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The 4th International Conference on Ubi-media Computing
(U-Media'2011)

http://nupro.ufabc.edu.br/umedia2011/
July 3-4, 2011
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Dynamicity in the cyberspace can be modeled as a spatiotemporal suite of events populated by computing devices arrivals and departures, communication channels uses, and ultimodal interactions. Contemporary ubiquitous devices unleash the boundary of one-to-one human-computer interaction. It has become a de facto style of facilitating social events, in which participants use several distributed devices opportunistically through multimodal adaptive interaction. How people access multimodal media in different contexts
of use is key to deliver the appropriate interactive systems to humans. Ubi-media Computing, as it is bravely defined, explores challenging issues on how to bring together technologies for context adaptation, inter-device interaction, and media/data communication for the well-being of humans.

The conference proceedings will be published by IEEE, with best papers to be recommended for publication in special issues of international journals. Topics of interests are divided based on four levels (not limited to):

Ubi-media Infrastructure
* Heterogeneous Ubi-media Infrastructure
* Ubiquitous Sensor Networks / RFID
* New Ubi-media Devices
* Multimedia Embedded Systems
* Ubi-media Storage and Indexing
* 3G and Advanced Communication Techniques
* Cross-Network Communication Techniques

Ubi-media Middleware
* Context-Aware Multimedia
* Cross-Network Media Server
* Computational Intelligences in Ubi-media
* Semantic Web and Knowledge Grid
* Ubi-media Content Protection and Security
* Privacy and Security in Ubiquitous Environments

Ubi-media Human-Computer Interaction
* Plasticity of User Interfaces
* Dynamic composition of User Interfaces
* Multimodal interaction
* Social networks

Ubi-media Applications
* Ubi-media for Education
* Ubi-media for Commerce
* Ubi-media for Games
* Ubi-media for Health Care
* Ubi-media for Smart Home
* Ubi-media for Citizens and E-Government

Paper Submission:

Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. All papers will be refereed by at least three members of the program committee. All submitted papers MUST be formatted according to the author guidelines provided by IEEE Computer Society Press (two-column format) and MUST NOT be longer than 6(SIX) pages.

Important Dates:
* Abstract deadline: 1 February 2011
* Regular paper submission: 10 February 2011
* Notification: 5 April 2011
* Camera-ready due: 30 April 2011
* Conference dates: 3-4 July 2011

Honorary Co-Chairs
Siang Wun Song, Federal University of ABC / University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Benjamin W. Wah, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

General Chairs
Francisco Isidro Massetto, Federal University of ABC, Brazil
Qing Li, City University of Hong Kong, China
Stanislav V. Klimenko, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia

Program Co-Chairs
Kuan-Ching Li, Providence University, Taiwan
Edson Gomi, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Qingguo Zhou, Lanzhou University, China
Odej Kao, Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany

International Advisory Board
Nirwan Ansari, NJIT, USA
Borko Furht, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Madjid Merabti, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Max Muhlhauser, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Peter de With, CMG, Netherlands
Alberto del Bimbo, University of Florence, Italy
Stefano Levialdi, University of Roma, Italy
Ton Kalker, Hewlett-Packard Labs, USA
Joseph E. Urban, Arizona State University, USA
Tosiyasu L. Kunii, Hosei University, Japan
Minyi Guo, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Cyrus Shahabi, University of Southern California, USA

Steering Committee Chair:
Timothy Shih, National Central University, Taiwan

Organized By
Federal University of ABC, Brazil
Providence University, Taiwan
Politechnic School - University of São Paulo, Brazil
Mackenzie University, Brazil

Technical Support by
IEEE

For enquiries, please contact umedia2011@ufabc.edu.br