[Call for Contributions] UbiComp 2009 - 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing

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Ubicomp 2009 - 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA
September 30 – October 3, 2009


Ubicomp is the premier outlet for novel research contributions that advance 
the state of the art in the design, development, deployment, evaluation and 
understanding of ubiquitous computing systems. Ubicomp is an 
interdisciplinary field of research and development that utilizes and 
integrates pervasive, wireless, embedded, wearable and/or mobile technologies 
to bridge the gaps between the digital and physical worlds. The Ubicomp 2009 
program features keynotes, technical paper sessions, specialized workshops, 
live demonstrations, posters, video presentations, panels and a Doctoral 
Colloquium. We are seeking your innovative and impacting contributions and 
look forward to welcome you in Orlando next year.

For general inquiries, please contact Sumi Helal, General Chair at 
chair2009@ubicomp.org or Hans Gellersen and Sunny Consolvo, Program Co-Chairs 
at pcchairs2009@Ubicomp.org.

Important Dates

1.      Papers & Notes
*       Submission: April 17, 2009 (5pm PST).
*       Author notification: June 15, 2009
*       Final manuscript: July 17, 2009

2.      Workshops
*       Submission of proposals: March 6, 2009 (23:59 PST)
*       Notification of proposal acceptance: April 6, 2009
*       Workshop Call for Papers distribution: April 17, 2009
*       Submission of WS Papers: June 25, 2009
*       Notification of acceptance of WS papers: July 20, 2009
*       Final Manuscript: August 1, 2009

3.      Demonstrations
*       Submission: June 25, 2009 (23:59 PST)
*       Author notification: July 20, 2009
*       Final manuscript: August 1, 2009

4.      Posters
*       Submission: June 25, 2009 (23:59 PST)
*       Author notification: July 20, 2009
*       Final manuscript: August 1, 2009

5.      Video
*       Submission: June 25, 2009 (23:59 PST)
*       Author notification: July 20, 2009
*       Final manuscript: August 1, 2009

6.      Panels
*       Submission: March 20, 2009 (23:59 PST)
*       Notification: May 20, 2009

7.      Doctoral Colloquium
*       Submission: June 25, 2009 (23:59 PST)
*       Author notification: July 20, 2009
*       Final manuscript: August 1, 2009

1.      Call for Papers and Notes 

Ubicomp 2009 will include a highly selective single-track program of Full 
Papers (10 pages) and Notes (4 pages). Relevant topic areas for papers and 
notes include, but are not limited to:

*       devices & techniques - descriptions of the design, architecture, usage 
and evaluation of devices and techniques that create valuable new 
capabilities for ubiquitous computing
*       systems & infrastructures – descriptions of the design, architecture, 
deployment and evaluation of systems and infrastructures that support 
ubiquitous computing
*       applications – descriptions of the design and/or study of applications 
that leverage Ubicomp devices and systems
*       methodologies & tools - new methods and tools applied to studying or 
building Ubicomp systems and applications
*       theories & models - critical analysis or organizing theory with clear 
relevance to the design or study of Ubicomp systems
*       experiences - empirical investigations of the use of new or existing 
Ubicomp technologies with clear relevance to the design and deployment of 
future Ubicomp systems

Ubicomp 2009 encourages papers that reflect the breadth and scope of Ubicomp 
research, including conceptual development, empirical investigations, 
technological advances, user experiences, and more. Although it is expected 
that papers will focus on one or a small number of the aforementioned areas, 
authors should write for the broader Ubicomp audience, and make clear how the 
work contributes to the Ubicomp field as a whole.

As with Ubicomp 2008, Ubicomp 2009 is soliciting Notes (not works in 
progress!) that will be included in the conference proceedings and program. 
Full Papers (10 pages) and Notes (4 pages) are due at the same time and will 
be reviewed by the same committee using the same review process to ensure a 
uniform quality between Full Papers and Notes. We strongly recommend that 
authors carefully consider whether their submission should be a Full Paper or 
a Note based on the amount of contribution or scope of the work, as there 
will be no mechanism for re-considering a submitted Full Paper as a shorter 

Guidelines for preparation and submission of Full Papers and Notes are 
available on the conference web site. Questions about this call for Papers & 
Notes should be directed to the Program Chairs, Hans Gellersen and Sunny 
Consolvo at 

2.      Call for Workshop Proposals 

Ubicomp 2009 invites proposals for one day workshops be held on Wednesday, 
September 30th, prior to the main conference. The Workshops program will 
provide a forum for attendees to discuss specialized topics or topics of 
special interest. Important dates and guidelines for the submission of the 
workshop proposals are available on the conference web site. For more 
information about the Workshops program, contact Jakob Bardram at 

3.      Call for Demonstrations

The Demonstrations Program offers an excellent way to showcase tangible 
results of ubiquitous computing research and development to hundreds of 
attendees from academia and industry. A successful demo communicates ideas 
and concepts in a powerful way that a regular presentation cannot.

