Post-Conference Report from the WSEAS Conferences in Houston, USA

University of Houston, USA, April 30-May 2, 2009





With much proud the WSEAS Organizers, Prof. V. Zafiris invited the
First Keynote Speaker: Prof. Ron Goldman, Rice University, USA

Hosted and Sponsored by the


Co-Sponsored: * Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NORWAY

More than 200 participants attended totally.


General Chair: Prof. Vasilis Zafiris

Prof. Goldman and Prof. Zafiris






Ron Goldman


Rice University


Department of Computer Science


Four Open Mathematical Problems Related to Computer Graphics and
Geometric Modeling

Ron Goldman


Rice University


Department of Computer Scienc

Ron Goldman is a Professor of Computer Science at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Professor Goldman received his B.S. in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University in 1973. He is an associate editor of Computer Aided Geometric Design. In 2002, he published a book on Pyramid Algorithms: A Dynamic Programming Approach to Curves and Surfaces for
Geometric Modeling. Dr. Goldman’s current research interests lie in the mathematical representation,
manipulation, and analysis of shape using computers. His work includes research in computer aided geometric design, solid modeling, computer graphics, and splines. He is particularly interested in algorithms for polynomial and piecewise polynomial curves and surfaces, and he is currently investigating applications of algebraic and differential geometry to geometric modeling. He has published over a hundred articles in journals, books, and conference proceedings on these and related topics. Before returning to academia, Dr. Goldman worked for ten years in industry solving problems in computer graphics, geometric modeling, and computer aided design. He served as a Mathematician at Manufacturing Data Systems Inc., where he helped to implement one of the first industrial solid modeling systems. Later he worked as a Senior Design Engineer at Ford Motor Company, enhancing the capabilities of their corporate graphics and computer aided design software. From Ford he moved on to Control Data Corporation, where he was a Principal
Consultant for the development group devoted to computer aided design and manufacture. His
responsibilities included data base design, algorithms, education, acquisitions, and research.
Dr. Goldman left Control Data Corporation in 1987 to become an Associate Professor of
Computer Science at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He joined the faculty at Rice
University in Houston, Texas as a Professor of Computer Science in July 1990.









University of Houston - Downtown


Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Geometric Analysis of SL(2,C) and Biologically-Mediated Computational Vision

Jacek Turski was awarded his Ph.D. from McGill University. After holding postdoctoral positions at the University of Manitoba and the University of Houston, he joined the University of Houston-Downtown where he is now a full professor in the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences. Five years ago Turski constructed projective Fourier analysis of the conformal camera in the framework of the representation theory of semisimple Lie groups. Based on this Fourier analysis, he is currently developing a physiologically realistic model of human and robotic vision systems. His research has been supported by the NSF grants. He was the recipient of the 2006 Scholarship/Creativity Award at UHD.








Rice University


Computational and Applied Mathematics Department

Richard Tapia

If It's Fast It Must Be Newton's Method

Dr. Tapia is a mathematician and professor in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is internationally known for his research in the computational and mathematical sciences and is a national leader in education and outreach. His current Rice positions are University Professor, Maxfield Oshman Professor in Engineering, Associate Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of the Center for Excellence and Equity in Education. Among his many honors, he was the first Hispanic elected to the National Academy of Engineering. In 1996 President Clinton appointed him to the National Science Board. From 2001 to 2004 he chaired the National Research Council's Board on Higher Education and the Workforce. He has received the National Science Foundation's inaugural Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring; and the Lifetime Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was also named one of 20 most influential leaders in minority math education by the National Research Council. Currently, his NSF-supported programs, Alliances for Graduate Education in the Professoriate, and the Empowering Leadership Alliance have developed supportive communities of students and faculty members that ensure the success of underrepresented individuals in STEM fields at U.S. institutions of higher learning. Professor Tapia is recognized as a national leader in diversity and has delivered numerous invited addresses at national and international mathematics conferences, served on university diversity committees, and provided leadership at a national level.





Ioannis A. Kakadiaris


University of Houston


Depts. of CS, ECE, and Biomedical Engineering




Cardiovascular Informatics: How to Stop a Heart Attack Before it Happens

Prof. Ioannis A. Kakadiaris is an Eckhard Pfeiffer Professor of Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston. He joined UH in August 1997 after a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Ioannis earned his B.Sc. in physics at the University of Athens in Greece, his M.Sc. in computer science from Northeastern University and his Ph. D. at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the founder of the Computational Biomedicine Lab ( and this year directs the Methodist-University of Houston-Weill Cornell Medical College Institute for Biomedical Imaging Sciences (IBIS) ( His research interests include cardiovascular informatics, biomedical image analysis, biometrics, computer vision, and pattern recognition. Dr. Kakadiaris is the recipient of a number of awards, including the NSF Early Career Development Award, Schlumberger Technical Foundation Award, UH Computer Science Research Excellence Award, UH Enron Teaching Excellence Award, and the James Muller Vulnerable Plague Young Investigator Price. His research has been featured on Discovery Channel, National Public Radio, KPRC NBC News, KTRH ABC News, and KHOU CBS News.



