Call for papers is open for ICST Transactions on Complex Systems

ICST Transactions on Complex Systems 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/complex-systems-cfp/

Networks of Networks: Systemic Risk and Infrastructural Interdependencies

Networks of Networks: Systemic Risk and Infrastructural Interdependencies

Chicago, June 19
satellite conference to Netsci2012
Main Topics:
* Bringing together experts from Complex Networks and Critical Infrastructures communities
* Inter-dependencies among Complex Networks
* Intra-dependencies among the different levels of a Hierarchical Complex Network
* Renewing the concept of Systemic Risk beyond its economic dimension

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Internet and Mobility
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World Health Organisation (WHO): Call for Innovative Technologies for low-resource settings. Deadline: 31 January 2012

World Health Organisation (WHO): Call for Innovative Technologies for low-resource settings. Deadline: 31 January 2012

Today, medical devices have the potential to save lives. However, many people worldwide suffer because they don’t have access to health care technology. World Health Organisation (WHO) is inviting industry, non-profit organizations, academia and individuals to submit a technology solutions for low-resource settings.

Technologies must fulfill one of the following criteria:
• The technology is better suited to address a health problem than existing solutions available. Examples of improvements over existing technologies are superior effectiveness; enhanced ease of use and maintenance; reduced or no training requirements; improved safety; increased social and cultural acceptability; reduced resource requirements; technical superiority.
• The technology provides an appropriate solution to a health problem not yet addressed by any other technology.

Call is available at http://whothailand.healthrepository.org/bitstream/123456789/1235/1/A5_fl...

Further information about the Compendium 2012 can be found at the Medical Devices of WHO web pages: http://www.who.int/medical_devices/en/

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Wellbeing
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Call4Participation: The Sixth International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology

Call4Participation: The Sixth International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology

ISMICT brings together international experts in Information Communication Technologies (ICT) with Medical, Clinical and hospital professionals. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas across disciplines encouraging multidisciplinary research collaborations and the development of new concepts in the important and growing domain of Medical ICT.  The Sixth International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT 2012) will be held in San Diego, CA, USA, 26-29 March, 2012.

 

The theme of ISMICT 2012 is Medical Body Area Networks Technology and Services for Personalized Medicine.

 

Papers are now invited on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

Antennas and propagation for wearable & implantable wireless BAN devices BAN technology (radio, protocols, sensors) Cognitive radio for wireless BAN Cost effectiveness and business cases Disaster and catastrophic prevention with MICT systems eHealth systems and electronic medical records Medical BAN applications and services Future BAN 2020 and beyond Hardware architecture and implementation Hospital data networks and wireless hospital Human and work flow factors Human body communication International standards and regulatory matters Medical imaging and patient diagnostic systems Physiological parameters, measurements Preventive care & remote patient management Personal Networks for eHealth Radio coexistence and robustness Security and privacy issues Smart textiles for wearable BAN Systems, sensing and signal processing Telemedicine, telemonitoring, telesurgery Wellness and sports training Rehabilitation and activity monitoring Wireless BAN (wearable and implantable) Wireless healthcare, homecare and welfare Regulatory issues of medical ICT

 

PAPER SUBMISSION

Papers will be co-sponsored by the IEEE EMB Society. Papers will be published and available by IEEEXplore. Authors are invited to submit full papers in accordance with the following schedule:

December 15, 2011: Paper submission deadline January 31, 2012: Paper acceptance notice February 28, 2012: Final papers due

 

Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Dr. Huan-Bang Li, NICT, JP

Dr. Darrell Wilson, Professor and Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Stanford University and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, CA, US

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Wellbeing
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Call for Papers: Measuring Wireless Internet

Call for Papers: Measuring Wireless Internet

 

                               CALL FOR PAPERS
 
   The 8th International Workshop on Wireless Network Measurements (WiNMee)
                                WiNMee 2012
                 To be held in conjunction with WiOpt 2012
                    May 18th, 2012, Paderborn, Germany
                  http://wi-opt.cs.upb.de/winmee/home.htm
 
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                              IMPORTANT DATES
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                   Submission deadline: January 29, 2012
                 Notification of acceptance: March 9, 2012
                  Camera-ready paper due: March 30, 2012
                        Workshop date: May 18, 2012
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The rise in wireless technologies for both local and wide-area networking, such
as ZigBee, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, 3G and LTE, indicates that the Internet is becoming
increasingly wireless. Accurate measurements of practical wireless deployments
are vital for researchers to evaluate the real-world performance of proposed
solutions. In addition to better understanding of systems, experimental wireless
network measurements allow for better analytical and simulation models which are
often limited by simplified protocol and wireless channel models. As a
consequence, the need for experimental wireless network measurements has gained
wide recognition in the wireless networking research community. This workshop
continues the successful WiNMee series, begun at WiOpt in 2005, and is intended
to bring together researchers in the field of experimental wireless networking
and serve as a forum for discussing advances and challenges in experimental
wireless network measurements.
 
