2008 Systemics and Informatics World Network (SIWN 2008)

Glasgow, UK, 22-24 July 2008



Call for Papers




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2008 Sinoeuropean Engineering Research Forum (SERF 2008)


Under the Auspices of The Sinoeuropean Academy of Engineering Research


2008 Sinoeuropean Engineering Research Forum (SERF 2008) aims to provide a distinctive world-class premier forum for active researchers, engineers, professionals and academics from all disciplines of engineering to get together, to share state-of-the-art research achievements and practical experiences, to exchange in-depth findings and innovative ideas, and in particular to harness the greatest challenges and think seriously into the future.


Researchers, engineers, professionals and academics all over the world are cordially welcomed to contribute towards and participate in the Forum. The program of the Forum will comprise technical presentations, keynote talks and panel discussions on a selection of topics of high-level scientific importance and significant societal impacts.


Call for Contributions


SERF 2008 will only consider manuscripts of original contributions. A manuscript submitted should neither have been published nor have been under review for publication elsewhere.


Important Dates

15 May 2008       Submission of Full Formatted Papers

24 May 2008       Notification of Acceptance

08 June 2008      Camera-Ready Version & Paper Registration

22-24 July 2008   Forum

Submission and Publication


A manuscript for submission to the Forum should be prepared according to the Instructions for Authors of <<Sinoeuropean Engineering Research Forum>> Journal. Sample Word Doc and Latex file of Camera-Ready Versions (CRV) are available on journal webpage. There is a page limitation upon CRV of accepted papers, i.e., 5 formatted pages. Over-length charge is applicable for up to two additional pages.


Submission in PDF file may be sent by e-mail to the Conference Secretariat by e-mail attachment. Please indicate on the title page of the paper the Discipline which the paper is pertinent to.


Accepted papers of the Forum will be published in the <<Sinoeuropean Engineering Research Forum>> Journal (ISSN 1757-4307 (Print)) which are available by the time of the Forum, provided that the publication charge is paid (presentation of the paper by the author at the Forum is highly encouraged but is not prerequisite for inclusion of papers in the Journal).




SERF08 Registration Form


For authors, please cite your Article Index with your registration, your CRV and all other correspondence.


For non-authors, please e-mail the Conference Secretariat to request an Invoice Reference.


If you need a formal invoice to complete your registration payment, please first e-mail the secretariat your registration form for the invoice to be issued correctly.


If you prefer to send your signed credit card authorization page via facsimile, the fax number is 0044 141 331 3690. Please include a cover page in your fax clearly showing the following texts:

- "Attn. Professor H Tianfield, Chair - SERF08 Forum"

- "Registration payment for [paper title, author & article index number]"

Only the credit card authorization page should be sent by the fax (the more pages, the more likely the fax machine gets jammed), and after fax, please drop an E-mail for attention.


Deadline for paper-registration: 8 June 2008

Please send registrations by e-mail to the Conference Secretariat:

- Your completed registration form, and

-  Either scanned copy of your processed bank transfer ordering sheet,

   Or your authorized credit card payment form;

Deadline for Camera-Ready Version (CRV): 8 June 2008


Please send CRV files by E-mail


CRV must be prepared according to the Instructions for Authors of the SERF Journal available on journal webpage


Author should provide the following electronic files of CRV, named by the Article Index and packed in a compressed file (or placed on a URL for temporary bespoken access):


(i)      the Word Doc (97 version) of the article (or the latex source files), with figures and tables properly embedded amidst the text;

(ii)     a PDF file that is generated from (i), with all fonts. Texts must be preserved in the PDF. PDF printed as image is unacceptable;

(iii)   separate PDF files of high-resolution, high-quality graphic files of all figures and tables, one PDF file per figure or table, named as fig01, fig02a, fig02b … The PDF file of each figure should be scaled to full paper size, with figure’s captions being excluded/deleted and any blank edges all around being trimmed off;

(iv)   plain text file of title, authors, abstract and keywords; and

(v)    scanned copy of signed copyright form



Deadline for Powerpoint file: 30 June 2008


Author should also prepare a Powerpoint file of CRV, up to 30 slides, named by the Article Index, and send it to E-mail  This applies to all accepted papers including no-show's.


Organizer and Chair


Professor Huaglory Tianfield

School of Engineering and Computing

Glasgow Caledonian University

Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 141 331 8025

Fax: +44 141 331 3690