Kleanthis Psarris


University of Texas at San Antonio


Department of Computer Science




Compilation and Optimization for High Performance Computing

Kleanthis Psarris is Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His research interests are in the areas of Parallel and Distributed Systems, Compilers and Programming Languages. He received his B.S. degree in Mathematics from the National University of Athens, Greece in 1984. He received his M.S. degree in Computer Science in 1987, his M.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1989 and his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 1991, all from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He has published extensively in top journals and conferences in the field and his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Department of Defense agencies. He is an Editor of the Parallel Computing journal. He has served on the Program Committees of several international conferences including the ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS) in 1995, 2000, 2006 and 2008, the IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) in 2008 and 2009, and the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.




Plenary Lecture 1:

Multi-Key Search Algorithms -



Department of Computer Scienc

A new Paradigm in Algorithm Design
by Prof. Ahmed Tarek, California University of Pennsylvania, USA

Plenary Lecture 2:

GPS-based Optimal FIR Filtering of Discrete-time Clock Models
by Prof. Yuriy S. Shmaliy, The University of Guanajuato, Mexico.

Plenary Lecture 3:

A Critical Review of the Mathematical Robustness of Genetic Algorithms in Optimization Problems
by Assoc. Prof. Manoj K. Jha, Morgan State University, USA.

Plenary Lecture 4:

Synergy Analysis in Reaction Systems
by Prof. Zelimir Kurtanjek, University of Zagreb, CROATIA.


Plenary Lecture 5:


Stability Analyses of a System of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications
by Prof. Daniel N. Riahi, University of Texas-Pan American, USA.

Plenary Lecture 6:

General Ray Method for Solution of Boundary Value Problems for Laplace Type Equations: Theoretical Foundation and Applications
by Prof. Alexander Grebennikov, Autonomous University of Puebla, MÉXICO.

Plenary Lecture 7:

Flexibility in Mathematics Education: Leveraging the Power of the Spreadsheet
by Assoc. Prof. Steve Sugden, Bond University, AUSTRALIA.

Plenary Lecture 8:

Studying Modules Using Endomorphisms
by Prof. Ulrich Albrecht, Auburn University, USA.

Plenary Lecture 9:

Reduction Methods for Approximate Solution of the Singular Integro-Differential Equations in Lebesgue Spaces
by Prof. Iurie Caraus, Moldova State University, MOLDOVA.


Plenary Lecture 10:

On Devaney's Definition of Chaos for Discontinuous Dynamical Systems
by Prof. Byungik Kahng, University of Minnesota, USA.

Plenary Lecture 11:

Measures, Rates of Change for Solutions to Elliptic and Parabolic Equations, and Square Functions
by Prof. Caroline Sweezy, New Mexico State University, USA.

Plenary Lecture 12:

Contributions to the Resolution of the Gibbs Phenomenon
by Prof. Nataniel Greene, City University of New York, USA.

Plenary Lecture 13:

Overview of Differential Reduction for Hypergeometric Function Representation of Feynman Diagrams
by Prof. Bennie F. L. Ward, Baylor University, TX, USA.

Plenary Lecture 14:

Marketing Research about Attitudes, Difficulties and Interest of Academic Community about Institutional Repository
by Prof. Angela Repanovici, Transilvania University of Brasov, ROMANIA.

Plenary Lecture

Towards Pervasive Business Intelligence: Advances in Location Intelligence
by Prof. Zeljko Panian, University of Zagreb, CROATIA.

