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Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 10:15:45 +0200
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Call for participation:

UbiComp 2004, Sixth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
September 7-10, Nottingham, England
www.ubicomp.org

UbiComp 2004 Demonstrations: The UbiComp Experience
==============================================

Ubiquitous computing promises a future where computation is seamlessly 
integrated with the world around us. Smart objects, responsive 
environments and personal technologies for work and everyday life are 
all part of this vision. The UbiComp conference is the premier venue 
for presentation of research results in ubiquitous computing, with 
around 500 attendees from academia and industry. The conference already 
has a successful and highly competitive paper presentations track. But 
it is not enough to talk about the future world of ubiquitous computing 
– it must be seen, felt, experienced.

We invite you to contribute your vision of the ubicomp experience to 
the Demonstrations Program at the UbiComp 2004 conference. 
Demonstrations are a way to show tangible results of ubicomp research 
and development. A successful demo will communicate ideas and concepts 
in a way that a regular presentation cannot. For this year’s UbiComp 
conference, we invite demonstrations that push the limits of experience 
in a world where computation is everywhere around us.

Demonstrations can provide hands-on experience with future ubiquitous 
computing technology. From the newest sensor technology and the best 
way to save battery power, to the coolest interaction techniques and 
tiniest displays, demonstrations provide the perfect venue to show the 
latest innovations and techniques.

We also want to see where ubicomp can make a difference in the real 
world. We welcome demonstrations that put the technology in context – 
be it on oil rigs or in ambulances, at the kindergarten or in the home. 
This kind of demo does not have to contain cutting-edge technology, but 
should show how ubicomp technology can be adapted and used in actual 
applications. 

Finally, good demos should not only provide answers – they can also 
pose questions. Speculative and provocative demonstrations can put 
ubicomp technology in a new light, and push the field forward as much 
as technological inventions. We invite design projects, interactive 
installations, and other presentations that debate and critique ubicomp 
technology and the world that it will create.

To highlight the demos section, there will be a special Demonstrations 
and Poster Reception during the main conference, when conference 
attendees will be able to interact with all demonstrations.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of the UbiComp experience at UbiComp 
2004!

COMMITTEE

Chair:

Lars Erik Holmquist, Future Applications Lab, Viktoria Institute, Sweden
http://www.viktoria.se/~leh
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Committee members:

Stefan Agamanolis, Media Lab Europe, Ireland
Steve Benford, University of Nottingham, UK
Bill Buxton, Buxton Design, Canada
Tom Djajadiningrat, TU Eindhoven, Holland and University of Southern 
Denmark
Ken Fishkin, Intel Research, USA
Bill Gaver, Royal College of Art, UK
Hans Gellersen, Lancaster University, UK
Tom Igoe, ITP-NYU, USA
Yasuto Nakanishi, Tokyo Univ. of Agri. & Tech., Japan
Joe Paradiso, MIT, USA
Eric Paulos, Intel Research, USA
Jun Rekimoto, Sony CSL, Japan
Bernt Schiele, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Phoebe Sengers, Cornell University, USA
Allison Woodruff, PARC, USA

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Deadline: June 11

Full details on how to submit can be found at:
http://ubicomp.org/ubicomp2004/cfp.php?show=demos

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