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Ubicomp 2009: Call for Video Submissions

Important Dates

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

Author notification: June 20, 2009

Final manuscript: August 1, 2009

Videos are an important means of visualizing the results of
research and development efforts. In Ubicomp 2009, we welcome the
contribution of videos which demonstrate the practical application
of research results and the functionality of ubiquitous computing
systems, visualize the outcome of research and development
projects, or describe inspiring visions of future systems that are
grounded in today′s reality.

We encourage the submission of videos either as new material or as
supplemental to paper submissions (e.g. in order to illustrate
particular aspects of a system). In order to be eligible, videos
should not have been previously presented in any other formal video
program. In addition, a video (with audio soundtrack) must be self-
explanatory without requiring the viewer to read the abstract.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

    *   New technologies, infrastructures and architectures of
        ubiquitous computing systems

    *   Ubiquitous computing technologies, systems, devices and
        applications

    *   Practical application and evaluation of design frameworks and
        guidelines for the development and deployment of ubiquitous
        computing systems

    *   Tools, techniques and methodologies that can be used for the
        development and evaluation of ubiquitous computing systems and
        applications

    *   User studies of life within ubiquitous computing environments
        and adoption of ubiquitous computing paradigm

    *   Novel interfaces, dialog systems and types of interaction
        between people and ubiquitous computing environments

    *   Special purpose ubiquitous computing systems such as social
        systems, awareness systems, e-health systems, smart classrooms  
etc

    *   Controversial and/or thought-provoking scenarios showing the
        reciprocal relationship between social issues like privacy,
        security, trust, equality etc. and deployed ubiquitous computing
        systems

Accepted video formats are: MPEG1 and MPEG2, AVI file with MPEG4
(DivX codecs) and Apple QuickTime with high resolution. MPEG2
format is strongly encouraged. Video submissions should be 4 to 8
minutes long and at least 320x240 in size. Video file size may not
exceed 150 MB. Videos will be judged primarily on the clarity of
their presentation, and the structure and quality of their content,
with fancy effects being a welcome but secondary consideration.

In addition to submitting a video file, authors have to submit a
short paper with a maximum of 4 pages. The papers should be
formatted according to this required template and submitted
together with the video in PDF format.

If the video is accepted, a high quality format, suitable for DVD
production, will be required for the final version. The authors
will have to grant Ubicomp 2009 the right to redistribute it
freely, thus it must not contain any material subject to copyright.
For accepted contributions, the short video paper will be published
in the adjunct proceedings of Ubicomp 2009, which will be available
in printed form at the conference, as well as electronically on the
conference web site; they will not be incorporated into the main
Ubicomp 2009 Conference Proceedings.

If authors have any queries regarding potential submissions,
including copyright, please contact the Ubicomp 2009 video co-
chairs ([log in to unmask]). Videos and video abstracts should
both be uploaded through the Ubicomp 2009 Videos submission page
(https://precisionconference.com/~ubicomp).

Ubicomp 2009 Video Co-Chairs

Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University and Computer Technology  
Institute, Greece
Christian Kray, Newcastle University, UK

Formats Accepted

* MPEG (MPEG1 and MPEG2)
* AVI with MPEG4
* QuickTime

Abstract Page limit

* 4 pages

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