Call: Ubicomp 2010 – 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing


Ubicomp 2010 – 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
Copenhagen, Denmark
September 26 – September 29, 2010

We invite you to submit results of your research to the 2010 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2010), to be held September 26 – 29, 2010, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Ubicomp 2010 welcomes original, high-quality research contributions that advance the state of the art in the design, development, deployment, evaluation and understanding of ubiquitous computing systems and their applications. Ubicomp is an interdisciplinary field that includes technologies that bridge the digital and physical worlds, systems and applications that incorporate such technologies, infrastructures that support them, human activities and experiences these technologies facilitate, and conceptual overviews that help us understand – or challenge our understanding of – the impact of these technologies. The Ubicomp conference is a premier international venue in which novel results in these areas are presented and discussed among leading researchers, designers, developers and practitioners in this field.

Important Dates

Note: Submission deadlines are firm and late submissions will not be accepted, so we encourage authors to begin the submission process early.

1. Papers & Notes
* Submission Deadline: March 12, 2010 (23:59 PST)
* Notifications of Acceptance: May 25, 2010
* Final Version Due: July 16, 2010

2. Workshop Proposals
* Submission Deadline: March 26, 2010 (23:59 PST)
* Notification of Acceptance: April 26, 2010
* Workshop Call for Papers Distribution: May 10, 2010

3. Adjunct Program (Posters, Demos and Videos)
* Submission: June 25, 2010 (23:59 PST)
* Notification of Acceptance: July 26, 2010
* Final Version Due: August 6, 2010

1. Papers and Notes

Ubicomp 2010 welcomes original, high-quality research contributions that advance the state of the art in the design, development, deployment, evaluation and understanding of ubiquitous computing systems and their applications. Ubicomp 2010 will include a highly selective single-track program of full papers and notes. Full Papers (10-page submissions) and Notes (4-page submissions that are not works in progress) are due at the same time and will be reviewed by the same committee using the same review process to ensure a uniform quality between Full Papers and Notes.

All papers (Full Papers and Notes) should clearly compare and contrast how the work relates to previous research or experience, what aspects of the work are new, and the major contributions it makes. They will be evaluated on the basis of originality, significance of the contribution to the field, quality of research, quality of writing, and technical correctness. Submissions must not have been previously published or be under simultaneous review for any other conference, journal, workshop or other publication with an ISBN, ISSN, or DOI number.

Submissions must be in Adobe PDF format and conform to the guidelines specified in the CfP. Papers should be formatted according to the Ubicomp ACM Word or Latex template. Papers must include an abstract of no more than 150 words. Paper submissions have to be anonymized to facilitate double blind review. Authors should take care throughout their paper that their own and their institution’s identity is not revealed. However, relevant references to an author’s previous research (which may be required for reviewers to understand and evaluate the paper’s contribution) should not be suppressed but instead referenced in a neutral way.

For more information, see

Programm Chairs

* Paddy Nixon, University College Dublin, Ireland
* Khai Truong, University of Toronto, Canada

2. Workshops

Ubicomp 2010 invites proposals for one day workshops be held on Sunday, September 26, prior to the main conference. The Workshops program will provide a forum for attendees to discuss specialized topics or topics of special interest.

This year, we would especially encourage more ambitious workshops of two types.  The first type is academic in nature and can be viewed as mini-tracks to the main conference. These workshops should have the potential to be sustainable and re-occur in the coming years. Hence, we are looking to host workshops with the ambition of setting up a program committee and aim for publication for improved versions of the workshop papers.

The second type of workshops aims at building ubiquitous systems or applications at the day of the workshop. Hence, this type of workshops is a place for people to meet and design, build, or integrate ubiquitous systems. This may range from physical design mock-ups containing no technology, to a video prototype, to building an application on a hardware toolkit provided by the organizers. Such a workshop should feed directly into the other parts of the conference by producing a demo or a video for the demo and video program.

Important dates and guidelines for the submission of the workshop proposals are available on the conference web site.

For more information, see

Workshop Chairs

* Louise Barkhuus, University of California, San Diego, USA
* Vassilis Kostakos, University of Madeira, Portugal

3. Adjunct Program (Posters, Demos and Videos)

The Ubicomp 2010 adjunct program track provides researchers with opportunities to present their cutting-edge work in an interactive fashion in front of an expert audience. Posters allow you to inform attendees about your work in person, demos allow you to showcase tangible results and communicate ideas and concepts in a powerful way, and videos allow you to visualize the results of your research and development efforts.

Ubicomp 2010 newly combines these hitherto seperate tracks into an integrated, multimodal submission process: Submit your work both as a video and a demo; present a poster and show a video; or go for a combination of all three! A multimodal submission not only gets more “participant face-time”, but also increases its chances for acceptance: if the submission gets accepted in at least one of the tracks, it is implicitly accepted into the other tracks (subject to some basic quality control, of course).

The basis of your Ubicomp 2010 adjunct program submission is a 2-page abstract that describes the technology being presented and discusses the novelty and distinguishing ideas or approaches that it brings to the ubiquitous computing community. Even if you go multimodal, you are required to submit one abstract only. Depending on what tracks you are submitting to, you might need to provide supplemental material such as a poster sketch, a demo description, and/or a video.

For more information, see
Posters Chairs

* Mikkel Baun Kjaergaard, University of Aarhus, Denmark
* Hao-Hua Chu, NTU, Taiwan

Demos Chairs

* James Scott, MSR Cambridge, UK
* Jonathan Bunde-Pedersen, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Video Chairs

* Clemens Holzmann, University of Linz, Austria
* Andrew Vande Moere, University of Sydney, Australia

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