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Please consider the following Call for Special Sessions Proposals and to 
submit a paper to the conference.

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CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS PROPOSALS
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2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for 
Social Good
Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2016 | VENICE, ITALY

http://goodtechs.eu/2016

In GOODTECHS we are interested in experiences with the design, 
implementation, deployment, operation and evaluation of smart objects 
and technologies for social good. Clearly, we are not considering only 
the so called first world as the scenario for this evolution; we also 
refer to those areas where ICT is currently less widespread, hoping that 
it may represent a societal development opportunity rather than a source 
for further divide.

The GOODTEHCS 2016 technical program will include Special Sessions. 
Their papers will be included in the proceedings as regular papers and 
will could be selected to be published (an extended version) in the 
Special Issues of Journals associated to the conference (Springer 
Mobile, Networks and Application; EAI Transactions on Ambient Systems, 
etc.) Their objective is to complement the regular program with new or 
emerging topics that are of particular interest to the community.
Proposals on emerging or disruptive topics guaranteed to generate 
significant interest in the community will be selected.

A Special Session proposal should be no more than 2 pages and should 
include:
* Motivation and rationale for the Special Session.
* Names, affiliations and emails of main organizers and tentative 
composition of the committees.
* Planned advertisement
* Expected number of submissions and participants.
* A draft call for papers (as complete as possible).

Possible examples of Special Session proposals related to GOODTECHS 
(please feel free to propose any topic of interest):
* eLearning
* Serious Games
* Social Networks
* AI for social good
* Digital cultural heritage
* Digital divide
* Inclusive technology
* Smart cities
* Smart transportation
* Technology for the environment
* Assistive Technologies
* ...

Email proposals in PDF (or txt) must be sent [log in to unmask] 
by May 16 (but the sooner the better), including "GOODTECHS 2016 Special 
Session" in the subject line.

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