Call for Papers

UbiComp 2007 [1] 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 applications
  • 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.

LNCSAccepted 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].

Important Dates

March 9 -- Paper submissions due (23:59 PST) (closed)
May 25 -- Accept/reject notifications
June 29 -- Camera ready papers due
September 16-19 -- UbiComp 2007 in Innsbruck

Program Co-Chairs

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

Program Committee

Ken Anderson, Intel Research
Louise Barkhuus, University of Glasgow
John Barton, IBM Almaden
Christian Becker, University Mannheim
Michael Beigl, TU Braunschweig
A.J. Brush, Microsoft Research
Roy Campbell, University of Illinois
Sunny Consolvo, Intel Research Seattle
Eyal de Lara, University of Toronto
Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University
Paul Dourish, University of California, Irvine
James Fogarty, University of Washington
Adrian Friday, Lancaster University
Hans Gellersen, Lancaster University
Beki Grinter, Georgia Tech
Mike Hazas, Lancaster University
Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Research
Stephen Intille, MIT
Yuri Ismailov, Ericsson Research
Shahram Izadi, Microsoft Research
Bob Kummerfeld, University of Sydney
Anthony LaMarca, Intel Research Seattle
Marc Langheinrich, ETH Zurich
Sang-Goog Lee, Catholic University of Korea
Jen Mankoff, Carnegie Mellon University
Joe McCarthy, Nokia Research
Henk Muller, University of Bristol
Max Ott, NICTA
Aaron Quigley, University Collge Dublin
Heather Richter, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University
Bernt Schiele, TU Darmstadt
Chris Schmandt, MIT
Albrecht Schmidt, Fraunhofer IAIS and b-it University of Bonn
Abigail Sellen, Microsoft Research
Joao Sousa, George Mason University
Khai Truong, University of Toronto
Andy Wilson, Microsoft Research
Woontack Woo, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
Daqing Zhang, I2R

Conference Chair

Thomas Strang, University of Innsbruck and German Aerospace Center

A PDF version of this CfP is also available.