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Old 12-16-2009, 05:50 PM
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Default Call for Papers & Sessions: The 2010 International Conference onArtificial Intelligence (ICAI'10), USA, July 2010

It would be greatly appreciated if this announcement could be
shared with individuals whose research interests include
artificial intelligence, machine learning, soft computing,
and genetic and/or evolutionary methods. Thanks.
-------

CALL FOR PAPERS
and
Call For Workshop/Session Proposals

ICAI'10
The 2010 International Conference on
Artificial Intelligence

Date and Location: July 12-15, 2010, Las Vegas, USA

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All
accepted papers will be published in the ICAI conference
proceedings (in printed book form; later, the proceedings will
also be accessible online). Those interested in proposing
workshops/sessions, should refer to the relevant sections that
appear below.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the
following:

O Brain models / cognitive science
O Natural language processing
O Fuzzy logic and soft computing
O Software tools for AI
O Expert systems
O Decision support systems
O Automated problem solving
O Knowledge discovery
O Knowledge representation
O Knowledge acquisition
O Knowledge-intensive problem solving techniques
O Knowledge networks and management
O Intelligent information systems
O Intelligent data mining and farming
O Intelligent web-based business
O Intelligent agents
O Intelligent networks
O Intelligent databases
O Intelligent user interface
O AI and evolutionary algorithms
O Intelligent tutoring systems
O Reasoning strategies
O Distributed AI algorithms and techniques
O Distributed AI systems and architectures
O Neural networks and applications
O Heuristic searching methods
O Languages and programming techniques for AI
O Constraint-based reasoning and constraint programming
O Intelligent information fusion
O Learning and adaptive sensor fusion
O Search and meta-heuristics
O Multisensor data fusion using neural and fuzzy techniques
O Integration of AI with other technologies
O Evaluation of AI tools
O Social intelligence (markets and computational societies)
O Social impact of AI
O Emerging technologies
O Applications (including: computer vision, signal processing,
military, surveillance, robotics, medicine, pattern recognition,
face recognition, finger print recognition, finance and
marketing, stock market, education, emerging applications, ...)

O Workshop on Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and
Applications:

- General Machine Learning Theory
. Statistical learning theory
. Unsupervised and Supervised Learning
. Multivariate analysis
. Hierarchical learning models
. Relational learning models
. Bayesian methods
. Meta learning
. Stochastic optimization
. Simulated annealing
. Heuristic optimization techniques
. Neural networks
. Reinforcement learning
. Multi-criteria reinforcement learning
. General Learning models
. Multiple hypothesis testing
. Decision making
. Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods
. Non-parametric methods
. Graphical models
. Gaussian graphical models
. Bayesian networks
. Particle filter
. Cross-Entropy method
. Ant colony optimization
. Time series prediction
. Fuzzy logic and learning
. Inductive learning and applications
. Grammatical inference

- General Graph-based Machine Learning Techniques
. Graph kernel and graph distance methods
. Graph-based semi-supervised learning
. Graph clustering
. Graph learning based on graph transformations
. Graph learning based on graph grammars
. Graph learning based on graph matching
. General theoretical aspects of graph learning
. Statistical modeling of graphs
. Information-theoretical approaches to graphs
. Motif search
. Network inference
. General issues in graph and tree mining

- Machine Learning Applications
. Aspects of knowledge structures
. Computational Finance
. Computational Intelligence
. Knowledge acquisition and discovery techniques
. Induction of document grammars
. Supervised and unsupervised classification of web data
. General Structure-based approaches in information retrieval,
web authoring, information extraction, and web content mining
. Latent semantic analysis
. Aspects of natural language processing
. Intelligent linguistic
. Aspects of text technology
. Computational vision
. Bioinformatics and computational biology
. Biostatistics
. High-throughput data analysis
. Biological network analysis:
protein-protein networks, signaling networks, metabolic
networks,
transcriptional regulatory networks
. Graph-based models in biostatistics
. Computational Neuroscience
. Computational Chemistry
. Computational Statistics
. Systems Biology
. Algebraic Biology

USEFUL WEB LINKS:
To see the DBLP list of accepted papers in the last offering of ICAI,
go to
http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~.../icai2009.html
The main web site of ICAI'10 is accessible at
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org...erences/icai10

ACADEMIC CO-SPONSORS:

Currently being prepared - The sponsors will include a number
of active research labs and centers that have helped to shape
our field. The Academic sponsors of the last offering of
ICAI & WORLDCOMP included research labs and centers
affiliated with United States Military Academy, Harvard
University, MIT, Argonne National Lab., University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota, University of
Texas at Austin, Georgia Institute of Technology, George Mason
University, Vienna University of Technology, University of
Siegen, Russian Academy of Sciences, University of Iowa,
SECLAB (Italy), University of North Dakota, Texas A&M
University, National Institute for Health Research,
International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine,
Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies, and European
Commission. For 2010, we will also include The Berkeley
Initiative in Soft Computing/BISC of University of California,
Berkeley (confirmed.) In recent offerings of WORLDCOMP/ICAI,
corporate sponsors included: Google, Intel, Salford Systems,
Element CXI, Synplicity, NIIT, SuperMicro, HPCNano, Council on
Medical & Care Compunetics, Scientific Tech. Corp., HoIP,
GridToday.

Members of the Steering Committee of WORLDCOMP 2010:
(ICAI'10 is an important track of WORLDCOMP which is a federated
event. What appears below is a partial list of members of the
steering committee.)

Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia
Coordinator & General Co-Chair, WORLDCOMP 2010,
Professor, Computer Science,
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer),
Co-Editor/Board, Journal of Computational Science (Elsevier),
Advisory Board, IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing,
The University of Georgia, Georgia, USA
email: [email protected]

Dr. Selim Aissi
Chief Strategist - Security, Manageability and Virtualization,
Ultra Mobile Group, Intel Corporation, USA

Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy
Member, National Academy of Engineering,
IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow,
Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

Prof. Hyunseung Choo
ITRC Director of Ministry of Information & Communication, Korea,
Director, ITRC: Intelligent HCI Convergence Research Center, Korea,
Director, Korea Information Processing Society,
Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology,
Assoc. Editor, Transactions on Computational Science, Springer-
Verlag;
Director, Korean Society for Internet Info. (KSII) + Society for
Sim.;
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

Prof. Andy Marsh
Director HoIP (Healthcare over Internet Protocol),
Secretary-General WABT (World Academy of Biomedical Science &
Tech.),
Vice-president ICET (Int'l Council for Engineering & Technology),
Vice-president ICMCC (Int'l Council on Medical & Care Compunetics),
Visiting Professor, University of Westminster, UK

Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh
Member, National Academy of Engineering,
IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow,
Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing,
Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA

PURPOSE / HISTORY:

ICAI'10 Conference is being held jointly (same location and dates)
with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP).
WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in
computer
science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate
to have 2,000 or more attendees from over 85 countries
participating
at WORLDCOMP Congress. A number of individual research tracks of
the Congress have been held for many years; for example, PDPTA has
been held annually since 1995 (PDPTA'10 is the 16th annual
conference); ERSA has been held annually since 2001 (ERSA'10 is the
10th annual conference); ICAI has been held annually since 1999
(ICAI'10 is the 12th annual conference). Other tracks of WORLDCOMP
Congress have similar records.

The motivation behind this federated congress is to assemble
a spectrum of affiliated research conferences into a coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. The
main goal is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a
number of research areas that interact. The model used to form
ICAI facilitates communication among researchers from all
over the world in different fields of computer science,
computer engineering, soft computing, applied computing, and
computational biology. Both inward research (core areas) and
outward research (multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, and
applications) will be covered during the conference. ICAI makes
concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with
diverse entities (such as: universities, institutions,
corporations, government agencies, and research centers/labs)
from all over the world.

ICAI'10 will be composed of research presentations, keynote
lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions,
and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel
speakers have included (as part of the federated event):
Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer/computer architecture, U. of
California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of
Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of
Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as
Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena
Bajcsy (pioneer/VR, U. of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry
Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys
(known as X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost; OLPC),
Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming,
Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U. of
Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern
California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and
Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
Anousheh Ansari (CEO, Prodea Systems & first female private
space explorer), and many other distinguished speakers. To get
a feeling about the events' atmosphere, see the 2009 delegates
photos available at:
http://www.pixagogo.com/1672514104
2008 delegates photos can be viewed at:
http://www.pixagogo.com/8658134154

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS, PUBLICATION, INDEXING INFORMATION:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by
uploading them to the evaluation web site at:
http://worldcomp.cviog.uga.edu/
Submissions must be uploaded by March 1, 2010 and they must
be in either MS doc (but not docx) or pdf formats (about 5
to 7 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All
reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the
authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a
particular typesetting format to prepare their final papers.)

The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be
limited to 7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been
previously published or currently submitted for publication
elsewhere. The first page of the draft paper should include:
title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and
email address for each author. The first page should also
identify the name of the Contact Author and a maximum of 5
topical keywords that would best represent the content of
the paper. Finally, the name of the conference (ie. ICAI)
must be stated on the first page.

Full papers will be evaluated for originality, significance,
clarity, impact, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed
by two experts in the field who are independent of the
conference program committee. The referees' evaluations will
then be reviewed by one member of the program committee who
will recommend a decision to the chair of the track that
the paper has been submitted to. The chair will make the
final decision. Lastly, the final papers will be reviewed
by one member of the program committee.

