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                                The 3rd International Conference on
            Society and Information Technologies: ICSIT 2012

                                          The collocated with
      The 18th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis: ISAS 2012
    The 10th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies: CCCT
                        March 25th - 28th, 2012– Orlando, Florida, USA

                                 Honorary President: William Lesso
                             Program Committee Chairs: Friedrich Welsch
                             General Chairs: Jorge Baralt and Nagib Callaos
                Organizing Committee Chairs: Angel Oropeza and José Vicente Carrasquero

Conference’s Major Themes                                  Each regular session, included in the conference
                                                           program, will be associated to a corresponding virtual
     Impact of Information and Communication              session where all final versions of the articles to be
      Technologies (ICT) on Societies                      presented will be displayed and authors can comment
                                                           them via electronic forums. Registered authors of
     The Academic Sector and the ICT                      virtual participations will have access to all conference
     The Private Sector and the ICT                       program sessions (and papers). Their article will be
     The Public Sector and the ICT                        displayed as the regular ones. Virtual authors also
                                                           have the option of sending, besides the final version of
Program Committee                                          their article in a PDF document, an electronic
The Program Committee has about 36 members, who            presentation (PowerPoint, flash, etc. and/or a 15-20
are complemented by about 769 reviewers, from about        minutes video)
85 countries. The names, affiliations and countries of
the PC’s members as well as the additional reviewers       After paying the respective shipping and handling
could be found at the Conference’s web site, or more       costs, registered authors of virtual participation, who
specifically at      have paid their registration fee, can get delivered the
                                                           same conference material that the regular attendees
Virtual Participation                                      receive at the registration desk.
Given the Global Recession, and thinking of those
scholars, researchers and professionals related with the   Ways of Participation and Support
conference topics but unable to attend it personally
(usually due to insufficient funding for the traveling     Participation in the conference could be done by
costs) a Virtual Participation mode has been               means of one or several of the following activities:
established, with the same peer reviewing and validity      The submission of a paper/abstract.
than face-to-face ones.                                     The organization of Invited Session(s)
Submissions made for Virtual Participation would go
through the same reviewing processes of the regular         Tutorial proposals
papers (double-blind, non-blind, and participative peer     The organization of Focus Symposium.
reviewing) and, if accepted (according to the same          The reviewing process.
acceptance policy), they will be included in the            The conference promotion.
proceedings and will be eligible for journal                Recommending scholars/researchers in order to
publication, with no additional cost, if they are,              have an active participation and/or submit the
according to their reviewers, among the best 10%-20%            papers.
of those physically and virtually presented at the          Panel Presentation.
                                                            Proposing Organizations/Institutes/Universities
                                                                as Academic/Scientific Co-Sponsors.
                                                            5.   Tutorial or workshop presentation, which can
Kinds of Participants                                            be    proposed     sending an     email   to
Participation of both, researchers and practitioners is
strongly encouraged. Papers may be submitted on:
research in science and engineering, case studies
drawn on professional practice and consulting, and          Three Kinds of Reviewing Processes
position papers based on large and rich experience          Draft papers and abstracts will have three kinds of
gained through executive/managerial practices and           reviewing: double-blind, non-blind and participatory
decision-making. Hence, the Program Committee has           reviewing:
been conformed according to the criteria given above.       1. Each submission will be sent to at least three
                                                                 reviewers, randomly selected, from the Program
Deadlines                                                        Committee’s members and from the additional
November 23rd, 2011: Submission of draft papers                  reviewers, for its double-blind reviewing.
(2000-5000), extended abstracts (600-2000) and              2. Draft papers and extended abstracts will also
abstracts for inter-disciplinary communication (300-             have non-blind, open reviewing by means of 1-3
600 words)                                                       reviewers suggested by the submitting authors.
                                                                 The author(s) of each submitted paper/abstract
November 23rd, 2011: Invited Sessions proposals.
