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Deadline Extended - Call for Book Chapters: Context-Aware Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing for Enhanced Usability

From: Dragan Stojanovic <dragans@elfak.ni.ac.yu>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 14:22:03 +0100
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Extended Deadline for Proposals Submission: 09/11/2007 

Full Chapters Due: 15/03/2008



Context-Aware Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing for Enhanced Usability:

Adaptive Technologies and Applications






Dragan Stojanovic


Computer Science Department, University of Nis, Faculty of Electronic
Engineering, Serbia



IGI Global


Book Entry on IGI Global






Advances in mobile and ubiquitous computing, wireless communications, mobile
positioning and sensor technologies have given a rise to a new class of
mobile and ubiquitous applications and services that are aware of the
context of the application usage. Context-aware applications are able to
modify and adapt their behaviour, operations and interface to best meet the
user's current and continuously changing context without explicit user
intervention. Context represents any information that can be used to
characterize the situation of entities that are considered relevant to the
interaction between a user and an application, such as the user location,
his preferences, his activities, nearby people and objects, the
environmental conditions, the availability of computing and communication
resources etc. Context-aware applications provide enhanced usability,
minimize distraction and needed attention of the user and can be used in
various application domains, such as traveller guides, smart homes, mobile
games, disaster management, etc.

Context-aware computing has attracted much attention from researchers in
recent years and several context-aware systems, frameworks and applications
have been developed to demonstrate the usefulness of technologies and
concepts. It also opens up a lot of novel research and development
opportunities and poses new challenges upon mobile and ubiquitous computing
technologies and systems.

The book Context-Aware Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing for Enhanced
Usability: Adaptive Technologies and Applications is focused on the
context-aware mobile and ubiquitous computing research theme, which attracts
a lot of attention from the Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, as well as
Mobile and Wireless Applications and Services research communities. The book
is oriented toward fundamental concepts, theoretical issues and
context-aware technologies and applications, which have become of relevant
interest for next-generation mobile and ubiquitous systems and services.

To create successful context-aware applications and services in highly
dynamic, mobile environments where user is always on the move and nearby
resources and network features constantly change, a lot of research issues
must be considered, such as:

- Context sensing and acquisition,

- Context modelling and management

- Processing, aggregation and reasoning on contextual data, 

- Context-aware middleware and platforms, 

- Service-oriented frameworks and architecture of context-aware systems 

- Security and privacy of context-aware systems and context data 

- Knowledge discovery and mining over historical and streaming context data,


Context-aware computing is a research area that is still growing and every
related study and research work contributes to richness of this field. The
objective of this book is to provide throughout insight in main concepts of
context-awareness, which led to enhanced usability of mobile and ubiquitous
applications and services. The understanding of these concepts ultimately
leads to more effective design and implementation of mobile and ubiquitous
systems and services that can access accurate, high quality context
information on the fly in highly dynamic environments and adapt their
behaviour accordingly.






- Context sensing and acquisition

- Context modelling, representation and storing 

- Context modelling and management 

- Context representation and storing 

- Data management for context-aware applications and services 

- Querying and retrieval of context and context information 

- Context processing and aggregation 

- Context reasoning techniques and algorithms 

- Context-aware service frameworks 

- Context-aware middleware and infrastructure 

- Context information discovery and sharing 

- Service-oriented architecture of context-aware systems 

- Context-aware resource and service discovery 

- Security and privacy of context-aware systems and context information 

- Knowledge discovery and mining over historical and streaming context data 

- Adaptivity and enhanced usability of context-aware applications 

- User interfaces for context-aware applications and services 

- Context-aware applications and services in mobile collaboration, smart
homes, health care, mobile games, emergency response, disaster management,

- Challenges in context-awareness, open problems and future trends 






November 9, 2007       Chapter proposal submission extended deadline 

November 30, 2007      Notification of the acceptance/rejection of chapter

March 15, 2008            Full chapter submission deadline 

May 5, 2008                 Review results and notification of authors 

June 5, 2008                Revised chapter submission deadline 

July 1, 2008                 Notification of authors of final

July 31, 2008               Final chapter submission deadline






The mission of the book is to bring together high-quality chapters
investigating the emerging field of context-aware mobile and ubiquitous
computing. The book aims to provide thorough insights in the fundamentals,
state-of-the-art technological foundations, the emerging applications and
services, as well as future trends of context-awareness that enhance
usability of mobile and ubiquitous applications and services. In this
respect, this book will stimulate the submission of chapters from
highly-referred researchers in the field.






The book appeals to a broad computer science and computer engineering
audience, including researchers, PhD students, graduate students and
practitioners in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. It is
considerably valuable to all kind of specialists in mobile and ubiquitous
computing, by covering all important concepts of context-awareness in
development of context-aware applications and services.






Authors are invited to submit on or before October 31, 2007, a 2-5 page
manuscript proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the
proposed chapter via e-mail to Dragan Stojanovic (dragans@elfak.ni.ac.yu),

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by November 30, 2007 about
the status of their proposals and will receive the guidelines for preparing
the chapter and terms and definitions.

The authors of accepted proposals will have to submit the final chapter
until March 15, 2008. Chapters, consisting of 7,000-10,000 words (including
7-10 related terms and their appropriate definitions), should be original
and should not have been submitted for publication or published elsewhere.
All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.






The book Context-Aware Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing for Enhanced
Usability: Adaptive Technologies and Applications will be published by IGI
Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.) (http://www.igi-pub.com
<http://www.igi-pub.com/> ), an imprint of Information Science Reference
(formerly Idea Group Reference) (http://www.igi-pub.com/reference/), in

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or
by mail to:



Dragan Stojanovic

Computer Graphics & GIS Lab, Computer Science Department 

University of Nis, Faculty of Electronic Engineering 

Aleksandra Medvedeva 14, 18000 Nis, Serbia 

E-mail:  dragans@elfak.ni.ac.yu

Phone: +381 18 529 235

Fax:      +381 18 588 399



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