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The 2nd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies

(ANT-2011)               

                           19-21 September 2011
                      Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

         Conference Website: http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-11/ 

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IMPORTANT DATES
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- 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.


TOPICS OF INTEREST
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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

PUBLICATION
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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 www.Elsevier.com and on

Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com), and will be freely
available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus
(www.scopus.com) and Engineering Village (Ei) (www.engineeringvillage.com). This

includes EI Compendex (www.ei.org/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
    http://www.springer.com/computer/user+interfaces/journal/779

(2) Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, by Springer
      http://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/12652
(3) Social Network Analysis and Mining Journal, by Springer        

http://www.springer.com/computer/database+management+%26+information+retrieval/journal/13278


PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINE
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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 (http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-11/).

COMMITTEES
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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 Most?faoui, 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

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                    ANT-2011 Affiliated Workshops

    http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-11/#approvedWorkshops

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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.


PUBLICATION
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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.

IMPORTANT DATES (workshops)
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03/31/2011 - Submission Deadline
05/15/2011 - Author Notification 
05/30/2011 - Author Registration Due 
06/20/2011 - Final Manuscript Due

ANT-2011 - WORKSHOPS
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ETACC: Emerging Trends and Applications of Cloud Computing

   http://www.peterindia.net/peterworkshop.html
WNCS: International Workshop on Wireless Networked Control Systems
   http://myweb.dal.ca/naslam/wncs-11/

WIAS: International Workshop on Information Assurance and Security
   https://sites.google.com/site/wias2011/
HCUMA: International Workshop on Health Care Using Mobile Apps

   https://sites.google.com/site/hcuma2011/
IST-AWSN: The 6th International Symposium on Intelligent Systems Techniques for Ad
hoc and Wireless Sensor Networks

   http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ist-awsn11/
EmSeNs: International Workshop on Emerging Technologies in Sensor Networks
   https://sites.google.com/site/emsens2011/

IUPT: Internet of Ubiquitous and Pervasive Things
   http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/iupt-11/
DP: Digital Planet
   http://debii.curtin.edu.au/~naeem/dp/index.html

AASNET: The 5th International Symposium on Applications of Ad hoc and Sensor Networks
   https://sites.google.com/site/aasnet11/
GTDS: Green Technology and Digital Sustainability

   http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-11/#approvedWorkshops
AAC: Autonomic and Agent Computing: Foundations and Applications

   http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~bentahar/AAC2011/AAC2011.htm
ARTIFACT: AmbienT Intelligence at the services of inFo-mobility and Critical

Transportation networks
   http://www.graphitech.it/artifact/
GCRE: International Workshop on Green Computing and Renewable Energy
   https://sites.google.com/site/gcre2011/

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Asst. Prof. Tansel Özyer
Department of Computer Engineering
TOBB ETU, Ankara Turkey
http://ozyer.etu.edu.tr
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