20.410 events: cfp: Human Being in Contemporary Philosophy; IEEE on Software Patterns

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 07:24:24 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 410.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Computational Philosophy Laboratory - University (117)
                 of Pavia <cp-lab_at_unipv.it>
         Subject: Call for Papers - International Conference HBCP-07

   [2] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (95)
         Subject: IEEE International Workshop on Software Patterns

         Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 07:12:43 +0000
         From: Computational Philosophy Laboratory - University of
Pavia <cp-lab_at_unipv.it>
         Subject: Call for Papers - International Conference HBCP-07

Deadline Febraury 16, 2007

                     4th international conference
           Volgograd State University, Volgograd, Russia
                         May 28 - 31, 2007
                      in collaboration with
           Stefan Cel Mare University of Suceava (Romania)
           International Simeon Frank Philosophical Society
                   Russian Philosophical SOciety


- Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology
- Human Being in Social and Political Philosophy
- Philosophical and Social/Cultural Anthropologies
- Man in the Circle of Existentialism
- Philosophical Anthropology, Psychology, Psychoanalysis
- Humankind, Information Society, and High Technologies
- Values of Modern Individuals
- Globalization and Human Prospects
- Philosophy of Man and Philosophy of Language
- Humans in Communicative Environments
- Phenomenology of Human Being
- Philosophical Anthropology and Gender
- Heuristic Potential of Philosophical and Religious Antropologies
- New Approaches and Ideas in the Humanity Research
- Problems of Evolutional Anthropology
- The Possibility of anIntegral Philosophy of Human Being


Oleg Inshakov (chairperson), Nikolay Omelchenko
(co-chairperson), Viorel Guliciuc (co-
chairperson, Suceava, Romania), Emilia Guliciuc
(co-chairperson, Suceava, Romania),
Alexander Chumakov (co-chairperson,
Moscow). Vyacheslav Gulyaikhin (secretary), Vassily
Friauf (Saratov), Alexander Pigalev, Alexander Strizoe.


Jean Salem (co-chairperson, University of
Sorbonne, Paris, France), Vladimir Mironov (co-
chairperson, Moscow State University by the name
of M.V. Lomonosov), Yury Solonin (co-
chairperson, Saint Petersburg State University),
Diab Al-Badayneh (Al-Tafielah, Jordan),
Sabina Finaru (Suceava, Romania), Lorenzo Magnani
(Pavia, Italy), Kolawole Ogundowole
(Lagos, Nigeria), Kuruvilla Pandikattu (Pune,
India), Jozef Siv=E1k (Bratislava, Slovakia),
Robert Timko (Mansfield, USA), Joao Vila-Cha (Braga, Portugal).


Nikolay Omelchenko (chairperson), Oscar Brenifier
(Paris, France), Alexander Chumakov
(Moscow), Vladimir Dobrenkov (Moscow), Vassily
Friauf (Saratov), Viorel Guliciuc
(Suceava, Romania), Emilia Guliciuc (Suceava,
Romania), Boris Markov (Saint Petersburg),
Alexander Pigalev.


"Mythology and the Human Images",
devoted to the 100-anniversary of the Romanian scholar Mircea Eliade

        The main topics for discussions:
- Mythology and Anthropology
- Experiences in the Mystic Light of M. Eliade (1907-1986)
- The Phenomenon of Human Mind and Cosmos
- Humans and Their Beliefs
- Philosophical Anthropology and Yoga
- Problems of the Changed States of Concsiousness

"Metaphysics and Anthropology of Simeon Frank"
devoted to the 130-anniversary of the Russian thinker

        The main topics for discussions:
- The Subject of Knowledge and the Unknowable of S.L. Frank (1877-1950)
- Reality and Human Being
- The Human Soul
- The Spiritual Foundations of Society
- Metaphysics and Ethics
- The Predestination of Man and Meaning of Life

Languages of the conference: Russian, English.


The organizing committee invites papers up to 5
pages. Texts should be typewritten in
Times New Roman, 1,5-spaced. References are
supposed to be listed at the end of the
paper. The papers should be submitted both in hard and electronic versions.
       The registration fee ($75) will enable to
cover publishing expenses of the conference
proceedings, rent of the conference rooms,
translation services. The registration fees are
payable upon arrival.

Deadline for the texts and registration forms is Febraury 16, 2007.

