CFP: PerCAM Special Issue of Elsevier Computers and Electrical Engineering journal" (IF=0.928) http://www.journals.elsevier.com/computers-and-electrical-engineering/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-pervasive-and-context-aware-middleware/
(Evolving Ambient Intelligence), Editors: Michael O'Grady, Hamed Vahdat-Nejad. et al. 2013
3rd International Workshop on Pervasive and Context-Aware Middleware (PerCAM13)
In conjunction with
Fourth International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI 2013)
Context-aware middleware or middleware for pervasive computing aims to provide a platform for facilitating the development of context-aware applications. Although many research projects are performed on this subject; this concept is to some extend vague and needs formalization. The concerned problems of most of the studies, which have introduced and proposed context-aware middleware, are different in nature, and also their proposed middleware systems are different in functionality. As the tasks that are supported by current context-aware middleware systems are different, which functional and non-functional requirements should be generally provided by context-aware middleware?
After the success of CAM11 (August 2011; Saint-Petersburg, Russia) and CAM12 (March 2012; Fukuoka, Japan), the 3rd series of CAM, which has been renamed to "International Workshop on Pervasive and Context-Aware Middleware (PerCAM13)", will be held in Dublin, Ireland on December 3rd 2013. The aim of this workshop is to gather researchers in the emerging area of context-aware middleware to exchange knowledge and ideas.
In the workshop, we discuss the necessity of context-aware middleware and state the situations in which designing a middleware is an optimal solution for development of a context-aware system. Moreover, we encourage papers proposing a comprehensive definition of this concept and describing all the functionalities that it should provide. Finally, we go through the functionalities of context-aware middleware and encourage practical papers, which are related to context acquisition, aggregation, provenance, modeling, reasoning, provisioning, and quality of context assessment. The goal of the workshop is to formalize the concept of “context-aware middleware”, propose practical solutions, and introduce future research directions to help the researchers of this subject.
Extended version of accepted papers are invited to be submitted to the Special Issue on “Pervasive and Context-Aware
Middleware" of the "Elsevier Computers and Electrical Engineering journal"