All accepted papers will be published in the respective
conference proceedings (in both, printed book form as well as
online). The proceedings will be indexed in Inspec / IET /
The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP / Computer
Science Bibliography, and others.) The printed proceedings
will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected
authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their
papers for publication in a number of research books being
proposed/contracted with various publishers (such as, Springer,
Elsevier, IOS, ...) - these books would be composed after the
conference. Also, many chairs of sessions and workshops will
be forming journal special issues to be published after the
conference.

PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS:

Each session will have at least 6 paper presentations from
different authors (12 papers in the case of workshops). The
session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ...
The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors
in the conference proceedings and on the cover of the books.

Proposals to organize sessions should include the following
information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, his/her
biography, title of session, a 100-word description of the
topic of the session, the name of the conference the session
is submitted for consideration (ie, ICAI), and a short
description on how the session will be advertised (in most
cases, session proposers solicit papers from colleagues and
researchers whose work is known to the session proposer).
email your session proposal to H. R. Arabnia ( [email protected] ).
We would like to receive the session proposals by January 16, 2010.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Jan. 16, 2010: Proposals for organizing sessions/workshops
March 1, 2010: Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
March 25, 2010: Notification of acceptance
April 22, 2010: Final papers + Copyright + Registration
July 12-15, 2010: The 2010 International Conference on
Artificial Intelligence (ICAI'10)

URL: http://www.worldacademyofscience.org

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

The Program Committee includes members of chapters of World
Academy of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific
computing; AI; imaging science; databases; simulation;
software eng.; embedded systems; internet & web technologies;
communications; computer security; & bioinformatics.) The
Program Committee for ICAI'10 conference is currently
being formed. Many who have already joined the committees
of individual tracks are renowned leaders, scholars,
researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest
ranks; many are directors of research labs., fellows of
various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program
directors of research funding agencies, deans and provosts.
You can view the list of program committee of the last two
offerings of ICAI at:
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org...ai08/committee
http://www.world-academy-of-science....ai09/committee
Program Committee members are expected to have established
a strong and documented research track record. Those
interested in joining the Program Committee should email
H. R. Arabnia ([email protected]) the following information for
consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and position,
complete mailing address, email address, a one-page biography
that includes research expertise and the name of the conference
offering to help with (ie, ICAI).

LOCATION OF CONFERENCE:

ICAI'10 will be held at Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas,
Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels).
This is a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and
over 3,000 rooms. It is minutes from the airport with 24-hour
shuttle service to and from the airport. This hotel has many
recreational attractions, including: waterfalls, spa, pools,
sunning decks, Easy River, wave pool, nightly shows, many
restaurants, ... The hotel is adjacent to CityCenter
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CityCenter ) which is the
largest private development in the United States' history
(costing over $11 Billion); this offers access to additional
recreational and entertainment attractions. The negotiated
room rate for conference attendees is very reasonable.

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Old 12-27-2009, 08:39 PM
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Default Re: Call for Papers & Sessions: The 2010 International Conference onArtificial Intelligence (ICAI'10), USA, July 2010

