Ambi-sys 2008 - First International Conference on Ambient Media and Systems (Ambi-sys 2008)

Venue: Quebec City

Location: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Event Date/Time: Feb 11, 2008 End Date/Time: Feb 14, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Aug 31, 2007
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************************************************Manuscript submission due: August 31, 2007
Acceptance notification: November 15, 2007
Final manuscript due: December 15, 2007

Workshop proposal submissions: June 15, 2007
Workshop acceptance notification: June 22, 2007

Ambient media and systems culminate from the emergence of mobile communication, sensor-actuator technology, virtual environments, and interactive computing. They represent the vision of an all-encompassing multimedia networking environment with human interaction at its core. Advances in computer and communication technologies have the potential to offer people an unprecedented level of convenience and flexibility for living and working. Such technologies need to be closely integrated with human interactions and activity, allowing greater support for smart solutions that improve quality of life, productivity, understanding and intelligence within their situated environment. Ambi-sys focuses on emerging technologies, services and solutions for new, human-centric intelligent ambient environments. The conference is structured into the following areas, each of which focuses on improving the state-of-the-art for ambient media and systems:

- Media and Content Provision
- Human Interface and Interaction
- Communications and Networking
- Intelligence and Automation

• Media and Content Provision:
- Integration of multimedia within ambient systems
- Multi-media processing, distribution and integration
- Provision and acquisition of ambient information
- Privacy, trust accountability and dependability
- Cognition, intelligence, ambience, adaptivity, self-organization and evolution
- Multimedia and intelligent agents
• Human Interface and Interaction:
- Haptic immersive environments
- Vision and recognition
- Visualization and display
- Sensor perception technologies
- Context awareness
- System personalization
- System and human collaboration
• Communications and Networking:
- Wireless communication
- Ambient sensors, actuators and networking
- Quality of service and system performance
- The digital home and smart living
- Evolve-able and adaptive pervasive systems
- Scalability, integration, and ubiquity
• Intelligence and Automation:
- Ambient Intelligence
- Services, delivery, applications and smart solutions
- Multi-media knowledge management, acquisition and data fusion
- Detection and knowledge elicitation
- Prediction and self-learning
- Middleware
- Human-computer interaction in technology-rich environments
Journal special issue: Selected papers of the conference will be included in a special issue of the ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications.
Student paper awards: Four student prizes will be awarded to the best papers authored by full time students as first author.
Paper submission: Ambi-sys 2008 invites original manuscripts not previously published, or currently under review, in another conference or journal. Prospective authors should submit their papers in PDF and follow the ACM conference proceedings format. Full papers are limited to 8 single-spaced two-column pages (including all figures and references) in a 10-point font. All paper submissions will be handled electronically.
Important Dates:
Manuscript submission due: August 31, 2007
Acceptance notification: November 15, 2007
Final manuscript due: December 15, 2007
Workshops: Proposals for workshops should highlight the motivation for the workshop and stress how the proposers intend to provide more insight into the conference topics. Workshop proposals should be submitted to the workshop chair, K. Selcuk Candan (, by June 15, 2007. Please include the title of the workshop, a description of the topic, motivation for the workshop, the names of key organizers such as program chair(s), and a tentative list of PC members. Prior contact with the workshop chair is encouraged.