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Tapia 2009 Celebration Announces Technical Program


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The 2009 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computer Conference will feature papers, panels, workshops, poster sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather meetings, a doctoral consortium, and a robotics competition. The Tapia Celebration is organized by the Coalition to Diversify Computing and sponsored by ACM, the Computing Research Association, and the IEEE Computer Society.

This year's conference, which will take place April 1-4 in Portland, Ore., is themed "Intellect, Initiative, Insight, and Innovation." The conference will feature technical papers on security, data mining, machine learning, diversity, human-computer interfaces, artificial intelligence, biological systems, wireless networking, parallel computing, and grid computing. The Doctoral Consortium will give Ph.D. candidates an opportunity to receive feedback on their research and will include presentations on simulation models, wireless privacy, and pattern recognition.

The poster competition, part of the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), will select the top three posters in the graduate and undergraduate student categories that will advance to the ACM SRC Grand Finals. Students also will be able to participate in a robotics competition that will test their skills in building and programming robots to operate in both virtual and real-world environments.

The Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions will focus on virtual worlds, accessibility issues, the use of technology in social issues, and the new image of computing.

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