Call for Papers
The 6th IEEE International Symposium on UbiSafe Computing (UbiSafe 2014)
Beijing, China, 24-26 September, 2014

In Conjunction with
The 13th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in
Computing and Communications (TrustCom 2014)
Beijing, China, 24-26 September, 2014


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 6th IEEE International Symposium on Ubisafe Computing (UbiSafe
2014) will be held in conjunction with "The 13th IEEE International
Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and
Communications (TrustCom 2014)". It follows the success of UbiSafe-13
in Melbourne, Australia. 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

IEEE UbiSafe 2014 is an international symposium for presenting and
discussing emerging ideas and trends in aspects of UbiSafe computing,
but are not limited to:

(1) 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.

(2) 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.

(3) 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.

(4) 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.

(5) 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.

(6) 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 Information

All presented papers in the conference will be published in the
proceedings of the conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital
Library. Papers should be written in English conforming to the IEEE
conference proceedings format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column). Papers should
be submitted through the paper submission system at the symposium
website. Each paper is limited to 6 pages (or 8 pages with the over
length charge). Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be
considered for possible publication in SCI & EI indexed special issues
of prestigious international journals. The program committee will
select and award one "Best Paper Award" for this symposium. By
submitting a paper to the conference, authors assure that if the paper
is accepted, at least one author will attend the conference and
present the paper.

Important Dates
(1)  Submission Deadline:              10 June, 2014
(2)  Authors Notification:             10 July, 2014
(3)  Final Manuscript Due:             30 July, 2014
(4)  Registration Due:                 30 July, 2014
(5)  Conference Dates:                 24-26 September, 2014

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

Program Committee Members(In alphabetical order)
Li Bai, Temple University, USA
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
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
Zhiyong Xu, Suffolk University, USA
Jon (Jong-Hoon) Youn, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Sijing Zhang, University of Bedfordshire, UK

Publicity Co-Chairs
Scott Fowler, Linkoping University, Sweden
Md. Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Central South University, China

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

Bo Wang, Central South University, China


Please email inquiries concerning IEEE UbiSafe 2014 to:
Prof. Guojun Wang: csgjwang AT gmail DOT com
and the symposium organizers: UbiSafe2014 AT gmail DOT com