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UIC-09 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing

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/u-things” to create smart environments.

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 and Oslo. UIC-09 will include a highly selective program of technical papers, accompanied by workshops, panel discussions and keynote speeches.

UIC-09  offers a forum for researchers to exchange ideas and experiences in developing intelligent/smart objects, environments and systems.

The topics covered at the conference will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Ubiquitous Intelligent/Smart Objects:
    • Sensor, Ad Hoc & Mesh Networks
    • Peer-to-peer Networks
    • Mobile Social Networking
    • Knowledge Representation and Ontology
    • Wearable, Personal and Body Area Systems
    • Middleware and Intelligent Platforms
    • Intelligent Services and Architectures
    • Agents, Swarm/Amorphous Systems
    • Context-aware Systems

  2. Ubiquitous Intelligent/Smart Environments:
    • Smart Room, Home, Office, Laboratory
    • Smart Building, Library, School, Campus
    • Smart Shop, Hospital and City, etc.
    • Vehicle, Road, Traffic & Transportation
    • Healthcare and Elder Care Services
    • Pervasive Learning, Games, Entertainment
    • Other Intelligent/Smart Applications

  3. Ubiquitous Intelligent/Smart Systems:
    • Real/Cyber World Modeling and Semantics
    • User/Object Identity and Activity Recognition
    • Adaptive User Interfaces
    • Security, Privacy, Safety and Legal Issues
    • Emotional, Ethical and Psychological Factors
    • Implication and Impact of Ubiquitous Intelligence
    • Relations between Real and Cyber Worlds

  4. Personal/Social/Physical Aspects:
    • 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

Submitted papers will be refereed by at least three members of the international Program Committee. 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. Selected papers, after extension and further revisions, will be published in special issues of prestigious journals, including a special issue on "Multimedia Intelligent Services and Technologies" of the ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal.

Conference Important Dates
Papers due 19 January 2009  closed
Notification of acceptance 16 March 2009  closed
Camera-ready papers due 15 April 2009  closed

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Papers accepted for UIC-09