[ecoop-info] CFP: UbiSafe-13

Scott Fowler scott_fowler at ymail.com
Fri Feb 22 14:10:19 CET 2013

Apologies if you received multiple copies of this IEEE UbiSafe-13 preliminary CFP.

Call for Papers for the 5th IEEE International Symposium on UbiSafe Computing
(IEEE UbiSafe-13)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 
IEEE Computer Society

Trusted Computing Institute, Central South University, China
Deakin University, Australia 

Venue & Dates:
Melbourne, Australia, 16-18 July, 2013

Conference Website:

In Conjunction with
The 12th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE


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 5th IEEE International Symposium on Ubisafe Computing (UbiSafe-13) will be held in conjunction with "The 12th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-13)". It follows the success of UbiSafe-12 in
 Liverpool, UK. 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-13 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-13 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
 considered for possible publication in SCI & EI indexed special issues of prestigious international journals. The program committee will select and award one "Best Paper Award" for this symposium. By submitting a paper to the conference, authors assure that if the paper is accepted, at least one author will attend the conference and present the paper.

Important Dates

(1)  Submission Deadline:               20 March, 2013 
(2)  Authors Notification:              15 April, 2013 
(3)  Final Manuscript Due:              15 May, 2013 
(4)  Registration Due:                  15 May, 2013 
(5)  Conference
 Dates:                  16-18 July, 2013

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

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, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Program Committee (In alphabetical order)

Li Bai, Temple University, USA
Mehrdad Dianati, University of Surrey, UK
Antonio Mana Gomez, University of Malaga, Spain
Jinhua Guo, University of Michigan at Dearborn, USA
Chong Han, University of Suurey, UK
Atsuo Hazeyama, Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan
Michael Hempel, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Michel Hurfin, Irisa, INRIA, France
Tomoo Inoue, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Qasim Raza Iqbal, Jaguar Land Rover Cars Ltd, UK
Aravind Kailas, University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA
Satoshi Kurihara, Osaka University, Japan
Jiang (Leo) Li, Howard University, USA
Maofu Liu, Wuhan University of Science and Techonology, China
Xi Liu, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Shichuan Ma, Qualcomm, USA
Jorge Martinez-Bauset, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia,
Consolee Mbarushimana, Staffordshire University, UK
Homayoun Nikookar, Delft University of Technology, Holland
Thomas Noel, University of Strasbourg, France
Masayuki Okamoto, TOSHIBA Corporation, Japan
Wenjiang Pei, Southeast University, China
Dongming Peng, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Ella Pereira, Edge Hill University, UK
Rubem Pereira, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Weizhong Qiang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Ali Shahrabi, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Kuei-Ping Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Mohammed Houssaini Sqalli, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia
Evi Syukur, Monash University, Australia
Kenichi Takahashi, Tottori University, Japan
Johnson Thomas, Oklahoma State University, USA
Eric Totel, CentraleSupelec / IRISA / INRIA, France
Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
Wei Wang, South Dakota State University, USA
Yufeng Wang, Nanjing
 University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Isaac Woungang, Ryerson University, Canada
Liudong Xing, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
Zhiyong Xu, Suffolk University, USA
Jon (Jong-Hoon) Youn, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA
Sijing Zhang, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Sheng Zhong, SUNY Buffalo, USA
Deqing Zou, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Xukai Zou, Indiana University-Purdue University, USA 

Publicity Co-Chairs

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


Jie Wang, Central South University, China 


Please email inquiries concerning UbiSafe 2013 to: 
Prof. Guojun Wang: csgjwang AT gmail DOT com and the symposium organizers (ubisafe2013 AT gmail DOT com).

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