28 January 2009

Call for papers: Smart Homes: Technologies and Applications

Call for papers: Smart Homes: Technologies and Applications

A special issue of International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology

Smart homes are environments that integrate various information and communication technologies in order to enhance the comfort of their occupants and the delivery of a multitude of services in a non-intrusive manner. The wide spectrum of applications and services of smart homes includes monitoring and control, systems automation, ambient optimisation, telemedicine and healthcare. The concept of smart homes is getting closer to being achieved due to advances in intelligent wireless sensors, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, mobile communications, embedded systems and other supporting technologies. However, major technological and social challenges remain to be over come in order to integrate those technologies and software applications in ways that make them blend to the home environment and hence become easily accessible by the user.

The aim of this special issue is to present a collection of high quality papers that report on the research advances being made in all aspects of smart home technologies and applications.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
  • System architectures
  • Intelligent sensors
  • Environment monitoring and control
  • Human computer interface
  • Pervasive computing issues
  • Ubiquitous computing issues
  • Mobile applications
  • Middleware design issues
  • Embedded computing systems
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Home networks and services
  • Social, privacy and security issues
  • Healthcare services
  • Home systems automation
  • Reliability and risk assessment issues
  • RFID, Bluetooth and other wireless technologies
  • Innovative smart home applications and services
Important Dates
Manuscript Due: 20 March 2009
Acceptance Notification: 20 May 2009
Camera-ready Due: 20 June 2009

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