                                                                 should nominate at least one or two reviewers
Acceptance of invited session proposals will be done
                                                                 (accordingly to the submission option selected),
in about one week of its proposal via the respective
                                                                 and can nominate a maximum of three reviewers
conference web form, and final approval will be done
                                                                 for the non-blind review of their respective
after the inclusion of at least five papers in the
                                                                 submitted paper/abstract.
respective session
                                                            3. Submissions will also be included in a
February 6th, 2012: Notifications of acceptance.                 Participative Peer-to-Peer Reviewing (PPPR).
February 20th, 2012: Submission of camera-ready                  Consequently, submissions will be posted,
or final versions of the accepted papers.                        without previous screening, in the conference
March 25th, 2012: Conference Starts                              web site in a way that it could be accessed,
March 28th, 2012: Conference Ends                                reviewed, commented and evaluated by the
                                                                 authors who sent draft papers or abstracts in the
Some invited sessions might have a different timetable           same area or topic. Authors will get a login and a
according to its organizer and chair, but in any case            password in order to have this kind of access.
the camera ready deadline should be met.                         Details related to the Participative Peer-to-Peer
                                                                 Reviewing (PPPR), as well as the reasoning
Types of Submissions Accepted                                    supporting       it    can     be     found     at
1.   Papers/Abstracts                                  
          Research papers                                       vc=29
           a. in science
           b. in engineering, including systems             Acceptance of a submitted paper will be based on all
                analysis,     design,    implementation,    kinds of reviewing, but the first two (double-blind and
                synthesis, deployment, maintenance,         non-blind) will be necessary conditions for draft
                etc.                                        papers and extended abstracts.
          Review papers
          Case studies                                     The selection of the best 10%-20% papers, for their
          Position papers                                  publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics
          Reports: technical reports, engineering          and Informatics (JSCI), will also be done based on the
           reports, reports on a methodological             three kinds of reviewing.
           application, etc.                                Several studies have shown the strength and the
2.   Invited Sessions                                       weaknesses of double-blind and non-blind methods of
     Data regarding invited session to be organized by      reviewing. Many editors and authors also addressed
     the submitter (title of the invited session, name of   this issue, some of whom have concluded that the
     the organizer, affiliation, titles of the papers       reviewing should be double blinded and some others
     accepted for the invited session, authors’ names,      reached the opposite conclusion. David Kaplan, a
     etc.). More details could be found below or at the     highly cited author for example, stated that to
     conference web site.                                   overcome the weaknesses of peer-reviewing and to fix
3.   Panel Presentation and/or Round Table                  it “Review of a manuscript would be solicited from
     Proposals. Panel or round table proposals can be       colleagues by the authors. The first task of these
     made using the web page related to invited             reviewers would be to identify revisions that could be
     sessions proposals.                                    made to improve the manuscript. Second, the
4.   Focus Symposia (which should include a                 reviewers would be responsible for writing an
     minimum of 15 papers). Focus symposia                  evaluation of the revised work.” (Kaplan D., 2005,
     proposals can be made using the web page related       “How to Fix Peer Review”, The Scientist, Volume 19,
     to invited sessions proposals.                         Issue    1,     Page   10,     Jun.   6.    Also    in         inclusion in the conference proceedings, in their hard
tml                                                       copy and CD versions. This kind of submissions will
                                                          be reviewed by a Modified Kaplan's Method, where
Since both of these reviewing methods are opposites       the submission's author should suggest at least two
without contradiction between them, both methods can      scholars, researchers and/or professionals for the
