UbiComp 2016 invites proposals for the workshop program of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. Workshops provide a forum for attendees with common interests and are a great opportunity for community building. They can be one or two days in length, and vary in size and format depending on their objectives. All workshops will be held on Monday, September 12, and Tuesday, September 13, 2016 before the main conference.
We are soliciting workshop proposals on any topic of relevance to Ubiquitous Computing. There are many ways in which workshops can enrich a conference, and we are aiming to accommodate diverse opportunities for the UbiComp community to engage. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Workshops that provide a forum to share advances in an area of special interest to the community. Such workshops would typically solicit original research contributions and involve a peer-review process for submitted papers, but would be open to wider attendance. All accepted workshop papers can be included in the ACM digital library and the supplemental proceedings.
- Workshops that aim to gather a group of researchers for a focused activity, such as hands-on prototyping, or joint development of a cross-disciplinary research agenda. Such workshops typically involve a selection process for attendance, but not necessarily a solicitation of material for publication.
Pre-proposal Submission InquiriesShould you wish to discuss ideas for a workshop proposal prior to the submission deadline, feel free to contact the Chairs of the Workshops Program at email@example.com.
Workshop Proposal Content
The proposal should be prepared as a document of no more than 4 pages in SIGCHI papers format, and must in addition include a CfP (Call for Papers, or Call for Participation as text). It must describe the topic, rationale and objectives for the workshop, the organizers' backgrounds, an estimate of expected attendance (and whether participation will be limited), and a detailed plan for conducting the workshop (including any plans for pre-workshop preparation and/or post-workshop follow up). Some guiding questions:
- What is the objective of the workshop and how is it achieved?
- Why is it topic timely and why is it relevant?
- Why should this workshop be a part of Ubicomp2016?
- How will it make an impact for the community?
- What types of submissions are you looking for and how will participants be selected?
- What activities are planned during the workshop?
- What is the planned schedule?
Upon acceptance, the workshop description is expected to be revised and adapted for inclusion in the supplemental proceedings.
All workshops have the option to solicit contributions for inclusion in the ACM Digital Library and supplemental proceedings of the conference. Workshop organizers must clearly describe in their proposal whether they wish to have workshop contributions published in this way. Organizers can specify page numbers for papers they solicit, but all workshop papers must be in the SIGCHI Extended Abstract format (Word | LaTeX).
Workshop Selection Process
Workshops will be reviewed by a jury of experts who will evaluate the work based on how compelling they expect it to be to UbiComp attendees. The jury will consider several factors during the selection process, including:
- The potential for the topic of the workshop to generate stimulating discussions and useful results.
- The expected interest level in the topic in the community.
- The relevance and timeliness of the topic suggested.
- The organizers' ability to demonstrate in the proposal a well-organized process and plan for the workshop.
- The feasibility of the planned activities and schedule.
- The overall balance of topics in the Workshops program. If multiple submissions are received on the same or similar topics, the organizers may be encouraged to merge them.
Submitting Your Proposal
Please submit your proposal via PCS linked on the conference web page. For further questions please email to the workshop chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 22, 2016. The submission should be a single PDF file in the extended abstract format that includes the proposal (max. 4 pages) and an appended CFP. Please download and use the required templates to prepare the proposal.
Submissions can be made at http://precisionconference.com/~ubicomp/
- Submission deadline for Workshop proposals: Friday, April 22, 2016
- Notification of acceptance: April 28, 2016
- Distribution of all accepted workshop CFPs: May 5, 2016 (latest)
- Suggested submission deadline for workshop papers: June 7, 2016
- Deadline for the camera ready version of the workshop description (which was the proposal) for inclusion in the DL: June 7, 2016
- Latest dates for workshops to send out notifications: June 28, 2016
- Latest dates dates for camera ready version of workshop to include in the ACM DL: July 5, 2016
- Workshops: September 12-13, 2016