International Symposium on Computational and
December 16 - 18, 2004, Shanghai, China
The International Symposium on Computational and Information
Sciences (CIS'04) aims at bringing researchers in the
area of computational and information sciences to exchange new
ideas and to explore new ground. The goal of the conference is
to push the application of modern computing technologies to
science, engineering, and information technologies.
The conference will consist of invited keynote presentations and
contributed presentations of latest developments in
computational and information sciences.
The conference topics include, but are not limited to, the
Computational Science and Engineering
- High performance computing and algorithms;
- Parallel and distributed computing and algorithms;
- Problem solving environments;
- Numerical simulation and numerical algorithms;
- Computational mathematics;
- Computational physics;
- Computational chemistry;
- Computational biology;
- Computational anatomy;
- Computational finance and economics;
- Large scale scientific and engineering computing;
- Applied numerical analysis;
- Biological modeling and simulations;
- Web and grid based computation and simulations;
- Education and training of next generation
Computational Information Sciences
- Data mining and algorithms;
- Information retrieval;
- Medical informatics;
- Bioinformatics, genomics, and biometrics;
- Computational graphics;
- Image processing;
- E-commerce and web mining;
- Text, video, multimedia mining;
- Intelligent analysis and evaluations;
- Security and privacy of information;
- Scientific visualization;
- High performance information processing and algorithms;
- Parallel, distributed, and scalable algorithms in
computational information sciences;
CIS 2004 After Words
CIS 2004 was held succesfully at Yinhe (Galaxy) Hotel, Shanghai, China,
from December 16 to 18, 2004.
The following are some information and post-conference activities.
Yuxi Fu, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Ji-Huan He, Donghua University, China
Jun Zhang, University of Kentucky, USA
Worldwide Scientific Committee
There is a worldwide
to provide advice
and guidance to CIS'04.
Local Organizing Committee
Guang Meng, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China (Co-Chair)
Juan Zhang, Donghua University, China (Secretary General)
Yu-Qin Wang, Donghua University, China (Secretary)
Hong-Mei Liu, Donghua University, China (Secretary)
CIS'04 will be jointly sponsored by
Donghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and
the Laboratory for High Performance Scientific Computing
and Computer Simulation at the University of Kentucky.
It will be held at Yinhe Hotel (temporarily), Shanghai, China,
from December 16 to 18, 2004. The conference location may change.
How to Contribute (Modified on May 31, 2004)
Please e-mail your research paper of no more than 6 pages in
a pdf file to Professor Jun Zhang at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send the paper as an
attachment with an e-mail cover letter in ASCII format.
People within the mainland China may choose to send their
papers to Professor Ji-Huan He at email@example.com.
Please note that we only send a paper for peer review with the
understanding that, if the paper is accepted, at least one
of the authors will register and present the paper at the
CIS'04 conference. This procedure is to reduce the burden of
reviewers and the cost of publication of the proceedings. Please
help us in reducing the unnecessary reviews.
The deadline for submitting a paper for consideration was
April 30, 2004, now further extended to
June 30, 2004. This will be the firm final deadline.
No further extension will be granted.
The notification for accepting or declining a paper
is sent out by June 30, 2004. The deadline is
pushed back to July 30, 2004, or as soon as we have
received reviews of your paper
The deadline for the submission of camera ready papers
for publishing in
the proceedings is July 30, 2004 (preferred). It may be
extended to August 15, 2004 for papers accepted late.
Nothing will be accepted after August 15, as we will have started
our compiling process
The registration fee must be received by the organizers by
August 15th, 2004, in order for the paper to be included in
the conference proceedings. If you just transfer money around
August 15th, please inform us the situation.
Students who wish their papers to be considered for the
CIS Best Student Paper Awards should indicate
that the main author(s) of the paper is(are) graduate
students (see below for details).
The paper should be in English and contain unpublished
contributions to computational and information sciences.
By July 16th, 2004, we have received more than 400 submitted
papers. It is expected that about 150 papers will be accepted
for publications and presentations.
By July 30, 2004, all authors submitted papers should have been
informed of our preliminary decision on acceptance or rejection.
Approximately 200 (or less than 50%) of the submitted papers
are preliminarily accepted. We expect to accept approximately
150 (or approximately 35%) of the papers for final publication
Information Concerning Final Version and
Please read the
for new information concerning final version preparation and
registration fees. This is posted on July 19, 2004.
Here is the
status of accepted final version
Invitation Letter for Visa Application
For people who need an official invitation letter from the Co-Chair
in China for the purpose of applying for a Chinese entry visa, please
contact Dr. Ji-Huan He at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide him with
your name, full address, fax number, paper number, and paper title.
Presentation of an accepted paper can be either in an oral format
or in a poster format. The authors will notify the conference
Chairs the preferred formats of their presentations. It is expected
that all accepted and published papers will be presented in one of
the formats, to allow interactions between the authors and the
Authors who prefer to present their papers in a poster
session should notify Dr. Jun Zhang, before the
submission of the final version, if not earlier.
All accepted papers are expected to be published in the conference
proceedings, in the Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS) series. This has been decided. The
proceedings will be available to the attendees during
After the conference, selected papers will be considered
for publication as a special issue in
and other journals. Those papers will go through the standard
rigorous refereeing procedure established by the individual
International Journal of Nonlinear Dynamics;
(Guest editor: Ji-Huan He).
IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, see
for the special issue on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology;
(Guest editor: Huiru Zheng, et al.).
