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Call for Papers
The International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2010).

IMPORTANT DATES
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Full Paper Submission: January 10, 2010

Acceptance Notification: March 15, 2010

Camera-Ready Submission: May 01, 2010

Conference Days: July 26-28, 2010

The International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2010) is a leading international conference which provides an international forum for researchers, developers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to address research challenges and to present and discuss research ideas, developments and experiences related to the ambient systems infrastructure, models, and technologies. The general aim of ambient systems is to provide an environment wherein computing devices exist anywhere and everywhere. In such systems mobile and embedded computing devices form ad hoc collaboration using different communication networks (e.g., wireless networks, RFID, etc) in order to share and exchange information and provide services. Ambient systems pose new research challenges due to the open and unreliable nature of the environment and the complexity and heterogeneity of the computing devices and the underlying communication networks. These characteristics challenge traditional techniques and demand new ways of approaching the problems related to the ambient systems.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers to the following research tracks. Details on topics of each track are available at the conference website.

- Ambient-oriented Autonomic Networks and Communications
- Ambient Systems Software Engineering
- Ambient Systems Security and Privacy
- Distributed Ambient Artificial Intelligence
- Emerging Ambient Networking, Tracking and Sensing Technologies
- Multimodal Interfaces for Ambient Systems
- Service Oriented Computing for Ambient Systems & Applications
- Smart Environments and Applications in Ambient Systems

PUBLICATION
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Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the proceedings of Communications in Computer and Information Science series, Springer. Selected papers will be invited for publication, in the special issues of: 

(1) Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing

http://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/12652

(2) Journal of Service Oriented Computing and Applications

http://www.springer.com/computer/communications/journal/11761

(3) Journal of Multiagent and Grid Systems

http://www.iospress.nl/loadtop/load.php?isbn=15741702

(4) Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

http://www.springer.com/computer/user+interfaces/journal/779

PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINE
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Submitted technical papers must be no longer than 10 pages for full papers and 6 pages for short papers including all figures and references, and must be formatted according to Springer guidelines.

http://www.springer.com/series/7899

COMMITTEES
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General Chairs
Nick Cercone, York University, Canada
Makoto Takizawa, Seikei University, Japan

Program Chairs
Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada
David Taniar, Monash University, Australia

Advisory Committee
Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia
Ali Ghorbani, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College, UK
Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Ralf Steinmetz, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
Sajal K. Das, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Vincenzo Loia, University of Salerno, Italy

Program vice Chairs
Agustinus Waluyo, Institute for Infocom Research, Singapore
Arantza Aldea, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Jamal Bentahar, Concordia University, Canada
Jiang Li, Howard University, USA
Kevin Curran, University of Ulster, Ireland
Khaled Ali, Ottawa University, Canada
Markus Aleksy, ABB Corporate Research Center, Germany
Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, The Open University, UK
Soumaya Cherkaoui, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Takahiro HARA, Osaka University, Japan
Tarek Sheltami, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia
Tom Lunney, University of Ulster, Ireland
Tomoya Enokido, Risho University, Japan
Wenny Rahayu, La Trobe University, Australia
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE

Local Arrangement Committee
Daniel Silver, Acadia University, Canada
Darcy Benoit, Acadia University, Canada
Darrell Crooks, Acadia University, Canada
Duane Currie, Acadia University, Canada
Elaine Schofield, Acadia University, Canada
Karen Wilder, Acadia University, Canada
Richard Cunningham, Acadia University, Canada
Steering Committee
Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada
Ismail Khalil, Johannes Kepler University Linz Austria

Awards Chairs
Mieso Denko, Guelph University, Canada
Rachid Anane, Coventry University, UK
Publicity Chairs
Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Australia
Jason Gu, Dalhousie University, Canada

Contacts
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Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK
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Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada
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David Taniar, Monash University, Australia
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Location:
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date:
26-28 July, 2010
Website:
http://www.acadiau.ca/ant10/home.php