ANT 2013

4th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 25/06/2013 – 28/06/2013

The 4th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2013) is a leading international conference for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies related areas. The ANT-2013 will be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT)).
ANT 2013 will be held in Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax is located on the far eastern coast of Canada and is approximately a 6-hour flight from London, UK and a 2-hour flight from Toronto, Ontario. Halifax is a vibrant and modern city which is home to multiple academic institutions and where visitors can enjoy a variety of activities and entertainment from whale watching to Jazz festivals to world-class cuisine. Halifax is also home to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic which contains the world largest collection of Titanic artifacts. Nova Scotia is a picturesque province with many National and Provincial parks, and as stated in the Guinness Book of World Records, has the highest tides in the world.
All ANT-2013 accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus ( and Engineering Village (Ei) ( This includes EI Compendex ( The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. You will be able to provide a hyperlink to all delegates and direct your conference website visitors to your proceedings. All accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP (

Topics of Interest
  • Agent Systems, Intelligent Computing and Applications
    • Adaptive agents
    • Agents architectures
    • Auctions and market-based systems
    • Collaborative multi-agent systems
    • Context models and context factors for ambient intelligence
    • Competitive multi-agent based systems
    • Cooperative multi-agent based systems
    • Evolutionary computation in ambient systems
    • Mobile agents
    • Modeling agents behaviors in ambient systems
    • Monitoring agents
    • Negotiating agents
    • Reasoning technology for ambient sensing
    • Robotics in ambient systems
    • Secure and trusted agents
  • Autonomic Networks and Communications
    • Fault tolerance in ambient system
    • Networks systems architectures
    • Reliable and scalable systems networks
    • Self-adaptive systems
    • Self-healing systems
    • Self-optimizing systems
    • Self-organizing systems
    • Self-protecting systems
    • Self-tuning wireless systems
    • System policies
  • Cloud Computing
    • Challenges and opportunities
    • Cloud computing architectures
    • Cloud ecosystem and evolution
    • Cloud federation and hybrid cloud infrastructure
    • Cloud services provisioning in mobile web
    • Cloud traffic characterization and measurements
    • Cloud-bridging and cloud-bursting
    • Collaboration in clouds
    • Data models for clouds
    • Design tools for cloud computing
    • Economic and business models for cloud computing
    • Energy efficiency and clouds
    • Green cloud networking
    • Infrastructure-as-a-service clouds
    • Innovative cloud applications and experiences
    • Internet routing of cloud data
    • Intra-cloud and inter-cloud networking
    • Mobile cloud networking
    • Mobile networks for cloud services
    • Modelling and evaluation of mobile cloud
    • Monitoring, management and maintenance of clouds
    • Reliability and availability in clouds
    • Resource distribution in clouds
    • Security, privacy, confidentiality in cloud networking
  • Data Management
    • Data as a service
    • Data mining theories and applications
    • Data replication, migration and dissemination
    • Data mobility and location management
    • Data personalization, privacy and security
    • Database and data mining tools, devices and technologies
    • Database query processing
    • Distributed and parallel database
    • Information retrieval and filtering
    • Multimedia database
  • Emerging Networking, Tracking and Sensing Technologies
    • Ad hoc mobile networks
    • Wireless Sensor Networks and Applications
    • Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology
    • Wireless Mesh Networks
    • Communication protocols (IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee, 6LowPAN)
    • Autonomic Management and Operation
    • Domotics, Automotive Networks
    • Geographic routing
    • Localization and Tracking
    • Multimedia protocols & networking
    • Network applications & services
    • Optimization for Effective Communications
    • Peer-to-Peer Networks
    • Robotics and Multi-Robot Collaboration
    • Secure Multimedia Streaming and Transmission
    • QoS and Admission Control
    • Service Localization and Pervasiveness
  • Mobile Networks, Protocols and Applications
    • Cellular and mobile communications
    • Delay tolerant networks
    • Fault tolerance and availability of mobile services
    • Mobility modeling and management
    • Mobility protocols
    • Performance evaluation and analysis
    • Service level agreements
    • Testing and monitoring of mobile applications
    • Service level agreements
  • Modeling and Simulation in Transportation Sciences
    • Collaborative transport, including collaborative multi-modal transport
    • Data mining and statistical learning for travel information
    • Human factors including adaptive driving, travel behaviour, persuasive technology
    • Human-computer interfaces in intelligent transportation applications
    • Logistics and transportation management
    • Mathematical optimization in traffic engineering
    • Novel applications targeted to health, mobility, liveability and sustainability
