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Helsinki, Finland

The 4th conference on Smart Spaces
ruSMART 2011

August 22-23, 2011. St.-Petersburg, Russia


About the Conference

Nowadays we see strong demand for development of robust infrastructure for retrieving, storing and processing information of various types, which is obtained from and delivered to the broad spectrum of different user devices. This is especially critical when the volume of information increases as rapidly as its value. As a consequence the methods and solutions for efficient processing, reusing and reasoning over user's data has gained a lot of attention in the last years and became the key aspect of application design. Further developments in this field creates a lot of opportunities to apply new business models and is a key enabler for the concept of pro-active service.

The wireless solutions have moved beyond their traditional areas of application and today we can talk about a space where users can access a number of wireless technologies and interact with various services. Similarly, existent and future services cover the wide range of user demands, ranging from searching and browsing contents to interactive context and location aware solution that explore advanced multimedia capabilities of the surrounding devices. These layers form a smart environment that harmonizes a number of technologies and provides the best possible personalized user experience. Also it helps to address a number of challenges of the modern society, starting from efficient indoor use of energy and to smart logistics and broad-scope deployment of the green principles and technologies.

This conference will explore and explain the scope and challenges of smart space technologies and solutions. In this regard, the conference aims to bring together research professionals from diverse fields including but not limited to wireless communication, ubiquitous networks, software development, multimedia, services, and business in both academia and industry. Conference proceedings will be published in LNCS, Springer (confirmed) and indexed by relevant databases.

The ruSMART 2011 will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia - the meeting point of East and West. Through its stunning architecture and wonderful art galleries and museums, among a number of other attractions, the wealth of history of East and West can be seen and felt in this beautiful city.

Selected authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to be published in a special issue of a journal Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220; CODEN: SENSC9) - Impact Factor: 1.821 (2009); 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.903 (2009)

Important dates

Paper submission April 18, 2011
Notification of acceptance May 20, 2011
Camera ready version June 01, 2011

The conference program is published and available for download.

Call for papers is available here

Executive Technical Program Committee

Sergey Boldyrev, Senior Manager, Nokia, Helsinki, Finland
Nikolai Nefedov, Principal Scientist, Nokia Research Center, Zurich, Switzerland
Ian Oliver, Principal Architect, Nokia, Helsinki, Finland
Alexander Smirnov, Head of laboratory, SPIIRAS, St.-Petersburg, Russia
Vladimir Gorodetsky, Head of laboratory, SPIIRAS, St.-Petersburg, Russia
Michael Lawo, Professor, Center for Computing Technologies (TZI), University of Bremen, Germany
Michael Smirnov, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Dieter Uckelmann, LogDynamics Lab, University of Bremen, Germany
Cornel Klein, Program Manager, Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany

Technical Program Committee

Sergey Balandin, FRUCT, Finland
Michel Banatre, IRISA, France
Mohamed Baqer, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Sergei Bogomolov, LGERP R&D Lab, Russia
Gianpaolo Cugola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Alexey Dudkov, NRPL Group, Finland
Kim Geun-Hyung, Dong Eui University, R. Korea
Didem Gozupek, Bogazici University, Turkey
Victor Govindaswamy, Texas A&M University, USA
Prem Jayaraman, Monash University, Australia
Jukka Honkola, Innorange Oy, Finland
Dimitri Konstantas, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Reto Krummenacher, STI Innsbruck, Austria
Alexey Kashevnik, SPIIRAS, Russia
Dmitry Korzun, Petrozavodsk State University, Russia
Kirill Krinkin, Academic University of Russian Academy of Science, Russia
Juha Laurila, Nokia Research Center, Switzerland
Pedro Merino, University of Malaga, Spain
Aaron Quigley, University College Dublin, Ireland
Luca Roffia, University of Bologna, Italy
Bilhanan Silverajan, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Markus Taumberger, VTT, Finland