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UbiComp '18 Publicity Chairs <[log in to unmask]>
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ACM UbiComp & ISWC 2018
8-12 October 2018 Singapore

* Workshop proposals deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018 (extended)

UbiComp and ISWC 2018 invite proposals for the workshop program of the 
2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous 
Computing (UbiComp 2018) and the 2018 ACM International Symposium on 
Wearable Computers (ISWC 2018). Workshops provide an excellent forum for 
attendees with common interests and are a great opportunity for co    
mmunity 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, October 8, and Friday, October 12, 2018 before and after 
the main conference.

We are soliciting workshop proposals on any topic of relevance to 
Ubiquitous Computing and/or Wearable Computing. There are many ways in 
which workshops can enrich a conference, and we are aiming to 
accommodate diverse opportunities for the 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 can 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.

We encourage the organizers to consider a juried or lightweight review 
process. Workshops are not intended to be mini-conferences and we would 
like the organizers to come up with proposals that can include and 
engage members from the community. To that end, having a large PC for 
workshop papers is probably not needed, but encouraging senior members 
of the research community and experts to attend the workshop is strongly 
recommended. Likewise, the organizers can have paper presentations in 
their workshops, but we would also like to see proposals that encourage 
other activities such as having substantial discussion times to engage 
workshop participants. We also encourage organizers to run an open 
workshop—that is, conference participants can sign up for the workshop 
and attend without submitting a workshop (position) paper. This allows 
workshops to draw more people from the community who are interested in 
the subject matter.


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] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.


The proposal should be prepared as a document of no more than 4 pages in 
SIGCHI extended abstract format, and must in addition include a CfP 
(Call for Papers, or Call for Participation as text). 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). Some guiding questions:

* What is the objective of the workshop and how is it achieved?
* Why is it topic timely and why is it relevant?
* Why should this workshop be a part of Ubicomp 2018 / ISWC 2018?
* How will it make an impact for the community?
* What types of submissions are you looking for and how will the 
accepted papers be selected?
* What activities are planned during the workshop?
* What is the planned schedule and proposed duration (i.e., 1-day or 
2-day workshop).
* Do you want to opt out of running an open workshop? If so, please 
justify why you choose to run a closed workshop (i.e., only the accepted 
participants can attend it).

Upon acceptance, the workshop description is expected to be revised and 
adapted for inclusion in the supplemental proceedings.

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 Extended Abstract format (Word | LaTeX).


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 and ISWC 
attendees. The jury will consider several factors during the selection 
process, including:

* The potential for the topic of the workshop to generate stimulating 
discussions and useful results.
* The expected interest level in the topic in the community.
* The relevance and timeliness of the topic suggested.
* The organizers' ability to demonstrate in the proposal a 
well-organized process and plan for the workshop.
* The feasibility of the planned activities and schedule.
* 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.


Please submit your proposal via PCS linked on the conference web page. 
For further questions please email to the workshop chairs at 
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>. The 
deadline for submission is Friday, May 11, 2018. The submission should 
be a single PDF file in the extended abstract format that includes the 
proposal (max. 4 pages) and an appended CFP (max. 2 pages). Please 
download and use the required templates to prepare the proposal.

Submissions can be made at (On 
the submissions tab, select SIGCHI society and UbiComp 2018 conference. 
Then the submission track of UbiComp 2018 Workshop Proposal will appear.)


Inseok Hwang, IBM Research
JeongGil Ko, Ajou University
Mirco Musolesi, University College London

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