On 16 ديسمبر, 19:50, "A. M. G. Solo" <[email protected]> wrote:
> It would be greatly appreciated if this announcement could be
> shared with individuals whose research interests include
> artificial intelligence, machine learning, soft computing,
> and genetic and/or evolutionary methods. *Thanks.
> -------
>
> * * * * * * * * * * * *CALL *FOR *PAPERS
> * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *and
> * * * * * * * Call For Workshop/Session Proposals
>
> * * * * * * * * * * * * * *ICAI'10
> * * * * * * *The 2010 International Conference on
> * * * * * * * * * * Artificial Intelligence
>
> * * * Date and Location: July 12-15, 2010, Las Vegas, USA
>
> You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All
> accepted papers will be published in the ICAI conference
> proceedings (in printed book form; later, the proceedings will
> also be accessible online). Those interested in proposing
> workshops/sessions, should refer to the relevant sections that
> appear below.
>
> SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the
> following:
>
> O *Brain models / cognitive science
> O *Natural language processing
> O *Fuzzy logic and soft computing
> O *Software tools for AI
> O *Expert systems
> O *Decision support systems
> O *Automated problem solving
> O *Knowledge discovery
> O *Knowledge representation
> O *Knowledge acquisition
> O *Knowledge-intensive problem solving techniques
> O *Knowledge networks and management
> O *Intelligent information systems
> O *Intelligent data mining and farming
> O *Intelligent web-based business
> O *Intelligent agents
> O *Intelligent networks
> O *Intelligent databases
> O *Intelligent user interface
> O *AI and evolutionary algorithms
> O *Intelligent tutoring systems
> O *Reasoning strategies
> O *Distributed AI algorithms and techniques
> O *Distributed AI systems and architectures
> O *Neural networks and applications
> O *Heuristic searching methods
> O *Languages and programming techniques for AI
> O *Constraint-based reasoning and constraint programming
> O *Intelligent information fusion
> O *Learning and adaptive sensor fusion
> O *Search and meta-heuristics
> O *Multisensor data fusion using neural and fuzzy techniques
> O *Integration of AI with other technologies
> O *Evaluation of AI tools
> O *Social intelligence (markets and computational societies)
> O *Social impact of AI
> O *Emerging technologies
> O *Applications (including: computer vision, signal processing,
> * *military, surveillance, robotics, medicine, pattern recognition,
> * *face recognition, finger print recognition, finance and
> * *marketing, stock market, education, emerging applications, ....)
>
> O *Workshop on Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and
> Applications:
>
> * *- General Machine Learning Theory
> * * *. Statistical learning theory
> * * *. Unsupervised and Supervised Learning
> * * *. Multivariate analysis
> * * *. Hierarchical learning models
> * * *. Relational learning models
> * * *. Bayesian methods
> * * *. Meta learning
> * * *. Stochastic optimization
> * * *. Simulated annealing
> * * *. Heuristic optimization techniques
> * * *. Neural networks
> * * *. Reinforcement learning
> * * *. Multi-criteria reinforcement learning
> * * *. General Learning models
> * * *. Multiple hypothesis testing
> * * *. Decision making
> * * *. Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods
> * * *. Non-parametric methods
> * * *. Graphical models
> * * *. Gaussian graphical models
> * * *. Bayesian networks
> * * *. Particle filter
> * * *. Cross-Entropy method
> * * *. Ant colony optimization
> * * *. Time series prediction
> * * *. Fuzzy logic and learning
> * * *. Inductive learning and applications
> * * *. Grammatical inference
>
> * *- General Graph-based Machine Learning Techniques
> * * *. Graph kernel and graph distance methods
> * * *. Graph-based semi-supervised learning
> * * *. Graph clustering
> * * *. Graph learning based on graph transformations
> * * *. Graph learning based on graph grammars
> * * *. Graph learning based on graph matching
> * * *. General theoretical aspects of graph learning
> * * *. Statistical modeling of graphs
> * * *. Information-theoretical approaches to graphs
> * * *. Motif search
> * * *. Network inference
> * * *. General issues in graph and tree mining
>
> * *- Machine Learning Applications
> * * *. Aspects of knowledge structures
> * * *. Computational Finance
> * * *. Computational Intelligence
> * * *. Knowledge acquisition and discovery techniques
> * * *. Induction of document grammars
> * * *. Supervised and unsupervised classification of web data
> * * *. General Structure-based approaches in information retrieval,
> * * * *web authoring, information extraction, and webcontent mining
> * * *. Latent semantic analysis
> * * *. Aspects of natural language processing
> * * *. Intelligent linguistic
> * * *. Aspects of text technology
> * * *. Computational vision
> * * *. Bioinformatics and computational biology
> * * *. Biostatistics
> * * *. High-throughput data analysis
> * * *. Biological network analysis:
> * * * *protein-protein networks, signaling networks, metabolic
> networks,
> * * * *transcriptional regulatory networks
> * * *. Graph-based models in biostatistics
> * * *. Computational Neuroscience
> * * *. Computational Chemistry
> * * *. Computational Statistics
> * * *. Systems Biology
> * * *. Algebraic Biology
>
> USEFUL WEB LINKS:
> To see the DBLP list of accepted papers in the last offering of ICAI,
> go tohttp://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/icai/icai2009.html
> The main web site of ICAI'10 is accessible athttp://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp10/ws/conferences/icai10
>
> ACADEMIC CO-SPONSORS:
>
> * *Currently being prepared - The sponsors will include a number
> * *of active research labs and centers that have helped to shape
> * *our field. The Academic sponsors of the last offering of
> * *ICAI & WORLDCOMP included research labs and centers
> * *affiliated with United States Military Academy, Harvard
> * *University, MIT, Argonne National Lab., University of Illinois
> * *at Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota, University of
> * *Texas at Austin, Georgia Institute of Technology, George Mason
> * *University, Vienna University of Technology, University of
> * *Siegen, Russian Academy of Sciences, University of Iowa,
> * *SECLAB (Italy), University of North Dakota, Texas A&M
> * *University, National Institute for Health Research,
> * *International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine,
> * *Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies, and European
> * *Commission. For 2010, we will also include The Berkeley
> * *Initiative in Soft Computing/BISC of University of California,
> * *Berkeley (confirmed.) In recent offerings of WORLDCOMP/ICAI,
> * *corporate sponsors included: Google, Intel, Salford Systems,
> * *Element CXI, Synplicity, NIIT, SuperMicro, HPCNano, Council on
> * *Medical & Care Compunetics, Scientific Tech. Corp., HoIP,
> GridToday.
>
> Members of the Steering Committee of WORLDCOMP 2010:
> * *(ICAI'10 is an important track of WORLDCOMP which is a federated
> * *event. What appears below is a partial list of members of the
> * *steering committee.)
>
> * *Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia
> * *Coordinator & General Co-Chair, WORLDCOMP 2010,
> * *Professor, Computer Science,
> * *Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer),
> * *Co-Editor/Board, Journal of Computational Science (Elsevier),
> * *Advisory Board, IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing,
> * *The University of Georgia, Georgia, USA
> * *email: [email protected]
>
> * *Dr. Selim Aissi
> * *Chief Strategist - Security, Manageability and Virtualization,
> * *Ultra Mobile Group, Intel Corporation, USA
>
> * *Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy
> * *Member, National Academy of Engineering,
> * *IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow,
> * *Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
> * *University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
>
> * *Prof. Hyunseung Choo
> * *ITRC Director of Ministry of Information & Communication, Korea,
> * *Director, ITRC: Intelligent HCI Convergence Research Center,Korea,
> * *Director, Korea Information Processing Society,
> * *Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology,
> * *Assoc. Editor, Transactions on Computational Science, Springer-
> Verlag;
> * *Director, Korean Society for Internet Info. (KSII) + Societyfor
> Sim.;
> * *Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
>
> * *Prof. Andy Marsh
> * *Director HoIP (Healthcare over Internet Protocol),
> * *Secretary-General WABT (World Academy of Biomedical Science &
> Tech.),
> * *Vice-president ICET (Int'l Council for Engineering & Technology),
> * *Vice-president ICMCC (Int'l Council on Medical & Care Compunetics),
> * *Visiting Professor, University of Westminster, UK
>
> * *Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh
> * *Member, National Academy of Engineering,
> * *IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow,
> * *Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing,
> * *Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA
>
> PURPOSE / HISTORY:
>
> * *ICAI'10 Conference is being held jointly (same location and dates)
> * *with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP).
> * *WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in
> computer
> * *science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate
> * *to have 2,000 or more attendees from over 85 countries
> participating
> * *at WORLDCOMP Congress. A number of individual research tracks of
> * *the Congress have been held for many years; for example, PDPTA has
> * *been held annually since 1995 (PDPTA'10 is the 16th annual
> * *conference); ERSA has been held annually since 2001 (ERSA'10is the
> * *10th annual conference); ICAI has been held annually since 1999
> * *(ICAI'10 is the 12th annual conference). Other tracks of WORLDCOMP
> * *Congress have similar records.
>
> * *The motivation behind this federated congress is to assemble
> * *a spectrum of affiliated research conferences into a coordinated
> * *research meeting held in a common place at a common time. The
> * *main goal is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a
> * *number of research areas that interact. The model used to form
> * *ICAI facilitates communication among researchers from all
> * *over the world in different fields of computer science,
> * *computer engineering, soft computing, applied computing, and
> * *computational biology. Both inward research (core areas) and
> * *outward research (multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, and
> * *applications) will be covered during the conference. ICAI makes
> * *concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with
> * *diverse entities (such as: universities, institutions,
> * *corporations, government agencies, and research centers/labs)
> * *from all over the world.
>
> * *ICAI'10 will be composed of research presentations, keynote
> * *lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions,
> * *and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel
> * *speakers have included (as part of the federated event):
> * *Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer/computer architecture, U. of
> * *California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of
> * *Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of
> * *Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (knownas
> * *Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena
> * *Bajcsy (pioneer/VR, U. of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry
> * *Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys
> * *(known as X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost; OLPC),
> * *Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming,
> * *Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U.of
> * *Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern
> * *California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and
> * *Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (Broad Institute of MIT & HarvardU.),
> * *Anousheh Ansari (CEO, Prodea Systems & first female private
> * *space explorer), and many other distinguished speakers. To get
> * *a feeling about the events' atmosphere, see the 2009 delegates
> * *photos available at:
> * *http://www.pixagogo.com/1672514104
> * *2008 delegates photos can be viewed at:
> * *http://www.pixagogo.com/8658134154
>
> SUBMISSION OF PAPERS, PUBLICATION, INDEXING INFORMATION:
>
> * *Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by
> * *uploading them to the evaluation web site at:
> * *http://worldcomp.cviog.uga.edu/
> * *Submissions must be uploaded by March 1, 2010 and they must
> * *be in either MS doc (but not docx) or pdf formats (about 5
> * *to 7 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All
> * *reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the
> * *authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a
> * *particular typesetting format to prepare their final papers.)
>
> * *The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be
> * *limited to 7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been
> * *previously published or currently submitted for publication
> * *elsewhere. The first page of the draft paper should include:
> * *title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and
> * *email address for each author. The first page should also
> * *identify the name of the Contact Author and a maximum of 5
> * *topical keywords that would best represent the content of
> * *the paper. Finally, the name of the conference (ie. ICAI)
> * *must be stated on the first page.
>
> * *Full papers will be evaluated for originality, significance,
> * *clarity, impact, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed
> * *by two experts in the field who are independent of the
> * *conference program committee. The referees' evaluations will
> * *then be reviewed by one member of the program committee who
> * *will recommend a decision to the chair of the track that
> * *the paper has been submitted to. The chair will make the
> * *final decision. Lastly, the final papers will be reviewed
> * *by one member of the program committee.
>
> * *All accepted papers will be published in the respective
> * *conference proceedings (in both, printed book form as well as
> * *online). The proceedings will be indexed in Inspec / IET /
> * *The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP / Computer
> * *Science Bibliography, and others.) The printed proceedings
> * *will be available for distribution on site at the conference..
>
> * *In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected
> * *authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their
> * *papers for publication in a number of research books being
> * *proposed/contracted with various publishers (such as, Springer,
> * *Elsevier, IOS, ...) - these books would be composed after the
> * *conference. Also, many chairs of sessions and workshops will
> * *be forming journal special issues to be published after the
> * *conference.
>
> PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS:
>
> * *Each session will have at least 6 paper presentations from
> * *different authors (12 papers in the case of workshops). The
> * *session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
> * *sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ...
> * *The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors
> * *in the conference proceedings and on the cover of the books.
>
> * *Proposals to organize sessions should include the following
> * *information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, his/her
> * *biography, title of session, a 100-word description of the
> * *topic of the session, the name of the conference the session
> * *is submitted for consideration (ie, ICAI), and a short
> * *description on how the session will be advertised (in most
> * *cases, session proposers solicit papers from colleagues and
> * *researchers whose work is known to the session proposer).
> * *email your session proposal to H. R. Arabnia ( [email protected] ).
> * *We would like to receive the session proposals by January 16, 2010.
>
> IMPORTANT DATES:
>
> * *Jan. 16, 2010: * *Proposals for organizing sessions/workshops
> * *March 1, 2010: * *Submission of papers (about 5 to7 pages)
> * *March 25, 2010: * Notification of acceptance
> * *April 22, 2010: * Final papers + Copyright + Registration
> * *July 12-15, 2010: The 2010 International Conference on
> * * * * * * * * * * *Artificial Intelligence (ICAI'10)
>
> URL: *http://www.worldacademyofscience.org
>
> MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:
>
> * *The Program Committee includes members of chapters of World
> * *Academy of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific
> * *computing; AI; imaging science; databases; simulation;
> * *software eng.; embedded systems; internet & web technologies;
> * *communications; computer security; & bioinformatics.) The
> * *Program Committee for ICAI'10 conference is currently
> * *being formed. Many who have already joined the committees
> * *of individual tracks are renowned leaders, scholars,
> * *researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest
> * *ranks; many are directors of research labs., fellows of
> * *various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program
> * *directors of research funding agencies, deans and provosts.
> * *You can view the list of program committee of the last two
> * *offerings of ICAI at:
> * *http://www.worldacademyofscience.org...ferences/icai0...
> * *http://www.world-academy-of-science....conferences/ic...
> * *Program Committee members are expected to have established
> * *a strong and documented research track record. Those
> * *interested in joining the Program Committee should email
> * *H. R. Arabnia ([email protected]) the following information for
> * *consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and position,
> * *complete mailing address, email address, a one-page biography
> * *that includes research expertise and the name of the conference
> * *offering to help with (ie, ICAI).
>
> LOCATION OF CONFERENCE:
>
> * *ICAI'10 will be held at Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas,
> * *Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels).
> * *This is a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and
> * *over 3,000 rooms. It is minutes from the airport with 24-hour
> * *shuttle service to and from the airport. This hotel has many
> * *recreational attractions, including: waterfalls, spa, pools,
> * *sunning decks, Easy River, wave pool, nightly shows, many
> * *restaurants, ... The hotel is adjacent to CityCenter
> * *(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CityCenter) which is the
> * *largest private development in the United States' history
> * *(costing over $11 Billion); this offers access to additional
> * *recreational and entertainment attractions. The negotiated
> * *room rate for conference attendees is very reasonable.


I am happy to be a member of this group and I consider you my friends.
As a friend , I like to share with you some thoughts that I believe
will be useful for your life.