Plenary Lecture 16:

Topological Electromagnetics and its Applications
by Prof. Guennadi A. Kouzaev, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NORWAY

Plenary Lecture 17:

Nanotechnology Research Advances in Mexico
by Prof. Armando Barranon, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, MEXICO

Plenary Lecture 18:

The Real Time Control of Modular Walking Robot Stability
by Prof. Luige Vladareanu, Romanian Academy, ROMANIA

100% of the WSEAS Books are in ISI / SCI (Web of Science). Download them now from the site of ISI . (Click on the link: List of Conferences 2004-2008 and download them in an EXCEL file from the site of ISI).  As you can see from the site of ISI the criteria for including Books and Proceedings in ISI are very strict and most of the conferences of older societies are not in the ISI Index while all the WSEAS books and proceedings are inside ISI / SCI (Web of Science). Check it on the site of ISI please, now. Letter of March 10, 2009 or old letters in

NEW: The 4 most recent WSEAS journals (WSEAS Trans. on Biology and Biomedicine, WSEAS Trans. om Fluid Mechanics, WSEAS Trans. on Heat and Mass Transfer, WSEAS Trans. on Business and Economics) have been accepted in SCOPUS and so all the WSEAS Journals are now in SCOPUS. All the WSEAS Books, Proceedings and JOURNALS are also indexed in ACM. Click here: , select "The Guide" and then type WSEAS. See the complete indexing of WSEAS Books, Proceedings, Journals in ACM, ASM, ELSEVIER other 30 indexes at:
NEW Letters from
British Library, American Chemical Society, SWETS, see more:
The impact (trend line) of the WSEAS Journals increase exponentially! See this link



Dear Professor Mastorakis,

You deserve compliments and congratulations on your making WSEAS an important international forum for exchange of
information and ideas.

    With cordial regards.


          Lotfi Zadeh
Lotfi A. Zadeh
Professor in the Graduate School
Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)

729 Soda Hall #1776
Computer Science Division
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1776 Tel.(office): (510) 642-4959 Fax (office): (510) 642-1712 Tel.(home): (510) 526-2569 Fax (home): (510) 526-2433 URL: BISC Homepage URLs URL: URL:



Rector, Vice-Rectors and President of the Faculties in the Conference opened the congress.

With great participation and great interest as usually in WSEAS events

2 coffee-breaks per day and 1 great banquet completed the necessary background for our unforgettable event.

On the other hand high speed Internet was FREE in all the rooms and the WSEAS provided the cost to the Hotel in Hangzhou (not the participants)



WSEAS provided a very important tool to all the participants:  A permanent username and password for accessing WSEAS conference proceedings on-line for ever.




  More than 200  participants attended totally.

From: "Lotfi A. Zadeh" <>

Dear Prof. Mastorakis

I would like to express my deep appreciation to you and WSEAS people
who sent me messages or called to express their sympathy.
It was, in all, a difficult experience but there are many others
whose experiences were much more difficult than mine.

Just a quick note to let you know that after spending some time at a
rehabilitation center and recuperating at home, I returned to work on Monday, February 23, 2009.
So far, so good.

Warm regards to all,



Lotfi A. Zadeh
Professor in the Graduate School
Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)

729 Soda Hall #1776
Computer Science Division
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1776
Tel.(office): (510) 642-4959
Fax (office): (510) 642-1712
Tel.(home): (510) 526-2569
Fax (home): (510) 526-2433

BISC Homepage URLs


The International Scientific Committee met during the Conference three times in a restaurant well known for the standards of its cuisine and its friendly atmosphere.  Ways to improve the Conference were discussed over dinner: in particular the topics were revised and new ones suggested, as well as a few nominations for new members to the committee being proposed.  Following the meeting, the decision was taken to reconvene the Conference, and a few locations were suggested.  The WSEAS Conference Division will investigate these so that the dates and location of 2010 can be finalized as soon as possible.


Best Papers:
During the Banquet the organizers delivered the Best Paper Awards. The Best Paper award honors the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit dealing with a subject related to the Conference's technical scope, see the photos above and the list of the awardees here...)
(The papers evaluated by committees of 6 international experts, different for each discipline)
Click here to see the best papers for each conference:


Review Process:
Each paper was reviewed at least by 3 independent reviewers. The WSEAS Secretariat sent each paper to 5 reviewers. Some papers received reviews from 5 different referees. The WSEAS Secretariat forwarded these comments by personalized emails to the responsible for the correspondence author. The full list of the reviewers will be available in the web page: 


Additional features of the conferences :

1) Publication of the Proceedings in 3 media: hard-copy, CD, E-Library
Five books in the "Electrical and Computer Engineering Series" of WSEAS  (see details, contents, author indices and editors below) with ISBN and ISSN indexed by the major Citation Indices (ISI ranked):

(B)  CD-ROM Proceedings with pages' numbers with ISBN and ISSN indexed by the major Citation Indexes:

(C) E-Library:

and possible, for a very small number of papers:

(D) JOURNAL PUBLICATION: Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings also going to be considered for possible publication in one of the WSEAS journals that participate in the major International Scientific Indices (Elsevier, Scopus, EI, Compendex, INSPEC, CSA .... see:     ).

