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

CENTRIC 2017
October 8 - 12, 2017 - Athens, Greece


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 “user-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.

CENTRIC 2017 continues the series of events focusing 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 user-centric mechanisms, technologies, and services.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. 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.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. 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 topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. 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 to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Building user-centric systems
User-centered research methods
User-centered methods for development and maintenance
Risks of user-centered design
Innovation and user-centered design
User-centered design in smart environments
Research on user competencies and requirements
Innovative user Interfaces (e.g., brain-computer interfaces)
New types of human-computer-interactions (e.g., gestures)

Centric views
User centricity: I-centric versus We-centric
User-centric in service-centric systems
User-centric business models
User-centric requirements in network-centric approaches
User-centric and critical time-centric applications and services
User information access behavior
User-centric professional attackers
User-centric data mining
User-centric data aggregation
Personalized seeking and personalized sharing
Contextual user information facets
User-oriented ontology
User empowerment: awareness and control
User-centric trust models

Privacy and anonymity
Anonymity and pseudonymity
Attacks against de-identified data
Data anonymity
Consent-based privacy disclosure
Private digital assets
Disclosure control techniques
Information loss assessment
Risk assessment for shared information
Privacy and anonymity ontology
Privacy technologies
User location anonymity techniques
Privacy preserving data and text mining
Privacy and anonymity in specialized applications /healthcare. databases, information retrieval, social networks, etc./
Legal aspects in privacy and anonymity

User-centric supporting mechanisms
Machine learning and artificial neural networks
Network control and feedback with man-in-the-loop
Multi-sensor user interfaces (e.g., tactile, haptic, olfactory)
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 reasoning maintenance
Reasoning on user modeling and personalization
Information extraction and semantic web technologies with personalization and user modeling
Quality of experience

Personalization
Personalization of ICT services and devices
Personalization of eHealth services
Personalization related to ICT in cars
Adaptive personalization
Supporting the user in initial set-up of user profiles
Personalization and user profile management
Preferences for personalization in manufacturers' devices
Standardization

User-centric networking and services
Personal profiles, preferences
Identity; Reputation
User profiles
Proximity and context-aware services
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

User-centric advanced applications
Humanoids
Unmanned systems
On-body antennas
Body networks and devices
Preventive and personalized medicine
Anticipative systems for diagnosis and maintenance
Emergency and medical response systems
eHealth and telemedicine services
Personal entertainment

Technologies for personalized services
Personnel tracking
Presence automatic control
Remote home security control
User-centric recommender services
Identity management
Contactless radio: RFID, NFC
Proximity radio: Bluetooth, WLAN
Broadband and wireless broadband distribution
Ambient wireless and broadband networks
Social engineering and social networks
IPTV and Quadruple Play

People-centric sensing
People-centric sensing techniques, technologies, and applications
Participatory sensing
Smart phone sensing
Urban sensing
Bio-medical sensing
Mixed sensor networks and people-centric sensing
SensorWeb
Mobility
Mobile social networks and sensing
Mobile healthcare and sensing
Platforms and architectures
Context awareness
Situation awareness and management

User experience and usability
Attributes and measurement
Ergonomics/human factors
User-Centered and contextual design
Design guidance/best practices
Usability heuristics, testing and evaluation
User feedback and response
Design tools and process
Prototyping technologies
Responsive design strategies
Innovative user interfaces

User research and usage behavior
Up-front user research
Use cases and case study research
Usage/user studies on new services
Adoption and diffusion research
Usage/demand forecasting and planning
Technology acceptance research
User behavior and attitudes
Social and cultural influences

 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper)

May 20, 2017

Notification

July 20, 2017

Registration

August 5, 2017

Camera ready

August 24, 2017

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:

FORMATS

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", 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. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher 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.

We would recommend that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library, or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

CONTRIBUTION TYPE

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Short papers (work in progress) (up to 4 pages long) (oral presentation)
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. These contributions represent partial achievements of longer-term projects. They could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Ideas contributions (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
This category is dedicated to new ideas in their very early stage. Idea contributions are expression of yet to be developed approaches, with pros/cons, not yet consolidated. Ideas contributions are intended for a debate and audience feedback. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Idea. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Ideas explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Extended abstracts (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
Extended abstracts summarize a long potential publication with noticeable results. It is intended for sharing yet to be written, or further on intended for a journal publication. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Extended abstract. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Posters (paper-based, two pages long) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. A two-page paper summarizes a presentation intended to be a POSTER. This allows an author to summarize a series of results and expose them via a big number of figures, graphics and tables. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster Two Pages. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, in addition to the oral presentation.

Posters (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. This type of contribution only requires a 8-10 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, additionally to the oral presentation.

Presentations (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
These contributions represent technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations. This type of contribution only requires a 12-14 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Presentation (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Demos (two pages) [posted on www.iaria.org]
Demos represent special contributions where a tool, an implementation of an application, or a freshly implemented system is presented in its alfa/beta version. It might also be intended for thsoe new application to gather the attendee opinion. A two-page summary for a demo is intended to be. It would be scheduled in special time spots, to ensure a maximum attendance from the participants. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Demos. The Demos paper will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.

Doctoral forum submissions: (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
There contributions refer to PhD dissertations, new PhD approaches, and PhD out-of-the-book thinking, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type Doctoral forum. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Tutorial proposals
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for 2-3 hour long. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to tutorial proposal

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. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to panel proposal

Workshop proposals
See http://www.iaria.org/workshop.html

Mini Symposium proposal
See http://www.iaria.org/symposium.html

 
 

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