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CFP: ICEIS'2004: Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing IWUC'2004

From: KOUADRI MOSTEFAOUI Soraya <soraya.kouadrimostefaoui@unifr.ch>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2003 12:15:43 +0200
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> 
> CALL FOR PAPERS
>  ________________________________________________________________
> 
> International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing (IWUC 2004)
> 
> April 13-14, 2004 - Porto, Portugal 
> http://ltodi.est.ips.pt/iceis/workshops/iwuc/iwuc2004-cfp.html
> In conjunction with the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise
> Information Systems - ICEIS 2004 (<http://www.iceis.org/>) 
> ________________________________________________________________
> 
> 
> Workshop Background and Goals 
> 
> The development and availability of new computing and communication
> devices, and the increased connectivity between these devices, thanks to
> wired and wireless networks, are enabling new opportunities for people to
> perform their operations anywhere and anytime. Furthermore, due to the
> high acceptance rate of such devices by the user community, it is expected
> that these devices will become so pervasive that most users will take them
> for granted. Generally known as Ubiquitous Computing (UC), the vision of
> UC is to push computational services out of conventional desktop
> interfaces into environments characterized by transparent forms of
> interactivity.
> 
> Despite the growing interest in UC, there is still some progress to be
> made before UC shifts from the research mode to the commercial and
> intensive use modes. The support technologies, however, are improving at
> an impressive pace. Most of the research and development activities are
> currently aimed at improving the devices themselves and the technologies
> these devices will use to communicate. At present, the main use of mobile
> devices is still voice-oriented, but several indicators show that this is
> changing. 3G networks (e.g., GPRS, UMTS) and recent development of
> communication and presentation protocols (e.g., XML, WAP) are being
> combined to give users a high-quality experience of data-centric services.
> 
> 
> Besides the central role that hardware infrastructure plays in the
> expansion and penetration of UC, other issues still need to be tackled to
> better assist developers of UC applications. Developers are put on the
> front line of satisfying the promise of businesses and service providers
> for delivering Internet content to mobile devices. Indeed, the fact that
> an application for mobile users has different requirements, calls for new
> techniques to identify and specify these requirements. With regard to
> users, it is expected that they will be frequently engaged in complex
> operations such as searching the net for better business opportunities.
> Therefore, their association with intelligent components, to act as
> proxies, is deemed appropriate. UC environments of the near future will be
> populated by a large number of computing devices, spread across the
> network, and often invisible. These devices need to be coordinated for
> better interactions. Devices, whether carried on by people or embedded
> into other systems (within the home or at other sites), will constitute a
> global networking infrastructure -- and likely to provide a new level of
> openness and dynamics. These interactions raise many new issues that draw
> upon existing research areas, as well as introduce new research and
> development challenges, in technical areas (such as device design,
> wireless communication, location sensing, etc), psychology (privacy
> concerns, attention focus, multi-person interaction, etc), and design
> (direct interaction, work patterns, etc).
> 
> Existing global efforts in Grid Computing also shares some similarities
> with the aims of this workshop, although Grid computing at present is
> restricted to high-end computational resources. Making the Grid more open,
> and accessible to a wider range of users will also require the need to
> address similar challenges. 
> 
> 
> Topics of interest 
> 
> In this workshop, we aim to identify ecent and significant developments in
> the general area of ubiquitous computing. Topics of interests include, but
> are not limited to:
> - Mobile computing vs. Pervasive computing vs. Ubiquitous computing.
> - Design methodologies and evaluation techniques.
> - New interfaces and modes of interactions between people and ubiquitous
> computing devices, applications or environments. 
> - Grid Computing technologies for Wireless networks 
> - Context awareness.
> - Agent-based ubiquitous applications.
> - Services for ubiquitous applications.
> - Middleware for service discovery.
> - Integration of wired and wireless networks.
> - Enabling technologies such as Bluetooth, 802.11, etc.
> - Security and privacy issues.
> - Visionary future scenarios.
> - Mobile services 
> - Performance tuning of mobile applications 
> 
>  
> Submission of Papers 
> 
> There will be two types of papers: long (approx. 4000 words) and short
> (approx. 2000 words). Furthermore, a keynote speaker and a discussion
> panel are planned.
> 
> Important Dates 
> 
> Full paper submission: 	December 15, 2003 
> Author notification: 	January 30, 2004
> Camera-ready: 		February 15, 2004
> 
> Co-Chairs: 
> 
> Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui (primary contact)
> Dep. of Computer Science
> University of Fribourg Switzerland
>  
> Zakaria Maamar
> College of Iss Zayed University
> Dubai U.A.E
>  
> Omer Rana
> School of Computer Science and Welsh E-Science Center,
> Cardiff University, UK
> 
> Workshop Program Committee: 
> 
> P. Bellavista (Bologna University, Italy)
> W. Binder (EPFL, Switzerland)
> B. Benatallah (The University of New South Wales, Australia)
> M. Dumas (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
> G. Dimarzo Serugendo (University of Geneva, Switzerland) 
> T. Finin (UMBC, USA)
> S. Helal (University of Florida, USA)
> A. Karageorgos (UMIST, United Kingdom)
> G. Kouadri Mostéfaoui (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
> D. McMullen (Pervasive Technologies Lab, Indiana University, USA)
> B. Michael (Siemens, Germany)
> B. Medjahed (Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University)
> A. Messer (Samsung, USA)
> A. Popovici (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
> A. Skarmeta (University of Murcia, Spain)
> S. Tatesh (Lucent Technologies, UK)
> M. Ulieru (University of Calgary, Canada)
> C. Van Aart (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
> Q. Z. Sheng (The University of New South Wales, Australia)
> 
> 
> Conference Location 
> 
> The workshop will be held at the Universidade Portucalense, Porto,
> Portugal
> 
> Registration Information
> To attend the workshop you need to register at http://www.iceis.org
> 
> Secretariat
> ICEIS-2004 Secretariat - International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing
> IWUC'2004
> Universidade Portucalense
> Departamento de Informática
> Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 541-619
> 4200 - 072 Porto - Portugal
> Fax: +351 22 557 2015
> Tel: +351 22 557 2512
> E-mail: secretariat@iceis.org
> Web site: http://www.iceis.org
> 
> Soraya.Kouadri.M
> --
> Kind regards | Maa salama | Meilleures salutations
> 
>   
> 
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