Call for papers
The 3rd IEEE European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context (EuroSSC) will be held on October 29-31, 2008 in Zurich, Switzerland.
The vision of ubiquitous computing is that of pervasive but transparent technology. Smart, context-aware (wireless) sensor and actuator networks (WS&AN) bring the vision of ubiquitous computing closer to reality. Emerging smart surroundings, objects and clothing contain networked sensing and feedback elements to infer user's needs and provide targeted context aware assistance. Networked smart sensors recognize context from raw data and/or capitalize on context to optimize sensing. Higher-level context is inferred online or within the network, by combining and abstracting information from smart sensors. Together with networked actuators, context-aware sensing and feedback becomes possible.
This annual conference explores techniques, algorithms, architectures, protocols, and user aspects underlying context-aware smart surroundings, and cooperating intelligent objects, and their applications. Topics discussed include smart sensing, context recognition, and context processing. Of growing interest are methods and principles for context abstraction and processing given a Quality of Context that reflects context uncertainty and accuracy of smart sensors. Principles and methods for context-aware feedback through actuator networks and their applications are discussed.
EuroSSC 2008 aims to bring together academic researchers and industry experts with a variety of backgrounds to explore technology, human, and user aspects:
- Technology and system aspects: concerning intelligent sensors, sensor and actuator networks and information processing for a new generation of networked devices and intelligent environments.
- Human and user aspects: exploring scenarios, applications and interaction methods for context-aware and pro-active applications made possible by the diffusion of ambient communication, cooperating objects, and interaction technologies.
We welcome submission of original and unpublished technical papers, posters, and demonstration papers covering all areas related to smart surroundings, context-awareness and networked embedded sensor and actuator systems. The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Distributed smart sensing and context recognition
- Smart sensing: sensors inferring context and context-aware sensing
- Context-aware surroundings and infrastructures
- Distributed objects and wearables inferring context
- Algorithms and architectures for scalable context recognition
- Quality of Context (context uncertainty, unreliable sensing)
- Context processing
- Context reasoning, fusion, transformation, inference
- Context processing given Quality of Context
- Scalable context management and processing architectures
- Information aspects of context-aware sensor&actuator systems
- Context-aware actuators, interaction methods, and human aspects
- Principles and methods for context-aware actuation and feedback
- Distributed context-aware actuators
- Interaction with context-aware objects, wearables and proactive interfaces
- Quality of Actuation
- Symbiosis between autonomic context-aware sensor&actuator systems and users
- Social implications, user-controlled privacy, securing context
- Applications, deployment, test beds and case studies
- Wearable computing and pervasive computing applications
- Real-world experiences with deployed systems
- Applications and case studies related to smart surroundings & intelligent objects
- Integration with the Internet of the Future
- Development tools, deployment principles, and life-cycle support
Papers can be submitted electronically using the EDAS platform.
All submitted papers will be judged based on their novelty, clarity, and relevance through double-blind reviewing, where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers.
Authors of accepted submissions will have the opportunity to update their submissions based on the reviews before the final electronic copy is due. EuroSSC 2008 requires electronic submission. Reviewers will be instructed to maintain the confidentiality of all materials for submitted papers throughout the entire reviewing process. Submissions should contain no information that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication.
Full papers should not exceed 14 pages in length (single-column LNCS format, templates available here). Technical Papers are peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings published by Springer-Verlag in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). The proceedings will also be made available through the digital library.
Posters are solicited that present recent and on-going research by students. The poster submissions should include a 2-page (LNCS format) description of the student's research. Accepted posters will be printed in the adjunct conference proceedings, which carry an own ISBN number. The poster will be presented at the conference poster and demonstration session.
Proposals for research demonstrations are solicited. Demonstration description should not exceed 3 pages (LNCS format) and should include a description of the demonstration and equipment to be used. Demonstration abstracts will be published in the adjunct conference proceedings with an own ISBN number.
|Full paper submission||25 June 2008 (Extended)|
|Notification of acceptance||4 August 2008|
|Camera-ready copy due||15 August 2008|
|Posters and demo submission||14 September 2008|
|Notification posters & demos||15 September 2008|
A PDF version of the Call for Papers is available here.