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Telephone and Voice-mail Upgrade

The telephone and voice-mail system will be upgraded this weekend. The upgrade period starts at 5:00pm on Friday, December 17th and lasts until 8:00am on Monday, December 20th.  Users may experience interruptions in their telephone and voice-mail service during this time.  Please ensure that your telephone is plugged in before you leave the university on Friday.

On Monday, Dec. 20th, all users will be on the new telephone and voice-mail system.  The procedure to access the new voice-mail on your telephone is the same way it was on the old system. The only exception is that the system will ask you to enter your PIN instead of entering your voice-mail password. The PIN is your voice-mail password. Detailed instructions on how to access the new voice-mail system will be released shortly.

Voice-mail messages that are currently stored under your account will NOT be transferred to the new system.   Additionally, any voice-mail messages left in your mailbox during the upgrade weekend will be saved on the old voice-mail system. Instructions on how to access the old voice-mail system will be released shortly.  Voice-mail users will be able to access their old messages until January 15th, 2011.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the telephone or voice-mail upgrade, please contact Alyssa Andrews at alyssa.andrews@concordia.ca

ENCS IT monthly maintenance

To all ENCS IT services users,

In order to do maintenance work on the IT infrastructure, we will have a short service interruption on Wednesday August 25th, 2010 from 7:00  - 9:00 am.

All Solaris/Linux/Windows users will need to have their desktops reboot to correctly mount/map filesystems after the maintenance window.

Please note that although the posted time says 7:00 to 9:00, most services will be functioning as normal before 9:00.

The filers will have their OS updated and need a reboot. Windows users with open files risk having their files corrupted.

Please save your work and log out before the scheduled maintenance.

Other services (mail, printing, login, software licenses, networking etc;) will be interrupted for approximately 10 minutes as part of the regular maintenance.

Thank you for your cooperation.
AITS

CFP: Workshop on Program Comprehension through Dynamic Analysis

Dr. Abdelwahab Hamou-Lhad, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is organizing the 5th International Workshop on Program Comprehension through Dynamic Analysis (PCODA 2010). AS such, he would like to extend an invitation to all ENCS researchers to submit their recent work to this workshop if the workshop is relevant to their research.

This year, the workshop is co-located with the 17th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE 2010).

For further information, please visit the PCODA 2010 website at:
http://swerl.tudelft.nl/bin/view/PCODA/PCODA2010

Or contact Dr. Hamou-Lhad:
Tel: +1.514.848.2424 ext.7949
E-mail: abdelw@ece.concordia.ca

IT Service Interruption

To all ENCS IT services users,

In order to do maintenance work on the IT infrastructure, we will have a short service interruption on Wednesday July 28th, 2010 from 7:00 - 9:00 am.

Please note that although the posted time says 7:00 to 9:00, most services will be functioning as normal before 9:00.

Other services (mail, printing, login, software licenses, networking etc;) will be interrupted for approximately 10 minutes as part of the regular maintenance.

Please save your work and log out before the scheduled maintenance.

Thank you for your cooperation.

AITS

IT service interruption

All ENCS IT services will be interrupted this Friday for approximately two hours from 13:00-15:00. During this period AITS will be replacing the Network Appliance filers with a newer model.

Mail, login, web, printing, home directories and other services will not be available during the downtime. High performance computing on cirrus will be interrupted as well. Unix and Linux systems will become unresponsive but return to normal operations once the filers are back on
line. Windows machines connecting to the filers will have their open sessions terminated. Mail will be queued until operations return to normal.

Please remember to close any open documents and log out of your computer before 13:00 on Friday.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

AITS

ECA Seeks MIE Rep

The ECA is looking for candidates for the position of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering departmental representative for the academic year 2010-2011.

The key functions of the MIE Rep include, but are not limited to:

-To be a point of contact for students in Mechanical or Industrial engineering.
-To represent the association at all meetings related to their department.
-To sit on the ECSCSL selection committee.
-To sit on the ENCS Equipment Fund Committee.

We are looking for a Mechanical or Industrial undergraduate student taking classes in the Fall 2010 and Winter 2011, who is:

-Committed and willing to dedicate the time to attend departmental meetings and bi-weekly council meetings.
-Proactive, ready to go the extra mile.
-Friendly

The candidate is expected to have some knowledge of the MIE department's curriculum. Previous involvement with the ECA is recommended. Interested candidates are to contact Raymond Taza, President at [president@ecaconcordia.ca].

ECA Seeks VP Internal

The ECA executive team is looking for candidates for the position of VP Internal for the academic year 2010-2011.

The key functions of VP Internal include, but are not limited to:

-To replace the President if the President is not present. If the VP is also not present then the remaining members shall appoint a President within the Executive.
-To be in charge of the publicity and communication within the members.
-To be cosignatory of the cheques, if selected.
-To be a liaison between the Executive Committee and all official ECA Committees and Societies.

