AMBI-SYS 2011 Conference Report

AMBI-SYS 2011 Conference Report

 

24-25 March 2011 - Porto, Portugal

Ambi-sys 2011, the Second International Conference on Ambient Systems and Media, was held in Casa da Musica, Porto, during March 24-25, 2011. The conference focus was on emerging technologies, services and solutions for new, human-centric ambient environments. It aimed at bringing together international senior and junior researchers, as well as developers and industry delegates to discuss issues and trends, research and technological advances in the area of design and deployment of Ambient Systems and Media.

The conference was structured as a single-track, multi-session event. To encourage active participation and t99 he potential formation of new collaborations among attendees, the atmosphere was kept informal. This was also helped by the original and inspirational conference venue of Casa da Musica, which represents today a cultural meeting point in the city of Porto, providing an ideal space to share with their audiences for different types of artists and knowledge creators.

Contributions to the conference were solicited in the form of full and short research papers and workshop proposals. After a thorough review process of the papers received, for which we thank the Technical Program Committee, 10 were accepted for the main conference and one as a workshop proposal.

This was eventually organized as a thematic session on the topic of Advanced Materials and Creative Design Thinking for Ambient Intelligence, moderated by Prof. Raymond Oliver (Northumbria University, UK) and Dr. Anne Toomey (Royal College of Art, UK), which opened the conference. During this session all delegates were invited to participate in brainstorming and in-depth discussions on the opportunities offered by new materials, such as active polymers, to inspire innovative solutions in the field of Ambient Assisted Living, providing a new physical basis for ambient intelligence by also leveraging on contributions offered by Interaction Design methods and approaches.    

We would like to thank ICST and Create-Net for technical sponsorship of the event. A special thank also to the volunteer efforts of Fraunhofer AICOS group and Susana Hotz, in particular, for taking care of the local organization of the event, and a very interesting guided tour of the city of Porto and its main attractions.

 

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PSATS 2011 Post-Conference Proceedings Are Available For Purchase

PSATS 2011 Post-Conference Proceedings Are Available For Purchase

You may now purchase the book that constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third International ICST Conference on Personal Satellite Services, PSATS 2011, held in Malaga, Spain in Febuary 2011. To do so please visit http://www.springer.com/computer/communication+networks/book/978-3-642-23824-6.

If you are interested in this conference, please also consider reading the conference report at http://eai.eu/the-innovator/psats-2011-conference-report.

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Conference Report: Personal Satellite Services 2011 (PSATS’11)

Conference Report: Personal Satellite Services 2011 (PSATS’11)

17-18 February 2011 - Malaga, Spain

The third International ICST Conference on Personal Satellite Services 2011 (PSATS’11) was held at the Hotel Sol Principe, Malaga in Spain from the 17-18 of February 2011, jointly organized by University of Siena (Italy), University of Trento (Italy), University of Malaga (Spain), EUTELSAT (France), European Alliance of Innovation (EAI) and CERATE-NET Research Centre (Italy). The conference was also proudly supported by the European Commission’s technology platform the ‘Integral Satcom Initiative (ISI)’.

It is very much predicted that the next-generation satellite services will cater the demands of personal services by bringing the satellite terminals directly to the hands of the user. Technological advances in satellite communications have made it possible by reducing the overall cost as well as 123 addressing many technological challenges such as supporting mobility, having miniaturized antennas and terminal sizes, and providing high data rate links. With the unique broadcast nature and ubiquitous coverage of satellite networks, the synergy between satellite and terrestrial networks provides immense opportunities for disseminating multimedia services to a wide range of audiences over large numbers of geographically-dispersed people. It is evident that the satellite will play a complementary, but essential, role in delivering multimedia and telecommunication services to infrastructure-less regions where the terrestrial high-bandwidth communication infrastructures are practically unreachable. PSATS 2011 conference explored such topics, bringing together academics, industries such as Avanti, Astrium, ESA, Selex, Telespazio, Thales, and Triagnosys, practitioners, and students interested in future techniques relating to the satellite communications, networking, technology, systems, and applications.

