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Call for Papers - IWUC'2006

From: KOUADRI MOSTEFAOUI Soraya <soraya.kouadrimostefaoui@unifr.ch>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 22:19:50 +0200
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Call for Papers - IWUC'2006

International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing

In conjunction with 

The Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
23 - 27, May 2006    
Paphos - Cyprus

Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui (primary contact)
Mobile Information Systems Laboratory
University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Fribourg
Bd. Pérolles 80, CP-32, CH-1700
Phone: (41) 26 429 68 37 
Fax: (41) 26 300 97 31 

Zakaria Maamar
College of Information Systems
Zayed University
P.O. Box 19282, Dubai U.A.E
Phone: (971) 4 2082 461
Fax: (971) 4 2640 854 

George M. Giaglis
Dep. of Management Science and Technology 
Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)
Evelpidon 47A & Lefkados 33, Office 907, 
GR-11362 Athens, GREECE
Phone: (30) 210 8203682
Fax:   (30) 210 8203685

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. 

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.
- 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 

The workshop will consist of oral presentations. The proceedings of the workshop 
will be published in the form of a book by ICEIS.

There will be two types of papers: long (approx. 5000 words) and short 
(approx. 2000 words). Furthermore, a keynote speaker and a discussion panel are 
planned. Postscript/RTF versions of the manuscript should be submitted 
thru ICEIS web-based paper submission procedure.

Full paper submission: January 16, 2006
Author notification: February 17, 2006
Camera-ready paper submission: March 17, 2006

A. Elgorashi, George Washington University, USA
J. Shepherdson, British Telecommunications plc, UK
B. König-Ries, TU München, Germany
W. Binder, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
S. Kouadri Mostéfaoui, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Fribourg, Switzerland
G. Kouadri Mostéfaoui, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
P. Mihailescu, British Telecommunications plc, UK
A. Gómez Skarmeta, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
S. Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
P. Bellavista, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy
K. Drira, LAAS, Toulouse, France
J. Al-Muhtadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
L. Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
L. Ruf, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
Q. Z. Sheng, the University of New South Wales, Australia
N. C. Narendra, IBM Software Labs, India
C. van Aart, Acklin agent based support, The Netherlands
A. Karageorgos, University of Thessaly, Greece
E. Aimeur, University of Montreal, Canada
M. Berger, Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany
M. Ouzzani, Purdue University, USA
A. Messer, Samsung, USA
R. A. Haraty, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
T. Nadour, ENST, France
T. Ahmed, LABRI, Bordeaux, France
O. Fouial, ENST, France
B. Rao,  New York Poly, USA
P. E, Kourouthanassis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
S. Hadjiefthymiades, University of Athens, Greece
V. Pelechano, Valencia University of Technology, Spain
I. Maglogiannis, University of Aegean, Greece
C. Randell, University of Bristol, UK
E. Fleisch, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology & University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
J. Munoz, Valencia University of Technology, Spain
F. Thiesse, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
J. Chin, University of Essex, UK
J. Redström, Interactive Institute, Sweden


To attend the workshop you need to register at http://www.iceis.org 

ICEIS 2006 Secretariat - International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing (IWUC 2006)
E-mail: workshops@iceis.org 
Web site: http://www.iceis.org 
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