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Sensory Rooms to Support All Attendees

UbiComp/ISWC 2023 will provide three Sensory Rooms to support attendees who have additional needs to support neurodivergence, disability or religious practices.

We have created a special place composed by:

  • The Silence Room
  • The Quiet Room
  • The Chill Room

Neurodivergence, especially autism, requires differing levels of stimulation for different people. Sometimes, a completely silent space is required for de-stimulation, whereas sometimes space is required to fidget and spend excess energy. Our Sensory Rooms will provide that. We hope that the three rooms will allow the space needed to fully enjoy the conference for all attendees.

More information is available on our dedicated page about the UbiComp/ISWC Sensory Rooms.


By |2023-09-18T05:33:37+00:00September 18th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Families and Children Initiatives

If you are planning to bring your little ones to Cancun for UbiComp/ISWC 2023, we have just released the final information about how we will support families!

Families will be able to book childcare services at special rates at their hotel and at the Cancun Center, and children will be allowed to accompanying their parents or caregiver for the whole duration of the conference, including at the Gala Dinner. We created a special space at the Cancun Center, the Family Room, equipped to support children, as well as parents and caregivers, and we will stream the conference tracks in that room, so that attendees will not have to miss any part of our program. If you are taking a caregiver with you, that will also be supported.

Take a look at all the details on our Families and Children dedicate page.


By |2023-09-16T03:58:13+00:00September 16th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Closing Keynote (October 12) – Yeshimabeit “Yeshi” Milner

We are excited to announce our Closing Keynote speaker for UbiComp/ISWC 2023!

Join us on October 12 to hear from Yeshimabeit “Yeshi” Milner, who is the Founder and CEO of Data for Black Lives (D4BL), a movement of activists, organizers, and scientists committed to the mission of using data to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people. Find more information about our Keynote Speakers here.

Yeshimabeit Milner – Echoing Green Fellows Directory

Come join us for many such exciting talks and sessions in Cancun. Catch the regular registrations by 15th September!


By |2023-09-05T04:12:44+00:00September 3rd, 2023|News|0 Comments

Conference Rates still available at the Presidente and Aloft Hotels

The Grand Fiesta American Coral Beach Cancun, one of our three official conference hotels, is sold out and no rooms are available anymore at conference rate.

We encourage attendees to book at the InterContinental Presidente Hotel (Official Conference Hotel) which has availability October 6-16, and the Aloft Cancun with availability October 9-16. Hotels can be reserved here.

More information about our hotels is available on our dedicated Conference Hotels Page

 

 

 

 

 


By |2023-08-16T05:47:46+00:00August 16th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Family Room and Sensory Rooms at UbiComp/ISWC 2023

As part of our JEDI Initiatives, we are happy to announce that UbiComp/ISWC 2023 will have dedicated space for families in our Family room, and a separate set of Sensory Rooms where people can unwind, relax and take a break.

The Family Room will feature spaces for breast feeding, changing babies, as well as space to hangout for kids who are going to attend with attendees. Sessions from the main conference will be streamed in the room, so that attendees needing to leave the main session can still follow the program. We are also considering having dedicated supervision / nanny services in the room.

The Sensory Rooms will be divided in 3 spaces – the Silent, Quiet, and Chill rooms, and will all feature different sensory experience with low lighting, and relaxing music, lounge-style ambience, and light drinks and food for people who need to take a break from the madness of the conference.

More details for both the Family Room and the Sensory Rooms will be released soon. For more information please reach out to our JEDI chairs at jedi-2023@ubicomp.org.


By |2023-09-15T07:44:03+00:00August 10th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Gadget Show added to the Program (Oct 10)

We are happy to announce that UbiComp/ISWC 2023 will host the traditional Gadget Show on October 10, as part of the Opening Reception!

The Gadget Show is without registration. Just cue up at the beginning of the show and present your newest Gadget! We encourage also those that show a demo or a poster to show their Gadget to the audience.

Moderator

Paul Lukowicz is Full Professor of AI at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in Germany where he is heading the Embedded Intelligence group at DFKI. His research focus are context-aware ubiquitous and wearable systems including sensing, pattern recognition, system architectures, models of large-scale self-organized systems, and applications. Paul Lukowicz coordinates the FP7-FET SOCIONICAL projects, is Associate Editor in Chief of IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine, and has been serving as TPC Chair of a number of international events in the area.


By |2023-08-06T13:29:31+00:00August 4th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Plenary Panel on Resilience in an Era of Disruption (Oct 11)

We are happy to announce our plenary panel taking place on October 11th and moderated by Prof. Dr. Max Mühlhäuser!

Resilience in an Era of Disruption – Is Ubiquitous Computing a blessing or a curse for Resilient Cities and Infrastructures?

Major challenges such as global warming, pandemics, and geopolitical tensions increase the frequency and damage of disasters and crises: As the world faces disruptions, the resilience of cities and critical infrastructure becomes key.

Moderator

Max Mühlhäuser is a Full Professor of Computer Science and the head of the Telecooperation Lab (TK for short) at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Informatics Dept. His lab conducts research on smart ubiquitous computing environments in the Future Internet – from smart mixed-reality rooms to smart cities and smart & resilient critical infrastructures. He has extensively contributed towards these fields through innovations across Networks & Distributed Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Proactive Intelligent Systems and Privacy, Trust & Cybersecurity.

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By |2023-08-06T15:14:41+00:00August 4th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Participate to the New GenAI4PC Symposium

In this new era of AI there are many open problems, including how we assess them and how we deploy them both efficiently and safely. The Generative AI for Pervasive Computing Symposium (GenAI4PC) aims to bring together both industrial and academic Ubiquitous Computing, researchers to explore these issues in a format that is focused on encouraging discussion and debate.

Partecipate to this new Symposium! More information available here.


By |2023-08-05T07:31:17+00:00August 1st, 2023|News|0 Comments