Dear Dr. John Van Workum : On behalf of the SCI 2004 Organizing Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the Eight World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, which will be held in Orlando, Florida, USA, from July 18-21, 2004. Therefore, I am sending you the respective Call for Papers. The best 10% of the papers will be published in SCI Journal (http://www.iiisci.org/Journal/SCI/Home.asp), the hard copy version of which will be ready in about one month, and it will be sent to the largest university libraries. We are making emphasis on the area of Computing Techniques , mainly Pattern Recognition which is related to your specific area. I would also like you to consider the possibility of organizing an invited session related to a topic of your research interest. Organizers of the best invited sessions will be co-editors of the proceedings volume where their sessions' papers were included and of the CD electronic proceedings. They will also be candidate for invited editors, or co-editors of a possible SCI journal issue related to their invited session papers. You can find information about the suggested steps to organize an invited session in the Call for Papers and in the conference web page http://www.iiisci.org/sci2004/. If by any reasons you are not able to access the page mentioned above, please, try the following page: http://www.iiis.org/sci2004/. If you are interested in organizing an invited session, please, fill the respective form provided in the conference web page, and we will send you a password, so you can include and modify papers in your invited session. Could you, please, deliver the Call for Papers I am sending you? If you need a detailed Call for Papers, don't hesitate in asking us for it. If the deadlines are tight and you need more time, let me know about a suitable time and I will inform you if it is feasible for us. Best regards, Professor Nagib Callaos General Chair SCI 2004 CALL FOR PAPERS The 8th World Multi-Conference on SYSTEMICS , CYBERNETICS And INFORMATICS SCI 2004 http://www.iiisci.org/sci2004, http://www.iiis.org/sci2004/ July 18 - 21, 2004, Orlando, Florida(USA) The Rosen Plaza Hotel, http://www.rosenplaza.com/frames1.html Program Committee Chair: William Lesso General Chair: Nagib Callaos Organizing Committee Chair: Belkis Sanchez PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Integrated by (320) prestigious scholars/researchers from 54 countries: MAJOR THEMES * Information Systems, Technologies and Applications * Communication and Network Systems, Technologies and Applications * Control Systems, Technologies and Applications * Computer Science and Engineering * Optical Systems, Technologies and Applications * Image, Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing * Applications of Informatics and Cybernetics in Science and Engineering * Systemics PARTICIPANTS Participation of both, researchers and practitioners is strongly encouraged. Papers may be submitted on: research in science and engineering, case studies drawn on professional practice and consulting, and position papers based on large and rich experience gained through executive/managerial practices and decision-making. For this reason, the Program Committee is conformed according to the criteria given above. EXTENDED ABSTRACTS AND PAPER DRAFTS SUBMISSION FORM Extended abstracts or paper drafts should be sent taking into account the following Format: 1. Major theme of the paper should be related to at least one of the major themes given above. 2. Paper title. 3. Extended abstract of 500 to 1500 words and/or paper drafts of 2000 to 5000 words, in English. 4. Author(s) and/or co-author(s) with names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses. Extended abstracts or paper drafts should be sent via the conference web site (http://www.iiisci.org/sci2004/), filling the respective form and uploading the respective paper or extended abstract. If the conference web site is not accessible for you, you can also make your submission by e-mail, attaching it to the following e-mail addresses: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com DEADLINES =B7 December 10th, 2003: Submission of extended abstracts (500-1500 words) or paper drafts (2000-5000 words). =B7 December 10th, 2003: Invited Sessions proposals. Acceptation of invite= d session proposals will be done in about one week of its registration via the respective conference web form, and final approval will be done after the registration of at least five papers in the respective session. =B7 January 30th, 2004: Acceptance notifications. =B7 March 31st, 2004: Submission of camera-ready papers: hard copies and electronic versions. PAPERS REVIEWING AND PUBLICATION Submitted papers will be sent to reviewers. Accepted papers, which should not exceed six single-spaced typed pages, will be published by means of paper and electronic proceedings. SCI Journal will publish, at least, the best 10% of the papers presented at the conference. INVITED SESSIONS Based on past conferences experience, we suggest the following steps in order to organize an invited session: 1) Identify a special topic in the scope of SCI 2004, and the invited session title. 2) Fill the invited session organization form, provided in the conference web page http://www.iiisci.org/sci2004/, and fill the respective form. If by any reasons you are not able to access the page mentioned above, please, try the following page: http://www.iiis.org/sci2004/. If you don't have access to the web, contact us via e-mail. Invited sessions and symposia organizers with the best performance will be co-editors of the proceedings volume where their session or symposia paper were included. Best Invited sessions and symposia organizers are candidates for invited editors or co-editors of the SCI Journal special issue related to their field of research interest.