be used in a way as to complement one another,            open, non-blind review of his/her paper. Each paper
getting their advantages and reducing their respective    will also be sent to at least 3 reviewers for its double-
disadvantages. This is the aim of ICSIT 2012’s            blind review as well. Acceptance decisions will be
Organizing Committee while choosing to combine            based on both kinds of reviews: Non-blind and
both of them in the reviewing process of the papers       double-blind ones. [David Kaplan’s article titled
that are submitted to the conference.                     “How to fix Peer Review” (The Scientist, Volume 19,
                                                          Issue 1, Page 10, Jun. 6, 2005) can also be accessed at
A Multi-Methodological Approach for             
Reviewing Submissions sent to a Multi- and                142.html
Inter-Disciplinary Conference                             FB. Extended abstracts (600-2000 words, not a full
Considering the multi- and inter-disciplinary nature of   paper) submitted for presentation at the conference
ICSIT 2011 and the fact that there are different kinds    and for inclusion in the conference proceedings, in
of epistemological values, disciplinary rigors,           their hard copy and CD versions. Authors submitting
reviewing standards, and conference organizational        Extended Abstracts should suggest at least one
models, the ICSIT 2012's Organizing Committee             scholar, researcher, or professional for the open, non-
considered as highly desirable to have different kinds    blind review of his/her abstract. Each extended
of submissions to the conference with different           abstract will also be sent to at least three reviewers for
methods of their respective reviewing. Accordingly,       its double-blind reviewing as well. Acceptance
submissions of draft papers will be differentiated from   decisions will be based on both kinds of reviewing:
abstracts' submissions. Each kind of submission will      Non-blind and double-blind ones. "The submission
have two different reviewing methods as well.             should contain a scholar [or a professional]
Consequently, authors will have the opportunity to        exposition of ideas, techniques, and results,
choose the way of submitting their paper that best fits   including motivation and a clear comparison with
their disciplinary rigor and their organization's         related work." (as it is indicated for submissions to
requirements with regards to the conference               be made to the Annual IEEE Symposia on
organizational model. In any kind of submission           Foundations of Computer Science: FOCS).
authors should clearly indicate the contribution
made by them.                                             FC. Abstracts, written for Inter-Disciplinary
Accordingly, there will be different reviewing            Communication (300-600 words), may be submitted
methods, going from the most formal one, to less          for presentation at the conference and for inclusion in
formal methods followed by those who conceive the         the conference proceedings, in their hard copy and CD
knowledge communication made through conferences          versions. The purpose the Organizing Committee
as a more informal process. Consequently, authors         seeks by allowing this kind of submissions is to foster
will have different ways of making their submissions,     communications among different knowledge domains,
and these ways will be highly related to different        different disciplines, and different kinds of
conference organizational models followed by              experiences, as for example between academic and
prestigious scholar societies or suggested by highly      corporate knowledge/experience. Authors submitting
cited authors.                                            abstracts for Inter-Disciplinary Communication should
Three kinds of reviewing processes will be applied to     write both, the abstract and the full paper in a way as
submissions made for their (face-to-face or virtual)      to be understood by scholars from other disciplines,
presentation at the conference and their inclusion in     i.e. they should be written in non-technical, non-
the hard copy and CD version of the conference            disciplinary terms, and should clearly state the
proceedings. These three kinds are: 1) double-blinded     contributions the authors are making in their
reviews; 2) open, non-blind reviews; and 3)               respective disciplinary or interdisciplinary field,
participative peer-to-peer reviews by authors who         and/or the potential impact of the article’s content in
made submissions to the same topic or area in the         other disciplines. Analogical thinking is suggested for
conference.                                               these articles as complement of the usual logical-
                                                          disciplinary one. Consequently, this kind of articles
Types of submissions accepted                             may contain inter-disciplinary analogies, expressional
Authors have there are 3 submission options to be         metaphors, analogical inferences, communicational
considered for face-to-face presentations and 3 similar   analogies, analogy-based hypothesis formulations,
options for submissions to be considered for virtual      design proposals, etc.
