In cooperation with ACM SIGART

The International Conference on Ambient Systems,
Networks and Technologies
November 8-10, 2010, Paris, France

About ANT

 Aims & Scope

Ambient systems can be viewed as interconnected systems that exist anywhere and everywhere in the environment. These systems are able to work together in the network collaboratively or competitively to provide human users with their daily technological needs, during which these systems remain invisible. This concept has emerged as a major research area with many potential applications. This is because of the multi-disciplinary nature of the themes required such as ubiquitous and pervasive computing, artificial intelligence, networks and communications.  

The goal of the ANT 2010 conference is to provide an international forum for scientists, engineers, and managers in academia, industry, and government to address recent research results and to present and discuss their ideas, theories, technologies, systems, tools, applications, work in progress and experiences on all theoretical and practical issues arising in the ambient systems paradigm, infrastructures, models, and technologies that have significant contributions to the advancement of ambient systems theory, practices and their applications.


Topics of Interest

The conference program will include invited talks, peer reviewed technical program, demos, short papers, panels, invited sessions and industrial presentations, but not limited to the following topics:

Ambient-oriented Autonomic Networks and Communications

  • 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

Ambient 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, analysing and building ambient system

Ambient Systems Security and Privacy

  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Denial of services attacks
  • Intelligent techniques
  •  Intrusion detection and prevention systems
  • Security approaches and mechanisms
  • Smart cards
  • Trust models and architectures

 Distributed Ambient Artificial Intelligence

  • Adaptive agents
  • Agents architectures
  • Auctions and market-based systems
  • Collaborative multi-agent systems
  • Competitive multi-agent based systems
  • Cooperative multi-agent based systems
  • Evolutionary computation in ambient systems
  • Mobile agents
  • Modelling agents behaviours in ambient systems
  • Monitoring agents
  • Negotiating agents
  • Robotics in ambient systems
  • Secure and trusted agents

 Emerging Ambient Networking, Tracking and Sensing Technologies

  • Ad hoc mobile networks
  • Multimedia protocols & networking
  • Network applications & services
  • Peer-to-peer networks
  • Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology
  • Sensor networks
  • Wireless mesh networks and protocols
  • Wireless sensor networks

Multimodal Interfaces for Ambient Systems

  • Adaptive interfaces
  • Behaviour modeling
  • Cognitive and emotional awareness
  • Educational interfaces
  • Human action and gesture interpretation
  • Human Factors
  • Human interaction with autonomous systems
  • Intention recognition
  • Interaction models
  • Interface standards
  • User interfaces

Service Oriented Computing for Ambient Systems

  • Automated and adapted services
  • Cluster & Grid systems
  • Inferred environmental data
  • Integration of pervasive computing systems
  • Interaction and management
  • Pervasive services & applications
  • Pervasive infrastructure and development
  • Platforms, middleware systems and services
  • Power aware computing
  • Sensing systems
  • Service management and protocols
  • System support infrastructures and services
  • Ubiquitous Web Services
  • Ubiquitous wired and wireless networks

Smart Environments and Applications in Ambient Systems

  • Modelling smart environments
  • Smart cards
  • Smart carts
  • Smart factories
  • Smart homes
  • Smart hospitals
  • Smart hyperspace
  • Smart objects
  • Smart schools & classrooms
  • Smart vehicles
  • Smart Web services
  • Virtual environments


  • Other contributions that do not fall under the above mentioned topics.