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                          Call for Papers
                 Second International Workshop on
              Location- and Context-Awareness (LoCA)
                in cooperation with Pervasive 2006

                          10-11 May 2006
                            IBM Dublin

                http://loca2006.context-aware.org/

OVERVIEW

The 2006 Workshop on Location- and Context-Awareness seeks to present
novel and significant research on systems, services, and applications
which detect, interpret and make use of location and other types of
context information.

It is increasingly important that computers develop a sense of
location and context in order to respond appropriately to our needs.
Context includes data about the user's activity, goals, abilities,
cognitive load, preferences, interruptibility, affordances, and
surroundings. With this awareness, we can expect computers to
proactively deliver information, services, and entertainment when and
where we want them in a way that maximizes convenience and minimizes
intrusion. Developing this awareness involves research in sensing,
inference, data representation, and prototype applications.

TOPICS

Building on the success of LoCA 2005, we seek technical papers
describing original, previously unpublished research results. Areas of
interest include, but are not limited to:

* Sensing of user location and context
* Inferencing schemes for context awareness
* Location and context representation, management, and distribution
* Analysis of user mobility and context
* Privacy and sharing of location and context information
* User and case studies of location- and context-aware systems

SUBMISSION

All submitted papers will be reviewed by an international program
committee with expertise in the appropriate areas. LoCA 2006 aims to be
highly selective; the committee will favor creating a small but
technically robust program. The ideal LoCA submission should provide an
insightful survey of existing work, introduce a radically new concept,
or present concrete, significant and transferable research which is
based on the implementation or evaluation of working systems.

Accepted papers will be presented by their authors at LoCA and
published as a volume of the Springer series of Lecture Notes on
Computer Science (pending).

Please format submissions according to the Springer LNCS style,
limited to 18 pages. Submit papers via EDAS. Preparation of the
camera-ready version of accepted papers may be shepherded by members 
of the program committee.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline:      5 December 2005
Notification to authors:  31 January 2006
Camera-ready deadline:    10 February 2006

COMMITTEE

Program Chairs:

Mike Hazas, Lancaster University
John Krumm, Microsoft Research

Program Committee:

Gaetano Borriello, University of Washington
Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University
William Griswold, UC San Diego
Robert Harle, University of Cambridge
Jeffrey Hightower, Intel Research
Minkyong Kim, Dartmouth
Gabriele Kotsis, Johannes Kepler University of Linz
Marc Langheinrich, ETH Zurich
Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, University of Munich
Henk Muller, University of Bristol
Chandra Narayanaswami, IBM Research
Harlan Onsrud, University of Maine
Don Patterson, UC Irvine
Andreas Savvides, Yale
Bernt Schiele, TU Darmstadt
Chris Schmandt, MIT Media Lab
Steve Shafer, Microsoft Research
Flavia Sparacino, Sensing Places and MIT
Thomas Strang, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Yasuyuki Sumi, Kyoto University
Hiroyuki Tarumi, Kagawa University
Daniel Wilson, Carnegie Mellon University

General Chair:

Thomas Strang, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

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