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Hi all, 
Please consider submitting to Broadening Participation Workshop at UbiComp 
2014. The application deadline is ***June 1, 2014***. The plain text CFP 
is listed below and for further information visit: 
http://ubicomp2014broadeningparticipation.wordpress.com/
 
Apologies to those of you who have received this message multiple times.

Best,
Mohit Jain @ IBM Research India
UbiComp and ISWC 2014 Publicity Chair 

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UbiComp 2014: 
"Broadening Participation Workshop" Call for participation!

For the first time this year, UbiComp will host a Broadening Participation 
Workshop for student participants. This event is intended to increase the 
involvement of women and underrepresented minorities, including persons 
with disabilities, in the field of ubiquitous and wearable computing.

Important Dates:
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Application deadline: June 1, 2014
Notification date: July 1, 2014
Workshop: September 13, 2014


About the Workshop:
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This one-day workshop will focus on achieving three goals:
1. To expose students to cutting-edge research in the field and engage 
participants in discussion and knowledge exchange,
2. To provide mentoring and networking opportunities to students that will 
help them in their studies and professional careers, and
3. To increase and engage the overall participation of traditionally 
underrepresented groups in the wearable and ubiquitous computing community 
and contribute to its diversification.

The workshop will entail a variety of activities aimed at achieving these 
goals, including presentations by invited speakers on research topics and 
methods, discussion sessions about career options and career planning in 
the field, and networking sessions. The workshop will also include a 
student poster session during which participants may present and get 
feedback on their work from peers and mentors. Internationally renowned 
researchers including women and minorities from the field will be invited 
to serve as speakers, mentors, and leaders for the workshop activities.

Students from other groups working in ubiquitous and wearable computing as 
well as those whose research focuses on underrepresented groups in 
ubiquitous and wearable computing are encouraged to apply. We anticipate 
that this workshop will be of maximum benefit to graduate students in the 
early- to mid-stages of their graduate studies.

Application Process:
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Interested students should submit an application (max. 2 pages in ACM 
2-column format: template) through this online form. The application must 
include the following:

1. A brief biographical sketch including the names and affiliations of the 
research advisors, the program in which the student is enrolled, the date 
that the student enrolled in the program, and the expected date of 
completion (1 paragraph)
2. A statement of your objectives for attending the Broadening 
Participation workshop and how you think it will help you in your studies 
and career (1 paragraph)
3. A description of your current or planned research topic. This section 
should describe what part of the research has already been completed (if 
any) and what research activities are planned for the rest of the studies.
4. An indication of whether you would like to present in the student 
poster session if accepted to participate in the workshop. Please note 
that we cannot guarantee a presentation space to all accepted participants 
at this time; decisions about presentations at the poster session will be 
made depending on space and time constraints, and the number of 
participants.

Additionally, the applicant’s research supervisor should also send a 
supporting letter on university letterhead to 
[log in to unmask] The letter should contain a 
statement expressing how the student’s participation will help to 
diversify the UbiComp/ISWC research community, and how the student will 
benefit from participation in the workshop. Please note that this is NOT a 
recommendation letter; the supervisor is not asked to comment on the 
abilities of the student or the quality of the student’s research. 
Applications and supporting letters must be submitted by June 1, 2014. 
 Students will be notified of decisions on July 1st, 2014.

Contact Info:
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Email: [log in to unmask]
Website: http://ubicomp2014broadeningparticipation.wordpress.com/

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