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IEEE SMC12 Special Session on Ubiquitous and Collaborative Computing

Seoul Korea, Oct 10-17, 2012

Paper submission due: April 15, 2012 (IEEEXplore publication)


1. Introduction / Call for Papers 

Ubiquitous and collaborative computing has become a fast growing filed and yet a number of research questions and technical challenges remain unexplored. Particularly, ubiquitous and collaborative computing poses unique challenges in relation to design, evaluation and application of such systems and associated technologies. This session aims to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to present the state of the art research, discuss latest developments and envision future directions. 

2. Indicative Topics / Areas 

Submissions concerning any aspect of ubiquitous and/or collaborative computing are welcome. 

User-centred design methods and practices
Principles, models and frameworks
Field trials, user experiences and case studies
New devices, techniques and technologies such as mobile devices and augmented reality
New interfaces and interaction methods
Social, cultural, privacy and human factors aspects
Prototypes, systems and applications in various domains such as health, smart homes, etc.
Tools, algorithms, development systems and supporting environments 

3. Important Dates 

April 15, 2012 Deadline for submission of full-length papers 
June 15, 2012 Acceptance/Rejection notification 
July 31, 2012 Deadline for final camera-ready papers submission 
July 31, 2012 Early paper registration deadline 

4. Submission 

Manuscripts for a Special Session should NOT be submitted in duplication to any other regular or special sessions and should be submitted to SMC 2012 main conference online submission system on SMC 2012 conference website. 

All submitted papers of Special Sessions have to undergo the same review process (three completed reviews per paper). The technical reviewers for each Special Session paper will be members of the SMC 2012 Program Committee and qualified peer-reviewers to be nominated by the Special Session organizers 

For more information about format and how to submit, please go to:

To submit, please go to: , and click SMC 2012 Special Sessions and then Special Session on Ubiquitous and Collaborative Computing (the link will be active soon) 

5. Special Session Organizers 

Robert Biuk-Aghai 
University of Macau 
Macau, China 

Weidong (Tony) Huang 

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