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                            Use In Context
   Between adaptivity and adaptation in context-based interactions

                   Workshop at the Informatik 2008
                          September 12, 2008
                       Munich, Bavaria, Germany

                 Submission deadline: April 28, 2008

Context-based systems slowly emerge from research settings to usage
practice. Consequently, next to questions dealing with the
technological feasibility, questions dealing with the manageability
and transparency of context-based services from a user perspective
come to the fore. In particular, ubiquitous computing applications
help bridging between virtual and real-world context dimensions
(both, concerning virtual and real context sensors and virtual and
real context factors). The resulting system often remains
intransparent to users, it is not immediately accessible recurring
on conventionalized behavioural practices.

This workshop aims to contribute on the one hand to the collection
of use-oriented problems in context-based interaction. Furthermore,
we aim to discuss resulting implications regarding the technical
design of interfaces as well as soft- and hardware architectures.
Special attention is given to context modeling and implementation of
the various application scenarios as well as to the associated
possibilities of manual (adaptability) or automatic (adaptivity)
in-use-adjustment. A further special area of interest within a
user-oriented perspective is the understanding of problem dynamics
in scenarios with multiple-context systems and –technologies, and
problem dynamics of emergence or evolution of context-based systems.

We would like to invite in particular researchers and practitioners
to contributions dealing with the following questions:

- What practical experiences – positive as well as negative – have
been made with regard to the usage of context-based systems in real
organizational settings? What experiences have been made with
adaptation mechanisms (automatic as well as interactive) of such
systems in these settings?

- How can relations between context descriptions/models, context
sensors and context-based services become describable in a way that
they can be inform end users? What framing conditions apply for
interfaces that aim to achieve this?

- What experiences have been collected with ontologies and
folksonomies? How can systems be designed more practice-oriented?

- How can context architectures be effectively designed for
sustainable usages (Context evolution, context adaptation,
traceability for end-users)?

- How do architectures look like that are appropriate for the
realization of context-adaptive systems that remain modifyable
in-use? What services have to be provided by such a context-adaptive
system? What interfaces are needed for a context-dependent
adaptation of the system behavior?

The contributions should derive out of various application areas, such as
- Context-based Information Retrieval
- Location-based Services
- Mixed-Media Environments
- Tagging Systems, other Semantic Web Applications
- Mobility Services
- Knowledge Management and Knowledge Media Creation
- Community Applications

We request for contributions to those topics in relation to research
as well as practice.

Guidelines for papers

The papers should not exceed six pages. They may be written in
German or English language (English preferred). Accepted papers will
be published in the workshop volume of the Informatik 2008. The
guidelines of the GI
for authors have to be considered and all papers have to be handed
in via EasyChair
Selected papers may be considered for a book publication.

Important Dates
- Due-date for workshop papers: 28 April, 2008
- Notification about acceptation/rejection: 02 June, 2008
- Due-date for ready-to-print manuscripts: 01 July, 2008
- Workshop: 12 September, 2008 (The workshop will be bi-lingual 
German/English with a preference for English presentations)

- Prof. Dr. Stephan Lukosch, FernUniversität in Hagen
- Prof. Dr. Volkmar Pipek, University of Siegen

Program-committee (preliminary)
- Prof. Dr. Jörg Haake, FernUniversität in Hagen
- Prof. Dr. Matthias Jarke, RWTH Aachen
- Dr. Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen
- Leonardo Ramirez, Fraunhofer-FIT, St. Augustin
- Dr. Markus Rohde, University of Siegen
- Gunnar Stevens, University of Siegen
- Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf, University of Siegen
- Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ziegler, University of Duisburg-Essen

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