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Workshop 22-LSAUC

The 2nd International Workshop on Location-based Services
 and Applications in Ubiquitous Computing

(LSAUC 2014)


CALL FOR PAPERS

As part of
The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2014)
http://hpcs2014.cisedu.info  or  http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs14

July 21 – July 25, 2014
The Savoia Hotel Regency
Bologna, Italy


Extended Submission Deadline: March 31, 2014

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES

The advances in Location-based Services and Applications in Ubiquitous Computing of mobile devices have enabled the realization of intelligent environments for people and machines to communicate with each other, interact with information processing devices, and receive a wide range of mobile wireless services through various types of networks and systems everywhere, anytime.  A key enabler of these ubiquitous connectivity environments is the advancement of location-aware technology in various communication sectors, ranging from communication middleware and operating systems to networking protocols and applications.  The International Workshop on Location-based Services and Applications in Ubiquitous Computing (LSAUC 2014) will provide a forum for practitioners and researchers from diverse backgrounds to interact and exchange experiences about the design and implementation of mobile and ubiquitous systems.


The LSAUC Workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Location Mechanisms and Services
  • Location and Discovery of Things on the Internet
  • Location-aware and Context-aware Networking and Computing
  • Location-based Services and Geographic Information Systems
  • Location-based Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Location-based Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks
  • Location-Aware Applications in Smartphones
  • Context-aware Computing for Location-based Applications
  • Communications Architectures and Protocols in Ubiquitous Computing
  • Positioning and Tracking Technologies for Ubiquitous Applications
  • Ubiquitous Computing for Location-Based Social Networks
  • Ubiquitous Social Wireless Networks
  • User Interfaces and Usability Issues for Ubiquitous Applications
  • Innovative Mobile Social Networking Applications
  • Social Location-based Context-aware Systems, Services, and Applications
  • Middleware platforms for location/context-dependent services

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS:
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to location-based services and applications in Ubiquitous Computing.  Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.  Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses.  Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words.  The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format.  Additional pages will be charged additional fee.  Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to http://hpcs2014.cisedu.info/home/posters  for the posters submission details) will also be accepted for submission.  In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author(s) is responsible for correspondence must be indicated.   Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. 

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the Workshop submission site at  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lsauc2014 .  Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. 

Only PDF files will be accepted.  Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions, technical clarity and presentation.  Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.  Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop. 

Proceedings
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.  Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2014 web site.  It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference.  The proceedings is to be published as ISBN proceedings by the IEEE and will be available online through IEEE Digital Library and indexed by major indexing services accordingly (e.g., EI indexing). 

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers. 


IMPORTANT DATES

Extended Paper Submissions: ------------------------------ March 31, 2014
Acceptance Notification: ------------------------------------  April 15, 2014
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ---------  May 12, 2014
Conference Dates:  ------------------------------------------- July 21 – 25, 2014


WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS
Antonio Corradi
   DISI, Università di Bologna, Italy
   Phone: +39 051 20 93083
   Fax:     +39 051 20 93073
   Email:   antonio.corradi@unibo.it

Carlo Giannelli
   DISI, Università di Bologna, Italy
   Phone: +39 051 209 3087
   Fax:     +39 051 209 3073
   Email:   carlo.giannelli@unibo.it


International Program Committee*: 
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2014. 
  • Giuseppe Cardone, Università di Bologna, Italy
  • Antonio Corradi, Università di Bologna, Italy
  • Massimo Ficco, Second University of Naples, Italy
  • Carlo Giannelli, Università di Bologna, Italy
  • Andrea Reale, Università di Bologna, Italy


For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: http://hpcs2014.cisedu.info/ or http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs14  or contact one of the Conference's organizers. 

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