***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** 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: http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-11/ **************************************************************************** IMPORTANT DATES --------------------------- - Full Paper Submission: April 30, 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 ----------------------------- 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 ------------------- 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.comand 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 -------------------------------------------- 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 ------------------ 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 ******************************************************************* ANT-2011 Affiliated Workshops http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-11/#approvedWorkshops ******************************************************************* 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 ----------- 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) --------------------------- 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 -------------------- 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/ -- Asst. 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