UBICOMM 2011 : The Fifth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services, and Technologies
Call For Papers
The rapid advances in ubiquitous technologies make fruition of more than 35 years of research in distributed computing systems, and more than two decades of mobile computing. The ubiquity vision is becoming a reality. Hardware and software components evolved to deliver functionality under failure-prone environments with limited resources. The advent of web services and the progress on wearable devices, ambient components, user-generated content, mobile communications, and new business models generated new applications and services. The conference makes a bridge between issues with software and hardware challenges through mobile communications.
The goal of the International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies, UBICOMM 2011, is to bring together researchers from the academia and practitioners from the industry in order to address fundamentals of ubiquitous systems and the new applications related to them. The conference will provide a forum where researchers shall be able to present recent research results and new research problems and directions related to them. The conference seeks contributions presenting novel research in all aspects of ubiquitous techniques and technologies applied to advanced mobile applications.
Advances in web services technologies along with their integration into mobility, online and new business models provide a technical infrastructure that enables the progress of mobile services and applications. These include dynamic and on-demand service, context-aware services, and mobile web services. While driving new business models and new online services, particular techniques must be developed for web service composition, web service-driven system design methodology, creation of web services, and on-demand web services.
As mobile and ubiquitous computing becomes a reality, more formal and informal learning will take pace out of the confines of the traditional classroom. Two trends converge to make this possible; increasingly powerful cell phones and PDAs, and improved access to wireless broadband. At the same time, due to the increasing complexity, modern learners will need tools that operate in an intuitive manner and are flexibly integrated in the surrounding learning environment.
Educational services will become more customized and personalized, and more frequently subjected to changes. Learning and teaching are now becoming less tied to physical locations, co-located members of a group, and co-presence in time. Learning and teaching increasingly take place in fluid combinations of virtual and "real" contexts, and fluid combinations of presence in time, space and participation in community. To the learner full access and abundance in communicative opportunities and information retrieval represents new challenges and affordances.
Consequently, the educational challenges are numerous in the intersection of technology development, curriculum development, content development and educational infrastructure.
In this conference, we solicit research and industrial contributions covering developments that operate in the intersection of mobile and ubiquitous technologies on the one hand, and educational settings in open, distance and corporate learning on the other, including learning theories, applications, and systems.
We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.
Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.
Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.
The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.
All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions.
Semantics of ubiquity
Knowledge discovery mechanisms
Profiling ubiquitous environments
Ubiquitous technologies for education, learning, and training
Ubiquitous information appliances
Information retrieval and filtering
Control of ubiquitous data
Data management and processing
Data replication, migration and dissemination
Ubiquitous Multimedia Systems and Processing
Multimedia content recognition, indexing and search
Mobile graphics, games and entertainment
Ubiquitous multimedia applications and systems
Streaming mobile multimedia
Mobile media management
Multimedia ubiquitous platforms
Multimedia Indexing and Compression
Image and Signal Processing
Virtual reality in ubiquitous systems
Web Services evolution
Web Services applications
Network performance evaluation
Networks and technology convergence
Internet access in ubiquitous systems
Ubiquitous mesh, ad hoc and sensor networks
Reconfigurability and personalization of ubiquitous networks
Ubiquitous devices and operative systems
Design of devices for ubiquitous systems
Operative systems for ubiquitous devices
Real-time operating systems and scheduling
Ubiquitous mobile services and protocols
Frameworks, architectures, and languages for ubiquitous services
Queries, transactions and workflows in mobile and ubiquitous Networks
Algorithms for ubiquitous systems
SLA/QoS in ubiquitous services
Ontology based services
Protocols and interaction mechanisms for ubiquitous services
Mobile services and service convergence
Service discovery mechanisms
Tracking in ubiquitous environments
Measurement, control, and management of ubiquitous services
Design and development of ubiquitous services
Wireless/mobile service delivery
Ubiquitous software and security
Software for spontaneous interoperation
Key Management and Authentication
Multimedia Information Security
Collaborative ubiquitous systems
Cooperative networks for ubiquitous systems
Cooperative applications for ubiquitous networks
Handheld and wearable systems for interaction in collaborative groups and communities
Ad hoc collaboration in ubiquitous computing environments
Awareness of collaboration and of work environment
Inherently mobile collaborative work
User and applications
Mobile user interfaces
Ubiquitous user-generated content (weblogs, wikis, etc.)
Mobile and ubiquitous computing support for collaborative learning
User modeling and personalization
Context- and location-aware applications
Toolkits, testbeds, development environments
Tools and techniques for designing, implementing, & evaluating ubiquitous systems
Constructing, deploying and prototyping of ubiquitous applications
Evaluation of user models for ubiquitous environments
On-line analytical techniques
Human-computer interaction in ubiquitous computing environments
Ubiquitous e-Development (business, science, health, etc.)
Emerging industrial/business/scientific ubiquitous scenarios
Social issues and implications of ubiquitous systems
INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.
Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Submitted for indexing:
- ISI Thompson Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI)
- Elsevier's EI Compendex Database, EI’s Engineering Information Index
- DBLP, IET INSPEC, and other relevant specialized indexes.
- Other indexes are being considered
Submission (full paper) July 1,2011
Notification July 31, 2011
Registration August 15, 2011
Camera ready August 20, 2011
Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via an automated system.
Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.
Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.
Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.
Posters are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as poster. Submissions are expected to be 6-8 slide deck. Posters will not be published in the Proceedings. One poster with all the slides together should be used for discussions. Presenters will be allocated a space where they can display the slides and discuss in an informal manner. The poster slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.
For more details, see the Poster Forum explanation page.
Work in Progress
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress. Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.
For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page
Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations
The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to email@example.com
The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.
For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to email@example.com.