Women In Islam

***ual Politics

Imagine this scenario, for it is real: two antagonists locked in a
grim power struggle. And another: two or more other competitors,
rivals in a race for high stakes, a race to determine the course of
their entire life. At race’s end, the prizes for winning include
compliments, telling glances, and First Prize, a wedding ring.
Unwanted "prizes" along the way may include physical assault,
countless violations of body and soul. The protagonists of these
scenarios are all around us; they are modern man and modern woman, and
woman vs. woman. From time immemorial, against this harsh horizon of
human relations, the "battle of the ***es" has raged. But never has
"***ual Politics been so virulent as today. Feminism becomes
polarization along gender barriers. To offset increased competition
for a mate, extreme nudity splashes itself unchecked. Fear and
suspicion on both sides lurk; commitments are tepid, or all too
fragile
***ual Balance

Now conjure this, from the Qur’an, the Book of the Revelation sent to
guide the affairs of mankind; It comes from Allah (SWT – the Deity;
One, Only) to us, His creatures: "Your wives are a garment to you, and
you to them. " (Surah 2:187). As close as the skin to a garment, as
essential as the covering layer which envelops andd protects us from
heat and cold, man and wife are the two halves of humanity coming
together in balanced, mutual protection and care. This is the other
veil, the deeper veil, the real covering and garment of ISLAM. In days
remarkably similar to ours, a new path was taught: the path of
enduring partnership and cooperation in human affairs, to level the
exhausting shifting sands of competition and suspicion. This path was
AL-ISLAM. Islam means the deep submission to God alone, Allah (SWT –
The One, The Deity, "Eloh" of the Hebrews). Fittingly, the name of
this grace-filled, all-encompassing path of balance and harmony for
mankind was derived from "Salaam," the Arabic word for peace.

"For Islam is the religion before Allah" (Surah 3:19) ISLAM was not a
new religion, "another" religion; it is the same universal truth that
God has enjoined upon humanity throughout the ages, in its final, most
comprehensive exposition. 1400 years after its Revelation, it stands
as pristine, and as beneficial, as it was on the day Allah (SWT) first
granted it: in a time of upheaval, in a world of unraveling values, in
a society confused and chaotic much like ours. There Allah (SWT) chose
His last Prophet, the Seal of the Messengers, the Mercy for all
mankind. He was an upright, kind and honorable man living in seventh-
century Arabia, at the very fringes of the civilized world. And when
first Muhammad, in his fortieth year, peace be upon him, heard the
Word of Allah (SWT), he was shaken and he was stunned. And he turned
to a woman, his wife Khadija, for counsel: am I mad? he asked. This
true companion knew better. Go, she said, and serve Allah (SWT). The
Revelation of Islam was gathered over 23 often perilous years, in the
Book of Recitation, the Qur’an. Today, 1/5th of humanity is Muslim,
(those who surrender to Allah’s, SWT, Will) and millions more (women
in the forefront) are heeding its voice. For this Voice speaks with
irresistible appeal, of the equitable design for living for all human
beings, beyond race, beyond gender: the sheltering peace.

Freedom

Islam is freedom; it upholds free will and encourages rational
thought; it recognizes only that virtue or sin which an individual
earns through free action and choice. Within its parameters is a code
of behavior, a complete social pattern for man and for woman, that
looks out to the whole of life through the harmony of a balanced
scale. In this system, based on natural law and innate reason, (the
Knowing System of the Creator Himself – SWT), cooperation is the
standard criterion. Muslims are brothers and sisters in the family of
mankind brethren all under Islam, in the sweet surrender of obedience
and worship to Allah (SWT), Unique and One (Tawhid). Each Muslim, man
or woman, chooses to be a Muslim. Each Muslim is ultimately
accountable for his and her actions to Allah (SWT) alone. Allah (SWT)
will call us all to account on the Day of Reckoning. How easy it
becomes, then, to be truly free. For the vain idols of stone, the
enslaving tyrants of greed, of lust, of ambition, of public opinion
crumble to naught. Freedom from the tyranny of man and man-made
conceits: Islam liberates

Parity


Not one verse in the whole of the Qur’an speaks injustice Not one word
says, men and women are not equal. Everywhere, the Book of Nature and
Creation tells us: equality under God is the only criterion. Under God
in sincere worship, man and woman stand in parity. But this Book is
truth; truth does not shy away from our most basic, indisputable
biological differences. Male and female, quite simply, have distinct
and complementary roles to fill, equally vital for the sustenance of
life. Everywhere, the Qur’an reminds us of the mutual rights humans
owe to one another, in the balance of our relations. "O men! Fear your
Lord Who created you from a single being and out of it created its
mate; and out of the two spread many men and women. Fear Allah in
Whose name you demand your rights (of one another) and heed the ties
of relationships. " (Surah 4:1) In a time when most women were common
chattel, the teachings of the Qur’an and the practices (Sunnah) of
Muhammad, the Messenger(pbuh), firmly restored to them status, both
legal and social; and dignity as individuals; cemented their right to
wealth and property, to inheritance, to education. In Muhammad (pbuh),
women found the champion to uphold their rights, merciful,
sympathetic, unwavering in his support: women flocked to his call.
Budding Islam grew strong on the depth of their staunch belief. In a
day of social anarchy, Islam reintroduced structure end the natural
order. For it is the stable bond of the family unit that elevates man
from beast. It is its strong foundation, built on understanding and
collaboration, which ripples outward in concentric circles to the vast
social network. It is here that peace and freedom begin. Islam
elevates.

Natural Humanism

Your body has rights upon you, said the Prophet of Islam. By this was
meant a healthy, clean, Intelligent respect for the body and its
needs. Personal hygiene is one of Islam’s most basic requirements
Pleasing and discrete elegance is smiled upon in Islam, the world’s
great Civilization of Refinement, in body and soul. And the Prophet
said: "God Himself is graceful and elegance pleases Him." The Islamic
way does not want mankind shut up unnaturally in towers of ivory, to
ruminate endlessly in ascetic withdrawal from fellow begins. Islam is
inclusive dynamism; Useful and graceful action; Improvement and
betterment. Nor does it deny or demean the natural *** drive. On the
contrary, it elevates and liberates it, channeling it for a peaceful,
healthy society: the hectic waves of seduction, rivalry, the "theft"
of physical or mental integrity are banished. Within the REAL
partnership of matrimony, the joining of husband and wife is
legitimized: here *** is no sin, but a form of natural worship. The
Qur’an itself speaks of ***ual relations between man and wife, simple
and direct; it teaches the striving toward harmony, the need for trust
and confidence between husband and wife, between life partners, as it
does between all human beings (Surah 66). Does the nurturer not need
nurturing too? The biological imperatives, Islam meets squarely, head-
on, with no coyness; for indeed Allah (SWT) created us so. Islam
addresses the differing needs of man and woman comprehensively. The
need of woman, in child bearing years, feminism not withstanding, is
sustenance and security. A pregnant woman requires care; a nursing
mother and infant require protection; a wife, mother, sister require
respect: these are their rights. Equal rights, in proportioned
measure: the way of Islam is honest and clear-sighted. To safeguard
the one from the oversights of the other; to remind the one of the
requirements of the other the balanced checks of Islam work in supreme
rationality: "Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because
Allah has made one of them stronger than the other, and because they
spend out of their possessions (to support them)." (Surah 4: 34) Women
have the same rights as the husbands have on them. But man is the
burden-carrying partner; with the weight of duty and responsibility,
comes a measure of fair recognition "But men are a degree above them
(women)." (Surah 2:228) These are the basic injunctions of Islam
concerning women. They revolve around the rights of women, not their
restrictions. Injunctions placing restrictions on women in the Qur’an,
emerge chiefly in connection to the greater curbs placed on men. For
male lust, that primary, but blindest of drives, is not allowed to
become the driving force of society. Thus the Qur’anic injunctions
recommend modesty, for both men and women. (24:31; 33:35) Where the
parade of enticement and seduction prevails, Islam upholds the
standard of straight forward human dealings, inner mettle to inner
mettle. *** and beauty stay at home; neither commodity nor potential
incentive in wider social relations, their power is curtailed to
strangers, enhanced to the bonded partner. Where promiscuity runs
rampant, Islam builds a society where children know their fathers, and
fathers are responsible for their wives and children. By severing the
loose ties of lust, Islam restores the lasting ties of partnership.
Where the ***ual society objectifies, Islam humanizes.

Hijab, Veil of Pride

"Let them wear their head-coverings over their bosoms" (Surah 24:31;
33:59). It is the minimum standard of decency. No mention of face
covering, in fact; ***ual politics of individual men have seen to
that. A Muslim woman is told: cover your nakedness, do not play with
femininity as a commodity. Be proud and save your intimate best for
the one who stands by you in times good and bad. Speak loud and clear,
the game-and-promise bedroom voice does not belong on the streets,
(Surah 33:32); Walk firm and tall: the swaying, jingling advertisement
of body carries a "for sale" sign on it (Surah 24:31). The Qur’an
seeks clarity of heart and intention; Its injunctions address the
deception inherent in teasing and seduction, their signal or their
unintentional message. Hijab is first a reminder far the soul, an
inner code and standard, and only second a physical statement. Indeed
the head-to-toe cloak (chador) is by no means unique to Islam; but a
universal, spontaneous woman’s choice throughout time, the dress of
high-born Roman and Byzantine ladies for centuries to indicate their
elevated social status, set apart, "protected" from the laboring
throng. In the Qur’an, verses referring to the veil come in the
context of the early struggles of nascent Islam, when false believers
were infiltrating the infant Muslim community: Muslim ladies would be
recognized at once, wearing a pragmatic veil of conduct affirming
their belief in the Creator’s (SWT) laws. Modesty of dress
externalizes moderation of behavior: the inner hijab, the moral
affirmation of the bounds of decency, honesty, self-respect, honor,
made visible. The veil continues to offer recognition and freedom to
woman in many ways: it is a signal sent out which demands respect, and
receives it in return. Thus did Allah (SWT) intend (Surah 33:59).

