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Matthias Kranz <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 24 Nov 2006 15:01:39 +0100
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UbiComp Challenge
UbiComp 2007 [1] will introduce a new instrument to promote and encourage
high quality research in the area of UbiComp: The UbiComp Challenge.
It is a field test intended to accelerate research, development and
applicability of UbiComp technology. 

Using an "eating your own dog's food" approach, the UbiComp2007
Challenge is seeking for submissions of how to implement an audience 
voting system to finally determine the winner of the "Best Presentation 
Award" which will be given at UbiComp2007 for the first time. The 
central requirement is that the proposed solution makes clever and 
efficient use of UbiComp technology, and can actually be implemented 
by the proposers before and used at the conference in September 2007. 
The conference organizers reserve a grant of up to 2000 EUR to buy 
necessary equipment claimed and justified by the best proposal.

The challenge call [2] is intentionally underspecified in terms of 
approaches and technologies to allow for a creative and innovative 
scientific solution employing all kinds of ubiquitous computing 
technologies and techniques that are appropriately addressing the 
problem space.

The challenge offers an excellent way to showcase tangible results of 
ubiquitous computing research and development to approx. 500 attendees 
from academia and industry, which is also the amount of people which 
are expected to use the winner's system at the same time, so it should 
scale adequately. We believe that the experiences and findings from 
developing and running a system of this scale provide valuable results 
to the UbiComp community.

The UbiComp Challenge committee will carefully review all submissions 
to identify the most appealing approach, which is still realistic to be 
implemented in the given timeframe:

Submission Deadline:    Feb 01, 2007
Notification:           Mar 15, 2007
Conference:             Sep 16-19, 2007

We expect submissions in form of an abstract that describes the ubicomp 
technology being adopted and discusses the novelty and distinguishing 
ideas, but also provide justification for the feasibility of the 
approach and cost estimates. The challenge abstract of the best five 
submissions will be published in the Conference Supplement and should 
therefore be self-contained. The best submissions are also given the 
opportunity to showcase their apporaches in the UbiComp demo program. 

The abstracts should be a maximum of 8 pages, in the LNCS conference 
publications format, including all figures and references and one 
additional page for the review process summarizing all pieces of 
equipment you expect to use and a complete cost estimation of your 

Submit your proposals as PDF document to challenge(at) 

We are looking forward to your submissions!

UbiComp 2007 Challenge Chair
Matthias Kranz, University of Munich

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