Communications in Information and Systems; see
for the special issue on Computational Informatics in Data Mining and
(Guest editor: Rui-song Ye, et al.).
Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms;
(Guest editor: George Gravvanis).
Final Version of Accepted Papers
For preparing final version of your paper using Springer-Verlag's
LNCS macros, please go to their
Author Instructions page. Click
Information for LNCS Authors.
You need download the appropriate
package and a pdf file for
CopyRight Transfer Form.
The preferred typeset format is LATEX2e, although other formats
are also acceptable. You MUST download and use the LNCS style
file and their template file to prepare your final version.
Just making your layout "look like" theirs is NOT acceptable.
Please check the spelling before you make you final
compilation to generate the PDF file.
Please keep the length of your paper within the 6 page
limit, as publishing additional pages is very expensive.
For authors who really want to have more pages, $100
additional publication fees will be charged for
each additional 2 pages.
The maximum allowed pages for any paper is 10, with $200
additional publication fees.
The regular registration fees are $350, and $210 for full-time
students. We encourage everyone to pay the registration fees, as
the student registration fees are not enough for us to break even.
It is imperative that all authors of proceedings papers prepay
the registration fees by August 15th, 2004, in order for their
papers to be included in the conference proceedings.
Venue and Accommodations
The conference will be held at Yinhe Hotel, a 4-star hotel in
one of the most viable district of Shanghai. Yinhe Hotel is also
Please print a hard copy of this
information paper to
bring it with you.
There are basically three types of accommodations available to fit
Rooms at Yinhe Hotel: Rooms at Yinhe Hotel is RMB600 per night
for a standard room with two beds (the double-bed room), which is about
USD$75. (USD$1.0 = RMB8.0). One room can accommodate two persons.
This hotel opens for all attendees. Breakfast is free, lunch and diner
are about USD$10.0 (or RMB80.0) each. For a complete description about
the hotel, please check it web page at
Rooms at Xitianyou Hotel: If you think Yinhe Hotel is too expensive,
then Xitianyou Hotel may be your choice. A standard
room with 2 or 3 beds at this hotel
costs about RMB260 per night. This is a 3-star hotel associated to Donghua
University. This hotel is about 10 minute walk from Yinhe Hotel and is
open to all attendees.
Dormitory Rooms: For certain students with very low budget, we may
arrange dormitory rooms at Donghua University. A dormitory room with 2 or
3 beds costs RMB220 per night. The
dormitory rooms are available to Chinese students only, per local regulations.
The dormitory is about 15 minute walk from Yinhe hotel.
If you need to reserve a room at any of these hotels, please contact the
Co-Chair, Dr. Ji-Huan He, at email@example.com,
or phone number: 86+21+62379917.
Program Schedule (updated November 28, 2004)
Here is the final
The following arrangements are planned:
So there are full sessions scheduled from 8:30AM of
December 16 to 4:00PM of December 18.
- Light Snack Reception: December 15, 6:00PM.
- CIS'04 Opening Addresses: December 16, 8:30AM.
- CIS'04 Business Meeting, December 17, 8:00PM-10:00PM.
- CIS'04 Banquet: December 17, 7:00PM.
- CIS'04 Adjournment: December 18, 4:00PM.
- CIS'04 Special Session on paper publication : December 18, 6:00PM.
The following speakers will give keynote lectures:
- December 16, 2004, Dr. Horst D. Simon,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
- December 17, 2004, Dr. Stephen M. Pizer,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- December 18, 2004, Dr. Haesun Park, University of Minnesota, USA
Travel and Transportation
For people arriving from overseas, the airport that you will arrive
at is PuDong Airport (PVG). There is a bus line runs directly
from PuDong Airport to Yinhe Hotel. The cost is about RMB25 (USD$3).
There will be conference representatives (students) meet you at the airport
and direct you to the bus, if you inform Dr. Ji-Huan He of your arrival
time and your flight information. You can also take a taxi, which will cost
about RMB120 (USD$15).
For people traveling from inside China, the airport of arrival is
HongQiao Airport, which is closer to the conference hotels. The train
station is also not very far away.
Best Student Papers
Excellent papers whose main authors are graduate students
will be judged and selected by the Student Paper Award
Subcommittee of the Scientific Committee for their
scientific merits. Up to three best student papers may be
selected for the CIS Student Paper Awards.
The student author should ask his/her advisor to send
an e-mail to Dr. Jun Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating
that the student author is a full-time student and
is the major contributor of the paper. The advisor should
also comment on the merits of the paper.
The winners of the CIS Student Paper Awards will be
presented with award certificates and a certain amount of
cash at the conference. They will receive free conference
registration. (The winners must attend the conference and
present the papers in person.)
We are looking for official sponsors for the CIS'04 conference.
If your institution or company is interested in sponsoring this
conference, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Jun
Zhang at email@example.com.
All official sponsors will be acknowledged during the conference,
at the conference site, and in the proceedings. The sponsors'
official logos will appear on the conference web site, and in
the conference proceedings.
The City of Shanghai
Shanghai is one of the largest, if not the largest, cities in
the world. It is one of the most rapidly developing and most
dynamic cities in China. Here gives a few bird-eye looks at
Shanghai TV Tower;
Shanghai Outbeach. (Contributed by my student
Ms. ShuTing Xu).
If you are more interested in natural beauty, like
Professor Zhang does, there are a few middle sized cities
around the Shanghai area. They are some of the most beautiful
cities in China. They are Shuzhou, Hanzhou, Wuxi, Yangzhou,
etc. In less than 2 hours by car or train, you can get
there in no time.
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