Ubiquitous sensors, devices, networks and information are paving the way towards a smart world in which computational intelligence is distributed throughout the physical environment to provide reliable and relevant services to people. This ubiquitous intelligence will change the computing landscape because it will enable new breeds of applications and systems to be developed and the realm of computing possibilities will be significantly extended. By enhancing everyday objects with intelligence, many tasks and processes can be simple, the physical spaces where people interact like the workplaces and homes, could become more efficient, safer and more enjoyable. Ubiquitous computing, or pervasive computing, uses these many "smart things or u-things" to create smart environments, services and applications. Ubiquitous computing and digital applications are also the new engines of the global economy.
Ubiquitous intelligence is an emerging research field covering many disciplines. A series of grand challenges exist to move from the current level of computing services to the smart world of adaptive and intelligent services. UIC 2016 is the next edition of the successful series, previously held as UIC 2015 Beijing China. UIC 2014 Bali Indonesia, UIC 2013 Vietri sul Mare Italy, UIC 2012 Fukuoka Japan, UIC 2011 Banff Canada, UIC 2010 Xi'an China, UIC 2009 Brisbane Australia, UIC 2008 Oslo Norway, UIC 2007 Hong Kong China, UIC 2006 Wuhan China, UIC 2005 Nagasaki Japan, UIC 2004 Taipei. It offers a forum for researchers and engineers to exchange ideas and experiences in developing intelligent/smart objects, environments and systems.
The 13th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2016) will include a highly selective program of technical papers, accompanied by workshops, demos, panel discussions and keynote speeches. We welcome high quality papers that describe original and unpublished research advancing the state of the art in ubiquitous intelligence and computing.
The proceedings of the conference will be published by IEEE CPS (IEEE-DL and EI indexed). Extended versions of selected papers will be published in special issues of several scientific journals.
The 13th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing will be associated this year with five IEEE international Conferences and their workshops: - the 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing; - the 16th IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications; - the IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing; - the IEEE International Conference on Internet of People; - the IEEE Smart World Congress.