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Special Issue on IJAHUC 2010 : International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing - Special Issue on: “The Smart Digital Home”


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Abstract Registration Due Jan 5, 2010
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2010
Notification Due Mar 15, 2010
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2010
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Call For Papers


International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC)
Special Issue on: “The Smart Digital Home”

Guest Editors:

Prof. Prof. Shing-Tsaan Huang, National Central University, Taiwan
Dr. Fong Pong, Broadcom Corporation, California, USA
Assoc. Prof. Jehn-Ruey Jiang, National Central University, Taiwan

A smart digital home refers to a living space with devices that are connected through wired or wireless networks. The connected devices may be sensors, actors, consumer electronics, appliances, mobile and PC devices that cooperate transparently for facilitating living and improving usability in the home. Sensors can capture the and/or detect physical phenomena, like temperature, humidity, illumination, etc., of living environments and notify other devices of the phenomena; actors and other devices can then act according to the phenomena to provide context aware services.

Home care of the old, the young, the sick and the disabled can benefit from smart digital home technologies, by which carers are able to acquire the states of the home and the residents anytime, anywhere and to take proper actions immediately. By the technologies, proper actions can also be triggered automatically in the presence of specific events, such as resident falling, and stove catching fire, etc.

Smart digital home technologies enable working from home, remote education, network shopping, online gaming, etc. High speed broadband network access and all-IP technologies enabled by frameworks of IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), SDP (Service Delivery Platforms), DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), and so on, offer new communication capabilities. We can foresee that innovative smart digital home applications benefiting from high network capabilities will be blooming in the near future. Since a variety of devices presents in a smart digital home, convergent (across all the screens of TVs, PCs, appliances and mobile devices) and personalized user experience is evidently the key for the success of new residential applications.

Subject Coverage:

The goal of this special issue is to bring together the researchers from academia and industry as well as practitioners to share ideas, problems and solutions relating to the multifaceted aspects of the smart digital home. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

‧ Broadband digital home networks
‧ Sensor networks and visual sensor networks for home care
‧ Context-aware intelligent living environments
‧ Continuous or event-driven inhabitation monitoring
‧ Fall detection, posture and activity recognition
‧ Assistive devices for localization and orientation
‧ Decision support algorithms for sensor data analysis
‧ Middleware for interoperability
‧ Convergent and personalized user experience
‧ Fully automated home applications
‧ Energy savvy digital home applications
‧ Entertainment, educational and motivational aids
‧ Security and privacy in smart digital homes

Notes for Prospective Authors:

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page (

Important Dates:
‧ Paper submission deadline: 05 January, 2010
‧ Acceptance notification: 15 February, 2010
‧ Camera ready copy due: 15 March, 2010

Editors and Notes:

A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page ( Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished manuscripts to web site: . All submitted papers will be refereed by reviewers in terms of originality, contribution, correctness, and presentation.

Corresponding Editor:
Jehn-Ruey Jiang
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
National Central University, Taiwan, R.O.C.

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