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  • Melbourne City

    The KICSS 2012 conference site will be located near the city centre of Victoria - Melbourne, one of the world's most liveable city.

    City of Melbourne

  • An all time favorite.

    See Australia's fairy penguins at Philip Island, located south of Melbourne. Your family is guaranteed to love these cute little fellows!

    Penguin Parade at Philip Island

  • Witness the greatness of nature!

    Travel along the great ocean road and see the remaining Apostles before they are gone. Located in the south west of Melbourne, it's one sight that you do not want to miss.

    Great Ocean Road

  • The koala is not a bear, but you will want to hug it!

    The koala is not found in Tasmania or Western Australia so don't miss them when you are here.

    Koalas!

  • Love the finer things in life?

    The yara valley regions north of Melbourne is one spot that you do not want to miss. Great wines, food and nature all within a short drive!

    Wineries

  • Nobu? Rockpool? Maze? It's all here!

    Or you are after a culinary adventure of the world, it's all within 10kms of the city centre!

    Melbourne, the food capital

  • The national symbol of Australia

    Kangaroos, they were featured on coins and used as emblems, logos and mascots. So now it's time to see them in real-life.

    Kangaroos

  • Ready for a walkabout?

    You have seen it on the movies, now find out more about indigenous Australians in Melbourne.

    Australian Aborigines

Innovation System Principles, Modelling Techniques and Tools

(NEW!)

Innovation is prime driver for sustainable performance by firms operating in global competitive markets. Innovations are spin-offs of new idea and invention generated for highly market relevant and acceptance products and/or services. They can be realized through various forms: product, process, technology, service, and market innovation. Integrating with organisational innovation determines the boundary for open innovation concept in contrast with the traditional closed innovation.

This special session solicits unpublished or work in progress research in but not restricted to

        * Radical innovation system modelling and evaluation
        * Disruptive technology theory and evidence
        * New product development and innovation
        * Idea generation models
        * Outcome-based service system innovation

Submission
Papers are sought for a half day session. Interested parties can contact the Special Session Chairs for further information, but submission should be done via the submission link provided on this Website.

Chair, Innovation System Principles, Modelling Techniques and Tools
Associate Professor Vincent CS Lee
Monash University
Australia
E-mail: vincent.cs.lee@monash.edu


Intelligent Energy Management for Smart Grid Users

The most desperate problems faced by power companies nowadays are (1) uncertainties of renewable energy generation, (2) peak demand due to the prevalence of temperature control appliances. On (1) the generation side, it is desirable to predict the output of renewable generation, so that generation resources can be scheduled accordingly. On (2) the demand side, the general trend is that peak demand has been increasing over the past decades relative to median demand. Investing in new infrastructure to cope with peak demand however is not cost-effective, because the infrastructure yields significantly lower returns outside periods of peak demand. For the smart electricity grid to succeed, at the very least, we need technologies to be able to predict renewable generation output, and demand-side energy management technologies that help flatten the demand curve.

This special session invites papers on topics along the lines of

        * intelligent systems for predicting wind speed, wind power, solar radiation or any other renewable generation output
        * intelligent load forecasting
        * system architecture for information sharing (e.g., NASPInet, IBM Smart Energy Cloud, etc.)
        * energy management systems for Green Buildings (topics include HVAC control and IEEE 1888 implementations)
        * cost-aware loading scheduling schemes for manufacturing plants and households.
        * smart metering
        * dynamic dispatch scheduling (theory and evidence)

Submission
Papers are sought for a half day session. Interested parties can contact the Special Session Chairs for further information, but submission should be done via the submission link provided on this Website.

Chair, Intelligent Energy Management for Smart Grid Users
Dr Yee-Wei Law
University of Melbourne
Australia
E-mail: ywlaw@unimelb.edu.au


Intelligent Network Application

Intelligent network applications are now ubiquitous in our daily life globally. Intelligent network applications support various activities such as knowledge work, intercultural travel, and entertainment exercises. To further the state of the art, we require more knowledge about the data drawn from human activities such as communication and collaboration. Having insights to how these activities function will inform the development of future intelligent network applications.

This special session aims to present and discuss research in the area of intelligent network applications as the basis to support human collaborations such as to allow communications through intelligent networks to enable knowledge creation and value creation. Additionally, the special session is also interested in research on network applications and its convergence with other technologies.

Submission
Papers are sought for a half day session. Interested parties can contact the Special Session Chairs for further information, but submission should be done via the submission link provided on this Website.

Chairs, Intelligent Network Applications
Professor Jun Munemori
Wakayama University, Faculty of Systems Engineering
930 Sakae-dani Wakayama-shi Wakayama,640-8510, Japan
E-mail: munemori@sys.wakayama-u.ac.jp

Associate Professor Takaya Yuizono
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)
1-1 Asahidai, Nomi-shi, Isikawa,923-1292, Japan
E-mail: yuizono@jaist.ac.jp

Creativity Mining for Innovative Lifestyle Design

Blaise Pascal, a famous French philosopher, said "Man is no more than a reed, which is the weakest in nature. But he is a thinking reed". As he pointed out, it is difficult for us to safely survive like a reed. Research efforts on so-called "green-innovation" and "life-innovation" mainly focus on our weaknesses and tackled the survival issue to achieve a sustainable world. Nevertheless, we lose the purpose of life if we focus solely on survival given the human race being the "thinking reed". Hence, living is not just a survival pursuit but also an intellectual one.

One of the ways to achieve both pursuits is for one to contribute to the society at large. Through this "creative contribution" process, people discover their worth and happiness that fulfills not just their survival instincts but also their intellectual desires. Hence, enabling creativity is an essential affair that must be considered to achieve real sustainability. Unfortunately for many, demonstrating creativity is not a straightforward affair. Some require external stimuli to aid this process. This leads to the development of "Creativity Mining" as a technology to discover creativity traits in people.

Papers are therefore sought on technologies that help discover creativity in its users. In particular, this special session is interested in papers that discusses different forms of creativity mining technologies from the domain of information science, cognitive science and knowledge sciences. Of course, other viewpoints or methods are also welcomed.

Submission
Papers are sought for a half day session. Interested parties can contact the Special Session Chairs for further information, but submission should be done via the submission link provided on this Website.

Chairs, Creativity Mining for Innovative Lifestyle Design
Dr. Kazushi Nishimoto
Professor / Director, Research Center for Innovative Lifestyle Design
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

E-mail: knishi@jaist.ac.jp