Venue: University of East London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Nov 13, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 16, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Aug 03, 2008
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Context-awareness has been the object of intense investigations from various research fields. When surveying these researches our perception is that most of the works can be classified into two main directions. The first one focuses on handling the context "content" and do not cope with the underlying structure of the context data itself, i.e. providing frameworks that support the abstraction of context information from raw sensor data, and its derivation from other contexts. The second one focuses on providing high level models and semantics of context information that can be queried by context-aware applications. While research in the first direction is somehow mature, many challenging issues related to the second direction are still not fully addressed. This workshop's aim is to advance the state-of-the-art in the second direction, namely, the context information modeling, reasoning and management. The main goal is to provide a forum for researchers to present and discuss their research in order to identify concepts, theories and methods applicable to context modeling and reasoning in smart environments.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest to the Workshop include but are not limited to:


Context modeling approaches in smart environments

Context management approaches in smart environments

Context reasoning in smart environments

Combined context models

Context discovery in smart environments

Context reuse in smart environments

Advanced issues in context modeling (imperfections, ambiguity and incompleteness)

Context information query

Distribution of context information


Experiences using context models and reasoning to build smart environments

Scalability, integration and reuse of context models

Interoperability of context modeling approaches

Ontology-based approaches to context modeling and reasoning

Evaluation of context models

Context Modeling Languages and middleware

Semantics and expressiveness of context models

Domain specific context models

Uncertainty modeling and management of context information

We invite contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in topics related to the scope of the workshop. Researchers are invited to submit papers with a limit of 6 pages. All submissions should use the standard IEEE double-column format. Authors should e-mail their papers in PDF format to s.kouadri@open.ac.uk or rbenlamr@lakeheadu.ca. All papers will be reviewed by at least two Program Committee members on the basis of technical quality, originality, clarity, and relevance to the workshop themes. Accepted papers will be published by IEEE and fully indexed by IEEE Xplore. At least one author of each paper must attend the workshop to present the paper.

Extended versions of the selected papers will be published in the following reviewed journals:

IEEE Intelligent Systems (Special Issue on Transforming E-government and E-participation)
Journal of Digital Information Management (JDIM)
Journal of Information Assurance and Security (JIAS)
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research (IJCIR)
International Journal for Infonomics (IJI)
International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (IJITST)
International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management (IJPLM)
International Journal of Autonomic Computing, Inderscience Publishers (IJAC)
International Journal of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

The call for papers for this workshop can also be found in ALL CONFERENCES.COM
Important Dates

Paper Submission:

August 3, 2008

Notification of Acceptance:

August 29, 2008

Camera-Ready Papers Due:

September 15, 2008

Author Registration:

October 1, 2008