2009 IEEE International Workshop on Portable Information Devices (PORTABLE 2009)

Venue: Anchorage Hilton

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 20, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 22, 2009
Registration Date: Jul 01, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jun 12, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 01, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Jun 12, 2009
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Portable 2009 will bring together electrical, materials, mechanical, optical, reliability, industrial and manufacturing engineers, as well as business leaders involved or interested in various types of Portable Information Devices (PIDs), to address and discuss the state-of-the-art, challenges, attributes and pitfalls in PIDs and related areas.

We are looking for technical paper contributions (initially, in the form of extended abstracts, and then in the form of full-length papers), coupled with tutorial, panel discussions, and demonstration (trade show type) proposals on various aspects of the PID engineering, including, but not limited to:

Functional (electrical, optical) and Physical Design, Packaging, Physics, Mechanics, Materials,

Manufacturing and Reliability of PIDs,

Cellular Phones and other Mobil/Wearable Devices;

Hardware/Software Interaction and Power Generation, Supply and Conversion;

Special Areas of Applications (e.g., Bio-Medical) and Use of Nano-technologies;

Multi-Modal Man-Machine Communication; Anywhere/Anytime Access to Information and Audio and Video Recognition and Processing;

Predictive Modeling and Experimental Evaluations and Testing;

Economics, Business, Government/Regulatory and Homeland Security Related Issues;

Home Entertainment Systems and Networks, and other Social Areas, and Impact on society.

Four half-day tutorials (short courses) will be held on Sunday afternoon, September 20th. Keynote presentations, invited talks, technical sessions and business-related panel discussions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, September 21-22. An IEEE Pavilion featuring technology exhibits will be open during the conference.

EXTENDED ABSTRACT and/or a TUTORIAL PROPOSAL and/or a PROPOSAL FOR A TECHNOLOGY OR BUSINESS APPLICATION PANEL DISCUSSION should be submitted to the conference Administrative Chair by February 1, 2009. The abstract should contain about 1500 words, and relevant figures and tables, and should include the following sections: background/incentive/motivation; objective(s); approach; major results; conclusions and recommendations; future work; references. The author(s)/instructors/panel-organizers will be notified on the paper/tutorial/panel-discussion acceptance by April 1, 2009. The final decision will be made based on the FULL-LENGTH PAPER (typically eight-pages long) and/or TUTORIAL HANDOUTS and/or PANEL MATERIALS that should be submitted by June 12, 2009.

PROPOSALS FOR DEMONSTRATIONS (EXHIBITS) should be submitted by March 1, 2009 to the Administrative Chair and should describe the main contributions of the demonstration and the merits of the proposed ideas. Authors should indicate if their demonstration presentation is a prototype or a poster. Proposals that demonstrate actual prototypes should include space, power and networking requirements. Submission details, including proposal templates, can be found on the conference web site. The potential exhibitors will be notified of the demonstration acceptance by April 1, 2009. Final camera-ready two-page exhibit/poster paper submission deadline and registration deadline is June 12, 2009.


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Additional Information

For more information, please see the conference website at: http://www.ieeevtc.org/portable2009