We are looking for an ENCS undergraduate student taking classes in the Fall 2010 and Winter 2011 semester, who is:

-Committed and willing to dedicate at least 10 to 15 hours of work per week
-Available for weekly executive meetings and bi-weekly council meetings
-Proactive, ready to go the extra mile
-A strong team player

The candidate is expected to have some background or previous experience pertaining to the functions listed above. Previous involvement with the ECA is recommended. Interested candidates are to contact Raymond Taza, President, at president@ecaconcordia.ca.

IT service interruption

To all ENCS IT services users,

In order to do maintenance work on the IT infrastructure, we will have 
a short service interruption on Wednesday May 26th, 2010 from 6:00 - 9:00 am.

Please note that although the posted time says 6:00 to 9:00, most 
services will be functioning as normal before 9:00.

Other services (mail, printing, login, software licenses, networking
etc;) will be interrupted for approximately 10 minutes as part of the regular
maintenance. Long running jobs may need to be restarted.
Windows users will need to restart their sessions to map their drives 
to the filers.

Please save your work and log out before the scheduled maintenance.

Thank you for your cooperation.

AITS

Summer Hours 2010

Please be advised that summer hours will be in effect from the week of June 7, 2010 to August 13, 2010, inclusively, on the following dates:

  • Friday, June 11
  • Friday, June 18
  • Friday, June 25
  • Friday, July 2
  • Friday, July 9
  • Friday, July 16
  • Friday, July 23
  • Friday, July 30
  • Friday, August 6
  • Friday, August 13
For further information, please visit Concordia's HR site.

IT service interruption

To all ENCS IT services users,

In order to do maintenance work on the IT infrastructure, we will have 
a short service interruption on Wednesday April 28th, 2010 from 7:00 - 
9:00 am.

Please note that although the posted time says 7:00 to 9:00, most 
services will be functioning as normal before 9:00.

Other services (mail, printing, login, software licenses, networking
etc;) will be interrupted for approximately 10 minutes as part of the 
regular maintenance. Long running jobs may need to be restarted.
Windows users will need to restart their sessions to map their drives 
to the filers.

Please save your work and log out before the scheduled maintenance.

Thank you for your cooperation.

AITS

Get involved with EWB

EWB is working in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Malawi and Zambia to help the rural poor improve their livelihoods and climb out of poverty. Our areas of focus are:

1)Agricultural value chains
2)Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion
3)Planning and rural infrastructure for good governance (only in Ghana)

Learn more here: grandriver.ewb.ca/2010/04/aps-2010/

The applications are now available on-line at: my.ewb.ca/volunteering/Volunteering

Applications are due April 30th, 2010 at midnight. This is the final application round for Fall 2010 and the first of two application rounds for Winter 2011.

For more information on EWB projects in Africa and what characteristics that EWB is looking for please see: www.ewb.ca/en/whatyoucando/volunteer/longterm.html.

Send any questions you have to Robin Farnworth at

IT shutdown: March 31

To all ENCS IT services users,

In order to do maintenance work on the IT infrastructure, we will have 
a short service interruption on Wednesday March 31th, 2010 from 7:00 - 
9:00 am.

Please note that although the posted time says 7:00 to 9:00, most 
services will be functioning as normal before 9:00.

Other services (mail, printing, login, software licenses, networking 
etc;) will be interrupted for approximately 10 minutes as part of the 
regular maintenance. Long running jobs may need to be restarted. 
Windows users will need to restart their sessions to map their drives 
to the filers.

Please save your work and log out before the scheduled maintenance.

Thank you for your cooperation.

AITS

ECA elections

As an ENCS Undergraduate Student you have the right to represent your classmates as an executive of the Engineering and Computer Science Association (ECA). You also have the right to know the candidates to make an informed decision prior to casting your ballot.

Don't get confused with the hype of the CSU Elections. Ask questions, get involved, improve your university experience. The ECA is here to represent, entertain, and help engineering students and ONLY engineering students!

Important Dates:
Nomination Period: March 8th to March 15th
Campaigning Period: March 15th to March 22nd
Polling Period: March 23rd to March 25th

Nomination forms can be picked up at the ECA office room H-838

Below are the Executive positions open:
- President
- VP Internal
- VP Finance
- VP External
- VP Academic
- VP Marketing
- VP Social Events
- VP Sports & Competitions

Below are the Departmental Representative positions open:
- BCE Representative
- MIE Representative
- ECE Representative
- CS/SOEN Representative

Questions? Email: cro@ecaconcordia.ca

February 2010 ENCS IT monthly maintenance

Please don't forget to LOGOUT when you leave today,
Tuesday February 23, 2010


To all ENCS IT services users,

In order to do maintenance work on the IT infrastructure,
we will have a short service interruption on Wednesday
February 24th, 2010 from 7:00 - 9:00 am.

Please note that although the posted time says 7:00 to 9:00, most
services will be functioning as normal before 9:00.

Other services (mail, printing, login, software licenses,
networking etc;) will be interrupted for approximately 10 minutes
as part of the regular maintenance. Long running jobs may need to be
restarted. Windows users will need to restart their sessions to map
their drives to the filers.

Please save your work and log out before the scheduled maintenance.

Thank you for your cooperation.

AITS

New services available to ENCS users

ENCS users are now able to print to ENCS printers and mount ENCS network drives on computers that are connected via the Concordia wireless network. This service is only available on Windows XP/Vista/7, but not Linux and Mac OS X due to operating system incompatibilities.