    • Renewable energy sources in transportation
    • Simulation of traffic, passenger flows, assisted driving or collaborative transport
    • Social and institutional information related to travel
    • Traffic flow and transportation model
    • Travel information, including recommender systems and user feedback systems
    • Uncertain information in collaborative transport and assisted traveling
  • Multimedia and Social Computing
    • Applications of social network analysis
    • Contextual social network analysis
    • Evolution of communities in the Web
    • Personalization for search and for social interaction
    • Recommendation networks
    • Temporal analysis on social networks topologies
    • Web community
  • Multimodal Interfaces
    • Human Computer Interaction
      • Combining multiple interaction types
      • Explicit and implicit interaction
      • Human computer interaction standards and guidelines
      • Intentional and unintentional interaction
      • Mobile interaction
      • Modeling interaction in ambient systems
      • Uni-directional and bi-directional interaction
      • User modeling for ambient systems
    • Context and Context Awareness
      • Adaptive interfaces
      • Cognitive and emotional awareness
      • Context models
      • Interaction awareness
      • Situational context
      • User context
  • Service Oriented Computing for Systems & Applications
    • Automated and adapted services
    • Cluster systems
    • Design, testing and Evaluation tools in service computing
    • Grid systems
    • Inferred environmental data
    • Integration of pervasive computing systems
    • Interaction and management
    • Intersections of service-oriented computing with other research areas.
    • Ontology matching for service discovery, negotiation, orchestration, composition, and execution
    • Pervasive services & applications
    • Pervasive communications
    • Pervasive infrastructure and development
    • Platforms, middleware systems and services
    • Power aware computing
    • Quality of service in service computing
    • Security aspects in service-based applications
    • Semantic Web services
    • Sensing systems
    • Service management and protocols
    • Service-oriented architecture
    • Service-oriented software engineering
    • Service system technology
    • Service-oriented applications
    • System support infrastructures and services
    • Ubiquitous web services
  • Smart Environments and Applications
    • Ambient assisted living
    • Modeling smart environments
    • Smart cards, factories, objects, classrooms, homes
    • Smart hospitals, schools, vehicles, hyperspace
    • Smart Web services
    • Virtual environments
  • Systems Security and Privacy
    • Ambient trust platforms
    • Asset protection
    • Authentications techniques for ambient systems
    • Cryptographic protocols
    • Denial of services attacks
    • Intrusion detection and prevention systems
    • Privacy and security issues and policies in ambient system
    • Rights managements for ambient systems
    • Security approaches and mechanisms
    • Security architecture
    • Secure coding
    • Security requirements for ambient systems
    • Smart cards
    • Trust management
    • Trust models and architectures
  • Systems Software Engineering
    • Agent-oriented software engineering
    • Ambient analysis, modeling, design and testing
    • Ambient resource management
    • Development processes
    • Evaluation, validation and verification of ambient systems
    • Hardware and software integration
    • Human computer interface
    • Innovative engineering paradigms
    • New engineering methodologies
    • Quality and reliability of ambient systems
    • Techniques for designing, analyzing and building ambient system
    • Tools for designing, analyzing and building ambient systems
  • Vehicular Networks and Applications
    • Vehicle-infrastructure (V2I) communications
    • Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications (V2V)
    • Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET)
    • Routing in vehicular networks
    • MAC layer issues in vehicular networking
    • Data dissemination issues in vehicular networking
    • Physical layer issues for vehicular networking
    • Antennas for vehicular networks
    • RF propagation models for vehicular networks
    • Radio resource management for vehicular networks
    • Applications of vehicular networks
    • Security and privacy in vehicular networks
    • Protocols for vehicular networks (MAC, routing, mobility management, etc.)
    • Architecture, algorithms and protocols for data dissemination in vehicular networks
    • In-network processing and aggregation
    • Network and QoS management for vehicular networks
    • Physical layer and antenna technologies for vehicular networks
    • RF propagation models for vehicular networks
    • Simulation and performance evaluation techniques for vehicular networks
    • Experimental systems for vehicular networks
    • Field operational tests and testbeds for vehicular networks
    • Assessment of impact of vehicular networks on transportation efficiency and safety
    • Emission modelling and environmental impact assessment
    • Standardization and economical models for vehicular networks
    • Dependability of vehicular networks
    • Networking with other road users
    • Vehicular network as a sensor network
    • Regional requirements and their consequences
  • General Track: Distributed systems, networks and applications


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