WORKSHOP ON THE RELIABILITY OF INTELLIGENT ENVIRONMENTS (WORIE12)

Venue: Guanajuato

Location: Guanajuato, Mexico

Event Date/Time: Jun 26, 2012 End Date/Time: Jun 27, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Mar 15, 2012
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Description

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- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
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Dear colleague,

We are pleased to announce and invite you to submit a paper to the:

WORKSHOP ON THE RELIABILITY OF INTELLIGENT ENVIRONMENTS (WORIE'12)

http://amilab.ii.uam.es/worie2012/

to be held within the
8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'12)
Guanajuato, Mexico, 26-29 of June 2012
(http://www.intenv.org/)

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- IMPORTANT DATES
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15 March 2012: Paper submission deadline
16 April 2012: Notification of acceptance
30 April 2012: Final version submission
26 or 27 June 2012: Workshop date

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- MOTIVATION
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Intelligent Environments (IE) is rising as one of the technical fields
with the highest potential to make an impact in daily human life during
the near future. Developments in this area are achieved by a complex
juxtaposition of complex technical fields. Software is related to the
architecture of a building, sensors, a network for data transportation,
and different levels of users. Many of these elements are error prone,
software is notoriously difficult and even companies like NASA,
Microsoft, Intel, BMW, which can afford powerful teams of experienced
development teams have paid with lives, economic losses and reputation
missing to detect software bugs within their products. Sensors are often
unreliable, networks are sometimes unstable and users can put systems to
the test in circumstances that were not initially foreseen. Developing
this type of systems is therefore complex and given that some
applications will be given the tremendous responsibility to take care of
humans. Think for example on how much interest there is on the development
of systems to support independent living. These systems are intended to
give peace of mind to elderly people and their relatives trusting that
the system will be able to do many things for them including safety related
issues like detecting whether the occupant of the house has fallen or is
unwell in some way. Other examples are unmanned cars and other autonomous
systems which are supposed to perform tasks for us which can have disastrous
consequences should something go wrong.

Our community should develop appropriate standards and specific methodologies
to ensure we do our outmost to deliver safe systems given the current state
of the art. Given the specific blend of components in our area of development
we cannot just transfer developments in other areas (although of course they
should be taken into account to inform the process). This event will aim to
bring together developers and researchers to focus on all aspects of the
development process that can contribute to make Intelligent Environment systems
safer and to provide methodologies that can increase the confidence in these
developments.

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- WORKSHOP FORMAT
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The core of the event will be the presentation of recent advances in
research and applications followed by a debate aiming to encourage a
critical reflection on the subject. Presentations can also contain demos
about tools and applications.

After the presentations of the selected papers, a panel will focus on
critical issues that should be addressed at both academic and professional
level. The results of this panel can be used then by different groups to
elaborate a summary document on achievements and prospective issues to be
considered by the research community. Interaction will be encouraged
throughout the event.

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- TOPICS
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Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following ones,
all of them applied to increase the reliability of IE and related systems
(such as Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing systems, Ambient Intelligence
systems, Smart Environments, Multi-Agent Systems, etc.):

- Requirement specification
- Elicitation of user requirements
- Modelling notations
- Rule-based modelling
- Integration of modelling and specification
- Workflow modelling
- Simulation
- Formal analysis and design
- Human-centred design
- Software engineering techniques
- Testing
- Validation
- Formal and semi-formal methods
- Verification of system correctness
- Model checking
- Combination of verification methods
- Quality assessment
- Technical frameworks
- Support tools
- Applications and case studies

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- SUBMISSIONS
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Authors wishing to participate to this event should:

(1) Format their papers according to the IOS Press style, with a length
of at least 6 but no more than 12 pages. Latex and Word templates can be
found in:
http://www.iospress.nl/service/authors/latex-and-word-tools-for-book-authors/

(2) Submit the papers using the CMT account for this workshop
(https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/WoRIE2012).
See more details on this from the web page of the workshop.

All submitted papers will be reviewed by several reviewers with expertise
in the area in order to provide constructive feedback to their authors and
select the best ones for their presentation in the workshop and their
publication in the proceedings.

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- PUBLICATION
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All accepted papers will be published in a volume of the Ambient
Intelligence and Smart Environments Series (ISI indexed) of IOS Press
and electronically available through ACM Digital Library.

Selected papers from this workshop will be considered for publication in
a special number of a journal which is under negotiation.

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- PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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- Sebastian Bader, University of Rostock, Germany
- Stefano Chessa, Università di Pisa, Italy
- Antonio Coronato, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, Italy
- Esther Guerra, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
- Paul de Hert, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
- Juan de Lara, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
- Pedro Merino, University of Málaga, Spain
- Daniela Micucci, University of Milano – Bicocca, Italy
- Alice Miller, University of Glasgow, UK
- Davy Preveeneurs, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
- Michael Quade, DAI-Labor, Technische Universitãt Berlin, Germany
- Alexei Sharpanskykh, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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- CONTACT
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- Miguel J. Hornos, University of Granada, Spain (mhornos@ugr.es)
- Juan Carlos Augusto, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, UK (jc.augusto@ulster.ac.uk)
- Pablo A. Haya, IIC-Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (pablo.haya@iic.uam.es)

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