CENTRIC 2015: user centric technologies and services

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iariaThe evolution of services and the diversity of the user profiles, composed with various contents and context-based access, led to the development of specific mechanisms, services and applications with a definitive, personalised and user-centric flavour. Mechanisms are in place for service discovery using user profiles, for adapting the traffic following the quality of experience or allowing personalised navigation and visualisation.

More is needed for network control and feedback consideration as well as for personalised storage and information retrieval within a given context.

There is a cohort of technologies that favoured the so called “user-centric” services and applications. While some of them reached some maturity, others are to prove their economics (WiMax, IPTV, RFID, etc).

The human-oriented and personalised technologies and services rely on a key set of features, some to be deployed, others getting more mature (personal profiles, preferences, identity, proximity, personal devices etc.). Following, advanced applications covering human related activities benefit from personalised and human-oriented networks and services, especially preventive and personalised medicine, body networks and devices or anticipative systems.

CENTRIC 2015 continues the series of events focusing on human-oriented and personalised mechanisms, technologies and services, commonly known as I-centric. The conference will provide a forum where researchers shall be able to present recent research results and new research problems and directions related to them. The conference seeks contributions presenting novel result and future research in all aspects of user-centric mechanisms, technologies and services.

CENTRIC 2015 solicit both academic, research and industrial contributions. It welcomes technical papers presenting research and practical results; position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia; survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics; short papers on work in progress and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. Short and long presentations that express industrial position and status are expected.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

 

TOPIC AREAS

Building user-centric systems 

  • User-centred research methods
  • User-centred methods for development and maintenance
  • Risks of user-centred design
  • Innovation and user-centred design
  • User-centred design in smart environments
  • Research on user competencies and requirements
  • Innovative user Interfaces (e.g. brain-computer interfaces)
  • New types of human-computer-interactions (e.g. gestures)

 

Centric views 

  • User centricity: I-centric versus We-centric
  • User-centric in service-centric systems
  • User-centric business models
  • User-centric requirements in network-centric approaches
  • User-centric and critical time-centric applications and services
  • User information access behaviour
  • User-centric professional attackers
  • User-centric data mining
  • User-centric data aggregation
  • Personalised seeking and personalised sharing
  • Contextual user information facets
  • User-oriented ontology
  • User empowerment: awareness and control
  • User-centric trust models

 

Privacy and anonymity 

  • Anonymity and pseudonymity
  • Attacks against de-identified data
  • Data anonymity
  • Consent-based privacy disclosure
  • Private digital assets
  • Disclosure control techniques
  • Information loss assessment
  • Risk assessment for shared information
  • Privacy and anonymity ontology
  • Privacy technologies
  • User location anonymity techniques
  • Privacy preserving data and text mining
  • Privacy and anonymity in specialised applications, healthcare databases, information retrieval, social networks etc.
  • Legal aspects in privacy and anonymity

 

User-centric supporting mechanisms 

  • Machine learning and artificial neural networks
  • Network control and feedback with man-in-the-loop
  • Multi-sensor user interfaces (e.g. tactile, haptic, olfactory)
  • Personalised storage and information retrieval with user-context
  • Service discovery using user profile
  • Personalised navigation and visualisation
  • Semantic web services
  • Advanced personalisation techniques for semantic wikis
  • Application of advanced reasoning maintenance
  • Reasoning on user modelling and personalisation
  • Information extraction and semantic web technologies with personalisation and user modelling
  • Quality of experience

Personalisation 

  • Personalisation of ICT services and devices
  • Personalisation of eHealth services
  • Personalisation related to ICT in cars
  • Adaptive personalisation
  • Supporting the user in initial set-up of user profiles
  • Personalisation and user profile management
  • Preferences for personalisation in manufacturers’ devices
  • Standardisation

 

User-centric networking and services 

  • Personal profiles, preferences
  • Identity, Reputation
  • User profiles
  • Proximity and context-aware services
  • Social communities
  • User adapted services
  • Trust, privacy, security
  • Community services
  • Location services
  • Web 2.0 and Web 3.0
  • Key exchange, certificate handling, smartcards
  • Personal devices
  • Managing identity and security-identity provider
  • Home content access and rights management

 

