[ecoop-info] Semantic Interoperability for Smart Spaces (SISS'10, workshop within IEEE ISCC, Italy): paper submission deadline = Feb. 28

Paolo Bellavista paolo.bellavista at unibo.it
Tue Feb 2 15:07:03 CET 2010

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Call for Papers
First International Workshop on Semantic 
Interoperability for Smart Spaces (SISS 2010)

organized in association with the
IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2010)
22 June 2010, Riccione, Italy - http://www.ieee-iscc.org/2010/

Deadline for paper submission: February 28, 2010

Smart spaces will play a crucial role in the 
market of devices, services, and applications for 
the next years and in the everyday users' 
experience with the personal, home, and urban 
environments where citizens work and live. The 
effective design, implementation, and run-time 
support of smart applications in wide-scale 
pervasive environments are considered still very 
open challenges nowadays. Currently, the high 
costs still associated with the development of 
these smart applications are limiting their 
widespread adoption and their potential impact on 
the mass market of final users. Costs relevantly 
derive from the complexity of integrating already 
deployed heterogeneous systems, from 
differentiated sensors providing data in 
different formats via heterogeneous wireless 
technologies, and from nodes with differentiated 
capabilities/resources to highly heterogeneous legacy services.
The First International Workshop on Semantic 
Interoperability for Smart Spaces (SISS 2010) 
aims at soliciting and promoting the discussion 
among academic/industrial researchers, 
practitioners in the field, and most relevant 
industry players about the above issue of cost 
reduction via interoperability, with the primary 
guideline of addressing interoperability of 
heterogeneous devices and systems via the 
adoption of proper semantic solutions for open 
smart spaces. The focus will be on novel and open 
innovation platforms for the effective sharing of 
interoperable information in smart environments: 
smart applications should have the possibility to 
effectively and easily access to highly 
interoperable and shared information spaces that 
maintain data/metadata of common interest (sensed 
monitored data, information about currently 
available resources/services, 
). Contributions 
to SISS 2010 should address the technical 
challenges arising from emerging smart spaces, 
capable of openly including new devices, systems, 
applications, and final users, and to properly 
scale up to the challenging size of urban-wide 
scenarios. Visionary and early-stage work that is 
rigorously presented and can steer discussion to 
new topics is particularly welcome, as well as 
more solid and extensively evaluated work that 
reports practical and industrial experience in 
the field. The SISS 2010 workshop is organized by 
academic experts and industrial players also 
collaborating in a joint research project called 
Smart Objects for Intelligent Applications (SOFIA 
- http://www.sofia-project.eu), funded through the European Artemis programme.

SISS 2010 topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
* Semantic interoperability of smart spaces;
* Requirements of open innovation platforms;
* Architectures and systems for interoperability in open smart environments;
* Software engineering for reusability of 
interoperable information in smart environments;
* Middleware for open smart spaces;
* Semantic technologies and techniques for of 
interoperable information in smart environments;
* Application design/deployment and development supports for open smart spaces;
* User-to-device and device-to-device interaction 
models for smart environments;
* Context abstraction and usability for smart environment applications;
* Practical experiences and experimental 
evaluations of testbeds and field trials for open smart spaces;
* Industrial reports about the exploitation of 
information interoperability solutions for open smart spaces;
* Smart personal spaces;
* Smart spaces for the house of the future;
* Smart spaces for future cities.

Paper Submission
Papers should be written in English. They should 
not exceed six (6) pages in length in IEEE double 
column proceedings format, including all figures, 
tables, and references (papers exceeding this 
limit will not be reviewed). Papers meeting these 
requirements will be peer-reviewed by three 
independent reviewers, including at least two TPC 
members. Papers must present original and 
unpublished work and should not be currently 
under review by any other conference or journal. 
Papers should be submitted via email to the 
Workshop Chairs 
(<mailto:paolo.bellavista at unibo.it>paolo.bellavista at unibo.it, 
<mailto:eila.ovaska at vtt.fi>eila.ovaska at vtt.fi).
All accepted papers will be included in the ISCC 
2010 Workshops Proceedings, will be available on 
IEEE Xplore, and will be professionally indexed 
by the IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Service.

Important dates
Paper submission due:                   February 28, 2010
Notification of paper acceptance:       March 20, 2010
Submission of camera-ready papers:      April 13, 2010
Workshop date:                                  June 22, 2010

For any additional information/clarification 
needed and for paper submission, please contact 
the Workshop Chairs below via email.

Workshop Chairs
- Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
Email: paolo.bellavista at unibo.it; homepage: 
- Eila Ovaska, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland
Email: eila.ovaska at vtt.fi; homepage: http://www.vtt.fi/people/eila_ovaska.pdf

Paolo Bellavista, Ph. D.
Associate Professor in Computer Science Engineering
EB Member of IEEE Communications, IEEE T. Services Computing,
Elsevier Pervasive Computing, and Springer J. Network Systems Mgmt.
DEIS - Università degli Studi di Bologna
Viale Risorgimento, 2 - 40136 Bologna (ITALY)
Tel# +39-051-2093866; Fax# +39-051-2093073
Email: paolo.bellavista at unibo.it
Web: http://lia.deis.unibo.it/Staff/PaoloBellavista/  
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