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UbiComp 2009 Demonstrations - Call for Submissions

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline     
June 25th 2009 (23:59 PST)
Notification of acceptance      
July 20, 2009
Final Version Due       
August 1, 2009

Call for Demos

The Demonstrations Program offers an excellent way to showcase  
tangible results of ubiquitous computing research and development to  
hundreds of attendees from academia and industry. A successful demo  
communicates ideas and concepts in a powerful way that a regular  
presentation cannot. We invite you to contribute your vision of the  
ubicomp experience to the Demonstrations Program at the UbiComp 2009  
conference. We particularly encourage demonstrations that include  
participation by conference attendees and provoke discussion about  
issues within the field of ubiquitous computing.

The demonstration abstract will be published in the Conference  
Supplement and be distributed physically and be available  
electronically afterwards.

We seek proposals for demonstrations of ubiquitous computing  
technologies across the full milieu of everyday life: office, home,  
street, park, train, automobile, bedroom, bathroom, work, play,  
desktop, handheld, worn, public, private, community, individual,  
shared, and personal. We welcome a wide range of submission from  
scenarios involving innovative and creative solutions of focused tasks  
as well as playful pursuits.


All submissions will be peer-reviewed to ensure a high quality  
demonstrations program. Each demonstration will be reviewed by at  
least two members of the demonstration review committee. In an  
electronic discussion, the committee will make final decisions on  
which submissions to accept. Proposals will be judged on their  
relevance for the ubicomp community, level of innovation, technical  
merit, conceptual contribution and the potential to include  
participation by conference attendees. Furthermore, to make a  
successful demo submission, you need to have a strategy to present  
visitors the main points in a short time. You must also convince the  
committee that you are capable of installing and running the demo at  
the conference.

Demonstrations do not have the same requirements on originality as  
papers and posters. It is acceptable to submit a demonstration even if  
the main points have been published at the UbiComp conference  
(including this year) or elsewhere. However, the demonstration format  
should still add significantly to any previous presentations. To make  
it easier to judge this, you must provide a complete history of  
previous presentations of the submitted work and work directly related  
to it.

A demonstration is intended as a forum to promote exchange of research  
ideas not mature commercial products. In the case of a commercial  
product, please instead consider becoming a sponsor or exhibitor.  
However, if you submit a demo proposal in addition to being an sponsor  
or exhibitor of a quality so that the submission passes the review  
process along the criteria listed above in an equal and fair  
competition with non-commercial demos, we can include the abstract in  
the adjunct proceedings on request.

Submission Requirements

A demonstration submission requires two parts:

Part I

A demonstration abstract that describes the technology being exhibited  
and discusses the novelty and distinguishing ideas or approaches it  
brings to the ubiquitous computing community. The demonstration  
abstract will be published in the Conference Supplement and should  
therefore be self-contained. It should be a maximum of 2 pages, in the  
ACM SIGCHI conference publications format, including all figures and  
references. Please make sure that your submitted abstract complies to  
all the formatting guidelines and is ready for publication, since  
there will be no time to make major revisions

Part II

A demonstration supplement that details how the demo will be executed  
in practice, and how visitors will interact with it during the  
conference. The interaction can be described in the form of a short  
usage scenario, storyboard sketch, screenshots, illustrations, photos,  
and/or video documentation. The demonstration supplement can include  
movie or other supporting material. It should also include the various  
technical requirements such as preferred setting, space, power,  
networking, lighting, acoustical, and other special equipment.  
Demonstration supplement materials are for the purposes of review only  
and will not be published.

Your submission including optional additional materials (videos, etc.)  
should be submitted through the PCS system at 
~ubicomp. If you do not already have an account, you will need to  
create one. You may upload your submission any time from now until the  
deadline (Thursday, June 25th at 23:59 PST). You will be able to  
modify your submission up until the deadline. Please note that the  
deadline is firm and late submissions will not be accepted, so we  
encourage you to begin this process early.

Upon Acceptance

You will be required to install your demonstration in the conference  
venue and keep it running throughout the Demonstrations and Poster  
Reception which is planned for the first conference day. In addition,  
we encourage you to have your demo optionally staffed and available  
throughout the conference, especially during breaks.

The conference will at minimum provide a space for your demo, a table  
and chairs, and a power connection (120V). If you need any special  
equipment you should provide that yourself, including power  
converters, projectors, audio amplification, wireless LAN, etc.,  
please specify this in your demonstration supplement so that we can  
plan the demo area accordingly.

Formats accepted: Please use the ACM SIGCHI conference publications  
format (see The Demonstrations  
Supplement template can be downloaded from here.

Abstract Page limit: 2 pages (ACM SIGCHI conference publications format)

UbiComp 2008 Demo Co-Chairs
Pei Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Tsutomu Terada, Kobe University, Japan

If you have any question, please email the demo co-chairs at 
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UbiComp 2009 Demo Committee:
Martin Griss, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
David Merrill, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, USA
Chris Saddler, Google, USA
Wenyuan Xu, University of South Carolina, USA
Jie Liu, Microsoft Research, USA
Trevor Pering, Intel Inc., USA
Jacky Shen, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Christine Julien, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Jan Beutel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Andreas Bulling
PhD Candidate
Research Assistant

Wearable Computing Laboratory
ETH Zurich