Dear colleagues: As a response to the many requests we have received, the Organizing Committee of CITSA 2006 (The 3rd International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications) has decided to extend the deadline for papers and abstracts submission to March 7, 2006. If you have not already done so, please submit your abstract or your paper through the Conference web site http://www.info-cybernetics.org/citsa2006 or rush it attached to an e-mail to: citsa2006 at info-cybernetics.org or citsa2006.sec at info-cybernetics.org. The new deadlines are as follows: 1. March 7th for the abstract and paper submissions, and for the invited session proposals. 2. April 3rd for the acceptance notifications. 3. April 25th for the submission of camera-ready papers. The best 10%-20% of the papers will be published in Volume 4 of JSCI Journal (http://www.iiisci.org/Journal/SCI/Home.asp). 12 issues of volumes 1 and 2 of the Journal have been sent to approximately 200 universities and research libraries, and 6 issues of Volume 3 (2005) will be sent to a larger number of libraries. Promotional, free subscriptions, for 2 years, are being considered for the organizations of the Journal's authors. Submitted papers will go through a two-tier reviewing process: a double-blinded and an open one. Submitted papers or extended abstracts will be sent to at least three reviewers, selected by the Organizing Committee, for their respective double-blinded review. Submitted papers or extended abstracts will also be sent to 1-3 reviewers suggested by the author(s) for their open, non-blinded, review. Both kinds of reviewing will support the acceptance process for the selection of the papers to be presented at the conference, as well as the selection of the best 10%-20% of the papers that will be included in the JSCI journal. All accepted papers for their presentation in the conference will be included in the conference proceedings. The papers selected, after their presentation, as the best ones of their regular or invited session, will also be considered for their inclusion in the Journal. The Journal's reviewers will select the best 30%-40% of these papers, in order to support the acceptance process for their inclusion in the Journal. For those who 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 (if it is pre-approved) so you can include and modify papers in your invited session. Invited session organizers with the best performance will be co-editors of the proceedings volume where their sessions' papers were included, and of the CD electronic proceedings. They will also be candidates for invited editors, or co-editors of a possible JSCI Journal issue related to their invited session papers. Information on the suggested steps to organize an invited session, have been included in the conference website. Submissions from both academia and industry are encouraged. Research papers, case studies, lessons learned, status reports, and discussions of practical problems faced by industry and user domains are all welcome submissions. If you need a detailed Call for Papers and Participation, don't hesitate in asking us for it. You can also get it in the conference's web site. If the deadlines are tight and you need more time, let us know about a suitable time for you and we will inform you if it is feasible for us. Best Regards, CITSA 2006 General Chair If you wish to be removed from this mailing list, please send an email to citsa.remove at info-cybernetics.org with REMOVE MLCITSA in the subject line.