Important Dates

Workshop Proposal

March 30, 2021

Paper Submission Deadline

April 30, 2021
June 4, 2021

Author Notification

June 30, 2021
July 14, 2021



UIC'21 will now be virtual!

Submission Deadline Extended to 6/4/2021

All deadlines are 11:59pm EDT of the specific dates

Weaving Ubiquitous Sensing and Computing into Ubiquitous Intelligence

Ubiquitous sensors, devices, networks and information are paving the way towards a smart world in which computational intelligence is distributed throughout the physical environment to provide reliable and relevant services to people. This ubiquitous intelligence will change the computing landscape because it will enable new breeds of applications and systems to be developed and the realm of computing possibilities will be significantly extended. By enhancing everyday objects with intelligence, many tasks and processes could be simplified, more efficient and more enjoyable. Ubiquitous computing is to create such intelligent/smart environments, services and applications.

Research on ubiquitous intelligence is an exciting field covering many disciplines. A series of grand challenges exist to move from the current computing services to the ubiquitous intelligent/smart things. UIC 2021 is the next edition of the successful series, previously held as UIC 2020 Melbourne AU, UIC 2019 Leicester UK, UIC 2018 Guangzhou China, UIC 2017 San Jose USA, UIC 2016 Toulouse France, UIC 2015 Beijing China, UIC 2014 Bali Indonesia, UIC 2013 Vietri sul Mare Italy, UIC 2012 Fukuoka Japan, UIC 2011 Banff Canada, UIC 2010 Xi'an China, UIC 2009 Brisbane Australia, UIC 2008 Oslo Norway, UIC 2007 Hong Kong, UIC 2006 Wuhan China, UIC 2005 Nagasaki Japan, and UIC 2004 Taipei.

The 18th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2021) will include a highly selective program of technical papers, accompanied by workshops, demos, panel discussions and keynote speeches. We welcome high quality papers that describe original and unpublished research advancing the state of the art in ubiquitous intelligence and computing. Topics for submissions include but are not limited to the following:


  • Track 1: Intelligent/Smart Object & Interaction
  • Track 2: Intelligent/Smart Environment & Application
  • – AutoID technologies such as RFID/iBeacon
  • – Intelligent Traffic and Transportation
  • – Embedded Chips, Sensors, and Actuators
  • – Intelligent Energy Consumption
  • – MEMS, NEMS, Micro and Biometric Devices
  • – Intelligent Environmental Protection
  • – Printed Electronics and Pasted Circuits
  • – Smart Healthcare and Active Assisted Living
  • – Wearable Devices & Embodied interaction
  • – Smart Education and Learning
  • – Materials, Textiles, Fabrics, Furniture, etc.
  • – Pervasive Games and Entertainment
  • – Embedded Software and Agents
  • – Smart Public Safety and Security
  • – Interaction to Smart Objects and Devices
  • – Virtual Personal Assistants, Cognitive Experts
  • – Smart Object OS and Programming
  • – Novel Interaction Models for Smart Objects
  • – Self-explanatory Smart Objects
  • Track 3: Intelligent/Smart Systems & Services
  • Track 4: Personalization and Social Aspects
  • – Sensor, Ad Hoc, and P2P Networks
  • – Social Computing and Crowd Computing
  • – Wearable, Personal and Body Area Systems
  • – Mobile Crowd Sensing and Sourcing
  • – Smart Systems Programming Models
  • – Affect/Emotion/Personality/Mind Computing
  • – Intelligent Services and Architectures
  • – Location-Based Social Networks
  • – Cognitive computing in ubiquitous systems
  • – Human Mobility Modeling and Mining
  • – Human Activity Recognition
  • – Human Centered Computing
  • – Adaptive, Autonomic & Context-aware Systems
  • – Context-aware Computing
  • – Autonomous Cars, Assistive Driving
  • – Recommendation Systems for Ubiquitous Comp
  • – Big Data in Ubiquitous Systems
  • – Human-centric Design & Sensing
  • – Nature-inspired Intelligent Systems
  • – Socially Aware and Community-aware Systems
  • – Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • – Security, Privacy, Safety and Ethical & Legal Issues
  • – Chatbots, Cyborgs, Embodied Agents
  • – Smart Object-mediated Behaviour Modelling

Co-located Five Conferences

•   The 7th IEEE Smart World Congress (SmartWorld 2021)
•   The 18th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Advanced and Trusted Computing (ATC 2021)
•   The 21st IEEE Int'l Conf. on Scalable Computing & Communications (ScalCom 2021)
•   The 7th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Internet of People (IoP 2021)
•   The 5th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Smart City Innovations (SCI 2021)


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