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Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal          5 - 7 March, 2011
 
Special Sessions
Localization Systems and Services for Ubiquitous Environments - LOCSUE 2011
Call for Papers
Chair

César Benavente-Peces
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Spain
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Scope

More and more services are available nowadays, on the PC or on a mobile device, that depend on the localization of a person. Some of these services are context dependent and may be related to sensor networks in personal environments either outdoors or inside smart homes. Localization can be achieved via a variety of technologies: Indoor localization technologies include Bluetooth, WiFi, RFID, UWB and ultrasounds. Outdoor environments may be tackled with technologies such as WiMAX and GPS. In many useful applications, indoor systems should be integrated with outdoor systems in order to provide global coverage. This special session seeks to bring together researchers from universities, practitioners from companies and also those who belong to governmental agencies interested in the socio-technical issues that shape the networked society of the future. The topic of this special session is relevant for discussing issues such as how technology can contribute to increase efficiency and life quality of people to perform their daily activities in a world of increasing mobility and easy access to all kinds of services. There are applications in tourism, health, sports, the office, etc. We encourage authors to submit papers describing original work, including methods, techniques, recent advances, applications and tools.

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Simulation and Interaction in Intelligent Environments - SIMIE 2011
Call for Papers
Co-chairs

Paul Richard
University of Angers
France
 
Jean Martinet
LIFL Laboratory (University of LILLE 1 / CNRS)
France
Scope

The Special Session on Simulation and Interaction in Intelligent Environments (SIMIE) aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working in innovative technologies that facilitate human communication interaction with machines, environments and other humans. Ambient Intelligence, Multimedia, Virtual Reality and Robotics are becoming more and more important areas of technological development for corporations as well as for universities. Research is active in these challenging areas and applications are numerous in engineering as well as in health care, arts, and other areas. There are well-know examples of immersive virtual environments and telepresence systems such as in robotics, health care and other domains, making it easier to establish collaborative and intelligent environments where people can interact with each other and with artificial agents as well. For exemple , businesses can achieve significant travel cost reductions through the use of virtual meetings. In industrial or remote environments it is possible to tele-operate robots in situations that could be dangerous for humans. SIMIE encourages authors to submit papers describing original work based on diverse perspectives related to HCI, especially involving Virtual Reality, Tele-robotics, Ambient Intelligence, and related technologies, including recent advances in research, applications and tools.

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Self-Aware and Adaptive Embedded Systems - SAAES 2011
Call for Papers
Co-chairs

Jouni Isoaho
University of Turku
Finland
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Juha Plosila
University of Turku
Finland
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Scope

Self-aware and adaptive (SAA) systems are capable of monitoring their own states and the surrounding environment, and adapt themselves to different scenarios and requirements. The concept of self-awareness and adaptivity belongs to the wide scope of autonomic computing, while focusing on the aspects of awareness and adaptation. SAA features become essential in the emerging and future embedded system, as the number of components and their heterogeneity increase significantly, for both single-chip parallel processing and physically distributed processing. While existing works propose various superior features for adaptive systems, practical and efficient solutions to achieve SAA systems still call for wider and more dedicated efforts, including the discussion on SAA theory and modeling, scalable design approaches and framework, design techniques and practical implementation for low-power/energy, high dependability and security, etc.. The SAAES special session addresses these important and challenging topics.

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