International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer)

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University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC)
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
12th – 15th December 2012
International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer) is the successor to the seminal International Information Technology Conference held in Sri Lanka since 1998, the IITC. It provides a platform where research done in ICT is presented by both local and foreign Computer Scientists and IT Professionals. In order to get wider international participation and to promote computing research in the fast emerging regions of the world especially in Asia-Pacific, it was decided to broadbase the conference and links it with the related International Journal ICTer ( The proceedings of ICTer2012 will be published in both book and online versions with an ISBN number and also in IEEE Explorer; Google Scholar. Selected papers will be invited for publication in the ICTer Journal.
This year the conference will take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th December 2012. In addition to the presentation of selected papers, several Keynote Addresses by leading personalities in the IT world will be made. The conference will also include pre-conference (12th) and post-conference (15th) high quality tutorials/workshops in areas of current interest in Information and Communication Technology. A student symposium will be held on 15th December 2012.
We invite conference papers and tutorial proposals in the following five broad categories, but not limited to: Technology, Applications, Human Computer Interaction, Development Processes and Social, Legal and Ethical Issues.
• Virtualization and Cloud Computing
• Mobile Computing
• Language Processing and Localization
• Web 2.0, Web 3.0, Semantic Web and beyond
• Embedded Systems and Sensor Networks
• Innovative Applications and Research Challenges
• Enterprise Systems
• Applications in eGovernment and eHealth
• Building Online Learning Communities
• Augmented Reality and Virtual Worlds
• Emergent Intelligence and Computational Learning
• Knowledgebase Systems
• Context aware Applications
• Social Networks and Applications
Human Computer Interaction
• HCI and Affective Computing
• Advanced Visual Interfaces
Development Processes
• Agile and Collaborative Software Development
• Mobile Application Development
Social, Legal and Ethical Issues
• Information System Security, Privacy and Legal Issue
• Software Licensing and Creative Commons

Conference and Workshops
• Submission of Papers and Tutorials: 11th June 2012
• Notification of Acceptance: 13th August 2012
• Camera Ready Papers: 15th October 2012
Student Symposium
• Submission of Extended Abstracts: 17th September 2012
• Notification of Acceptance: 15th October 2012
• Camera Ready Extended Abstract: 12 November 2012
All inquiries about the submission of papers and tutorials should be made to:
E-mail: Phone: +94-11-2581248 / +94-11-2158952 Fax: +94-11-2587239

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