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CENTRIC 2020: International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services
https://www.iaria.org/conferences2020/CENTRIC20.html
Submission Date:
2020-07-15 Extended
Notification Date:
2020-08-09
Conference Date:
2020-10-18
Location:
Porto, Portugal
Years:
13
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Call For Papers
The evolution of services and the diversity of the user profiles composed with various contents and context-based access led to the development of specific mechanisms, services, and applications with a definitive, personalized, and user-centric flavor. Mechanisms are in place for service discovery using user profiles, for adapting the traffic following the quality of experience, or allowing personalized navigation and visualization. More is needed for network control and feedback consideration as well as for personalized storage and information retrieval within a given context.

There is a cohort of technologies that favored the so called “user-centric” services and applications. While some of them reached some maturity, others are to prove their economics (WiMax, IPTV, RFID, etc). The human-oriented and personalized technologies and services rely on a key set of features, some to be deployed, others getting more mature (personal profiles, preferences, identity, proximity, personal devices, etc.). Following, advanced applications covering human related activities benefit from personalized and human-oriented networks and services, especially preventive and personalized medicine, body networks and devices, or anticipative systems.

CENTRIC 2020 continues the series of events focusing on human-oriented and personalized mechanisms, technologies, and services, commonly known as I-centric. The conference will provide a forum where researchers shall be able to present recent research results and new research problems and directions related to them. The conference seeks contributions presenting novel result and future research in all aspects of user-centric mechanisms, technologies, and services.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

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 topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

CENTRIC 2020 conference tracks:

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

User Centricity and Artificial Intelligence

AI-Support and Human Decision Making; Human Interpretable and Explainable AI; Data Annotation and Data Labeling Problems; Detecting and Dealing with AI Bias; User Acceptance of AI-Based Decision Making; AI for User Behavior Classification and Prediction; AI and Recommender Systems for Personalized Offerings

User Centered Design of Chatbots and Voice Assistants

User Requirements and User Acceptance; New Design Patterns and Approaches; Innovative Tools for Prototyping and Dialog Design; Wizard-of-Oz Testing and New Approaches for User Testings; Impact of Advances in Natural Language Detection; Methods for Analyzing and Classifying User Intents; Accessibility and Findability in Conversational Commerce

Affective computing and emotional intelligence

Frameworks for affective computing; Principles in emotional intelligence; Concepts in affective robotics; Social aspects of affective computing; Ambient systems embedding emotional intelligence;  Empathy in artificial agents; Human-centric obedience towards virtual agents; Affective gaming; Deep multitask learning; Apps for body perceptions and emotions; Multi-sensing and human behavior; Active sensing system for distress detection; Recognition of facial emotions; Automatic prediction of depression and anxiety; Mitigate public speaking anxiety; Prediction of emotion from heartbeat; Conveying emotional awareness; Emotional intelligence; Happiness entailment; Cooperative machine learning; Emotion prediction; Emotion recognition; Emotion in ambiguous speech

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

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
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2020-07-11
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