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SPECIAL SESSION:   Roadmapping the future of smart sensing and context
 The EU sensor/context communities meet to answer the next FP7 calls

                            CALL FOR PAPERS

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

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

                           October 29-31, 2008
                           Zürich, Switzerland



The 3rd IEEE 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.

A special session will enable the sensor and context communities to
define the future smart sensing and context. It will serve to prepare
answering the next EU FP7 calls and to foster new research projects.

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 treated.

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 *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

Organization Committee:

General Chair:
Daniel Roggen      ETH Zurich, CH

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Paul Havinga       University of Twente, NL
Gerd Kortuem       Lancaster University, GB
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
Bernd Tessendorf   ETH Zurich, CH
Ruth Zähringer     ETH Zurich, CH

Technical Program Committee:
Martin Bauer           NEC, DE
Simon Dobson           University College Dublin, IE
Jessie Dedecker        Vrije Universiteit Brussels, BE
Falko Dressler         University of Erlangen, DE
Martin Elixmann        Philips Research, DE
Elisabetta Farella     University of Bologna, IT
Alois Ferscha          Johannes Kepler University, AT
Elgar Fleisch          ETH Zurich, CH
Kaori Fujinami         Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, JP
Sandeep Gupta          Arizona State University, US
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, DE
Rodger Lea             University of British Columbia, US
Peter Leijdekkers      University Of Technology Sydney, AU
Paul Lukowicz          University of Passau, DE
Oscar Mayora           Create-Net, IT
Stafan Meissner        University of Surrey, GB
Nirvana Meratnia       University of Twente, NL
Tatsuo Nakajima        Waseda University, JP
Santosh Pandey         CISCO Systems,US
Christian Prehofer     Nokia Research Center, FI
Kay Römer              ETH Zurich, CH
Kamran Sayrafian       NIST, US
James Scott            Microsoft Research, GB
Frank Siegemund        Microsoft Innovation Center, DE
Hong-Linh Truong       Vienna University of Technology, AT
Roberto Verdone        University of Bologna, IT
Jamie Ward             Lancaster University, GB
Chen Xiang             A*STAR, SG

EU FP7 Research Project SENSEI (
Sensinode (
u-blox (

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