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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, Xi'an, Banff, Fukuoka, and Vietri sul Mare, Italy. UIC 2014 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 2014 will offer a forum for researchers to exchange ideas and experiences in developing intelligent/smart objects, environments and systems.

The UIC 2014 topics include but are not limited to the following:

  1. 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

  2. Ubiquitous Intelligent/Smart Systems
    • Sensor, Ad Hoc & P2P Networks, SDN
    • Knowledge Representation and Ontology
    • Wearable, Personal and Body Area Systems
    • Programming models and methodologies
    • Intelligent Services and Architectures
    • Agents, Swarm and Context-aware Systems
    • Nature-inspired Intelligent Systems
    • Big Data Mining, Analytics & Applications

  3. Ubiquitous Intelligent/Smart Environments
    • Urban Computing and Smart City
    • Smart Home, Office, Laboratory, and Shop
    • Intelligent Traffic & Transportation
    • Intelligent Energy Consumption
    • Intelligent Environmental Protection
    • Smart Healthcare and Education
    • Pervasive Games and Entertainment
    • Smart Public Safety and Security

  4. Personal/Social/Physical Aspects
    • Location-Based Social Networks
    • Social Networking and Computing
    • Human Mobility Modeling and Mining
    • Real/Cyber World Modeling and Semantics
    • User/Object Identity and Activity Recognition
    • Smart Recommendation Systems
    • Security, Privacy, Safety and Legal Issues
    • Emotional, Ethical and Psychological Factors

Workshops

The UIC 2014 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops affiliated with the conference and addressing research areas related to the conference. Accepted workshop papers will be included in the proceedings published by IEEE CPS. Workshop proposals guidelines, submission deadline among other information can be downloaded from:

http://cse.stfx.ca/~uic2014/workshop.php


Paper Publication

Accepted conference papers will be published by Conference Publishing Service (proceedings will be submitted to IEEE Xplore and CSDL). From CPS: ["Content will be submitted to the indexing companies for possible indexing. Indexing services are independent organizations, and we cannot guarantee that any particular abstract or index entry will be included in Ei Compendex or any other indexing service."]. 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 (IEEE System Journal, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia).


Important Dates

Regular Paper Submission Deadline: September 15, 2014 UTC
August 15, 2014
Poster/Position Papers, Demo Papers, Late Breaking Abstracts Deadline: September 30, 2014 UTC
Author(s) Notification: October 15, 2014 UTC
Final Manuscript Due: November 7, 2014, 23:00 PST
October 31, 2014 UTC
Registration Deadline (for Authors): November 7, 2014, 23:30 JST
October 31, 2014, 23:30 JST
BASIC Registration Deadline: November 30, 2014, 23:30 UTC
Conference Date: December 9-12, 2014


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.

Accepted Poster Papers (3 to 4 pages) will be printed in the conference proceedings and presented as posters in the conference. Accepted Position Papers (3 to 4 pages) and Late Breaking Abstracts (2 pages) will be printed in the conference proceedings and presented orally during the conference. Manuscripts for Poster/Position Papers and Late Breaking Abstracts must conform to IEEE CPS format.

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-2014 paper submission site: http://cse.stfx.ca/~uic2014/sub/


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