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SEDM 2011 : First International Workshop on Smart Environments for Disaster Management (SEDM-2011)

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Link: http://www.derby.ac.uk/computing/research/sedm2011
 
When Oct 26, 2011 - Oct 28, 2011
Where Barcelona, Spain
Abstract Registration Due Jul 10, 2011
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2011
Notification Due Jun 12, 2011
Final Version Due Jul 10, 2011
Categories    smart environments   collaborative and distributing   disaster management   crowds, grid, cloud, web2.0
 

Call For Papers

First International Workshop on
Smart Environments for Disaster Management (SEDM-2011)

http://www.derby.ac.uk/computing/research/sedm2011

in conjunction with the
6th IEEE International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (3PGCIC-2011)
October 26-28, 2011, Barcelona, Spain

http://www.lsi.upc.edu/~net4all/3PGCIC-2011/index.html

Aims and Scope
The first International Workshop on Smart Environments for Disaster Management (SEDM-2011) is dedicated to the dissemination of completed or work in progress original contributions that are related to the theories, practices and concepts of smart environments and emerging collective and collaborative technologies for the specific purpose of managing disasters. That is to say, SEDM-2011 is focused on the applicability – for the purpose of managing disasters - of autonomous adaptation to complex dynamic environments caused from highly dynamic user contexts. In particular, SEDM-2011 will discuss relevant advances in situated and pervasive computing, that is to say about computing devices having the autonomous ability of adapting, detecting, interpreting and responding to the user’s smart environment.

SEDM-2011 will highlight issues from various stakeholders’ perspectives. Thus, advances of applicable technologies including smart spaces and sensors, context-aware, situated and pervasive computing, geographical information systems, ad-hoc mobile networks, wireless communications, grid and cloud computing, social networks, Web 2.0 and crowd sourcing will to be explored and discussed. The scope of CIDM-2011 is to demonstrate the increased applicability and impact of smart environments and collective intelligence in satisfying the disaster’s management domain challenging requirements. Finally, CIDM-2011 aims to provide a forum for original discussion and prompt future directions in the emerging area.

Topics:
Papers should be focused on past, current and emerging methods and/or use of technologies with a particular focus to smart environments for managing disasters.

The main topic areas include, but are not limited to:
o Autonomous Adaptation
o Changing Network Environments
o Distributed Environments, Crowd and Collaborative Computing
o Middleware for Pervasive Network Computing
o Sensor and Robots Networks in Pervasive Network Computing
o Smart Environments and Ambient Intelligence
o Transparency, Locality and Scalability Issues in Middleware for Pervasive Network Computing
o Interfaces and Methods for Interconnection of Heterogeneous Networks and Devices
o Programming Interfaces for Smart Environments
o New Interactive Styles (of Human Computer Interaction) in Pervasive Network Computing
o Critical Infrastructure Threat Detection, Monitoring, Management and Recovery
o System Architectures, Resource Discovery, Retrieval, Scheduling, Allocation, Monitoring
o Ontology Management, Semantics, Meta-data, Mining, Clustering, Partitioning
o Enabling Technologies (Social Networking, Web 2.0, Geographical Information Systems, Early Warning and Alerting Systems, Sensors, Smart Spaces, Ad-Hoc Mobile Networks, Wireless Communications, Pervasive, Situated, Context-Aware Computing, Web Services, Multi-Agents, Grids, P2P, Clouds, Crowds, Mashups, etc)
o Critical Reviews on Disaster Management stages: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery
o Stakeholders Structures and Dynamics, Needs Analysis, Contingency Planning, Policies, Public Awareness, Training, Resilience, Hazard Identification, Monitoring and Assessment, Urban Risks, Public Safety and Disturbance, Pandemics, Sustainable Livelihood

Organizing Committee

Workshop Co-chairs:
Nik Bessis, University of Derby, UK
n.bessis at derby.ac.uk

Eleana Asimakopoulou, University of Bedfordshire, UK
eleana.asimakopoulou at googlemail.com

Workshop Programme Committee Members (TBC):

Submission
Submitted papers must be original and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors are invited to submit their 4 to 6 pages long manuscripts (with up to 5 keywords) following the IEEE 8.5 two-column format. Full submission guidelines are available from:

http://www.lsi.upc.edu/~net4all/3PGCIC-2011/submit.html

To submit, you must follow the instructions, and select the SEDM-2011 workshop among the options. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least two or more independent referees of the SEDM-2011 Workshop programme committee and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit, originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Proceedings
All accepted submissions of the SEDM workshop papers will be included in the main proceedings of the conference. All accepted papers must be accompanied by a full paid registration by at least one of the authors in order to be included in the proceedings. Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS) and archived in the Digital Library. Previous proceedings of the 3PGCIC conferences are available on the IEEE website (www.ieee.org, Xplore service, only abstracts are free).

Best Papers
Selected authors of best papers may invited to submit extended versions of their papers for the special Issue on SMART ENVIRONMENTS AND COLLECTIVE COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing (JAIHC), Springer
www.springer.com/engineering/mathematical/journal/12652


Important Dates
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: June 12, 2011
Final Manuscript: July 10, 2011
Author Registration: July 10, 2011
Conference Dates: October 26-28, 2011

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