2007 IEEE SYSTEMS AND INFORMATION ENGINEERING DESIGN SYMPOSIUM (SIEDS '07) Preliminary Call for Papers APRIL 25, 2008
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA USA
WWW.SYS.VIRGINIA.EDU/SIEDS08
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The International Forum for Student Design Projects-Co-sponsored by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
The IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium (SIEDS'08) is a student-focused international forum for applied research, development, and design in Systems and Information Engineering. The Symposium is the leading showcase for undergraduate and Master's graduate design projects, such as those from capstone design courses or from baccalaureate, honors, or design-oriented graduate theses. Projects must extend beyond the analysis of systems and include the synthesis of alternative solutions to a problem. When appropriate, implementation and testing of a design is encouraged. Faculty, industry, and government project advisors are welcome coauthors.

Limited travel scholarships are available.

Contributed papers are solicited that apply diverse methodologies, including:

  • Data Mining and Statistics
  • Simulation and Stochastic Modeling
  • Human Factors and Cognitive Engineering
  • Mathematical Modeling and Optimization
  • Risk Analysis, Technology Management, and Policy
  • Life-cycle Analysis
  • Systems Economic Analysis

Papers can describe work in a wide variety of application areas, including: Telecommunications and Information Technology, Energy, Robotics, Transportation and Logistics, Critical Infrastructure, Military Applications, Economic and Financial Systems, Environmental, E-Business, Manufacturing, Education, and Decision Support. Papers should emphasize the application of fundamental systems analysis and design concepts. Symposium papers presented will appear in a copyrighted CD-ROM proceedings, available on-site and through IEEE Press. Papers not accepted for the proceedings will be considered for the conference poster sessions.

OF SPECIAL NOTE
  • Only those papers that are presented will be published.  Submitted papers that are not presented will not be published.
  • Awards for Best Paper will be presented for each track.
  • SIEDS '07 Best papers
  • Student Travel scholarships are available on limited basis.

Click here for the Travel Scholarship Reimbursement form and UVA Reimbursement Guidelines. If you are purchasing a travel and accommodations package deal (at one price) there are special guidelines to follow. See the Bundled Travel Packages section of the Travel Basics webpage for complete details.

VENUE
The Symposium will be held on the grounds of the historic University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

SYMPOSIUM FEES
Symposium fees reflect the student focus (and student participation) of SIEDS'07. Registration will include one copy of CD-ROM Proceedings and admission to all conference functions, including an evening banquet and breaks.

•  Student $75
•  IEEE Member (non-student) $100
•  All Others $150

Corporate sponsorship is invited. Please contact the Symposium Committee for more information.

DEADLINES AND REQUIREMENTS

February 15, 2008: Submission of 200-500 word abstracts for contributed papers not previously published or presented. Abstracts should explicitly address, in (numbered) order:

  1. the systems analysis or design problem being solved (WHAT)
  2. background/relevant literature/state of the art (WHY/MOTIVATION),
  3. the methodological approach developed or adopted (HOW), and
  4. preliminary results and implications (RESULTS).

March 7, 2008: Notified

April 7, 2008: Register and completed manuscript

2008 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland
Shaping Science 2.0 for Web-based Interdisciplinary Problem Solving:
1% Inspiration, 99% Collaboration

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

General Chair: Reid Bailey
Sponsorship Chair: Don Brown
Program Chair: Alfredo Garcia
Publications Chair: Garrick Louis and Kenneth Crowther
Local Accommodations Chair: Ginger Davis
Finance Chair: Ellen Bass
Administrative Support: Jennifer Mauller
Track Chairs:
Scott Crino, U.S. Military Academy
George Donohue, George Mason University
Brian Kleiner, Virginia Tech
Maya Trotz, University of South Florida

PREVIOUS SPONSORSHIP
QinetiQ, Lockheed Martin, ADT, Northrop Grumman, National Institute of Aerospace, Accenture, Ferber Group

All abstracts and papers are submitted electronically through the PaperCept conference Manuscript Management System.

For more information contact:
SIEDS'08 Symposium Committee
Department of Systems and Information Engineering
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400747
151 Engineer's Way
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Phone: (434) 924-5393
Fax: (434) 982-2972
sieds08@virginia.edu

Sample past Proceedings papers on-line

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