CENet 2013: An Immensely Successful Conference on Computer Engineering
The third International Conference on Computer Engineering and Network
(CENet 2013), held from 19-20 July, 2013 in Shanghai, China, hosted
more than 150 attendees in an extremely productive and informative
gathering. In addition to keynote speeches (see Figure 1) and paper
presentations, it also included a special seminar on "Using SCI
for Subject Innovation to Produce High Quality Papers" and a
roundtable discussion on the challenges of research in Computer Engineering
and Network, where participants explored recent trends in the related
research areas and examined the driving force behind each and every
one of these as well as the expected and unexpected consequences.
Another item of significance is that the conference also arranged
a tour to the Shanghai Supercomputer Center, providing its attendees
a chance to directly communicate with practitioners to receive a
first-hand account of the work environments and gain a better understanding
of how the knowledge discussed in the classroom has actually been
applied in practice.
The objective of the conference is to provide researchers and practitioners
with an embedded forum for presenting and discussing their ideas
and experiences with technologies and tools used for producing high-quality
reliable and trustworthy computer systems more effectively and efficiently.
CENet 2013 has a large enough scope to represent major topics in
Computer Engineering and Network, but is focused enough to provide
an in-depth representation of theory and practice in these areas.
Academic researchers and industry participants can share their approaches,
results, practices, and lessons learned. In particular, CENet not
only allows the academic community to understand the areas that
are vital to the industry, but also gives practitioners an opportunity
to express their needs.
This year's conference received over 500 submissions. Each was
carefully evaluated by three program committee members on the basis
of originality, significance of contributions, quality of presentation,
appropriate comparisons with related work, and relevance to the
conference. PC members also participated in the on-line discussion
for the papers they reviewed to resolve any discrepancies. Based
on the comments, 158 papers were selected with an acceptance rate
of less than 30%.
Upon paper acceptance, prospective authors must provide a revised,
camera-ready version which took into account the review comments.
The conference proceedings are published by Springer. They contain
two volumes with three parts each. Part I focuses on Algorithm Design
with 29 papers over 232 pages; Part II emphasizes Data Processing
containing 184 pages divided among 22 papers; Part III Pattern Recognition
includes 29 papers in 234 pages; Part IV has 22 papers and 187 pages
devoted to one of the most exciting technologies currently surging
in popularity - Cloud Computing; Part V covers recent advances in
Embedded Systems with 28 papers in 228 pages; and finally Part VI
has 28 papers spanning 234 pages dedicated to Network Optimization.
Each part can be used as an excellent reference by industry practitioners,
university faculty, and undergraduate as well as graduate students
who need to build a knowledge base of the most current advances
and state-of-practice in the topics covered by this book. This will
enable them to produce, maintain, and manage systems with high levels
of trustworthiness and complexity that provide critical services
in a variety of applications.
W. Eric Wong
CENet 2013 Chair
Professor & Directory of International Outreach
Department of Computer Science
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, Texas, USA