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                             CALL FOR PAPERS

                        ***** EuroSSC 2008 *****

    ***** 3rd European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context *****

                            October 29-31, 2008
                            Zürich, Switzerland



The **3rd European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context (EuroSSC)**
will be held on October 29-31, 2008 in Zurich, Switzerland.

EuroSSC was held before in Enschede (NL) and Kendal (UK).
Building on the success of the last years, EuroSSC 2008 will include
a highly selective single-track program for technical papers,
accompanied by posters, demonstrations, invited speakers, and an
industrial panel.

The vision of ubiquitous computing is that of pervasive but transparent
technology. Smart, **context-aware (wireless) sensor and actuator networks
(WS&AN)** bring the vision of ubiquitous computing closer to reality.
Emerging smart surroundings, objects and clothing contain networked
sensing and feedback elements to infer user's needs and provide targeted
context aware assistance. Networked smart sensors recognize context from
raw data and/or capitalize on context to optimize sensing. Higher-level
context is inferred online or within the network, by combining and
abstracting information from smart sensors. Together with networked
actuators, context-aware sensing and feedback becomes possible.

This annual conference explores techniques, algorithms, architectures,
protocols, and user aspects underlying context-aware smart surroundings,
and cooperating intelligent objects, and their applications.
Topics discussed include smart sensing, context recognition, and context
processing. Of growing interest are methods and principles for context
abstraction and processing given a Quality of Context that reflects
context uncertainty and accuracy of smart sensors. Principles and
methods for context-aware feedback through actuator networks and
their applications are discussed.

EuroSSC 2008 aims to bring together academic researchers and industry
experts with a variety of backgrounds to explore technology, human,
and user aspects:

     * **Technology and system aspects**: concerning intelligent sensors,
       sensor and actuator networks and information processing for a new
       generation of networked devices and intelligent environments.
     * **Human and user aspects**: exploring scenarios, applications and
       interaction methods for context-aware and pro-active applications
       made possible by the diffusion of ambient communication, cooperating
       objects, and interaction technologies.

We welcome submission of original and unpublished **technical papers**,
**posters**, and **demonstration papers** covering all areas related to
smart surroundings, context-awareness and networked embedded sensor and
actuator systems.

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

     * Distributed smart sensing and context recognition
       o Smart sensing: sensors inferring context and context-aware sensing
       o Context-aware surroundings and infrastructures
       o Distributed objects and wearables inferring context
       o Algorithms and architectures for scalable context recognition
       o Quality of Context (context uncertainty, unreliable sensing)
     * Context processing
       o Context reasoning, fusion, transformation, inference
       o Context processing given Quality of Context
       o Scalable context management and processing architectures
       o Information aspects of context-aware sensor&actuator systems
     * Context-aware actuators, interaction methods, and human aspects
       o Principles and methods for context-aware actuation and feedback
       o Distributed context-aware actuators
       o Interaction with context-aware objects, wearables and proactive 
       o Quality of Actuation
       o Symbiosis between autonomic context-aware sensor&actuator systems 
and users
       o Social implications, user-controlled privacy, securing context
     * Applications, deployment, test beds and case studies
       o Wearable computing and pervasive computing applications
       o Real-world experiences with deployed systems
       o Applications and case studies related to smart surroundings & 
intelligent objects
       o Integration with the Internet of the Future
       o Development tools, deployment principles, and life-cycle support


All submitted papers will be judged based on their novelty, clarity,
and relevance through blind reviewing, where the identities of the
authors are withheld from the reviewers. Authors of accepted submissions
will have the opportunity to update their submissions based on the
reviews before the final electronic copy is due.
EuroSSC 2008 requires electronic submission. Information on the submission
process will be provided on the conference website. Reviewers will be
instructed to maintain the confidentiality of all materials for submitted
papers throughout the entire reviewing process. Submissions should contain
no information that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of

Accepted technical papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings
published by Springer-Verlag in the series Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS).


Full paper submission:         June 6, 2008
Notification of acceptance:    July 28, 2008
Camera-ready copy due:         August 8, 2008
Posters and demo submission:   September 1, 2008
Notification posters & demos:  September 15, 2008

Organization Committee:

General Chair:
Daniel Roggen      ETH Zurich, CH

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Paul Havinga       University of Twente, NL
Gerd Kortuem       Lancaster University, UK
Clemens Lombriser  ETH Zurich, CH
Daniel Roggen      ETH Zurich, CH
Gerhard Tröster    ETH Zurich, CH

Poster & Demo Chair:
Andreas Bulling    ETH Zurich, CH

Local Co-Chairs:
Clemens Lombriser  ETH Zurich, CH
Ruth Zähringer     ETH Zurich, CH

Technical Program Committee:
Martin Bauer           NEC, D
Simon Dobson           University College Dublin, IE
Jessie Dedecker        Vrije Universiteit Brussels, B
Falko Dressler         University of Erlangen, D
Martin Elixmann        Philips Research, D
Elisabetta Farella     Università di Bologna, IT
Alois Ferscha          Johannes Kepler University, A
Elgar Fleisch          ETH Zurich, CH
Kaori Fujinami         Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, JP
Sandeep Gupta          Arizona State University, USA
Manfred Hauswirth      National University, IE
Julia Kantorovitch     VTT, FI
Marc Langheinrich      ETH Zurich, CH
Maria Lijding          University of Twente, NL
Feng Ling              Tsinghua University, CN
Kristof van Laerhoven  Darmstadt University, D
Rodger Lea             University of British Columbia, USA
Peter Leijdekkers      University Of Technology Sydney, AU
Paul Lukowicz          University of Passau, D
Oscar Mayora           Create-Net International Research Center, IT
Stafan Meissner        University of Surrey, UK
Nirvana Meratnia       University of Twente, NL
Tatsuo Nakajima        Waseda University, JP
Christian Prehofer     Nokia Research Center, FI
Kay Römer              ETH Zurich, CH
Kamran Sayrafian       NIST, USA
James Scott            Microsoft Research, UK
Frank Siegemund        Microsoft Innovation Center, D
Hong-Linh Truong       Vienna University of Technology, A
Roberto Verdone        University of Bologna, IT
Jamie Ward             Lancaster University, UK
Chen Xiang             A*STAR, SGP

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