The Harem


"Swathed in their veil, locked away": yet this popular image of
extremes has no place in Islam. It is born under specific skies, in
cultural imposition, solidified in misconception, perpetuated in the
rigidity of the narrow-minded or the misguided. The severe segregation
of the ***es is not a Qur’anic injunction. A Muslim woman is given
freedom of thought at all times. And that same intrinsic freedom of
action which does not lead to disharmony, in exactly the same manner
as a Muslim man. Islam does favor the inherent, the natural division
of life-spheres. A woman’s familial duty is foremost, her natural
environment is the home. To those who cry, "***ism," a word of
reminder, and some facts. A woman will know different spans in one
single month; medical science has only now begun to concede the often
drastic influence of very real hormonal fluctuations in a woman’s
biology. The interplay of hormones and emotions is no ***ist Myth. It
is Fact. By the same token, throughout Islamic history, women who,
through their talent must rise in the larger society, have risen. In
the time of Ignorance (Jahiliyah), the Message of Islam came to
rectify rampant polygamy. The criterion, as always, balance and
fairness. In cases a man took more than one partner, it should be done
legitimately, within the norms of fair dealing. No "Second class"
categories of relationships. No one-night stand: a real commitment in
marriage. Islam never overlooks the greater social stability and
justice. It will regulate, in its omniscience, all potential forces at
work in the social In point of fact, the lifelong and monogamous bond
of marriage is the actual Muslim . The partnership endures.

Divorce

Where it does not, despite the best intentions, here too, naturalness
reigns. Divorce is the most disliked of all lawful things, the Prophet
said. Prevention is the priority. But when the life of the couple has
grown destructive and counterproductive the Qur’an sets strict
guidelines, to forestall haste and whim; terms of transition (Iddat)
and reasonable waiting periods – usually of four months – have been
enjoined, long enough for tempers to cool, for a pregnancy to reveal
itself, for circumstances to change or solidify. Divorce can be
instigated by husband or wife (Talaq and Khula), and by mutual consent
(Mubara’ah). No Muslim girl can be forced to marry against her will..
When estrangement and alienation set in (Ila; Surah 2:226), the
partners are directed to bridge their gap within a reasonable period
of time, before that point of no return. For Allah (SWT) understands
and eases the frailty of humans.

Within The Sheltering Peace

This, then, is the religion of reason, the religion of balance, the
religion of fairness, the religion of peace. This is Islam. Look
around you, across the street, around the world: you will see Muslim
women choosing the veil of their own free will. For they recognize it
for what it was enjoined, an emancipation and a liberation. The
merchandising of the human being profits only that ever-voracious
corporate bottom line. Hijab is a woman’s statement, of transcending
the often-abused power of men over their lives. It is a statement of
understanding the real meaning within the Qur’an. It is intrinsic
dignity, unadorned and straightforward, for all: and that is the
Islamic way. Today, women are tired of selling themselves short.
Selling their "assets" on a false stage, where plastic bodies and
fashion kings may dictate the shape of a life and appearances have
taken on the functions of one’s very soul. Hail the freedom of the
"liberated woman," unhinged from the trusting partnership: free to
face man-the-enemy, rape, spouse abuse, abandonment, free to starve
herself in the mating game – Starve in the rat race. Her hard-won
rights; her pyrrhic victory. Now imagine a world where women are the
corer of men and men, their garment and covering. Imagine a world
where merit and strength of character replace the transient, the
doomed race after fading beauty; where the good become beautiful and
the beautiful, good. The Prophet once said, "God does not judge
according to your bodies and appearances but scans your hearts and
looks into your deeds." "And on of [Allah's] signs is that He created
mates you from yourselves, that you may find rest them, and between
you He put love and compassion." (Surah 30:21) Imagine this world
where companionship , this sheltering cloak for man and for woman.
Imagine such a world, and you can enter it. This is the world of
Islam.


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Default Re: Call for Papers & Sessions: The 2010 International Conference onArtificial Intelligence (ICAI'10), USA, July 2010

some say that 9/11 was a government conspiracy...that is a theory.
There are hundreds of people who have nothing at all to do with
terrorist or conspiracy theories being arrested and interrogated.
1. Who can be arrested for no reason, detained and examined without
charge? 30,000 people at least per year?
2. These people are mixed (can be any either or neither or any *** at
all) nationality, from any religeous background, species from any
political background, inclination or non what so ever.
3. who is normal? who out of 20,000 + per year have been watched day
and night? have their income, their friends their aquaintanceships and
any deviation from their 'usual path' monitored, matched or monitored
in any way?
4. women in peace are women with homes and men and children. Men
understand this, women can cope with that, and paperwork, logic and
data banks of code and people who need data to complete a performance
for rewards will be less than sympathetic or 'normal' than those who
have normal charitable, (we old fashioned types used to call it
'Christian' attitude to human recognisable need for naural more than
so called normal response to human desire or need?
5. There I leave you not only because I'm a Christian , but ONLY
because I cannot be anything else ..... I DO NOT AGREE TO ARRANGED
MARRIAGES !


On 27 Dec, 20:39, iman way <[email protected]> wrote:
> On 16 ديسمبر, 19:50, "A. M. G. Solo" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > It would be greatly appreciated if this announcement could be
> > shared with individuals whose research interests include
> > artificial intelligence, machine learning, soft computing,
> > and genetic and/or evolutionary methods. *Thanks.
> > -------

>
> > * * * * * * * * * * * *CALL *FOR *PAPERS
> > * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *and
> > * * * * * * * Call For Workshop/Session Proposals

>
> > * * * * * * * * * * * * * *ICAI'10
> > * * * * * * *The 2010 International Conference on
> > * * * * * * * * * * Artificial Intelligence

>
> > * * * Date and Location: July 12-15, 2010, Las Vegas, USA

>
> > You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All
> > accepted papers will be published in the ICAI conference
> > proceedings (in printed book form; later, the proceedings will
> > also be accessible online). Those interested in proposing
> > workshops/sessions, should refer to the relevant sections that
> > appear below.

>
> > SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the
> > following:

>
> > O *Brain models / cognitive science
> > O *Natural language processing
> > O *Fuzzy logic and soft computing
> > O *Software tools for AI
> > O *Expert systems
> > O *Decision support systems
> > O *Automated problem solving
> > O *Knowledge discovery
> > O *Knowledge representation
> > O *Knowledge acquisition
> > O *Knowledge-intensive problem solving techniques
> > O *Knowledge networks and management
> > O *Intelligent information systems
> > O *Intelligent data mining and farming
> > O *Intelligent web-based business
> > O *Intelligent agents
> > O *Intelligent networks
> > O *Intelligent databases
> > O *Intelligent user interface
> > O *AI and evolutionary algorithms
> > O *Intelligent tutoring systems
> > O *Reasoning strategies
> > O *Distributed AI algorithms and techniques
> > O *Distributed AI systems and architectures
> > O *Neural networks and applications
> > O *Heuristic searching methods
> > O *Languages and programming techniques for AI
> > O *Constraint-based reasoning and constraint programming
> > O *Intelligent information fusion
> > O *Learning and adaptive sensor fusion
> > O *Search and meta-heuristics
> > O *Multisensor data fusion using neural and fuzzy techniques
> > O *Integration of AI with other technologies
> > O *Evaluation of AI tools
> > O *Social intelligence (markets and computational societies)
> > O *Social impact of AI
> > O *Emerging technologies
> > O *Applications (including: computer vision, signal processing,
> > * *military, surveillance, robotics, medicine, pattern recognition,
> > * *face recognition, finger print recognition, finance and
> > * *marketing, stock market, education, emerging applications,...)

