[ecoop-info] UBICOMP 2014 - Call for Papers - The 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Mohit Jain mohitrb1 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 18:29:16 CET 2013

Hi all,

Please consider submitting to UbiComp 2014, the Papers and Notes submission
deadline is approaching - March 12 (for abstracts) and March 19 (final
files for previously submitted abstracts). The plain text CFP is listed
below and for further information visit: http://www.ubicomp.org/ubicomp2014/

In addition, please help spread awareness of the conference by tweeting to
@ubicomp or using #ubicomp2014, or "liking" our Facebook page at:

Apologies to those of you who have received this message multiple times.

Mohit Jain @ IBM Research India
UbiComp 2014 Publicity Chair

                   Announcement and Call for Papers
                             UBICOMP 2014

            The 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on
                  Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

            September 13-17, 2014, Seattle (Washington, US)

The 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous
Computing (UbiComp 2014) invites submissions of papers concerning new
research contributions in ubiquitous and pervasive computing. UbiComp is a
premier interdisciplinary venue in which leading international researchers,
designers, developers, and practitioners in the field present and discuss
novel results in all aspects of ubiquitous and pervasive computing. This
includes the design, development, and deployment of ubiquitous and
pervasive computing technologies and the understanding of human experiences
and social impacts that these technologies facilitate. Following the
successful merger in 2013 of the two most renowned conferences in the
field, i.e., Pervasive and (the former) UbiComp, UbiComp 2014 will be held
from September 13 to 17 in Seattle, Washington, USA, and as in past years
will be collocated with ISWC 2014 (with a single registration fee).

UbiComp 2014's papers and notes track welcomes high quality submissions
that describe original and unpublished research contributions advancing the
frontier of pervasive and ubiquitous computing. Relevant research topics
include, but are not limited to:

- Systems & infrastructures: descriptions of the design, architecture,
deployment, and evaluation of systems and infrastructures that support
ubiquitous computing
- Devices & techniques: descriptions of the design, architecture, usage,
and evaluation of devices and techniques that create valuable new
capabilities for ubiquitous computing
- Applications & experiences: descriptions of the design and/or empirical
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

A submission (full paper or note) should clearly compare and contrast how
the work relates to previous research and knowledge, what aspects of the
work are new, and the major contributions it makes. Authors should write
their paper for an interdisciplinary, international audience. All
submissions should not have been previously published nor be under
concurrent submission for publication for an archival track of any other
conference, journal, workshop or other publication that is part of a formal
repository (such as the ACM digital library).

***NEW for 2014*** To allow for more complete and fully formatted reference
lists, bibliographic references do NOT count toward the page limit of 10
pages for full papers and 4 pages for notes. However, references are
limited to 2 total additional pages for full papers and 1 additional page
for notes and must still be formatted in the ACM double-column format.
Therefore, the maximum total pages for full papers will be 12 pages and 5
pages for notes (with only references allowed on the final pages).

*** NEW for 2014 *** UbiComp 2014 will use a relaxed anonymization policy.
Author names/affiliations must not appear in the title area of a
paper-in-submission, but further anonymization is at the authors'

UbiComp 2014 will continue to include a "revise & resubmit" phase as a part
of its submission and review process. While most papers will be accepted or
rejected at the program committee meeting, a select number of papers will
receive the opportunity to resubmit a substantially revised version of
their submission. A detailed meta-review will outline necessary changes,
which may include the need for further experiments and/or significant
manuscript re-organization. This process allows flawed papers with
significant potential a second chance at acceptance. However, note that an
invitation to revise and resubmit does not guarantee acceptance.

Important Dates for UbiComp 2014 Papers and Notes track:

- ***NEW FOR 2014*** Abstract deadline - March 12, 2014, 17:00 PDT (It is
mandatory to submit a complete abstract before this hard deadline, though
minor changes to the abstract will be permitted)
- Paper deadline (submission only permitted if abstract was submitted as
above) - March 19, 2014, 17:00 PDT
- Author notifications (incl. "revise & resubmit" notifications): 8 May,
- Revised papers/notes submission deadline: 4 June, 2014, 17:00 PDT
- Author notifications for revised submissions: 16 June, 2014
- Camera-ready deadline: 24 June, 2014
- UbiComp 2014 workshops and doctoral consortium: 13-14 September, 2014
- UbiComp 2014 main conference: 15-17 September, 2014
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