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                      LoCA 2007 Call for Papers

      3rd International Symposium on Location- and Context-Awareness

                      September 20th-21st, 2007
                Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich, Germany


                     Sponsored by DLR and Intel

The 2007 Symposium on Location and Context Awareness seeks new and significant
research on systems, services, and applications to detect, interpret and use
of location and other contextual information.
Context includes users’ activities, goals, abilities, preferences, 
interruptibility, affordances, and surroundings. With context, we can expect 
computers to deliver information, services, and entertainment in a way that 
maximizes convenience and minimizes intrusion. Developing awareness involves 
research in sensing, inference, data representation, and design.

Topic Areas:
We seek technical papers describing original, previously unpublished research
results. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Sensing location and context
- Inference techniques for context from low-level sensor data
- Privacy and sharing of location and context information
- User studies of location- and context-aware systems

Submission Deadline:    May  29, 2007
Author Notification:    July  3, 2007
Camera-Ready Version:   July 10, 2007
Symposium:              Sept. 20-21, 2007

Paper Submission Guidelines:
All papers will be reviewed by an international program committee with
appropriate expertise. LoCA 2007 aims to be selective and the committee
will favor a technically robust program. The ideal LoCA submission should
provide an insightful survey of existing work, introduce a radically new
concept, or present concrete, significant, transferable research based on
the implementation and evaluation of a working system.

Accepted papers will be presented by their authors at the LoCA Symposium
near Munich and published in the Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science.
Submissions must be formatted in Springer LNCS style, limited to 18 pages.
Submit papers via
Preparation of the camera-ready version of accepted papers may be shepherded
by the program committee.

Demonstration Submission Guidelines - New this year!
New this year, we will have a demonstration session. We solicit proposals
for demos of location and context technologies or applications. Demo proposals
should include a brief 2-3 page description of the demo and describe the key
research results or innovation. Demo submissions will follow the same review
timeline as the papers.

Best Paper and Presentation Awards:
One paper will be elected for a Best Paper Award by the LoCA program committee.
In addition, a combination of the LoCA program committee and all symposium
participants will elect the recipient of the Best Presentation Award following
the symposium.

General Chair:
Thomas Strang, DLR and UIBK

Program Co-Chairs:
Jeffrey Hightower, Intel Research
Bernt Schiele, TU Darmstadt

Program Comittee:
Gregory Abowd, Georgia Tech
Witold Abramowicz, Poznan Univ. of Econ.
Alessandro Acquisti, CMU
Michael Beigl, TU Braunschweig
Carlos Bento, Univ. of Coimbra
Gaetano Borriello, Univ. of Washington
Jim Crowley, INRIA, France
Eyal de Lara, Univ. of Toronto
Anind Dey, CMU
Alois Ferscha, Univ. Linz
Hans Gellersen, Lancaster Univ.
Robert Harle, Univ. of Cambridge
Mike Hazas, Lancaster Univ.
Jaga Indulska, Univ. of Queensland
Minkyong Kim, IBM Research
John Krumm, Microsoft Research
Reto Krummenacher, DERI Innsbruck
Anthony LaMarca, Intel Research
Marc Langheinrich, ETH Zurich
Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, LMU Munich
Paul Lukowicz, Univ. of Passau
Max Mühlhäuser, TU Darmstadt
Kurt Partridge, PARC
Shwetak Patel, Georgia Tech
Alex Pentland, MIT
Matt Reynolds, ThingMagic Inc.
Kay Roemer, ETH Zurich
Chris Schmandt, MIT
Albrecht Schmidt, LMU Munich
Tim Sohn, UC San Diego
Hiroyuki Tarumi, Kagawa University
Alex Varshavsky, Univ. of Toronto
Andy Wilson, Microsoft Research

Local Demo Arrangements:
Kai Wendlandt, DLR

A PDF version of this call is available at:

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