***** To join INSNA, visit *****
            			 C A LL   F O R   P A P E R S

The 2nd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2011)

19-21 September 2011
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Conference Website:

- Full Paper Submission: April 4, 2011 (Extended)
- Acceptance Notification: May 15, 2011
- Camera-Ready Submission: June 15, 2011

The International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2011) is a leading international conference which provides an international forum for researchers, developers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to address research challenges and to present and discuss research ideas, developments and experiences related to the ambient systems infrastructure, models, and technologies.
The general aim of ambient systems is to provide an environment wherein computing devices exist anywhere and everywhere. In such systems mobile and embedded computing devices form ad hoc collaboration using different communication networks (e.g., wireless networks, RFID, etc) in order to share and exchange information and provide services. Ambient systems pose new research challenges due to the open and unreliable nature of the environment and the complexity and heterogeneity of the computing devices and the underlying communication networks. These characteristics challenge traditional techniques and demand new ways of approaching the problems related to the ambient systems.

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers to the following research tracks. Details on topics of each track are available at the conference website.

- Autonomic Networks and Communications
- Systems Software Engineering
- Systems Security and Privacy
- Distributed Artificial Intelligence
- Emerging Networking, Tracking and Sensing
- Multimodal Interfaces
- Service Oriented Computing for Systems & Applications
- Smart Environments and Applications
- Social Networks
- General track: Distributed systems, networks and applications

Papers accepted for the conference will be printed in the conference proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series (on-line and CD). Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus ( and Engineering Village (Ei) ( This includes EI Compendex ( The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. You will be able to provide a hyperlink to all delegates and direct your conference website visitors to your proceedings. Selected papers will be invited for publication, in the special issues of:

(1) Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, by Springer
(2) Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, by Springer
(3) Social Network Analysis and Mining Journal, by Springer

Submitted technical papers must be no longer than 8 pages for full papers and 4 pages for short papers including all figures and references, and must be formatted according to Elsevier guidelines (

General Chairs
Nick Cercone, York University, Canada
Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia
Program Chairs
Hossam Hassanein, Queen's University, Canada
Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan

Advisory Committee
Sajal K. Das, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Ali Ghorbani, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College, UK
Vincenzo Loia, University of Salerno, Italy
Timothy K. Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Ralf Steinmetz, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Peter Thomas, Manifesto Research, Australia
Workshops Chairs
Sajid Hussain, Fisk University, USA
Senol Erdogan, Maltepe University, Turkey
Program vice Chairs
Jiang Li, Howard University, USA
Ye Tian, Univ. of Science and Technology of China, China
Markus Aleksy, ABB Corporate Research Center, Germany
Agustinus Waluyo, Institute for Infocom Research, Singapore
Farookh Hussain, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Javier Garc’a-Villalba, Universidad Comp. de Madrid, Spain
Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Lars Braubach, University of Hamburg, Germany
Anis Koubaa, Al-Imam University, Saudi Arabia/CISTER Research Unit, Portugal
Abdelfettah Belghith, University of Manouba, Tunisia
Thomas Grill, University of Salzburg, Austria
Soraya Kouadri MostŽfaoui, The Open University, UK
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE
Tarek Sheltami, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia
Bessam Abdulrazak, Sherbrooke University, Canada
Keivan Kian-Mehr, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Tansel Ozyer, TOBB Econo & Tech University, Turkey
Local Arrangement Chairs
Nauman Aslam, Dalhousie University, Canada
Ramiro Liscano, University of Ontario, Canada
Publicity Chairs
Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Australia
Abdel Ilah Alshbatat, Tafila Technical University, Jordan
International Liaison Chairs
Imad Saleh, University of Paris VIII, France
Bernady Apduhan, Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan
Awards Chairs
Roch Glitho, Concordia University, Canada
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Steering Committee Chair
Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada


ANT-2011 Affiliated Workshops

The ANT-2011 organizing committee invites proposals for workshops. The main objective of the workshops is to provide a forum for researchers and professionals to discuss a specific topic from the field of ANT-2011 and its related areas.

All papers accepted for workshops will be included in the ANT-2011 proceedings, which will be published by Elsevier. The authors must follow Elsevier guidelines as given in ANT-2011Website. The number of pages for workshop papers is limited to 6 pages. The selective outstanding papers presented at the workshops, after further revision, will be considered for publication in journals special issues.

03/31/2011 - Submission Deadline
05/15/2011 - Author Notification
05/30/2011 - Author Registration Due
06/20/2011 - Final Manuscript Due

ETACC: Emerging Trends and Applications of Cloud Computing
WNCS: International Workshop on Wireless Networked Control Systems
WIAS: International Workshop on Information Assurance and Security
HCUMA: International Workshop on Health Care Using Mobile Apps
IST-AWSN: The 6th International Symposium on Intelligent Systems Techniques for Ad hoc and Wireless Sensor Networks
EmSeNs: International Workshop on Emerging Technologies in Sensor Networks
IUPT: Internet of Ubiquitous and Pervasive Things
DP: Digital Planet
AASNET: The 5th International Symposium on Applications of Ad hoc and Sensor Networks
GTDS: Green Technology and Digital Sustainability
AAC: Autonomic and Agent Computing: Foundations and Applications
ARTIFACT: AmbienT Intelligence at the services of inFo-mobility and Critical Transportation networks
GCRE: International Workshop on Green Computing and Renewable Energy

Asst. Prof. Tansel Özyer
Department of Computer Engineering
TOBB ETU, Ankara Turkey
_____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers ( To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.