The 4th WSEAS International Conference on SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, PARALLEL and DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS (SEPADS `05), the 4th WSEAS International Conference on ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING and DATABASES (AIKED `05), the 4th WSEAS International Conference on ELECTRONICS, HARDWARE, WIRELESS and OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS (EHAC `05) and the 4th WSEAS International Conference on SIGNAL PROCESSING, ROBOTICS and AUTOMATION (ISPRA `05)  were held in Salzburg, Austria  from February 13 1 till February 14, 2005.
This multiconference was held in 2002 in Cadiz, Spain, in 2003 in Rethymno, Greece, in 2004 and 2005 in Salzburg Austria while in 2006 it will be held in the University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain. The multiconference is better and better from year to year with increasing tendency in participation.

Conference Statistics:
Submitted papers: 395
Accepted papers: 284
From these 284 papers, 139 papers were selected for additional journal publication

Plenary Lectures:

Plenary Lecture I:

Software Engineering - Foundations and Prospects

Prof. Walter Dosch
Institute of Software Technology and Programming Languages
University of Luebeck, Germany

Abstract: Software development has matured from heuristic practice to an engineering discipline. Over the years software technology developed into a key qualification for mastering complex technical systems. Nowadays software engineers can benefit from a solid stock of basic research addressing the specification, modelling, design and implementation of sequential, concurrent, distributed and real time systems. Software designers employ different system views manifesting themselves as data model, communication model, state transition model, and process model. We survey the scientific foundations of modern software technology concentrating on components, interfaces and behaviours. Then we outline future prospects and identify major research challenges.

Plenary Lecture II:

Membrane Computing

Prof. Rudolf Freund
(Dean of Academic Affairs)
Vienna University of Technology
Faculty of Computer Science

Prof. Rudolf Freund presenting his lecture

Plenary Lecture III:

Sensitivity Analysis for Winding Support and
Insulation of Power Transformers

Dr. Erich Schmidt
Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Electrical Drives and Machines

Abstract: Short-term customer deadlines, ambitious technical specifications and individual customer demands require very high levels of precision and reliability of calculation results for power transformers. The detailed geometry of windings, core, tank wall as well as insulation and clamping parts requires 3D numerical analysis methods in order to obtain high accurate values for the material utilization. The paper presents finite element calculations for the electric field distribution in the winding support with regard to various material properties according to production tolerances. These calculations are carried out with the intent of an optimization of winding support, core clamping system and tank wall shape including the sensitivity about possible materials properties.

Plenary Lecture IV:

Software Definable Radio: Past, Present and Future

Prof. Dr. Oleg Panfilov
Chief Scientist, TechnoConcepts, Inc
15531 Cabrito Road, Van Nuys, CA 90162, USA

Abstract: The wireless communications industry is in a state of technological disarray with competing protocols, frequencies, data rate standards and incompatible technologies. So, now we are witnessing some kind of "communication Babylon" of different systems not capable to communicate with each other. The events of September 11 showed that the price for such situation can be unacceptably high when even the critical first response services could not communicate. Human lives were lost as a result. Software radios by providing signal as well as data processing in digital form can reconfigure themselves automatically to recognize and communicate with each other over competing wireless standards (CDMA, GSM, TDMA, WCDMA and countless others) resulting in benefits such as improved system performance, less expensive service cost, and seamless roaming. Finally, software radio systems brings hope in solving the interoperability problem, finally building "bridges" instead of erecting "walls" between different systems. It brings the paradigm shift benefiting both customers and service providers saving billions in transition from one standard to another one (it requires just downloading a new SW) as well as providing the means for unrestricted roaming and communication. What the software definable systems are, why do we need them, the historical evolution of these systems riding the wave of microprocessor technology revolution is the subject of the coming talk.

Most of the papers were of high quality and for this reason the
reviewers promoted them to WSEAS International Journals.
The organizing committee followed the rule:
Positive Comments from 2 reviewers --> Publication in the Proceedings
Positive Comments from 3 reviewers --> Publication in the Proceedings + Journals
Positive Comments from 1 or 0 reviewers --> Rejection
The proceedings were distributed to the authors during the event
while selected papers were published in WSEAS Transactions.

The Proceedings, WSEAS Transactions for this WSEAS Multiconference
are covered by the following Science Citation Indexes:
Mathematical Reviews, ELP, NLG, Engineering Index,
Directory of Published Proceedings, ZENTRABLATT,
British Library, Swets Information Services
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The official Banquet of the conference took place in the hotel with an impressive great variety of food,
and  beverage.
In the coffee-breaks, the guests except the usual coffee, tea, milk enjoy also a variety of fruits, juices and fruit-tarts.

Several Photos from the Banquet follow:

The overall impression of the meeting was excellent.
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