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Handbook of Research on Current Trends in Real-Time Systems and Scheduling


Proposal Submission Deadline: February 28, 2014


A book edited by

Dr. Apurva Shah (The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India)


To be published by IGI Global:


For release in the Advances in Systems Analysis, Software Engineering, and High Performance Computing (ASASEHPC) Book Series.


Series Editor: Vijayan Sugumaran (Oakland University, USA)

ISSN: 2327-3453


The Advances in Systems Analysis, Software Engineering, and High Performance Computing (ASASEHPC) Book Series brings together research in the areas of distributed computing, systems and software engineering, high performance computing, and service science. This collection of publications is useful for academics, researchers, and practitioners seeking the latest practices and knowledge in this field.



Real-time systems are defined as those systems in which correctness of the systems depends not only on logical results of computation but also on the time at which results are produced. The objective of real-time systems is to guarantee the deadline of tasks in the system and for achieving this goal vast research on real-time scheduling has been conducted. 

Scheduling in real-time systems is very important for achieving the deadline. Manly there are two kinds of scheduling – Hard and Soft. You cannot miss a deadline in hard real-time systems where as in soft real-time systems; it might be fine if some deadlines are missed as it is not going to create any catastrophe. 

In this book – both hard and soft scheduling research work can be covered. Use of Artificial Intelligence was not recommendable earlier but now, many AI techniques can also be applied for the same. 


Objective of the Book

This comprehensive and timely publication aims to be an essential reference source, building on the available literature in the field of scheduling of real-time systems while providing for further research opportunities in this dynamic field. It is hoped that this text will provide the resources necessary for researchers, academicians and advanced-level students.




Target Audience

Researchers, academicians, advanced-level students and technology developers will find this text useful in furthering their research exposure to pertinent topics in the area of real-time systems in furthering their own research efforts in the same field.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Scheduling of soft real-time systems 

Scheduling of hard real-time systems 

Energy aware real-time methods 

Timing analysis 

Hardware-software co-design 

Embedded platforms 

Resource management


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2014, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by March 15, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 20, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.


All proposals should be submitted through the link at the bottom of this page.



This book is scheduled to be 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 This book is anticipated to be released in 2014.


Important Dates

February 28, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline 

March 15, 2013: Notification of Acceptance 

June 20, 2014: Full Chapter Submission 

September 08, 2014: Review Results Returned 

October 08, 2014: Final Chapter Submission 

November 27, 2014: Final Deadline


Inquiries can be forwarded to

Dr. Apurva Shah 

Faculty of Technology and Engineering, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, India 

Tel.: (+91) 942-817-3727 


Propose a chapter for this book

Demonstrating Success through Assessment: Don’t Leave Outcomes to Chance

Call for Presentation Proposals:


Sponsored by the Science and Technology Section: Assessment Committee

2014 ALA Annual Conference,

Las Vegas, NV



The Science and Technology Section Assessment Committee is sponsoring a one hour  session consisting of three invited 15 minutes presentations along with 15 minutes for questions and discussion at the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV (June 26July 1, 2014). The session is tentatively scheduled for Saturday June 28th 4:30 to 5:30 PM.



Assessment is an important component of any discussion on planning or implementing new services as well as evaluating existing ones. Yet it is often difficult to know how to proceed with assessment, what tools to use, and how to implement the results of assessment . This session will present three practical examples of assessing new and/or existing Science and Technology library services with the emphasis placed on:


1.      how assessment was incorporated into planning processes

2.      what tools were used

3.      what the practical outcomes of that assessment were


STS Members and nonmembers of STS are invited and welcomed to submit proposals.

Preference will be given to proposals that address the theme, make for a balanced, practical, and relevant session, with emphasis placed on direct applicability to Science and Technology Librarianship. The presenters selected will be required to present in person at the session and to register for the conference. All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation, etc., are the responsibility of the presenters.


Please submit a proposal by Friday, March 7th, 2014. Late submissions will not be considered. Please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (telephone number, mailing address, and email address). Include: 1) The title of your presentation, and 2) A 150-250 word abstract describing your proposed presentation. Notification of acceptance will be made by Friday, March 28, 2014.


