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The Second International Conference on the Digital Society

ICDS 2008

February 10-15, 2008 - Sainte Luce, Martinique

Call for Papers

Nowadays, most of the economic activities and business models are driven by the unprecedented evolution of theories and technologies. The impregnation of these achievements into our society is present everywhere, and it is only question of user education and business models optimization towards a digital society.

Digital devices conquer from kitchen to space vessels most of the functionality commonly performed by human beings. Telecommunications, advanced computation, miniaturization, and high speed devices make tele-presence easy. Wireless and mobility allow ubiquitous systems to be developed. Progress in image processing and exchanging facilitate e-health and virtual doctor teams for patient surgeries.

Naturally, issues on how to monitor, control and manage these systems become crucial to guarantee user privacy and safety. Not only devices, but also special software features must be enforced and guaranteed in a digital society.

The variety of the systems and applications and the heterogeneous nature of information and knowledge representation require special technologies to capture, manage, store, preserve, interpret and deliver the content and documents related to a particular target.

Progress in cognitive science, knowledge acquisition, representation, and processing helped to deal with imprecise, uncertain or incomplete information. Management of geographical and temporal information becomes a challenge, in terms of volume, speed, semantic, decision, and delivery.

Information technologies allow optimization in searching an interpreting data, yet special constraints imposed by the digital society require on-demand, ethics, and legal aspects, as well as user privacy and safety.

Nowadays, there is notable progress in designing and deploying information and organizational management systems, experts systems, tutoring systems, decision support systems, and in general, industrial systems.

The progress in difference domains, such as image processing, wireless communications, computer vision, cardiology, and information storage and management assure a virtual team to access online to the latest achievements.

Processing medical data benefits now from advanced techniques for color imaging, visualization of multi-dimensional projections, Internet imaging localization archiving and as well as from high resolution of medical devices.

Collecting, storing, and handling patient data requires robust processing systems, safe communications and storage, and easy and authenticated online access.

We assist to a unprecedented and rapid deployment of use of electronic imagery, navigation portals, positive attitude on telemedicine, distributed surgery teams, tele-cardiology, and remote medicine.

The International Conference on Digital Society (ICDS 2008) initiates a series of international events covering a large spectrum of topics related to advanced networking, applications, and systems technologies in a digital society.

ICDS 2008 comprises a series of independent tracks that complement various facets of digital society.

Disruptive and enabling technologies
Consumer-oriented devices and services
Intelligent computation
Networking and telecommunications
Economics of security and protection
System advanced paradigms
Management and control
Digital analysis and processing
Mobile devices and biotechnologies
Software robustness for digital society
Consumer-oriented digital economic
Government services in the context of digital society
ICT support for collaboration
EKNOW: Information and knowledge management
TELEMED: Telemedicine and eHealth

We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, standards, implementations, running experiments and applications. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited topic areas.

Industrial presentations are not subject to these constraints. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged. 

The following track sub-topics are expected to be covered:

Disruptive and enabling technologies
Wireless and user mobility
Ubiquitous systems
On-line interactions
High speed electronics, storage, networking
eHealth and nano medicine
Biological informatics and computing

IP-based networking and applications
Best effort and QoS/SLA
WWW, Web Services, Semantic Web
e-Learning and mobile learning
Service-oriented platforms
Peer-to-Peer Systems and applications
Web-advertising and Web-publishing
Multimedia and Webcasting

On-line shopping frameworks
Trust, privacy, security
Internet macro and micro payment systems
On-line banking
Agent-based e-commerce
e-Business applications
Infrastructure for e-Commerce
Mobile commerce

Consumer-oriented devices and services
Mobile TV and IPTV
Consumer-oriented e-commerce
Smart and digital homes
Wearable devices
Smart consumer appliances
Speech enable appliances
Consumer accessibility appliances and services

Intelligent computation
Theories of agency and autonomy
Intelligent techniques, logics, and systems
Evolutionary computation
Autonomic and autonomous systems
Autonomic computing and autonomic networking
Ubiquitous and ambient computing
Computational economics
Protecting and preventing computing
High performance computing
Service-oriented computing
Multi-agent based computing
Cluster computing and performance
Artificial intelligence

