[Air-l] FW: Inviting you to participate in PISTA 2004

Homero Gil de Zuniga hgildezuniga at wisc.edu
Mon Nov 17 12:56:06 PST 2003

Sorry for crossposting... Some of you might be interested.

Dear Dr. Homero Zuniga:

The Organizing Committee of the 2nd International Conference on Politics
and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications (PISTA '04), is
pleased to invite you to participate in this international event that
be held in July 21-25, 2004, in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are transforming our
societies, therefore papers about research results, solutions and
of the applications of ICT in Politics and Society are highly

You are also invited to organize a panel or an invited session. Panel
sessions with panelists coming from both: ICT researcher/practitioners
political consultants or politicians are highly encouraged.

You can find more information about Pista '04, in our web site:

The best 10% of the papers will be published in the Journal of
Cybernetics and Informatics
the hard copy version of which will be ready in about one month, and it
will be sent to the largest university libraries.

Could you please deliver the Call for Papers I am including herein, to

If you consider that the deadlines are tight and you need more time,
please, let me know about a suitable timing for you and I will inform
if it is feasible for us.

This deadline is exclusively for the people who are being invited
these letters hence, this deadline won't be published in our web site.

Best Regards,

Professor Jose Vicente Carrasquero
General Chair Pista 2004

Call for Papers

2nd International Conference on Politics and Information Systems:
Technologies and Applications (PISTA ´04)
July 21 - 25, 2004 - Orlando, Florida, USA


PISTA '04 Organizing Committee invites authors to submit their original
unpublished works, innovations, ideas based on analogical thinking,
problems that require solutions, position papers, case studies, etc., in
the fields of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
ICT researchers are invited to present their research results.
Practitioners and consultants are invited to present case study papers
innovative solutions. Corporations are invited to present political
information systems and software based solutions. Public servers are
invited to present case studies, information systems developed for
purpose, and innovative ideas and designs. Political and social
are invited to present research or position papers on the impact and the
future possibilities of ICT in Societal systems and political processes.
Politician and political consultants are invited to present problems
might be solved by means of ICT, or solutions that might be improved by
different approaches and  design in ICT.

All are invited to organize panel or invited sessions. Panel sessions
panelists coming from both: ICT researcher/practitioners and political
consultants or politicians are highly encouraged.

Submitted papers must describe work not previously published. They must
be submitted concurrently to another conference with refereed

You can find complete information about the conference in our web page

PISTA '04 Organization
General Chair: Prof. Jose Vicente Carrasquero
Organizing Committee Chair: Prof. Angel Oropeza

Organized by the IIIS: The International Institute of Informatics and

Conference Areas
· Informatics And Society
· Informatics, Voting and Political Parties
· Informatics And Government
· Ethical and Legal Issues related to Informatics

Abstracts and Paper Drafts Submission Form 

Papers might be submitted via web page
http://www.confinf.org/pista04/website/submission.asp, as extended
abstracts (500-1500 words) or as full papers drafts (2000-5000 words).

Reviews will be done for both kinds of submissions.

Invited Sessions proposals can be done filling the form given in the web
page http://www.confinf.org/pista04/invitedsession/organizer.asp

More information about Invited Sessions Organization could be found at
web http://www.confinf.org/pista04/website/ISOrganization.asp

Important Dates
December  22nd, 2003: Submission of extended abstracts (500-1500) words
paper Drafts (2000-5000) words.

December  22nd, 2003: Invited session proposals.

February  13th, 2004: Notifications of Acceptance.

April  13th, 2004: Submission of final versions: hard copies and

Some invited sessions might have a different timetable according to its
organizer and chair

Papers Reviewing And Publication
Submitted papers will be reviewed. Accepted papers, which should not
six single-spaced typed pages, will be published by means of paper and
electronic proceedings. Authors of accepted papers must sign a copyright
release form. 

The Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics will publish, at
least, the best 10% of the papers presented at the conference.

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