presentations. These options are the following:
                                                          Authors submitting Abstracts may suggest 1-3
                                                          scholars, researchers, or professionals for open, non-
FA. Full Draft papers (2000-5000 words) submitted         blind reviewing of their respective abstract. Each
for their presentation at the conference and for          abstract will also be sent to at least three reviewers for
its double-blind reviewing as well. Acceptance              for Inter-Disciplinary Communication should write
decisions will be based on both kinds of reviewing:         both, the abstract and the full paper in a way as to be
non-blind and double-blind. The submission should be        understood by scholars from other disciplines, i.e. they
similar to the abstracts or introductions usually written   should be written in non-technical, non-disciplinary
at the beginning of a full paper, containing “a             terms, and should clearly state the contributions the
scholarly [or a professional] exposition of ideas,          authors are making in their respective disciplinary or
techniques, and results, including motivation and a         interdisciplinary field, and/or the potential impact of
clear comparison with related work” (as it is indicated     the article’s content in other disciplines. Analogical
for submissions to be made to the Annual IEEE               thinking is suggested for these articles as complement
Symposia on Foundations of Computer Science:                of the usual logical-disciplinary one. Consequently,
FOCS).                                                      this kind of articles may contain inter-disciplinary
                                                            analogies, expressional metaphors, analogical
VA. Full Draft papers (2000-5000 words) submitted           inferences, communicational analogies, analogy-based
for Virtual Participation at the conference and for         hypothesis formulations, design proposals, etc.
inclusion in the conference proceedings, in their hard
copy and CD versions. Similarly to the face-to-face         Acceptance policy
option above (indicated as FA), “this kind of               The acceptance policy which is usually applied to the
submissions will be reviewed by a Modified Kaplan's         submissions made to ICSIT, the symposia organized
Method, where the submission's author should                in its context, the collocated Conferences and other
suggest at least two scholars, researchers and/or           conferences organized by the International Institute of
professionals for the open, non-blind review of             Informatics and Systemics (IIIS), is oriented by:
his/her paper. Each paper will also be sent to at least 3   A. The majority rule, when there is no agreement
reviewers for its double-blind review as well.                    among the reviewers with regards to acceptance
Acceptance decisions will be based on both kinds of               or non-acceptance, of a given submission.
reviews: Non-blind and double-blind ones. [David            B. The non-acceptance of the submission when there
Kaplan’s article titled “How to fix Peer Review” (The             is agreement among its reviewers for not
Scientist, Volume 19, Issue 1, Page 10, Jun. 6, 2005)             accepting it.
can         also          be        accessed           at   C. Acceptance of the paper when in doubt (a draw               or a tie among the opinions of the reviewers, for
142.html ]”                                                       example).
                                                            The reasoning that is supporting this acceptance policy
                                                            is based on very well established facts:
VB. Extended abstracts (600-2000 words, not a full
                                                             There usually is a low level agreement among
paper) submitted for Virtual Participation at the
conference and for inclusion in the conference
proceedings, in their hard copy and CD versions.             A significant probability of refusing high quality
Similarly to the face-to-face option above (indicated          papers when the acceptance policy is oriented in
as FB), “authors submitting Extended Abstracts                 such a way as to just accept those papers with no
should suggest at least one scholar, researcher, or            disagreement for their respective acceptance.
professional for the open, non-blind review of his/her       The possible plagiarism (of some non-ethical
abstract. Each extended abstract will also be sent to at       reviewer) of the content of non-accepted papers.
least three reviewers for its double-blind reviewing as     Details regarding the reasoning supporting this
well. Acceptance decisions will be based on both            acceptance policy are given in the conference web
kinds of reviewing: Non-blind and double-blind ones.        site.
"The submission should contain a scholar [or a              Submitted papers/abstracts will be sent to reviewers.
professional] exposition of ideas, techniques, and          The best 10% of the papers will also be published in
results, including motivation and a clear                   the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
comparison with related work" (as it is indicated for       (JSCI). Acceptance decisions regarding papers
submissions to be made to the Annual IEEE Symposia          presentation at the conference, and their respective
on Foundations of Computer Science: FOCS).”                 inclusion in the conference’s proceedings, will be
                                                            based on their content review and/or on the respective
VC. Abstracts, written for Inter-Disciplinary               author’s CV. Invited papers will not be reviewed and
Communication (300-600 words), submitted for                their acceptance decision will be based on the topic
Virtual Participation at the conference and their           and the respective author’s CV. Some of these invited
inclusion in the conference proceedings, in for hard        papers, if chosen by the session chair as the best paper
copy and CD versions. Similarly to the face-to-face         of the session, might also be published by JSCI
option above (indicated as FC), “the purpose the            Journal, because the 30% of sessions best papers will
Organizing Committee seeks by allowing this kind of         also be published in the journal. All accepted papers,
submissions is to foster communications among               which should not exceed six single-spaced typed
different knowledge domains, different disciplines,         pages, will be published by means of paper and
and different kinds of experiences, as for example          electronic proceedings.
