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Call for Workshop Proposals
Workshop of UBICOMP 2015
September 7-11, 2015, Osaka, Japan
Ubicomp 2015 invites proposals for the workshop program of
the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and
Ubiquitous Computing. Workshops provide a forum for attendees with
common interests and are a great opportunity for community building.
They can be one or two days in length, and vary in size and format
depending on their objectives. All workshops will be held on Monday,
September 7, 2015 and Tuesday,September 8, 2015 before the main
We are soliciting workshop proposals on any topic of relevance to
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. There are many ways in which
workshops can enrich a conference, and we are aiming to accommodate
diverse opportunities for the Ubicomp community to engage.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- Workshops that provide a forum to share advances in an area of
special interest to the community. Such workshops would typically
solicit original research contributions and involve a peer-review
process for submitted papers, but would be open to wider attendance.
ALL accepted workshop papers will be included in the ACM digital
library and the supplemental proceedings.
- Workshops that aim to gather a group of researchers for a focused
activity, such as hands-on prototyping, or joint development of
a cross-disciplinary research agenda. Such workshops typically
involve a selection process for attendance, but not necessarily
a solicitation of material for publication.
== Pre-proposal Submission Inquiries ==
Should you wish to discuss ideas for a workshop proposal prior to
the submission deadline, feel free to contact the Chairs of
the Workshops Program at ** [log in to unmask] **.
== Workshop Proposal Content ==
1. The proposal should be prepared as a document of no more than
4 pages in SIGCHI papers format, and must in addition include
a CfP (Call for Papers, or Call for Participation).
It must describe the topic, rationale and objectives for
the workshop, the organizers’ backgrounds, an estimate of expected
attendance (and whether participation will be limited), and a
detailed plan for conducting the workshop (including any plans for
pre-workshop preparation and/or post-workshop follow up). Upon
acceptance, the workshop description is expected to be revised
and adapted for inclusion in the supplemental proceedings.
2. All workshops have the option to solicit contributions for
inclusion in the ACM Digital Library and supplemental proceedings
of the conference. Workshop organizers must clearly describe in
their proposal whether they wish to have workshop contributions
published in this way. Organizers can specify page numbers for
papers they solicit, but all workshop papers must be in the SIGCHI
non-archival format, and be ready for inclusion into ACM digital
library and the supplementary proceedings by ** July 17, 2015 **.
== Workshop Selection Process ==
Workshops will be reviewed by a jury of experts who will evaluate the
work based on how compelling they expect it to be to Ubicomp
attendees. The jury will consider several factors during the selection
1. The potential for the topic of the workshop to generate stimulating
discussions and useful results.
2. The expected interest level in the topic in the community.
3. The organizers’ ability to demonstrate in the proposal a
well-organized process and plan for the workshop.
4. The overall balance of topics in the Workshops program. If multiple
submissions are received on the same or similar topics,
the organizers may be encouraged to merge them.
== Workshop Organizers' Responsibilities ==
The organizers of each workshop are expected to:
1. Publicize the workshop with a call for participation via
the Ubicomp website and email
2. Set up a web site for the workshop containing more details on
the workshop, including CFP, workshop format, plans for publication
(if any), participants, program, etc. In particular, the CFP should
clearly specify that accepted papers must be in the SIGCHI Extended
Abstract format) (Word, LaTeX) and will be published in the Ubicomp
2015 adjunct proceedings.
3. Encourage potential participants to submit papers
4. Work with the Ubicomp Publication Chairs to include workshop papers
in the ACM digital library and the adjunct proceedings
5. Work with the Ubicomp Workshop Chairs to arrange the workshop
6. Actively run the workshop
Note that workshops are an integral part of the Ubicomp conference.
Hence, workshop organizers and attendees are expected to register
for the workshop in addition to the conference.
== Submitting Your Proposal ==
Please email your proposal directly to the workshop chairs at
** [log in to unmask] **. The deadline for submission is
** March 28, 2015 **. The submission should be a single PDF file,
including both the proposal (max. 4 pages) and an appended CFP.
Please download and use the required templates to prepare
== Workshop Chairs ==
1. Paul Lukowicz, DFKI
2. Kazushige Ouchi, Toshiba Corporation
If you have any further inquiries, please contact
** [log in to unmask] **.
== Important Dates ==
1. Submission deadline: March 28, 2015
2. Notification of acceptance: April 11, 2015
3. Distribution of all accepted workshop CFPs: April 18, 2015
4. Camera-ready version of workshop and all workshop papers due:
July 17, 2015
5. Workshops: September 7-8, 2015
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