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From: Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui <kouadris@brookes.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 20:00:05 +0100
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CALL FOR CHAPTERS

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2006 (2-5 page proposal), December 15, 2006 (full chapters)

 

Advances in Ubiquitous Computing:

Future Paradigms and Directions

 

Editors:

Dr. Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui1, Dr. Zakaria Maamar2 and Dr. George M. Giaglis3

1 Oxford Brookes University, UK. 2 Zayed University, UAE. 3Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

 

Published by:

Idea Group Inc., www.idea-group.com

 

Introduction

 

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.

 

In UC environments, it is expected that users 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. 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 are 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.).

 

Book Objective

 

This edited book aims to bring together high-quality chapters investigating the emerging field of Ubiquitous Computing from a multi-perspective analytical lens. The book aims to include chapters that present the technology foreground of ubiquitous computing, the emerging applications and services, as well as certain social issues that are vital for the successful deployment of a ubiquitous computing application. 

 

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:


-     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 (Bluetooth, 802.11, ZigBee, UWB, etc.)

-          Security and privacy issues.

-          Visionary future scenarios.

-          Mobile services. 

-          Performance tuning of mobile applications.

 

Submission Procedure
 

Authors are invited to submit on or before July 31, 2006, a 2-5 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter.

 

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by September 1, 2006 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines.

 

Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 15, 2006. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.

 

The book is scheduled to be published by Idea Group, Inc.,  www.idea-group.com, publisher of the Idea Group Publishing, Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing and Idea Group Reference imprints. Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to: E-mail: kouadris@brookes.ac.uk

 





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Dr. Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui 

Lecturer in Computing

Computing Department Oxford Brookes University, 

Wheatley Campus OX33 1HX

Oxford, United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 1865 48 45 22 

Fax: +44 1865 48 45 00  

 

 

 
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