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ruSMART 2011 : The 4th Conference on Smart Spaces


Conference Series : (Russian) Conference on Smart Spaces
When Aug 22, 2011 - Aug 23, 2011
Where St. Petersburg, Russia
Submission Deadline Apr 18, 2011
Notification Due May 20, 2011
Final Version Due Jun 1, 2011
Categories    internet of the things   smart spaces   mobile   platform

Call For Papers

The 4th conference on Smart Spaces ruSMART 2011
August 22-23, 2011
St.Petersburg, Russia

About the Conference
Nowadays we see strong demand for development of robust infrastructure for retrieving, storing and processing information of various types, which is obtained from and delivered to the broad spectrum of different user devices. This is especially critical when the volume of information increases as rapidly as its value. As a consequence the methods and solutions for efficient processing, reusing and reasoning over user's data has gained a lot of attention in the last years and became the key aspect of application design. Further developments in this field creates a lot of opportunities to apply new business models and is a key enabler for the concept of pro-active service.
The wireless solutions have moved beyond their traditional areas of application and today we can talk about a space where users can access a number of wireless technologies and interact with various services. Similarly, existent and future services cover the wide range of user demands, ranging from searching and browsing contents to interactive context and location aware solution that explore advanced multimedia capabilities of the surrounding devices. These layers form a smart environment that harmonizes a number of technologies and provides the best possible personalized user experience. Also it helps to address a number of challenges of the modern society, starting from efficient indoor use of energy and to smart logistics and broad-scope deployment of the green principles and technologies.
This conference will explore and explain the scope and challenges of smart space technologies and solutions. In this regard, the conference aims to bring together research professionals from diverse fields including but not limited to wireless communication, ubiquitous networks, software development, multimedia, services, and business in both academia and industry. Conference proceedings will be published in LNCS, Springer (confirmed) and indexed by relevant databases.
The ruSMART 2011 will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia - the meeting point of East and West. Through its stunning architecture and wonderful art galleries and museums, among a number of other attractions, the wealth of history of East and West can be seen and felt in this beautiful city.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to
- Wireless technologies for smart spaces
- Architecture and platforms for smart spaces, Smart-M3
- Heterogeneous communication technologies for smart spaces
- Role of cloud computing in smart spaces
- Semantic web, distributed information management and processing
- Personal and body networks, wearable computing
- Distributed and pervasive services, pro-active service provision
- Service discovery and composition in smart environments
- Convergence of technologies for smart space
- Smart environments for house/office/shop/city/transport/hospital/etc
- Business models and breakthrough use cases for smart spaces
- Social and economic aspects of smart space development
- Tools for modeling and prototyping smart spaces
- Smart Logistics and smart spaces for going 'Green'
- Heterogeneous sensor information fusion in smart space
- Decision fusion in smart spaces
- Ubiquitous computing and ubiquitous communication within smart space and with external environment
- Intelligent multi-modal user interface and impact of combined use of various human-computer interface modalities
- Smart space and ambient intelligence
- Learning technologies in smart spaces

Paper submission
The authors are encouraged to submit full papers describing original, previously unpublished, complete research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, addressing state-of-the-art research and development in all areas of computer networking and data communications. All papers will be reviewed and accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. Papers must be submitted electronically in the conference site. The maximum size of papers should be 5000 words including tables and figures. Please adhere to the formatting standard for a 12-page manuscript of Springer-Verlag LNCS. The cover page must contain an abstract of about 150 words, 3-5 keywords, name and affiliation of author(s) as well as the corresponding author's e-mail and postal address. Selected best papers will appear in a journal special issue.

Important dates
Paper submission April 8, 2011
Notification of acceptance May 20, 2011
Camera ready version May 30, 2011

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