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ICOST2006 - First Call for Participation and Conference Updates

4th International Conference On Smart homes and health Telematics 
ICOST2006, 26-28 June 2006, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
http://www.icost2006.ulster.ac.uk

Early Registration Deadline: 5 May 2006

Registration forms can be accessed online:  
www.icost2006.ulster.ac.uk/docs/ICOST2006RegistrationForm.pdf

Program is now online: www.icost2006.ulster.ac.uk/programme.htm

Dear Colleagues,

In addition to the information presented in the ICOST2006 Call for
papers, the organizing committee for ICOST2006 is pleased to announce
some interesting news about the conference, including keynote speakers,
a special user session, accommodation as well as entertainment
arrangements. If you want to learn more, please read on.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

The Goal:  Smart People, Not Smart Homes
By Dr Stephen S. Intille
Technology Director, House_n Consortium in the MIT Department of
Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02142
USA

A Smart House for Emergencies in the Elderly
By Prof. Toshiyo Tamura, 
Professor and Chair in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Chiba University, Japan

Sessions
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ICOST2006 is pleased to announce the inclusion of a special User Panel
Session on user-centered matters. This will enable open informal
discussion on user-centered matters between conference delegates and
invited participants

Themes
======

Major topics include the following:

-	Human-Computer Interaction
-	Smart Homes and Healthcare
-	Context Awareness and Activity Monitoring
-	Sensors, Wearable Systems, Smart Devices and Robotics
-	Communications, Middleware and Privacy

For a comprehensive list of topics covered by ICOST2006 visit:

www.icost2006.ulster.ac.uk/callforpapers.htm

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