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ATC-09 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing

Ubiquitous computers, networks and information are paving a road towards a smart world (SW) in which computational intelligence is distributed throughout the physical environment to provide trustworthy and relevant services to people. This ubiquitous intelligence (UI) will change the computing landscape because it will enable new breeds of applications and systems to be developed; the realm of computing possibilities will be significantly extended. By embedding digital intelligence in everyday objects, our workplaces, our homes and even ourselves, many tasks and processes could be simplified, made more efficient, safer and more enjoyable. Ubiquitous computing, or pervasive computing, composes these many "smart things/u-things" to create the environments that underpin the smart world.

A smart thing can be endowed with different levels of intelligence, and may be context-aware, active, interactive, reactive, proactive, assistive, adaptive, automated, sentient, perceptual, cognitive, autonomic and/or thinking. Intelligent/smart things is an emerging research field covering many disciplines. A series of grand challenges exist to move from the world of ubiquitous computing with universal services of any means/place/time to the smart world of trustworthy services with the right means/place/time.

A series of grand challenges exist to achieve practical self-manageable autonomic systems with truly trustworthy services. ATC-09 addresses the most innovative research and development in these challenging areas and includes all technical aspects related to autonomic/organic computing (AC/OC) and trusted computing (TC).

The topics to be covered at the conference include, but are not limited to, the following:

Submitted papers will be refereed by at least three members of the international Program Committee. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present their work at the conference, otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings.

Conference Important Dates

Papers due 19 January 2009  closed
Notification of acceptance 16 March 2009
Camera-ready papers due 15 April 2009

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Papers accepted for ATC-09