The conference was enriched with around thirty-six high quality technical papers and two keynote talks from Paul Febvre, the head of INMARSAT’s BGAN Evolution Team addressing on "Personal Satellite Access Terminals: Observations with a 40-year Perspective" and from Dr. Haitham Cruickshank a satellite communications expert from the University of Surrey addressing the issues related to "Satellite Communications Security with Current Status and Future Expectations". In addition there were three special sessions organized by Thales Alenia Space (Spain), the University of Bradford (UK), and the SatNEx III project, and a couple of invited talks from Eutelsat and ESA.

For the first time, this year, PSATS was organized outside Italy in Malaga (Spain) which is a very historic place with a rich painting culture a land surrounded by enchanting beaches. The organizing committee at-large, starting from the General Co-Chairs A/Prof. Claudio Sacchi (University of Trento, Italy)  and A/Prof. Giovanni Giambene (University of Sienna, Italy), the TPC Co-Chairs, Dr. Igor Bisio (University of Genoa, Italy) and Prof. Fun Hu (University of Bradford) all the way to the TPC members and the conference coordinator Aza Swedin (EAI) should be greatly congratulated for all the hard work leading towards the great success on PSATS’11.

Finally, we are proud to announce that PSATS’12 will be organized in UK during the same time of the year as the previous ones, and PSATS’13 is expected to reach the Asia-Pacific region Melbourne, Australia in 2013.

 

Author: S. Kandeepan (CREATE-NET, Italy)

On behalf of the Steering Committee for PSATS

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Proceedings of CrownCom 2011 conference are available online in IEEEXplore

Proceedings of CrownCom 2011 conference are available online in IEEEXplore

The proceedings of the 6th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications (CrownCom 2011) are available online in IEEE Xplore. If you are interested in this conference, please also consider browsing CrownCom 2010 proceedings.

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S-CUBE 2010 Post-Conference Proceedings Are Available For Purchase Online

S-CUBE 2010 Post-Conference Proceedings Are Available For Purchase Online

You may now access the proceedings online and purchase the book that constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the  Second International ICST Conference on Sensor Systems and Software, S-Cube 2010, held in Miami, Florida, USA. To do so please visit http://www.springer.com/computer/communication+networks/book/978-3-642-23582-5.

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Call for papers is open for ICST Transactions on Ubiquitous Environments

Call for papers is open for ICST Transactions on Ubiquitous Environments

ICST Transactions on Ubiquitous Environments accept submissions for the first issue. Remember that submitting your article by December 31, 2011 will ensure the ability of publishing through the Open Access model without paying any editorial fees. More about topics, manuscript preparation guidelines, and submission instructions at http://icst.org/ubiquitous-environments-cfp/

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Call for Papers: The 7th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications 18 - 20 June 2012

Call for Papers: The 7th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications 18 - 20 June 2012

Crowncom 2012
The 7th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications
18 - 20 June 2012 
Stockholm, Sweden

CALL FOR PAPERS
Crowncom is a prime event on Cognitive Radio and the 2012 edition will be hosted in the Scandinavian pearl of Stockholm, Sweden. The program will feature several Keynote speeches, special sessions, workshops and interesting social events and tours.

SCOPE
Cognitive radio provides a flexible platform that enables the design of systems using the spectrum in radically new ways. How to harness the power the cognition offers, is still an open problem. New schemes for spectrum utilization have to be power efficient, be applicable in a large scale networks, and be able to co-exist with legacy systems. Regulatory rules and conformance test procedures need to be defined to assure the protection of the legacy systems. In order to make the cognitive radio a success story also the market mechanisms and value chains need to be defined. Spectrum trading and dynamic access schemes should encourage efficient usage of the spectrum and collaboration among the stakeholders.  This conference provides a venue for researchers to propose new solutions to the technical, regulatory and techno-economical problems related to the cognitive radios. 
 