All the documents are to be sent to: Vyacheslav
Gulyaikhin, School of Philosophy and
Social Technologies, Volgograd State University,
100 Universitetsky Prospect, Volgograd,
400062, Russia.

Tel.: +7 (8442) 40-5523
Fax: +7 (8442) 46-0279
E-mail: gulyaich_at_yandex.ru

       Registration form

The paper title_______________________________________________________________


Surname, first name___________________________________________________________


Academic degree_____________________________________________________________









Telephone (___________)______________________________________________________

Fax (___________)___________________________________________________________


         Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 07:17:40 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: IEEE International Workshop on Software Patterns

*The First IEEE International Workshop on
**Software Patterns: Addressing Challenges
**SPAC 2007
**Call for Papers*

*Beijing, China, July 24-27, 2007
(in conjunction with COMPSAC 2007)*

* *
http://conferences.computer.org/compsac/2007/ (COMPSAC 2007 Link)
http://conferences.computer.org/compsac/2007/workshops/SPAC (Workshop
<http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/%7Efayad/workshops/COMPSAC07> (Workshop Link-2)
http://www.vrlsoft.com/workshops/SPAC07 (WorkshopLink-3)*



   As software increases in size and becomes more complex and costly, the
need for techniques to ease software development is likewise increasing.
Over the last decade, pattern community has evolved and received more
interest in both academia and industry. Developing software using patterns
holds the promise to reduce the cost and condensing the time of developing
software systems, while simultaneously maintaining the quality of these

However, the potential of using patterns in developing systems is not
fully realized and we need to address many challenges. For example,
developing pattern repositories and catalogs, from which patterns can be
retrieved and reused, still forms a challenge to software engineering,
knowledge engineering and information systems communities. In addition, the
need for (semi-) automated approaches for patterns mining and integration
poses several open research questions to the software engineering community.
Many think these challenges and others preclude the realization of the
benefit of patterns as a reuse approach. This workshop aims at bringing
together researchers and practitioners who are interested in resolving
research challenges or who have practical experience with the different
issues of patterns reuse and integration to discuss and advance the
state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-practice in patterns reuse.

Patterns have emerged as a promising reuse technique for both improving
the quality and reducing the cost and time of software development. However,
there is an immense belief that patterns have not fulfilled the expectations
software developers wanted. Nevertheless, this belief does not rebuff the
fact that patterns, as a concept, have the potential to play a key role in
developing systems in the near future. This near future will never come
unless there are serious attempts from both developers and researchers to
investigate and provide creative solutions to current challenges that hinder
utilizing patterns in practice. Among these challenges, this workshop
focuses on investigating how to develop systems using patterns. We are sure
that this topic will attract many developers and researchers in the field to
participate in this workshop.


The workshop will address software patterns challenges and debate several
issues related to the following questions. We want researchers, framework
developers, and application developers to discuss and debate the following
questions related to:

*I. **Pattern Creation and Development*

a. Leaving experience claim on the side, can you show how to create
and develop patterns?
b. What are the bases of creating patterns?
c. Are there guidelines, methodologies, and/or processes for
pattern creations and developments?
d. Would you show an example or two?

*II. **Patterns Selection Process: *

a. How does one select analysis and design patterns to build any
b. What is the basis for selecting these patterns?
c. If someone would like to build a system from patterns, how does
she select patterns?
d. What kind of patterns should one select to build a system from
e. Is there a guideline for the selection process?

*III. **Patterns Composition*

a. How does one integrate the selected patterns to build any
system? or How does one compose any system from patterns?
b. What are the various claims related to patterns composition? Are
they true?
c. Are there guidelines or techniques for patterns composition?
Would you illustrate how to use them?

*IV. **System of Patterns and General Reuse*

a. What do we mean when we say "systems of patterns"?
b. Are the various claims related to building any system from
patterns reasonable?
c. How to develop pattern repositories and catalogs, from which
patterns can be retrieved and reused?
d. Are there automated approaches for patterns mining and
e. What other concepts will help build any system from patterns?

*V. **Impacts*

a. What is the impact of software stability on the above issues?

Check any of the following websites for all columns and accepted position

   http://conferences.computer.org/compsac/2007/workshops/SPAC (Main Link)
<http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/%7Efayad//workshops/COMPSAC07> (Workshop Link 2)
www.vrlsoft.com/workshops/SPAC07 (Workshop Link 3 -- Under Construction)

Dr Willard McCarty | Reader in Humanities Computing | Centre for
Computing in the Humanities | King's College London |
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