between         academic        and        corporate
knowledge/experience. Authors submitting abstracts
Reviewing of papers submitted to invited                    process to be made by the reviewers of the Journal of
session organizers                                          Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (JSCI), for its
Organizers of invited sessions are autonomous with          possible inclusion among the best 10%-20% papers
regards to the reviewing method to be used in the           presented at the conference which will be selected and
reviewing process of the papers to be submitted to          published in the JSCI, after doing possible
their respective sessions. They can use any of the          modifications (in content/format) and extensions as to
methods described above, or some combination of             adequate them to a journal publication.
                                                            Submission of Draft Papers and Abstracts
In some cases, like it is the case of Invited Papers, the   Abstracts or draft papers should be submitted taking
CVs of the authors will also support the decision           into account the following format:
regarding the acceptance, or non-acceptance, of the         1. Each submission should be related to at least one of
respective paper.                                              the major themes, or the special symposia, given
Organizers of the best invited sessions or focus            2. Each submission should have a title.
symposia will co-edit the respective proceedings            3. Abstracts for interdisciplinary communications
volume, the CD version of the proceedings and might            should have 300 to 600 words, extended abstracts
be invited to be invited editors or co-editors of the          should have 600 to 2000 words and draft papers
JSCI Journal issue where their session or symposia             should have 2000 to 5000 words, in English.
papers will be published. Multiple author books, or         4. Author(s) with names, addresses, telephone and fax
JSCI journal issues, might be published by IIIS, based         numbers, and e-mail addresses should be included.
on the best-invited sessions, the best focus symposia       5. Each author making a submission should
or the best mini-conferences, and the topic of the             necessarily suggest at least one or two (accordingly
papers.                                                        to the submission option selected) and a maximum
                                                               of three reviewers for the open review of the
Reviewers not meeting the reviewing deadline                   submitted extended abstract or paper draft,
If the reviewers selected for reviewing a given                according to the acceptation policy stated above.
paper/abstract do not make their respective reviews
before the papers/abstracts acceptance deadline, the        Abstracts or draft papers should be sent via the
selection committee may inform the respective author        conference                    web                    site
about this fact.                                  , filling
                                                            the respective form and uploading the respective paper
Reviewing of papers and abstract other than                 or abstract. If the conference web site is not accessible
research full papers                                        for you, you can also make your submission by e-mail,
                                                            attaching it to the following e-mail address:
The reviewing process of abstracts, case studies,
position papers, reports, white papers, panel
presentations and round table proposals will be based
on the relevance of the topic, its potential for            Conference Fees
                                                            The      registration    fee   for  IIIS'  members
interdisciplinary communications, its educational
                                                            ( will be $590 before their
value and/or its analogical thinking potential.
                                                            Camera Ready deadline and $640 after their Camera
                                                            Ready deadline. Additional $50 applies for non-
                                                            members of IIIS.
Papers to be included in the conference
proceedings                                                 Full-time students at academic institutions will have a
Accepted papers that have at least one of their authors     discount of $100 off the registration fee indicated
with a confirmed registration status in the conference,     above. This discount applies only to the registration
for face-to-face or virtual presentation, will be           fee. To qualify for the discounted fee, students must
included in both versions of the conference                 provide, via fax or postal mail, an official certification
proceedings (hardcopy and CD). Papers received after        issued by their university or institution verifying they
the respective deadline may be included in the post-        are full-time students and a copy of their valid Student
conference proceedings volume. Any error that results       ID card. Full-time students that register at the
in the non-inclusion of a paper that should have been       conference must have both forms of verification with
included in the proceedings will be corrected               them when they arrive at the registration desk.
including such a paper in the post-conference
proceedings volume.
