Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro | 27 Mar 12:18 2015

Call for Participation: FPS 2015 -- 8th Int. Symposium on Foundations and Practice of Security, Oct. 26-28, Clermont-Ferrand, France, LNCS proceedings

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Call for Papers

**The 8th International Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security
   (FPS 2015), Clermont-Ferrand, France, 26-28 October 2015.**

Conference Website



Protecting the communication and data infrastructure of an
increasingly inter-connected world has become vital to the normal
functioning of all aspects of our world. Security has emerged as an
important scientific discipline whose many multifaceted complexities
deserve the attention and synergy of the mathematical, computer
science and engineering communities.

After the previous meetings held in La Rochelle, Montreal, Grenoble,
Toronto and Paris, this 8th edition of the FPS symposium will be held
in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

The aim of FPS is to discuss and exchange theoretical and practical
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Genovefa Kefalidou | 27 Mar 12:50 2015

Call for Participation and Submissions to the ACM MobileHCI 2015 Workshop: "The Role of Self-Reflection in Sustainability".

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The Role of Self-Reflection in Sustainability
Workshop at the ACM MobileHCI 2015 Conference
Copenhagen, Denmark – 24th August 2015

Contact: Genovefa.Kefalidou <at>

Self-reflection is a critical medium for studying behavior as it allows for both short-and-longer term
awareness of processes that influence our everyday decision-making. Self-reflection tools can bring
new insights both in our everyday lives and in the field of HCI (e.g. through the facilitation of mobile
interfaces for aiding memory, connection-making and creativity). Self-awareness is central in
sustainability for promoting well-being, either via constructing and de-constructing feedback about
individual behavior or via the design of appropriate media for facilitating self-awareness.
Sustainability is a global issue with direct implications in peoples’ everyday lives. Examples
include issues around environmental, social, personal and infrastructural sustainability.
Self-reflection tools and sustainability are at the core of CHI as new interactive socio-cognitive
environments are being introduced to facilitate and augment self-awareness. Despite the fact that
sustainability is a well-established concept at CHI, it is not at MobileHCI.
The workshop will be of interest to any researchers, academics and industry interested in
socio-technical, economic, behavioural and environmental sustainability issues and the impact of
mobile technology for sustainability.
Workshop Goals

-   Identify self-reflection practices and tools through round-table discussions

-   Formulate case-studies of sustainability as emerges within different domains and technological settings
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Gijs Huisman | 27 Mar 10:00 2015

Workshop on Affective Touch WAT'15 (1st CfP)

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Workshop on Affective Touch 2015 (WAT'15)

21 September 2015
Xi'an, China
Workshop website:


Conference: ACII 2015: The Sixth biannual Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and
Intelligent Interaction

21-24 September 2015, 
Xi'an, China
Conference website:



The tactile sense is a rich sense with strong direct (i.e. coding for affective touch by specialized
receptors) and indirect (i.e. pleasant tactile experiences) links to affect. Touch is important in
social interactions such as hugging, and can elicit strong affective responses depending on who is
touching, in which context, to which body part, etc. Furthermore, tactile sensations can be inherently
pleasant such as the feel of silk compared to sandpaper.
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Cultural Robotics | 27 Mar 04:41 2015

CFP: IEEE RO-MAN 2015 Ws on Cultural Robotics


A half-day workshop hosted at IEEE RO-MAN 2015, Kobe, Japan

Accepted papers will be invited to continue their works towards a forthcoming post-proceedings title on
Cultural Robotics, proposed for Springer LNAI (awaiting confirmation).   


Over the last decade the field of robotics has seen a significant increase [1] in human-robot interaction
(HRI) research. It is expected that the next generation of robots will interact with humans to a much
greater extent than ever before [2]. As the distance between humans and robots narrows, robotics
research is moving into areas where robotic entities have become participants, and in some cases
generators of culture. With this in mind, this workshop aims to identify and outline the notion of
Cultural Robotics as an emerging field.

As a logical evolution from the field of human-robot interaction, and particularly social robotics, the
emerging field of Cultural Robotics [3] looks to understand the role of robots as cultural participants
and creators of culture. Cultural Robotics, then, is defined as the study of robots in culture, cultural
acceptance of robots, and robot-generated culture. In other words, a cultural robot is a robotic entity
that participates in, and contributes to, the development of material and/or nonmaterial culture. The
terms 'material' and 'nonmaterial' refer to tangible cultural products such as a painting or a piece of
music and intangible products such as values, norms and traditions respectively.

