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Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 09:30:29 -0700
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*Call for Papers
*Research in the Large 2: App Stores, Wide Distribution Channels & Big Data
in Research Workshop
*at UbiComp 2011, Sept 18, Beijing, China

*July 1, 2011 Submission deadline [EXTENDED]
The distribution of mobile applications has been greatly simplified by
mobile app stores and markets. Both lone developers and large research and
development teams can now relatively easily reach wide audiences. In
addition, existing ubiquitous services are providing researchers with data
sets or access to content via APIs, greatly expanding the ability to study
the use of these systems on a global scale. This provides a huge opportunity
for both iterative development and gathering large amounts of research data.

Evaluation and research methods have to be adapted to this new context, and
we need to deal with ever-growing, real-time datasets and infrastructures
previously unencountered by most UbiComp researchers. An overview of
successful strategies and ways to overcome the challenges inherent to wide
deployment and the resulting large datasets in a research context, ranging
from platform characteristics to gathering reliable research data, however
is not yet available.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and
developers from academia and industry to exchange experiences, insights and
strategies for wide distribution of applications and the resulting large
data streams these deployments produce. We aim at building an understanding
of the opportunity of the different channels and the issues and obstacles
involved in a research context.

We are interested in contributions from developers and researchers in both
industry and academia. Themes include:

   - Strategies for wide distribution of research applications
   - Methods & experiences with research through app stores and other
   distribution platforms
   - The impact of differences between distribution platforms
   - Analysis of the various sorts of data, logs and feedback resulting from
   publicly released applications
   - Dealing with big data: infrastructure, tools and experiences in dealing
   with large-scale datasets, potentially those growing by millions of data
   points every day
   - Effects of mobile ecosystem features (distribution, payment, service
   providers etc) on research and evaluation results
   - New developments of distribution channels, tools and infrastructures
   - Design patterns for increasing data quality
   - Ethical & validity concerns in research on such a large scale

Workshop contributions are expected in the form of* (up to) 4-page
papers*in the UbiComp 2011 "Templates
for Workshops, Posters, Demos, Videos, and
format (

Contributions can address previous experiences and for example case studies,
or state a position on the opportunities and challenges ahead. Submissions
will be reviewed by a program committee consisting of both industry and
academia partners. All accepted workshop papers will be included in the ACM
digital library and the supplemental UbiComp 2011 proceedings. *Submission
deadline: July 1, 2011.
Send submissions to *[log in to unmask]*.

More information:


   - June 29, 2011, Abstract & Title Submission deadline of workshop papers
   - *July 1, 2011, Full paper deadline*
   - July 11, 2011 Camera-ready deadline
   - September 18, 2011 Workshop!

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