Call for Posters, Demos and Videos

All submissions should be submitted to the Ubicomp Online Submission System (PCS).


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 can cover preliminary or exploratory work within ubiquitous computing, report smaller projects or results not mature enough for a full paper, or present any other research that would excite discussion and benefit from this open forum. Demos should demonstrate the use of ubiquitous computing technologies across the full milieu of everyday life, especially in scenarios involving innovative and creative solutions of focused tasks, but also in playful pursuits. We particularly encourage demonstrations that include participation by conference attendees and provoke discussion about issues within the field of ubiquitous computing. Videos are ideally suited to demonstrate the practical application of research results and the functionality of ubiquitous computing systems, visualize the outcome of research and development projects, or describe inspiring visions of future systems that are grounded in today′s reality.

Multimodal Submission Process

While posters, demos and videos have been an integral part of the Ubicomp conference series for years, Ubicomp 2010 for the first time integrates these three types of submissions into a single, integrated submission process. We would like to encourage authors to go multimodal and combine multiple types of presentations, thus better showcasing their work. For example, you might present your work as both a video showcasing your prototype “in the wild” and a poster that allows you to discuss your architecture in detail. Or you might bring an exciting demo but also show a video of using this prototype in a real environment.

Why go multimodal? A multimodal submission not only gets more “participant face-time”, but also increases its chances for acceptance! If you submit your work to multiple tracks, the individual formats will be reviewed individually according to the criteria of each track. However, 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). Making a combined poster, demo and video submission thus triples your chances of acceptance!

PS: Note that the “Papers and Notes CfP” equally encourages authors to submit a supplemental poster, demo, or video — see the corresponding call for details!

Submission Instructions

The basis of your Ubicomp 2010 adjunct program submission is an extended 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. The abstract is limited to a maximum of 2 pages, in the Ubicomp 2010 adjunct proceedings format, including all figures and references. Please make sure that your submitted abstract complies to all the formatting guidelines and is ready for publication, since there will be no time to make major revisions. Accepted submissions will be published in a Conference Supplement that will be distributed to attendees at the conference; they will not be incorporated into the main UbiComp 2010 Conference Proceedings. As the Conference Supplement contains only the abstracts, but none of the additional material (see below), the abstract needs to be self-contained, i.e., it must be understandable even without seeing the poster, demo, or video.

All submissions should be submitted to the Ubicomp Online Submission System (PCS).


In addition to the 2-page abstract, poster submissions may include an optional poster supplement that describes or illustrates the proposed poster. The poster supplement can be used to convey to reviewers any visual aspects of the poster that may not be captured in the abstract, such as a key graphic to be used in the poster. This supplemental page is for review purposes only and will not be published. Poster submissions (i.e., the 2-page abstract plus optional poster description) should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file through thePCS submission system. Poster submissions should not be anonymized.

Accepted posters will be given an A0 (841 × 1189 mm) stand and will be on display throughout most of the conference. Poster authors are required to present their poster in person during at least one session (subject to the final conference schedule).

Posters Chairs

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


In addition to the 2-page abstract, demo submissions must contain a demonstration supplement that details how the demo will be executed in practice, and how visitors will interact with it during the conference. The interaction can be described in the form of a short usage scenario, a storyboard sketch, or with the help of a few screenshots, illustrations, or photos. The demonstration supplement can also include (or link to) movies or other supporting materials. Last but not least, the demo supplement must also describe the technical requirements of the demo, such as preferred setting (lighting, acoustical constrains), the space requirements, the needed power supply, any required wired or wireless networking options, or any other special equipment needed. Demonstration supplement materials are for the purposes of review only and will not be published. However, in order to make a successful demo submission, you need to have a strategy to present visitors the main points in a short time. You must also convince the committee that you are capable of installing and running the demo at the conference. Demo submissions (i.e., the 2-page abstract plus the demo supplement) should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file through the PCS submission system. If the supplementary material contains video files or other multimedia material, a single ZIP file may be used instead that contains both the PDF and those additional files. Demo submissions should not be anonymized.

Upon acceptance you will be required to install your demonstration in the conference venue and keep it running for at least one session (subject to the final conference schedule). The conference will at minimum provide a space for your demo, a table and chairs, and a power connection (240V). If you need any special equipment you should provide that by yourself, including power converters, projectors, audio amplification, wireless LAN, etc.; please specify this in your demonstration supplement so that we can plan the demo area accordingly.

Demos Chairs

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


In addition to the 2-page abstract, video submissions must include a self-explanatory video that does not require the viewer to read the abstract. Videos will be judged primarily on the clarity of their presentation and the structure and quality of their content, with fancy effects being a welcome but secondary consideration. In order to be eligible, videos should not have been previously presented in any other formal video program. Videos should be uploaded together with the 2-page abstract (in PDF format) through the PCS submission system. If the video is accepted, a high-quality format, suitable for DVD production, will be required for the final version. Video submissions (i.e., the 2-page abstract plus the video) should be submitted electronically as a single ZIP file that contains both the PDF and the video file. Video submissions should not be anonymized.

Accepted video formats are MPEG1 and MPEG2, AVI file with MPEG4 (DivX codecs) and Apple QuickTime with high resolution. However, the MPEG2 format is strongly encouraged. Video submissions should be 4 to 8 minutes long and at least 320×240 in size. The video file size may not exceed 150 MB. The authors will have to grant Ubicomp 2010 the right to redistribute it freely, which means that it must not contain any material subject to copyright. Accepted videos will be shown in a separate video session. If authors have any questions regarding potential submissions, including copyright issues, please contact the Ubicomp 2010 video chairs.

Video Chairs

  • Clemens Holzmann, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  • Andrew Vande Moere, University of Sydney, Australia 

Important Dates

  • June 25, 2010 (23:59 PST) - Submission deadline
  • July 26, 2010 - Notification of acceptance
  • August 6, 2010 - Final version due
  • July 19, 2010 - Notification of acceptance
  • July 29, 2010 - Final version due