 in Miami, Florida, USA. SERVICES 2010 tries to attract researchers,
practitioners, and industry business leaders in all the following services sectors to help define and
shape the modernization strategy and directions of the services industry. You are invited to submit
research, engineering, and business innovation papers to the following business services sectors:

# Advertising Services
# Banking Services
# Broadcasting & Cable TV Services
# Business Services
# Casinos & Gaming Services
# Communications Services
# Cross-industry Services (e.g. strategy and planning, supply chain
management, enterprise
resource planning, customer relationship management, marketing services)
# Design Automation Services
# Energy and Utilities Services
# Financial Services
# Government Services
# Healthcare Services
# Hotels & Motels Services
# Insurance Services
# Internet Services
# Motion Pictures Services
# Personal Services
# Printing & Publishing Services
# Real Estate Operations Services
# Recreational Activities Services
# Rental & Leasing Services
# Restaurants Services
# Retail Services (Apparel, Catalog & Mail Order, Department & Discount,
Drugs, Grocery,
Home Improvement, Specialty, Technology)
# Schools and Education Services
# Security Systems & Services
# Technology Services
# Travel and Transportation Services
# Waste Management Services
# Wholesale Distribution Services

In addition, SERVICES 2010 presents keynote sessions, panel discussions, paper presentations, paper posters, innovation show cases, job fair, Services University (Summer School), Education Methodology Summit, “Services Cup” contest, SOA industry summit, workshops,
and symposiums.

Services University

“Services University” ( was launched at the 2007
Congress on Services (SERVICES 2007) to help teach Services Computing discipline in a systematic
way. A regional leaders community is being formed to support this worldwide “Services
University” program, which is sposnored by Services Society. Services Society is technically
sponsored by the IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing , IBM Research, SAP and other
professional and industry sponsors. In 2010, the Summer School on Services Computing will be
offered in the Services University program.

2010 Education Methodology Summit on Services Computing

The Education Methodology Summit on Services Computing brings educators and
practitioners around the world together to share their experiences in Services related
education, and builds consensus on the core of Services Computing education, the knowledge areas
and education methodologies. The Summit will focus on pedagogical implications of Services
education and its role in overall Services Computing Curriculum Initiative (SCCI). The
accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Sixth World Congress on
Services (SERVICES 2010) as a special section.

2010 SOA Industry Summit

The 2010 SOA Industry Summit encourages industry people to submit
presentations and two-page papers instead of 8-page research reports. The accepted papers will be
published in the Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Sixth World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2010) as a
special section.

2010 SERVICES Workshops

SERVICES 2009 will include a set of workshops and symposiums focusing on
various themes of modernizing services industry. The accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings
of the 2010 IEEE Sixth World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2010) as a special section.

2010 Ph.D. Symposium on Services Computing

SERVICES 2010 will provide a Ph.D. Symposium on Services Computing as a forum encouraging Ph.D. students and holders to report on-going or just completed work. The accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Sixth World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2010) as a special section.

2010 Symposium on SOA Standards

SERVICES 2010 will favor the 2010 Symposium on SOA Standards as a forum for
international researchers and practitioners to discuss and establish standards around SOA. The
accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Sixth World Congress on Services
(SERVICES 2010) as a special section for SOA standards.

Paper Submission and Review Process

Please use the submission page to find the right tracks and events to submit your papers.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program
committee members. Please note that the same paper should NOT be submitted to other conferences or events
simultaneously. Such duplicate submissions will be rejected from all conferences without review.

Submitted manuscripts will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages
and required to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Electronic submission of manuscripts
(in PDF or Word format) is required. Detailed instructions for electronic paper preparation and
submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, and review process can be found at<>. At least one
author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present
the paper.

