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[PVS] Call for Papers - The 2nd International Workshop on Internetof Ubiquitous and Pervasive Things (IUPT'12)



                                             
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                 The 2nd International Workshop on
   Internet of Ubiquitous and Pervasive Things (IUPT'12)

                   In conjunction with ANT 2012
                      27-29 August, 2012
                 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

     Website: http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/iupt-12/

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IMPORTANT DATES
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Paper Submission:        Feb. 10, 2012 
Author Notification:     April 10, 2012
Final Manuscript:        May 10, 2012


The new developments in this area raise many research questions including interaction, security, collaboration, context, discovery, and privacy of physical things in the virtual world. Despite the tremendous progress in Internet technologies the research community continues to wrestle with some of these questions. This workshop focuses on disseminating novel ideas and research directions in this fast emerging area of the Internet of Things. This workshop also aims to bring together academics and practitioners in an effort to highlight the state-of-the-art and discuss the issues and opportunities to explore new research directions and develop new ideas for the Internet of Things. The workshop will be platform to provide opportunities for researchers from academia and industry to join hands, exchange ideas and focus on solutions that will enhance the life of the growing population on the Internet. It will lead to identifying new directions and setting the scope for developments in this area. The participants will be enlightened with intellectual discussions, highlighting the advances in technology that bridges the physical world and the digital world.

This workshop aims at gathering researchers from the fields of wireless networking and Internet applications to discuss new opportunities and hurdles to leverage the possibilities of new applications and services for the Internet of Ubiquitous and Pervasive Things.

The 2nd International Workshop on Internet of Ubiquitous and Pervasive Things will take place in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2012), Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada in August 27-29, 2012.
   
Specific topics of interest include (but not limited to): 

 - Communication systems and architectures for the Internet of Things
 - Robustness of environmental management with the Internet of Things
 - Future technologies bridging the physical and virtual worlds
 - Business models and processes for the Internet of Things
 - Impacts on the security, privacy and risks on the physical world
 - Applications and interaction for social networking
 - Location and discovery of things on the Internet
 - Web of Things
 - Smart Objects
 - Case studies in areas of Healthcare, Agriculture, Logistics and Transport
 - Green Internet of Things
 - Mobile Internet of Things
 - Internet of Services
 - Sensor Webs
 - Semantic Web of Things


PAPER SUBMISSION
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All accepted papers will be published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series (on-line and CD). All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus (http://www.scopus.com) and Engineering Village (Ei) (http://www.engineeringvillage.com). This includes EI Compendex (http://www.ei.org/compendex). The submitted paper must be formatted according to the guidelines 
of guidelines of Procedia Computer Science, MS Word Template, Latex, Elsevier. 

Authors should submit paper with no more than 6 pages length using the Easychair submission system, 
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iupt12
Every submitted paper will be carefully reviewed by at least two members of the workshop Program Committee. 

The selective outstanding papers presented at the workshop, after further revision, will be considered for publication in journals special issues.


ORGANIZATION
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General Chair
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE

Program Chairs
Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia
Sujith Samuel Mathew, United Arab Emirates University, UAE 

Steering Committee Chair
Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada

Publicity Chair
Lina Yao, University of Adelaide, Australia 

Program Committee

    * Philippe Thiran, Namur University, Belgium
    * Andrew C Smith, IoTEG - CSIR Meraka Institute, South Africa
    * Viorel Milea, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    * Rodrigo Roman, University of Malaga, Spain
    * M. Victoria Bueno-Delgado, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
    * Rajit Gadh, UCLA, USA
    * Gerhard Hancke, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
    * Weifa Liang, The Australian National University, Australia
    * Konstantinos Markantonakis, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
    * Michele Ruta, Technical University of Bari, Italy
    * Dave Singelee, Katholieke U. Leuven, Belgium
    * Claire Vishik, Intel Corporation, UK
    * Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
    * Yan Zhang, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
    * Shibo He, Zhejiang university, China
    * Rodrigo Roman, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
    * Yanbo Wu, The University of Adelaide, Australia
    * Weiwei Fang, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
    * Hong Liu, Beihang University, China
    * Lei Qian, Fisk Univeristy, USA
    * Yu Zhang, Orange Labs, Beijing, China
    * Lei Shu, Osaka University, Japan
    * Stephane Lavirotte, University of Nice, France
    * Alessio Vecchio, University of Pisa, Italy
    * Amir Qayyum, M. A. Jinnah University, Pakistan
    * Jean Carle, Université Lille 1, France
    * Farrukh Khan, NUCES, Pakistan
    * Federica Paganelli, University of Florence, Italy
    * Peter Graham, University of Manitoba, Canada
    * Kewei Sha, Oklahoma City University, USA