The 1st International Workshop on Place Intelligence, Urban Sensing and Activity Recognition (PIUSAR 2011) – Dec 12-14, 2011

, Sydney
In conjunction with PICom 2011

Description of Workshop
Recently, the development of mobile phone technology has improved people’s communications but the mobile device is increasingly a portal to the surroundings and ambient services. Mobile phones are carried by people and can be found everywhere, especially in urban environments. In addition, most urban places are covered with wireless networks, which enable users to be always connected. Place intelligence focuses on understanding the role of place and people's context. Furthermore, understanding and recognizing the current status of the city in real-time can contribute to the management of the city and help inhabitants optimize their lifestyle. Such urban sensing requires not only technologies but also foundational theories as well as understanding of social aspects of technology. Context-aware computing is associated with activity recognition. Recently, there has been a lot of work on activity recognition for individuals with applications from health to commerce. However, recognizing (and reasoning with) group activities or social activities over urban environments and places still remain open issues. The aim of PIUSAR is to bring together computer scientists, industry practitioners, and researchers to discuss and exchange experimental and theoretical results, novel designs, work-in-progress, experience, case studies, and trend-setting ideas in the areas of Place Intelligence, Urban Sensing and Activity Recognition.
• Mining data streams for places and urban applications and

social network analysis
• Human Activity Reasoning

Submission Guidelines
Submissions must include an abstract, keywords, the e-mail address of the corresponding author and should not exceed 4 pages for short papers and 8 pages for long papers, including tables and figures in IEEE CS format (the template is available at ng/templates.html). All paper submissions must represent original and unpublished work. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the conference and present the work. Submit your paper(s) in PDF file at the PIUSAR 2011 submission site:
Workshop Datelines - Important Dates
Submission Deadline: Author Notification: Camera Paper Due: Workshop Date: September 24, 2011 October 7, 2011 October 17, 2011 December 12-14, 2011

Proceedings of the PICom2011 workshops will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press, in the same proceedings of PICom2011, and will be made available to all conference registrants on site. All workshop papers will also be electronically available through IEEE Xplore Digital Database, and professionally indexed through INSPEC and EI Index.

PIUSAR 2011 workshop topics of interest include, but are not limited to: • Context-based social networks • Context-aware computing • Modelling and understanding smart physical social networks • Place-based community social networks • Semantic Web and social networks • Community and social sensing • Mobile virtual communities • Social activity/Group activity recognition • Group interaction and collaboration at real time in cities • Reality mining and sensing for places • Context-aware Web services for urban environments • Place-based technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems • Ambient Intelligence for cities and places • Visualization and interaction design for cities and places • Place/City browsers • Augmented reality with intelligence for cities and places

Organizing Committee
Tuan A. Nguyen University of Information Technology, Vietnam Email: Homepage: Seng W. Loke La Trobe University, Australia Email: Homepage:

Torab Torabi

La Trobe University, Australia Email: Homepage: /

Hongen Lu

La Trobe University, Australia Email: Homepage: