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

Mohit Jain15 mohitjain at in.ibm.com
Fri Feb 14 07:53:55 CET 2014

Hi all,
We would like to draw your attention to the call for workshops of the 2014 
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing 
(UbiComp 2014). Workshops will take place in Seattle, USA, on September 
13-14, 2014 (The main conference will be held September 15-17, 2014.)

Workshop proposals must be submitted by ***March 28, 2014***. The plain 
text CFP is listed below. For more information, please refer: 
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 Workshop Proposals
                             UBICOMP 2014

            The 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on
                  Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

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

UbiComp 2014 invites proposals for the workshop program of the 2014 ACM 
International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. 
Workshops provide a forum for attendees with common interests and are a 
great opportunity for community building. They can be one or two days in 
length, and vary in size and format depending on their objectives. All 
workshops will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 and Sunday, 
September 14, 2014 before the main conference.

We are soliciting workshop proposals on any topic of relevance to 
Ubiquitous Computing. There are many ways in which workshops can enrich a 
conference, and we are aiming to accommodate diverse opportunities for the 
UbiComp community to engage. This includes, but is not limited to:

- Workshops that provide a forum to share advances in an area of special 
interest to the community. Such workshops would typically solicit original 
research contributions and involve a peer-review process for submitted 
papers, but would be open to wider attendance. ALL accepted workshop 
papers will be included in the ACM digital library and the supplemental 
- Workshops that aim to gather a group of researchers for a focused  
activity, such as hands-on prototyping, or joint development of a 
cross-disciplinary research agenda. Such workshops typically involve a 
selection process for attendance, but not necessarily a solicitation of 
material for publication.

Should you wish to discuss ideas for a workshop proposal prior to the 
submission deadline, feel free to contact the Chairs of the Workshops 
Program at workshops2014 at ubicomp.org.

- The proposal should be prepared as a document of no more than 4 pages 
in SIGCHI papers format, and must in addition include a CfP (Call for 
Papers, or Call for Participation). It must describe the topic, rationale 
and objectives for the workshop, the organizers’ backgrounds, an estimate 
of expected attendance (and whether participation will be limited), and a 
detailed plan for conducting the workshop (including any plans for 
pre-workshop preparation and/or post-workshop follow up). Upon acceptance, 
the workshop description is expected to be revised and adapted for 
inclusion in the supplemental proceedings.

- All workshops have the option to solicit contributions for inclusion in 
the ACM Digital Library and supplemental proceedings of the conference. 
Workshop organizers must clearly describe in their proposal whether they 
wish to have workshop contributions published in this way. Organizers can 
specify page numbers for papers they solicit, but all workshop papers must 
be in the SIGCHI archival format, and be ready for inclusion into ACM 
digital library and the supplementary proceedings by ***July 6, 2014***.

Workshops will be reviewed by a jury of experts who will evaluate the work 
based on how compelling they expect it to be to UbiComp attendees. The 
jury will consider several factors during the selection process, 

- The potential for the topic of the workshop to generate stimulating 
discussions and useful results.
- The expected interest level in the topic in the community.
- The organizers’ ability to demonstrate in the proposal a well-organized 
process and plan for the workshop.
- The overall balance of topics in the Workshops program. If multiple 
submissions are received on the same or similar topics, the organizers may 
be encouraged to merge them.

The organizers of each workshop are expected to:
- Publicize the workshop with a call for participation via the UbiComp 
website and email
- Set up a web site for the workshop containing more details on the  
workshop, including CFP, workshop format, plans for publication (if  any), 
participants, program, etc. In particular, the CFP should clearly specify 
that accepted papers must be in the SIGCHI papers format and will be 
published in the UbiComp 2014 adjunct proceedings.
- Encourage potential participants to submit papers
- Work with the UbiComp Publication Chairs to include workshop papers in 
the ACM digital library and the adjunct proceedings
- Work with the UbiComp Workshop Chairs to arrange the workshop
- Actively run the workshop

Note that workshops are an integral part of the UbiComp conference. Hence, 
workshop organizers and attendees are expected to register for the 
workshop in addition to the conference.

Please email your proposal directly to the workshop chairs at 
workshops2014 at ubicomp.org. The deadline for submission is ***March 28, 
2014***. The submission should be a single PDF file, including both the 
proposal (max. 4 pages) and an appended CFP. Please download and use the 
required templates to prepare the proposal.

- Louise Barkhuus, Stockholm University, SE
- Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University, US
- Kai Kunze, Osaka Prefecture University, JP
If you have any further inquiries, please contact 
workshops2014 at ubicomp.org

- Submission deadline: March 28, 2014
- Notification of acceptance: April 11, 2014
- Distribution of all accepted workshop CFPs: April 18, 2014
- Camera-ready version of workshop and all workshop papers due: July 6, 
- Workshops: September 13-14, 2014
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