CFP: Academic Globalization (4/24/08; 6/29-7/2/08)

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Call for Papers/Abstracts and Invited Sessions Proposals for the 2nd Symposium on Academic Globalization: AG 2008 (

Papers/Abstracts submissions and invited sessions or panels proposals:  April 24th, 2008.
Acceptance notification: A maximum of 10 days after submission's date.
Camera-ready for the pre-conference proceedings: May 22nd, 2008
Camera-ready for the Post-Conference volume of the Proceedings: July 2nd.

Submitted papers will be reviewed by a double-blind (at least three reviewers), non-blind, and participative peer review. These three kinds of review will support the selection process of those that will be accepted for their presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their publication in JSCI Journal.

Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers/abstracts, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Non-registered authors may not have access to the reviews of their respective submissions.

Authors of the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.

Each session to be included in the conference program will have corresponding electronic pre-conference and post-conference sessions for 15 days each. In the electronic pre-conference sessions authors will have access to the papers to be presented at their session and to an associated electronic forum, so they can be better prepared for their conference face-to-face session. Similarly, electronic post-conference sessions will complement and support a follow-up of the respective conference sessions, via an electronic forum and the possibility of evaluating papers presented at the associated session. These evaluations will also support the selection process for the papers to be published in JSCI journal.

The registration fee of effective invited session organizers will be waived and they will receive at the registration desk, for free, 1) a package of 4 DVDs and one CD containing the 6-hour tutorial "Fundamentals and History of Cybernetics: Development of the Theory of Complex Adaptive Systems" and 2) a second 4-DVDs/1-CD package 6-hours tutorial titled "Cybernetic Management". The market price of each of these packages is US $ 295.

For submissions of Invited Sessions Proposals, please go to the menu's option "Invited Sessions > Invited Session Organizers" of the conference web site, where you can fill the respective form.

Effective Invited sessions organizers will be co-editors of printed version of the proceedings volume where their session or symposia paper were included, and the CD version of the proceedings.

Best regards,
AG 2008 Secretariat

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