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CENTRIC 2015 : The Eighth International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services


When Nov 15, 2015 - Nov 20, 2015
Where Barcelona, Spain
Submission Deadline Jul 12, 2015
Notification Due Aug 6, 2015
Final Version Due Oct 4, 2015
Categories    information retrieval

Call For Papers



Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific results to CENTRIC 2015.

Note that we are few days away from the submission deadline of July 12, 2015.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended article versions to one of the IARIA Journals:


============== CENTRIC 2015 | Call for Papers ===============


CENTRIC 2015, The Eighth International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services

November 15 - 20, 2015 - Barcelona, Spain

General page:

Call for Papers:

Submission page:


- regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]

- short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]

- ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]

- extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]

- posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]

- posters: slide only [slide-deck posted at]

- presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted at]

- demos: two pages [posted at]

- doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:

- mini symposia: see

- workshops: see

- tutorials: [slide-deck posed on]

- panels: [slide-deck posed on]

Submission deadline: July 12, 2015

Sponsored by IARIA,

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:

Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc.:

Articles will be archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library:

Please note the Poster and Work in Progress options.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.
All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and conform with the Editorial rules:

CENTRIC 2015 Topics (topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

Building user-centric systems

User-centered research methods; User-centered methods for development and maintenance; Risks of user-centered design; Innovation and user-centered design; User-centered design in smart environments; Research on user competencies and requirements; Innovative user Interfaces (e.g., brain-computer interfaces); New types of human-computer-interactions (e.g., gestures)

Centric views

User centricity: I-centric versus We-centric; User-centric in service-centric systems; User-centric business models; User-centric requirements in network-centric approaches; User-centric and critical time-centric applications and services; User information access behavior; User-centric professional attackers; User-centric data mining; User-centric data aggregation; Personalized seeking and personalized sharing; Contextual user information facets; User-oriented ontology; User empowerment: awareness and control; User-centric trust models

Privacy and anonymity

Anonymity and pseudonymity; Attacks against de-identified data; Data anonymity; Consent-based privacy disclosure; Private digital assets; Disclosure control techniques; Information loss assessment; Risk assessment for shared information; Privacy and anonymity ontology; Privacy technologies; User location anonymity techniques; Privacy preserving data and text mining; Privacy and anonymity in specialized applications /healthcare. databases, information retrieval, social networks, etc./; Legal aspects in privacy and anonymity

User-centric supporting mechanisms

Machine learning and artificial neural networks; Network control and feedback with man-in-the-loop; Multi-sensor user interfaces (e.g., tactile, haptic, olfactory); Personalized storage and information retrieval with user-context; Service discovery using user profile; Personalized navigation and visualization; Semantic web services; Advanced personalization techniques for semantic wikis; Application of advanced reasoning maintenance; Reasoning on user modeling and personalization; Information extraction and semantic web technologies with personalization and user modeling; Quality of experience


Personalization of ICT services and devices; Personalization of eHealth services; Personalization related to ICT in cars; Adaptive personalization; Supporting the user in initial set-up of user profiles; Personalization and user profile management; Preferences for personalization in manufacturers' devices; Standardization

User-centric networking and services

Personal profiles, preferences; Identity; Reputation; User profiles; Proximity and context-aware services; Social communities; User adapted services; Trust, privacy, security; Community services; Location services; Web 2.0 and Web 3.0; Key exchange, certificate handling, smartcards; Personal devices; Managing identity and security - identity provider; Home content access and rights management

User-centric advanced applications

Humanoids; Unmanned systems; On-body antennas; Body networks and devices; Preventive and personalized medicine; Anticipative systems for diagnosis and maintenance; Emergency and medical response systems; eHealth and telemedicine services; Personal entertainment

Technologies for personalized services

Personnel tracking; Presence automatic control; Remote home security control; User-centric recommender services; Identity management; Contactless radio: RFID, NFC; Proximity radio: Bluetooth, WLAN; Broadband and wireless broadband distribution; Ambient wireless and broadband networks; Social engineering and social networks; IPTV and Quadruple Play

People-centric sensing

People-centric sensing techniques, technologies, and applications; Participatory sensing; Smart phone sensing; urban sensing; Bio-medical sensing; Mixed sensor networks and people-centric sensing; SensorWeb; Mobility; Mobile social networks and sensing; Mobile healthcare and sensing; Platforms and architectures; Context awareness; Situation awareness and management

User experience and usability

Attributes and measurement; Ergonomics/human factors; User-Centered and contextual design; Design guidance/best practices; Usability heuristics, testing and evaluation; User feedback and response; Design tools and process; Prototyping technologies; Responsive design strategies; Innovative user interfaces

User research and usage behavior

Up-front user research; Use cases and case study research; Usage/user studies on new services; Adoption and diffusion research; Usage/demand forecasting and planning; Technology acceptance research; User behavior and attitudes; Social and cultural influences



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