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Fri, 20 Jan 2006 14:20:41 -0500
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This is a reminder that call for articles for a special issue of IEEE 
Computer on Public Computing in the City ends **February 15, 2006**
We are seeking articles approximately 6000 words in length (including
figures and references)

Author guidelines and submission instructions are available at

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Call for Articles for IEEE Computer

Computer seeks articles for a special issue on public computing in city
contexts, to appear in August 2006. Guest editors are Michele Chang

Intel and Irina Shklovski from Carnegie Mellon University.

In recent years, forces of technology, culture, and society have
converged to reshape urban life. The urban experience has quickly
emerged as a major focus for research on issues of mobility,
location-based services, and pervasive computing. A citys complexities,
embodied in its social, historical, and technological infrastructures,
make it a viable alternative to the controlled environment of the lab.
Yet, as urban experience becomes an increasingly explored avenue for
pervasive computing research and application design, there is the risk
of approaching the city as a backdrop  a site for exploratory
activities that presumes a dense population of users without

the more complex aspects of city life.

This special issue will be devoted to bringing members of the
human-computer interaction community together with researchers and
practitioners from the fields of urban planning, architecture, and
design to examine public interfaces and their effects on the urban
environment. Public interfaces are systems that foster public dialog,
facilitate the exchange of information and services, or encourage
interaction between public entities and city inhabitants. Computer
encourages submissions reporting systematic empirical studies or
critical analyses of interdisciplinary research as well as descriptions
of technology design and development.

Topics of particular interest include computing as a shared resource,
surveillance and personal boundaries in public spaces, access as a

of control and discrimination, and supporting individuals in the
production of knowledge.

The deadline for submitting papers is **15 February 2006**.

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