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**UbiTtention 2020 - 5th International Workshop on Smart & Ambient 
Notification and Attention Management*

*Workshop Theme and Goals*
In the advancing ubiquitous computing, users are increasingly confronted 
with a tremendous amount of information proactively provided via 
notifications from versatile applications and services, through multiple 
devices and screens in their environment. The human’s attention is 
becoming a new significant bottleneck. Further, the latest computing 
trends with emerging new devices including versatile IoT devices, and 
contexts, such as smart cities and vehicles, are even accelerating this 
situation. In such situations, “attention management”, including 
attention representation, sensing, prediction, analysis, personalization 
and adaptive behavior in the computer systems, are needed in our 
computing system. Following four successful installments of UbiTtention 
workshops with over 200 participants in total, the UbiTtention 2020 
workshop brings together researchers and practitioners from academy and 
industry to explore the management of human attention and notifications 
with versatile devices and smart situations to overcome information 
overload and overchoice, and tailor the device behavior to the 
individual user.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following:
* Detection/prediction of users’ status around attention and 
notifications, such as availability, interruptibility, attentional 
status and cognitive load for interruption
* Exchanging, sharing, analysis and feedback on such capability above 
(beyond detection and prediction)
* Versatile types of information presentation methodologies including 
ambient, peripheral, distributed and multi-modal presentation
* Infrastructures, frameworks and tools for the development of smart 
attention systems
* Strategies for attention management against emerging computing with 
IoT devices
* Understanding users’ behavior and habits around notifications and 
interruption, including longer term user engagement and behavior change
* Use of ambient representations for big-data analysis
* Management of information overload in various emerging computing 
venues such as smart city and smart mobility

*Submission details*
A paper should have a length of maximum 6 pages (including references) 
in the ACM SIGCHI Master Article template with 2 columns (see also: All submissions 
will be reviewed by at least two workshop organizers. Successful 
submissions will have the potential to raise discussion, provide 
insights for other attendees, and illustrate open challenges and 
potential solutions. All accepted publications will be published on the 
workshop website and in the ACM Digital Library. At least one author of 
each accepted paper needs to register for the conference and the 
workshop itself. During the workshop, each paper will be presented 
briefly by one of the authors. In addition, there will be room for 
demonstrations as well as discussions. Submissions or any questions 
should be mailed to [log in to unmask] More details can 
be found on the workshop website:

*Important Dates*
* Submission Deadline: June 19, 2020 (23:59 AoE)
* Notification of Acceptance: July 3, 2020
* Camera Ready: July 17, 2020
* Workshop date: September 12th, 2020

*Organizing Committee*
* Anja Exler, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
* Alexandra Voit, University of Stuttgart
* Martin Gjoreski, Jozef Stefan Institute
* Tine Kolenik, Jozef Stefan Institute
* Niels van Berkel, Aalborg University
* Nitesh Goyal, Google
* Tadashi Okoshi, Keio University
* Veljko Pejovic, University of Ljubljana

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Pervasive Computing Systems - TecO

Dr.-Ing. Anja Exler
Postdoctoral Researcher

KIT - Campus Süd - TECO
Vincenz-Prießnitz-Str. 1
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Phone: +49 721 608-41709
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