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Call For Submissions (deadline: June 25, 2009)

Ubicomp 2009 Doctoral Colloquium

September 29, 2009
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

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The Doctoral Colloquium at the UbiComp 2009 conference offers students in the final stages of their Ph.D. research a unique forum for presenting their work and engaging in discussion with top experts in the field of ubiquitous computing. The Colloquium offers students the valuable opportunity to receive feedback and perspectives on their research from recognized experts in the field and other senior doctoral students, and to hear about and offer feedback on cutting-edge research being performed by other doctoral candidates.

The scope of the Doctoral Colloquium includes all major areas of ubiquitous computing. Participants will give high-level presentations of their dissertation research, followed by discussion with the faculty and other colloquium students. Applicants should be late-stage Ph.D. students with a well-established direction of research in ubiquitous computing, who are at still a stage sufficiently far from completion that their dissertations can benefit from the advice and feedback of the Colloquium.


This year's Doctoral Colloquium will be a whole-day event taking place one day before the main Ubicomp 2009 conference. The event will consist of short student presentations and interactive discussions. Each participant will have time allotted for a short presentation about his/her research followed by an in-depth and constructive discussion led by the panel.  The colloquium will be divided into multiple student presentation sessions with appropriate breaks in between. The event will conclude with a final session, in which panelists will have an opportunity to describe their own Ph.D. experiences and to provide useful suggestions, tips and advice on how to successfully navigate through a Ph.D and enrich one's Ph.D experience.


Doctoral Colloquium submissions (3000 words maximum) should clearly state the following:

    * The original key idea/ideas of the dissertation.
    * The problem domain and the specific problems addressed.
    * An overview of the most relevant related work.
    * Methodological approach and description of research including results obtained so far.
    * The contributions or expected contributions of the research to the field of ubiquitous computing, the domain area, and/or real world.
    * A description of work that remains to be completed and any potential challenges that may arise.

Please download and use the required templates to prepare your submission. The templates are available at:

Important Dates:-

Submission deadline: June 25, 2009 (23:59 PST)

Notification of acceptance: July 20, 2009

Final Camera-ready version due: August 1, 2009

Doctoral Colloquium to be held on: September 29, 2009


      Gregory Abowd, Georgia Tech (tentative)
      Tico Ballagas, Nokia Research Center Palo Alto
      AJ Brush, Microsoft Research
      Tanzeem Choudhury, Darmouth College
      Hani Hagras, University of Essex
      Ankur Teredesai, University of Washington (tentative)


      Andreas Butz, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Munich, Germany
      Raja Bose, Nokia Research Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA

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