>
> > O *Workshop on Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and
> > Applications:

>
> > * *- General Machine Learning Theory
> > * * *. Statistical learning theory
> > * * *. Unsupervised and Supervised Learning
> > * * *. Multivariate analysis
> > * * *. Hierarchical learning models
> > * * *. Relational learning models
> > * * *. Bayesian methods
> > * * *. Meta learning
> > * * *. Stochastic optimization
> > * * *. Simulated annealing
> > * * *. Heuristic optimization techniques
> > * * *. Neural networks
> > * * *. Reinforcement learning
> > * * *. Multi-criteria reinforcement learning
> > * * *. General Learning models
> > * * *. Multiple hypothesis testing
> > * * *. Decision making
> > * * *. Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods
> > * * *. Non-parametric methods
> > * * *. Graphical models
> > * * *. Gaussian graphical models
> > * * *. Bayesian networks
> > * * *. Particle filter
> > * * *. Cross-Entropy method
> > * * *. Ant colony optimization
> > * * *. Time series prediction
> > * * *. Fuzzy logic and learning
> > * * *. Inductive learning and applications
> > * * *. Grammatical inference

>
> > * *- General Graph-based Machine Learning Techniques
> > * * *. Graph kernel and graph distance methods
> > * * *. Graph-based semi-supervised learning
> > * * *. Graph clustering
> > * * *. Graph learning based on graph transformations
> > * * *. Graph learning based on graph grammars
> > * * *. Graph learning based on graph matching
> > * * *. General theoretical aspects of graph learning
> > * * *. Statistical modeling of graphs
> > * * *. Information-theoretical approaches to graphs
> > * * *. Motif search
> > * * *. Network inference
> > * * *. General issues in graph and tree mining

>
> > * *- Machine Learning Applications
> > * * *. Aspects of knowledge structures
> > * * *. Computational Finance
> > * * *. Computational Intelligence
> > * * *. Knowledge acquisition and discovery techniques
> > * * *. Induction of document grammars
> > * * *. Supervised and unsupervised classification of webdata
> > * * *. General Structure-based approaches in informationretrieval,
> > * * * *web authoring, information extraction, and web content mining
> > * * *. Latent semantic analysis
> > * * *. Aspects of natural language processing
> > * * *. Intelligent linguistic
> > * * *. Aspects of text technology
> > * * *. Computational vision
> > * * *. Bioinformatics and computational biology
> > * * *. Biostatistics
> > * * *. High-throughput data analysis
> > * * *. Biological network analysis:
> > * * * *protein-protein networks, signaling networks, metabolic
> > networks,
> > * * * *transcriptional regulatory networks
> > * * *. Graph-based models in biostatistics
> > * * *. Computational Neuroscience
> > * * *. Computational Chemistry
> > * * *. Computational Statistics
> > * * *. Systems Biology
> > * * *. Algebraic Biology

>
> > USEFUL WEB LINKS:
> > To see the DBLP list of accepted papers in the last offering of ICAI,
> > go tohttp://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/icai/icai2009.html
> > The main web site of ICAI'10 is accessible athttp://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp10/ws/conferences/icai10

>
> > ACADEMIC CO-SPONSORS:

>
> > * *Currently being prepared - The sponsors will include a number
> > * *of active research labs and centers that have helped to shape
> > * *our field. The Academic sponsors of the last offering of
> > * *ICAI & WORLDCOMP included research labs and centers
> > * *affiliated with United States Military Academy, Harvard
> > * *University, MIT, Argonne National Lab., University of Illinois
> > * *at Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota, University of
> > * *Texas at Austin, Georgia Institute of Technology, George Mason
> > * *University, Vienna University of Technology, University of
> > * *Siegen, Russian Academy of Sciences, University of Iowa,
> > * *SECLAB (Italy), University of North Dakota, Texas A&M
> > * *University, National Institute for Health Research,
> > * *International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine,
> > * *Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies, and European
> > * *Commission. For 2010, we will also include The Berkeley
> > * *Initiative in Soft Computing/BISC of University of California,
> > * *Berkeley (confirmed.) In recent offerings of WORLDCOMP/ICAI,
> > * *corporate sponsors included: Google, Intel, Salford Systems,
> > * *Element CXI, Synplicity, NIIT, SuperMicro, HPCNano, Council on
> > * *Medical & Care Compunetics, Scientific Tech. Corp., HoIP,
> > GridToday.

>
> > Members of the Steering Committee of WORLDCOMP 2010:
> > * *(ICAI'10 is an important track of WORLDCOMP which is a federated
> > * *event. What appears below is a partial list of members of the
> > * *steering committee.)

>
> > * *Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia
> > * *Coordinator & General Co-Chair, WORLDCOMP 2010,
> > * *Professor, Computer Science,
> > * *Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer),
> > * *Co-Editor/Board, Journal of Computational Science (Elsevier),
> > * *Advisory Board, IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing,
> > * *The University of Georgia, Georgia, USA
> > * *email: [email protected]

>
> > * *Dr. Selim Aissi
> > * *Chief Strategist - Security, Manageability and Virtualization,
> > * *Ultra Mobile Group, Intel Corporation, USA

>
> > * *Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy
> > * *Member, National Academy of Engineering,
> > * *IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow,
> > * *Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
> > * *University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

>
> > * *Prof. Hyunseung Choo
> > * *ITRC Director of Ministry of Information & Communication, Korea,
> > * *Director, ITRC: Intelligent HCI Convergence Research Center, Korea,
> > * *Director, Korea Information Processing Society,
> > * *Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology,
> > * *Assoc. Editor, Transactions on Computational Science, Springer-
> > Verlag;
> > * *Director, Korean Society for Internet Info. (KSII) + Society for
> > Sim.;
> > * *Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

>
> > * *Prof. Andy Marsh
> > * *Director HoIP (Healthcare over Internet Protocol),
> > * *Secretary-General WABT (World Academy of Biomedical Science &
> > Tech.),
> > * *Vice-president ICET (Int'l Council for Engineering & Technology),
> > * *Vice-president ICMCC (Int'l Council on Medical & Care Compunetics),
> > * *Visiting Professor, University of Westminster, UK

>
> > * *Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh
> > * *Member, National Academy of Engineering,
> > * *IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow,
> > * *Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing,
> > * *Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA

>
> > PURPOSE / HISTORY:

>
> > * *ICAI'10 Conference is being held jointly (same location and dates)
> > * *with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP).
> > * *WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in
> > computer
> > * *science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate
> > * *to have 2,000 or more attendees from over 85 countries
> > participating
> > * *at WORLDCOMP Congress. A number of individual research tracks of
> > * *the Congress have been held for many years; for example, PDPTA has
> > * *been held annually since 1995 (PDPTA'10 is the 16th annual
> > * *conference); ERSA has been held annually since 2001 (ERSA'10 is the
> > * *10th annual conference); ICAI has been held annually since1999
> > * *(ICAI'10 is the 12th annual conference). Other tracks of WORLDCOMP
> > * *Congress have similar records.

>
> > * *The motivation behind this federated congress is to assemble
> > * *a spectrum of affiliated research conferences into a coordinated
> > * *research meeting held in a common place at a common time. The
> > * *main goal is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a
> > * *number of research areas that interact. The model used to form
> > * *ICAI facilitates communication among researchers from all
> > * *over the world in different fields of computer science,
> > * *computer engineering, soft computing, applied computing, and
> > * *computational biology. Both inward research (core areas) and
> > * *outward research (multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, and
> > * *applications) will be covered during the conference. ICAI makes
> > * *concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with
> > * *diverse entities (such as: universities, institutions,
> > * *corporations, government agencies, and research centers/labs)
> > * *from all over the world.

>
> > * *ICAI'10 will be composed of research presentations, keynote
> > * *lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions,
> > * *and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel
> > * *speakers have included (as part of the federated event):
> > * *Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer/computer architecture, U.. of
> > * *California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of
> > * *Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of
> > * *Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as
> > * *Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena
> > * *Bajcsy (pioneer/VR, U. of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry
> > * *Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys
> > * *(known as X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost; OLPC),
> > * *Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming,
> > * *Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U. of
> > * *Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern
> > * *California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and
> > * *Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
> > * *Anousheh Ansari (CEO, Prodea Systems & first female private
> > * *space explorer), and many other distinguished speakers. Toget
> > * *a feeling about the events' atmosphere, see the 2009 delegates
> > * *photos available at:
> > * *http://www.pixagogo.com/1672514104
> > * *2008 delegates photos can be viewed at:
> > * *http://www.pixagogo.com/8658134154

>
> > SUBMISSION OF PAPERS, PUBLICATION, INDEXING INFORMATION:

>
> > * *Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by
> > * *uploading them to the evaluation web site at:
> > * *http://worldcomp.cviog.uga.edu/
> > * *Submissions must be uploaded by March 1, 2010 and they must
> > * *be in either MS doc (but not docx) or pdf formats (about 5
> > * *to 7 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All
> > * *reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the
> > * *authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a
> > * *particular typesetting format to prepare their final papers.)

>
> > * *The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be
> > * *limited to 7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been
> > * *previously published or currently submitted for publication
> > * *elsewhere. The first page of the draft paper should include:
> > * *title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and
> > * *email address for each author. The first page should also
> > * *identify the name of the Contact Author and a maximum of 5
> > * *topical keywords that would best represent the content of
> > * *the paper. Finally, the name of the conference (ie. ICAI)
> > * *must be stated on the first page.

>
> > * *Full papers will be evaluated for originality, significance,
> > * *clarity, impact, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed
> > * *by two experts in the field who are independent of the
> > * *conference program committee. The referees' evaluations will
> > * *then be reviewed by one member of the program committee who
> > * *will recommend a decision to the chair of the track that
> > * *the paper has been submitted to. The chair will make the
> > * *final decision. Lastly, the final papers will be reviewed
> > * *by one member of the program committee.

>
> > * *All accepted papers will be published in the respective
> > * *conference proceedings (in both, printed book form as wellas
> > * *online). The proceedings will be indexed in Inspec / IET /
> > * *The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP / Computer
> > * *Science Bibliography, and others.) The printed proceedings
> > * *will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

>
> > * *In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected
> > * *authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their
> > * *papers for publication in a number of research books being
> > * *proposed/contracted with various publishers (such as, Springer,
> > * *Elsevier, IOS, ...) - these books would be composed after the
> > * *conference. Also, many chairs of sessions and workshops will
> > * *be forming journal special issues to be published after the
> > * *conference.