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Ali Sahami | 26 Mar 18:02 2015

Smarttention Workshop - Call for Paper

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                       Call for Papers                           ******                 
  Smarttention, Please!       Intelligent Attention Management on Mobile Devices             
             ******          Workshop in conjunction with MobileHCI 2015           
Copenhagen, Denmark - August 24, 2015     ****************************************************************
Workshop Theme and Goals------------------------Smart phones, smart watches, smart glasses, smart
TVs and a number of other 'smart' devices have put an abundance of online content and services into our
fingertips. Today, many users of mobile devices are continuously confronted with a huge variety of
information: notifications from Facebook, new application updates, won badges, or reminders. This
leads to an information overload, which makes it hard to stay focused.
The goal of this workshop is to discuss how information overload through mobile notifications affect the
users' experiences, and how artificial intelligence, adaptive user interfaces or clever, multimodal
interaction techniques can help users to focus on the most essential information. Further, we want to
discuss meta-aspects of these smart attention management systems, for example, how they can be
configured, trusted or how their dynamics can be communicated to the users. We welcome contributions for
single- and multi-device environments.
Topics------Topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:
* Understanding mobile information needs, mobile notifications, mobile attention behaviour*
Detection/prediction of availability and attention* Detection/prediction of information
perception, information overload* Multimodal interaction with focus on attention optimization*
Interaction across devices, multi-device interaction* Context-adaptive or context-aware user
interfaces* Infrastructures, frameworks and tools for the development of smart attention systems
Submission details------------------A paper should have a length of 2 to 6 pages in the MobileHCI 2015
Extended Abstracts format and will be reviewed by at least two workshop organizers. Successful
submissions will have the potential to raise discussion, provide insights for other attendees, and
illustrate open challenges and potential solutions. All accepted publications will be published on the
workshop website and in the ACM Digital Library. At least one author of each accepted paper needs to
register for the conference and the workshop itself. During the workshop, each paper will be given about
10 minutes for an oral presentation. In addition, there will be room for demonstrations and hands-on sessions.
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Erin Solovey | 26 Mar 17:28 2015

Final CfP IEEE Computer - Special Issue on Physiological Computing - April 1

We look for contributions for a Special Issue of IEEE Computer on
Physiological Computing.

*Full paper submission deadline: 1 April 2015Publication date: October 2015*

*Computer* seeks submissions for the October 2015 special issue on
challenges and applications in physiological computing.

Physiological computing—using human physiological data as system inputs in
real time — makes it possible to create dynamic user-state representations
so that software can respond dynamically and context-specifically to
changes in actual human user states. Various paradigms for
human–computer interaction fall under this general system rubric:
brain–computer interfaces, affective computing, adaptive automation, and
health informatics, among others.

Systems like these offer a number of advantages. For example, they can

   - *enhance interaction possibilities*, particularly during eyes-busy or
   hands-busy applications;
   - *allow for* *implicit control and/or response mechanisms,* such as
   automatic tagging of media content without explicit gesturing; and
   - *promote desirable psychological states and mitigate undesirable ones*,
   with benefits ranging from better performance to greater overall health.

Emerging research themes for physiological computing systems include sensor
development; real-time signal processing in the field; inference processing
(for example, between psychological states and objective measures); data
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Eleonora Borgia | 26 Mar 12:45 2015

CFP: Special Issue of Elsevier Computer Communications on the Internet of Things: Research challenges and Solutions


Call for Papers 
Special Issue of Elsevier Computer Communications on the
Internet of Things: Research challenges and Solutions



Internet of Things (IoT) refers to an emerging paradigm that seamlessly
integrates a large number of smart objects with the Internet interlinking the
physical and the cyber worlds and keeping them in a tight and continuous
interaction. The envisioned paradigm will need to address significant
complexity. On the one hand, billions of smart objects will be immersed in the
environment, sensing, interacting, and cooperating with each other to enable
efficient services that will bring tangible benefits to the environment, the
economy and the society as a whole. On the other hand, they will be extremely
diverse and heterogeneous in terms of resource capabilities, lifespan and
communication technologies, further complicating the scenario. As a result, new
problems and challenges arise spanning different areas: architecture,
communication, addressing, discovery, data and network management, power and
energy storage, security and privacy, to cite a few. Classic Internet approaches
are not sufficient to solve these unprecedented issues, and need to be revised
to address the complex requirements imposed by IoT. This paves the way for the
development of intelligent algorithms, novel network paradigms and new services.

