International Symposium on Future Software Technology 2000

August, 28-30, 2000

Guiyang, China

This is the fifth symposium dedicated to the future software technology, which has been held in China since 1996. It is organized by SEA (Software Engineers Association of Japan), UNU/IIST (International Institute of Software Technology of United Nations University), Guizhou University (China), and Guizhou Academy of Science (China). The symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners, and educators in the leading-edge software technologies.

Usually, ISFSTs have been held in October-November period. But, this year's sympsosium will be held in August as a satel- ite event of ICS2000 (one of the conferences within IFIP2000 Congress in Beijing scheduled in the week of August 20-25). Also, a pre-symposium workshop titled as IWSEPPA (Interna- tional Workshop on Software Engineering for Post-PC Age) will be held on August 24 in Beijing within the framework of ICS2000.

The theme of the ISFST2000 is: "Software Technology Catering for 21st Century".

The unique feature of the ISFST symposium is that the program includes informal but intensive working-group style discussion sessions besides regular paper presentations. In the case of ISFST2000, the second day of the sympssium will be assigned for full-day working-groups.


Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Paper Submission:

Submissions for a full paper or an extended abstract should be received no later than May 15, 2000 by one of the Program Chairs (mailing addresses are on the back page):

Submissions should contain the type of the submission (Full [5000 words] or Extended-Abstract[1500 words]), title, author names and their affiliation and address, abstract, and a list of keywords, followed by the text. Electronic submissions (postscript or Word RTF) are welcome. Six copies are required for paper submission in case of surface mail. Submissions via FAX are not accepted. All submissions should be accompanied with cover-sheet information electronically sent to the Pro- gram Chair. The e-mail must include: title, author names, abstract, a list of keywords, the type of the submission (full paper or extended abstract) and the corresponding address of the first author (name, postal address, e-mail address, and phone and fax numbers).

Paper selection will be based on originality and contribution to the topics. Accepted papers will appear in the symposium proceedings if it is presented by theauthor at the symposium. Acceptance notice will be sent to the first author by June 15, 2000. Authors of accepted papers will be required to submit their camera-ready electronic copy by July 20, 2000.

Proceedings of ISFST2000 will be printed as the 2nd Volume of ICS2000 together with papers for IWSEPPA.

Paper Submission Address:

(within China)
Prof. Xiang Li
Institute of Computer Science, Guizhou University
Guiyang 550025, P.R.China
Tel: +86-851-385-1676
Prof. Hideo Nakano
Media Center, Osaka City University
3-3-138 Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-8585, Japan
Tel: +81-6-6605-3388
Fax: +81-6-6690-2736

Important Dates:

Submission deadline:
May 15, 2000
Notification of acceptance:
June 15, 2000
Final paper due:
July 20, 2000

ISFST2000 Commitee Members

Organizing Co-Chairs:

Prof. Jianshi Li (Guizhou University, China)
Prof. Xingliang Chen (Guizhou Academy of Sciences, China)
Prof. Tetsuo Tamai (University of Tokyo, Japan)

General Co-Chairs:

Prof. Mingyi Zhang (Guizhou Academy of Sciences)
Mr. Yoshitaka Matsumura (SRA, Japan)

Program Co-Chairs:

Prof. Dookwon Baik (Korea University, Korea)
Prof. Xiang Li (Guizhou University, China)
Prof. Hideo Nakano (Osaka City University, Japan)

IWSEPPA Workshop (in Beijing) Co-Chiars:

Mr. Akira Kumagai (PFU, Japan)
Prof. Yuqing Gu (ASTI Beijing, China)

Program Committee Members:

Keijiro Araki (Kyushu University)
Huowang Chen (Changsha Institute of Technology)
Jin-Ok Jeon (ETRI-Computerand Software Technology Laboratory)
Dehua Ju (East China University of Science and Technology)
Yulin Feng (Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Science)
Chris George (UNU/IIST)
Yuqing Gu (ASTI Beijing)
Kegang Hao (Northwest University)
Kaoru Hayashi (SRA)
Jinpeng Huai(Beijing University of Aeronautics and astronautics)
Masao Ito (Nil Software)
Kyo C. Kang (POSTECH)
Chang-Hwa Kim (KangNung National University)
Akira Kumagai (PFU)
Yuesun Kuo (Academia Sinica)
Jian Lu (Nanjing University)
Kenichi Matsumoto (NAIST)
Hironobu Nagano (NTT Communicationware)
Kumiyo Nakakoji (NAIST)
Koichiro Ochimizu(JAIST)
Soo-Hyun Park (DongEui University)
Yuhui Qiu (Southwest Normal University)
Tetsuo Tamai (University of Tokyo)
Jiro Tanaka (Tsukuba University)
Chenqing Ye (Zhejiang University)
Kang Zhang (Macquarie University)
Songmao Zhang (IM/CAS)
Zhizhuo Zhao (Xiamen University)
Xichang Zhong (Software Engineering Center, Chinese Academy of Science)
Youliang Zhong (Hypersoft)
John Zic (Motorola Australian Research Center)


Kouichi Kishida (SEA, Japan)


Guiyang City is the capital of Guizhou Provinve, which is on a plateau at an altitude of 1,000 meters. The terrain is rugged, with karst formations, undrground river, jagged leaks, dramatic valleys and terrassed rice fields. 26% among the population are minorities, who retain most of their unique customs. Capital city Guiyang also has karst caves, wild mon- keys, some temples, and a bird sanctuary. Climate in the sum- mer is mild, less than 30 degrees centigrade. Also, Guiyang is the hometown of the world-famous Maotai liquor.