ACIT'2008
Date de création: 27 Nov 2012
 
The International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT'2008) is a forum for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research, results, ideas, developments, and applications in all areas of information technology. ACIT’2008 will include presentations to contributed papers and state-of-the-art lectures by invited keynote speakers. Tutorials on current issues and panel sessions on new trends related to information technology and software industry could be organized. This conference is considered the official scientific conference for the Colleges of Computer and Information Society, stemming from the Association of Arab Universities. The permanent General Secretariat of ACIT is hosted by Zarqa Private University, Jordan.

LOCATION
ACIT 2008 will be organized by the research laboratory MIR@CL (Multimedia InfoRmation & Advanced Computing Laboratory, www.miracl.rnu.tn), in collaboration with the Institut Supérieur de l’informatique et du Multimédia, University of Sfax, Tunisia. ACIT 2008 will be held at Hammamet city-Tunisia, 60 Km south east of the northern peninsula of Cap-Bon. Hammamet has among North Africa's finest beach resorts. Once a sleepy fishing village, Hammamet (the name comes from the Arabic al-hammamat, meaning 'the baths') was awakened to its tourist potential back in the 1920s when a flock of wealthy and arty Americans and Europeans decided to make the beautiful bay their destination. Despite its modern architectural and human incursions, Hammamet retains its sense of exotic history, dominated by its 15th-century medina and souk packed with treasures like carpets, brass ornaments, jewellery, pottery, and leather goods. The narrow winding alleys also conceal bright, whitewashed windowless houses behind splendid ornate doors. Hammamet also extends on large fields of orange trees well known by their authentic taste.

TOPICS

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

AI & Expert Systems
Algorithms & Applications
Natural Lang. Processing (Arabic)
Bioinformatics
Computer Architecture
Computer Ethics
Computer Graphics
Computer Networks
Computer Simulation
Database Systems
Decision Support Systems
Digital Telecommunications
E-Commerce
E-Learning
Geographic Information Systems
Human Computer Interaction
Information Security
Information Systems
Web semantics
IT & Society
Machine Learning
Multimedia & Image Processing
Neural Networks
Parallel & Distributed Systems
Pattern Recognition
Pervasive & Adaptative Systems
Reliability & Fault-Tolerance
Remote Sensing
Software Engineering
Virtual Reality Systems
 
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Researchers should submit a full paper describing their work, maximum of 8 single-spaced double column pages that also include illustrations. Papers are to be numbered starting from page one. The first page should include the paper title, a brief abstract, a set of keywords, and text. Be sure not to include the authors' names in your paper. The abstract should be concise and not longer than 250 words. Immediately following the abstract, no more than six keywords are to be supplied for subject indexing. Keywords should not simply be taken from the title of the paper, but should be representative of the content of the whole paper and characteristic of the terminology used within the particular field of study. The introduction of the paper must be clearly written and should explain the nature of the problem, previous work, purpose and the contribution of the paper. The introduction is assigned number “1”, and following sections are assigned numbers as needed. A conclusion section must be included and should indicate clearly the advantages, limitations, possible applications, and future work. The references section is not assigned a number. References should be numbered in alphabetical order by the first author’s last name. Citations in the text should be by number and enclosed in square brackets, e.g. [1]. Electronic submission of papers as Microsoft’s Word document or PDF via ACIT OpenConf is a must. ACIT OpenConf is a conference management system that automates the paper submission and the whole reviewing process. It can be accessed via ACIT web site at www.acit2k.org. Any question regarding submission or the reviewing process should be directed to acit2k@zpu.edu.jo . A final preparation format is available in the conference web site. Before final acceptance, all referees comments must be considered and the paper must be formatted according to ACIT camera-ready instructions that are provided in the conference web site. Accepted papers for authors who complete registration will be published in the conference proceedings. ACIT 2008 will award the best paper written by a young researcher. The authors of best papers will be invited to submit an extended version for publication in an appropriate journal.


EVALUATION PROCESS
The evaluation of submitted papers is based on the importance and usefulness of the research topic. Technical merits, novelty of the approach, soundness of results, and clarity of presentation are also considered as factors of the evaluation process. Each article will be fully refereed by a minimum of two specialized referees.

ORGANIZATION
General Chair
Jamel Feki, Mir@cl, FSEG-Sfax, Tunisia
 
Organizing Committee Members

Mouez Ali, Mir@cl, FS-Gafsa
Chafik Aloulou, Mir@cl, FSEG-Sfax
Bilel, Gargouri, Mir@cl, FSEG-Sfax
Yasser Hachaichi, Mir@cl, FSEG-Sfax
Wassim Jaziri, Mir@cl, ISIM-Sfax
Mohamed Hammami, Mir@cl, FS-Sfax

Program Committee Chairs
Abdelmajid Ben Hamadou, Mir@cl, ISIM-Sfax, Tunsia
Hanene Ben-Abdallah, Mir@cl, FSEG-Sfax, Tunisia

STEERING COMMITTEE
 
Adnan Shaout, The Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Ahmad Dalal'ah, Jordan Univ. of Sci. & Tech., Jordan
Ahmad Saker,Teshreen University, Syria
Ayman Al-Nsour, Al-Isra Private University, Jordan
Badie Sartawi, Al-Quds University, Palestine
Emad Abuelrub, Zarqa Private University, Jordan
Gasm ElSeed Ibrahim, Int. Univ. of Africa, Sudan
Hamed Al-Fawareh, Zarqa Private University, Jordan
Mohammed Ababneh, Al-Balqa' Applied Univ., Jordan
Mohammad AlHaj Hassan, JUHS, Jordan
Mohammad El-Sherbiny, Assiut University, Egypt
Mohamed-Khireddine Kholladi, UMC, Algeria
Mohammed Odeh, Univ. of the West of England, UK
Osama Badawy, AAST, Egypt
Salah Al-Rawi, Al-Anbar University, Iraq
Samir Bataineh, Jordan Univ. of Sci. & Tech., Jordan
Suleiman Mustafa, Yarmouk University, Jordan
Thiab Taha, University of Georgia, USA
Yaser Hanafy, AAST, Egypt
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
Available on ACIT website.

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission of papers: July 15, 2008
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2008
Camera-ready submission & registration: October 1, 2008
Conference period: December 16-18, 2008
 
PROPOSALS FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS
Submission of proposals: April 30, 2008
Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2008

CORRESPONDENCE
Direct all correspondence to: Dr. Jamel Feki, FSEG-Sfax
Postal address: P. O. Box 1088, 3018 Sfax, Tunisia
Telephone (Mob): (00 216) 22 708 783
Fax: (00 216) 74 279 139
E-mail: jamel.feki@fsegs.rnu.tn / jamel.feki@tunet.tn
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Visit ACIT official website at www.acit2k.org
or contact ACIT'2008 Secretariat: Yasser Hachaichi
P. O. Box 1088 –Sfax 3018
Faculté des Sciences Economiques & Gestion , Sfax, Tunisia
 
Telephone (Mob): (00 216) 97-214 875
Fax: (00 216) 74 279 139
E-mail: yasserhfr@yahoo.fr