The 6th International Conference on Human-Centered Computing
(ICPCA 8 & SWS 2012)


Pervasive / ubiquitous computing, ever since it was coined, envisages changes that are beyond technology excellence and has made major impact on how people study, work, live and play. Recently, with the advance of technologies, we witnessed new and challenging research topics growing out of or merging with the conventional pervasive computing paradigm. People are connected easily with new mobile technologies, new wireless devices, and on-demand computing capacity offered by Cloud Computing. Our communities are virtualised in online social websites and collaboration rooms which are facilitated by tools and methodologies developed in CSCW, Collaborative Business, and HCI. Our connection to the physical world is also fundamentally changed with progress in Internet of Things, Smart Environment, and Virtual Reality. In face of such changes, we would like to redefine the conferences in the new decade when it moves to the land of hope and future, the South Africa, where pervasive computing has been and is reshaping the landscape of African economies: bringing opportunities to small business in rural areas while enhancing competencies of major industrial establishments. The goal of Conferences is to further explore both theoretical and practical issues in and around the pervasive computing paradigm and foster the exchange of how such technologies can change our life in the new decade.

Call for papers

Pervasive Computing and the Networked World
November 28-30,2012 . Istanbul, Turkey

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extensively expanded version of their papers to be considered for publication in the following journals (all SCI indexed):


The conference features the following three sessions and welcomes submissions from both academic and industries:

TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Environment (SE), Sensor Network, Body Area Network, Wearable Computing
SERVICES SCIENCE AND LINKED DATA Cloud Computing, Internet of Service (IoS), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
DIGITAL SOCIETY Networked Society, Collaboration at Work, Pervasive Business

You are also encouraged to submit demonstrate work in progress and late breaking research and development results that show the latest innovative ideas. We sincerely extend our invitation to experienced academics as well as young researchers to present their ongoing work and preliminary results.

Call for Papers: The goal of the Joint Conference of ICPCA7 and SWS4 is to further explore both theoretical and practical issues in and around the emerging computing paradigms, e.g. pervasive collaboration, collaborative business, networked societies. ICPCA/SWS2012 would like to solicit contributions to three themes:

TRACK01 -TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE Internet of Things Mobile and wireless computing Cloud computing infrastructure Smart / Intelligent environment Sensor Network, Body Area Network

TRACK02 - SERVICES SCIENCE AND LINKED DATA Internet of Services Cloud Computing (applications and business models) Service Model Linked Data (public data, enterprise data, health data) Security

TRACK03 - DIGITAL SOCIETY AND NETWORKED SOCIETY Pervasive Collaboration, Collaboration at Work Web Society Pervasive Business

Submission of Papers: All papers must be unpublished and should not be under simultaneous review for any other conferences and workshops. Papers must be written in English and formatted according to the LNCS.Position papers and system demos are also welcome. Electronic submissions in PDF or PS format are recommended.

Publication: We encourage theoretical, methodological, empirical, and applications papers. The proceedings of this conference will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS). Paper submission and reviewing for ICPCA&SWS 2012 will be electronic at the conference Easychair site.

Papers should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length and must be formatted according to the information for LNCS authors. Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) or MS Words format and will not be accepted in any other format. Papers that exceed 15 pages or do not follow the LNCS guidelines risk being rejected automatically without a review. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference. More information about the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) are available on the Springer LNCS Web site.

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