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	  Second Phase Call for Workshop Proposals
                          Pervasive 2010

               The Eighth International Conference
                      on Pervasive Computing
                           Helsinki, Finland
                         May 17-20, 2010

Pervasive 2010, the Eighth International Conference on Pervasive  
Computing, will be held May 17-20, 2010 in Helsinki, Finland. This  
annual conference is one of the premier forums for researchers to  
present their latest results in all areas related to architecture,  
design, implementation, application and evaluation of pervasive  
computing. The full-day workshop program will be held prior to the  
main technical programme of the conference on Monday, May 17, 2010. We  
have taken a much longer lead time for the workshop program  
development for 2010 with invited workshops and a two-phase open call.

Call Two for Workshops Proposals

The Pervasive 2010 Workshop Co-Chairs invite proposals for the  
workshop program of the 8th International Conference on Pervasive  
Computing. The accepted workshops from this call will be included in  
the workshop program alongside the current set of 7 workshops. These  
workshops include three workshops accepted from the first phase call  
and four invited workshops. This second and final call for workshops  
proposals is your opportunity to propose a workshop alongside these  
leading workshops and the premier research program in the main  
conference. For details of the accepted workshops, please see:

Workshops provide a forum for discussing areas of special interest  
within pervasive computing with like-minded researchers and  
practitioners. Workshops afford participants the opportunity to  
examine an area with a selected focus in an open environment for the  
free exchange of perspectives. For details on the main conference,  
please see:

Important Workshop Dates:

- October 16, 2009: 2nd Phase Workshop proposals deadline (23:59 UTC)
- November 16, 2009: Notification of acceptance/rejection of workshop  
- November 30, 2009: Workshop calls posted online by the Co-Chairs
- February 1, 2010: Workshop position papers deadline
- March 1-8, 2010: Notification of acceptance/rejection of position  

Workshop Organization:

Pervasive workshops are dynamic and intimate forums in which to  
explore and discuss topics in depth. We therefore encourage having an  
international team of workshop organizers from different institutions  
and representing a variety of perspectives. We aim for a balanced  
workshop program offering a diverse set of themes. Due to the unique  
opportunity for discussion this forum offers, we encourage workshop  
plans that emphasize interactive components, group activities, and  
discussion over those that focus on individual talks.

Organizers should be active themselves in the field in which they  
propose a workshop. All listed organizers are expected to attend the  
workshops they are organizing; i.e., do not include a potential  
organizer who may not be present at the workshop. Any change to the  
workshop organization team must be submitted in writing by January 22,  
2010. No changes to the workshop organization team can be made after  
this date to ensure that potential participants submitting position  
papers to workshops are aware of the final organization team.

Please feel free to discuss ideas for a workshop proposal via email  
with the workshop chairs prior to submission.

Proposal Submission Process:

Please email your proposal to the Workshop Co-Chairs, Aaron Quigley  
and Petteri Nurmi ([log in to unmask])

Pre-Proposal Submission Inquiries:
Please feel free to contact the Workshop Co-Chairs if you would like  
to discuss a workshop proposal (email: [log in to unmask] 

We solicit workshops in all areas related to Pervasive Computing. In  
particular, we would like to encourage workshops focused on new and  
emerging research directions, novel and highly innovative themes, real- 
world topics, system or interaction topics and interdisciplinary themes.

Proposal Content:

1. A cover page including:
- Workshop title
- Name, affiliation, postal address, and e-mail address for each  
- Identification of the primary contact person(s)

2. Background and Motivation: What is the overall topic of the  
workshop? Why is this topic of particular interest at this time? If  
the workshop has been organized in the past at Pervasive or at other  
conferences, please give details of previous instances (venue, URL)  
and describe why it should be held again and how it will extend and  
build upon previous ones.

3. Objectives: What are the objectives that the workshop aims to  
achieve? Objectives may include but are not limited to (a) targeting a  
predefined set of focus questions, (b) presenting alternate views on a  
particular issue that is of concern to the Pervasive Computing  
community and attempting to resolve the issue, (c) identifying  
priorities for new directions of research, and/or (d) initiating the  
appropriate collaborations and building community around a theme of  
interest. If you have a plan to produce a book or a journal special  
issue as a result of your workshop, please indicate these plans.

4. Format: Give a description of the proposed workshop format,  
including the target number of participants, planned activities (such  
as introductions, invited talks, breakout group activities, demos,  
general discussion), as well as how these activities address the  
workshop objectives. Preference will be given to proposals for  
activities designed to fuel discussion and interaction among  
participants; workshops consisting solely of paper presentations are  
discouraged. Provide a preliminary schedule with estimated times.  
Design your schedule for a length of 6 hours (full-day workshop) with  
a lunch break and two coffee breaks.

5. Soliciting Submissions: Indicate how you plan to attract  
submissions and/or participants. Tactics may include creating a  
workshop web page, circulating a call to relevant mailing lists, and  
publicizing your workshop at other relevant venues.

6. Selecting Participants: Indicate how you plan to select  
participants and contributions to the workshop. Describe the relevant  
criteria and/or review process that will be used to select position  
papers. Indicate if you are planning to have a program committee to  
help with the organization/review process or whether reviewing and  
selection will be conducted solely by the organizers.

7. Organizers: Give short descriptions of each of the organizers'  
background and interests related to pervasive computing and the  
specific workshop topic.

Workshop Selection:

Workshop proposals will be peer-reviewed by the Co-Chairs and a  
committee of experts based on the criteria described above. We aim to  
select a diverse set of workshops and avoid having multiple workshops  
on overlapping themes. Organizers of selected workshops will be asked  
to produce a Call for Position Papers to describe the workshop to  
potential participants and to solicit submissions.

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Aaron Quigley, University College Dublin, Ireland & HITLab Australia
Petteri Nurmi, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT

Email: [log in to unmask]

Vili Lehdonvirta, Publicity Co-Chair, Pervasive 2010

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