>
> > PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS:

>
> > * *Each session will have at least 6 paper presentations from
> > * *different authors (12 papers in the case of workshops). The
> > * *session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
> > * *sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ...
> > * *The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors
> > * *in the conference proceedings and on the cover of the books.

>
> > * *Proposals to organize sessions should include the following
> > * *information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, his/her
> > * *biography, title of session, a 100-word description of the
> > * *topic of the session, the name of the conference the session
> > * *is submitted for consideration (ie, ICAI), and a short
> > * *description on how the session will be advertised (in most
> > * *cases, session proposers solicit papers from colleagues and
> > * *researchers whose work is known to the session proposer).
> > * *email your session proposal to H. R. Arabnia ( [email protected] ).
> > * *We would like to receive the session proposals by January 16, 2010.

>
> > IMPORTANT DATES:

>
> > * *Jan. 16, 2010: * *Proposals for organizing sessions/workshops
> > * *March 1, 2010: * *Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
> > * *March 25, 2010: * Notification of acceptance
> > * *April 22, 2010: * Final papers + Copyright + Registration
> > * *July 12-15, 2010: The 2010 International Conference on
> > * * * * * * * * * * *Artificial Intelligence (ICAI'10)

>
> > URL: *http://www.worldacademyofscience.org

>
> > MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

>
> > * *The Program Committee includes members of chapters of World
> > * *Academy of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific
> > * *computing; AI; imaging science; databases; simulation;
> > * *software eng.; embedded systems; internet & web technologies;
> > * *communications; computer security; & bioinformatics.) The
> > * *Program Committee for ICAI'10 conference is currently
> > * *being formed. Many who have already joined the committees
> > * *of individual tracks are renowned leaders, scholars,
> > * *researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest
> > * *ranks; many are directors of research labs., fellows of
> > * *various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program
> > * *directors of research funding agencies, deans and provosts..
> > * *You can view the list of program committee of the last two
> > * *offerings of ICAI at:
> > * *http://www.worldacademyofscience.org...ferences/icai0...
> > * *http://www.world-academy-of-science....conferences/ic...
> > * *Program Committee members are expected to have established
> > * *a strong and documented research track record. Those
> > * *interested in joining the Program Committee should email
> > * *H. R. Arabnia ([email protected]) the following information for
> > * *consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and position,
> > * *complete mailing address, email address, a one-page biography
> > * *that includes research expertise and the name of the conference
> > * *offering to help with (ie, ICAI).

>
> > LOCATION OF CONFERENCE:

>
> > * *ICAI'10 will be held at Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas,
> > * *Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels).
> > * *This is a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and
> > * *over 3,000 rooms. It is minutes from the airport with 24-hour
> > * *shuttle service to and from the airport. This hotel has many
> > * *recreational attractions, including: waterfalls, spa, pools,
> > * *sunning decks, Easy River, wave pool, nightly shows, many
> > * *restaurants, ... The hotel is adjacent to CityCenter
> > * *(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CityCenter) which is the
> > * *largest private development in the United States' history
> > * *(costing over $11 Billion); this offers access to additional
> > * *recreational and entertainment attractions. The negotiated
> > * *room rate for conference attendees is very reasonable.

>
> I am happy to be a member of this group and I consider you my friends.
> As a friend , I like to share with you some thoughts that I believe
> will be useful for your life.
>
> Women In Islam
>
> ***ual Politics
>
> Imagine this scenario, for it is real: two antagonists locked in a
> grim power struggle. And another: two or more other competitors,
> rivals in a race for high stakes, a race to determine the course of
> their entire life. At race’s end, the prizes for winning include
> compliments, telling glances, and First Prize, a wedding ring.


If any man had offered me to be a bride for any other reason that I
was rich, talented, attractive or awfully well connected ......I would
have had his child forst off!

> Unwanted "prizes" along the way may include physical assault,
> countless violations of body and soul. The protagonists of these
> scenarios are all around us; they are modern man and modern woman, and
> woman vs. woman. From time immemorial, against this harsh horizon of
> human relations, the "battle of the ***es" has raged. But never has
> "***ual Politics been so virulent as today. Feminism becomes
> polarization along gender barriers. To offset increased competition
> for a mate, extreme nudity splashes itself unchecked. Fear and
> suspicion on both sides lurk; commitments are tepid, or all too
> fragile


There were Luddites, we have numerous historical references to
machines and vile artificial communications, and animals even, who
would take the place of a real human being (smirk!)


> ***ual Balance
>
> Now conjure this, from the Qur’an, the Book of the Revelation sent to
> guide the affairs of mankind; It comes from Allah (SWT – the Deity;
> One, Only) to us, His creatures: "Your wives are a garment to you, and
> you to them. " (Surah 2:187).


Hmmm...I would have thought that those who were loved...are still
loved most of all...penniless or no, and as we would be cared by them,
we will care for them and remember theirs with the same affiliation

> As close as the skin to a garment, as
> essential as the covering layer which envelops andd protects us from
> heat and cold, man and wife are the two halves of humanity coming
> together in balanced, mutual protection and care. This is the other
> veil, the deeper veil, the real covering and garment of ISLAM. In days
> remarkably similar to ours, a new path was taught: the path of
> enduring partnership and cooperation in human affairs, to level the
> exhausting shifting sands of competition and suspicion. This path was
> AL-ISLAM. Islam means the deep submission to God alone, Allah (SWT –
> The One, The Deity, "Eloh" of the Hebrews). Fittingly, the name of
> this grace-filled, all-encompassing path of balance and harmony for
> mankind was derived from "Salaam," the Arabic word for peace.


