ICWUS 2010

ICWUS 2010: International Conference on Wireless and Ubiquitous Systems.

October 08 – 10, 2010, Sousse Tunisia

ISSN 1737-9571

Webpage: http://www.icwus.net

Important dates

Submission Deadline: June 16, 2010

Notification Due: June 25, 2010

Final Version Due: July 25, 2010

Authors registrations: July 25, 2010

Conference Dates: October 08 – 10, 2010

Sponsored by: PSINFO (TN), CABLEFREE (UK), BIOTIME (FR), XELIOS/SAGEM (SW, IT), LIN FARNIER (TN), PRINCE Research Unit, L’ECOLE DOCTORALE STICODE, HANA Research UNIT- TUNIS TUNISIA, PROJET PRF SECURITE ET EMBARQUE, IEEE (pending) .

ICWUS’10 will provide an international technical forum for researchers, engineers, academics as well as industrial experts from all over the world to present their research results and development activities and to explore future trends in wireless communication and ubiquitous systems.

All articles will undergo a rigorous review process and will be published in a conference proceeding. Further, the scientific program will include renowned keynote speakers.

Full papers are solicited in one of (but not limited to) the following topics:

· Autonomic Computing

· The Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems

· Secure ad-hoc networks

· Cooperative applications for ubiquitous networks

· Supporting ad hoc& mesh routing

· Ubiquitous technologies for education, learning, and training

· Sensor networks (Wearable, Ambient, etc.)

· Cooperative applications for ubiquitous networks

· Configuring and reconfiguring ubiquitous systems

· Development tools for user control of ubiquitous systems

· Supporting spontaneous (ad hoc) interactions

· Scalable coordination and synchronization mechanisms for volatile component collections

· The implications of physical-world integration for system design

· Ubiquitous computing support for collaborative learning

· Case studies of deployed systems

· Self-learning adaptive systems

· 4G (LTE/WiMAX) wireless support for ubiquitous computing

· Ubiquitous social networks

· Ubiquitous computing versus online anonymity

· Interworking heterogeneous networks and multiradio systems

General Co-Chairs

Pr. Habib Youssef, PRINCE Research Unit, H.Sousse, Tunisia habib.youssef@fsm.rnu.tn

Pr. Charles E.Perkins, Technical Fellow, WiChorus Corporation, USA charliep@computer.org

TPC Co-Chairs

Pr. Abdelfettah Belghith, HANA Research Group, CRISTAL Laboratory, University of Manouba, Tunisia

Email: Abdelfettah.Belghith@ensi.rnu.tn

Dr. Anis Koubaa, Al-Imam Mohamed bin Saud University (Saudi Arabia)/CISTER Research Unit, Portugal

Email: akoubaa@dei.isep.ipp.pt

TPC – Members

Abdelhakim Hafid, University of Montreal, Canada

Abdelhamid Mellouk, University of Paris 12, France

Adel Mnaouer, University of Tobago-Trinidad

Ali Hamlili, ENSIAS, Rabat, Morocco

Amine dhraief, HANA Research Group, CRISTAL Lab, University of Manouba, Tunisia

Anis Koubaa, Al-Imam Mohamed bin Saud University (Saudi Arabia)/CISTER Research Unit, Portugal

Aref Meddeb, ISITCom Hammam Sousse, University of Sousse, Tunisia

Aymen Belghith, IRISA, Rennes, France

Bernard Cousin, IRISA, University of Rennes 1, France

Bilel Derbel, INRIA Lille, France

Chadi Baraket, INRIA, Sopia Antipolis, France

Debashis Saha, MIS Group, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, India

Farrouk Kammoun, Prof Emeritus, member of Cristal Lab ENSI, Chief Research Scientist; EspriT School of Engineering, Tunisia

Francine Krief, University of Bordeaux I, LaBRI Laboratory, France

Guy Juanole, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France

Guy Pujolle, LIP6, University of Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Hamdi Yahyaoui, KuwaitUniversity, Kuwait

Hossam Hassanein, School of Computing at Queen’s University, Canada

Ilham Ouachani, ISITCom Hammam Sousse, University of Sousse, Tunisia

Issam Mabrouki, ISITCom Hammam Sousse, University of Sousse, Tunisia

Kamel Barkaoui, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Cedric – Action Vespa, France

Khaled Ben Letaief, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

Khalil Drira, University of Toulouse, France

Kin Choong Yow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Mário Alves, CISTER Research Unit, Politécnico do Porto (ISEP/IPP), Portugal

Mieso Denko, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Mohamed Mosbah, LABRI, University Bordeaux I, France

Mohammad S. Obaidat, Society for Modeling and Simulation International, USA

Mounir Hamdi, Head Department of Computer Science& Engineering, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

Nafaa Jabeur, Dhofar University, Oman

Néjib Boubaker , ISITCom Hammam Sousse, University of Sousse, Tunisia

Noureddine Boudrigua, Sup’Com, Tunisia

Rafik Braham, ISITCom Hammam Sousse, University of Sousse, Tunisia

Rahma Ben Ayed, ENIT, Tunisia

Ridha Hamila, Qatar University, Qatar

Shafique Ahmad Chaudry, Al Imam Ahmad Mohamed Saud, Islamic University, KSA

Talbi El-ghazali, INRIA Lille, France

Thierry Turletti, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France

Tracy Camp, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Keynote Speaker

Stephen Patrick, Technical Director, CableFree Solutions Limited, UK

Email: stephen.patrick@cablefree.co.uk

Khaled Ben Letaief, IEEE fellow, IEEE Communications Society School of Engineering, The Hong Kong University, Hong Kong (awaiting for confirmation)

