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CALL FOR PAPERS

3rd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Personal Assistance (UPA'18)
In conjunction with UbiComp 2018
08 October 2018, Singapore
https://upa18.weebly.com
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** Paper Submission (extended): August 01, 2018 **

Advancements in ubiquitous technologies and artificial intelligence have paved the way
for the recent rise of digital personal assistants (so-called IPAs, such as Apple's Siri, Google
Assistant, or Amazon's Alexa) in everyday life. However, digital personal assistants are still
in their infancy and far from being able to support humans unobtrusively and based on
humans' intents and goals, or the way human personal assistants are able to. Ubiquitous
personal assistance (UPA) refers to the next era of digital personal assistants, refining and
completing the concept of IPA.

The 3rd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Personal Assistance (UPA'18) aims to share
experiences of current researches on digital personal assistants in order to understand the
extent of how such digital helpers can unobtrusively guide and intent-based support users
in their daily and professional life. We invite the submission of papers in the emerging, inter-
disciplinary research field of ubiquitous personal assistance, which focus on understanding,
design, and development of such digital helpers. We also welcome contributions that inves-
tigate human behaviors, underlying recognition and prediction models; conduct field studies;
as well as propose novel HCI interfaces and techniques to provide personal support.

Relevant workshop topics include but are not limited to:
* Digital personal assistants, anticipatory mobile computing, interpretation of predictive model
outcomes, decision making, and intent-based assistance
* Understanding human behavior including mobile sensing, context/activity recognition and prediction
* Human behavior changes, intervention mechanisms, proactive guidance, intelligent actioning,
psychological and persuasive computing
* Novel HCI interfaces and techniques to provide personal support
* Infrastructures, platforms, frameworks, and design for the development of digital personal assistants


IMPORTANT DATES
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Paper Submission Deadline: ** August 01, 2018 **
Authors Notification: August 10, 2018
Camera-ready due: August 17, 0218
Workshop date: October 8, 2018


PAPER SUBMISSION
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We invite submissions with a length of * 4 to 8 pages * (incl. figures, references),
ranging from motivated opinions or viewpoints on UPA, over work-in-progress or
short technical papers, to full research papers. All submissions will be peer-reviewed
by at least 2 peers. Papers must be submitted to Easychair:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=upa18

All accepted papers will be published in the adjunct proceedings of the
UbiComp 2018 conference and included in the ACM Digital Library.


ORGANIZERS
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Christian Meurisch (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Philipp M. Scholl (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Usman Naeem (University of East London, UK)
Veljko Pejovic (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Florian Müller (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Elena Di Lascio (University of Lugano, Switzerland)
Pei-Yi (Patricia) Kuo (Northwestern University, USA)
Sebastian Kauschke (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Muhammad Awais Azam (UET, Taxila, Pakistan)
Max Mühlhäuser (TU Darmstadt, Germany)


PROGRAM COMMITTEE (preliminary)
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Abhinav Mehrotra (University College London, UK)
Akhil Mathur (Bell Labs, UK)
Alexander Adams (Cornell University, USA)
Alex Mariakakis (University of Washington, USA)
Alexander Seeliger (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Anja Exler (KIT, Germany)
Cristina Mihale-Wilson (Uni Frankfurt, Germany)
Daniel Hintze (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
Deba Pratim Saha (Virginia Tech, USA)
Dominik Weber (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Elder Akpa (NAIST, Japan)
Evangelos Niforatos (Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland)
Hristijan Gjoreski (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
Jonathan Rubin (PARC - A Xerox Company, USA)
Laura Barnes (University of Virginia, USA)
Laurissa Tokarchuk (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Liam Turner (Cardiff University, UK)
Martin Becker (University of Würzburg, Germany)
Mirco Musolesi (University College London, UK)
Moushumi Sharmin (Western Washington University, USA)
Reza Rawassizadeh (University of Rochester, USA)
Stephan Sigg (Aalto University, Finland)
Sven Hertling (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Timo Nolle (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Patrick Ehrenbrink (TU Berlin, Germany)
Olga Streibel (Bayer AG, Germany)
Young-Ho Kim (Seoul National University, South Korea)
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