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[dbjapan] CFP: Cybernetics and Systems Special Issue on Social Awareness in Smart Spaces


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                   Cybernetics and Systems
            (Taylor & Francis, indexed by SCI-E)
     
                      Call for Papers
     Special Issue on "Social Awareness in Smart Spaces"
 
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Smart spaces are not only surrounded by networked computers,
mobile devices and ubiquitous sensors, they also encapsulate a large
amount of social and communication information. Humans, the center of
pervasive computing, are social beings. Smart spaces should not only
serve them with seamless, context-aware access to information,
but support them in their social activities and capabilities, by,
for example, increasing their social awareness (that is,
providing them with information about their own social behaviour
and the social behaviour of others), or by acting in order to actively
promote change and social well-being. Smart spaces, devices and sensors
can be used to extract raw data that is then assembled by the system to
understand individual and group social context, providing the knowledge
that the system can then use to act on groups and individuals in order to
foster social well-being. With social augmentation, smart spaces have increased
potential in supporting spontaneous social interactions and serendipity,
such as making new friends, discovering shared interests,
constructing instant communities, as well as interaction in structured groups
(e.g., working teams). The potential impact of these technologies is very high
as are the scientific and technical challenges. For these reasons,
socially aware computing has been a hot topic of investigation in fields
such as pervasive and ubiquitous computing, multimodal interactions,
to name but a few.
 
This special issue will involve both the science and technology aspects
of social awareness (or socially aware computing) in smart spaces.
It will accept theoretical papers that address social computing models,
social network analysis, reasoning, behavior modeling and recognition.
It will also accept papers that report upon the latest technical results
in this area, i.e., applying social and behavioral science to the design
of intelligent systems that enable efficient collaboration and support
social interaction in applied settings. The papers will be peer reviewed
and will be selected on the basis of their quality and relevance to
the theme of this special issue.
 

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 Topics
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Topics of interests include, but are not limited to,
 
- Social computing models
- Social network analysis
- Social context modeling and reasoning
- Socially aware interfaces
- Group interaction and collaboration
- Conflict resolution
- Human behavior modeling and recognition
- Wearable community
- Affective computing
- Trust and privacy
- System and service interoperability
- Supporting social interaction with RFID, smart phones, and public displays
- Architectures and platforms for socially aware systems
- Applications such as smart homes, healthcare provision, and meeting space
- Evaluation of socially aware systems
 
 
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 Important Dates
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Full manuscript due:                                Mar. 31, 2009
Notification of the first review process:    Jun. 15, 2009
Final acceptance notification:                  Aug. 20, 2009
Final manuscript due:                             Aug. 31, 2009
Publication date:                                    Nov. or Dec. 2009 (Tentative)
              
 
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 Paper Submission
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Submissions should be prepared according to the Instructions for Authors
available at the journal homepage, http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/tf/01969722.html.
Manuscripts must be submitted in the form of PDF file to the corresponding
editor Zhiwen Yu (zhiweny [at] gmail.com). Information about the manuscript (title,
full list of authors, corresponding author's contact, abstract, and keywords)
must be included in the body of the submission email message.
 

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 Guest Editors
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Zhiwen Yu
Kyoto University, Japan
E-mail: yu [at] ccm.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Website: http://www.ccm.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~yu/
 
Chris Nugent
University of Ulster, United Kingdom
E-mail: cd.nugent [at] ulster.ac.uk
Website: http://www2.ulster.ac.uk/staff/cd.nugent.html
 
Sajid Hussain
Acadia University, Canada
E-mail: Sajid.Hussain [at] acadiau.ca
Website: http://cs.acadiau.ca/~shussain/
 
Jianhua Ma
Hosei University, Japan
E-mail: jianhua [at] hosei.ac.jp
Website: http://cis.k.hosei.ac.jp/~jianhua/
 
Fabio Pianesi
FBK-irst, Italy
E-mail: pianesi [at] fbk.eu
Website: http://tcc.itc.it/people/pianesi.html
 
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