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The 7th IEEE IEEE International Symposium on UbiSafe Computing
held in conjunction with IEEE TrustCom-15

August 20-22, 2015, Helsinki, Finland

Computers are now available anytime, anywhere, by different means, and distributed unobtrusively throughout everyday environments in which physical objects/artifacts embedded with invisible computers are sensible and networked locally and globally. Such "any" computers open tremendous opportunities to provide numerous novel services/applications in both real world and cyber spaces, and exist ubiquitously in our daily life, working, learning, traveling, entertainment, medicine, etc. Although it is yet unclear what exactly the real-cyber integrated worlds would be, there is no doubt that they must be safe.

The 7th IEEE International Symposium on Ubisafe Computing (UbiSafe 2015) will be held in conjunction with "The 14th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-15)". It follows the success of UbiSafe 2014 in Beijing, China. It aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners in the world working on theories and technologies for ubiquitous artifacts to function safely for different purposes; for ubiquitous systems to work safely in various situations; and for ubiquitous environments to behave safely with all people.

Scope and Interests
UbiSafe 2015 is an international symposium for presenting and discussing emerging ideas and trends in aspects of UbiSafe computing, but are not limited to:

  • Fundamentals
    UbiSafe concepts, definitions, basic elements, models, frameworks and methodologies, human-centric paradigms, multi-disciplinary/ inter-disciplinary/ trans-disciplinary approaches, semantics, ontologies, UbiSafe requirements and formal specifications and validations, information assurance, etc.
  • Technologies
    Security and privacy protection, reliability and fault tolerance, risk analysis, uncertainty and exception handling, socially intelligent agents, intuitive/natural user interface, interaction design, context-awareness, intelligent computing, service-oriented computing, hardware, software, middleware, etc.
  • Systems
    Embedded systems, wearable systems, augmented systems, context-based systems, communication systems, safety-critical systems, survivable systems, persistent systems, autonomous/autonomic systems, proactive systems, network infrastructure, sensor networks, etc.
  • Applications
    Smart objects, smart environments, information appliance and artifacts, everyday gadgets, robots, safety care, healthcare, medical care and services, working, learning, traveling, entertainment, case studies, etc.
  • Measures and Assessments
    UbiSafe attributes and measures for safety, trust, faith, amenity, easiness, comfort, satisfaction and worry, UbiSafe levels and relations, UbiSafe quality, assessment criteria and authority, subjective and objective assessment standards, evaluation methodologies, testing, measuring and monitoring tools, etc.
  • Human Factors and Social Issues
    Human and social aspects of UbiSafe, UbiSafe sources and factors, social rules, regulations and laws, human factors, human behavior analysis, modeling of human feelings, traditional and cultural issues, ethical issues, etc.

Submission and Publication Instructions

Papers submitted to the symposium should be written in English conforming to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column). The paper should be submitted through the symposium submission system at the symposium website. The length of the papers should not exceed 6 pages + 2 pages for over length charges.

Accepted and presented papers will be included into the IEEE Conference Proceedings published by IEEE CS CPS and submitted to IEEE Xplore and CSDL. Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them, are requested to register and present their work at the conference, otherwise their papers will be removed from the digital libraries of IEEE CS after the conference. Distinguished papers presented at the conference, after further revision, will be recommended to special issues of reputable SCI/EI-indexed journals.

Submitting a paper to the symposium means that, if the paper is accepted, at least one author should attend the symposium and present the paper.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: March 31st May 1st, 2015
Authors notification: May 31st, 2015
Camera-ready due: July 1st, 2015
Registration: July 1st, 2015

General Co-Chairs

Guojun Wang, Central South University, China
Athanasios V. Vasilakos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Program Co-Chairs

Gregorio Martinez, University of Murcia, Spain
Yang Xiang, Deakin University, Australia

Publicity Co-Chairs

Md. Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Central South University, China
Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, International Islamic University Malaysia IIUM), Malaysia

Steering Committee

Vipin Chaudhary, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA
Jingde Cheng, Saitama University, Japan
Yuanshun Dai, University of Tennessee, USA
Thomas Grill, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz, Austria
Runhe Huang, Hosei University, Japan
Qun Jin, Waseda University, Japan
Ismail Khalil, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz, Austria
Xiaolin (Andy) Li, University of Florida, USA
Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan
Guojun Wang, Central South University, China
Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Qiangfu Zhao, The University of Aizu, Japan

Program Committee Members

Li Bai, Temple University, USA
Antonio Mana Gomez, University of Malaga, Spain
Atsuo Hazeyama, Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan
Michel Hurfin, Irisa, INRIA, France
Qasim Raza Iqbal, Jaguar Land Rover Cars Ltd, UK
Xin Jin, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Satoshi Kurihara, Osaka University, Japan
Jiang (Leo) Li, Howard University, USA
Jorge Martinez-Bauset, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Homayoun Nikookar, Delft University of Technology, Holland
Thomas Noel, University of Strasbourg, France
Masayuki Okamoto, TOSHIBA Corporation, Japan
Wenjiang Pei, Southeast University, China
Rubem Pereira, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Ali Shahrabi, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Kuei-Ping Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Evi Syukur, Monash University, Australia
Johnson Thomas, Oklahoma State University, USA
Eric Totel, CentraleSupelec / IRISA / INRIA, France
Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
Yufeng Wang, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Yu Wu, Arizona State Unviersity, USA
Liudong Xing, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
Zhiyong Xu, Suffolk University, USA
Jon (Jong-Hoon) Youn, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Sijing Zhang, University of Bedfordshire, UK


Please email inquiries concerning the symposium to Prof. Guojun Wang and the symposium organizer.

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