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CfP: SenCity, Uncovering the Hidden Pulse of a City

http://sencity.cities.io

9th September 2013, Zurich, Switzerland
In conjunction with Ubicomp 2013
Summary and Theme
This is a one day workshop of hands-on, focused activities performed in cross-disciplinary groups.  The theme and focus of the workshop activities is sensing and visualising the "hidden pulse" of the city.  Groups will be challenged to design and develop a sensing unit that will capture some hidden element of Zurich city (e.g. crowdedness, pollution levels, etc.).  A development kit (consisting of a mini processing unit and a variety of pluggable sensors), sample code snippets and a development environment will be provided to enable rapid prototyping.    In addition to learning new hardware and development skills, groups will also have the chance to deploy their sensing units around Zurich.  The captured data will be fed into a visualisation framework that will present a combined view of the data captured by all groups.  Participants will be encouraged to consider the hardware involved and the issues of deploying sensors in a real-world urban environment as well as the final visuals.
Topics of interest
Positions at this hands-on workshop are limited.  Therefore we invite authors to submit a position paper for peer review (plus accompanying biography), to be considered as a workshop participant.  Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
•         Crowd-sensing and monitoring of an urban environment
•         Rapid prototyping with sensor technologies
•         New methods of crowdsourcing in urban environments
•         Sensing for sustainable behavioural change
•         Visualising complex data from urban sensors or the urban crowd
•         Novel applications for mobile devices, public displays and social networking services
•         New applications for urban spaces
Submission format
Workshop candidates are requested to send a position paper of no more than 2 pages long in SIGCHI archival format, and must in addition include a short biography detailing their research interests and background.  Please download and use the required templates to prepare your submission.
http://www.ubicomp.org/ubicomp2013/calls/templates.php
All submissions should be sent as a single PDF document to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> with “SenCity Submission” as the email subject.
Timeline and deadlines
Workshop submission deadline:  9th June
Participant selection:  28th June
Workshop at Ubicomp 2013:  9th September
Organisers
Sarah Gallacher, ICRI-Cities, UCL, UK          | Email:  [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Vaiva Kalnikaitë ICRI-Cities, UCL, UK         | Email:  [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Julie McCann, Imperial College London, UK
David Prendergast, Intel Corporation, Ireland
Jon Bird, UCLIC, UCL, UK
Hans-Christian Jetter, ICRI-Cities, UCL, UK

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