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CfP for LoCA 2009; Submission deadline 09-Jan-2009

From: Thomas Strang <thomas.strang@dlr.de>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 09:32:24 +0100
Message-ID: <4917F198.7070808@dlr.de>
To: tanzeem.choudhury@dartmouth.edu, aquigley@ucd.ie

************************** CALL FOR PAPERS **************************

                                LoCA 2009
        4th International Symposium on Location and Context Awareness
                     May 7th-8th, 2009. Tokyo, Japan

                   http://loca2009.context-aware.org

                  Submission deadline: January 9th, 2009

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LoCA 2009 (May 7-8, Tokyo Japan) is the 4th International Symposium on 
Location and Context Awareness, with proceedings published in the LNCS 
series by Springer-Verlag. LoCA 2009 is co-located with Pervasive 2009 
the Seventh International Conference on Pervasive Computing, which will 
be held May 11-14, 2009 in Nara, Japan.

The 2009 Symposium on Location and Context Awareness (LoCA) seeks new 
and significant research on systems, services, and applications to 
detect, interpret and use location and other contextual information. 
Context includes physiological, environmental and computational data 
whether sensed or inferred. In addition, context includes users' 
activities, goals, abilities, preferences, interruptibility, 
affordances, and surroundings. With context, we can expect computers to 
deliver information, services, and entertainment in a way that maximizes 
convenience and minimizes intrusion. Developing awareness involves 
research in sensing, systems, machine learning, human computer 
interaction, and design.

We seek technical papers describing original, previously unpublished 
research results. We are especially interested in submissions in the 
following areas but welcome submissions from other areas that are 
relevant to the theme of the symposium:

     * New hardware platforms for sensing location and context
     * Machine learning techniques for inferring user location and 
context from low-level sensor data
     * Location and context representation, management, and distribution
     * Privacy policies and communication protocols for location and 
context information
     * User studies of location- and context-aware systems
     * Industrial case studies of end-to-end systems

One paper will be elected for a Best Paper Award by the LoCA program 
committee and is designed to recognize outstanding work. In addition, a 
combination of the LoCA program committee and all symposium participants 
will elect the recipient of the Best Presentation Award following the 
symposium. Both awards will be made during the symposium.

Paper Submission Guidelines:
All papers will be reviewed by our international program committee. LoCA 
2009 aims to be selective and the committee will favor a technically 
robust program. The ideal LoCA submission should provide an insightful 
survey of existing work, introduce a radically new concept, or present 
concrete, significant, transferable research based on the implementation 
and evaluation of a working system.

All accepted papers will be contained in the symposium proceedings which 
will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series 
by Springer. Therefore submissions must conform to the LNCS LaTeX 
stylesheets. We solicit papers of up to 18 pages in LNCS style but 
explicitly welcome shorter papers for presentation of pointed results. 
All paper submissions will be treated as full papers but it is important 
that their length is appropriate for their content.

Accepted papers will be presented by their authors at the LoCA Symposium 
in the Tokyo. Submit papers as Adobe PDF via EDAS at 
http://www.edas.info/newPaper.php?c=6603. Preparation of the 
camera-ready version of accepted papers may be shepherded by the program 
committee.

Best Paper and Presentation Awards:
One paper will be elected for a Best Paper Award by the LoCA program 
committee to recognize outstanding work.  In addition, a combination of 
the LoCA program committee and all symposium participants will elect the 
recipient of the Best Presentation Award following the symposium.

Symposium Website:
http://loca2009.context-aware.org

Program Chairs:
Tanzeem Choudhury, Dartmouth College USA,
Aaron Quigley, University College Dublin Ireland

International Program Committee:
Hamid Aghajan, Stanford University, USA
Christian Becker, Universitat Mannheim, Germany
Hung Bui, SRI International, USA
Andrew T. Campbell, Dartmouth College, USA
Lorcan Coyle, University College Dublin, Ireland
Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Simon Dobson, University College Dublin, Ireland
Dieter Fox, University of Washington, USA
Mike Hazas, Lancaster University, UK
Jeffrey Hightower, Intel Research Seattle, USA
Johan Hjelm, Ericsson Research Tokyo, Japan
Ashish Kapoor, Microsoft Research, Redmond USA
Minkyong Kim, IBM Research Watson, USA
John Krumm, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA
Marc Langheinrich, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Rene Mayrhofer, University of Vienna
Nuria Oliver, Telefonica Research, Spain
Shwetak Patel, University of Washington, USA
Matthai Philipose, Intel Research, USA
Matthew Reynolds, Duke University, USA
Bernt Schiele, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Chris Schmandt, MIT Media Lab, USA
James Scott, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Thomas Strang, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Alex Varshavsky, AT&T Research Labs, USA
Chris Wren, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL), USA
Danny Wyatt, University of Washington, USA

Local Chair:
Koji Suginuma, Sony Corporation, Japan

General Chair:
Thomas Strang, DLR and UIBK

Publicity Chairs:
Alex Varshavsky, AT&T Research Labs, USA
Ashish Kapoor, Microsoft Research, Redmond USA

Important Dates:
9 January 2009         Submission Deadline
13 February 2009       Author Notifications
27 February 2009       Camera Ready Copy
7-8 May 2009           Symposium (Tokyo, Japan)
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