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                        CALL FOR PAPERS

                          ECHISE 2006 

                2nd International Workshop on 
       Exploiting Context Histories in Smart Environments

                 - Infrastructures and Design -


held at 8th Int. Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2006)

          on Sunday, Sept. 17th 2006, at Irvine, CA, USA
         Deadline for position papers is July 1st 2006


Exploiting context histories, i.e. recorded histories of 
interactions in context - user interactions, service interactions, 
robot interactions, etc. - is a general and powerful approach to 
learning and adapting information or knowledge and behavior over 
time. It is also used to inform filtering or recommending and to 
provide integrated memory/trail representations or "diaries" of 
what had happened at the respective level of observation. 
Further exploitation includes sharing these representations at 
different levels of abstraction as well as predicting or guessing 
of future contexts, situations, or actions that an entity might 
take. More generally, context histories may make it possible for 
us to better understand the interaction between humans and their 
environments, with each other, and with future technologies.

Possible topics in alphabetical order include 
(but are not limited to):

* Appropriate context modeling 

* Architectures 

* Combining multiple interaction histories 

* Context prediction and its applications

* Context recording and playback

* Data mining and/vs. ontology-based systems

* Design methods that exploit context history

* Domain applications: Support for user activities that 
  benefit from context histories 

* Forgetting

* Inferring activities from context histories

* Interactional information and knowledge management in context 

* Privacy, informational self-determination, and data security 

* Privacy models

* Query systems

* Sharing information from or based on context histories

* Smoothing of context data 

* Social implications and social protocols

* Storage, management, and dissemination of information 
  from context histories

* Summarization of ever increasing datasets

* User ability to author an experience

* User interfaces for context histories

There are three submission categories: 

- Full papers (mature work, 6-8 pages)
- Short papers (new works, 3-5 pages) 
- Posters (nifty ideas, 1-2 pages, poster)

A submission should consist of the authors' vision, approach, 
and contribution to the workshop topic and should be 
complemented by a short bio, including research activities.

Please format your submission according to the ACM SIGCHI 
formatting ( 


Please visit the workshop website 

***** *****

for information about participation and submitting papers.

For information about the 1st ECHISE workshop, please go to

***** *****

For general information, please visit the Ubicomp website 

***** *****


ECHISE 2006 is organized by

              Thorsten Prante (Fraunhofer IPSI)

              Lonnie D. Harvel (Georgia Institute of Technology)

              Brian Meyers (Microsoft Research)
              Khai N. Truong (University of Toronto)


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