2010 International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology (IMCSIT)
The 2010 edition of the International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology (IMCSIT) was held in Wisła, Poland on October 18-20, 2010. The scientific part consisted of 12 conferences / workshops / symposia devoted to: (1) Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, (2) Agent Based Computing: from Modeling to Implementation, (3) Advances in Business ICT, (4) Computer Aspects in Numerical Analysis, (5) Computational Linguistics – Applications, (6) e-Commerce and e-Government, (5) Large Scale Computations on Grids and Scalable Computing in Distributed Systems, (7) Multimedia – Applications and Processing, (8) Intelligent Mobile Technology for Social Change, (9) Real-Time Software, (10) Secure Information System, (11) Ad-hoc Wireless Networks, (12) Computational Optimization.
IMCSIT was organized under the patronage of the Minister of Science and Higher Education Prof. Barbara Kudrycka as well as the President of Polish Academy of Sciences Prof. Michał Kleiber; and in-cooperation with the Poland Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society, the Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Computer Science Polish Academy of Sciences, and the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS). The Ministry of Science and Higher Education and Intel have sponsored the conference.
Keynote presentations were delivered by:
- Prof. Francesca Tony, Imperial College, London, UK: Argumentative Agents,
- Wolfgang Gentsch, Director of the OGF Open Grid Forum, Advisor to the EU project DEISA on Distributed European Initiative for Supercomputing Applications: HPC Systems, Grids and Clouds.
This year's conference Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Applications was devoted to the celebration of the 75th Birthday of Prof. Leonard Bolc, and was organized in cooperation with: the Poland Chapter of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, the World Federation of Computing Software, the EUropean Society for Fuzzy Logic And Technology, the European Neural Network Society, the Polish Neural Networks Society, and the International Fuzzy Systems Association. During the AAIA 2010, the Prof. Zdzisław Pawlak prize for the best paper was awarded for the fourth time. The winners were: in the Best Student Paper category: Katarzyna Agnieszka Olkiewicz, for the paper: Emotion-based Image Retrieval – an Artificial Neural Network Approach (co-author: Urszula Markowska-Kaczmar); in the Best Paper category: Mariusz Paradowski, for the paper: Automatic Visual Class Formation using Image Fragment Matching (co-author: Andrzej Śluzek). These awards were sponsored by the Polish Information Processing Society. Furthermore, special prizes for young scientists, sponsored by the International Fuzzy Systems Association, were awarded. Here, authors of the following papers were recognized:
Bartosz Broda, Wojciech Mazur: Evaluation of Clustering Algorithms for Polish Word Sense Disambiguation;
Alena Lukasova, Marek Vajgl, Martin Žáček: Reasoning in RDFgraphic formal system with quantifiers;
while the main award was presented to:
Mari-Sanna Paukkeri, Alberto Perez Garcia-Plaza,Sini Pessala, Timo Honkela: Learning taxonomic relations from a set of text documents.
Finally, best paper award of the Computational Linguistics – Applications Workshop, was presented to Slava Kisilevich, Christian Rohrdantz, and Daniel Keim: Beautiful picture of an ugly place: Exploring photo collections using opinion and sentiment analysis of user comments.
Separately, Jan Łukasiewicz award was presented to the most innovative Polish IT company. This award was established in 2008 by the Polish Information Processing Society. The 2010 winner was Software Mind SA (Kraków).
English was the exclusive conference language. In 2010, IMCSIT attracted 213 papers (including texts contributed by the invited speakers). Out of submitted contributions, 125 articles were included in Proceedings (acceptance rate of 58%). It should be stressed that each year the acceptance rate for texts published in post-conference Special Issues of international journals is approximately 35%.
Conference materials were published on the CD (ISSN 1896-7094, ISBN 978-83-60810-22-4). After the conference these materials will be included in the IEEE Digital Library (IEEE Catalog Number CFP0964E) – one of three biggest repositories of academic publications in computer science – assuring a worldwide reach. Out of 125 texts accepted for publication, 42 articles came from Poland, while the remaining 83 from abroad (representing more than 30 countries from all continents).
In a similar way as in the past, best papers accepted at IMCSIT (their updated and extended versions) will be published in Special Issues of international journals, such as: Multiagent and Grid Systems Journal, Science of Computer Programming Journal (ISI), Journal of Network and Computer Applications (ISI), The Wiley-Blackwell Journal Expert Systems: The Journal of Knowledge Engineering (ISI), Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics (ISI), Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (ISI), Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE C (ISI), Scalable Computing; Practice and Experience.
Submitted by IMCSIT 2011 Organizing Committee,