SITIS 2017 – The 13th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet based Systems

SITIS 2017- The 13th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Based Systems

Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Springer

Special Issue on Semantics and Cognitive trends in Ubicomp Environments
Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
ISSN: 1617-4909 (print version), 1617-4917 (electronic version), Springer

Ubiquitous computing typically aims to enable ecosystems of devices, controllers, handheld and mobile information applications that can be seamlessly integrated in various ways. The main goal of these dynamic interoperable environments is to allow the component devices to be easily deployed, interact with other devices or personal interfaces with little human intervention. The development of ubicomp environments must address many challenges ranging from semantic and cognitive issues to semantic web, user interfaces, context-awareness and interoperability of dynamic heterogeneous devices. Semantic web technologies have proven their value with targeted applications, empowering knowledge management or better supporting knowledge services for social networks. The semantic web architecture choices lead to a tremendous amount of information openly published on the web. In ubiquitous computing, they can facilitate the efficient representation, discovering and sharing of complex information or services among integrated devices in ubicomp environments. In this context, cognitive computing technologies are now playing a fundamental role. Their use in combination with data generated by connected devices (Cognitive IoT) can provide more accurate and efficient ways to detecting important patterns, to simplify the human-machine interfaces, and to digest and analyze heterogeneous data. Knowledge management and reasoning mechanisms are needed to deal with the complex and imprecise information inherent to interactions among autonomous personal devices, as well as to learn with neuromorphic problem solving and to infer rules to achieve context awareness.

This special issue focuses on the use of semantic web technologies, linked open data or cognitive methods for designing ubicomp environments. It will provide an overview of how the main underlying challenges have been addressed in recent developments and approaches implemented in this context. We hope that the presented approaches will advance the discussion in the community towards future ubicomp environments. This special issue will accept original research papers including topics like semantically enriched user models for ubicomp environments, algorithms and techniques for automatic learning and human-like reasoning, integrating and using heterogeneous devices at a Web scale, along with solutions for personalized and automated access to interconnected and mobile devices or applications. The papers will be peer-reviewed and selected on the basis of their quality and relevance to the theme of this special issue.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

• Sensors and device deployment
• People-centered computing
• Semantics for preference description: vocabularies, approaches
• Reasoning and rules for user modeling in the Semantic Web
• Semantically enriched user models for ubicomp environments
• Information extraction for capturing semantics
• Acquisition and application of user profiles
• Trust, privacy, and transparency for user personalization
• Collecting, managing, updating, disseminating, querying Linked Open Data
• Linked Open Data platforms – processing Linked Open Data
• Integrating Linked Open Data – methods for connecting and reasoning over distributed datasets
• Ontology aligning for user modeling
• Ontologies and Linked Data for Cognitive Systems
• Semantic Web Services and service-oriented architectures
• Approaches for services discovery and ranking
• Performance and quality issues
• Natural user interfaces for Cognitive Systems
• Experiences in deploying Cognitive Systems in real application scenarios

Important dates:
Submission deadline: February 15, 2018
First feedback: April 30, 2018
Final decisions: June 15, 2018
Publication: September, 2018

Relevant best papers presented at SITIS 2017 (the 13th IEEE International Conference on Signal Image Technology and Internet Based Systems) can be extended and submitted to the special issue. The extended versions must contain at least 30% of new materials and include results related to the major topics of interest.

Submission Guidelines:
Submissions should be prepared according to the author instructions available at the journal homepage, Manuscripts must be submitted in the form of PDF file to the corresponding editor. Information about the manuscript (title, full list of authors, corresponding author’s contact, abstract, and keywords) must be included in the submission email.

Guest Editors

Ana Roxin
LE2I FRE2005, CNRS, Arts et Métiers
Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC), France

Giuseppe De Pietro
National Research Council, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (CNR-ICAR), Italy

Francesco Piccialli
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Kokou Yetongnon
LE2I FRE2005, CNRS, Arts et Métiers,
Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC), France


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