The objective of this special issue is to seek high-quality and unpublished
papers that push the research in all the facets of IoT. Contributions may
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Thouraya Bouabana Tebibel | 26 Mar 13:15 2015

CFP: 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Formal Methods Integration - FMi 2015


The 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Formal Methods Integration – FMi

In conjunction with the 16th IEEE IRI 2015

San Francisco, USA, August 13-15, 2015


*Important dates          *

Abstract Submission deadline: April 7, 2015
Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2015
Paper notification: May 20, 2015
Camera-ready paper due: May 30, 2015

Registration due: May 30, 2015

*Scope and topics*

Formal methods seek to contribute to the engineering of dependable systems
by applying sound techniques based on computer science fundamentals.
Complex systems often involve different formalisms to deal with the
modeling of their different aspects, as each formalism is specific to only
some system aspects and none is perfectly supporting all aspect constructs
and their related semantics. Accordingly, different analysis techniques are
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Konstantinos Chorianopoulos | 26 Mar 12:53 2015

ICEC 2015: Call for Papers

Dear colleagues,

Please find bellow the call for papers for the IFIP International
Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC),

The deadline for paper submission is April 28th, 2015.

ICEC 2015 will take place at Trondheim, Norway (September 30th - October
2nd, 2015).

Konstantinos Chorianopoulos
Department of Informatics
Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

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cdve .org | 26 Mar 02:51 2015

Hurry up! CDVE2015 deadline in one week! - Mallorca Spain

The 12th International Conference on  Cooperative Design, Visualization and
Engineering - CDVE2015 will be held on Sept. 20 - Sept. 23, 2015, Mallorca,

You are invited to submit a paper and join us. Please see the call for
papers <> for the call for paper topics. All
the accepted papers (full and short) will be published in the proceedings
by Springer Verlag on their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
Selected best papers will have the chance to publish in certain SCI indexed
journals such as Concurrent Engineering etc.

Mallorca is one of the most famous European resorts as Hawaii. The
conference will be in a wonderful vacation village designed for families
just in front of the Mediterranean sea. It is known for its activities and a
great variety delicious food. Families and friends are welcome to come with
the conference participant. See our website for more details.

The important dates are:

*Full Paper (8 pages) submission deadline: April 1, 2015*
Notification of acceptance May 20, 2015
Final camera ready paper due and registration for accepted paper authors : June
20, 2015

*Short Paper (4 pages) submission deadline: April 20, 2015. *
Notification of acceptance May 20, 2015
Final camera ready paper due and registration for accepted paper authors: June
20, 2015

Early registration for all participants:  July 31, 2015
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Robert West | 25 Mar 23:11 2015

Workshop on Wikipedia, a Social Pedia: Research Challenges and Opportunities

Please see below for the final call for contributions to the ICWSM'15
workshop on Wikipedia.
Please note the updated deadline of March 31.
We especially encourage the submission of preliminary/ongoing work in the
form of extended abstracts (2 to 8 pages).



*Call for Workshop Papers and Extended Abstracts*
*Workshop on Wikipedia, a Social Pedia: Research Challenges and
May 26, Oxford, England
co-located with the 9th International Conference on Weblogs and Social
Media (ICWSM 2015)
Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 23:59 AoE

Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites on the Web, a main source of
knowledge for a large fraction of Internet users, and, in the light of its
collaborative nature, an inherently social medium. Therefore, and since not
only all content but also many activity logs are available to the
public, Wikipedia has become an important object of study for researchers
across many subfields of the computational and social sciences, such as
social-network analysis, social psychology, education, anthropology,
political science, human-computer interaction, cognitive science,
artificial intelligence, linguistics, and natural-language processing.
This workshop is a venue for all researchers exploring social aspects
of Wikipedia. The workshop will feature high-profile speakers from academia
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