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UbiComp2007 Call for Papers
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Important Dates
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9 March - Paper submissions due (23:59 PST)
25 May - Accept/reject notifications
29 June - Camera ready papers due
16-19 September - UbiComp2007 in Innsbruck

Call for Papers
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UbiComp 2007 (http://www.ubicomp2007.org/) will be the Ninth International 
Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, held in Innsbruck, Austria, on 16-19 
September 2007.

UbiComp 2007 invites original, high-quality research papers in the areas of 
ubiquitous, mobile, embedded, and handheld computing. The conference provides 
a forum for original research that enables new capabilities, appropriate 
security and privacy, improved user experiences, and simplified and powerful 
development and deployment practices. In addition, we are interested in 
studies of existing and emerging technologies, everyday use of technologies, 
and insightful commentary on the state of the field.

Researchers are encouraged to submit papers on the following topics:

* Inferring the state of the user, such as location, activity, intentions, 
resources, and capabilities in the past, present, and future

* Developing ubicomp systems, including representations, architecture, 
middleware, resource management, and service discovery

* Embedding computation for new user interfaces, assistive technologies, 
communication, novel sensors, intelligent environments, wearable computing, 
and continuous monitoring and actuation

* Building ubicomp systems for health, gaming, socializing, and other 
applications

* Ensuring user trust through privacy and security

* Understanding ubicomp and its consequences through conceptual models, 
hard-won experience, user studies, business scenarios, and real deployments

UbiComp has a history of being a very selective conference, and there is no 
desire to reduce expectations on quality. In an effort to enhance the breadth 
of the conference, we aim to increase the number of accepted full papers to 
approximately 40 for this year, which is up from 30 last year and 22 the year 
before. Presentations will be scheduled in a dualtrack format. The conference 
will institute a process for nominating and selecting awards for best paper 
and presentations at the conference.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committee and by 
selected expert reviewers. Papers will be evaluated on the basis of 
originality, significance of contribution, technical correctness, overall 
appeal to the general UbiComp reader, and presentation. Papers submitted must 
not have been previously published nor currently under review for any 
publication with an ISBN, ISSN, or DOI number. If submitted work may appear 
to overlap with the authors' previous work, the authors should email the PC 
chairs ([log in to unmask]) directly to explain how the new work is 
different. All reviewers will be instructed to keep submissions confidential, 
although submissions must be publishable by the cameraready deadline.

Accepted papers will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer 
Science (LNCS), and all submissions should be formatted according to their 
guidelines 
(http://www.springer.com/east/home/computer/lncs?SGWID=5-164-7-72376-0). 
Misformatted submissions, or those longer than 18 pages, are subject to 
rejection without review. Shorter submissions will not be penalized, and each 
submission's length should be appropriate for its content. One author from 
each accepted paper will be required to attend the conference to present 
their work.

Paper submissions must be anonymized to facilitate blind review. Authors are 
encouraged to take care throughout the entire document to minimize references 
that may reveal the identity of the authors or their institutions. Relevant 
references to an author's previous research should not be suppressed but 
instead referenced in a neutral way.
Papers should be submitted as PDF files through PCS at 
https://precisionconference.com/~ubicomp.

A PDF version of this CfP is also available 
(http://www.ubicomp2007.org/fileadmin/files/UbiComp2007-CfP-Main.pdf).


Program Chairs
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John Krumm, Microsoft Research, USA
Gregory Abowd, Georgia Tech, USA
Aruna Seneviratne, NICTA, Australia

Conference Chair
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Thomas Strang, University of Innsbruck and German Aerospace Center

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