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UV2016 Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS | Deadline: July 31, 2016, 5p.m. EST

The International Conference on Universal Village, now in its 3rd year, is established as the premier annual venue in exemplifying a desired future society that pursues human-nature harmony through the wise use of technologies. UV2016, to be held on October 6-8, 2016 in Nagoya, Japan, will provide leading edge, scholarly sessions for researchers, engineers, and students alike to share their state-of-the-art research and developmental work in the broad areas in developing universal village. The conference will feature a diverse mixture of interactive sessions: core technical sessions of high quality cutting-edge research articles; inspiring keynote speeches; insightful panel discussions from domain experts; and posters representing emerging ideas.

Subjects for UV2016 include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Develop systematic methodologies to advance UV technologies and to develop UV systems, including, intelligent transportation, intelligent environment & communities, intelligent healthcare, intelligent food systems, etc.
  • New life styles enabled by IT/New energy sources/New materials/Effective microorganism technology and environmental protection.
  • Address suitable paths of design, development, implementation, engineering and integration appropriate for different regions.
  • Explore how to benefit governments, companies, and universities on specific UV topics as well as practical UV solutions.


  • Last day for paper submission: July 31, 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance starts on: July 31, 2016
  • More details can be found on the Important Dates page.


  • Submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication.
  • SHORT PAPERS (within 4 pages) or REGULAR PAPERS (5-6 pages) in IEEE format could be submitted using the Online Paper Submission system.
  • Submitted papers will undergo a review process handled by the MIT UV Program Committee. Additional author names cannot be added after acceptance. The best paper will receive UV 2016 Best Paper Award and get published at the journal Frontiers of Computer Science.

For additional information contact the MIT Universal Village Program Committee at [email protected]


Expand our horizon: UV for regions at different developing phases, and for people at different ages, with various technology & culture backgrounds .




1. Intelligent transportation and urban planning

  • Intelligent transportation systems & intelligent vehicles
  • Human-centered transportation
  • Urban planning

2.  Healthcare and Well-being

  • Pervasive & non-invasive health-monitoring
  • Personalized healthcare
  • Intelligent nursery
  • Senior care and assistive technology for mobility-challenged residents
  • Public health: the changing trends and emerging new technologies

3.  Intelligent Communities

  • Social media, education and communication
  • Security, safety, and privacy protection
  • Integrated energy management
  • Treatment for zero-emission
  • Response to emergency and global climate change
  • Intelligent monitoring & sensing
  • Seamless wireless network, mobile computing, cloud storage
  • Robotics for dynamic applications

4.  Ecological System

  • Green agriculture
  • Effective microorganism technology
  • Management of urban-rural continuum
  • Integrated solutions to eliminate waste & pollution
  • Environmental protection and trash management
  • Ecosystem rehabilitation and green corridors
  • Ecological economy and strategy

5. Data Management

  • Big data: data storage, vitalization, visualization, integration and mining
  • Deep learning
  • Planning & decision systems
  • Human-centered computing

6. Green Energy and Materials

  • Renewable energy: solar, wind, biomass, hydro and their applications
  • Energy storage, conversion and transmission
  • Smart materials for ecological systems

7. Special Sessions

  • Special Session on Lighting, Healthcare and Future Life Styles (Click for more details)
  • System integration, implementation and evaluation
  • Privacy & culture concern: the changing trends and relevant technologies
  • Persuasive city
  • Urbanization: impact and challenges
  • Collaboration across companies, governments, universities and different countries.
  • Entrepreneurship and new investment for new UV technologies.