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*Call for papers*

//Final reminder, paper submission deadline February 15th//

International Workshop on People centred design of Ubiquitous  
Intelligence (PCDUI'09)

Organised in conjunction with the
Sixth International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and  
Computing (UIC-09)

Brisbane, Australia, 7-10 July 2009


Ubiquitous Intelligence promises to deliver a new world where devices  
embedded in the environment are endowed with different levels of  
intelligence. Smart systems, which combine sensors, actuators,  
networks, and other electronic devices are intended to enhance  
people's quality of life due to the way they augment and integrate  
with everyday settings at work, at home, and diverse locations and  
situations in-between. In developing and deploying these new  
technologies, it is important to not lose sight of the people and  
settings that they are being designed for. In established fields such  
as Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Human-Computer Interaction,  
the importance of people- centred approaches to design has been  
broadly established, as evidenced by the increased adoption of inquiry  
methods from the human sciences such as ethnographic observation into  
system development methodologies. These methods are also becoming  
established within the Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing communities,  
which initially focused predominantly on developing innovative  
technologies and applications to showcase them.

*Objectives and scope*
The objectives of this workshop are to bring together a group of  
researchers and practitioners from academia and industry that are  
interested in the design of Ubiquitous Intelligence from a human- 
centred perspective. The focus on people in design is not an exclusive  
concern of the human sciences of course, and there are lessons to be  
learned from experiences in other design disciplines such as  
industrial design, for example. As UIC devices move from research  
prototypes to commercial products, away from the laboratory into  
people's homes and workplaces, it will become increasingly important  
to employ people centred methods in their design. The potential  
benefits of adopting such an approach include: improving how  
experimental technologies can be designed to fit with current  
practice; evaluating designs for novel applications based on actual  
use; and understanding how people's affective responses to different  
designs can be used to influence their acceptability in the marketplace.

The workshop will be a forum for participants to share their  
experiences with the development of UI systems and underlying  
technologies, where there has been a focus on their design for people  
in specific use contexts and scenarios, and where the design methods  
used have been a focus of the research. It will set out to define a  
program of research for bringing a stronger human-centred perspective  
to the design of UIC.

Types of submission may cover:
	 Case studies of the design of UIC
	 Reports on user studies of UIC
	 Application of existing people-centred methods to UIC
	 Development of new people-centred methods for UIC
	 People-centred evaluation of UIC deployments

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
	 UIC to support ageing in place
	 Smart home systems
	 Location sensitive applications
	 Affective computing
	 UIC for enterprise applications
	 UIC in education and healthcare
	 Novel approaches to prototyping UIC designs

Papers from all UIC-09 workshops will be gathered into a single  
volume, to be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.

Paper submission and peer review will take place via the EasyChair  
system at Papers  
may be up to a maximum of 6 pages long, formatted according to the  
IEEE CS style.

More information about the workshop can be found at

*Important Dates*
Paper Submission Deadline 15 February 2009
Paper Status Notification 25 March 2009
Camera-ready Due: 10 April 2009

*Workshop organisers*
Stephen Viller, University of Queensland, Australia
Ralf Muhlberger, University of Queensland, Australia
Ricky Robinson, NICTA Queensland Research Lab, Australia
Ben Kraal, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

*Program Committee*
Mark Billinghurst, HITLabNZ, New Zealand
Margot Brereton, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Jacob Buur, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Marcus Foth, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Connor Graham, Lancaster Universitym, UK
Shahram Izadi, Microsoft Research, UK
Ben Kraal, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Tim Mansfield, Smart Services CRC, Australia
Ann Morrison, Helsinky Institute for Information Technology, Finland
Ralf Muhlberger, University of Queensland, Australia
Ricky Robinson, NICTA Queensland Research Lab, Australia
Christine Satchell, University of Melbourne, Australia
Matthew Simpson, Google, USA
Stephen Viller, University of Queensland, Australia
Jeremy Yuille, RMIT University, Australia

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