Track 1 - How to efficiently implement cognitive radio?
-Flexible PHY solutions
-Wideband, cooperative, compressed, and multi-antenna spectrum sensing
-Primary secondary co-operation, overlay and underlay methods, interference alignment
-Hardware implementation issues, testbeds and demonstrators

Track 2 - How to efficiently to utilize a cognitive radio?
-Multiple access control and QoS provisioning
-Geo-location data base solutions, combined geo-location and sensing
-Inter-system interference modeling and coordination, co-existence solutions
-Self-organization
-Radio resource management & network optimization
-Performance evaluation and capacity assessment 

Track 3 - How to regulate the use of cognitive radio?
-Spectrum etiquettes for unlicensed bands
-Primary system and secondary system co-existence policies
-Software regulation/ standardization and equipment certification
-Defining and enforcing  spectrum licenses and easements
-Industrial and government roles dynamic spectrum access

Track 4 - How to make business with cognitive radio?
-Business models, pricing issues, value chains in dynamic spectrum access
-Market trends and market mechanisms for secondary spectrum usage
-Dynamic spectrum auctions and spectrum trading
-Business opportunity assessment of dynamic spectrum access

SUBMISSIONS AND PUBLISHING
The conference language is English. Papers should be concisely written. Maximum paper length for review is 6 pages in IEEE conference proceedings format (two-column and 10-point font). Further information an author's kit can be found at: http://www.crowncom.org/2012/paper-submission
All accepted and presented papers will be included in the Crowncom 2012 Conference Proceedings, application for IEEE Xplore publication in process (Crowncom 2006-2011 have been included in IEEE Xplore. Please refer to the conference website for updated information). Proceedings published with IEEE are submitted for inclusion to EI Engineering Index (Compendex), Google Scholar, ISI Proceedings. 

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission due: 16th January, 2012
Acceptance notifications: 27th February, 2012
Camera-ready submissions: 23rd March, 2012		

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ChinaCom 2012 Call For Workshop Proposals

ChinaCom 2012 Call For Workshop Proposals

CHINACOM 2012 Call for Workshops Proposals

Join the community of prominent researchers in Networking and Communications by proposing a workshop in your research area for Chinacom 2012!
Chinacom 2012 will be held in Kunming, China, 8-10 August 2012 and propsals for workshops are invited for consideration. 

The purpose of these workshops is to provide a platform for presenting original and fundamental advances in the field of Communications, Networks, and Internet Applications. As such, they also offer a good opportunity for young researchers to present their work and to obtain feedback from an interested community. The conference will consist of technical symposia, panels, tutorials, and workshops. The workshops should emphasize current topics of particular interest. Workshops are typically full day events, although half day workshops may be appropriate in special cases. Note: Workshops should be focused in scope and not duplicate the topics of the regular Chinacom symposia!
Workshops Proposals are solicited in all areas and topics pertaining to communication, networks and Internet Applications. Workshops addressing emerging research directions in these areas are highly welcome.

APPLICATION:
Each workshop proposal must include:
- The name of the workshop.
- A statement of goals for the workshop.
- The names and addresses of the organizers.
- The names of potential participants, such as program committee members.
- A description of the plans for call for participation (e.g., call for papers).
- The expected number of attendees and the planned length of the workshop.
- A description of the plans for publicity.
- An explanation of any plans for a proceedings.
- A description of past versions of the workshop, including dates, organizers, submission and acceptance counts, attendance, sites, registration fees and summary budget information.

DEADLINE:
Please send workshop proposals in PDF format by 31 December, 2011 to the workshops co-chairs. Notification of acceptance will be sent by January 31, 2012. Successful proposals are expected to have their web sites online and linked to the main web site of Chinacom 2012 by February 29, 2012. Note that the dates for Chinacom 2011 are Aug. 8-10, 2011. Workshops will most likely be held on either Aug. 7 or Aug. 11.

