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                           Call for Papers

                      International Workshop on
                  Memory and Sharing of Experiences

                in cooperation with the Pervasive 2004
                  April 20th, 2004, Vienna, Austria
               Submission deadline: February 14th, 2004



THEME: Memory and Sharing of Experiences

Pervasive computing environment will become a strong infrastructure to
record experiences of people in the real world because it will network
a lot of wide spread sensors that can capture the activities of people
continuously in various aspects. Obviously, "Memory and sharing of
experience" has strong relation with the topics of the main conference
such as ubiquitous sensors, smart appliances, and interaction model.

The experiences here include activities such as writing, drawing,
speaking, meeting, sports, traveling etc., in personal or group
context, and interactions with other people and/or artificial
artifacts. Recorded experiences by means of digital video, tactile
sensors, location tracking device, etc. can be used as a source for
various tasks in daily life, business, education and security. They
include, for example, multi-media memory aids, reference for context
recognition, creation of a model of person's activities and
story-telling of life. The useful and computational log can be
obtained by ubiquitous sensor networks and effective tagging systems.

This workshop covers the following topics but not limited to those:

  - Experience Capture
    - Pervasive log system and Sensor network
    - Smart appliances
    - Wearable devices and system
  - Experience Database
    - Multimedia annotation and search
    - Summarization and presentation of experience
    - Interaction corpora
  - Experience Log Applications
    - Sharing experience and tips
    - Memory aid / Safety net
    - LifeLog and Story-telling
    - Knowledge sharing/creation through interaction
  - Miscellaneous issues
    - Analysis of human behavior
    - Social model of experience sharing and privacy issues


A goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers from various
backgrounds and projects, having interest in the area. There are many
research projects on ubiquitous sensor network for recording events,
wearable device for personal event recording, real-world oriented
CSCW, interaction analysis by ethnological approach, and privacy
issues. The researchers who are engaged in this theme will be welcome.


The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers from
various backgrounds and institutes to discuss the useful applications
with the strong technical fundamentals. It would facilitate a global
collaboration towards a large scale corpus collection of such kind of
interactions. Toward a standardization movement is not dispensable to
share universal tag identifications. It is also an interesting aspect
to discuss a cultural difference of interaction. Raising privacy
issues and sharing them among researchers is necessary on this
research theme.

The accepted papers will be published on the Web to share the
discussion with who couldn't attend the workshop. We also plan to
propose a special issue on this theme to an international academic
journal with some of the PC members to facilitate a public archive.


Workshop participants are asked to submit either a short paper or a
position paper. Submissions will be reviewed by the program
committee. Please send electronic submissions to [log in to unmask]

Submission Deadline: February 14, 2004

Format and Length: Only electronic submissions (PDF is preferred) will
be considered. Submissions should not exceed 6 pages, formatted
according to ACM SIGCHI format

Note: Authors who plan to submit a paper are encouraged to contact
workshop organizers as soon as possible.


Kenji Mase (Nagoya Univ. / ATR)
Yasuyuki Sumi (Kyoto Univ. / ATR)
Sidney Fels (Univ. British Columbia)


Kiyoharu Aizawa (Univ. Tokyo)
Jeremy Cooperstock (McGill Univ.)
Richard DeVaul (MIT)
Jim Gemmell (Microsoft)
Bernt Schiele (ETH)
Thad Starner (GaTech)
Terry Winograd (Stanford Univ.)


Yasuyuki SUMI
Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 Japan
Phone: +81-75-753-5381, Fax: +81-75-753-4961
Email: [log in to unmask]