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Call for Papers

Workshop on Urban, Community, and Social Applications of Networked
Sensing Systems (UrbanSense08)

November 4, 2008, Raleigh

Held in conjunction with ACM SenSys 2008

Sensing is going mobile and people-centric. Sensors for activity
recognition and GPS for location are now being shipped in millions
of top end mobile phones. This complements other sensors already on
mobile phones such as high-quality cameras and microphones.
At the same time we are seeing sensors installed in urban environments
in support of more classic environmental sensing applications,
such as, real-time feeds for air-quality, pollutants, weather
conditions, and congestion conditions around the city. Collaborative
gathering of sensed data for people by people, facilitated by sensing
systems comprised of everyday mobile devices and their interaction
with static sensor webs, present a new frontier at the intersection
between pervasive computing and sensor networking.

This workshop promotes exchange among sensing researchers involved  in
areas, such as, mobile sensing, people-centric
and participatory sensing, urban sensing, public health, community
development, and cultural expression.  It focuses on how mobile
phones and other everyday devices can be employed as network-
connected, location-aware, human-in-the-loop sensors that enable
data collection, geo-tagged documentation, mapping, modeling, and
other case-making capabilities.

This workshop is the third in a series of meetings held at SenSys over
last few years. The first workshop in 2006 dealt with the concept of
world sensor web and the second at SenSys 2007 focused on sensing on
everyday mobile phones in support of participatory research.

We particularly encourage position papers on the following topics (but
not limited to):

-Applications and architectural ideas
-Mobile phones sensing systems
-Activity recognition and classification techniques
-Data gathering, analysis and visualization of sensed data
-Privacy and security issues
-Sensing and its application to social networks
-City-wide urban sensing
-Machine learning for human and group behavior
-Participatory and opportunistic sensing
-Body area sensor networks
-Sensing for creational applications, healthcare, public health,
community development, and cultural expression.
-Interaction between static sensor webs and mobile sensors

Paper Submission Instructions:

Submissions should contain 5 U.S. letter pages in PDF format,
including all references, figures and tables. Papers should be single
column using 11pt font. Proceedings will be made available to workshop
participants online ahead of the workshop and as a printed copy.

Paper submission is through the EDAS system.

Important Dates:

Papers submissions due Friday, August 1, 2008 (5:00pm EST)
Notification to authors Friday, August 29, 2008
Camera-ready copy due Friday, September 19, 2008 (5:00pm EST)
Workshop date November 4, 2008


Frank Bentley, Motorola
Assaf Biderman, MIT
Péter Boda, Nokia Research
Gaetano Borriello, University of Washington
Andrew Campbell, Dartmouth College, (Co-Chair)
Hae Don Chon, Samsung
Landon Cox, Duke University
Deborah Estrin, UCLA, (Co-Chair)
Lama Nachman, Intel Research
Tapan Parikh, UC Berkeley
Matt Welsh, Harvard University
Sean White, Columbia University
Feng Zhao, Microsoft Research

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