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UbiComp 2013 Social Media ChairI again picked the brains of the locals and got them to give me their favorite food and drink spots in Zurich. Yes, You will be fed during the conference, but in case you have that day off or end up not joining the social dinner, make sure to check out the suggestions from our local arrangement committee!

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UbiComp 2013 Social Media ChairI managed to get some friendly advice from our Local Arrangement Committee as to what else is happening in Zurich during UbiComp 2013. A lot! So if you are in town early or are able to stay for a bit after the conference, or if you are only attending the Workshops on Sunday but not on Monday, be sure to check out some of the events below!

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UbiComp 2013 Social Media ChairAfter last week’s look behind the scenes of UbiComp finances (kudos to Silvia for that lucid explanation of where our money actually goes!) we continue our backstage tour with a set of interviews – spread out over the next weeks – that involve the local arrangement team, i.e., the people who actually make this conference “work”.

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UbiComp 2013 General Co-ChairMany people ask us about our registration rates. You might have asked yourself why attending a bunch of talks for three days in a University should cost USD700,- (early rate for ACM/IEEE members), or why the non-member rate is almost twice as much as the student rate, or why we’re even charging in US Dollar. With the early registration deadline less than 24 hours away, I wanted to briefly answer some of these questions. Read the rest of this entry »

UbiComp 2013 PC Co-ChairWe just pulled the trigger and sent 394 emails to the authors of all UbiComp 2013 submissions! After more than 5 weeks of reviewing and 2 days of intense discussions at the PC Meeting in Paris, the 75 members of the Program Committee selected 71 submissions for acceptance (conditional upon addressing various issues identified in the reviews). This is about 18% of the total number of submissions!

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UbiComp 2013 PC Co-ChairDear UbiComp community, thank you so much for all your hard work in preparing your UbiComp 2013 submissions. Thanks to you, we have a record number of submissions this year: 89 Notes and 305 Full Papers, for a total of 394 submissions!

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UbiComp 2013 General Co-ChairThe new promotional materials are all packed and ready to be sent to members of the UbiComp 2013 Organizing Committee! Hopefully the packages will be arriving at their desks by the end of the week…

P.S. If you would like to help us spread the word about UbiComp 2013 and could use our promotional materials, drop me an e-mail at chairs2013@ubicomp.org!!

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UbiComp 2013 General Co-ChairWe just got our latest delivery of UbiComp 2013 promotion materials! We will be sending them out to organizing committee members over the next few days – hopefully they’ll soon find their way to your door/fridge/bookshelf 🙂

PS: If you want to help us spread the word, drop me a line!

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UbiComp 2013 PC Co-ChairAs we described in our interview last week, we are soliciting three fundamental types of contributions at UbiComp 2013. Read on for a short summary of those types, and answer our quick poll of what type of UbiComp research you like to do!

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Welcome reader! We will try to update you here with our latest and greatest preparations for the upcoming UbiComp 2013 conference in Zurich. Stay tuned!