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Syndicate: Call for papers - Intelligent Environments

From: "Convergence" <>
Organization:  University of Luton
Date:          Mon, 4 Oct 1999 11:57:49 GMT

Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies

The Winter 2000 issue of Convergence (vol. 6, no. 4) will be devoted to the
of 'Intelligent Environments'.

The development of digital techniques for computation and communication
has had a profound impact on contemporary culture. Desktop portable and
hand held devices and the networks that interconnect them have altered
the way that work and communication is undertaken. Much effort has been
expended in theorising the nature of these changes and the interfaces
that are required by and for them.

At the same time, a quiet revolution has been underway. The number and
the distribution of embedded controllers far exceeds those of dedicated
information processing machines. These devices are beginning to alter
the nature of the fabric from which environments are constructed as well
as the behaviours that are exhibited by them. Objects and environments
with embedded sensor-effector and processing capabilities are becoming
commonplace. Adaptive, interactive and autonomous material systems
suggest that the relationship between humans and material culture is
undergoing a fundamental shift. Discourses drawn from
architectural/environmental and media theory are not significantly
adapted to this new condition. Critical design practice, in these terms,
is not yet well established.

Submissions are welcomed relating to the cultural and cognitive dimensions
of interactions with intelligent environments from both the theoretical
perspective and that of technical, artistic and cultural practices and
products. Research papers may include a range of related issues, such
as cooperative buildings or environments, intelligent rooms,
structures, or objects, interfaces to situated and embodied media,
interaction with and interfaces to distributed systems, human-machine,
human-environment and human-agent interaction, especially that which
does not depend upon symbolic, representational or linguistic
interfaces. 'Intelligent Environments' will promote a critical
understanding of the issues that surround the relationship between
humans and adaptive, interactive intelligent and autonomous

Copy deadline for refereed research articles:  *30 April 2000*

All proposals, inquiries and submissions for this special issue to:

Ted Krueger
Assistant Professor of Architecture
Director of Information Technology
206C Vol Walker Hall
School of Architecture
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Tel: + 1 501-575-7102
Fax: +1 501-575-7099

All other editorial inquiries, general proposals and submissions to

Julia Knight/Jeanette Steemers/Alexis Weedon
Editors, Convergence
School of Media Arts
University of Luton
75 Castle Street
Luton, LU1 3AJ

phone +44 1582 34111
fax + 44 1582 489014
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Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies

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in Convergence rests with John Libbey Media at the University of Luton
Press.  Any author(s) wishing to have their published text reproduced
elsewhere should seek the necessary permission via the Editors.

Edited by Julia Knight and Alexis Weedon
Department of Media Arts,
University of Luton,
75 Castle Street,
Luton. LU1 3AJ.
Editorial e-mail:
Tel: +44 1582 489031/489144. Fax: +44 1582 489014.

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