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The increasing volumes and dimensions of information have dramatic impact on effective decision-making. To remedy this situation, Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) seeks to maximize the reuse of information by creating simple, rich, and reusable knowledge representations and consequently explores strategies for integrating this knowledge into legacy systems. IRI plays a pivotal role in the capture, representation, maintenance, integration, validation, and extrapolation of information; and applies both information and knowledge for enhancing decision-making in various application domains. This conference explores three major tracks: information reuse, information integration, and reusable systems. Information reuse considers optimizing representation methodologies; information integration studies strategies for creatively applying models in novel domains; and reusable systems focus on ontological opportunities for deploying models and corresponding processes.

The IEEE IRI conference serves as a forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to present, discuss, and exchange ideas that address real-world problems with real-world solutions. The conference feature contributed and invited papers. Theoretical and applied papers are both included. The conference program will include special sessions, open forum workshops, and keynote speeches. A forum will be conducted with the intent of bridging IRI and Systems of Systems and why the future of intelligent computing - including computing applications - will lie at the juxtaposition of these two topical areas.

IEEE IRI 2009 organizers solicit proposals for special tracks to be organized by active researchers and experts in Information Reuse and Integration. An ideal special track should target to bring together researchers and practitioners in special focused topics in Information Reuse and Integration. Papers submitted to special tracks will be peer-reviewed by following the same criteria used for the papers submitted to the main conference, and will be published in the same conference proceedings. An ideal special track will include at least 4 accepted papers to be presented in one session at the conference. Special track proposals should include the track title, a brief description of the scope and relevance to information Reuse and Integration, and brief biographies of the special track organizers. As experts in the field, organizers are also encouraged to submit a list of potential authors who might submit papers to the special track.

Interested experts are invited to submit their proposals to the special tracks chairs:


Du Zhang

California State University , USA

Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar

Florida Atlantic University , USA


Eric Grégoire

Université d'Artois, France

Important Dates:

January  20, 2009

Special track proposal

February 18, 2009

Paper submission deadline

May   1, 2009

Notification of acceptance

May 20, 2009

Camera-ready paper due

May 20, 2009

Presenting author  registration due

July 30, 2009

Advance (discount) registration for general public and other co-author

July30, 2009

Hotel reservation (special discount rate) closing date

August 10-12, 2009

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