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Sarah Gallacher <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 31 May 2013 09:51:43 +0100
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Apologies if you have received this multiple times.  Please see below 
for details of the SenCity workshop @ Ubicomp 2013 in Zurich.  Please 
forward to colleagues or other interested parties.

*10 days left until deadline*

kind regards,




Dr. Sarah Gallacher
Senior Research Associate

Intel Collaborative Research Institute: ICRI-Cities | UCL
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | UK
Email: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> | my webpage 
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CfP: SenCity, Uncovering the Hidden Pulse of a City

  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.

All submissions should be sent as a single PDF document to 
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Submission” as the email subject.

  Timeline and deadlines

Workshop submission deadline:  9th June

Participant selection:  28th June

Workshop at Ubicomp 2013:  9th September


Sarah Gallacher, ICRI-Cities, UCL, UK          | Email: 
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Vaiva Kalnikaitë ICRI-Cities, UCL, UK         | Email: 
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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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