                                                            Authors of papers accepted for their respective
Paper to be included, later, in the Journal                 presentation at ICSIT 2012, or any of the symposia
                                                            organized in its context or any of the collocated
                                                            conferences, may apply for a complimentary, free IIIS
Each accepted paper or presentation is candidate for
                                                            membership at
being a best paper of its respective session and,
consequently, it is candidate for a second reviewing
p?vc=29 after getting the acceptance e-mail related to      The invitation is an academic, not a financial one,
the presentation of their paper and before making their     because, unfortunately, we have no financial sponsor
registration in the conference, so they can register with   and the conference should self-finance itself.
the reduced fee.                                            Consequently, we cannot make any financial
Each registration fee entitles the publication and
                                                            Invited sessions and symposia organizers with the best
presentation of one paper of up to 6 pages. The
                                                            performance will be co-editors of the proceedings
registered author may include one additional paper (of
                                                            volume where their session or symposia paper were
up to 6 pages and authored by him/her) at an extra
charge of $300. The additional paper must be authored
and presented by the registered author.
                                                            Chairs of invited sessions will select the best paper
                                                            presented at their session. Sessions’ best papers will
If two or more authors of the same paper attend the
                                                            be reviewed by reviewers of the Journal of Systemics,
conference, each of them must pay his/her respective
                                                            Cybernetics, and Informatics (JSCI) in order to select
registration fee in full.
                                                            the best 30% of them for their respective publications
                                                            in the Journal.
There is a limit of 6 pages for each paper in the
Proceedings. At most 2 additional pages can be
                                                            Best invited sessions and symposia organizers are
included, as long as the registered author pays the fee
                                                            candidates for invited editors or co-editors of the JSCI
of US$ 75.00 per extra page.
                                                            Journal special issue related to their field of research
This fee will include exclusively:
• A CD-ROM version of the proceedings
                                                            Details with regards to the role of invited session
• One volume of the hard copy version of the
                                                            organizers and to suggested steps that they might
  conference proceedings. (If you are an author, you
                                                            make in organizing their respective sessions are given
  will receive the volume in which your paper was
                                                            in the conference web site.
  • Coffee breaks
  • Welcome Reception                                       Guidelines for Reviewers (and authors)
                                                            The Golden Rule “Treat others as you would like to
Any other expenses must be afforded by the                  be treated”, apply very well for the most general and
participants.                                               essential guidelines for reviewers. Siegelman (1988)
The registration fee does not include any post-             adapted this golden rule of the Ethics of Reciprocity in
conference services. There will be additional shipping      what might be called the Golden Rule of Reviewing.
and handling costs to be paid by those registered           He stated “Referee manuscript as you would like to
authors who, for unforeseen reasons, cannot attend          have your own papers treated” (Siegelman, advice to
ICSIT 2012 and will ask us to send them the                 authors. Radiology 1988; 166:278-280; in Weller,
proceedings after the conference. Any other post-           2002, Editorial Peer Review, its Strength and
conference administrative requirements will be              Weaknesses, Medford, New Jersey).
charged at a rate of US$20 per staff hour required to
elaborate such a requirement, with a minimum of             "The Golden Rule" is an essential moral principle
US$10. Post-conference requirements will have their         found in almost all major religious and cultures. It has
own deadline, which, in no case, will be more than          been conceived as the most essential basis for the
four (4) months counted from the last day of the            modern concept of human right. Principal
conference.                                                 philosophers and religious figures have stated it in
                                                            different                    ways.                    At
                                                  ,             for
Invited Sessions
                                                            example, versions of the Golden Rule in 21 world
                                                            religious are quoted. Analogously we might conceive
Invited sessions’ organizers are autonomous in the          Siegelman’s Reviewing Golden Rule as an essential
promotion of their respective session as well as in         rule that can be applied to virtually all reviewing
collecting, reviewing and selecting the papers to be        processes and methods in spite of their high diversity
presented at their respective sessions.                     and the variety of their ends and means.