Please email submissions to the STS Assessment Committee co-chairs:


Shannon Farrell

Natural Resources Librarian

Natural Resources Library

University of Minnesota

1980 Folwell Avenue, 390A Hodson Hall

St. Paul, MN 55108

(612) 624-4799


Tim Klassen

Head, Science and Technology Library

Cameron Library RM 1-50

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta T6G-2J8

780-492-7918 office

780-492-2721 fax



Learning Theory in Libraries

We are writing a book on learning theories for libraries to be published
by ACRL in 2015. One of our primary goals is to make theoretical topics
applicable and useful for an audience of librarians. To achieve this
goal, we would love to include lesson plans, activities, and approaches
practicing librarians use to incorporate various instructional theories
into their pedagogical practices. Examples selected will be highlighted
in the book and contributors will be credited and cited. If you’re
interested in being considered, please fill out this brief form:
If you have questions, please contact us:
Jenny Dale (UNC Greensboro University Libraries):
Lauren Pressley (Virginia Tech University Libraries):

Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2014)

June 16-19, 2014 Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, Canada
The CICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The CICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. The aim of CICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The CICE 2014 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals. The topics in CICE-2014 include but are not confined to the following areas: *Art Education - Music Education - Writing Education - Imaginative Education - Language Education - History *Adult Education - Competitive Skills - Continuing Education - Higher Education - Vocational Education - Transferring Disciplines *Business Education - Educational Administration - Human Resource Development - Academic Advising and Counselling - Education Policy and Leadership - Industrial Cooperation - Life-long Learning Experiences - Workplace Learning and Collaborative Learning - Work Employability - Educational Institution Government Partnership - Patent Registration and Technology Transfer - University Spin-Off Companies *Course Management - Accreditation and Quality Assurance - Academic Experiences and Best Practice Contributions - Copy-right - Digital Libraries and Repositories - Digital Rights Management - Evaluation and Assessment - E-content Management and Development - Open Content - e-Portfolios - Grading Methods - Knowledge Management - Quality processes at National and International level - Security and Data Protection - Student Selection Criteria in Interdisciplinary Studies - User-Generated Content *Curriculum, Research and Development - Acoustics in Education Environment - APD/Listening - Counsellor Education - Courses, Tutorials and Labs - Curriculum Design - ESL/TESL *Educational Foundations - Early Childhood Education - Elementary Education - Geographical Education - Health Education - Home Education - Rural Education - Science Education - Secondary Education - Second life Educators - Social Studies Education - Special Education *Learning / Teaching Methodologies and Assessment - Simulated Communities and Online Mentoring - e-Testing and new Test Theories - Supervising and Managing Student Projects - Pedagogy Enhancement with e-Learning - Educating the Educators - Immersive Learning - Blended Learning - Computer-Aided Assessment - Metrics and Performance Measurement - Assessment Software Tools - Assessment Methods in Blended Learning Environments *Global Issues In Education and Research - Education, Research and Globalization - Barriers to Learning (ethnicity, age, psychosocial factors, ...) - Women and Minorities in Science and Technology - Indigenous and Diversity Issues - Government Policy issues - Organizational, Legal and Financial Aspects - Digital Divide - Increasing Affordability and Access to the Internet - Ethical issues in Education - Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism *Pedagogy - Teacher Education - Cross-disciplinary areas of Education - Educational Psychology - Education practice trends and issues - Indigenous Education - Kinesiology and Leisure Science - K12 - Life-long Learning Education - Mathematics Education - Physical Education (PE) - Reading Education - Religion and Education Studies *Research Management - Research Methodologies - Academic Research Projects - Joint-research programmes - Research on Technology in Education - Research Centres - Links between Education and Research - New Challenges in Education - ECTS experiences - The Bologna Process and its implementation - Joint-Degree Programmes - Erasmus and Exchange experiences in universities - Students and Teaching staff Exchange programmes *Ubiquitous Learning - Accessibility to Disabled Users - Animation, 3D, and Web 3D Applications - Context Dependent Learning - Distance Education - E-Learning - E-Manufacturing - Educational Technology - Educational Games and Software - Human Computer Interaction - ICT Education - Internet technologies - Learning Management Systems (LMS) - Mobile Applications and Learning (M-learning) - Multi-Virtual Environment - Standards and Interoperability - Technology Enhanced Learning - Technology Support for Pervasive Learning *Ubiquitous Computing - Videos for Learning and Educational Multimedia - Virtual and Augmented Reality - Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) - Web 2.0, Social Networking, Blogs and Wikis - Wireless Applications *Research In Progress Important dates: *Research Paper, Extended Abstract, Case Study, Work in Progress and Report Submission Deadline: March 10, 2014 *Notification of Paper, Extended Abstract, Case Study, Work in Progress and Report Acceptance Date: March 25, 2014 *Final Paper Submission Deadline for Conference Proceedings Publication: April 30, 2014 *Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: March 20, 2014 *Notification of Workshop Proposal Acceptance/Rejection: March 30, 2014 *Poster/Demo Proposal Submission: March 20, 2014 *Notification of Poster/Demo Acceptance: March 30, 2014 *Participant(s) Registration (Open): December 01, 2013 to June 15, 2014 *Early Bird Registration (Authors and Participants): January 30 to April 15, 2014 *Late Bird Registration (Authors only): April 16 to May 18, 2014 *Conference Dates: June 16-19, 2014 For further information please visit CICE-2014 at