To install a Quota Printer(with free printing quota), refer to:
http://www.encs.concordia.ca/helpdesk/faq/showfaq.php?id=150

To install a Pay-to-Print printer, refer to:
http://www.encs.concordia.ca/helpdesk/faq/showfaq.php?id=236

To mount ENCS network drives over the wireless network, refer to:
http://www.encs.concordia.ca/helpdesk/faq/showfaq.php?id=235

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Final call for papers for the 3rd International Workshop Software Engineering for Context Aware Systems and Applications

Final call for papers for the 3rd International Workshop on Software Engineering for Context Aware Systems and Applications SECASA 2010 a Special Session in SERA 2010 8th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (SERA2010)

Monday, May 24 " Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Montreal, Canada
http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~sera2010/

Sponsored by International Association for Computer and Information Science (ACIS)

In cooperation with IEEE Montreal Section, Concordia University, École de technologie supérieure (ETS)

Overview

We call for original contributions on the theme of context-aware computing, focusing both on the development of practical context-aware systems and application and on the theory to support this development. Context-aware concepts are readily found in multiple applications, including distributed and mobile computing, adaptive Web applications, distributed operating systems, and distributed communities for social networking and user collaboration. More generally, context-aware computing requires that the behavior of a piece of software be aware of, and adapt to a set of underlying runtime contexts and changes thereto, where the contexts are external varying environments that may affect computation. Examples of such external environments or contexts involve time, location, situation, and user profile. Context-aware programming means writing software programs that specify how computations or behaviors of context-aware applications depend on or vary in underlying contexts.

Of particular interest are theoretical approaches to the problem of context-awareness. For example, applying intensional concepts, with possible world semantics, to context-aware computing and programming should help build a solid theoretical foundation for engineering context-aware software systems and applications. Topics of interest include all aspects of software engineering for developing context aware systems and applications. Research papers as well as papers reporting practical experiences and applications of the above topics are all welcome.

Topics include but are not restricted to:

  • Software development process for context-aware systems and applications
  • Requirements engineering for context-aware systems and applications
  • Context-aware software design and development process
  • Modeling and simulation of context-aware systems and applications
  • Formalism and abstraction of context-awareness in systems and applications
  • Software architecture and design patterns of context-aware systems applications
  • Quality of context-aware systems and applications
  • Programming languages and systems for context-aware systems and applications
  • Testing, verification, and validation of context-aware systems and applications
Submission, Review, and Publication

Papers will be submitted in PDF format following the SERA2010 template.

The papers are due on: February 1st, 2010. The authors will receive acceptance notifications on March 1st, 2010. The camera ready papers & registration deadline is March 15th, 2010.

Submitted papers must not be previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers accepted for the session will be published in the proceedings of the 8th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (SERA2010). The selection procedure includes a review of each paper by at least three SERA2010 PC members.  Experience papers will be accepted based on the relevance of the problems they tackle.  Research papers will be accepted based on the relevance of the research questions to practice and the soundness of the research method deployed.

   http://acis.cps.cmich.edu:8080/SERA2010/submit.html

Publication of SECASA papers within the SERA proceedings:

   http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~sera2010/Publication.html

Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Computer Society.


Chairspersons

Joey Paquet, Chairperson
Computer Science and Software Engineering
Concordia University, Canada
paquet@cse.concordia.ca

Weichang Du, Co-chair
Faculty of Computer Science
University of  New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
wdu@unb.ca

SERA Committees:
  http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~sera2010/People.html

Structure

Full-day event.
8 papers (with a reasonable acceptance rate)
1 invited speaker (TBD)
1 panel discussion (tentatively, ``the meaning, notion, and explicit vs. implicit expression of context'')

--
Sincerely yours,

SECASA2010 organizers
 

January 2010 ENCS IT monthly maintenance

To all ENCS IT services users,

In order to do maintenance work on the IT infrastructure, we will have a short service interruption on Wednesday January 27th, 2010 from 7:00 - 9:00 am.

Please note that although the posted time says 7:00 to 9:00, most services will be functioning as normal before 9:00.

Login services will be unavailable from 7:40-8:10 while the filers have their operating system upgraded.

Other services (mail, printing, login, software licenses, networking etc;) will be interrupted for approximately 10 minutes as part of the regular maintenance. Long running jobs may need to be restarted. Windows users will need to restart their sessions to map their drives to the filers.

Please save your work and log out before the scheduled maintenance.

Thank you for your cooperation.

AITS

ECA Merchandise Available!

Just in time for the holidays, the ECA recently received a shipment of merchandise!
T-Shirts are available for $10 and sweatershirts sell from $25 to $35, depending on the embroidery type. Other items, such as bandanas and water bottles, are available too.

For more details, check out the ECA website:

Or drop by:

Where: B-Annex (2160 Bishop)

Operating Hours:

Monday: 10AM to 4PM
Tuesday: 10AM to 4PM
Wednesday: 10AM to 4PM
Thursday: 10AM to 4PM
Friday: 10 AM to 5PM

 
 
 

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