WSEAS provides a very important tool to all the participants; a permanent username and password for accessing WSEAS conference proceedings on-line for ever.

3) The Participants received numerous coffee-breaks, and a Welcome Drink

4) Cultural and social activities as customary in WSEAS events.

5) The conference Books (Hard-Copy Proceedings), CD-ROM proceedings and Journals (with selected papers) published by WSEAS Press continue to sell for a long time after the meeting has taken place. This is another demonstration of the prestige the scientific community attribute to the meetings organized by the WSEAS.
For example, they are distributed via AMAZON: 

What is the Permanent Procedure for additional Journal publication for a very small number of High-Quality Papers presented in the WSEAS Conferences (after the recommendation of Chairmen). So, the authors with accepted & presented papers received the following e-mail:

We have started now the procedure for the evaluation of the extended versions of your papers for possible inclusion in the WSEAS journals after new rounds of review.

INTRODUCTION: You know that our goal is to maintain very strong international journals, to increase the impact of our beloved WSEAS Transactions, really top journals as they really are. To this end, we need only high quality papers, breakthrough works of archival value, i.e. papers that are well written from any point of view, completed studies (with their numerical examples or experiments that must be compared with the previous results in the literature), excellent English language and of course correct WSEAS format. The papers also must be substantially extended version of the paper that was presented in the conference (with more than 40% new material). We need papers that will attract the attention of other scholars citing them increasing our impact. In the next few years, the WSEAS transactions must be in every academic library, in every corner of the earth. To this end, we need your high quality contribution.


a) Check very carefully if your idea is really important, breakthrough in your field and can appear in a Journal of the quality and the level of the WSEAS Transactions. If you doubt, do not send it so easily. Your paper must not be only a good idea. It must be a complete study with theoretical background, complete bibliographical references; without grammatical and syntactical errors. For theoretical works: full comparison with previous published papers is necessary. We need numerical examples, applicability of the method, originality, novelty and directions for future research. For experimental or computational works: full comparison with previous published papers is necessary. We need real experiments with the necessary documentation, while for computational work, we need full benchmarks. Of course along discussions for the applicability of the method, originality, novelty and directions for future research.
b) Complete the extended version of your paper and upload it via
http://...............  (the full web address was given only to authors who presented a paper)

c) If your extended version fulfills the paragraph a), then our Editors will send it to 3 independent Reviewers outside your country. If not, our Editors are entitled to reject it from this early stage informing you properly. The positive answer of the 3 reviewers is necessary (attention: 2 yes and 1 no implies NO, i.e. rejection).

d) Our Editors will collect the reviewers' remarks and will send them again to you for acceptance/ acceptance after minor revision / acceptance after major revision / rejection

e) Possibly new rounds of review will be needed.

f) No additional fee is needed in case of acceptance. 

The final list of the papers must have the approval of our Editors and 3 Reviewers, and of course the Editor-in-Chief of the particular Journal.

We want only authors that presented their papers to complete this web form:
http://...............   (the full web address was given only to authors who presented a paper) So, in this form you will need a password (the password was given only to the authors who presented a paper).


PROCEEDINGS: The Proceedings related to the Conference are covered by:
02. INSPEC (IET, former IEE)
03. CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
04. ELSEVIER and Elsevier Bibliographic Database
07. MATHSCINET of AMS (American Mathematical Society)
08. MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS of AMS (American Mathematical Society)
09. Directory of Published Proceedings
10. Computer Science Bibliography Administrator
11. American Chemical Society and its Index: Chemical Abstracts Service
12. European Library in Paris (France)
13. DEST Database (Australia)
14. Engineering Information
18. Compendex (CPX)
23. OceanBase
24. BEILSTEIN Abstracts
25. World Textiles
27. British Library
28. National Library of Greece
29. German National Library of Science and Technology
30. IARAS Index

The WSEAS journals are covered by:
01. ISI through the INSPEC (IEE)
02. INSPEC (IET, former IEE)
03. CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
04. ELSEVIER and Elsevier Bibliographic Database
06. MATHSCINET of AMS (American Mathematical Society)
08. MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS of AMS (American Mathematical Society)
09. Computer Science Bibliography Administrator
10. British Library
11. American Chemical Society and its Index: Chemical Abstracts Service
12. European Library in Paris (France)
13. DEST Database (Australia)
14. Swets Information Services
15. Engineering Information
19. Compendex (CPX)
20. Geobase
24. OceanBase
25. BEILSTEIN Abstracts
26. World Textiles
28. Mayersche
29. Index of Information Systems Journals
30. National Library of Greece
31. IARAS Index

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