International Symposium on Computational and Information Sciences

International Symposium on Computational and Information Sciences

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 following:

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.

General Co-Chairs

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 scientific committee 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)

Conference Site

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 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

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.

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 and presentation.

Information Concerning Final Version and Registration Fees

Please read the registration page 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 papers.

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 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 audience.

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 the conference.

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 journals.

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 called Galaxy Hotel. Please print a hard copy of this information paper to bring it with you.

There are basically three types of accommodations available to fit attendee's budget.

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 Galaxy Hotel.

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, or phone number: 86+21+62379917.

Program Schedule (updated November 28, 2004)

Here is the final PROGRAM schedule.

The following arrangements are planned:

So there are full sessions scheduled from 8:30AM of December 16 to 4:00PM of December 18.

The following speakers will give keynote lectures:

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 ( 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.)

Official Sponsorships

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

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.

Shanghai TV Tower; Shanghai Night; 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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