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****** Call for Workshop Papers ******

Ubicomp '15 workshop: Workshop on Mobile and Situated Crowdsourcing 
(WMSC '15)

Workshop homepage: http://comag.oulu.fi/wmsc2015/
Conference homepage: http://ubicomp.org/ubicomp2015/

WMSC '15 invites papers for the First International Workshop on Mobile 
and Situated Crowdsourcing, co-located with the 2015 ACM International 
Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2015) in 
beautiful Osaka, Japan. The day-long workshop will be held on September 
7th 2015, before the main conference. The workshop will be conducted as 
a single mini-track, in which each participant will present his/her 
workshop paper (10 minutes), followed by a short (5 minutes) discussion. 
The workshop will also include panel discussion and informal coffee 
breaks for networking with other researchers.

** Important dates (in GMT+1) **
Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2015
Response to authors: July 1, 2015
Camera-ready workshop papers deadline: July 15, 2015
WMSC workshop: September 7, 2015

** Objectives **
The first objective of this workshop is to provide a shared forum for 
researchers interested in crowdsourcing using ubiquitous technologies. 
This includes researchers who are interested in crowdsourcing but have 
mainly utilised online platforms as well as researchers who could 
benefit from conducting their crowdsourcing experiments using mobile and 
other ubiquitous technologies.

We hope this workshop will make an impact as a venue for crowdsourcing 
researchers to join and share their knowledge, experience reports, novel 
applications and ideas.

The long-term objective of this workshop is to foster a community 
interested in conducting crowdsourcing experiments beyond the desktop, 
leveraging ubiquitous technologies for this purpose.

** Topics of interest **
We encourage contributions especially in the following key topics and 
considering a mobile or situated crowdsourcing context:

--APPLICATIONS: crowdsourcing applications that can benefit from being 
conducted using mobile or situated technologies as opposed to using 
online platforms.
--QUALITY CONTROL AND INCENTIVES: designing crowdsourcing applications 
that encourage truthful responses.
--METHODOLOGIES: methods and methodologies used for gathering and 
evaluating crowd contributions.
--BEHAVIOURS: providing an understanding of crowd behaviours.

** Submissions **
The workshop papers must be in the SIGCHI Extended Abstract archival 
format and between 4 to 6 pages. You do not need to anonymise the 
submissions. All submissions should be emailed in .PDF format to 
[log in to unmask] with the subject line "WMSC'15 workshop submission". 
The papers will be peer-reviewed accordingly for their significance to 
the overall workshop themes by the technical program committee of the 
workshop.

** Proceedings **
The accepted workshop papers will be added to the ACM Digital Library 
and the supplemental proceedings. Furthermore, a journal article 
combining the most interesting contributions from the accepted workshop 
papers will be submitted to a future international journal issue.

** WMSC '15 organizers **
Jorge Goncalves, University of Oulu, Finland
Simo Hosio, University of Oulu, Finland
Vassilis Kostakos, University of Oulu, Finland
Maja Vukovic, IBM TJ Watson, USA
Shin'ichi Konomi, University of Tokyo, Japan

Workshop homepage: http://comag.oulu.fi/wmsc2015/

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