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/

Thematic: 
Wellbeing
2.5
Your rating: None - Average: 2.5 (2 votes)
Thematic:

French Electronic Waste Recycler Moves Non-Profit Activities into Africa

Les Ateliers du Bocage present a very unique example of a large-scale recycling operation which also functions as a job market insertion enterprise creating hundreds of jobs in France and West Africa.

 

For more information please visit http://www.ateliers-du-bocage.com/

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: The 3rd International ICST Conference on Sensor Systems and Software, S-CUBE 2012 Lisbon, Portugal New Workshops date: 4 June, 2012 New Conference dates: 5 - 6 June 2012 Lisbon, Portugal

CALL FOR PAPERS: The 3rd International ICST Conference on Sensor Systems and Software, S-CUBE 2012 Lisbon, Portugal New Workshops date: 4 June, 2012 New Conference dates: 5 - 6 June 2012 Lisbon, Portugal

Don't miss out on the opportunity to network with international researchers and practitioners and discuss the latest research findings and trends in sensor systems and software at S-Cube 2012, an event connected to the European innovation community through EAI endorsement (http://eai.eu/).  The conference provides an ideal venue to address the research challenges facing system development and software support for wireless sensor network-based systems that have the potential to impact society in many ways. Currently, wireless sensor networks enable innovative and interesting application scenarios that may support a large amount of different applications including environmental monitoring, seismic sensing, smart-homes, disaster prevention, building automation, object tracking, nuclear reactor control, fire detection, agriculture, healthcare, utility infrastructure monitoring, and traffic monitoring.  The widespread acceptance of these new services can be improved with the definition of new programming languages, frameworks, and architectures that have the potential to radically simplify software development for wireless sensor network based applications. The aim of these new architectures is to support flexible, scalable programming of applications based on adaptive middleware, and agile hardware. Moreover the design of new complex systems, characterized by the interaction of different and heterogeneous resources, requires the development of innovative applications to meet high performance quality of service demands. Hence, WSNs will benefit from contributions from many fields such as embedded systems, distributed systems, real-time data acquisition and data fusion, wireless protocols, and system security.

The aim of the conference is to create a forum in which researchers from academia and industry, practitioners, business leaders, intellectual property experts, and venture capitalists may work together in order to compare and debate different innovative solutions.  The conference will feature a highly selective technical program consisting of regular research papers, short papers, and posters as well as specialized tracks at the intersection of business and technology.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

 

Paper submission deadline:

27 January 2012

Notification deadline:

16 March 2012

Camera-ready submission deadline:

06 April 2012

     

 

PUBLICATION

 

The proceedings will be available both in book form and via the SpringerLink digital library, which is one of the largest digital libraries online and covers a variety of scientific disciplines. LNICST volumes are submitted for inclusion to leading indexing services, including DBLP, Google Scholar, ACM Digital Library, ISI Proceedings, EI Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, and Zentralblatt Math, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL). But we don’t stop at supporting the traditional indexing

services: to increase attention and probability of citation of your article in Web 2.0, ICST supports innovative web tools that enable researchers to better share, classify and disseminate articles via the many different social bookmarking and networking services. As an example of this, learn about UCount, a community-based approach for measuring scientific reputation. Accepted papers will be published in Springer's LNICST series and will appear in the SpringerLink, one of the largest digital libraries online that covers a variety of scientific disciplines, as well as in the ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL). Extended versions of selected best papers will be published in a Special Issue of Emerging Internet Infrastructures.

Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, are solicited. The specific topics of the conference, related to wireless sensor networks and wireless multimedia sensor networks, include but are not limited to:

 

Sensor Application Programming Paradigms; Sensor Application Development Support Systems; Sensor Network Middleware; Sensor Web Integration; Novel Sensor Applications; Sensor Prototypes & Testbed Deployments Underwater, Underground, and Airborne Wireless Sensor Networking; Cooperative Sensing; Capacity Planning and Admission Control, Especially for Multimedia Sensor Networks; Resource Management and QoS Provisioning; Resource and Service Discovery; Sensor Energy Management; Self-Organization and Network Management; Security, Privacy & Trust; P2P, Overlay, and Content Distribution Architectures for Sensor Networks; Mobile Sensor Networking, Vehicular Sensor Networks and Protocols; Pervasive/Embedded Solutions; Data Models Oriented to Wireless Distributed Applications; Distributed Coordination Algorithms Including Clustering and Topology Control; Localization, Time Synchronization, Coverage, Connectivity and Deployment Issues; Wireless Sensor Network Management and Monitoring; Modelling, Analysis, and Performance Evaluation; Mesh Networking Connectivity to Sensor Networks Learning from Sensor Data; Learning from Sensor Data