PUBLICATION:
Workshop papers will be included in the Chinacom 2012 proceedings to be published by IEEE. 

WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS:
Mugen Peng, Beijing Uni. of Post & Telecom., pmg@bupt.edu.cn
Ming Chen, Southeast University, chenming@seu.edu.cn
Any further information needed for preparing a workshop proposal can be obtained by sending email to the committee member or consulting the ChinaCom 2012 web site at http://www.chinacom.org.

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News Alert: Call for Papers for Chinacom 2012

News Alert: Call for Papers for Chinacom 2012

7th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China
August 8-10, 2012, 
Kunming, China
http://www.chinacom.org

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Communications and networking technologies have been developing rapidly in
recent years. New topics and ideas are flourishing, such as Cloud
Computing, Green Radio, Internet of Things, Heterogeneous Networking,
and so on. The aim of CHINACOM is to bring together Chinese and
international researchers and practitioners under one roof to exchange
ideas and disseminate scientific results from cutting edge and
emerging research areas in communications and networking. Following
the great success of the past CHINACOM 2006-2011, CHINACOM 2012 will
be held in Kunming, China in August 2012.  Prospective authors are
welcome to submit original technical papers for publication in the
conference proceedings and for presentation at the following symposia
(topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following
lists):

Frontiers on Communications and Networking Symposium
-Cooperative communication and networking
-Cross-layer optimization and physical layer based network issues
-Physical layer security
-Localization and positioning
-Cognitive ratio and software defined radio
-Cloud base station technologies
-Gigabit wireless systems
-Smart grid communications and network protocols
-Satellite communications and networks
-Green Communications and networks
-Machine to machine communications
-Internet of things

Optical Communications and Networking Symposium
-Optical switches architecture and performance
-Routing and wavelength assignment
-ASON/GMPLS control plane
-Optical network protection and restoration
-Passive optical networks (A/B/G/EPONs)
-Optical grid
-DWDM and CWDM transceivers and transponders
-Fixed and reconfigurable OADMs
-OE and passive devices� applications
-Optical systems design and simulation
-Optical network test beds and field trials
-Hybrid wireless-optical metro/access networks

Wireless Communications and Networking Symposium
-Antenna, propagation and channel modeling
-Channel modeling and estimation
-Modulation and coding, and diversity techniques
-Equalization, detection and estimation
-Multiple antenna and multicarrier technologies
-Multiple access techniques
-Wireless air interference and link control
-Multimedia communications and QoS
-Radio resource management and interference control
-Network architecture and planning
-Green radio
-Wireless ad hoc and mesh networks
-Wireless sensor networks
-Vehicular wireless networks
-Bluetooth technologies and applications
-Body-area networks
-Heterogeneous networks and systems
-Ultra-wideband communications (UWB)
-Radio frequency identification (RFID)
-LTE, LTE-Advanced and 4G
-WLAN/WPAN and mobile internet
-Wi-Fi and WiMAX

Advances in Internet Symposium
-Next-generation Internet Architectures
-Network Intelligence
-Network Protocols, Applications & Services
-Next-generation Access Networking
-Switching & Routing
-Network Management
-Communications QoS and Reliability
-Network Security and Privacy
-Survivability for Next-Generation Internet
-Internet of Things
-Cloud Computing

Information and Coding Theory Symposium
-Coding theory and practice Communication theory
-Compression
-Cryptography and data security
-Detection and estimation
-Information theory and statistics
-Network communication theory
-Multiple terminal information theory
-Quantum information theory
-Sequences and complexity
-Shannon theory
-Joint source and channel coding
-Modulation and coding

Network and Information Security Symposium
-Network security situation analysis and prediction technologies
-Network risk analysis and evaluation technologies
-Trusted Computing
-Multilevel security system and technologies
-Denial-of-service attacks and countermeasures
-Wireless and pervasive/ubiquitous computing security
-Security for critical infrastructures
-Intrusion and anomaly detection and prevention
-Automated tools for source code analysis
-Malicious code analysis, anti-virus, anti-spyware
-Privacy-preserving (and compromising) systems

