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[w3] CFP: IEEE Network Magazine, Special Issue on "Digital Home Services"

From: Belén Carro <belcar@tel.uva.es>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:56:47 +0100
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*** IEEE Network Magazine
*** Special Issue on "Digital Home Services"
*** Manuscript submission due: May 1, 2009

*** http://www.comsoc.org/livepubs/ni/info/special.html

Call for Papers

IEEE Network Magazine Special Issue on

Digital Home Services

New broadband access technologies bring very high speed connectivity (in
excess of 100 Mbps) to residential users removing bandwidth constraints for
networked applications and services to the home. Furthermore, all-IP
networks enabled by platforms such as IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), SDP
(Service Delivery Platforms), and so on, offer new possibilities for
communication services, well beyond traditional PSTN-based voice. Within
this new promising landscape, providers are eager to find new innovative
applications and services (going beyond a mere dumb pipe to the home) that
satisfy the user needs. Future innovative digital home services that benefit
from network capabilities are precisely the scope of this Special Issue.

Building blocks for supporting these new services in the home are already
evident in the industry with efforts including enhanced residential
gateways, digital devices exchanging content through DLNA (Digital Living
Network Alliance) and other middleware, home automation, Internet TVs, and
so on. These efforts are pushing or pushed by user demand and expectation
for superior, convergent (across all the screens: TV, PC, mobile) and
personalized user experience which is certainly the key for the success of
all these new residential services. Users will no doubt enjoy application
features like pervasive services available everywhere at a fully automated
home, accessible through most simple multimodal interactions, personalized
to each individual user, serving all the user's communication needs, and so
on. At the same time, with new green initiatives on the horizon, all these
services will require to be attained with minimal and controlled environment

This special issue will bring together innovative contributions that
describe completed work addressing various aspects of digital home services
taking advantage of new network capabilities. Original, unpublished
contributions will be considered for the issue in the following topic areas
within the scope of services offered for residential customers in the
digital home domain:

§  Pervasive and context-aware intelligent environments that surround the
user anticipating his/her needs throughout the entire home

§  Multi-modal natural and intuitive interactions with the services
achieving ease of use

§  Middleware for multi-device applications

§  Personalized services for each home individual

§  Converged user experience

§  High-definition audio/video communications

§  Fully automated homes

§  Energy savvy applications


Articles should be tutorial in nature and should be written in a style
comprehensible to readers outside the specialty of the article. Prospective
authors must prepare their in accordance with the IEEE Network guidelines to
authors, see http://www.comsoc.org/livepubs/ni/info/authors.html. Authors
should submit their manuscript to the guest editors according to the
following timetable (authors are encouraged to notify at least 15 days
before deadline, their intention to submit a paper indicating title,
abstract, authors and keywords):

·         Manuscript submission: May 1, 2009

·         Acceptance notification: August 1, 2009

·         Final manuscript due: September 1, 2009

·         Publication date: November/December 2009


Antonio Sánchez-Esguevillas, Telefónica

Email: a.sanchez-esguevillas@ieee.org

Belén Carro-Martínez, University of Valladolid

Email: belcar@tel.uva.es

Bin Wei, AT&T Research

Email: bw@research.att.com

Wen Feng, China Netcom Group Labs

Email: wenfeng@cnc-labs.com
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