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CALL FOR PAPERS (CFP): IEEE CONFERENCE ON OPEN SYSTEMS 2012 (ICOS 2012)

21 – 24 October 2012, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Website: http://cs.ieeemalaysia.org/ICOS2012/

Submission dateline: 15 April 2012

Sponsor: IEEE Malaysia Computer Chapter

The Proceedings of ICOS 2012 will be included in the IEEE Xplore database and will be indexed in SCOPUS

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission Dateline : 15 April 2012

Notification of Acceptance : 15 July 2012

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 15 Aug 2012

Final registration & payment Deadline : 15 Sept. 2012

Final Camera Ready Paper Submission : 01 Oct. 2012

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Happy New Year to all our readers! Hope it has been a good 2011, and please let us know what topics you are interested in for 2012.

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SAN FRANCISCO – The start of this year was marked by a tech industry obsession with where to put growing mountains of information gathered online and by sensors increasingly woven into modern lifestyles.

External drives boasted seemingly unfillable capacities and companies touted services for storing bits and bytes at massive data centers in the Internet “cloud.” Read more HERE

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ROME: Italy’s anti-trust authority said Tuesday it was imposing a 900,000-euro ($1.2-million) fine on US tech giant Apple for misleading consumers on assistance services and guarantees for its products. Read more HERE

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HACKERS affiliated with the Anonymous group said they are getting ready to publish e-mails stolen from private intelligence analysis firm Strategic Forecasting Inc, whose clients include the US military, Wall Street banks and other corporations.

Strategic Forecasting Inc, which is also known as Stratfor, disclosed over the weekend that its website had been hacked and that some information about its corporate subscribers had been made public. Read more HERE

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Shanghai will require microblog users to register under their real names from Monday, state media said, the latest local government in China to implement the rule after a spate of violent protests.

Beijing and the southern province of Guangdong have also ordered users of weibos – microblogs similar to Twitter – to register using their real names, as authorities tighten their grip on the Internet.

The move comes amid a surge in social unrest that has been concentrated in the wealthy manufacturing heartland of Guangdong. Read more HERE

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Measuring the speed of a computer network can get complicated, but ultimately what matters to most people is how well the network responds when they are trying to accomplish some task. Just how fast your computer network needs to be depends on the usage model. In general, as more devices and people share a network, the network’s overall speed (measured in terms of bandwidth and latency) must be to support the total load. Read more HERE

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A congressional vote on an anti-piracy bill that Internet heavyweights like Google say would be an online Armageddon has been delayed until 2012.

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which was introduced in the House of Representatives in late October, aims to crack down on copyright infringement. Its targets include “rogue” overseas sites like torrent hub The Pirate Bay, which essentially operate as a free bazaar for illegal downloads of movies, music, TV shows and other digital content. Read more HERE

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Flickr has announced an update for its application on the iPhone platform. The main changes are user interface tweaks along with easier batch uploading of photographs, which should be welcomed heartily. Unfortunately though there is still no iPad version of the app on the horizon.

There is no doubting the popularity of Flickr. With thousands of users along with high on-site traffic, Flickr still is a highly relevant service. However, with Instagram and other sites offering a high level of social media integration, which is essential in today’s times, Flickr may lose the ground it holds in the future. Read more HERE

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CALL FOR PAPERS
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Spectrum and Energy Efficient Design of Wireless Communication Networks

http://www.jsac.ucsd.edu/Calls/CFP_SEED_FINAL.pdf

 

//* Important Dates *//
Manuscript submission due: April 1, 2012
First reviews due: September 1, 2012
Second reviews due and acceptance notification: November 1, 2012
Final manuscript due and materials to publisher: January 1, 2013
Publication: Second Quarter 2013

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