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Dear Colleague,
Apologies for cross postings.  We invite you to submit an invited
paper to the IEEE Cyber, Physical and Social Computing 2012 conference
(CPSCom 2012).  The deadline is July 30.
Please forward to your colleagues and to your students.
We welcome your submissions.  The deadline is soon on July 30.
Alvin Chin
Senior Researcher
Nokia Research Center, Beijing
IEEE CPSCom 2012 Program Co-chair
Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society (EI indexed)]
[Extended versions of a number of selected papers will be published in
SCI-indexed journals such as the Special Issue on Cyber, Physical and
Social Computing in the New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia
journal published by Taylor & Francis]
[Call for Papers]

                                 CPSCom 2012
 The 5th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical, and Social Computing

                   Sponsored by IEEE, IEEE CS, and IEEE TCSC
                      November 20-23, 2012, Besancon, France

                             in conjunction with
   iThings 2012: The 2012 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things


The physical things and the human society have formed into the world
we live in. However, the emergence of information technologies enables
a new infrastructure for a technical, economic and social revolution,
which have changed the world we are used to. Cyber-physical systems
couple the cyber aspects of computing and communications with the
physical aspects of dynamics that must abide by the laws of physics.
Social computing has become more widely known because of proliferation
of online social networking in recent years. With the advent of
ubiquitous sensing, future social networks will become cyber-physical,
combining measured elements of the physical world. The convergence of
computational and physical processes as well as human's social
behaviors exhibits a variety of complicated characteristics, which
leads to a lot of challenges.

The 2012 IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical, and Social
Computing (CPSCom 2012) will provide a high-profile, leading-edge
forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present
state-of-art advances and innovations in theoretical foundations,
systems, infrastructure, tools, testbeds, and applications for the
CPSCom, as well as to identify emerging research topics and define the
future. CPSCom 2015 is the 5th edition of the successful series,
previously held as CPSCom 2011 (Dalian, China, October 2011), CPSCom
2010 (Hangzhou, China, December 2010), CyberSocialCom 2009 (Hangzhou,
China, November 2009), and CPSC 2009 (Brisbane, Australia, July 2009).


Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

- Track 1: Cyber-physical systems and society
- Track 2: Social computing
- Track 3: Pervasive/ubiquitous computing
- Track 4: Sensor/actuator networks
- Track 5: Security, privacy, and trust
- Track 6: Applications and services


Submission Due:  July 30, 2012
Notification of Acceptance:  September 30, 2012
Final Manuscript Due:  October 15, 2012


Authors are invited to submit original papers that MUST NOT have been
submitted to or published in any other workshop, conference, or
journal. Full Papers (up to 8 pages) and Short Papers (up to 4 pages)
are solicited. Detailed submission instructions could be found on the
conference website All papers will be
reviewed by the Program Committee for significance, originality,
accuracy, and clarity.


Each submission should be regarded as an undertaking that, if the
paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must attend the
conference to present the work in order for the paper to be included
in the IEEE Digital Library. Accepted papers will be published in the
proceedings of CPSCom 2012 by IEEE Computer Society (EI indexed).
Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for
publication in several SCI-index international journals (check the
website for details).


General Chairs
Julien Bourgeois, UFC/FEMTO-ST Institute, France
Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Program Chairs
Alvin Chin, Nokia Research Center, China
Rong Zheng, University of Houston, US

Program Vice-Chairs
Li Shang, University of Colorado, US
Hao Ma, Microsoft Research, US
Irwin King, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Andrea Passarella, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Luisa Gargano, Universita di Salerno, Italy
Kay Romer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Silvia Santini, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany
S. Felix Wu, University of California Davis, US
Paolo Bellavista, Universita di Bologna, Italy

Demo/Exhibition Chair
Kyung-Joon Park, KJ Park, DGIST, Daegu, Korea

Panel Chair
Vincent Gauthier, Telecom Institut Sud Paris, France

Publicity Chairs
Pascal Felber, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
Jean-Fran´┐Żois Couchot, UFC/FEMTO-ST Institute, France
Philippe Canalda, UFC/FEMTO-ST Institute, France

Advisory Committee
Alex (Sandy) Pentland, MIT, USA
Ajith Abraham, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Runhe Huang, Hosei University, Japan
Feiyue Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Workshop Chairs
Didier El Baz, LAAS/CNRS, France
Hakim Mabed, UFC/FEMTO-ST Institute, France
Qixin Wang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Steering Committee
Laurence T. Yang (chair), St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Jianhua Ma (chair), Hosei University, Japan
Feng Xia, Dalian University of Technology, China

Financial Chair
Dominique Dhoutaut, UFC/FEMTO-ST Institute, France

Program Committee
See CPSCom 2012 website:

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