Email: eekhaled@ust.hk

Organizing Committees

a.. Anis Ben Arbia
b.. Riadh Saaidia
c.. Wafa Kammoun
d.. Wafa Berrayana
e.. Saloua Messaoud
Contact

benarbia@infpsi.com

UCAmI 2010

IV International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and
Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI 2010)

Valencia, SPAIN, September 7-10, 2010

UCAmI 2010: http://ucami2010.lcc.uma.es
(is co-located with CEDI 2010, http://www.congresocedi.es/2010/)

The Ubiquitous Computing (UC) idea envisioned by Weiser in 1991, has recently evolved to a more general paradigm known as Ambient Intelligence (AmI). Ambient Intelligence then represents a new generation of user-centred computing environments aiming to find new ways to obtain a better integration of the information technology in everyday life devices and activities. AmI environments are integrated by several autonomous computational devices of modern life ranging from consumer electronics to mobile phones. Ideally, people in an AmI environment will not notice these devices, but they will benefit from the services they provide them. Such devices are aware of the people present in those environments by reacting to their gestures, actions and context. Recently the interest in Ambient Intelligence Environments has grown considerably due to new challenges posed by society, demanding highly innovative services such as vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET), Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), e-Health, Internet of Things and Home Automation among others.

The main goal of this conference is to provide a discussion forum where researchers and practitioners on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence can meet, disseminate and exchange ideas and problems, identify some of the key issues related to these topics, and explore together possible solutions and future works.

TOPICS

Both academia and industry are invited to submit papers about any of the following topics of interest:

* Integrating lightweight and/or mobile devices in AmI environments (telephones, RFID, consumer electronics, sensors, smart devices, etc.)
* Mobile Ad Hoc Networks support for AmI environments for wireless sensor networks (WSNs), MANETs, VANETs, etc.,(architectures, protocols, etc.)
* Sensing location and context awareness (context modelling, adaptation, sentient computing, etc.)
* Human-Centric Interfaces for AmI environments
* Middleware support for AmI and ubiquitous computing environments (WSNs, MANET, VANETs, RFID, etc.)
* Artificial intelligence approaches (agents, affective computing, ontologies, semantic reasoning, etc.)
* Applications for AmI environments (e-learning, e-health, Home Automation, e-payment, ticketing, etc.)
* Specific services for AmI (service discovery, security, data delivery, coordination, etc.)
* Communication and radio technologies (NFC, Bluetooth, etc.)
* Quality attributes in AmI applications (real-time, quality of service, fault-tolerance, etc.).
* Software technologies for AmI (frameworks, components, aspect-orientation, service-orientation, software product line, etc.)

SUBMISSION FORMAT AND PROCEDURE

Types of submissions

1. Long Paper. A maximum length of 10 pages. They must consist of original, relevant and previously unpublished sound research results related to any of the topics of the symposium.

2. Short paper. A maximum length of 5 pages (for example, a project report, a summary of a PhD thesis, or work in progress).

3. Doctoral Consortium. PhD students are invited to present the topic and progress of their research, in order to obtain feedback from a panel of experts. The length of these papers should be no longer than 8 pages.

All submissions will be refereed by experts in the field based on originality, significance, quality and clarity. Every submitted paper to UCAmI’10 will be reviewed by at least two members of the Scientific Committee.

The conference papers will be published as part of the CEDI proceedings (with ISBN).

Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special theme of the Personal and Ubiquitous Computing journal, indexed in the Journal Citation Reports (http://www.facebook.com/notes/personal-and-ubiquitous-computing/ubiquitous-computing-ambient-intelligence-2010/158424205457).

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission: April 18, 2010
Notification of acceptance: May 17, 2010
Camera-ready version: May 27, 2010
Conference dates: September 7-10, 2010

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS

General Chair, José Bravo, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Program Chair, Lidia Fuentes, University of Málaga (Spain)
Web master, Nadia Gámez, University of Málaga (Spain)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Xavier Alamán, Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain)
Mariano Alcañiz, Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain)
Mercedes Amor, University of Malaga (Spain)
Cecilio Angulo, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain)
Juan Carlos Augusto, University of Ulster at Jordanstown (UK)
Francisco J. Ballesteros, Rey Juan Carlos University (Spain)
Juan A. Botía, University of Murcia (Spain)
José Bravo, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Yang Cai, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)
Rafael Corchuelo, University of Sevilla (Spain)
Kevin Curran, University of Ulster (UK)
Flavia Delicato, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (Brasil)
Jesús Favela, CICESE (Mexico)
Joao Miguel Fernandez, University of Minho (Portugal)
Lidia Fuentes, University of Malaga (Spain)
Ramón Hervás, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Diego Gachet, European University of Madrid (Spain)
Nadia Gámez, University of Malaga (Spain)
Carlos García, University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain)
Víctor M. González, Autonomous University of Nuevo León (Mexico)
Antonio F. Gómez Skarmeta, University of Murcia (Spain)
Hani Hagras, University of Essex (UK)
Carlos Juiz, University of the Balearic Islands (Spain)
Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, The Open University (UK)
Juan Carlos López, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Diego López de Ipiña, University of Deusto (Spain)
Ricardo J. Machado, University of Minho (Portugal)
René Meier, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
Francisco Moya, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Sergio Ochoa, University of Chile (Chile)
Nuria Oliver, Microsoft Research (USA)
Marcela Rodríguez, Autonomous University of Baja California (Mexico)
Iñaki Vázquez, University of Deusto (Spain)