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1st International Workshop on Technologies for Ambient Information Society

to be held in conjunction with BIONETICS 2008.

*** Submission deadline: August 15, 2008 (EXTENDED!!!)***

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In the future ambient information society, not only can a user obtain information in a flexible manner, as in the ubiquitous information society, but also information systems in the ambient environment can autonomously provide desired information to a user according to his/her given circumstances (i.e., time, place, and personal preferences). Information systems in such a society, for example, could provide people with an advice or guidance to avoid possible danger or hazards. To realize such a society, it is not enough to simply extend conventional IT. Instead, we need to develop sophisticated breakthrough technologies to tackle the expected technological challenges, such as inference of user's desire, recognition of environmental condition, adaptation of ambient systems, provision of information to users. The new technologies also need to be scalable, adaptive, reliable, and robust. Biologically-inspired approaches are promising in building such technologies by an interdisciplinary way of thinking and working.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and scientists from several research areas including information networking, information systems engineering, computer science, multimedia engineering, physical science, and bioinformatic engineering, to foster research and development of technologies for ambient information society infrastructure.

Original submissions are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

Ambient network
• wireless sensor network, mobile ad-hoc network, overlay network for ambient information society
• service discovery and organization for ambient information society
• information technology for reliable and dependable ambient information society

Ambient interface
• recognition of environmental condition and user demand for ambient information society
• ambient interaction with users

Ambient information platform
• sensing, security, application technology for ambient information society

Biological dynamics
• biological adaptation, robustness, resilience applicable to ambient network, interface, and information platform

Authors are invited to submit full papers of 4 to 6 pages in ACM conference proceedings format. The proceedings will be an ICST publication and the papers will be listed on the ACM DL and indexed by EI. Please follow the instructions on the website ( for formatting your paper. Papers need to be submitted through email to the workshop chair, Naoki Wakamiya () with the email subject line, "TAIS08 Paper Submission". A confirmation email will be sent back as soon as confirmed.

Important dates

• Submission deadline: August 15, 2008 (EXTENDED!!!)
• Acceptance notification: September 6, 2008
• Camera Ready Paper: September 20, 2008

Further information
• Naoki Wakamiya () Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University

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