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Information concerning extended deadline for PISTA 2006 Conference



Dear colleagues:

As a response to the many requests we have received, the Organizing
Committee of PISTA 2006 (The 4th International Conference on Politics and
Information Systems, Technologies and Applications) has decided to extend
the deadline for papers and abstracts submission to April 25, 2006.  If you
have not already done so, please submit your abstract or your paper through
the Conference web site http://www.conf-info.org/pista06 or rush it
attached to an e-mail to: pista06 at conf-info.org or pista06.sec at conf-info.org.

The new deadlines are as follows:

1. April 25th for the abstract and paper submissions, and for the invited
session proposals.
2. May 16th for the acceptance notifications.
3. May 30th for the submission of camera-ready papers.

The best 10%-20% of the papers will be published in Volume 4 of JSCI
Journal (http://www.iiisci.org/Journal/SCI/Home.asp). 12 issues of volumes
1 and 2 of the Journal have been sent to approximately 200 universities and
research libraries, and 6 issues of Volume 3 (2005) will be sent to a
larger number of libraries. Promotional, free subscriptions, for 2 years,
are being considered for the organizations of the Journal's authors.

Submitted papers will go through a two-tier reviewing process: a
double-blinded and an open one. Submitted papers or extended abstracts will
be sent to at least three reviewers, selected by the Organizing Committee,
for their respective double-blinded review. Submitted papers or extended
abstracts will also be sent to 1-3 reviewers suggested by the author(s) for
their open, non-blinded, review. Both kinds of reviewing will support the
acceptance process for the selection of the papers to be presented at the
conference, as well as the selection of the best 10%-20% of the papers that
will be included in the JSCI journal. All accepted papers for their
presentation in the conference will be included in the conference proceedings.

The papers selected, after their presentation, as the best ones of their
regular or invited session, will also be considered for their inclusion in
the Journal. The Journal's reviewers will select the best 30%-40% of these
papers, in order to support the acceptance process for their inclusion in
the Journal.

For those who are interested in organizing an invited session, please, fill
the respective form provided in the conference web page, and we will send
you a password (if it is pre-approved) so you can include and modify papers
in your invited session.

Invited session organizers with the best performance will be co-editors of
the proceedings volume where their sessions' papers were included, and of
the CD electronic proceedings. They will also be candidates for invited
editors, or co-editors of a possible JSCI Journal issue related to their
invited session papers. Information on the suggested steps to organize an
invited session, have been included in the conference website.

Submissions from both academia and industry are encouraged. Research
papers, case studies, lessons learned, status reports, and discussions of
practical problems faced by industry and user domains are all welcome
submissions.

If you need a detailed Call for Papers and Participation, don't hesitate in
asking us for it. You can also get it in the conference's web site.

If the deadlines are tight and you need more time, let us know about a
suitable time for you and we will inform you if it is feasible for us.


Best Regards,

PISTA 2006 General Chair

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