Call for students: 3rd International UBI Summer School 2012 in Oulu, Finland, on May 28 - June 2, 2012  


Application deadline: Feb 29, 2012.

Notification of acceptance: Mar 12, 2012.

Registration fee: 150 EUR (no accommodation) / 250 EUR (including accommodation for 8 nights).


The 3rd International UBI Summer School 2012 will be held in Oulu, Finland, on May 28 - June 2, 2012. The summer school provides young researchers with an opportunity to gain hands on experience and insight on selected topics on the multidisciplinary fields of ubiquitous computing and urban informatics under the tutelage of distinguished experts. The summer school is targeted primarily to doctoral students, but M.Sc. students and postdocs are also welcome to attend. The 2012 UBI Summer School builds on the legacy of the two previous highly successful UBI summer schools held in Oulu in 2010 and 2011.


The 2012 UBI Summer School comprises of four parallel workshops:

A: Information Visulisation for UbiComp Data by Professor Aaron Quigley, University of St. Andrews, Scotland;

B: Supporting Community Through Interactive Public Displays by Dr. Keith Cheverst, Lancaster University, UK;

C: Civic Technology: Mobility, Democracy and Civic Engagement by Professor Eric Gordon, Emerson College, USA;

D: Urban Sensoria: Human-Centered Computing in Practice by Dr. Alejandro (Alex) Jaimes, Yahoo! Research.


Up to 16 students are enrolled to each workshop in two phases:


Phase #1: Open international call with application deadline on Feb 29, 2012. Applicants will be notified by Mar 12, 2012. Accepted students have to confirm their enrollment via registration by Mar 30, 2012, including the payment of the registration fee.


Phase #2: Any seats potentially remaining after phase #1 will be handed out on first come, first served basis using the applications received after Feb 29, 2012. Accepted students have to confirm their enrollment via registration, including the payment of the registration fee.


Prospective students should note the following guidelines:

* A student must submit the online application form available at to be considered for enrollment.

* A student is enrolled to one particular workshop that she/he is expected to complete to claim the credits (5.0 cp). The enrollment of a student to a workshop is conditional to the approval by the instructor of the workshop.

* A student may apply for more than one workshop. If the student is not enrolled to her/his first choice workshop, then she/he is considered for her/his second choice workshop, etc. A student should only apply to those workshops that she/he is really willing to attend.

* All students are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and expenses. Thus, a student should make sure that she/he has necessary funds to attend the summer school before applying. We provide all students with an opportunity to purchase low-cost accommodation (100 EUR for 8 nights) upon registration.



Best regards,



Professor Timo Ojala

University of Oulu



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