User-centric advanced applications 

  • Humanoids
  • Unmanned systems
  • On-body antennas
  • Body networks and devices
  • Preventive and personalised medicine
  • Anticipative systems for diagnosis and maintenance
  • Emergency and medical response systems
  • eHealth and telemedicine services
  • Personal entertainment

 

Technologies for personalised services 

  • Personnel tracking
  • Presence automatic control
  • Remote home security control
  • User-centric recommender services
  • Identity management
  • Contactless radio: RFID, NFC
  • Proximity radio: Bluetooth, WLAN
  • Broadband and wireless broadband distribution
  • Ambient wireless and broadband networks
  • Social engineering and social networks
  • IPTV and Quadruple Play

 

People-centric sensing 

  • People-centric sensing techniques, technologies and applications
  • Participatory sensing
  • Smart phone sensing
  • Urban sensing
  • Bio-medical sensing
  • Mixed sensor networks and people-centric sensing
  • SensorWeb
  • Mobility
  • Mobile social networks and sensing
  • Mobile healthcare and sensing
  • Platforms and architectures
  • Context awareness
  • Situation awareness and management

 

User experience and usability 

  • Attributes and measurement
  • Ergonomics/human factors
  • User-Cantered and contextual design
  • Design guidance/best practices
  • Usability heuristics, testing and evaluation
  • User feedback and response
  • Design tools and process
  • Prototyping technologies
  • Responsive design strategies
  • Innovative user interfaces

 

User research and usage behaviour 

  • Up-front user research
  • Use cases and case study research
  • Usage/user studies on new services
  • Adoption and diffusion research
  • Usage/demand forecasting and planning
  • Technology acceptance research
  • User behaviour and attitudes
  • Social and cultural influences

 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

 

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) July 12, 2015
Notification August 16, 2015
Registration September 4, 2015
Camera ready October 4, 2015

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

 

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

 

Proposals for:

 

FORMATS

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5″ x 11″, not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the hereLatex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

It is recommended that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

 

CONTRIBUTION TYPE

 

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the “Submit a Paper” button and selecting the appropriate contribution type. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

 

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Short papers (work in progress) (up to 4 pages long) (oral presentation)
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. These contributions represent partial achievements of longer-term projects. They could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the “Submit a Paper” button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

 

Ideas contributions (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
This category is dedicated to new ideas in their very early stage. Idea contributions are expression of yet to be developed approaches, with pros/cons, not yet consolidated. Ideas contributions are intended for a debate and audience feedback. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the “Submit a Paper” button and selecting the contribution type as Idea. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Ideas explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

 

Extended abstracts (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
Extended abstracts summarise a long potential publication with noticeable results. It is intended for sharing yet to be written, or further on intended for a journal publication. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the “Submit a Paper” button and selecting the contribution type as Extended abstract. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

 

Posters (paper-based, two pages long) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realisations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. A two-page paper summarizes a presentation intended to be a POSTER. This allows an author to summarize a series of results and expose them via a big number of figures, graphics and tables. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the “Submit a Paper” button and selecting the contribution type as Poster Two Pages. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, in addition to the oral presentation.

 

Posters (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realisations or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. This type of contribution only requires a 8-10 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the “Submit a Paper” button and selecting the contribution type as Poster (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, additionally to the oral presentation.

 

Presentations (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
These contributions represent technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations. This type of contribution only requires a 12-14 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the “Submit a Paper” button and selecting the contribution type as Presentation (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

 

Demos (two pages) [posted on www.iaria.org]
Demos represent special contributions where a tool, an implementation of an application, or a freshly implemented system is presented in its alfa/beta version. It might also be intended for thsoe new application to gather the attendee opinion. A two-page summary for a demo is intended to be. It would be scheduled in special time spots, to ensure a maximum attendance from the participants. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the “Submit a Paper” button and selecting the contribution type as Demos. The Demos paper will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.

 

Doctoral forum submissions (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost, oral presentation)
There contributions refer to PhD dissertations, new PhD approaches and PhD out-of-the-book thinking, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the “Submit a Paper” button and selecting the appropriate contribution type Doctoral forum. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

 

Tutorial proposals
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for 2-3 hour long. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials’ slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to steve@iaria.org

 

Panel proposals
The organisers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organise dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panellist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel’s slide deck will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to steve@iaria.org 

 

Workshop proposals
See http://www.iaria.org/workshop.html

 

Mini Symposium proposal
See http://www.iaria.org/symposium.html

 

 

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