|The IEEE Systems and Information
Engineering Design Symposium (SIEDS'08) is a student-focused
international forum for applied research, development, and design in Systems
Engineering. The Symposium is the leading showcase for undergraduate
and Master's graduate design projects, such as those from capstone design
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
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papers that are not presented will not be published.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.
- 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.
The Symposium will be held on the grounds of the historic University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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
|• IEEE Member (non-student)
|• All Others
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:
- the systems analysis or design problem being solved (WHAT)
- background/relevant literature/state of the art (WHY/MOTIVATION),
- the methodological approach developed or adopted (HOW), and
- 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
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
Scott Crino, U.S. Military Academy
George Donohue, George Mason University
Brian Kleiner, Virginia Tech
Maya Trotz, University of South Florida
QinetiQ, Lockheed Martin, ADT, Northrop Grumman, National Institute
of Aerospace, Accenture, Ferber Group
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
Sample past Proceedings papers on-line
SIEDS 07 Best papers