Preliminary Program

The 3rd IFIP International Symposium on

Network Centric Ubiquitous Systems

(NCUS 2007)

To be held in conjunction with

The 2007 IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC 2007),

Taipei, Taiwan,   December 17-20, 2007

Call for Papers
Important Dates
Organizing Committee
Contact Information
Previous Symposium


Call for Papers

Historically, ubiquitous systems have been highly engineered for a particular task, with no spontaneous interactions among devices. Recent advances in wireless communication and sensor and actuator technologies have given rise to a new genre of ubiquitous systems. This new genre is characterized as self-organizing, critically resource constrained, and network centric. The fundamental change is communication: numerous small devices operating collectively, rather than as standalone devices, form a dynamic ambient network that connects each device to more powerful networks and processing resources.

NCUS'07 is the successor of the First IFIP International Symposium on Network Centric Ubiquitous Systems (NCUS'05) held in Nagasaki, Japan and the Second IFIP International Symposium on Network Centric Ubiquitous Systems (NCUS'06) held in Seoul, Korea and and offers a premier international forum for researchers and practitioners from both industry and academia, to discuss hot topics and emerging areas, to share recent progress and latest results, and to promote cutting-edge research and future cooperation on ubiquitous systems and ubiquitous networking.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Software engineering technologies and formal techniques for modeling, designing, and testing network centric ubiquitous systems
  • Hardware architectures, communication protocols, human-computer interaction and other enabling technologies for network centric ubiquitous systems
  • Theoretical foundations and algorithms for ubiquitous networking
  • Context awareness, adaptation and management in network centric ubiquitous systems
  • Peer-to-peer and overlay networks, systems, and applications in ubiquitous systems
  • Mobile networks, sensor networks, unmanned air and ground vehicle networks, and applications
  • Web services and middleware support for ubiquitous networking
  • Security and trust management in ubiquitous networks, systems, and applications
  • Energy management and harvesting for network centric ubiquitous systems
  • Simulation, performance evaluation, experiments, and trials of ubiquitous networks and applications
  • Comprehensive survey on timely topics


Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a PDF version of original manuscripts (not being considered for publication elsewhere, not exceeding 12 single-column, single-spaced pages). Authors should make sure that the submission can be viewed via Acrobat Reader and printed correctly via standard letter or A4 size paper. We strongly recommend authors to format their submissions in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) style (instructions and templates are available here). For the paper submission, please check the following link:


Accepted papers will be published as proceedings by LNCS, Springer-Verlag. Instructions about the preparation of a final proceedings version will be sent to the authors of accepted papers. Authors of an accepted paper must guarantee that at least one of the authors will attend the symposium and present their paper.

Selected Best Papers

A number of the best papers presented at the symposium will be selected for publications in a special issue at JUCI (Journal of Ubiquitous Computing and Intelligence).

Important Dates

Submission Deadline:   July 8, 2007 (Extended)
Notification of Acceptance: 


August 14, 2007 (Extended)
Final Version Deadline:   September 4, 2007

Organizing Committee

Steering Chair

Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

General Co-chairs

Kuan-Ching Li (, Providence University, Taiwan
Ce-Kuen Shieh (, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Program Co-chairs

Qing-An Zeng (, University of Cincinnati, USA
Weijia Jia (, City University of Hong Kong, China
Yun Liu (, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Publicity Chair

Hao-Hua Chu (, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Program Committee

Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, SUNY Binghamton, USA
Hesham H. Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Irfan Awan, University of Bradford, UK
Doo-Hwan Bae, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Jacir L. Bordim, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Phillip Bradford, University of Alabama, USA
Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Chichyang Chen, Feng Chia University, Taiwan
Xiuzhen Cheng, George Washington University, USA
Song Ci, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Jitender S. Deogun, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, USA
Dan Feng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Satoshi Fujita, Hiroshima University, Japan
Paulo Roberto de Lira Gondim, Universidad de Brasilia, Brazil
Dan Grigoras, University College Cork, Ireland
Hung-Chang Hsiao, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Ajay Kshemkalyani, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Hyunyoung Lee, University of Denver, USA
Liang-Teh Lee, Tatung University, Taiwan
Victor C. M. Leung, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Jiang (Leo) Li, Howard University, USA
Xiaolong Li, Morehead State University, USA
Kathy Liszka, University of Akron, USA
Wei Liu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Mario Donato Marino, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Koji Nakano, Hiroshima University, Japan
Nidal Nasser, University of Guelph, Canada
Mohamed Ould-Khaoua, University of Glasgow, UK
Jun Pang, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Marcin Paprzycki, SWPS, Poland
Dana Petcu, Institute e-Austria Timisoara, Romania
Wei Qin, Boston University, USA
Ilkyeun Ra, University of Colorado at Denver, USA
Won-Woo Ro, California State University-Northridge, USA
Huai-Rong Shao, Samsung, USA
Hong Shen, Computer Science, University of Adelaide, Australia
Randy Smith, University of Alabama, USA
Siang-Wun Song, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rafael Timoteo de Sousa, Universidad de Brasilia, Brazil
You-Chiun Wang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Bin Wang, Wright State University, USA
Cho-Li Wang, The University of Hong Kong, China
Guojun Wang, Central South University, China
Guoliang Xue, Arizona State University, USA
Chu-Sing Yang, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan
Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge, UK
Liqiang Zhang, Indiana University at South Bend, USA
Jingyuan Zhang, University of Alabama, USA

Contact Information

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