[Elsnet-list] Call for Papers - Internet of Ubiquitous and Pervasice Things - IUPT 2012

Sujith Samuel Mathew s.mathew at uaeu.ac.ae
Thu Feb 23 06:40:21 CET 2012

                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/
Paper Submission:        March. 10, 2012 (Extended)
Author's Notification:   April 10, 2012
Final Manuscript:        May 10, 2012

The new developments in area of Ubiquitous Computing 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

All accepted papers will be published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series (on-line and CD). 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=iupt12Every 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.

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
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