UbiTtention 2018: 3rd International Workshop on Smart & Ambient Notification and Attention Management
Organizers: Dominik Weber, Anja Exler, Alexandra Voit, Niels Henze, Sven Gehring, Tadashi Okoshi, Veljko Pejovic
In the advancing ubiquitous computing, users are increasingly confronted with a tremendous amount of information proactively provided via notifications from versatile applications and services, through multiple devices and screens in their environment. Thus, human’s attention has been getting a new significant bottleneck. Further, the latest computing trends with emerging new devices including versatile IoT devices, and contexts, such as smart cities, smart mobility including vehicles, are even accelerating this situation. In such situations, “attention management”, including attention representation, sensing, prediction, analysis and adaptive behavior in the computer systems, are needed in our computing systems. Following the successful UbiTtention 2016 and UbiTtention 2017 workshops, the UbiTtention 2018 workshop brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to explore the management of human attention and smart and ambient notifications with versatile devices and situations to overcome information overload and overchoice. In this workshop, we want to focus on a larger understanding of the different roles notifications can play in a wide variety of computing environments including the office, the home, in cars, and other smart environments.