Networking and telecommunications
Networking and telecommunications technologies
Wireless, mobility and multimedia systems
Internet and Web Services technologies
Systems performance, security, and high availability
Communications protocols (SIP/H323/MPLS/IP/
Specialized networks (GRID/P2P/Overlay/Ad hoc/Sensor)
Advanced services (VoIP/IPTV/Video-on-Demand)
Advanced paradigms (SOA/WS/on-demand)

Economics of security and protection
Knowledge for global defense
Security in network, systems, and applications
Trust, privacy, and safeness
Business continuity and availability
Cryptography and algorithms encryption
Rapid Internet attacks and network
Applications and network vulnerabilities

System advanced paradigms
Data-centered information systems
User-centric information systems
Pervasive and ubiquitous systems
Mobile learning and communications
Open and distance education systems

Management and control
Digital telecommunications management
Control and monitoring systems
Measurement and management systems
Human/Machine interface and man-in-the-loop control
Energy and power systems control
Self-monitoring, self-diagnosing, self-management systems

Digital analysis and processing
Digital information processing (Voice/Data/Video)
Computer graphics and animation
Virtual reality/3D graphics/Games
Computer modeling/simulation
Graphic/Image/Photo/Hand-writing analysis and processing
Pattern recognition / Computer vision
Natural language processing / robust processing
Speech recognition and processing

Mobile devices and biotechnologies
Robotics/Mobile devices/ Mobile networks
Handled and wearable computing and devices
Vehicular navigation and control
Nanotechnologies/Systems-on-the-chip/Networks-on-the-chip/ Haptic phenomena
Biotechnologies/Bioinformatics/Biometrics/Biomedical systems
Computational biochemistry
Biological data management

Software robustness for digital society
Software as a service
Software specification and design methodologies
Software development and deployment
Programming languages and supporting tools
Agile/Generic/Agent-oriented programming
Neuronal networks/Fuzzy logic/Temporal logic/ Genetic Algorithms
Reasoning models/Model checking/Modular reasoning/
Program verification/validation/correctness
Embedded and real-time systems

Consumer-oriented digital economics
Online consumer decision support & advertising
Semiotic engineering of online services
Human factors in computer systems
Personal information management
Consumer trust in digital society
Interaction in smart environments
Mobile consumers and interactive spaces
Hedonic and perceived digital quality
Usability, aesthetics, and accessibility
Multimodal and interactive interfaces
Intelligent user interfaces

Government services in the context of digital society

ICT support for collaboration

EKNOW: Information and knowledge management
Knowledge data systems
Linguistic knowledge representation
Knowledge acquisition, processing, and management
Cognitive science and knowledge agent-based systems
Knowledge modeling and virtualization
Context-aware and self-management systems
Imprecision/Uncertainty/Incompleteness in databases
Geographic and spatial data infrastructures
Information technologies
Optimization and information technology
Business process integration and management
Information management systems
Information ethics and legal evaluations
On-demand business transformation
Informational mining/retrieval/classification
Multi-criteria decision theory
Organizational information systems
e-Business, e-Science systems
Decision support systems
Zero-knowledge systems
Expert systems
Tutoring systems
Digital libraries
Databases and mobility in databases
Industrial systems

TELEMED: Telemedicine and eHealth
Telemedicine software and devices
Virtual telemedicine
Wireless telemedicine
Electronic imagery and visualization frameworks
Color imaging and multidimensional projections
Personal, adaptive, and content-based image retrieval imaging
Imaging interfaces and navigation
Medical image processing
Computer vision and resolution
Telemedicine and telehealth
Telepathology and digital imaging
Clinical telemedicine
Internet imaging localization and archiving
Video techniques for medical images
Remote medicine and Internet
Safety in telemedicine
Telemedicine portals


The ICDS 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 September 14, 2007 September 19, 2007
Authors notification October 15, 2007 October 18, 2007
Registration and camera ready November 5, 2007 November 8, 2007

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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