21st International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Infrastructures (WETICE-2012) (http://wetice.tuniview.com/)

Toulouse, France June 25-27, 2012

Track on Cyber Physical Society with SOA, BPM and Sensor Networks

Call for Papers

Along with the stronger capability of computing devices and the cheaper and faster communication networks, computing will be embedded in all types of physical resources, and applications with big societal impact and economic benefit will be created in time and across space. The tight conjoining of, and coordination between, computational (or cyber) and physical resources for achieving this kind of applications are the objectives of cyber physical systems. Generally, cyber physical systems feature a tight integration between computation, communication, and control in their operation and interactions with the task environment in which they are deployed. Beyond the cyber physical systems, the cyber physical society concerns not only the cyber space and the physical space but also humans, knowledge, society and culture. It is a future coordination and collaboration environment that connects nature, cyber space and society under certain rules. Research on cyber physical society will lead to the extension of information science and technology.

While the cyber physical society describes the future environment of collaboration, nowadays, service oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) are coined to specify how the computational resources can coordinate and collaborate, and (wireless) sensor networks (SNs) provide means to sensing the physical resources and interconnecting physical and cyber resources. Leveraging existing techniques (SOA, BPM, and SNs etc) for achieving the vision of cyber physical society is promising. The core scientific problems include the scalability, heterogeneity, integration, security, and the dynamics of the underlying infrastructures. The data management, as well as the semantic interoperability, in the cyber physical society is also posing a great challenge. This track aims to provide the scientific community a dedicated forum for discussing research, development, and deployment efforts in achieving the vision of cyber physical society by means of current techniques.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following scopes:

         Cyber physical systems

         Interactive computing in cyber physical society

         Architectures and principles of cyber physical society

         Security issues of cyber physical society

         Heterogeneous resources integration for SOA/BPM/SNs in cyber physical society

         Semantic interoperability for SOA/BPM/SNs in cyber physical society

         Semantic web for the Collaboration in cyber physical society

         Semantic data management in the sensor networks/cyber physical society

         Service oriented computing in cyber physical society

         Business process management in cyber physical society

         Sensor networks in cyber physical society

         Applications of cyber physical systems and cyber physical society

         SOA, BPM and SNs for pervasive systems

Submission Details

We encourage submissions of full papers and position papers presenting novel ideas that may lead to insightful technical discussions at this track. Papers should contain original contributions not published or submitted elsewhere, and references to related state-of-the-art work. All submissions should be electronic (in PDF/DOC) and will be peer-reviewed by at least three program committee members.

Submission should include the title of the paper, the names and affiliations of the authors, a 150-word abstract and at most six keywords. Submission should follow the IEEE format (single spaced, two columns, 10pt, Times/Roman font) and not exceed six pages, including figures. Detailed guideline is available at http://www.computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm. Authors should also provide contact addresses, if different from the submitting electronic address. Please submit papers by email to the track chair (zhangbing.zhou@gmail.com).

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to publish a short paper (2-4 pages) in the Springer Open Access online-only Journal of Communications in Mobile Computing (ComC) (ISSN: 2192-1121). Open access fees will be waived for these papers.

Selected high-quality papers (after extension) will be recommended for publication in special issues of:

(i)                  International journal of Information Technology (JIT) (http://jit.ndhu.edu.tw/callforpaper/JIT_Special_Issue_CPS_20120111.pdf), or

(ii)                Automatika - Journal for Control, Measurement, Electronics, Computing and Communications (http://automatika.korema.hr/index.php/automatika/announcement/view/6), or

(iii)               Journal of Digital Content Technology and its Applications (JDCTA) (http://www.aicit.org/jdcta/global/si.html?jname=JDCTA#S47).

JIT is SCI(E)-indexed with an impact factor 0.448. Automatika is SCI(E)-indexed with an impact factor 0.108. JDCTA is EI-indexed.

Important Dates

         Paper Submission Deadline: March 26, 2012

         Paper Acceptance Notification: April 16, 2012

         Camera-ready Paper Submissions: April 30, 2012

         WETICE-2012 conference: June 25-27, 2012

General Chairs

         Qun Wang, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), China

         Manfred Hauswirth, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland

Program Chairs

         ZhangBing Zhou, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), China & TELECOM SudParis, France

         Walid Gaaloul, TELECOM SudParis, France

         Wei Tan, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, US

         Daqiang Zhang, Nanjing Normal University, China

Publicity Chair

         Lei Shu, Osaka University, Japan

Program Committee Members

         Sami Bhiri, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland

         Quang Trung Duong, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

         Ching-Hsien Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan

         Adnene Guabtni, National ICT Australia and University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia

         Junwei Cao, Tsinghua University, China

         Yuming Zhou, Nanjing University, China

         Kyle Chard, University of Chicago, US

         Jianwu Wang, University of California, San Diego, US

         Xiaolin Hu, Georgia State University, US

         Khaled Gaaloul, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

         Yanjun Guo, Peking University, China

         Feng XIA, Dalian University of Technology, China

         Yishuai Chen, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

         Bin Guo, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

         Ke Ning, Kingdee Research Center (Shenzhen), China

         Mohamed Graiet, University of Monastir, Tunisia

         Lu Liu, University of Derby, UK

         Yongjun Zheng, Middlesex University, UK

         Xitong Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US

         Maciej Zaremba, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland

         Vaskar Raychoudhury, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

         Guangjie Han, Hohai University, China

         Xuan Zhou, Renmin University, China

         Mohamed Sellami, TELECOM SudParis, France

         Peng Shi, Beijing Science and Technology University, China

         Yuxin Ye, Jilin University, China

         Yi Zeng, Beijing University of Technology, China

         Jong-Hyouk Lee, IMARA Team, INRIA Paris - Rocquencourt, France

         Guangdong Huang, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), China

         Xiaohui Ji, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), China

         Yunchuan Sun, Beijing Normal University, China


Please contact ZhangBing Zhou (zhangbing.zhou@gmail.com) for further enquiries about this track.