Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The 8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments IE'12

The 8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments IE'12
26-29 of June 2012 (workshops on 26-27 of June 2012)
Guanajuato Mexico

**** Conference paper submission: 14 January 2012

Intelligent Environments (IE) refer to physical spaces in which IT and other pervasive computing technology are woven and used to achieve specific goals for the user, the environment or both. IE enriches user experience, better manages the environment's resources, and increases user awareness of that environment.
The 8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'12) will be held at the beautiful and historic World Heritage UNESCO city of Guanajuato (Mexico) famous for its subterranean streets, ancient churches, the Callejon del Beso (Alley of the Kiss), and owing its fame and fortune to rich veins of silver and gold discovered in the 18th century.

This edition continues a series of highly successful conferences that were organized in Colchester (UK), Athens (Greece), Ulm (Germany), Seattle (USA), Barcelona (Spain) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), and Nottingham (UK) in the past seven years. The conference provides a multidisciplinary collaborative forum for researchers and practitioners to present theoretical and practical results of Intelligent Environments work. This conference program will include workshops, invited lectures and special sessions of full and posters. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Ambient Intelligence
* Urban Intelligence
* Ubiquitous/Pervasive Computing
* Context Awareness
* End-User Programming
* Human-Computer Interaction
* Affective Systems & Wearables
* Virtual & Mixed-Reality
* Middleware & Networking
* Hardware & Software for AmI
* Embedded Computing
* Theoretical Foundations
* Building Architecture
* Arts & Design
* Social Sciences
* Government and Law
* Green & Sustainable Design
* Tele-care and eHealth
* Educational Technology
* Smart Automobiles
* Industrial Automation
* Avionics and Space
* Robotics
* Evaluation Methodologies

Conference Program: The conference provides a multidisciplinary collaborative forum for researchers and practitioners from disciplines such as Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Building Architecture Art & Design, Sociology, Government and Education to present theoretical and practical results of Intelligent Environments.

Authors are invited to submit regular full papers as well as contributions to the Doctoral Colloquium, Posters Session or Demos & Videos Session.  Papers accepted in any of these tracks will also be included in the Conference Proceedings (see more details in Publications section below). The deadline for submitting to these tracks is the same than for main conference paper submission.   Contact details are offered further down in this document.

Awards: as in previous editions there will be a number of awards to reward quality and innovation. There will be prizes for Best Full Paper, Best Demo, Best Video and for the Intelligent Environments Application Challenge.

Workshops Program: A number of workshops will complement the main conference program.  Papers accepted in any of the workshops sponsored by this conference will be included in one proceedings volume that will collect the contributions in all workshops, see more details in the publications section.

Organising an IE12 Workshop: We invite people who would like to submit a proposal for organising an IE12 workshop to contact the programme chairs (pc@intenv.org) or download a Workshop-Proposal CFP from our website. IE workshops benefit from the support of the IE organisation and include a profit share arrangement with the organisers.

Important Dates:
* Workshop Proposals: 5th December 2011
* Conference paper submission: 14 January 2012
* Conference paper notification: 14 March 2012
* Workshop paper submission: 30 March 2012
* Conference Papers (Final Version): 16 April 2012
* Workshops Papers (Final Version): 14 May 2012

Publications:  all papers accepted in the main conference will be electronically available through IEEE Explore.  All papers accepted in the Workshops program will be published as a volume of the Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Series (ISI indexed) of IOS Press and electronically available through ACM Digital Library.

Invited Speakers: as in previous editions, IE'12 will invite distinguished professionals through a number of Keynotes.  They will be announced through the website of the event in the near future.

Special Issues:  a number of journal issues will be published encompassing core areas of the event.

For enquiries contact:

General Chair

Victor Zamudio
Instituto Tecnológico de Leon, Mexico

Program Chairs

Vic Callaghan
University of Essex, UK

Juan Carlos Augusto
University of Ulster, UK

Monday, 7 November 2011

Future Cities

Future Cities is an exciting conference that will be held in London on the 15th and 16th December 2011.  There are currently over 120 speakers registered at the event and a further 130 delegates in attendance over 2 days.  We have 10 speaker slots available and can accommodate a further 40 delegates.  The speaker and registration fees are £180 plus VAT.  To register as a speaker of delegate please click here.  Papers that are submitted for the Conference need to cover one of the following topics:

The City of Neighbourhoods.
The City of Enterprise.
The Connected City.
The Healthy City.
The City of Culture.
The Sporting City.
Deprivation and the City.
The Green City.

Display spaces are available at a cost of £499 plus VAT with delegate inserts at £199 plus VAT and to book one of these packages please click here.

Details of the event can be found here.  A selection of the current contributors include:

University College London Environment Institute
University of Michigan
University of Edinburgh
Bartlett School of Planning
Technion Institute of Technology
University of Cardiff
London South Bank University
Witts University
Strathclyde University

Friday, 4 November 2011

Santa Fe International New Media Festival
June 22 – July 8, 2012
Call for New Media Submissions
currents 2012, the 3rd annual Santa Fe International New Media Festival will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA – June 22 – July 8, 2012.  The Festival explores the role of technology and the diverse applications of New Media in the arts.
This year submission categories include single channel video, video and sound installation, interactive new media, animation, computer/software modulated sculpture, multimedia performance, experimental and interactive documentary video, Digital Dome projection, art gaming and web art.
The Festival will be held in several venues throughout the city: El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, the Center for Contemporary Arts, the Santa Fe Complex and the Digital Dome facility at the Institute for American Indian Arts. In addition to exhibitions currents 2012 will offer panel discussions and workshops, and two nights of multimedia performance. Festival events are free to the public.
Application Deadlines (via online submission or postmarked):
February 1, 2012 (most festival submissions)
March 1, 2012 for Digital Dome Submissions
For Application Guidelines and Submission Forms:
To view archives of previous festival exhibitions: