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International Workshop on
Knowledge and Service Technology for Life, Environment, and Sustainability (KASTLES)
December 12-13, 2011
Irvine, California, USA


The KASTLES workshop program is posted on

We are all aware of the fact that environment protection and climate change has become one of the most pressing global issues today. In order to achieve the goal of sustainable development, China has invested nearly 1 trillion RMB (143 Billion U.S. dollar) over the past 10 years on the environment related issues. Like all other complicated problems, environment and climate change problem needs effective knowledge and service engineering approaches and tools to enable researchers better understanding the issue, and to provide systematic, intelligent, effective services and decision supports for the governments, enterprises and individual citizens to better manage their daily operation, behavior and working processes. On the other hand, low carbon emission and environment friendliness themselves have also become one of the most commonly mentioned non-functional requirements for all application domains. Domain experts working on climate change/sustainable development related areas are now affiliated with different disciplines, such as Environment Science and Engineering, Architecture, Law and Regulations, Material Sciences, Nuclear Energy Research, Civil Engineering, etc. This clearly reflects the cross-disciplinary nature of environment protection as a research area. Thus, expressing and managing inter-domain knowledge to encourage and facilitate the accumulation, communication and exchange of environment knowledge is necessary, so that the knowledge models of different domain experts can be synergized, and the causal relationships and influence can be better understood by general public. These challenges are global in nature, and pervade all aspects of the computing society.

We welcome the active researchers and practitioners interested in any aspect of this challenge.

The list of suggested topics is include but not limited to:

  • requirements analysis for complex global change problems;
  • integrating sustainability into system design;
  • developing control systems to create smart energy grids and improve energy conservation;
  • developing service systems to support urban planning, transport policies, green buildings, etc.;
  • software tools for open collaborative science, especially across scientific disciplines;
  • design patterns for successful emissions reduction strategies;
  • social networking tools to support rapid action and knowledge sharing among communities;
  • educational software for hands-on computational science;
  • knowledge management and decision support tools for designing and implementing climate change policies;
  • tools and techniques to accelerate the development and validation of earth system models by climate scientists;
  • data sharing and data management of large scientific datasets.
  Workshop Honorary Chair:
  • Ruqian Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

  Workshop Co-Chairs:
  • Tharam Dillon, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
  • Kwei-Jay Lin, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
  • Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

  Important Dates
Submission Due September 1, 2011    October 4, 2011
Author Notification October 15, 2011    October 29, 2011
Conference Dates December 12-13, 2011
  Paper Submission

Submission page :https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=kastles2011

Please submit your paper via the following website. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF) is required. All workshop papers will be included into the conference proceedings. Manuscripts will be limited to 8 (IEEE style) pages. Please follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your papers with 8.5" x 11", two-column format.

Templates for IEEE Computer Society Conference Proceedings in MSWord and LaTeX can be found at: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting.

For IEEEtran class in LaTeX, make sure to use the following options:
\documentclass[10pt, conference, compsocconf]{IEEEtran}.

At least one of the authors of an accepted paper has to be registered and present his/her paper in the workshop. All the accepted and registered papers will be grouped into several technical sessions for oral presentation plus a follow-on discussion session.

  Final Version Submission

Please go to http://link.eecs.uci.edu/conferences/soca2011/final_submission.htm and follow the final version submission instructions.

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