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Call For Papers: Fifth UK e-Science All Hands Meeting

The Fifth UK e-Science All Hands Meeting (AHM 2006) will be held from 18-21st September 2006 at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, UK.

The aim of the meeting is to provide a forum in which e-Science projects from all disciplines can be discussed, and where the results from projects can be demonstrated. The conference will therefore feature presentations by groups from throughout the UK who are active in e-Science projects, in addition to poster sessions, mini-workshop sessions, project demonstrations, and birds-of-a-feather sessions. The schedule will also include a number of invited Keynote speakers involved in leading Grid and e-Science activities.

There are several options for participation (please note that to reflect the increasing quality of the submissions, this year we are asking for full papers to be submitted for review, rather than abstracts):

  • Regular paper. These will be presented in a parallel session, with 25 minutes allocated to each paper. Each paper can be up to 8 pages in length. Full papers (not abstracts) should be submitted. The deadline is the 1st May 2006.
  • Presentation in a mini-workshop (25 mins). The mini-workshops are sessions organised by individuals to bring together a number of presenters for a particular theme. The call for mini-workshops has already gone out, with a deadline of 20th February 2006. The proposals will be reviewed and up to ten selected. There will then be a call for papers for those workshops (published 1st March 2006) with the same format and deadline as for regular papers (1st May 2006).
  • Poster Presentation. There will be a poster session where colleagues will have the opportunity to explain projects to the conference delegates. Please submit up to four pages for review by 1st May 2006.
  • Birds-of-a-Feather. Up to five, two-hour Birds-of-a-Feather sessions will be organised. These are sessions that do not have the normal session format; for example tutorials, panel sessions, discussions etc. If you wish to organise one of these then please submit a 2 page summary describing the aims, schedule and intended audience by 1st April 2006.

A full review process will be managed by the AHM Programme Committee. Details of the format required for the papers, and how to submit will be available shortly at http://www.allhands.org.uk/. There will be a proceedings for the conference, which will be provided in CD format with an ISBN number. As in previous years we are aiming to have the best papers published in special issues of at least one journal. This year, for the first time, the Programme Committee will present a best paper award, and that paper will be presented in a plenary session. There will also be a Best Student Paper award. For a paper to qualify, it must have a student as the lead author, and the PC chair must be e-mailed to inform him of this once the paper has been submitted. This paper will also be presented in a plenary session.

Programme Committee: Chair, Professor Paul Watson, Newcastle University (paul.watson@ncl.ac.uk).
Deputy Chair, Professor Jie Xu, Leeds University (jxu@comp.leeds.ac.uk)