Signal Processing for Communications Symposium
-Adaptive Signal Processing
-Multi-rate Signal Processing
-Synchronization
-Precoder/Decoder Design
-Beamforming and DOA Estimation
-Signal Processing Techniques for Wireless Sensor Networks
-Radar Signal Processing
-Distributed Algorithms for Communication Systems
-Signal Representation, Coding and Compression
-Cyclostationary Signal Processing
-Statistical Signal Processing
-Spectral Analysis and Estimation
-System Level Optimization

Multimedia Communications Symposium
-Multimedia streaming
-Mobile multimedia
-Multimedia content distribution
-Wireless multimedia
-Interactive media
-Content-aware multimedia communications
-Peer-to-peer multimedia streaming
-Multimedia protocols
-Multimedia services
-Multimedia QoS guarantee

PUBLICATION:
All accepted and presented papers will be included in the
Chinacom 2012 Conference Proceedings to be published by IEEE and available in IEEE Xplore. Proceedings published with IEEE are submitted
for inclusion to EI Engineering Index (Compendex), Google Scholar, ISI Proceedings. 

Selected best and outstanding papers will be considered
for publication in special issues of the following journals after
further extension: Confirmed: ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and
Applications (MONET) - SCI indexed Confirmed: Wiley Security and
Communication Networks (SCN) - SCI indexed Confirmed: Journal of
Computer Science and Technology (JCST) � SCI indexed

SUBMISSION: 
Please refer to http://chinacom.org/show/authors-kit for further information on submission format and requirements.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Paper submission: March 1, 2012
Author notification: May 15, 2012
Camera Ready: June 22, 2012
Tutorial Proposal: January 20, 2012
Workshop Proposal: December 31, 2011
Conference date: Aug. 8-10, 2012

COMMITTEE:
General Chairs:
Branka Vucetic, University of Sydney
Jinglin Shi, Institute of Computing Technology
Zhijie Zheng, University of Yunnan

TPC Co-Chairs:
Hsiao-Hwa Chen, National Cheng Kung University
Xiaodong Wang, Columbia University
Jiangchuan Liu, Simon Fraser University
Mamoru Sawahashi, Tokyo City University
Yiqing Zhou, Institute of Computing Technology, CAS

Keynote Chair:
Mahmoud Daneshmand, AT&T Labs Research

Publication Chairs:
Lin Tian, Institute of Computing Technology, CAS
Hongwei Ding, University of Yunnan
Yifag Zhao, University of Yunnan

Publicity Chairs:
Qi Liu, Institute of Computing Technology, CAS
Zhuguan Liang, University of Yunnan
Jin Lu, University of Yunnan

Workshops Chairs:
Mugen Peng, Beijing Uni. of Post & Telecommun.
Ming Chen, Southeast University

Sponsorship & Exhibits Chairs:
Yi Huang, Institute of Computing Technology, CAS
Xue Han, Institute of Computing Technology, CAS
Jiahe Peng, University of Yunnan

Panels Chair:
Yang Yang, Shanghai Research Center for Wireless Comm.

Demos and Tutorials Chairs:
Dan Wang, Hong Kong Polytech University
Wei-Guang Teng, National Cheng Kung University

Industry Track Chair:
Xiaodong Zhang, Spreadtrum

Local Chair:
Qianlin Liu, University of Yunnan

Web Chairs:
Bailing Chang, Institute of Computing Technology, CAS
Haihua Chen, Institute of Computing Technology, CAS 

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Call for papers is open for ICST Transactions on Social Informatics

ICST Transactions on Social Informatics accept submissions for the first issue. Remember that submitting your article by March 31, 2012 will ensure the ability of publishing through the Open Access model without paying any editorial fees. More about topics, manuscript preparation guidelines, and submission instructions at http://icst.org/social-informatics-cfp/

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