Friday, June 1, 2012

Special Session on "Secure Retrieval and Dissemination of Information (text and image) in Distributed and Wireless specific purpose Environments 2012"

The 16th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics
5-7 October, 2012
Piraeus, Greece

As mobile devices are enhanced continuously with more resources, wireless infrastructures provide support to a growing number of specific purpose environments. Advances on sensor technology, wireless environments, Information Retrieval, personalization, and Content Based Image Retrieval introduce new possibilities in various sectors, realizing the anytime-anywhere access to multimedia information. This Special Session investigates Secure Retrieval and Dissemination of Information (text and image) in Distributed and Wireless specific purpose Environments (SECRET_DIDWE).

The SECRET_DIDWE session aims at providing researchers and professionals with an insight on:

1. Wireless architectures to enable authorized users to access sensitive information in a secure and transparent manner.

2. Policy-based architectures utilizing wireless sensor devices, advanced network topologies and software agents. Applications related to remote monitoring of patients, elderly people, etc.

3. Evaluation and Integration of Information Retrieval and personalization techniques: Text Retrieval, and Content Based Image Retrieval techniques. Classification based on various techniques e.g. neural network techniques, fuzzy techniques, and its applications.

Paper contributions from the industry, government, business, academia and research are expected.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Security issues in IT applications. Benchmarks and evaluation of the applications
  • Specific purpose Wireless architectures
  • Agent based architectures. Transparent Information transfer using intelligent agents.
  • Authentication and information access and retrieval in ad-hoc networks and self-organized networks
  • Policies and policy-based architectures
  • Novel methods for Text Retrieval, personalization, and Content Based Image Retrieval and application in specific purpose environments
  • Integrated techniques for extracting information content. Classification.
  • Transparent and secure communication in distributed environments
  • Advanced remote medical treatment services through pervasive environments- Remote monitoring of patients and elderly people
  • Neural network techniques and its applications e.g. SVM based systems that support diagnosis


Paper submission:

Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts, in English, limited in length to six (6) pages. The required format is IEEE double-column (available in doc1 and LaTeX2 format). Instructions for paper submissions are included in the conference site (

All submitted papers will undergo a peer review process, coordinated by the Special Session Chairs. Authors are invited to send their manuscripts electronically in Postscript or PDF format to the Special Session Chairs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by June 8, 2012.

The PCI 2012 proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society, Conference Publishing Services (CPS) and distributed at the conference (Pending Approval). IEEE CPS arranges for indexing through Thomson ISI, IEE (INSPEC), EI (Compendex), and other indexing services and archives the publication to IEEEXplore and the IEEE Computer Society Digital Libraries (CSDL).

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