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International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services


October 26-31, 2008 - Sliema, Malta

Call for Papers

The evolution of services and the diversity of the user profiles composed with various contents and context-based access led to the development of specific mechanisms, services, and applications with a definitive, personalized, and user-centric flavor. Mechanisms are in place for service discovery using user profiles, for adapting the traffic following the quality of experience, or allowing personalized navigation and visualization. More is needed for network control and feedback consideration as well as for personalized storage and information retrieval within a given context.

There is a cohort of technologies that favored the so called I-centric services and applications. While some of them reached some maturity, others are to prove their economics (WiMax, IPTV, RFID, etc). The human-oriented and personalized technologies and services rely on a key set of features, some to be deployed, others getting more mature (personal profiles, preferences, identity, proximity, personal devices, etc.). Following, advanced applications covering human related activities benefit from personalized and human-oriented networks and services, especially preventive and personalized medicine, body networks and devices, or anticipative systems.

I-CENTRIC 2008 inaugural event focuses on human-oriented and personalized mechanisms, technologies, and services, commonly known as I-centric. The conference will provide a forum where researchers shall be able to present recent research results and new research problems and directions related to them. The conference seeks contributions presenting novel result and future research in all aspects of I-centric mechanisms, technologies, and services.


I-centric mechanisms

  • Machine learning and artificial neural networks
  • Network control and feedback with man-in-the-loop
  • Personalized storage and information retrieval with user-context
  • Service discovery using user profile
  • Personalized navigation and visualization
  • Semantic web services
  • Advanced personalization techniques for semantic wikis
  • Application of advanced reason maintenance and reasoning to user modeling and personalization
  • Combining results of information extraction and semantic web technologies with personalization and user modeling
  • Quality of experience

Technologies for personalized services

  • Body networks
  • On-body antennas
  • Contactless radio: RFID, NFC
  • Proximity radio: Bluetooth, WLAN
  • Broadband and wireless broadband distribution
  • Ambient, wireless and broadband networks
  • Emergency and medical response systems
  • Proximity and context-aware services
  • Personal entertainment
  • IPTV and Quadruple Play

I-centric networking and services

  • Personal profiles, preferences
  • Identity
  • Social communities
  • User adapted services
  • Trust, privacy, security
  • Community services
  • Location services
  • Web 2.0 and Web 3.0
  • Key exchange, certificate handling, smartcards
  • Personal devices
  • Managing identity and security - identity provider
  • Home content access and rights management

I-centric advanced applications

  • Humanoids
  • Body networks and devices
  • Preventive and personalized medicine
  • Unmanned systems
  • Anticipative systems for diagnosis and maintenance
  • Social engineering and social networks


The I-CENTRIC 2008 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes.

Important deadlines:

Full paper submission May 10, 2008 May 23, 2008
Authors notification June 20, 2008 June 23, 2008
Registration and camera ready July 10, 2008

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies.

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Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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