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CoMoRea 2011 : 8th Workshop on Context Modeling and Reasoning


When Mar 21, 2011 - Mar 25, 2011
Where Seattle, USA
Submission Deadline Oct 31, 2010
Notification Due Jan 7, 2011
Final Version Due Jan 28, 2011

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
8th Workshop on Context Modeling and Reasoning (CoMoRea'11) at
9th Annual IEEE Intl. Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications
Seattle, USA, March 21 - 25, 2011

Important Dates
Paper submissions: October 31, 2010
Notification: January 7, 2011
Camera ready version: January 28, 2011
Workshop: March 21 or 25, 2011

Workshop Scope
There is a growing interest in context-aware applications that
intelligently support user tasks by acting autonomously on behalf of users.
Behavior of context-aware applications depends not only on their internal
state and user interactions but also on the context sensed during their
execution. Some early models of context information already exist, however
many research issues related to context information modeling are still not
fully addressed. Existing context models vary in types of context
information they can represent. While some models take the user?s current
situation, e.g. ?in a meeting?, into account others model the physical
environment, i.e. locations. A more generic approach to context modeling is
needed in order to capture various features of context information
including a variety of types of context information, dependencies between
context information, quality of context information and context histories.
In addition, to ease software engineering problems encountered in
programming context-aware applications, appropriate abstractions are
necessary to support discovery and reuse of context information as well as
scalable methods of context processing and management.

This workshop?s aim is to advance the state of the art in context modeling
and reasoning and also discuss fundamental issues in context processing and
management. The goal is to identify concepts, theories and methods
applicable to context modeling and context reasoning as well as
system-oriented issues related to the design and implementation of
context-aware systems.

In particular, the following topics are of interest to this workshop:
* Context modeling techniques
* Domain-specific context models
* Ontology-based approaches to context modeling and reasoning
* Hybrid context models (integration of various modeling techniques)
* Advanced issues in context modeling, including issues of information
quality, ambiguity, and context provenance
* Context reasoning algorithms, their complexity and accuracy
* Discovery and reuse of context information
* Privacy of context information
* Distributed and scalable context management
* Experiences with using context models to build context-aware applications
* Tool support for context modeling and development of context model-based
* Balance of autonomy with user control

Workshop Committee
Workshop co-chairs:

Daniela Nicklas, Universit?t Oldenburg, Germany
Daniele Riboni, Universit? degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Matthias Wieland, Universit?t Stuttgart, Germany

Programme committee:

Anand Ranganathan, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Bin Guo, Institut Telecom SudParis, France
Christian Becker, University of Mannheim, Germany
Frank D?rr, Universit?t Stuttgart, Germany
Ghita Kouadri Mostefaoui, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, UK
Gregor Schiele, University of Mannheim, Germany
Klaus David, University of Kassel, Germany
Jalal Al-Muhtadi, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Martin Bauer, NEC Heidelberg, Germany
Markus Endler, University of S?o Paulo, Brazil
Massimo Valla, Telecom Italia Lab, Italy
Oliver Brdiczka, PARC, USA
Waltenegus Dargie, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Weishan Zhang, Aarhus University, Denmark
Zhiwen Yu, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi An, China

Submitted papers will be refereed by the workshop Programme Committee.
Accepted papers will appear in the PerCom?11 Workshops proceedings
published by IEEE Computer Society Press.

The papers should be in the IEEE format and should be no more than 5 pages
in length. Research papers must be an original unpublished work and not
under review elsewhere. Experience reports must be stated as such and a
comprehensive discussion of the taken approach, experiences, and its
assessment is expected.

Papers should be submitted via the EDAS CoMoRea page:

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