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Smart Object Systems Journal
Fahim Kawsar, Michael Beigl and Jin Nakazawa are co-editing a special issue of the International Journal of Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering on Smart Object Systems.
Here are the Call for Papers and Flyer.
Important dates are as follows:
- Submission Deadline: Jan 10, 2009
- Acceptance Notification: Mar 10, 2009
- Final Version: Apr 10, 2009
- Publication Due: 3rd or 4th Quarter, 2009
Tagging everyday objects with sensors, actuators and building an instrumented environment are recent practices in industry and academia. In fact, the smart object domain has matured over the years. The combination of Internet and technologies like near field communications, real time localization, sensor networking etc. are bringing smart objects into commercial use. Several successful prototypes and applications have already demonstrated and deployed. However, the lack of commonality among the design principles and the underlying infrastructures of these projects is hindering the exciting future of smart object systems. We believe the primary reason behind this phenomenon is one missing rationale for the design and integration of smart objects. Now it is the time to focus on current practices and align on some key issues to continue the rapid progress of smart objects. DIPSO 2008 seeks to follow the earlier DIPSO 2007 workshop, co-located with Ubicomp 2007 and will look at the existing smart object systems to extract and extrapolate the best practices to rationalize the design and integration principles for smart objects.
Goals and Scope
The intention of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines with the goal to discuss, identify, share experiences and formalize key issues surrounding the challenge of building scalable, interoperable smart object systems. Rather than producing new ideas, we are more interested in extracting the best practices from the existing systems and extrapolating them with collaborative discussions. The immediate goal will be to investigate key issues from a variety of angles influenced by experience and background of the participants. The ultimate goal will be to formalize the design and integration rationale of smart objects and to define agendas to stimulate further research.The workshop will be highly interactive, to maximize information exchange and foster collaborations. The major workshop activity will contain lively discussion phases structured around some concrete agendas.
We solicit technical papers describing original, novel and previously unpublished research results. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Design, Development and Representation of Smart Objects
- Integration and Co-operation Model of Smart Objects
- Interaction Paradigm for Smart Object Systems
- Application Scenarios with Smart Objects
- User Studies on Smart Object Systems
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