We seek novel papers that advance the understanding of wireless networks through
testbed measurements or field experiments. Topics of interest include, but are
not limited to the following:
 
- Experimentations and measurements of wireless networks:
    * Experience and measurements from building, designing and/or operating
      wireless networks (including location and energy consumption)
    * Measurement and characterization of mobile network (e.g., traffic, usage
      and mobility patterns)
    * Experimental validation of network simulation and mobility models in 
      actual wireless environments
    * Measurements-driven models and simulations of wireless networks
      operations
    * Measurements-based network management and troubleshooting
    * Large-scale or federated test-bed measurements
    * Home networking measurements
- Techniques for wireless networks measurements:
    * Techniques for improving the repeatability of tests, simplifying
      experiment setup and reconfiguration
    * Techniques for validating the results obtained in wireless testbeds
    * Techniques for measuring heterogeneous wireless networks
    * Techniques for collecting, archiving, anonymising and sharing wireless
      measurement data
    * Techniques and experimental results on performance measurements of
      cognitive radio systems
    * Software tools for building and/or managing wireless test-beds
      (e.g., wireless link emulation)
    * Spectrum utilization measurements techniques in spectrum sharing and
      cognitive radio networks
 
The workshop seeks novel, previously unpublished papers, which are not currently
under review by another conference or journal. All submissions should be written
in English with a maximum paper length of six printed pages (IEEE conference
double column format, 10pt) including figures without incurring additional page
charges (maximum 1 additional page with over-length page charge if accepted).
The submitted manuscript should include a brief abstract of up to 150 words. The
submission will be handled via EDAS (http://edas.info//N11509). Only PDF files
are acceptable. The accepted papers will be published in the conference
proceedings and will be available via the IEEE Xplore website.
 
Workshop Chairs
Daniele Miorandi, CREATE-NET, Italy 
Cigdem Sengul, Telekom Innovation Labs, Germany 
Keivan Navaie, University of LEEDS, UK
 
For information: winmee12-chairs@create-net-ml.org
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New European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEE–F)

New European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEE–F)

What is your opinion?

On 1st July 2011, the Commission launched a new European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEE-F) as part of the European Energy Programme for Recovery (EEPR).

It will allocate around EUR 146 million from the EEPR (3.7% of the total EEPR envelope) towards a new financial facility dedicated to projects in energy efficiency and renewable energies. This EU contribution comes from funds mobilised for the EEPR in 2009 which could not immediately be allocated to projects in the sectors of infrastructure, off-shore wind and carbon capture and storage. The setting up of the fund follows an agreement between the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament in December 2010 to a European Commission proposal.

TYPE OF INVESTMENT

Themes of interest: energy saving, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, particularly in urban settings, achieving at least 20% energy saving or GHG/CO2 emission reduction.

Actions: Sustainable energy investments promoted by local, regional and (where justified) national public authorities, could include: energy

saving measures in public and private buildings; investments in high efficient combined heat and power (CHP), including micro-cogeneration and district

heating/cooling networks; investment in decentralised renewable energy sources, including micro-generation; clean urban transport; the modernisation of

infrastructure, such as street lighting and smart grids, as well as investment in sustainable energies with a potential for innovation and growth.

FINANCE PROVIDED

1. Finance for investment projects by addressing market needs at municipal and local level. The fund will cover a large range of financial products such as senior and junior loans, guarantees or equity participation.

2. Grants for project development services (technical assistance) related to technical and financial preparation of projects (EUR 20 million)

3. Awareness-raising activities for national/regional authorities managing cohesion/structural funds in the field of sustainable energy are also envisaged (for about EUR 1 million).

FINANCING TERMS

EEEF has the aim to provide market based financing, and does not provide subsidies or grants. It can provide financing in the form of debt, mezzanine or equity as well as leasing structures and forfeiting loans for specific industry partners.

Additionally beneficiaries of the EEEF have the possibility to apply for the Technical Assistance (TA) Facility and receive a funding of up to 90% of all eligible TA costs. Please note that TA can be granted only in case of a subsequent funding (at market rates) of the project under EEEF.

POTENTIAL BENEFICIARIES

Public authorities (e.g. municipalities), preferably at local and regional level,

Public or private companies, which are acting on behalf of those public authorities, such as local energy utilities, Energy Service Companies

(ESCOs), district heating combined heat and power (CHP) companies or public transport providers.

TIMELINE

The funds will be allocated to investment projects, project development services and technical assistance during the three year period 1st April 2011 to 31st March 2014.

There is no deadlines. Projects can be submitted at any time to the Investment Manager.

PROCEDURE

Deutsche Bank, as the Investment Manager of EEEF, would be the first contact with regard to projects. Should you have information on the envisaged project/s (e.g. project teaser or even if available comprehensive project description/investment memo, a financial model, technical and environmental details etc.), please submit them together with all other information via the eligibility check. The Investment Manager conducts pre due diligence discussions with potential partners to identify how the Fund could fit with the project strategy.

There is no application form for EEEF. To check your general EEEF eligibility and forward your project details to the Investment Manager, please refer to the eligibility check on our website.

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Green World
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Call for Papers: Well-being in Contemporary Society

Call for Papers: Well-being in Contemporary Society

University of Twente is organising a conference on the topics relative to well-being in contemporary Society. The conference will be hold in Enschede, Netherlands in July 26-27, 2012.

Call for contributions that examine the notion of well-being in the context of contemporary society is open now. The conference particularly welcomes papers that employ a notion of well-being to address social, political and ethical issues in present-day society. Suggested topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical developments and approaches in the philosophy and science of well-being in relation to contemporary society, culture and life.
  • Well-being in social and political philosophy and/or in policy studies
  • Positive psychology (and related research fields) and its practical applicability
  • New and emerging technologies and well-being
  • Intercultural and interpersonal comparisons of well-being
  • Reliability, validity and applicability of well-being measures
  • Other specific practical issues pertaining to well-being in contemporary society

The abstract should be sent to wics2012@utwente.nl before February 15th 2012, and will be subject to blind peer review.

 

For more information about the call and the conference go to: http://medicalhumanities.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/call-for-papers-well-being-in-contemporary-society-conference-netherlands-july-2012/

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