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Submission of full papers is now closed.

Ubicomp 2006 welcomes original, high-quality research contributions in the area of ubiquitous, pervasive and handheld computing systems and their applications. This conference seeks to present novel research results impacting the design and usage of ubiquitous computing technology that migrates beyond the desktop. Submissions should report original research that contributes to our understanding of ubiquitous computing and help advance the state of the art. Examples of appropriate areas of inquiry include:

  • Improving natural interaction (e.g. applied sensing, fusion and reasoning, AI and speech technologies for Ubicomp, increasing machine understanding of human action & vice versa)
  • Constructing ubicomp systems (e.g., systems and toolkit support for constructing, maintaining and deploying and prototyping Ubicomp environments)
  • Embedding computation (e.g. novel user interfaces, computational and sensing/ actuator platforms, assistive technolgies, applied to Ubicomp)
  • Understanding ubicomp and its consequences (e.g. conceptual models, lessons learnt, user studies and results from Ubicomp experiments)
  • Deploying ubicomp technologies (e.g. privacy, security, and trust, real-world and deployment experiences, studies of ubicomp settings)

Ubicomp 2006 seeks papers that reflect the full breadth and scope of ubiquitous computing research, including conceptual development, empirical investigations, technological advances, application experiences, and more. Authors should write for the broader Ubicomp audience, however, and make clear how their work contributes to the whole.

Papers will be evaluated on the basis of originality, significance of the contribution to the field, technical correctness and presentation. Papers submitted must not have been previously published or be under simultaneous review for any other conference, journal, workshop or other publication. We solicit papers up to 18 pages but explicitly welcome shorter papers. All paper submissions will be treated as full papers, but it is important that their length is appropriate for their content.

Papers should be formatted according to the Springer Verlag LNCS format. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer-Verlag as Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Authors are 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.

All paper submissions will be handled electronically by the EDAS system. Note that submission is a two-stage process - authors need to register their paper first and then submit the final manuscript. Submissions must be in Adobe PDF format and conform to the guidelines specified here. Authors without EDAS user names will be required to register with the system using the same link as above.

Reviewers will be instructed to maintain the confidentiality of all materials for submitted papers throughout the entire reviewing process. Submissions should contain no information that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication.

Program Co-Chairs

Paul Dourish
University of California, Irvine, United States

Adrian Friday
Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Important Dates

March 31, 2006, 5pm PST. Deadline.
June 9, 2006. Notification.

Instructions for Authors

Preparing papers

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Springer LNCS guidelines. Formatting instructions and templates for various text preparation systems can be found at the Springer web site [http://www.springer.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html]. Papers should be no more than 18 pages in length (this is a limit, not a requirement).

Ubicomp employs a double-blind review process. Please prepare an anonymous submission, without listing the names or affiliations of authors, nor acknowledgments of collaborations or funding support. Citations to your own previous work should be in the third person where appropriate, or simply anonymized if this is not possible.

Submitting papers

Paper submissions are being handled by the EDAS system [http:// edas.info/]. You will require an EDAS account in order to be able to submit their paper (this can be created during the submission process). Submission can be carried out as follows:

1. Visit http://edas.info and click on 'go to the current list of conferences and special issues'. You will be asked to login (or create a user account then login as appropriate).

2. Click on the 'submit paper' link at top left of the page and either locate 'Ubicomp 2006' from the list of conferences accepting submissions and click on the 'new paper icon' (or click here [http://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=4736&] to skip directly to the paper submission screen.)

3. Paper submission is two phase. You need first to register your paper (title, authors, abstract and select categories that best reflect the content of the paper). We ask you to complete the entire form as the keywords will help us in assigning reviewers with the most appropriate expertise to review your work. Once you hit 'submit' you are able to add your co-authors.

4. You can click on the 'manuscript' icon to upload the PDF version of your paper. You can continue to upload revised versions up until the submission deadline (31st March 2006, 5pm PST).