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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Special Issue of the International Journal of Semantic Computing (IJSC) on Ambient Semantic Computin
Email:   gurevych_(on)_tk.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Date received:   16 Feb 2008
Deadline:   28 Feb 2008

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue of the International Journal of Semantic Computing (IJSC) on Ambient Semantic Computing Guest Editors: - Iryna Gurevych (Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany) - Max Muehlhaeuser (Telecooperation Division, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany) This special issue of the International Journal of Semantic Computing (IJCS www.worldscinet.com/ijsc) is concerned with novel methods, algorithms, and concepts which fruitfully combine ambient intelligence and semantic technologies, called ambient semantic computing. By 'ambient intelligence', we refer to distributed, mobile, and ubiquitous computing approaches that emphasize the dawning era of networked anytime - anywhere computers, which users wear and encounter in everyday life - without perceiving them as computers. Context-aware computing, multimodal and tangible interaction, and smart environments are examples for relevant research fields in ambient intelligence. By 'semantic technologies', we refer to natural language processing (NLP), knowledge related research, and computer perception approaches (e.g. handwriting and speech recognition, computer vision, multimedia analysis, situation detection, etc.) that target human understanding of the perceived media. Examples of relevant NLP technologies are spoken dialogue interfaces, natural language information search, question answering, and NLP-based methods in service or software discovery, composition or maintenance. We are convinced that the vision of ambient intelligence, i.e., a world of omnipresent, hidden computers that truly aid human beings can only be achieved if these computers can deal with concepts that reflect human understanding and common sense. Therefore, the _smartness_ of ambient intelligence must be combined with the _naturalism_ of semantic technologies. Topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to: * language-based and multimodal human-computer interfaces for ambient intelligence * combinations of distributed systems and natural language processing technologies to support knowledge work * unstructured information management methods for semantically enabled software * next generation public security based on ambient intelligence and semantic technologies * situational context used to improve information management and NLP context used for context-sensitive ubiquitous computing * combining human and computer-based trust, privacy, reliability etc. * concepts and methods, resources and tools for the development of ambient semantic computing systems. IMPRORTANT DATES: - Feb 28, 2008: Deadline for paper submission - Apr 30, 2008: Notification of acceptance - May 31, 2008: Camera-ready version of accepted paper - Jun 30, 2008: Target publication date Submission of Papers: Papers should be submitted to the guest editors {gurevych|max}@tk.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de Latex-2e instructions can found at http://www.worldscinet.com/style_files/ijsc/214-ijsc_2e.zip MS-Word instructions can be found at http://www.worldscinet.com/style_files/ijsc/214-ijsc_doc.zip Latest CFP information can be found at http://www.tk.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/index.php?id=835 _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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