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What’s happening

Marisa Campbell

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PerCom 2004
2nd IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications
March 14-17, 2004
Orlando, FL, USA

IEEE PerCom 2004 will be the second annual conference on the emerging area of pervasive computing and communications aimed at providing a platform and paradigm for all the time, everywhere services. This emergence is a natural outcome of the tremendous advances in wireless networks, mobile computing, sensor networks, distributed computing, and agent technologies. PerCom 2004 will provide a forum for researchers and engineers alike to present their latest research in the field of pervasive computing and communications. As in PerCom 2003, the Mark Weiser Best Paper Award will be given to the best paper judged by the award subcommittee.

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Contributions are solicited in all pervasive computing research and applications. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • User interfaces and interaction models
  • Pervasive computing architectures
  • Intelligent environments
  • Wearable computers
  • Smart devices and smart spaces
  • Location-dependent/personalized applications
  • Positioning and tracking technologies
  • Integration of wired and wireless networks
  • Personal area networks
  • Mobile/wireless computing systems and services
  • Context based and implicit computing
  • Speech processing/advanced computer vision
  • Wireless/mobile service management and delivery
  • Ad hoc networking protocols and service discovery

bullet.gif Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication. Only electronic submissions (PS or PDF) will be considered. Page limit is 12 pages. Detailed procedure will be available at www.percom.org. All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous review process managed by the technical program committee. IEEE Press will publish the conference proceedings. Papers of particular merit will be considered for a special issue of a journal.

bullet.gif Important Dates/Deadlines

Paper Submission: September 1, 2003

Demonstration Proposal: October 31, 2003

Acceptance Notification: November 15, 2003

Camera Ready Manuscripts: December 10, 2003

For more information, visit www.percom.org/ or contact tripathi@cs.umn.edu

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Digital Interaction
International Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies
September 24-26, 2003
Trinity College
Dublin, Ireland

The objective of this workshop is to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of available and foreseeable digital tools as a support for specific types of human interaction. A large number of communication devices have become available for the support of human interaction (from email to 3-D chat rooms, from Web pages to virtual community platforms, etc.). Many research studies describe these individual systems and how they can effectively support human interaction. Researcher in Computer Mediated Communication, whether computer scientists, linguists, sociologists or philosophers have analyzed how certain aspects of human interaction may be supported or changed by the use of some specific tools. The workshop aims to promote a vertical approach analyzing how specific interaction types (task oriented, narrative, visual, etc.) may be best supported by individual tools or by certain features of these tools.

The new generation of communication tools focuses more and more on communication levels other than the transmission of the message. Innovative theories and practices centered on methodologies which enable digital tools to support interaction at a semantic and environmental level are of interest to this workshop.

For more information, visit www.ac.aup.fr/~roda/DigitalInteraction/

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Visualization and Pair Wise Comparison of Trees
InfoVis 2003
October 19-21, 2003
Seattle, WA, USA

bullet.gif Goals of the Contest

  • Initiate the development of benchmarks for information visualization.
  • Establish a forum to promote evaluation methods and focus the evaluation community.
  • Create a new interesting event at the conference.

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Case studies of the use of information visualization for the analysis of tree structured data, in particular a look at differences between pairs of similar trees. Several pairs of datasets will be provided in a simple XML format. The application domain of the information will be described, and some open-ended tasks will be provided to help you start the analysis process.

First place entries will receive a prize and will have a speaking slot to present their work during the contest session at the conference. Second place entries will be presented as contest interactive posters at the conference. All accepted entries will be posted after the conference on a permanent evaluation benchmark Web site. The archival site will include the submitted materials, as well as annotations and commentary by the judges.

Prizes will be awarded for best entries in several categories. The judges will decide on the exact categories based on the material received; possibilities include "Best Overall," "Best Interaction," and "Most Original."

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A two-page PDF summary, a video and a Web page of accompanying information (plus a submission index page with team information). The two-page PDF summary should provide an overview of the tool and the analysis process, summarize the strengths and weaknesses of the approach, and provide at least one example screen shot. First and second place entries will have their two-page summaries included as-is in the printed poster compendium.

The video should focus on the interactive features of the tool and how they help analyze the data. Videos should not exceed 15 minutes in length, five minutes is the recommended length.

The Web page of additional information should be a single Web page providing information to complement the two-page summary and video. It should include detailed explanations and analysis results, additional annotated screen shots, information about the team and how you worked together (when appropriate), background on the origin of the tool, references and any other information you think is relevant to make your study more interesting in the context of the evaluation of information visualization.

All submissions should be sent by email to both chairs: Jean-Daniel. Fekete@inria.fr and plaisant@cs.umd.edu

bullet.gif Judging

Submissions will be reviewed by external judges with information visualization expertise, and application domain experts. Criteria will include: quality of the data analysis, appropriateness of the visual representation for the data and the tasks, usefulness of the interactivity, flexibility of the tool, quality of the written case study, and novelty.

bullet.gif Important Dates

PDF, Video, and Web page Submission: August 1, 2003

Results and Team Notification: September 5, 2003

For more information, visit www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/iv03contest/

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