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The 3rd European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context (EuroSSC) will be held on October 29-31, 2008 in Zurich, Switzerland.

EuroSSC was held before in Enschede (NL) and Kendal (UK). Building on the success of the last years, EuroSSC 2008 will include
a highly selective single-track program for technical papers, accompanied by posters, demonstrations, invited speakers, and an
industrial panel.

The vision of ubiquitous computing is that of pervasive but transparent
technology. Smart, **context-aware (wireless) sensor and actuator networks (WS&AN)** bring the vision of ubiquitous computing closer to reality. Emerging smart surroundings, objects and clothing contain networked sensing and feedback elements to infer user's needs and provide targeted context aware assistance. Networked smart sensors recognize context from raw data and/or capitalize on context to optimize sensing. Higher-level context is inferred online or within the network, by combining and abstracting information from smart sensors. Together with networked actuators, context-aware sensing and feedback becomes possible.

This annual conference explores techniques, algorithms, architectures, protocols, and user aspects underlying context-aware smart surroundings, and cooperating intelligent objects, and their applications. Topics discussed include smart sensing, context recognition, and context processing. Of growing interest are methods and principles for context abstraction and processing given a Quality of Context that reflects context uncertainty and accuracy of smart sensors. Principles and methods for context-aware feedback through actuator networks and their applications are discussed.

EuroSSC 2008 aims to bring together academic researchers and industry experts with a variety of backgrounds to explore technology, human, and user aspects:

* Technology and system aspects: concerning intelligent sensors,
sensor and actuator networks and information processing for a new
generation of networked devices and intelligent environments.
* Human and user aspects: exploring scenarios, applications and
interaction methods for context-aware and pro-active applications
made possible by the diffusion of ambient communication, cooperating objects, and interaction technologies.

We welcome submission of original and unpublished technical papers, posters, and demonstration papers covering all areas related to smart surroundings, context-awareness and networked embedded sensor and actuator systems.

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Distributed smart sensing and context recognition
o Smart sensing: sensors inferring context and context-aware sensing
o Context-aware surroundings and infrastructures
o Distributed objects and wearables inferring context
o Algorithms and architectures for scalable context recognition
o Quality of Context (context uncertainty, unreliable sensing)
* Context processing
o Context reasoning, fusion, transformation, inference
o Context processing given Quality of Context
o Scalable context management and processing architectures
o Information aspects of context-aware sensor&actuator systems
* Context-aware actuators, interaction methods, and human aspects
o Principles and methods for context-aware actuation and feedback
o Distributed context-aware actuators
o Interaction with context-aware objects, wearables and proactive interfaces
o Quality of Actuation
o Symbiosis between autonomic context-aware sensor&actuator systems and users
o Social implications, user-controlled privacy, securing context
* Applications, deployment, test beds and case studies
o Wearable computing and pervasive computing applications
o Real-world experiences with deployed systems
o Applications and case studies related to smart surroundings & intelligent objects
o Integration with the Internet of the Future
o Development tools, deployment principles, and life-cycle support


All submitted papers will be judged based on their novelty, clarity,
and relevance through blind reviewing, where the identities of the
authors are withheld from the reviewers. Authors of accepted submissions will have the opportunity to update their submissions based on the reviews before the final electronic copy is due.
EuroSSC 2008 requires electronic submission. Information on the submission process will be provided on the conference website. Reviewers will be instructed to maintain the confidentiality of all materials for submitted papers throughout the entire reviewing process. Submissions should contain no information that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication.

Accepted technical papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings published by Springer-Verlag in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Full paper submission: June 6, 2008
Notification of acceptance: July 28, 2008
Camera-ready copy due: August 8, 2008
Posters and demo submission: September 1, 2008
Notification posters & demos: September 15, 2008

Official Website: http://www.eurossc.org

Added by CleLom on March 7, 2008

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