A womans work is different.
but a womans who would assume leadership above all others swayed by a
man, his logic and his necessary omittance of ertain essential female
characters and his logic and device is nothing less than a slave or
spokesman of his
>
> "For Islam is the religion before Allah" (Surah 3:19) ISLAM was not a
> new religion, "another" religion; it is the same universal truth that
> God has enjoined upon humanity throughout the ages, in its final, most
> comprehensive exposition. 1400 years after its Revelation, it stands
> as pristine, and as beneficial, as it was on the day Allah (SWT) first
> granted it: in a time of upheaval, in a world of unraveling values, in
> a society confused and chaotic much like ours. There Allah (SWT) chose
> His last Prophet, the Seal of the Messengers, the Mercy for all
> mankind. He was an upright, kind and honorable man living in seventh-
> century Arabia, at the very fringes of the civilized world. And when
> first Muhammad, in his fortieth year, peace be upon him, heard the
> Word of Allah (SWT), he was shaken and he was stunned. And he turned
> to a woman, his wife Khadija, for counsel: am I mad? he asked. This
> true companion knew better. Go, she said, and serve Allah (SWT). The
> Revelation of Islam was gathered over 23 often perilous years, in the
> Book of Recitation, the Qur’an. Today, 1/5th of humanity is Muslim,
> (those who surrender to Allah’s, SWT, Will) and millions more (women
> in the forefront) are heeding its voice. For this Voice speaks with
> irresistible appeal, of the equitable design for living for all human
> beings, beyond race, beyond gender: the sheltering peace.
>
> *Freedom
>
> Islam is freedom; it upholds free will and encourages rational
> thought; it recognizes only that virtue or sin which an individual
> earns through free action and choice. Within its parameters is a code
> of behavior, a complete social pattern for man and for woman, that
> looks out to the whole of life through the harmony of a balanced
> scale. In this system, based on natural law and innate reason, (the
> Knowing System of the Creator Himself – SWT), cooperation is the
> standard criterion. Muslims are brothers and sisters in the family of
> mankind brethren all under Islam, in the sweet surrender of obedience
> and worship to Allah (SWT), Unique and One (Tawhid). Each Muslim, man
> or woman, chooses to be a Muslim. Each Muslim is ultimately
> accountable for his and her actions to Allah (SWT) alone. Allah (SWT)
> will call us all to account on the Day of Reckoning. How easy it
> becomes, then, to be truly free. For the vain idols of stone, the
> enslaving tyrants of greed, of lust, of ambition, of public opinion
> crumble to naught. Freedom from the tyranny of man and man-made
> conceits: Islam liberates
>
> *Parity
>
> Not one verse in the whole of the Qur’an speaks injustice Not oneword
> says, men and women are not equal. Everywhere, the Book of Nature and
> Creation tells us: equality under God is the only criterion. Under God
> in sincere worship, man and woman stand in parity. But this Book is
> truth; truth does not shy away from our most basic, indisputable
> biological differences. Male and female, quite simply, have distinct
> and complementary roles to fill, equally vital for the sustenance of
> life. Everywhere, the Qur’an reminds us of the mutual rights humans
> owe to one another, in the balance of our relations. "O men! Fear your
> Lord Who created you from a single being and out of it created its
> mate; and out of the two spread many men and women. Fear Allah in
> Whose name you demand your rights (of one another) and heed the ties
> of relationships. " (Surah 4:1) In a time when most women were common
> chattel, the teachings of the Qur’an and the practices (Sunnah) of
> Muhammad, the Messenger(pbuh), firmly restored to them status, both
> legal and social; and dignity as individuals; cemented their right to
> wealth and property, to inheritance, to education. In Muhammad (pbuh),
> women found the champion to uphold their rights, merciful,
> sympathetic, unwavering in his support: women flocked to his call.
> Budding Islam grew strong on the depth of their staunch belief. In a
> day of social anarchy, Islam reintroduced structure end the natural
> order. For it is the stable bond of the family unit that elevates man
> from beast. It is its strong foundation, built on understanding and
> collaboration, which ripples outward in concentric circles to the vast
> social network. It is here that peace and freedom begin. Islam
> elevates.
>
> *Natural Humanism
>
> Your body has rights upon you, said the Prophet of Islam. By this was
> meant a healthy, clean, Intelligent respect for the body and its
> needs. Personal hygiene is one of Islam’s most basic requirements
> Pleasing and discrete elegance is smiled upon in Islam, the world’s
> great Civilization of Refinement, in body and soul. And the Prophet
> said: "God Himself is graceful and elegance pleases Him." The Islamic
> way does not want mankind shut up unnaturally in towers of ivory, to
> ruminate endlessly in ascetic withdrawal from fellow begins. Islam is
> inclusive dynamism; Useful and graceful action; Improvement and
> betterment. Nor does it deny or demean the natural *** drive. On the
> contrary, it elevates and liberates it, channeling it for a peaceful,
> healthy society: the hectic waves of seduction, rivalry, the "theft"
> of physical or mental integrity are banished. Within the REAL
> partnership of matrimony, the joining of husband and wife is
> legitimized: here *** is no sin, but a form of natural worship. The
> Qur’an itself speaks of ***ual relations between man and wife, simple
> and direct; it teaches the striving toward harmony, the need for trust
> and confidence between husband and wife, between life partners, as it
> does between all human beings (Surah 66). Does the nurturer not need
> nurturing too? The biological imperatives, Islam meets squarely, head-
> on, with no coyness; for indeed Allah (SWT) created us so. Islam
> addresses the differing needs of man and woman comprehensively. The
> need of woman, in child bearing years, feminism not withstanding, is
> sustenance and security. A pregnant woman requires care; a nursing
> mother and infant require protection; a wife, mother, sister require
> respect: these are their rights. Equal rights, in proportioned
> measure: the way of Islam is honest and clear-sighted. To safeguard
> the one from the oversights of the other; to remind the one of the
> requirements of the other the balanced checks of Islam work in supreme
> rationality: "Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because
> Allah has made one of them stronger than the other, and because they
> spend out of their possessions (to support them)." (Surah 4: 34) Women
> have the same rights as the husbands have on them. But man is the
> burden-carrying partner; with the weight of duty and responsibility,
> comes a measure of fair recognition "But men are a degree above them
> (women)." (Surah 2:228) These are the basic injunctions of Islam
> concerning women. They revolve around the rights of women, not their
> restrictions. Injunctions placing restrictions on women in the Qur’an,
> emerge chiefly in connection to the greater curbs placed on men. For
> male lust, that primary, but blindest of drives, is not allowed to
> become the driving force of society. Thus the Qur’anic injunctions
> recommend modesty, for both men and women. (24:31; 33:35) Where the
> parade of enticement and seduction prevails, Islam upholds the
> standard of straight forward human dealings, inner mettle to inner
> mettle. *** and beauty stay at home; neither commodity nor potential
> incentive in wider social relations, their power is curtailed to
> strangers, enhanced to the bonded partner. Where promiscuity runs
> rampant, Islam builds a society where children know their fathers, and
> fathers are responsible for their wives and children. By severing the
> loose ties of lust, Islam restores the lasting ties of partnership.
> Where the ***ual society objectifies, Islam humanizes.
>
> *Hijab, Veil of Pride
>
> "Let them wear their head-coverings over their bosoms" (Surah 24:31;
> 33:59). It is the minimum standard of decency. No mention of face
> covering, in fact; ***ual politics of individual men have seen to
> that. A Muslim woman is told: cover your nakedness, do not play with
> femininity as a commodity. Be proud and save your intimate best for
> the one who stands by you in times good and bad. Speak loud and clear,
> the game-and-promise bedroom voice does not belong on the streets,
> (Surah 33:32); Walk firm and tall: the swaying, jingling advertisement
> of body carries a "for sale" sign on it (Surah 24:31). The Qur’an
> seeks clarity of heart and intention; Its injunctions address the
> deception inherent in teasing and seduction, their signal or their
> unintentional message. Hijab is first a reminder far the soul, an
> inner code and standard, and only second a physical statement. Indeed
> the head-to-toe cloak (chador) is by no means unique to Islam; but a
> universal, spontaneous woman’s choice throughout time, the dress of
> high-born Roman and Byzantine ladies for centuries to indicate their
> elevated social status, set apart, "protected" from the laboring
> throng. In the Qur’an, verses referring to the veil come in the
> context of the early struggles of nascent Islam, when false believers
> were infiltrating the infant Muslim community: Muslim ladies would be
> recognized at once, wearing a pragmatic veil of conduct affirming
> their belief in the Creator’s (SWT) laws. Modesty of dress
> externalizes moderation of behavior: the inner hijab, the moral
> affirmation of the bounds of decency, honesty, self-respect, honor,
> made visible. The veil continues to offer recognition and freedom to
> woman in many ways: it is a signal sent out which demands respect, and
> receives it in return. Thus did Allah (SWT) intend (Surah 33:59).
>
> The Harem
>
> "Swathed in their veil, locked away": yet this popular image of
> extremes has no place in Islam. It is born under specific skies, in
> cultural imposition, solidified in misconception, perpetuated in the
> rigidity of the narrow-minded or the misguided. The severe segregation
> of the ***es is not a Qur’anic injunction. A Muslim woman is given
> freedom of thought at all times. And that same intrinsic freedom of
> action which does not lead to disharmony, in exactly the same manner
> as a Muslim man. Islam does favor the inherent, the natural division
> of life-spheres. A woman’s familial duty is foremost, her natural
> environment is the home. To those who cry, "***ism," a word of
> reminder, and some facts. A woman will know different spans in one
> single month; medical science has only now begun to concede the often
> drastic influence of very real hormonal fluctuations in a woman’s
> biology. The interplay of hormones and emotions is no ***ist Myth. It
> is Fact. By the same token, throughout Islamic history, women who,
> through their talent must rise in the larger society, have risen. In
> the time of Ignorance (Jahiliyah), the Message of Islam came to
> rectify rampant polygamy. The criterion, as always, balance and
> fairness. In cases a man took more than one partner, it should be done
> legitimately, within the norms of fair dealing. No "Second class"
> categories of relationships. No one-night stand: a real commitment in
> marriage. Islam never overlooks the greater social stability and
> justice. It will regulate, in its omniscience, all potential forces at
> work in the social In point of fact, the lifelong and monogamous bond
> of marriage is the actual Muslim . The partnership endures.
>
> * Divorce
>
> Where it does not, despite the best intentions, here too, naturalness
> reigns. Divorce is the most disliked of all lawful things, the Prophet
> said. Prevention is the priority. But when the life of the couple has
> grown destructive and counterproductive the Qur’an sets strict
> guidelines, to forestall haste and whim; terms of transition (Iddat)
> and reasonable waiting periods – usually of four months –have been
> enjoined, long enough for tempers to cool, for a pregnancy to reveal
> itself, for circumstances to change or solidify. Divorce can be
> instigated by husband or wife (Talaq and Khula), and by mutual consent
> (Mubara’ah). No Muslim girl can be forced to marry against her will.
> When estrangement and alienation set in (Ila; Surah 2:226), the
> partners are directed to bridge their gap within a reasonable period
> of time, before that point of no return. For Allah (SWT) understands
> and eases the frailty of humans.
>
> Within The Sheltering Peace
>
> This, then, is the religion of reason, the religion of balance, the
> religion of fairness, the religion of peace. This is Islam. Look
> around you, across the street, around the world: you will see Muslim
> women choosing the veil of their own free will. For they recognize it
> for what it was enjoined, an emancipation and a liberation. The
> merchandising of the human being profits only that ever-voracious
> corporate bottom line. Hijab is a woman’s statement, of transcending
> the often-abused power of men over their lives. It is a statement of
> understanding the real meaning within the Qur’an. It is intrinsic
> dignity, unadorned and straightforward, for all: and that is the
> Islamic way. Today, women are tired of selling themselves short.
> Selling their "assets" on a false stage, where plastic bodies and
> fashion kings may dictate the shape of a life and appearances have
> taken on the functions of one’s very soul. Hail the freedom of the
> "liberated woman," unhinged from the trusting partnership: free to
> face man-the-enemy, rape, spouse abuse, abandonment, free to starve
> herself in the mating game – Starve in the rat race. Her hard-won
> rights; her pyrrhic victory. Now imagine a world where women are the
> corer of men and men, their garment and covering. Imagine a world
> where merit and strength of character replace the transient, the
> doomed race after fading beauty; where the good become beautiful and
> the beautiful, good. The Prophet once said, "God does not judge
> according to your bodies and appearances but scans your hearts and
> looks into your deeds." "And on of [Allah's] signs is that He created
> mates you from yourselves, that you may find rest them, and between
> you He put love and compassion." (Surah 30:21) Imagine this world
> where companionship , this sheltering cloak for man and for woman.
> Imagine such a world, and you can enter it. This is the world of
> Islam.
>
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