December 18, 2014

IUCC-2012, 11th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, June 25-27, 2012, Liverpool, UK

The 11th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC-2012) will be held from June 25 to June 27 in Liverpool, UK. The conference is sponsored by IEEE, IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Technical Committee of Scalable Computing (TCSC). The conference offers an important international platform and brings together the scientists, engineers, researchers, and students from academy and industry all over the world to share their latest work, exchange experiences and discuss the state-of-the-art challenges of ubiquitous computing and communications.

INTRODUCTION
The technologies of computing and communications have undergone a series of evolutionary innovation over the past decades and improved the quality of human life significantly. Computing and communications in the 21st century faces an ever-increasing number of great challenges and revolutionary developments. Ubiquitous Computing and Communications is a revolutionary paradigm that aims to provide pervasive and reliable computing solutions and communication services anytime and anywhere. This emerging technology is built upon the rapid research and development advances in a wide range of key areas including wireless and sensor networks, mobile and distributed computing, embedded systems, agent technologies, autonomic communication, and information security. Ubiquitous Computing and Communications has drawn significant interests from both academia and industry and continues to attract tremendous research efforts due to its promising new business opportunity in information technology and engineering.

The 11th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC-2012) is in a series of highly successful international events, previously held as IUCC’2011(Dalian, China, August 2011), PMEO- UCNS’2010 (Atlanta, USA, April 2010), PMEO-UCNS’2009 (Rome, Italy, May 2009), PMEO- UCNS’2008 (Miami, USA, April 2008), PMEO-PDS’2007 (Long Beach, USA, March 2007), PMEO-PDS’2006 (Rhodes Island, Greece, April 2006), PMEO-PDS’2005 (Denver, USA, April 2005), PMEO-PDS’2004 (Santa Fe, USA, April 2004), PMEO-PDS’2003 (Nice, France, April 2003), PMEO-PDS’2002 (Fort Lauderdale, USA, April 2002).

IUCC-2012 will be held in Liverpool, a fantastic and popular tourist city destination in the UK.

International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications

IUCC-2012 is soliciting original and previously unpublished papers addressing research challenges and advances towards the design, implementation and evaluation of ubiquitous computing and communications technologies, systems and applications.

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

* Ubiquitous Computing Track:
– Autonomic Computing
– Utility Computing
– Cloud Computing
– Mobile Computing
– Real-Time Computing
– Grid and Peer-to-Peer Computing
– Energy-Efficient Ubiquitous Computing
– Wearable Computers
– Embedded Computing
– Parallel and Distributed Computing
– Information Visualization
– Modeling and Analysis of Ubiquitous Computing Systems
– Internet Computing
– Ambient Intelligence
– Middleware and Agent Technologies

* Ubiquitous Communications Track:
– Autonomic Communications
– Computer Networking
– Communication Theory and Protocols
– Wireless Networks
– Cognitive Radio
– Pervasive Embedded Networks
– Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
– RFID
– Network Middleware
– Enabling Technologies (e.g., Wireless PANs, LANs, Bluetooth)
– Location Systems and Technology
– Multimedia Communication Systems
– Human-Computer Interaction
– Mobility Management

* Ubiquitous System, Services and Applications Track:
– Context-Aware Applications
– Resource Management
– Programming Paradigms for Ubiquitous Computing Applications
– Smart Home
– Pervasive Health
– Ubiquitous Platforms
– Embedded Systems
– E-Commerce and E-Learning
– Multimedia Applications
– Quality-of-Service
– Information Security and Privacy
– Security Issues and Protocols
– Key Management, Authentication and Authorization
– Multimedia Information Security
– Forensics and Image Watermarking

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission Deadline: 01 March, 2012
Authors Notification: 08 April, 2012
Final Manuscript Due: 08 May, 2012
Registration Due: 08 May, 2012
Conference Date: 25-27 June, 2012

PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINE
All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference website ( http://cse.stfx.ca/~iucc2012/sub/ ) with PDF format. The materials presented in the papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere. Each paper is limited to 8 pages (or 10 pages with over length charge) including figures and references using IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10 fonts). You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting

Once accepted, the paper will be included into the IEEE conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press (indexed by EI).