     

For submission details, please visit:

http://s-cubeconference.org/2012/show/initial-submission

Thematic: 
Green World
ICT for Development
Internet and Mobility
Wellbeing
Security and Safety
2.5
Your rating: None - Average: 2.5 (2 votes)
Thematic:

The Republic of Cyprus and the Presidency of the European Union: Time to Lead or Time to be Led? The Case for Research and Innovation.

The Republic of Cyprus is at the crossroads faced with a midlife crisis. It is chairing the Council of EU and has sought financial assistance from the Troika. Its economic and by extension social model on which it has based its success since independence in 1960 looks out of date in the 21st Century and is in desperate need of repair.

Author: Kyriakos E. Georgiou, Cyprus Computer Society & University of Nicosia

The Republic of Cyprus is at the crossroads faced with a midlife crisis. It is chairing the Council of EU and has sought financial assistance from the Troika. Its economic and by extension social model on which it has based its success since independence in 1960 looks out of date in the 21st Century and is in desperate need of repair.

The 7th International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks BodyNets 2012, Oslo, Norway 24 - 26 September 2012

The 7th International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks BodyNets 2012, Oslo, Norway 24 - 26 September 2012

Deadline for workshops, special sessions, and tutorials proposals:
February 15, 2012
Paper submission deadline (short papers, work-in-progress papers, poster papers, student papers):April 1, 2012 Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2012 Camera-Ready submission deadline: August 1, 2012

Don't miss out on the opportunity to network with international researchers and practitioners and discuss the latest research findings and trends in Body Area Neetworks at BodyNets 2012, an event connected to the European innovation community through EAI endorsement (http://eai.eu/).

CALL FOR PAPERS
The advancement in sensing, embedded computing, and wireless communication has accelerated the progress of adopting sensor networks to form Body Area Networks (BodyNets). BodyNets integrate and deploy wireless sensors, RFID tags, and other pervasive devices within and around human bodies for constructing diverse and practical systems for physiological monitoring, human computer interaction, and provision of entertainment. This conference will explore and explain the scope and challenges of designing, building, and deploying BodyNets. In this regard, the conference aims to establish a forum to exchange ideas, discuss practices, raise awareness, and share experiences among researchers and practitioners in the field of computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, medicine, and other disciplines in both academia and industry. This conference also allows authors to present new and emerging trends to address the technical, social, system and application issues related to BodyNets.

The Seventh International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets
2012) will be held in Oslo, Norway in September, 2012. The Conference continues its tradition of being the premier forum for presentation of results on cutting-edge research in BodyNets. While the mission of the conference is to share novel basic research ideas as well as experimental applications in the BodyNets area in addition to identifying new directions for future research and development the new scientific topics such as nano communication networks, bio-inspired networks, molecular networks, etc. will be considered. BodyNets 2012 will give researchers a unique opportunity to share their perspectives with others interested in the various aspects from molecular to micro level communication to novel applications from medicine to automobile industry. The conference consists of four symposia that cover a broad range of research aspects. In addition, the program will include three outstanding keynote speakers from academia and industry. A panel session on "Nano communications networks: from theory to practical applications" and an industrial track will surely provoke thoughtful discussions. There will also be two tutorials given free of charge to all BodyNets 2012 attendees. We hope that the conference proceedings will serve as a valuable reference to researchers and developers in the area.

