UI to Welcome International Computer and Computation Conference Aug. 13-15

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

University of Iowa News Release

The University of Iowa will welcome computer and computational science experts from around the world Aug. 13-15 when the International Multi-Symposiums on Computer and Computational Sciences 2007 is held in Iowa City. The sessions will take place in the UI Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences.

UI President Sally Mason is scheduled to give the welcome. According to Conference Program Chair Jun Ni, Mason's support will likely encourage UI researchers to use cyberinfrastructure-enabled computing technology for future multidisciplinary research.

The goal of the conference is to promote cyberinfrastructure-driven collaborations between computer science and other multi-disciplinary domains by breaking traditional boundaries, said Ni, research scientist at the Research Services Unit of the UI's Information Technology Services. He added that the UI session of the annual conference is only the second of its kind, with the first having been held in 2006 at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

The conference proceedings are scheduled to be published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers press. Additional information can be obtained by visiting the conference Web site at http://www.imsccs-conference.org/imsccs07/ or by contacting Ni at jun-ni@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 301, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

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