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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
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UbiComp 2006 - The Eigth International Conference on Ubiquituous Computing
   http://www.ubicomp.org/ubicomp2006/

   Conference Date: 17. - 21.09.2006
   Conference Venue: Marriott Newport Beach, Orange County, California

   Hosted by:
   Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences 
   University of California, Irvine

Overview:
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Ubicomp is the premier international forum for research in ubiquitous computing, bringing together designers, computer scientists, social scientists, and artists, to discuss recent developments and future advance. Orange County is located in coastal Southern California, south of Los Angeles and north of San Diego. Typical September weather is sunny and dry with temperatures around 25C.

We invite you to submit original, high-quality research contributions in all program categories, including full papers, demonstrations, posters, videos, and the doctoral colloquium.

Contributions on all topics related to ubiquitous computing are welcome, including:

* tools and techniques for designing, implementing, & evaluating ubiquitous computing systems
* mobile, wireless, and ad hoc networking infrastructures for ubiquitous computing
* laboratory and in situ studies of ubiquitous computing technologies in use
* location-aware and context-based systems for ubiquitous computing
* privacy, security, and trust in ubiquitous and pervasive systems. 

The UbiComp conference has traditionally had a strong workshop program. Workshops allow small groups to gather for intensive discussion around focused topics of interest. The goal of workshops is to share understandings and experiences, to foster research communities, to learn from each other and to envision future directions. 
NOTE: Ubicomp 2006 will have two days for workshops.


Important Dates and Deadlines:
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03/31/2006: Paper and workshop proposals
06/16/2006: Demos and videos
08/18/2006: Early registration 
09/17-21/2006: Conference


Call for Papers:
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Ubicomp 2006 welcomes original, high-quality research contributions in the area of ubiquitous, pervasive and handheld computing systems and their applications. This conference seeks to present novel research results impacting the design and usage of ubiquitous computing technology that migrates beyond the desktop. Submissions should report original research that contributes to our understanding of ubiquitous computing and help advance the state of the art. Examples of appropriate areas of inquiry include:

Improving natural interaction (e.g. applied sensing, fusion and reasoning, AI and speech technologies for Ubicomp, increasing machine understanding of human action & vice versa) 
Constructing ubicomp systems (e.g., systems and toolkit support for constructing, maintaining and deploying and prototyping Ubicomp environments) 
Embedding computation (e.g. novel user interfaces, computational and sensing/ actuator platforms, assistive technolgies, applied to Ubicomp) 
Understanding ubicomp and its consequences (e.g. conceptual models, lessons learnt, user studies and results from Ubicomp experiments) 
Deploying ubicomp technologies (e.g. privacy, security, and trust, real-world and deployment experiences, studies of ubicomp settings) 
Ubicomp 2006 seeks papers that reflect the full breadth and scope of ubiquitous computing research, including conceptual development, empirical investigations, technological advances, application experiences, and more. Authors should write for the broader Ubicomp audience, however, and make clear how their work contributes to the whole.

Papers will be evaluated on the basis of originality, significance of the contribution to the field, technical correctness and presentation. Papers submitted must not have been previously published or be under simultaneous review for any other conference, journal, workshop or other publication. We solicit papers up to 18 pages but explicitly welcome shorter papers. All paper submissions will be treated as full papers, but it is important that their length is appropriate for their content. Papers should be formatted according to the Springer Verlag LNCS format. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer-Verlag as Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Authors are required to attend the conference to present their work.

Paper submissions must be anonymized to facilitate blind review. Authors are encouraged to take care throughout the entire document to minimize references that may reveal the identity of the authors or 
their institutions. Relevant references to an author's previous research should not be suppressed but instead referenced in a neutral way.

All paper submissions will be handled electronically by the EDAS system. Note that submission is a two-stage process - authors need to register their paper first and then submit the final manuscript. Submissions must be in Adobe PDF format and conform to the guidelines specified in the call for papers. Authors without EDAS user names will be required to register with the system using the same link as 
above.

Reviewers will be instructed to maintain the confidentiality of all materials for submitted papers throughout the entire reviewing process. Submissions should contain no information that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication.


Contacts:
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General Chair:
Crista Lopes, University of California, Irvine, USA 

Technical Program Committee Chairs:
Paul Dourish, University of California, Irvine, USA
Adrian Friday, Lancaster University, UK 


For additional information regarding UbiComp 2006, please visit
http://www.ubicomp.org/ubicomp2006/

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