Only the accepted and presented papers will appear in the CD-ROM version and
online version of the proceedings of the IEEE 2010 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2010) ,
which will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Extended versions of selected best papers
published in the SERVICES 2010 will be invited for potential publication in the International Journal
of Web Services Research (JWSR), the International Journal of Business Process Integration and
Management (IJBPIM), and IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC). JWSR is included in EI Compendex
and indexed in SCI-E. According to Thomson Scientific, JWSR is listed in the 2008 Journal Citation
Report with an Impact Factor of 1.200. The journal ranks #47 of 99 in the Computer Science,
Information Systems and ranks #37 of 86 in Computer Science, Software Engineering.

Paper Review Policy

IEEE Policy and professional ethics requires that referees treat the
contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication.
It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of
the special knowledge, which that access provides. Contents of abstracts submitted to conference
program committees should be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner. The
Conference Publications Chair shall ensure that referees adhere to this practice. Organizers of IEEE
conferences are expected to provide an appropriate forum for the oral presentation and discussion of all
accepted papers. An author, in offering a paper for presentation at an IEEE conference, or
accepting an invitation to present a paper, is expected to be present at the meeting to deliver the
paper. In the event that circumstances unknown at the time of submission of a paper preclude its
presentation by an author, the program chair should be informed on time, and appropriate substitute
arrangements should be made. In some cases it may help reduce no-shows for the Conference to require
advance registration together with the submission of the final manuscript.

Important Dates:

Research Track Paper Submission Due Date:  March 6, 2010 (Accepting Paper
Submissions from Nov. 1, 2009)
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 12, 2010
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due:  April 30, 2010

About IEEE

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation
and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity.  IEEE and its members inspire a global
community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology
standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering,
computing and technology information around the globe.

About IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society (CS) is the world’s
leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 38 societies of the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the CS is dedicated to advancing the theory
and application of computer and information-processing technology.

About the Technical Committee on Services Computing

IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC) is
a multi-disciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Services
Computing carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, engineering, standard, literary and educational

Services Computing has become a cross-discipline that covers the science and
technology of bridging the gap between Business Services and IT Services. The underneath breaking
technology suite includes Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA), cloud computing, business
consulting methodology and utilities, business process modeling, transformation and integration. This
scope of Services Computing covers the whole lifecycle of services innovation research that includes
business compoentization, services modeling, services creation, services realization, services
annotation, services deployment, services discovery, services composition, services delivery,
service-to-service collaboration, services montoring, services optimization, as well as services management. The goal
of Services Computing is to enable IT services and computing technology to perform business services
more efficiently and effectively.

Contact Information

For any enquires, please e-mail to the Conference Assistant Jordanne
Christie: jordanne.christie AT, or the administration office at
services.ieeecs AT

The National Popular Culture & American Culture Association’s Annual Conference

St. Louis, Missouri, located at the heart of our nation on the Mississippi River, is perfect for popular culture scholars and enthusiasts to meet and share their latest work. The area has a rich cultural history, which began around AD 1000 with the Cahokia settlement, the Mounds of which are located a few minutes northeast of St. Louis. The French later established a fur trading outpost in the area, named in honor of the French King. St. Louis grew into a bustling river city.  The city hosted the 1904 World�s Fair, memorabilia of which is displayed in several museums and collections around the city. (Find more on the history of St. Louis at

Enjoy the sights while you’re there�The Gateway Arch, The Hill, The Muny, The Fox Theater, The History Museum, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and many more (see for a thorough listing). Yogi Berra, Joe Garagiola, Chuck Berry, Tina Turner, Miles Davis, and Sheryl Crow (among others) hail from here.

Join us Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010, for this four-day conference. Find out what’s new in popular culture scholarship and explore St. Louis again or for the first time.

The four-day schedule includes special topics presentations, area-specific invited speakers, social receptions, tours, film presentations, and area get-togethers.

The Conference will be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis, with additional space reserved at the America’s Center, 701 Convention Plaza–across the street from the Renaissance Grand Hotel.

Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis

800 Washington Avenue

St. Louis, Missouri 63101

(314) 621 9600

1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571)

Deadline to Submit a Proposal  December 15, 2009

For more information go to