Modern everyday environments are increasingly integrated with technology; computational artefacts blend with the landscape and its actors, smart applications seek to provide users with intelligent sensing or responding, algorithms offer to orchestrate repetitive tasks. Numerous technologies promise to deliver seamless integration, but it is often the case that the most successful ensembles are those which mix technology, ml/ai and humans.
The purpose of this special track is to bring together researchers and practitioners who work on building, evaluating or deploying in the wild novel artefacts, systems or services which aim to nurture smart and sociable ecosystems.
Major topics include:
Authors are invited to submit their original work that has not previously been submitted or published in any other venue. Each paper length should not exceed 8 pages. All papers need to be in IEEE CS format and submitted via the dedicated Easychair submission site according to the instructions on the Initial Submissions page.
Dr. Dimitrios Ringas, Department of Informatics, Ionian University
Dimitrios Ringas is lab-teaching staff at the Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Greece. He holds a PhD on Computer Science with focus on how ubiquitous computing affects the urban landscape from the Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Greece. He holds a Diploma in Computer and Informatics Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, and an MSc on Computer Science from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK. His research interests include ubiquitous and urban computing, human-computer interaction, smart city applications as well as urban learning applications. He has received a scholarship from the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, Greece, and a visiting researcher scholarship from the University of Oulu, Finland.
Dr. Eleni Christopoulou, Department of Informatics, Ionian University
Eleni Christopoulou is lab-teaching staff at the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University, Corfu, Greece and a tutor at the Undergraduate programs on Computer Science and Tourism Administration of the Hellenic Open University, Greece. She holds a PhD on Computer Science with focus on ontologies in context-aware mobile and ubiquitous computing systems from the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics of the University of Patras, Greece since 2013. She has taught as an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Business Administration of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Greece and the Department of Business Administration of the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece and she has worked as an R&D engineer at the Computer Technology Institute in Patras, Greece. Her research interests include knowledge representation and management in mobile and ubiquitous computing systems, context-awareness in smart systems and smart cities as well as big data in IoT environments. She has contributed to a number of Greek and European research programs mainly in the area of ubiquitous computing, context-aware systems and smart cities and she has been a reviewer and TPC member of numerous conferences and journals in the area. She has received a scholarship from the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, Greece, and a visiting researcher scholarship from the University of Oulu, Finland.
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