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2nd Call for Papers
SPECIAL ISSUE OF PERVASIVE AND MOBILE COMPUTING
The Social Car: Socially-inspired Mechanisms for Future Mobility Services

Submissions due: July 31, 2013
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In the  long  tradition   of  driver-vehicle   interaction,   information
systems have been socially ignorant ? they  have  not  accounted  for the
fact that  drivers?  (humans?)  emote  all  the  time  and  decisions are
always  socially  inspired.  The  next-generation  automotive  interfaces
need  to  include  the  essence  of  social  intelligence  to become more
effective and safer. 
Researchers have  recently started to think about the topic  of  socially
inspired cars  and, in our comprehension,  a  broader  discussion  on the
benefits  and consequences of socializing cars is  very  likely  to start
in the near time. The  central  objective  of  this  special  issue is to
provoke an active debate  on the adequacy of the  concept  of socializing
cars and the  topic addressed by this  special  issue  raises  elementary
questions including who  can communicate what,  when,  how,  and  why? To
tackle these questions we  would like to invite researchers to  take part
in an in-depth discussion  of this timely, relevant, and  important field
of investigation.

Potential topics of interest for this SI include, but are not limited to:

* Modeling  techniques  for   handling   social   interaction   behavior,
  including traffic  superorganism,  pheromones,    stigmergic   behavior

* Implementation   of  agents/robots  for   improving   socially-inspired
  communication

* The  subject  of  social-inspired   vehicle-to-vehicle   communications

* Network issues and protocols for social cars

* Crowdsourcing  concepts to  improve  transport  (driving as a "collabo-
  ration" of different entities)

* Authentication, privacy, safety, or  security issues related  to social
  car services 
  
* Relevant parameters to describe social status or  behaviors of a driver
  or car and plausible types of information in in-vehicle social services

* Potentials of socially  inspired  car-car  communication   and  benefit
  assessment (why should cars or drivers disclose their social  status or
  social relationships?)

* Social norm in the automotive domain

* Cultural differences evident in-vehicle social services

* Polarization issues between supporters and opponents

* Novel applications and services enabled by social cars

* Case studies

* Visionary perspectives


Submission Guidelines
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All submissions have to be prepared  according to the "Guide for Authors"
as published  in the Journal website at http://www.ees.elsevier.com/pmc/.
- Submissions due: July 31, 2013
- Publication expected for 2014


Guest Editors of the Special Issue
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- Andreas  Riener,  Dept.  of Pervasive  Computing,  University  of Linz,
  Austria; Phone: +43 732 2468 ? 4473; Email: <[log in to unmask]>

- Myounghoon Jeon, Department  of Cognitive & Learning Sciences, Michigan
  Tech, USA; Email: <[log in to unmask]>
  
- Ignacio Alvarez,  IT  Manager  for Connected  Drive  & Innovations, BMW
  Group, Beijing, China; Email:  <[log in to unmask]>

- Franco  Zambonelli,  University  of  Modena  and Reggio  Emilia, Italy;
  Email: <[log in to unmask]>
  
For detailed information visit: http://www.pervasive.jku.at/PMCSocialCar/
or http://www.elsevier.com/locate/issn/15741192

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