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Scope and Interests

Ubiquitous sensors, devices, networks and information are paving the way towards a smart world in which computational intelligence is distributed throughout the physical environment to provide reliable and relevant services to people. This ubiquitous intelligence will change the computing landscape because it will enable new breeds of applications and systems to be developed and the realm of computing possibilities will be significantly extended. By enhancing everyday objects with intelligence, many tasks and processes could be simplified, the physical spaces where people interact like the workplaces and homes, could become more efficient, safer and more enjoyable. Ubiquitous computing, or pervasive computing, uses these many "smart things or u-things" to create smart environments, services and applications.

A smart thing can be endowed with different levels of intelligence, and may be context-aware, active, interactive, reactive, proactive, assistive, adaptive, automated, sentient, perceptual, cognitive, autonomic and/or thinking. Research on ubiquitous intelligence is an emerging research field covering many disciplines. A series of grand challenges exist to move from the current level of computing services to the smart world of adaptive and intelligent services. Started in 2005, the series of UIC conferences has been held in Taipei, Nagasaki, Three Gorges (China), Hong Kong, Oslo, Brisbane, Xian, Banff. UIC 2013 will include a highly selective program of technical papers, accompanied by workshops, panel discussions and keynote speeches. Established as a premier venue in the area of ubiquitous intelligence and computing, UIC 2013 will offer a forum for researchers to exchange ideas and experiences in developing intelligent/smart objects, environments and systems.

Topics of particular interest include (but not limited to):

  1. Ubiquitous Intelligent/Smart Systems
    • Sensor, Ad Hoc, Mesh & P2P Networks
    • Social Networking and Computing
    • Knowledge Representation and Ontology
    • Wearable, Personal and Body Area Systems
    • Middleware and Intelligent Platforms
    • Intelligent Services and Architectures
    • Agents, Swarm and Context-aware Systems
    • Nature-inspired Intelligent Systems

  2. Ubiquitous Intelligent/Smart Environments
    • Smart Room, Home, Office, Laboratory
    • Smart Shop, Hospital, Campus, City, etc.
    • Smart Vehicle, Road, Traffic & Transportation
    • Healthcare and Elder/Child Care Services
    • Pervasive/Ubiquitous Media and Services
    • Pervasive Learning, Games, Entertainment
    • Other Intelligent/Smart Applications

  3. Ubiquitous Intelligent/Smart Objects
    • Electronic Labels, Cards, E-Tags and RFID
    • Embedded Chips, Sensors & Actuators
    • MEMS, NEMS, Micro & Biometric Devices
    • Smart Appliances and Wearable Devices
    • Material, Textile, Cloth, Furniture, etc.
    • Embedded Software and Agents
    • Interaction to Smart Objects/Devices
    • Smart Object OS and Programming

  4. Personal/Social/Physical Aspects
    • Real/Cyber World Modeling and Semantics
    • User/Object Identity and Activity Recognition
    • Adaptive User Interfaces and Tools
    • Security, Privacy, Safety and Legal Issues
    • Emotional, Ethical and Psychological Factors


The UIC 2013 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops and demos/exhibits affiliated with the conference and addressing research areas related to the conference. Accepted workshop/demo papers will be included in the proceedings published by IEEE CPS Press. Click the following links for submission details/deadlines.

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Accepted conference papers will be published by IEEE CPS (IEEE-DL and EI indexed). At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present their work at the conference; otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings.

Best Paper Awards will be presented to high quality papers. Selected papers, after further extensions and revisions, will be published in special issues of prestigious journals (IJCS, IF=0.226; JIT, IF=0.448, JSA, IF=0.667).

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal Due/Notification: Ongoing as received
Paper Submission Deadline: September 01, 2013
September 21, 2013
Author Notification: October 15, 2013
FULL Registration Deadline: October 30, 2013
Final Manuscript Due: November 03, 2013
BASIC Registration Deadline: November 30, 2013

Paper Submission Guidelines

All papers must be submitted electronically and in PDF format. The material presented should be original and not published or under submission elsewhere. Authors should submit full papers of up to 8 pages, following strictly the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript style, using two-column, single-space format, with 10-point font size. Figures and references must be included in the 8 pages. Oversized papers will be automatically rejected by the PC chairs. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register early to attend the conference, in order for the paper to appear in the conference proceedings.

UIC-2013 paper submission site:

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