NITS 2011 : NITS 2011: The 3rd National Information Technology Symposium
Call For Papers
Continuing the mission of the first two symposia (NITS 2007 & NITS 2009), the third National Information Technology Symposium will be held in 2011 at King Saud University with the objective to investigate issues related to Arabic and Islamic e-content production starting from reality check to challenges. Developing e-content includes the creation, design, management and distribution of digital products, services, and technologies.
One of the pillars of knowledge society is to become a creative force to share and use knowledge for the well-being of mankind. Current information and communication technologies provide the support to achieve this goal. The Internet is an environment that offers its users many rights and privileges to access information. An important issue that developing countries face is the lack of use of their own native language(s) on the Internet. Therefore, creating content in native language is a major challenge to such countries as they have to cope with many barriers.
Arabic digital content represents only 1% of the whole content on the internet. There is an urgency to place higher regard to developing and enhancing the competitiveness of Arabic content by supporting the production, use, and distribution of Arabic digital content on global networks. Further, Islamic e-content status needs further study and research to play its expected role to preserve and promote Arabic and Islamic heritage for future generations.
NITS 2011 targets to bring together scientists, researchers, industrialists from all spheres related to the subject in order to share experience, knowledge and ideas. Submissions of papers describing original work in, but not limited to, the following topics are eagerly encouraged:
• Artificial Intelligence Applications
• Cloud Computing
• Image Processing
• Computational Intelligence
• Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
• Brain-Computer Interface
• Web Technologies
• Information Security
• Data Mining and Warehousing
• Knowledge Management
• Distributed and Parallel Computing
• E-Learning Technologies and Applications
• Multimedia Computing and Networking
• Mobile Computing
• Natural Language Processing
• Grid Computing
• Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality
• Information Retrieval
• Enterprise Computing
• Language Translation and Summarization
• Role of information technology in increasing the economic competitiveness of the community.
• The global experiences towards knowledge based societies
• The Role of strategic information planning.
• Developing information legislation and legal systems
• Developing infrastructure of informatics and communications, and the spread of telecommunication networks.
• Supporting the Arabic content and the use of Arabic Internet.
• Arabic electronic applications of information networks
• Digital Arabic books and digital libraries.
• The Role of applied and basic informatics research and studies in building information economy.
• Information Strategic Planning and Resource Management
• Societal, Cultural, and Ethical Issues of IT.
• Knowledge Management and IT Transfer.
• National Information Plans and Policies.
• Business Process, Modeling, Analysis, Reengineering, and Management.
• IT and Organizational Change Management.
• Arabic and Islamic e-content related to the Holy Quran
• Arabic and Islamic e-content related to Hadith
• Arabic/ Islamic e-content: Challenges, Requirements, and culture preservation
• Arabic language and web technologies
• Issues in Mobile Computing related to Arabic and Islamic Internet contents
• Issues related to the credibility of Islamic Internet contents
• Impact of Islamic e-contents on the development and economy of societies.