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Fri, 21 May 2010 20:53:24 +0200
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UbiComp 2010 Workshop on Research in the Large: Using App Stores,
Markets, and other wide distribution channels in UbiComp research,
September 26th,  2010, Copenhagen, Denmark

Submission: 25 June 2010
Notification of Acceptance: 26 July 2010

The distribution of mobile applications has been greatly simplified by
mobile app stores and markets. Both lone developers and large research
and development teams can now relatively easily reach wide audiences.
This provides a huge opportunity for both iterative development and
gathering research data. Evaluation and research methods have to be
adapted to this new context. An overview of successful strategies and
ways to overcome the challenges inherent to wide deployment in a
research context ranging from platform characteristics to gathering
reliable research data however is not yet available.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and
developers from academia and industry to exchange experiences,
insights and strategies for wide distribution of applications. We aim
at building an understanding of the opportunity of the different
channels and the issues and obstacles involved in a research context.

We're interested in contributions from developers and researchers in
both industry and academia. Themes include:

- Strategies for wide distribution of research applications
- Methods & experiences with research through app stores and other
distribution platforms
- The impact of differences between distribution platforms
- Analysis of the various sorts of data, logs and feedback resulting
from publicly releasing applications
- Effects of mobile ecosystem features (distribution, payment, service
providers etc) on research and evaluation results
- New developments of distribution channels (including those for other devices)
- Potential heading towards an 'app store bubble'
- Ethical & validity concerns in research on such a large scale

Workshop contributions are expected in the form of four-page papers in
UbiComp format (, addressing previous
experiences and for example case studies, or two-page position papers on
the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Submissions will be reviewed by a program committee
consisting of both industry and academia partners. Submission
deadline: June 25, 2010. Send submissions to
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Participants in the workshop are invited to also submit to an
associated special issue of the International Journal of Mobile
Human-Computer Interaction. More info on:

Henriette Cramer - Mobile Life Centre, Sweden
Nicolas Belloni - Mobile Life Centre
Mattias Rost - Mobile Life Centre
Frank Bentley - Motorola Research
Didier Chincholle  - Ericsson Research

Henriette Cramer
Postdoctoral fellow
SICS / Mobile Life Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
+46 (0)7 0262 9388

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