NOTICE OF PERVASIVE & UBICOMP MERGER
The SC is comprised of two of the senior (program or general) chairs from each of the five most recent Pervasive and UbiComp conferences.
The current members are:
· A.J. Brush, Microsoft Research, USA (Ubicomp 2014)
· Julie Kientz, University of Washington, USA (Ubicomp 2014)
· Junehwa Song, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea (Ubicomp 2014)
· Silvia Santini, TU Dresden, Germany (UbiComp 2013)
· Friedemann Mattern, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (UbiComp 2013)
· Thad Starner, Google and Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (ISWC SC Chair 2013)
· Tom Martin, Virginia Tech, USA (ISWC SC Vice-Chair 2013)
· Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (UbiComp 2012)
· Gillian Hayes, University of California, Irvine, USA (UbiComp 2012)
· Judy Kay, University of Sydney, Australia (Pervasive 2012)
· Patrick Olivier, University of Newcastle, UK (Pervasive 2012)
· James Landay, University of Washington, USA (UbiComp 2011)
· Xing Xie, Microsoft Research, China (UbiComp 2011)
· Jeffrey Hightower, Google, USA (Pervasive 2011)
· Elaine M. Huang, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Pervasive 2011)
· Jakob Bardram, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark (UbiComp 2010)
· Marc Langheinrich, Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Switzerland (UbiComp 2010, 2013)
· Patrik Floreen, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland (Pervasive 2010)
· Antonio Krueger, Saarland University, Germany (Pervasive 2010)
Some of the steering committee members have specific responsibilities:
· Chair and Information Director: Judy Kay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
· SIGCHI liaison: A.J. Brush (email@example.com)
· Awards: Jakob Bardram (firstname.lastname@example.org)
· Diversity: Elaine M. Huang (email@example.com)
· SIGMOBILE liaison: James Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
After competitive bidding, the Steering Committee is pleased to announce the up-coming conferences:
UbiComp 2015 – Osaka, Japan.
· Ubicomp/ISWC 2015 Honorary Chair: Hideo Miyahara (Knowledge Capital Association and Executive Advisor of KMO Corporation), Japan.
· Ubicomp/ISWC 2015 Advisor: Hide Tokuda (Keio University) Japan.
· Ubicomp/ISWC 2015 General Chairs: Kenji Mase (Nagoya University), Marc Langheinrich (Università della Svizzera italiana - USI), Switzerland, Daniel Gatica-Perez (IDIAP-EPFL) Switzerland.
· Programme Chairs: Hans Gellersen (Lancaster University) UK, Tanzeem Choudhury (Cornell University) USA, Koji Yatani (Univerisity of Tokyo) Japan
UbiComp 2016 – Heidelberg, Germany.
We are actively soliciting hosts for 2017, with preference to bids from USA, with a host proposal deadline in mid-2015 (see below).
The host proposal process is intended to be lightweight as
possible while allowing the SC to conduct an informed review, and need not be
a "polished" document, but should include:
- Details of the city, including typical hotel costs
- Details of at least one possible venue, including an indication of the cost of hiring the venue for 1 day of workshops and 3 days of multi-track conference, and the AV facilities required, and WiFi networking capable of handling 600+ connected devices. This need not be final but are indicative of the costs of holding the conference in that location.
- Doable dates.
- Indications of potential collocation with other events. For example, we have collocated with ISWC for several conferences, and this has contribited to the enriching and inspiring breadth of work presented. Pervasive 2012 also collocated with DIS. The SC actively encourages collocation as an opportunity for our community to exchange ideas with other research audiences. We have built an increasingly strong and synergistic relationship with ISWC, with collocation since 2012.
- A possible schedule of the conference, which should be based on recent UbiComps or Pervasives but should include 3 simultaneous paper tracks to accommodate an expected total of 12-15 paper sessions. Innovative ideas for other sessions or sub-events are very welcome.
- Short bios of the general chair(s) and any local chairs or other community members who have indicated their willingness to serve. Program Chairs for the archival papers/notes track should NOT be specified. The SC will work with the general chairs to choose program chairs after the host is chosen.
- Potential local sponsors, both public bodies and local companies.
Prospective hosts are encouraged to review the ACM Conference Organizers Manual http://www.acm.org/sigs/volunteer_resources/conference_manual/conference_manual-toc , the ACM Conference Financial Management guide http://www.acm.org/sigs/volunteer_resources/conference_manual/3-1cfm , and the ACM sponsored conference TMRF Guidelines http://www.acm.org/sigs/volunteer_resources/conference_manual/1-2-1guide (though a TMRF is not necessary at this stage). As an ACM sponsored conference, the ACM takes on financial liability (e.g. signing contracts for the venue) and will assist the general chair(s) with negotiations with a suitable venue as necessary.
As with previous conferences, it is important to keep the registration costs and other costs associated with attending the conference as low as possible, so that attendance is open to as many as possible. Please focus on keeping costs such as food modest, and on listing low-cost accommodation possibilities.
UbiComp and Pervasive in the past have regularly moved around three regions: Asia/Pacific, Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and the Americas. There is a strong intention to continue to do this with the merged conference, hence a preference for Europe in 2016.
Deadline for proposals: 3 June 2015
Notification of decisions: 15 July 2015 (at the latest)
If you are thinking of submitting a proposal, please get in touch with Judy Kay, Judy.Kay@sydney.edu.au or any other member of the SC (http://www.ubicomp.org/sc/) The SC is happy to help advise prospective hosts before a final proposal is submitted.
(last updated by Judy Kay, 2015-05-02)