[ecoop-info] cfp: The 4th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networksand Technologies (ANT-2013)

Ansar YASAR ansar.yasar at uhasselt.be
Fri Nov 16 14:01:22 CET 2012

-------------- Call for Papers ---------------------- 

The 4th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2013) 

25-28 June, 2013 

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 

Conference Website: http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-13/ 




- Workshop Proposal: October 10, 2012 
- Full Paper Submission: December 8, 2012 
- Acceptance Notification: February 8, 2013 
- Graduate Symposium Abstract: March 8, 2013 
- Camera-Ready Submission: March 15, 2013 

ANT-2013 accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on www.Elsevier.com and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com), and will be freely available worldwide. 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 papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. All accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP (http://dblp.uni-trier.de/). Selected papers will be invited for publication, in the special issues of: 

- Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, by Springer http://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/12652 
- Journal of Computer and System Sciences, by Elsevier http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-computer-and-system-sciences/ 
- Social Network Analysis and Mining Journal, by Springer http://www.springer.com/computer/database+management+%26+information+retrieval/journal/13278 
- The Computer Journal, by Oxford http://comjnl.oxfordjournals.org/ 

ANT 2013 will be held in Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax is located on the far eastern coast of Canada and is approximately a 6-hour flight from London, UK and a 2-hour flight from Toronto, Ontario. Halifax is a vibrant and modern city which is home to multiple academic institutions and where visitors can enjoy a variety of activities and entertainment from whale watching to Jazz festivals to world-class cuisine. Halifax is also home to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic which contains the world largest collection of Titanic artifacts. Nova Scotia is a picturesque province with many National and Provincial parks, and as stated in the Guinness Book of World Records, has the highest tides in the world. 

ANT-2013 will be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT, http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/SEIT-13/). 

Conference Tracks: 


- Agent Systems, Intelligent Computing and Applications 
- Automatic Networks and Communications 
- Cloud Computing 
- Data Management 
- Emerging Networking, Tracking and Sensing Technologies 
- Mobile Networks, Protocols and Applications 
- Modeling and Simulation in Transportation Sciences 
- Multimedia and Social Computing 
- Multimodal Interfaces 
- Service Oriented Computing for Systems & Applications 
- Smart Environments and Applications 
- Systems Security and Privacy 
- Systems Software Engineering 
- Vehicular Networks and Applications 
- General Track 


General Chairs 
Nick Cercone, York University, Canada 
Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia 

Program Chairs 
Karim Djouani, South African Institute of Technology, South Africa 
Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia 
Mohamed Younis, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA 

Advisory Committee 
Ali Ghorbani, University of New Brunswick, Canada 
Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA 
Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College, UK 
Vincenzo Loia, University of Salerno, Italy 
Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada 
Ralf Steinmetz, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany 
Peter Thomas, Manifesto Research, Australia 
Sajal K. Das, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA 
Timothy K. Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan 

Workshops Chairs 
Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, Hasselt University, Belgium 
Weiwei Fang, Beijing Jiaotong University, China 

Program vice Chairs 
Reiner Wichert, Fraunhofer-Institut for Computer Graphics IGD, Germany 
Senol Erdogan, Maltepe University, Turkey 
Roberto Di Pietro, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy 
Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Australia 
Irena Mlynkova, Charles University, Czech Republic 
Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA 
Jiang Li, Howard University, USA 
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE 
Davy Janssens, Hasselt University, Belgium 

Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, Hasselt University, Belgium 

Tom Bellemans, Hasselt University, Belgium 

Keivan Kian-Mehr, University of Western Ontario, Canada 
Mohsen Afsharchi, University of Zanjan, Iran 
Mohyuddin, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia 
Walid Chainbi, University of Sousse, Tunis 
Nauman Aslam, Northumbria University, UK 
Bessam Abdulrazak, Sherbrooke University, Canada 
Ridha Khedri, McMaster University, Canada 
Bharat Jayaraman, University at Buffalo (SUNY), USA 
Jayaraj Poroor, Amrita University, India 
Soumaya Cherkaoui, Sherbrooke University, Canada 
Lyes Khoukhi, University of Troy, France 
Nik Bessis, University of Derby, UK 
Navonil Mustafee, Swansea University, UK 

International Journals Chairs 
Jing He, Victoria University, Australia 
Jian Yu, Swinburne University, Australia 

Local Arrangement Chairs 
Ridha Khedri, McMaster University, Canada 
Janet Light, University of New Brunswick, Canada 
Ramiro Liscano, University of Ontario, Canada 
Bessam Abdulrazak, Sherbrooke University, Canada 

Publicity Chairs 
Agustinus Waluyo, Monash University, Australia 
Muhammad Imran, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia 
Wael M El-Medany, University of Bahrain, Bahrain 

International Liaison Chairs 
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait 
Markus Aleksy, ABB Corporate Research Center, Germany 
Adnan Al-Anbuky, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand 

Steering Committee 
Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada 
Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University 
Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany 
David Taniar, Monash University, Australia 
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE 
Hossam Hassanein, Queen's University, Canada 
Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan 
Abdelfettah Belghith, University of Manouba, Tunisia 
Nirwan Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

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