Ubicomp 2009 seeks 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 and 
creative solutions of focused tasks as well as playful pursuits.

Guidelines for preparation and two-parts submission procedure of Demo 
proposals are available on the conference web site. Questions about this Call 
for Demonstrations should be directed to the Demo Co-Chairs: Pei Zhang and 
Tsutomu Terada at 

4.      Call for Posters

The Posters program provides researchers with an opportunity to present their 
bleeding-edge work in an interactive fashion in front of an expert audience, 
without impacting the possibility of publishing as a full paper at a later 
date. Accepted Posters will be presented in three forms: as a poster at the 
conference poster reception, at the "1-minute madness" session preceding the 
reception, and as an extended abstract distributed to the attendees. UBicomp 
2009 encourages the submission of preliminary or exploratory work, smaller 
projects or results not suitable for a full paper, and any other research 
that would excite discussion and benefit from this open forum.

Guidelines for Posters submission are available on the conference web site. 
For more information contact the Posters Co-Chairs: Hani Hagras and Kristof 
Van Laerhoven at

5.      Call for Videos

Videos are an important means of visualizing the results of research and 
development efforts. In Ubicomp 2009, we welcome the contribution of videos 
which demonstrate the practical application of research results and the 
functionality of ubiquitous computing systems, visualize the outcome of 
research and development projects, or describe inspiring visions of future 
systems that are grounded in today’s reality.

We encourage the submission of videos either as new material or as 
supplemental to paper submissions (e.g. in order to illustrate particular 
aspects of a system). In order to be eligible, videos should not have been 
previously presented in any other formal video program. In addition, a video 
(with audio soundtrack) must be self-explanatory without requiring the viewer 
to read the abstract.

Topics of interest as well as guidelines for preparing and submitting Videos 
are available on the conference web site. For more information, contact 
Videos Co-Chairs: Achilles Kameas and Christian Kray at 

6.      Call for Panels 

Ubicomp 2009 invites proposals for Panels addressing interdisciplinary and 
controversial issues in: (1) Ubicomp visions, roadmaps, bottlenecks, and road 
blocks, (2) Gaps between laboratory ubicomp and real-life ubicomp, (3) 
Ubicomp research methodologies and approaches, theories and models, (4) Legal 
and ethical issues, and (5) Adoption in social and cultural contexts.

Panel sessions will be up to 90 minutes long. Proposers should seek to invite 
three or four panelists with academic and/or business expertise in the 
featured topical area. Proposers should be willing to frame the issues and 
moderate discussion, or propose a separate moderator who will do so. The 
objective of panels is an examination of the subject matter at hand, with an 
invitation to audience members to actively participate in the discussion 
through the posing of questions to panelists.

Guidelines for Panel proposal submission are available on the conference web 
site. For more information, please contact Michael Weber, Panels Chair at

7.      Call for Doctoral Colloquium 

The Doctoral Colloquium at the Ubicomp 2009 conference offers students in the 
final stages of their Ph.D. research a unique forum for presenting their work 
and engaging in discussion with top experts in the field of ubiquitous 
computing. The Colloquium offers students the valuable opportunity to receive 
feedback and perspectives on their research from recognized experts in the 
field and other senior doctoral students, and to hear about and offer 
feedback on cutting-edge research being performed by other doctoral 

The scope of the Doctoral Colloquium includes all major areas of ubiquitous 
computing. Participants will give high-level presentations of their 
dissertation research, followed by discussion with the faculty and other 
colloquium students. Applicants should be late-stage Ph.D. students with a 
well-established direction of research in ubiquitous computing, who are at 
still a stage sufficiently far from completion that their dissertations can 
benefit from the advice and feedback of the Colloquium.

Guidelines for submission are available on the conference web site. For 
further information, contact Doctorial Colloquium Chair: Raja Bose at

Andreas Bulling
PhD Candidate
Research Assistant

ETH Zurich
Wearable Computing Laboratory


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