TOPICS
The conference invites original technical papers that were not previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Network management:
In-body, on-body, and around body networks Scalable, flexible network architectures & deployments Advanced propagation and channel model for BodyNets Fault-tolerance and reliability of BodyNets

2. Embedded Medical Devices:
Wearable system design issues
Integrating BodyNets into the healthcare system High-Confidence Medical Devices Medical Device Plug-and-Play Assistive technologies for independent aging Interactive Arts

3. Privacy and Security:
Lightweight security solutions for BodyNets Privacy issues of BodyNets Authentication and Trustworthiness Attacks and Countermeasures

4. System and Application:
System design and modeling
Emerging self-powered BodyNets
Pervasive health care and patient monitoring Entertainment and lifestyle applications Novel closed-loop applications of BodyNets Case studies and system deployment New medical diagnostics and treatments Ambient assisted living Smart transportations Smart homes Virtual hospitals

5. Networking and Communication
Communication techniques and protocols for BodyNets Networking and security issues for BodyNets Advanced propagation and channel model for BodyNets Novel wireless communication technologies Cognitive networks for medical bands

6. Nano Communication Networks and Systems THz communication systems Molecular communications Channel modeling Nano devices

PUBLICATIONS
BodyNets 2012 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. All accepted and presented papers will be included in the conference proceedings, made available in the ACM Digital Library, as well as in the ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

PAPER SUBMISSION
Authors are invited to submit papers of up to 7 pages for full papers,
4 pages for short papers, posters and demos, in ACM Proceedings format (7"x9" print area, single spaced, double column, 9-pt font size). ACM's LaTex and MS WORD templates are located at:
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates. Authors should apply ACM Computing Classification categories and terms. The templates provide space for this indexing and point authors to the Computing Classification Scheme at:
http://www.acm.org/about/class/1998. Please see http://www.bodynets.org/submission.shtm for details.

Thematic: 
Wellbeing
2.5
Your rating: None - Average: 2.5 (2 votes)
Thematic:

PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE: Developing Technology-Enabled Long-Term Services and Supports for a New Population of Older Adults

PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE: Developing Technology-Enabled Long-Term Services and Supports for a New Population of Older Adults

Leading Age’s Center for Aging Services Technologies has just released a publication containing 18member case studies highlighting how technology is changing and improving work of providers for older adults. Specifically, the publication provides useful information about implementing innovative technology-enabled care models in the USA. What is the experience of European providers? We welcome all European providers to share their thoughts/experience with us.

The publication is available here: http://www.leadingage.org/uploadedFiles/Content/About/CAST/Resources/Pre...

Thematic: 
Wellbeing
3.333335
Your rating: None - Average: 3.3 (3 votes)
Thematic:

Discussing on e-learning and e-health

Discussing on e-learning and e-health

There is an ongoing dicussion on the expanding role of the ICT Systems on crucial issues such as e-learning, e-government, e-inclusion, e-health.
For example on e-leraning there is a vivid discussion on Virtual learning environments (VLE), Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW), Technology Enhanced Learning, Standards, Open Source vs. Proprietary
On the e-health instead, there is an increasing interests on issues such as Healthcare Platforms (Microsoft’s Health Vault, IBM Health Integration Framework, Continua Health Alliance), Electronic Health Records, Health Information Standards (e.g. HL7)
Do you think these topics cover the entire framework of current discussion on e-learning and e-health?

Thematic: 
ICT for Development
Internet and Mobility
0
Your rating: None - Average: 0 (0 votes)
Thematic:

Editorial Positions Available in ICaST

Editorial Positions Available in ICaST

ICaST, ICST's global community magazine, is currently looking for editors. There are many different editorial positions available. If you are interested in contributing to the magazine please read more about the positions and their requirements by visiting ICaST’s application page http://icast.icst.org/join-our-team.

If you are interested in visiting ICaST and reading the latest articles it has to offer you may do so at http://icast.icst.org/.

 

Thematic: 
Green World
ICT for Development
Internet and Mobility
Wellbeing
Security and Safety
0
Your rating: None - Average: 0 (0 votes)
Thematic:

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.

 

Thematic: 
Green World
ICT for Development
Internet and Mobility
Wellbeing
Security and Safety
0
Your rating: None - Average: 0 (0 votes)
Thematic:

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.

Thematic: 
Green World
ICT for Development
Internet and Mobility
Wellbeing
Security and Safety
0
Your rating: None - Average: 0 (0 votes)
Thematic:
Syndicate content