Sunday, November 12, 2006

UbiComp2007 Call for Papers

UbiComp2007 Call for Papers

UbiComp 2007 [1] will be the Ninth International Conference on
Ubiquitous Computing, held in Innsbruck, Austria, on 16-19 September 2007.

UbiComp 2007 invites original, high-quality research papers in the areas
of ubiquitous, mobile, embedded, and handheld computing. The conference
provides a forum for original research that enables new capabilities,
appropriate security and privacy, improved user experiences, and
simplified and powerful development and deployment practices. In
addition, we are interested in studies of existing and emerging
technologies, everyday use of technologies, and insightful commentary on
the state of the field.

Researchers are encouraged to submit papers on the following topics:

- Inferring the state of the user, such as location, activity,
intentions, resources, and capabilities in the past, present, and future
-Developing ubicomp systems, including representations, architecture,
middleware, resource management, and service discovery
- Embedding computation for new user interfaces, assistive technologies,
communication, novel sensors, intelligent environments, wearable
computing, and continuous monitoring and actuation
- Building ubicomp systems for health, gaming, socializing, and other
- Ensuring user trust through privacy and security
- Understanding ubicomp and its consequences through conceptual models,
hard-won experience, user studies, business scenarios, and real deployments

UbiComp has a history of being a very selective conference, and there is
no desire to reduce expectations on quality. In an effort to enhance the
breadth of the conference, we aim to increase the number of accepted
full papers to approximately 40 for this year, which is up from 30 last
year and 22 the year before. Presentations will be scheduled in a
dualtrack format. The conference will institute a process for nominating
and selecting awards for best paper and presentations at the conference.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committee
and by selected expert reviewers. Papers will be evaluated on the basis
of originality, significance of contribution, technical correctness,
overall appeal to the general UbiComp reader, and presentation. Papers
submitted must not have been previously published nor currently under
review for any publication with an ISBN, ISSN, or DOI number. If
submitted work may appear to overlap with the authors’ previous work,
the authors should email the PC chairs [2] directly to explain how the
new work is different. All reviewers will be instructed to keep
submissions confidential, although submissions must be publishable by
the cameraready deadline.

Accepted papers will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS), and all submissions should be formatted
according to their guidelines [3]. Misformatted submissions, or those
longer than 18 pages, are subject to rejection without review. Shorter
submissions will not be penalized, and each submission’s length should
be appropriate for its content. One author from each accepted paper will
be required to attend the conference to present their work.

Paper submissions must be anonymized to facilitate blind review. Authors
are encouraged to take care throughout the entire document to minimize
references that may reveal the identity of the authors or their
institutions. Relevant references to an author's previous research
should not be suppressed but instead referenced in a neutral way.
Papers should be submitted as PDF files through PCS at [4].

A PDF version of this CfP is also available [5].

Important Dates

9 March Paper submissions due (23:59 PST)
25 May Accept/reject notifications
29 June Camera ready papers due
16-19 September UbiComp2007 in Innsbruck

Program Chairs

John Krumm, Microsoft Research, USA
Gregory Abowd, Georgia Tech, USA
Aruna Seneviratne, NICTA, Australia

Conference Chair

Thomas Strang, University of Innsbruck and German Aerospace Center