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                     Call for Papers 

                   UCS 2007 Workshops

                   November 25, 2007
          Tokyo Denki University Kanda Campus


Basic Policy about Attending Workshops:
UCS 2007 workshops provide an opportunity to discuss and explore 
emerging  areas of research in ubiquitous computing systems with a 
group of like-minded researchers and practitioners. Workshops may focus
on any aspect of ubiquitous computing systems, established concerns or 
new ideas. 

The goal of the workshop is to share understandings and experiences, to 
foster research communities, to learn from each other and to envision 
future directions. 
Workshops will be held on Sunday 25 November, the day before the main 
conference. Please note that acceptance of submitted position papers 
requires registration to UCS 2007

Workshop titles and organizers are listed below. General questions 
about the workshops can be addressed to the Workshop Chair 
(Masayoshi Ohashi ma-oohashi[AT]; specific questions about any
individual workshop should be directed to the organizer(s) of the 

Submission Deadline (workshop position papers): August 31, 2007
Acceptance Notification (workshop position papers): September 30, 2007
Workshop Final Manuscript: Nov. 1, 2007

List of Workshops 
W1: The First Workshop on Community Computing
W2: The Fourth Workshop for Ubiquitous Networking and Enablers 
    to Context-Aware Services
W3: Dependable Ubiquiotus Nodes (IWDUN)
W4: Int'l Workshop on Real Field Identification (RFId2007)

W1. The First Workshop on Community Computing
Organizers: Minkoo Kim (Ajou University) and Hideyuki Nakashima (Future
University, Hakodate)

Community computing is a new paradigm for building ubiquitous systems 
which can solve problems by the collaboration of entities in ubiquitous
environment. Community computing makes the collaborative and adaptive 
service development more intuitive and natural. Many people are 
researching various topics for community computing including context 
modeling, wireless and sensor networks, and smart objects in the field 
of ubiquitous computing. This workshop is intended to act as a focal 
point for researchers and practitioners whose works are related to 
community computing, to enable them to share their ideas and 

Topics: Topics include, but are not limited to: 
*	Models or Studies for cooperation system in Ubiquitous environment 
*	Smart Object Designs and implementations for Community Computing 
*	Middleware or infrastructure for Community Computing 
*	Context Modeling for Community Computing 
*	Security and Privacy issues in Community Computing 
*	Case Studies with Community Computing Systems 
*	Communication issues in Community Computing 
*	Collaboration with Multi-Agent System 

Contact: Minsoo Kim(visual[AT], Ajou Univ., Korea

W2. The Fourth Workshop for Ubiquitous Networking and Enablers to
Context-Aware Services
Chair organizer:Shinji Shimojo (Osaka University)
Yuuichi TERANISHI & Kaname HARUMOTO (Osaka University), 
Junzo KAMAHARA (Kobe University), 
Takeshi OKUDA (Nara Institute of Science and Technology),
Hiroshi SUNAGA & Michiharu TAKEMOTO (NTT).

A "ubiquitous networking" is a federated network technology which 
supports various enablers such as 3G mobiles, RFID tags, sensors, 
actuators, etc. It has enough capability to deal with huge number of IP
packets generated from enablers. At the same time, a lot of broadband 
contents are requested to be delivered with perfectly controlled QoS. 
Efficient and scalable routing and transport mechanism for supporting 
such various traffics are fundamental requirement on the network.

From a service perspective, a number of context or ambient aware 
services are envisaged for "ubiquitous networking." A service platform
will manage and create services based on the context. There should be 
discussions how to collect and generate user context, how to create or 
synthesize services efficiently, and how to develop such systems using 
emerging software and hardware technologies. There could be also 
discussions how to control network performance based on user policy or 
service level agreement. 

Providing robust security over all ubiquitous networks in a simple fashion 
is an important issue associated with service provisioning to users. 
Keeping privacy in ubiquitous networks is also a big issue. 

The other important aspect is enablers or ubiquitous objects themselves
where users are commonly faced with. What is a suitable design and 
implementation of such objects? How they could be connected to a 
ubiquitous network to provide contexts or how could they communicate 
with each other? This Workshop is one of the best opportunities to 
address this theme in sufficient depth and breadth, and is intended to 
share knowledge and exchange ideas, thereby promoting new studies and 
research topics in this area.

Papers should be sent to the Organizers at 
"ucs2007-ws-ubiq-nw[AT]" no later than 31 Aug., 2007. 

Contact: Michiharu TAKEMOTO (takemoto[AT], NTT

W3. Dependable Ubiquiotus Nodes (IWDUN)
Organizers: Hideyuki Tokuda (Keio University), Michael Beigl (TU
Kazunori Takashio, Jin Nakazawa and Masayuki Iwai(Keio University)

Recent years have seen a rapid proliferation of micro ubiquitous nodes.
As well as o-the-shelf cellular phones, mobile audio players, and 
portable game devices, wireless sensor nodes are of great interest for 
researchers especially for devel- oping ubiquitous computing systems. 
Among those proposed by the academia, particle nodes and Motes have 
been commercialized so that we can deploy them for practical 
applications like environmental monitoring, remote health care, and 
context captures. Despite the range of development of sensor nodes, 
systems support that ensures their dependability has not been 
investigated. We believe that the use of such micro ubiquitous nodes in
practical applications necessi-tates the systems support that enables 
users to leverage from those applications without being burdened by 
malfunction of the nodes, malicious users attacking them, or 
inconsistent behaviors of them. The primary motivation of this work- 
shop is hence to nding research issues inherent in achieving dependable
micro ubiquitous nodes, looking at existing research on them, and 
systems on them.

*	Application Scenarios Deserving Dependability 
*	Middleware Support for Dependability. 
*	Operating Systems Support for Dependability 
*	Surveys on Dependability for Embedded Systems 
*	Programming Paradigm 
*	Operating Systems Model 
*	Experiences on Dependable Sensor Nodes 
*	Micro Ubiquitous Nodes 

Contact: Jin Nakazawa(jin[AT], Keio University

W4. Int'l Workshop on Real Field Identification (RFId2007)
Organizers: Sozo Inoue(Kyusyu University), Mitsuo Tsukada (NTT),
Marc Langheinrich (ETH), George Roussos (Univ. London), 
Benessa Defend (UMASS Amherst), Yasunobu Nohara (Kyushu Univ.),
Yuichiro Yamaguchi (Oki Electric), Tomoki Yoshihisa (Kyoto Univ.), 
Yutaka Yanagisawa (NTT), Miyako Ohkubo (IPA)

We define RFId (Real Field IDentification) as a technology for 
identifying, recognizing, and/or authenticating objects, events, 
and/or contexts in the real world. It includes of course RFID 
(Radio Frequency IDentification), smart devices as sensors, and/or 
various recognition techniques, with a strong tie with platform 
software/hardware, and applications. As a result of recent proposals
and trials for the technology, fundamental techniques are facing the 
needs to be tried in the real field, and application experiences are
to be fed back to new research challenges. In this workshop, we 
encourage contributions for interacting these aspects of RFId

RFId as/for 
*	Identification (with/without new devices) 
*	Recognition 
*	Infrastructure 
*	Location Services 
*	Security/Privacy 
*	Data Management 
*	Scalability 
*	Deployment 
*	Real Applications 
*	Business Models 
*	Social Acceptance 

Contact: Sozo Inoue(sozo[AT], Kyusyu University


Workshop Chair  Masayoshi Ohashi, KDDI R&D Labs Japan
For further information,  please visit

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