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to encourage contributions. Thank you.



Best Regards,

Fahd Al-Bin-Ali

Publicity Chair

UbiComp 2004



CALL FOR PAPERS



UBICOMP 2004

The 6th International Conference on

Ubiquitous Computing



7-10 September, 2004

Nottingham, UK



www.ubicomp.org





You are invited to contribute original and exciting ideas to UbiComp
2004, the Sixth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing.
UbiComp is the premier venue for presenting research and development
achievements in the design, implementation, deployment and evaluation
of computing technology that migrates beyond our desktops and becomes
increasingly embedded in a wide variety of other objects.



Submissions to UbiComp 2004 must be original, unpublished work and may
not be simultaneously submitted to any other conference or journal.



Papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings published by
Springer-Verlag in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS). Each conference attendee will receive a printed copy of the
proceedings; additional copies can be purchased through
Springer-Verlag. The proceedings will also be made available through
digital libraries.



Submissions must be in the LNCS format; full instructions and
templates are available at:
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html



A Conference Supplement, containing extended abstracts for Interactive
Posters, Demonstrations, Videos, Doctoral Colloquium papers, and
Workshop and Panel descriptions, will be printed and given to
conference attendees. Electronic versions of these materials will also
be posted on the UbiComp web site. Submissions for these participation
categories must use the ACM SIGCHI conference publications format.





Full papers
For Ubicomp 2004 we are soliciting high quality technical papers that
describe original, unpublished research on handheld, mobile or
ubiquitous computing. Potential areas of interest include:
technologies, methodologies and formalisms to support ubiquitous
computing and the development of ubiquitous computing applications
(e.g. novel devices, system software, software engineering techniques
and interaction methods); reports on experiences of designing,
developing, deploying and living with ubiquitous computing systems;
and, studies of the wider implications of ubiquitous computing. We are
particularly seeking papers appropriate to the interdisciplinary
community represented at the UbiComp 2004 conference. Submissions
should report concrete, transferable results that contribute to our
understanding of ubiquitous computing and help advance the
state-of-the-art.



Papers will be evaluated on the basis of originality, significance of
the contribution to the field, technical correctness and presentation.
All papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the UbiComp 2004
program committee and by additional members of the ubiquitous
computing research community. Papers submitted to UbiComp 2004 must
not be under simultaneous review for any other conference, journal,
workshop or other publication.



Technical papers should be no longer than 18 pages, including an
abstract of no more than 100 words, all figures and references, and
should be formatted according to the Springer-Verlag LNCS format. In
contrast to previous Ubicomp conferences there are no separate
categories for long and short papers; all papers will be considered as
full papers and should be an appropriate length for their content.
Accepted papers will be published in the UbiComp 2004 Proceedings and
authors are, of course, required to attend the conference to present
their work.



UbiComp 2004 submissions should be properly anonymized to facilitate
blind reviewing: papers being submitted should not list the authors,
affiliations or addresses on the first page -- to preserve formatting,
it would be best to leave these sections blank. Author, affiliation
and address information should still be filled out on the electronic
form for submitting the paper, and final camera-ready copies should
have this information included. Authors are also encouraged to take
care throughout the entire document to minimize references that may
reveal the identity of the authors or institutions.



UbiComp 2004 requires electronic submission. Reviewers will be
instructed to maintain the confidentiality of all materials for
submitted papers throughout the entire reviewing process. Submissions
should contain no information that will be proprietary or confidential
at the time of publication.


Full submission details are available at www.ubicomp.org

Deadline for Submission: Papers due midnight GMT on March 12th 2004.





Panels
Panels provide a forum in which to examine innovative, provocative,
controversial, or late-breaking issues. The best panels are often
structured as a debate with an opportunity for audience participation.
We are open to innovative formats including live demonstrations and/or
technology competitions.



Panel proposals should be no longer than 4 pages in the ACM SIGCHI
conference publications format, and should include the panel topic,
the names of panelists who have agreed to participate, one paragraph
biographical sketches describing each panelists' expertise, a position
statement by each panelist, an overview of the ways in which the
position statements relate to each other, and the proposed structure
or format of the panel. If supporting technologies are required,
proposals should clearly list these.



Abstracts of accepted Panel proposals will be published in the
Conference Supplement that will be circulated to attendees at the
conference.



Further Submission Details to Follow
Deadline for Submission: May 7th 2004





Videos
Videos are a great way to present innovations in ubiquitous computing,
especially for those systems that would be particularly difficult to
deploy at the conference for a live demonstration. Authors who are
considering submissions in other participation categories are also
encouraged to consider submitting formal videos that illustrate their
work.



