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The 5th International Workshop on
Ubiquitous Computing (IWUC 2008)
with Focus on Adaptivness
12-13 June, 2008 - Barcelona - Spain
In conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2008)

Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui (primary contact)
ICT Department
The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Walton Hall. MK6 7AA
Phone: (44) 19086 59337
Fax: (44) 19086 53658

Zakaria Maamar
College of ISs
Zayed University
P.O. Box 19282, Dubai U.A.E
Phone: (971) 4 2082 461
Fax: (971) 4 2640 854

Background and Goals
The development and availability of new computing and communication devices, and the increased connectivity between these devices, thanks to wired and wireless networks, are enabling new opportunities for people to perform their operations anywhere and anytime. Furthermore, due to the high acceptance rate of such devices by the user community, it is expected that these devices will become so pervasive that most users will take them for granted. Generally known as Ubiquitous Computing (UC), the vision of UC is to push computational services out of conventional desktop interfaces into environments characterized by transparent forms of interactivity.

Ubiquitous computing environments therefore must respond dynamically to a combination of user needs, the policies of resource owners and service providers, the current usage context and the capabilities of available services and resources. This will require a high level of adaptivity in the collective behaviour exhibited by ubiquitous computing systems and the networks that connect them.

Adaptive computing focuses on the methodology and implementation of systems that adjust to different situations. An adaptive system may change its own behaviour to the goals, tasks, interests, and other features of individual users and the environment. Adaptivity is important for ubiquitous and pervasive computing. In this workshop we aim to bring together researchers into a range of issues related to providing such adaptivity for ubiquitous computing environments.

Topics of interest
In this workshop, we aim to identify recent and significant developments in the general area of ubiquitous computing with a particular focus on adaptivity.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Mobile computing vs. Pervasive computing vs. Ubiquitous computing.
• Design methodologies and evaluation techniques
• New interfaces and modes of interactions between people and ubiquitous computing devices, applications or environments.
• Grid Computing technologies for Wireless networks
• Agent-based ubiquitous applications
• Services for ubiquitous applications
• Middleware for service discovery
• Integration of wired and wireless networks
• Context-aware systems
• Context models for ubiquitous environments
• Context management techniques
• Context reasoning
• Application of Artificial intelligence techniques to provide adaptivity
• Adaptive architectures
• Personalization
• Self configuration environments
• Agent-based systems for ubiquitous environments
• Autonomic systems
• Adaptive service provisioning
• Knowledge management
• Security in ubiquitous environments
• Adaptive security
• Case studies and experiences on adaptive ubiquitous systems

Format of the Workshop
The workshop will comprise of oral presentations. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the form of a book by INSTICC.

Submission of Papers
There will be two types of papers: long (approx. 5000 words) and short (approx. 2000 words). Furthermore, a keynote speaker and a discussion panel are planned. Postscript/RTF versions of the manuscript should be submitted thru ICEIS web-based paper submission procedure.

Workshop Proceedings
All accepted papers will be published in a workshop proceedings book with an ISBN#, which will be issued by INSTICC Press. The proceedings will be available at the time of the workshop.

Important Dates
Paper Submission: Deadline Expired
Author Notification: Deadline Expired
Final Camera-Ready and Registration: Deadline Expired

Workshop Program Committee
Rachid Benlamri, Lakehead University, Canada
Jamal Bentahar, Concordia University, Canada
Michael Berger, Siemens AG, Germany
Said Elnaffar, United Arab Emirates University , UAE
Salim Ferraz, Alcatel, France
Ashraf Khalil, Abu Dhabi University, UAE
Birgitta König-Ries, University of Jena, Germany
Ghita Kouadri Mosetafoui, University of Oxford
Michael Mrissa, University of Namur, Belgium
Nanjangud C Narendra, IBM, India
Vincenzo Pallotta, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Abdelhak-Djamel Seriai, l'Ecole des Mines de Douai, France
Sattanathan Subramanian, university of Namur, Belgium
Philippe Thiran, University of Namur, Belgium
Alessio Vecchio, University of Pisa, Italy
Hamdi Yahyaoui, University of Sharjah, UAE

Workshop Location
The workshop will take place in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2008) in Barcelona - Spain.

Registration Information
At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop. If the registration fees are not received by April 14, 2008, the paper will not be published in the proceedings. For registering go to http://www.iceis.org

ICEIS 2008 Secretariat - The Fifth International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing (IWUC-2008)
E-mail: workshops@iceis.org
Web site: http://www.iceis.org 

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