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Apr 11, 2007

Future Networked Interactive Media Systems and Services for the New-senior Communities

Via Usability News 

This Special issue of the Journal of Computers in Human Behavior is a consequence of a UbiComp 06 workshop and looks at understanding crucial design issues of incoming scenarios of pervasive networked systems for elderly people

Oct 30, 2006

IMAI 2007

Salt Lake City, July 16-22, 2007

From the conference website

In the last few years we have witnessed an explosive growth of multimedia computing, ambient intelligent (AmI), pervasive and ubiquitous computing. The few key technologies interact in an interesting and yet useful way, bringing profound impact and revolution. The revolution is transforming the way people live, work, and interact with each other, and is impacting the way business, government services, education, entertainment and health care are operating.


IMAI 2007 is the continuous of IMMCN (International Conference on Intelligent Multimedia Computing and Networking) series running since the beginning of this century. IMAI 2007 seeks the contribution of high quality papers addressing various aspects of multimedia and ambient intelligence, in particular the techniques that lead the merging of both intelligences, for presentation at the conference and publication in the JCIS(Joint Conference on Information Science) proceeding. For the topics of interest, go to the conference website


The paper should follow the JCIS 2007 ( http://www.jcis.org/jcis2007/ ) paper submission guideline. Seleted high quality papers will be published in Information Science journal.

Aug 06, 2006


Via Textually.org 



iPointer is a location-based application developed by Intelligent Spatial Technologies, which allows delivering on-demand information about the user location and surroundings.

From the company website:

 "When users wish to identify a landmark, they point the hand-held device and press a button. The iPointer™ device receives coordinate signals from GPS satellites and orientation information from the digital magnetic compass to identify the user's location and device's pointing angle. These coordinates are then sent over the wireless network to the database. iST's geospatial database's selection algorithms identify the selected landmark and sends information back over the wireless network to be displayed in text, visuals and audio on the user's device"

Aug 04, 2006

Call for papers: Pervasive Computing in Healthcare

From the IEEE Pervasive Computing Journal website 

Author guidelines: www.computer.org/pervasive/author.htm 
Submission address: http://cs-ieee.manuscriptcentral.com
WIP Deadline:  See below
Publication date: January 2007

IEEE Pervasive Computing invites articles about the use of pervasive computing technology in healthcare applications.  We welcome papers that focus on novel applications of embedded sensor and actuators as well as user interfaces for use by caregivers and/or patients. We also encourage surveys of available technologies, and reporting on user experiences. Example topics include:

  • Sensors and mobile devices for continuous patient monitoring
  • Actuators and prompters for rehabilitation and behavior modification
  • Mobile and wearable technologies for next generation drug trials
  • Intelligent prosthetics
  • Medical data-mining from health records
  • Privacy architectures for medical records
  • Applications for first responders including paramedics and emergency rooms
  • Hospital work-flow management
  • Intelligent implantable devices for applications in hearing, pain management, etc.
  • Devices to monitor dietary intake and/or caloric expenditure
  • Technologies for collaborative and/or competitive exercise support groups
  • Issues in healthcare technology standards, interoperability, security, usability, cost, etc

Submissions should be 4,000 to 6,000 words long and should follow the magazine's guidelines on style and presentation. All submissions will be peer-reviewed in accordance with normal practice for scientific publications. Submissions should be received by 5 September 2006 to receive full consideration.

In addition to full-length submissions, we also invite work-in-progress submissions of 250 words or less (submit to mmraz@computer.org) These will not be peer-reviewed but will be reviewed by the Department Editor, Anthony Joseph, and, if accepted, edited by the staff into a feature for the issue. The deadline for work-in-progress submissions is 1 November 2006.

Guest Editors:
Walter Menning, Mayo Clinic
Gaetano Borriello, University of Washington
Chandra Narayanaswami, IBM Research
Vince Stanford, NIST


Jul 18, 2006

PhD studentship on pervasive tech - Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

Deadine: 1 September 2006

Applicants are welcome for a University-funded PhD studentship at the Open University in the Computing Department to work with Prof. Yvonne Rogers's new research group (who will be joining this summer) at the cutting edge of HCI and pervasive technologies. Topics for research include exploring the benefits of tangibles, physical computing, and shared displays on collaborative activities, such as learning and problem-solving. Candidate must have a background in HCI, cognitive science/psychology or computing.

Starting Date: October 2006.
Please send CV and informal inquiries to yrogers@indiana.edu