[ecoop-info] CFP: IEEE UbiSafe-12

Scott Fowler scott_fowler at ymail.com
Tue Jan 17 16:34:10 CET 2012

Call for Papers for the 4th IEEE International Symposium on UbiSafe Computing
(IEEE UbiSafe-12)

Venue & Dates: Liverpool, UK, 25-27 June, 2012

In Conjunction with

The 11th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy
in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom 2012), 
Liverpool, UK, 25-27 June, 2012


Computers are now available anytime, anywhere, by different means, and distributed unobtrusively throughout everyday environments in which physical objects/artifacts embedded with invisible computers are sensible and networked locally and globally. Such "any" computers open tremendous opportunities to provide numerous novel services/applications in both real world and cyber spaces, and exist ubiquitously in our daily life, working, learning, traveling, entertainment, medicine, etc. Although it is yet unclear what exactly the real-cyber integrated worlds would be, there is no doubt that they must be safe.

The 4th IEEE International Symposium on Ubisafe Computing (UbiSafe-12) will be held in conjunction with "The 11th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-12)". It follows the success of UbiSafe-11 in Changsha, China. It aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners in the world working on theories and technologies for ubiquitous artifacts to function safely for different purposes; for ubiquitous systems to work safely in various situations; and for ubiquitous environments to behave safely with all people. 

Scope and Interests

IEEE UbiSafe-12 is an international symposium for presenting and discussing emerging ideas and trends in aspects of UbiSafe computing, but are not limited to:

(1) Fundamentals 

UbiSafe concepts, definitions, basic elements, models, frameworks and methodologies, human-centric paradigms, multi-disciplinary/inter-disciplinary/trans-disciplinary approaches, semantics, ontologies, UbiSafe requirements and formal specifications and validations, information assurance, etc. 

(2) Technologies

Security and privacy protection, reliability and fault tolerance, risk analysis, uncertainty and exception handling, socially intelligent agents, intuitive/natural user interface, interaction design, context-awareness, intelligent computing, service-oriented computing, hardware, software, middleware, etc. 

(3) Systems 

Embedded systems, wearable systems, augmented systems, context-based systems, communication systems, safety-critical systems, survivable systems, persistent systems, autonomous/autonomic systems, proactive systems, network infrastructure, sensor networks, etc.

(4) Applications 

Smart objects, smart environments, information appliance and artifacts, everyday gadgets, robots, safety care, healthcare, medical care and services, working, learning, traveling, entertainment, case studies, etc. 

(5) Measures and Assessments

UbiSafe attributes and measures for safety, trust, faith, amenity, easiness, comfort, satisfaction and worry, UbiSafe levels and relations, UbiSafe quality, assessment criteria and authority, subjective and objective assessment standards, evaluation methodologies, testing, measuring and monitoring tools, etc.

(6) Human Factors and Social Issues

Human and social aspects of UbiSafe, UbiSafe sources and factors, social rules, regulations and laws, human factors, human behavior analysis, modeling of human feelings, traditional and cultural issues, ethical issues, etc. 

Submission and Publication Information

The accepted papers from this symposium will be published by IEEE Computer Society in IEEE TrustCom-12 conference proceedings (indexed by EI Compendex). Papers should be written in English conforming to the IEEE conference proceedings format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column). Papers should be submitted through the paper submission system at the symposium website. Each paper is limited to 6 pages (or 8 pages with the over length charge). Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be published in special issues indexed by SCI and EI. Submitting a paper to the symposium means that, if the paper is accepted, at least one author should attend the symposium and present the paper. 

Important Dates

(1)  Submission Deadline:      01 March, 2012 
(2)  Authors Notification:     08 April, 2012 
(3)  Final Manuscript Due:     08 May, 2012 
(4)  Registration Due:         08 May, 2012 
(5)  Conference Dates:         25-27 June, 2012 

General Co-Chairs

Athanasios V. Vasilakos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece 
Wenbin Jiang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China 

Program Co-Chairs

Gregorio Martinez, University of Murcia, Spain 
Ryan K. L. Ko, HP Labs, Singapore 

Program Committee (In alphabetical order) 

Please check the website for the full list.

Publicity Co-Chairs

Scott Fowler, Linkoping University, Sweden 
Fang Qi, Central South University, China 

Steering Committee

Vipin Chaudhary, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA 
Jingde Cheng, Saitama University, Japan
Yuanshun Dai, University of Tennessee, USA 
Thomas Grill, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz, Austria 
Runhe Huang, Hosei University, Japan
Qun Jin, Waseda University, Japan
Ismail Khalil, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz, Austria
Xiaolin (Andy) Li, University of Florida, USA
Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan
Guojun Wang, Central South University, China
Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Qiangfu Zhao, The University of Aizu, Japan


Xiaoxiao Zheng, Central South University, China


Please email inquiries concerning IEEE UbiSafe 2012 to: 
Prof. Guojun Wang: csgjwang AT gmail DOT com 
and the symposium organizers: UbiSafe2012 AT gmail DOT com 
Homepage: http://trust.csu.edu.cn/faculty/~csgjwang/
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