Video submissions should be 4 to 8 minutes long. Longer videos will be
subject to stricter review criteria. Authors must also submit a short
paper abstract with a maximum of 2 pages in the ACM SIGCHI conference
publications format, including all figures and references, for each
video submission. A panel of international reviewers will review
videos for their technical content, interest and relevance to the
ubiquitous computing community, communication effectiveness, and
production quality.

The video program will be playing continuously at the conference and
will be published on a DVD+R and distributed to conference attendees.



Abstracts of accepted Videos will be published in the Conference
Supplement that will be circulated to attendees at the conference.



Further Submission Details to Follow
Deadline for Submission: May 7th 2004



Workshops
Workshops provide an opportunity to discuss and explore emerging areas
of ubiquitous computing research with a group of like-minded
researchers and practitioners. Workshops may focus on any aspect of
ubiquitous computing, established concerns or new ideas. The goal of
the workshop is to share understandings and experiences, to foster
research communities, to learn from each other and to envision future
directions.



Workshop proposals should be no longer than 4 pages in the ACM SIGCHI
conference publications format, and should include a summary of no
more than 150 words describing the theme(s) of the workshop, a longer
description of the workshop activities and goals, the background of
the organizer(s), the maximum number of participants, the means of
soliciting participation, and the means of selecting participants.



Workshops will be held on September 7th the day before the main
conference. Opportunities will be available for the outcome of
workshops to be reported to the rest of the UbiComp 2004 conference



Abstracts of accepted Workshop proposals will be published in the
Conference Supplement that will be circulated to attendees at the
conference.



Further Submission Details to Follow
Deadline for Submission: May 7th 2004





Posters
Posters provide an opportunity for researchers to present work in a
more open format where authors interact directly with groups of
conference attendees. We especially encourage submission of
late-breaking and preliminary results, smaller results not suitable
for a full Paper, innovative ideas not yet validated through user
studies, student research, and other research best presented in this
open format.



Poster submissions should include an extended abstract of no longer
than 2 pages in the ACM SIGCHI conference publications format,
including all figures and references. Submissions may also include a
separate description of the poster for review purposes, also limited
to two pages; this description is encouraged for posters that have an
interactive or visual component that is not easily determined from the
abstract.



Accepted Poster abstracts will be published in a Conference Supplement
that will be circulated to attendees at the conference.



Further Submission Details to Follow
Deadline for Submission: June 11th 2004



Demonstrations
We seek proposals for demonstrations of ubiquitous computing
technologies across the full milieu of everyday life: office, home,
street, park, train, automobile, bedroom, bathroom, work, play,
desktop, handheld, worn, public, private, community, individual,
shared, and personal. We welcome a wide range of submission from
scenarios involving innovative solutions of focused tasks as well as
playful pursuits. We particularly encourage demonstrations that
include participation by conference attendees and provoke discussion
about issues within the field of ubiquitous computing. All submissions
will be peer-reviewed to ensure a high quality demonstrations program.



Research prototypes, provocative concept demonstrations, and
commercial products are welcome. However, this forum is not an
opportunity for marketing or sales presentations. Presenters must have
been directly involved with the development of the system and be able
to explain the differentiating and novel contributions of the system.
Demonstrations of previously introduced technologies are welcome.



Further Submission Details to Follow
Deadline for Submission: June 11th 2004



Doctoral Colloquium
The Doctoral Colloquium is a forum in which Ph.D. students can meet
and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced
UbiComp researchers and practitioners. We welcome applicants from a
broad range of disciplines and approaches that inform ubiquitous
computing, including computer science, engineering, cognitive science,
sociology, and related fields. Applicants should be beyond the
proposal stage and into their dissertation research. The Colloquium
committee will select approximately 10 participants who will be
expected to give short, informal presentations of their work during
the Colloquium, to be followed by a discussion.



Submissions should be no longer than 2 pages including an abstract of
no more than 100 words and a description of the work in progress. In
addition, a 2-3 paragraph biographical sketch should be supplied.
Submissions should be formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI conference
publications format.

The Doctoral Colloquium will be held on September 7th, the day before
the main conference.



Doctoral Colloquium papers will be published in the Conference
Supplement that will be circulated to attendees at the conference..

Further Submission Details to Follow
Deadline for Submission: June 11th 2004





Student volunteers
Student volunteers provide the backbone of any successful conference.
Accepted volunteers are expected to work in scheduled sessions during
the conference, but will also be given great opportunities to attend
the program and socialize. All student volunteers will receive a free
registration to the conference (including meals & special events).



SV Chair: Elaine May Huang, Georgia Tech

Deadline for Submission: June 11th 2004