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IEEE Pervasive Computing - Call for Papers

Special Issue: Rapid Prototyping for Ubiquitous Computing

Submission Deadline: 1 May 2005
Author guidelines:
Submission address:
WIP Deadline:  See below
Publication date: October 2005

Prototyping is a central instrument for research and development in
ubiquitous computing. IEEE Pervasive Computing magazine invites articles
relating to methods and tools for rapid prototyping of ubiquitous
computing systems. We welcome contributions that approach this theme
from a number of angles including hardware platforms and support for
custom developments, software toolkits and frameworks, architectures and
conceptual abstractions, experiments and evaluation based on prototypes,
and methods for prototyping. Relevant topics include, but are not
limited to:

* Prototyping for nonprogrammers
  - prototype customization by end-users
  - multidisciplinary approaches to prototyping
  - prototyping tools for designers

* Experience
  - use of prototypes with users beyond the laboratory
  - value of prototyping compared to simulation
  - case studies in rapid prototyping for ubiquitous computing
  - transfer of knowledge from prototypes into products

* Evaluation
  - evaluation of prototypes
  - prototypes as means for evaluation
  - approaches for studies and user testing with prototypes

* Software support for rapid prototyping for ubicomp
  - software architectures and patterns
  - toolkits and frameworks for rapid prototyping
  - new programming paradigms and languages

* Development
  - conceptual abstractions and methods
  - software, hardware, systems issues
  - experience in development (for example, evolution, cyclic
development, or multiphase developments)
  - cost of prototyping for ubiquitous computing

* Hardware for rapid prototyping for ubicomp
  - hardware platforms and systems
  - use of sensors and actuators in prototypes
  - tools and building blocks for creating custom prototypes
  - appropriation of standard platforms for prototyping

IEEE Pervasive Computing is interested in a variety of submission types
including research papers, project retrospectives, surveys, and
tutorials. Research articles should present summaries of new
contributions that are significantly different from previously published
work. Retrospective articles give a summary of lessons learned for
important longer-term projects, synthesizing the results that may have
appeared elsewhere. Survey articles provide a comprehensive overview of
a critical topic that is relevant to the special issue but not found in
any other forum and would be useful to educate the readers of this
magazine. Tutorials provide relevant how-to knowledge of some important
technology or technique that would inform the readership, again in a way
that would not likely be found in any other publication forum.

Submissions should be 4,000 to 6,000 words long and should follow the
magazine's guidelines on style and presentation. All manuscripts
submitted must be original. Articles published (completely or in
significant part) in other magazines or journals will not be considered
for publication. All submissions will be peer reviewed in accordance
with normal practice for scientific publications. Submissions should be
received by 1 May 2005 to receive full consideration.

In addition to full-length submissions, we also invite work-in-progress
submissions of 250 words or less (submit to Shani Murray at
[log in to unmask]). These will not be peer-reviewed but will be
reviewed by the Department Editor and, if accepted, edited by the staff
into a feature for the issue. The deadline for work-in-progress
submissions is 1 August 2005.

Guest Editors

The guest editorial team for this special issue is:

* Nigel Davies (Lancaster University, [log in to unmask])
* James Landay (Intel Research Seattle, [log in to unmask])
* Scott Hudson (Carnegie Mellon University, [log in to unmask])
* Albrecht Schmidt (University of Munich, [log in to unmask])

If you have any questions, please contact one of the guest editors. You
can also contact the Lead Editor, Shani Murray ([log in to unmask]) or
the Editor-in-Chief, M. Satyanarayanan ([log in to unmask]).

Albrecht Schmidt
Research Group Embedded Interaction
University of Munich, Germany
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