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Call for Workshop Proposals (.pdf)

Ubicomp 2009 invites proposals for the workshop program of the 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing. Workshops provide a forum for attendees to discuss topics of special interest. The daylong workshops will be held on Wednesday, September 30th, prior to the main conference.

Workshop Chair

    Jakob Bardram, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Important Dates

Submission deadline for Workshop Proposals

March 6, 2009
(23:59 PST)

Notification of Workshop acceptance

April 6, 2009

Distribution of all accepted Workshop CFP

April 17, 2009

Submission deadline of WS papers (all Workshop)

June 25, 2009

Notification of accpetance of WS papers

July 20, 2009

Camera-ready deadline (only Workshops with publications)

August 1, 2009

Ubicomp 2009 Workshop Program

September 30, 2009

Pre-Proposal Submission Inquiries

Should you wish to discuss ideas for a workshop proposal prior to the submission deadline, feel free to contact Dr. Jakob E. Bardram, Chair of the Workshops Program at

Proposal Content

We are soliciting workshop proposals in all areas related to Ubiquitous Computing. We are aiming for a balanced workshop program that avoids overlapping themes. Workshop organizers are expected to be active in the area of their workshop proposal.

This year, we would especially encourage more ambitious workshops of two types. The first type is academic in nature and can be viewed as mini-tracks to the main conference. These workshops should have the potential to be sustainable and re-occur in the coming years. Hence, we are looking to host workshops with the ambition of setting up a program committee and aim for publication for improved versions of the workshop papers.

The second type of workshops aims at building ubiquitous systems or applications at the day of the workshop. Hence, this type of workshops is a place for people to meet and design, build, or integrate ubiquitous systems. This may range from physical design mock-ups containing no technology, to a video prototype, to building an application on a hardware toolkit provided by the organizers. Such a workshop should feed directly into the other parts of the conference by producing a demo or a video for the demo and video program.

Workshop proposals should include the following:

  • Name of the workshop and URL in which CFP will be hosted
  • A summary (no more than 150 words) describing the theme(s) of the workshop
  • A description of the workshop format, activities, and goals (e.g., traditional workshop format with publishable papers, oral presentations only, posters, prototyping, etc.)
  • A list of the specific topics of interest
  • Names, affiliations, and research interests of the organizers. International teams of organizers from different institutions for each workshop are encouraged.

Workshop proposals should also address:

  • Who do the organizers expect will attend the workshop?
  • How do the organizers plan to attract submissions and/or participants?
  • How many workshop participants do the organizers expect?
  • How will the organizers facilitate discussion among workshop participants?
  • What is the expected outcome of the workshop?
  • What plans, if any, do the organizers have for publishing the workshop papers?
  • How do the organizers plan to organize the workshop? (e.g., participant selection, time line, type of contributions)?
  • What sorts of resources do the organizers provide in order to build prototype (e.g. video cameras, software, frameworks, toolkits, hardware components, etc.)?
  • What are the technical requirements for e.g. building prototype during the workshop?
  • What is the expected agenda for the workshop?

Workshop Organziers' responsibilities

The organizers of each workshop are expected to:

  • Publicize the workshop with a call for participation via the Ubicomp Web and email
  • Setup a web site for the workshop containing more details on the workshop, including CfPC, workshop format, strategies for publication (if any), participants, program, etc. In particular, the CfPC should clearly specify if accepted papers will be published in the Ubicomp 2009 supplemental proceedings, anywhere else in the future, or none.
  • Encourage potential participants to submit papers
  • Select workshop participants based on submitted papers
  • Work with the Ubicomp Publication Co-Chairs to include papers of workshops that opted for the publication option, in the supplementary proceedings
  • Work with the Ubicomp Workshop chair to arrange the workshop.
  • Actively run the workshop.

Submitting your proposal

Please email your proposal, as a PDF attachment, directly to the workshop chair at The deadline for submission of workshop proposals is March 6, 2009 at 23:59 GMT. Workshop proposals should be no longer than 7 pages. Please download and use the required templates to prepare your submission.


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Ubicomp 2009 is locally organized by the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida.




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