                                                            To be more specific, with regards to some guidelines
An invited session organizer has a similar role to the      for reviewers, would depend on the objectives sought
invited editor in a journal, i.e. he or she is invited to   by the reviewing process and on its inherent
identify and look for high quality papers, to review the    limitations and restrictions. Different editorial
papers of his, or her, session, to select the reviewers     objectives, for example, would probably originate
that will help him, or her, and to decide which papers      different guidelines. Different disciplines with
he/she wants to be presented at respective invited          possibly different epistemological values would also
session.                                                    probably require different guidelines. Journal
reviewing might have different guidelines to the            6.   Significance: Importance and noteworthiness of
reviewing required by conferences presentations or               the ideas, methods and techniques used and/or
proceedings publications. Scientific research papers             described in the article. The problem approached
would probably have different guidelines than those              in the article should be interesting and natural,
recommended for papers of case studies, work in                  and not just be chosen by the authors because it
progress, experience-based reflections, industrial               can be attacked by their methods. What it is
innovations, analogical thinking, etc.                           presented in the article is not just obvious and
                                                                 trivial ideas.
One way of dealing with the inherent diversity of
disciplines and kinds of papers in a multi-disciplinary     7.   Quality:      Scientific,    technical,      and/or
context is to ask the reviewers (beside their                    methodological soundness of the article.
constructive feedback oriented to improve the paper,             Correctness of results, proofs and/or reflections.
their reasoned recommendation for accepting/rejecting            Inclusion in the articles of details that allow
the paper) to rate the paper according different criteria        checking the correctness of the results or citations
established by the respective editor or the respective           of articles where can be found the proof or parts
conference’s chair or organizers. The weights of these           of it.
criteria would depend on the kind of article submitted
and on the nature and the objectives of the                 8.   Presentation: Adequate organization of the
corresponding Journal or the conference.                         article and the language used in it, as to make its
                                                                 content clear, easily readable and understandable.
Consequently, in multi-, inter-, and trans-disciplinary          Clarity in what has been achieved by the author
contexts, especially in those oriented to forums                 of the article. Even technical papers on a narrow
integrated by the academic, industrial and public                topic should be written such that non-experts can
sectors, we recommend the reviewers to rate the                  comprehend the main contribution of the paper
article being reviewed according the following                   and the methods employed. The paper shouldn't
criteria:                                                        just be a litany of deep but obscure theorems. The
                                                                 information of the paper should be available to
1.   Originality: Not known or experienced before. A             the reader with a minimum of effort.
     technique or a method not used before. Has this
     or similar work been previously reported? Are          Audiovisual Equipment
     the problems and/or approaches in the paper            The audiovisual equipment provided for most
     completely new?                                        meetings will be a screen, LCD Projector, and a
                                                            laptop. Any other equipment, if needed, will have to
2.   Novelty: According this criterion, it is not           be supplied by the presenter.
     necessary for the paper to develop new
     techniques, or to generate new knowledge, but it       Conference Contacts
     should, at least, apply, or combine, them in a         Phone: +58 (212) 232-7062
     fresh and novel way or shed some new light on          Fax: + (407) 656-3516
     their applicability in a certain domain.               Conference Secretariat:

3.   Innovation: A new product, process or service          More details can be found at the Conference web
     based on new or known technologies, methods or         page: . Answers to
     methodologies. Known technologies and                  specific questions can also be requested by e-mail.
     techniques might be combined to generate new
     product or service with potential users in the
     market. What defines an innovation is a new kind
     of possible users of a product or a service, not
     necessarily new knowledge, new techniques, new
     technologies, new methods, or new applications.
     Innovation is related to new uses or new markets.

4.   Relevance: Importance, usefulness, and/or
     applicability of the ideas, methods and/or
     techniques described in the paper.

5.   Appropriateness: Suitability, agreeableness,
     compatibility, congruity, and adequacy of the
     paper to the areas and topics of the journal or the
     conference. Would the article perhaps better be
     presented at another conference?

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