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Bruce Sterling Keynote Podcast Posted

Bruce Sterling's keynote has been editted and posted at the LUCI blog.

Network Usage at UBICOMP


On the first day of the main conference we found that our router was not sufficient to handle the load of the conference. This resulted in bad network connectivity. We replaced the router Tuesday night and from then on were able to collect statistics about network usage at the conference. Here is a graph of the throughput. We had ~425 registrants (don't quote this number). Hopefully future conference organizers can use this to provision their network. Thanks!

Lost and Found at UBICOMP


  • a Toshiba TDP-T3/S3 LCD projector belonging to Don Patterson

  • A Blue Olympas Camera belonging to Mariko Koizumi

  • A Powerbook "white brick" power adapter belonging to Riad Lemhachheche

  • A Nokia 6680 phone belonging to Mattias Rost


  • a clear plastic box of demo building stuff in the demo room
  • a black poster tube

    Contact the local arrangements chair with comments, djp3@ics.uci.edu.

  • Welcome to UbiComp, September 17-21, 2006


    Ubicomp 2006, the Eighth International Conference of Ubiquitous Computing, will be held in Orange County, California, September 17-21, 2006, hosted by the University of California, Irvine. Ubicomp is the premier international forum for research in ubiquitous computing, bringing together designers, computer scientists, social scientists, and artists, to discuss recent developments and future advance. Orange County is located in coastal Southern California, south of Los Angeles and north of San Diego. Typical September weather is sunny and dry with temperatures around 25C.

    We invite you to submit original, high-quality research contributions in all program categories, including full papers, demonstrations, posters, and videos.

    Contributions on all topics related to ubiquitous computing are welcome, including:

    * tools and techniques for designing, implementing, & evaluating ubiquitous computing systems
    * mobile, wireless, and ad hoc networking infrastructures for ubiquitous computing
    * laboratory and in situ studies of ubiquitous computing technologies in use
    * location-aware and context-based systems for ubiquitous computing
    * privacy, security, and trust in ubiquitous and pervasive systems.

    The UbiComp conference has traditionally had a strong workshop program. Workshops allow small groups to gather for intensive discussion around focused topics of interest. The goal of workshops is to share understandings and experiences, to foster research communities, to learn from each other and to envision future directions. Ubicomp 2006 will have two days for workshops.

    For more information contact:

    Conference Chair
    Cristina Lopes, University of California, Irvine, USA (lopes[at]ics.uci.edu)

    Program Chairs
    Paul Dourish, University of California, Irvine, USA (jpd[at]ics.uci.edu)
    Adrian Friday, Lancaster University, UK (adrian[at]comp.lancs.ac.uk)

    Important Dates

    03/31/06 Papers and workshop proposals due
    04/28/06 Workshop acceptance/rejection notifications
    06/09/06 Paper acceptance/rejection notifications
    06/16/06 Demos, videos, posters due
    07/14/06 Demos, videos, posters acceptance/rejection notifications
    08/18/06 Last day for early registration
    09/17--21/06 Conference