Call: International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS 2010)

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT NETWORKING AND COLLABORATIVE SYSTEMS (INCoS 2010)

November 24-26, 2010
Thessaloniki, Greece

Organized by: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece & University of Macedonia, Greece

Web Site: http://incos2010.web.auth.gr/

SUBMISSION Deadline: **June 28, 2010**

CONFERENCE SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
This conference covers the latest advances in intelligent and adaptive solutions for social networks and collaborative systems that lead to gain competitive advantages in business and academia scenarios. The ultimate aim is to stimulate research that will lead to the creation of responsive environments for networking and, at longer-term, the development of adaptive, secure, mobile, and intuitive intelligent systems for collaborative work and learning. Industry and academic researchers, professionals and practitioners are invited to exchange their experiences and present their ideas in this field.

Topics of main interest for this conference are (but not restricted to) :

— Internet applications that shift to an emergent Web paradigm, which locates people at the very center of networks and exploits the value of people’s connections and relations.
— Web 2.0 and its major role to enable a new generation of social networks and web-based communities.
— Social network analysis as a rapidly growing field to investigate the dynamics and structure of intelligent Web-based networking and collaborative systems.
— Virtual campuses and organizations that strongly leverage intelligent networking and collaborative systems by a great variety of formal and informal electronic relations (business-to-business, peer-to-peer and many types of online collaborative learning interactions).
— Latest and powerful technologies based on Grid and Wireless (Mobile) infrastructure as well as Cloud computing.
— Design and evaluation of Collaborative and Networking applications seen from various challenging perspectives, such as: effective and efficient knowledge management, context and user modelling techniques, exploitation of semantic web technologies, powerful adaptive solutions, design of personalized environments, dynamic formats of information shared among peers and full support for virtual communities of practice (organization, management, mobility and security).

CONFERENCE FORMAT
The conference will comprise invited talks, plenary sessions (oral presentations), workshops/tutorials, poster presentations and PhD forum.

PROCEEDINGS
The proceedings of the previous INCoS-2009 conference were published by IEEE Conference Publishing Service in the form of CD-ROM with ISBN, and are  accessible on-line.

Second edition (INCoS-2010) will again consider IEEE Conference Publishing Service for the proceedings.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their work in several Journal Special Issues (to be announced).

SUBMISSION
Submitted papers should be original and contain contributions of theoretical, experimental or application nature, or be unique experience reports.

>>> Papers must be submitted no later than *** June 28th, 2010 *** and electronic submission in PDF is required (see webpage of conference for details).

The page limit for a Track paper is 8 pages. Workshop and Special Session papers describing novel research visions, work-in-progress or best practices reports are limited to 6 pages.

The PhD Forum is an opportunity for PhD students to present their ongoing dissertation and to discuss their research with experts in academia and industry. The page limit for PhD Forum papers is 4 pages. Poster sessions provide an excellent possibility for authors to present in an informal and interactive way their original and unpublished work that demonstrates current research about the conference topics. The page limit for Poster papers is 2 pages.

All accepted submissions (regular, workshop, special session, poster, PhD forum paper) will be included in the proceedings of the conference.

All submissions should be in the IEEE 8.5 two-column format (see webpage of the conference for guidelines). Papers should contain up to 5 keywords. Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness, and will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.

All accepted papers must be accompanied by a full paid registration by at least one of the authors in order to be included in the proceedings. All full papers are to be submitted in PDF electronically via the conference web site.

MAIN TOPICS AND TRACKS

The main topics of interest of INCoS 2010 include but are not limited to the following track areas:

-Intelligent networking for virtual organizations and campuses

Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0, Mashups eHome/Smart Home networking
Virtual environment architecture
Virtual Museum, Electronic library, Tele-Medicine
Evaluation of Network-Oriented application systems
Community Building and Communities of Practice
Design, model and framework of e-Learning Systems
E-learning metadata and standards
Educational Gaming and Multimedia for Learning
Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning Systems
Lifelong Learning: continuing professional training & development
Theoretical bases of e-Learning environments
Distance and e-Learning in a global context
Context dependent learning

-Intelligent networking for social networks

Social Network Sites and Collective Intelligence
Social Software for Technology Enhanced Learning
Information diffusion in social networks
Virtual and Web Communities
Intelligent Search engines
Intelligent networking between Web Sites
Intelligent tutoring systems on the WWW
Infrastructure and Tools for e-Social network
Interdisciplinary Research and e-Social network
International Collaborations in e-Social network
Online communities and computer networks

-Intelligent collaborative systems for work and learning

Collaborative computing
Web-Based Cooperative Work
Collaborative Learning
Computer Supported Cooperative Care/Health
Methodologies and tools for design and analysis of collaborative practices
Ethnographic and case studies of work practice
Data management for collaborative systems
Collaboration in pervasive computing applications
Collaborative e-education, e-learning, and collaborative computing in large scale digital libraries
Human/robot collaboration
Human-centric ubiquitous collaboration

