ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2006
Track on Ubiquitous Computing Applications
April 23-27, Dijon, France
For the past twenty years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world. SAC 2006 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing, and is hosted by the University of Bourgogne, Dijon, France.
SAC is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing
Ubiquitous computing places humans in the centre of environments saturated with computing and wireless communications capabilities, yet gracefully integrated, so that technology recedes in the background of everyday activities. Indeed, the vision of an activated world is action oriented and rather than dictate, it follows and enhances human behaviour. This vision of seamless cohabitation of the world by humans and computers was first discussed in Mark Weiser’s article "The Computer for the 21st Century," where it was stated that “the most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.” Ubiquitous computing has emerged as one of the principal technologies that could lead to the achievement of the Ambient Intelligence (AmI) vision.
The AmI world then, is a world largely defined by ubiquitous computing applications. But such applications present an altogether new set of requirements: they are developed at the many layers of the physical world, that is they may be global, environmental, spatial, personal, handheld, wearable or embedded; they may be personal or social or adapting their status depending on context; they may be made up of any of a number of components coordinated centrally or built as a distributed and decentralised architecture, autonomous or un-affiliated; they may vary on their degree of physical integration as well as their integration with existing information infrastructures; they may show spontaneous behaviour and they may learn to adapt it; they may create an ambient intelligence landscape; and last but not least they may be embedded, pervasive or mobile. Thus, from a computer science perspective many see ubiquitous computing as primarily a systems engineering problem.
Authors are invited to submit original papers that fall into one of the following categories:
The ACM SAC 2006 track on ubiquitous computing applications welcomes paper submissions on all types of ubiquitous computing applications as well as on specialized infrastructures built for the deployment of targeted applications. Papers should place applications within their use context and make a significant contribution in terms of a use case, a novel and appropriate interaction paradigm, an innovative experience design approach and so on, addressing related technical, design, interaction, business, economics or legal aspects and opportunities or constraints accordingly.
The track will aim to:
Possible application areas include but are not restricted to:
This track will particularly welcome demonstrations of working prototypes of ubiquitous computing applications.
Jakob E. Bardram,
University of Aarhus, Denmark
Christian Becker, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Licia Capra, University College London, UK
Sastry Duri, IBM Research, USA
Anatole Gershman, Accenture Labs, USA
George Karabatis, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Shin'ichi Konomi, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Panos Markopoulos, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Irene Mavrommati, Computer Technology Institute, Greece
Jeff Pierce, Georgia Tech, USA
Evaggelia Pitoura, University of Ioannina, Greece
Albrecht Schmidt, LMU Munich, Germany
Martin Strassner, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Phil Stenton, HP Labs, UK
Tatsuo Nakajima, Waseda University, Japan
Kristof van Van Laerhoven, Lancaster University, UK
Niall Winters, Institute of Education, UK
Baihua Zheng, Singapore Management University, Singapore
The ACM SAC 2006 track on Ubiquitous Computing welcomes paper submissions on all types of ubiquitous computing applications as well as on specialized infrastructures built for the deployment of targeted applications. Papers should place applications within their use context and make a significant contribution in terms of a use case, a novel and appropriate interaction paradigm, an innovative experience design approach and so on, addressing related technical, design, interaction, business, economics or legal aspects and opportunities or constraints accordingly.
All papers should represent original and previously unpublished works that currently are not under review in any conference or journal. Both basic and applied research papers are welcome. This track will particularly welcome demonstrations of working prototypes of ubiquitous computing applications.
The paper should not be more than 15 pages long using 11 point font and 1 inch margins on all four sides on letter size paper. Papers that fail to comply with length limitations risk rejection. Electronic submission in PDF format is required. Hardcopy and fax submissions will not be accepted. Please use your paper identification number in the "subject" field when you submit the final paper.
The author's(s') name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the submitted paper, and self-references should be in the third person. This is to facilitate a blind review. All submitted papers must include the paper identification number on the front page above the title of the paper. Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance to the SAC objectives, and correctness. Note that a paper cannot be submitted to more than one ACM SAC 2006 track.
Your paper needs to be submitted via this link no later than September 3, 2005. In case of problems with the system during the submission process, please contact Jeff Allen.
Accepted papers may be shepherded through an editorial review process by a member of the program committee. Based on initial feedback from the program committee, authors of shepherded papers will submit an editorial revision of their paper to their program committee shepherd by November 5, 2005.
Sept 3, 2005: Submission
of papers and demonstration proposals (strict)
Oct 15, 2005: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
Nov 5, 2004: Camera-Ready copies of accepted papers
April 23-27,2006: ACM SAC 2006