PA Libraries: Marketplace of Ideas (Pennsylvania Library Association Conference)

The 2014 PaLA Conference Program Committee is now accepting conference session proposals for the 2014 conference, PA Libraries: Marketplace of Ideas.  The conference will take place September 28 through October 1, 2014 at the Lancaster County Convention Center/Lancaster Marriott.  If you are, or know someone that is, an expert on a topic that you feel will be of interest to librarians, we invite you to submit a proposal for a session.


While all program submissions will be considered, the Program Committee is particularly interested in receiving proposals on topics suggested by previous PaLA conference attendees:

Please note that the individual suggestions can be viewed beginning on page 3 of this document.

All proposals should be submitted via the online program proposal link.  For a working copy of the form, or to view the questions in advance of submission, a PDF of the form is available for download.  The link to both the online form and PDF are available on the Annual Conference Page of the PaLA website.

The deadline for proposals is Sunday, April 6, 2014.  The program committee will notify all submitters regarding the acceptance of their proposal(s) in early May.  Poster session proposals will be solicited in mid-April through mid-May.

Thank you in advance to all that submit proposals, we appreciate your dedication to PaLA and to Pennsylvania’s libraries!





Kimberly Snyder

Education & Finance Manager

Pennsylvania Library Association

220 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 10

Mechanicsburg, PA  17055


California Conference on Library Instruction


CCLI 2014
Friday, April 18th, 2014
CSU Eastbay–Oakland Center
Poster session call for proposals
What does non-traditional library instruction look like?  How do we innovate our instruction within and beyond the library?  California Conference on Library Instruction invites you to share your strategies for engaging with students in new and empowering ways.
Submission Information: Proposals should include a title and a description of how your poster relates to the theme.  Proposals must be submitted online at  The deadline for submissions is March 4, 2014.  The primary contact on the proposal will be notified if the proposal has been accepted by March 18, 2014.  All poster session presenters must register and pay for the conference.  Presenters will be required to provide a PDF of their posters for inclusion in the conference proceedings prior to the date of the conference.
Poster Session: Presenters will share their ideas as attendees circulate during a designated time in the poster session area. The posters will be on display unattended for the duration of the conference.
Requirements: Printed poster to display, with rigid backing. Presenters will have the option of using an easel provided by the conference committee or standing your poster on a table, in bi-fold or tri-fold form. In your application, indicate whether you plan to use an easel or a table top.
If you have any additional questions, please contact:
Amy Gilgan,

Pennsylvania Library Association: Northeast Chapter

The Northeast Chapter will be hosting its annual Spring Workshop on Friday, June 13th at The University of Scranton in Scranton, PA. The theme for this year’s workshop is “The Changing Face of Libraries” and we are currently seeking proposals from academic, public, special librarians, and consultants from across Pennsylvania that are interested in presenting.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

� New staffing models

� Cross Training

� Digital Humanities

� Digital Libraries

� How to handle budget cuts

� Libraries without books

� Fundraising and Crowdsourcing

� Serving Special Populations (e.g. ESL, Veterans, Autism spectrum, etc.)

� Wearable Technology

� Reaching today‘s users

� STEM for kids

If you are interested in presenting on one of the above topics or another topic related to “The Changing Face of Libraries,” then please consider submitting your proposal through the online Google Form:

Deadline for submission is March 1, 2014. We will be seeking approximately six presenters for 60 minute presentations and approximately eight presenters for 7 minute Pecha Kucha presentations ( If you wish to be considered for both types of presentations, please indicate that on the form. All proposals received by March 1, 2014 will be reviewed by the Northeast Chapter’s Board.

Please contact George Aulisio ( with any questions.

Thank you,

George J. Aulisio
Assistant Professor
Public Services Librarian
The University of Scranton