-Security, organization, management and autonomic computing for intelligent networking and collaborative systems

Autonomic computing
Case studies for autonomic computing
Learning algorithms for autonomic computing
Autonomic monitoring and management
Autonomic policy and QoS management
Learning Resource Deployment, Organization and Management
Self-organization, and Intra- and inter-organizational networks
Geographical clusters, networks, and innovation
Workflow technology and workflow management for collaborative network management
Network management systems
Security and trust management in collaborative networks, systems, and applications
Trustworthy collaborative business processing in virtual organizations
Security and privacy in collaboration
Network security, intrusion detection
Energy management for collaborative networks
Network measurements and testbeds

-Grid and P2P distributed infrastructure for intelligent networking and collaborative systems

Computer Supported Collaborative Work with distributed systems
Distributed technologies and architectures to support group collaboration, activity, and awareness
Grid and high-performance networking
Convergence of Web services, Grid computing and Autonomic computing for Networking
Intelligent Cloud Computing & Networking
P2P platforms for supporting collaboration
P2P and overlay networks, systems, and applications
Web services technologies for collaborative networking and applications
Collaborative, context-aware infrastructure
Middleware support for collaborative information systems
Architectures, protocols, and enabling technologies for collaborative computing networks and systems
Multi-agent technology and software technologies for collaborative networking and applications

-Wireless and sensor systems for intelligent networking and collaborative systems

Collaborative sensor systems
Collaborative mobile networks, sensor networks, unmanned air and ground vehicle networks & applications
Collaboration with and through advanced sensing systems
Ad hoc and sensor Networks
Handoff, Mobile networks and Wireless Web
Mobile Internet architectures
Mobility models for networking
Collaborative technologies for fast creation and deployment of new mobile services
Collaborative, location aware mobile systems
Sensor array structure and signal processing
Technology and system for collaboration in real-time enterprises

-Data mining and knowledge management for intelligent networking and collaborative systems

XML mining for Networking
Social Network Mining
Automatic discovery and analysis of Web based social networks
Intelligent Visualization of Social Network Analysis
Intelligent agents and interfaces for Personalization and Adaptivity
Adaptive hypermedia systems
Computational models and agent-based simulations of networks
Web Services modeling for Networking
Modeling for Collaboration
Knowledge Community Formation and Support
Network evolution and growth mechanisms

SPECIAL CONFERENCE TRACKS
– Special track for Networking and Collaboration at School (educators’ track)
– Special track for Networking and Collaboration for People with Special Needs
– Special regional track for Intelligent Networking and Collaboration in the Balkan countries

IMPORTANT DATES
– March 15, 2010 Workshop – Tutorial Proposal
– March 30, 2010 Workshop – Tutorial Proposal Notification
– June 28, 2010 Paper Submission
– July 31, 2010 Notification of Acceptance
– September 20, 2010 Camera-Ready Submission
– September 20, 2010 Conference Registration
– November 24-26 2010, INCoS Conference days

ORGANIZATION AND LOCATION
The conference is organized by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and University of Macedonia, and will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece.

COMMITTEES
-General Chairs
Fatos Xhafa, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Andreas Pombortsis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Vassilios Dagdilelis, University of Macedonia, Greece

-Programme Committee Chairs
Stavros Demetriadis, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Nik Bessis, Bedfordshire University, UK

-International Co-Chairs (open list)
Rafael Calvo, University of Sydney, Australia
Angelique Dimirakopoulou, University of Aegean, Greece
Yannis Dimitriadis, University of Valladolid, Spain
Frank Fischer, University of Munich, Germany
Maria Grigoriadou, University of Athens, Greece
Stefanos Gritzalis, University of Aegean, Greece
Lakhmi C. Jain, University of South Australia
Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Charalampos Karagiannides, University of Thessaly, Greece
Kinshuk, Massey University, New Zealand
Mario Koeppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
George Magoulas, Birkbeck University of London, UK
Roumen Nikolov, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, USA
Simos Retalis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Michaela Ronen, Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece
Maya Satratzemi, University of Macedonia, Greece
Vaclav Snasel, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Christine Solomonidou, University of Thessaly, Greece
Hideyuki Takagi, Kyushu University, Japan
Pierre Tchounikine, University of Main, France
Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia

-Workshop Chairs
Youakim Badr, INSA, Lion, France
Santi Caballe, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

-PhD Forum Chairs
Thanasis Daradoumis, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
George Palaigeorgiou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

-Proceedings Chairs
Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIRLabs), USA
Ioannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

-Steering Committee Chairs
Fatos Xhafa, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIRLabs), USA
Stavros Demetriadis, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

-Committee Members: for full committee list please refer to
http://incos2010.web.auth.gr/committees

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