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UbiComp2008 Town Hall Presentation Transcript

  • 1. UbiComp 2008 Town Hall Joe McCarthy Strands Labs Seattle Chair, UbiComp Steering Committee
  • 2. Topics not to Discuss (here)
    • What is the scope of ubicomp?
    • Which UbiComp had the coolest logo / shirts?
    • Who was that Wark Meiser guy, anyway?
    • What time is dinner?
  • 3. Topics to Discuss
    • UbiComp 2008 Closing Panel
    • UbiComp Steering Committee
    • UbiComp 2009, 2010, …
    • ACM Sponsorship (2009+)
    • Reintroduction of Notes
    • Digital vs. Print proceedings
    • Dates, times, tracks
    • Other … (“start / stop / continue”)
    • Hard stop @ 18:30 (30 min. before reception)
  • 4.  
  • 5. Off to a slow start…
  • 6. Slides worth N*1000 words?
  • 7. SlideShare.net “ YouTube for Powerpoint” An example: Jakob Bardram’s “Art of Doing a Ph.D.” (from last year’s Doctoral Colloquium)
  • 8. Posterity: Presentations & Photos Last year’s tag: ubicomp2007 This year’s tag: ubicomp2008 www.slideshare.net www.flickr.com
  • 9. UbiComp 2008 Closing Panel
    • The Past, Present and Future of UbiComp
      • Wednesday, 16:15-17:45
      • Moderator: Dongman Lee (ICU)
      • Panelists:
        • Gregory Abowd (Georgia Tech)
          • General Chair 2001, Prog. Co-Chair 2007
        • Lars Erik Holmquist (Mobile Life Center)
          • General Chair 2002
        • Eric Paulos (Carnegie Mellon Univ.)
          • Demonstrations Co-Chair 2003
        • Albrecht Schmidt (Univ. of Duisburg-Essen)
          • Program Co-Chair 2003
        • Hide Tokuda (Keio Univ)
          • General Chair 2005
  • 10. UbiComp Steering Committee
    • “ Who died and left you in charge?”
      • Town Hall 2007
    • Currently:
      • General & Program Chairs from past 5 years
      • 19 members (at most 10 “active”)
      • Unofficial chair (of unofficial committee)
    • Proposed:
      • smaller, more formalized (nomination, voting)
      • Pervasive Steering Committee model (7 members)
      • At least one member on both Pervasive & UbiComp SCs
    6
  • 11. Future UbiComp conferences
    • UbiComp 2009:
      • Orlando, October
      • General Chair: Sumi Helal, Univ. Florida
      • Preview @ Closing Remarks (17:45 Wed.)
    • UbiComp 2010: two interested parties
    • “ Tradition”: International cycle
      • 2009: North America; 2010: Europe; 2011: Asia
    • Conference Committee positions available…
  • 12. ACM Sponsorship
    • UbiComp has been independent, but “in cooperation with” ACM
    • Financial burden on General Chairs
    • Will be “sponsored by” ACM starting in 2009
      • Co-sponsored by SIGCHI and SIGMOBILE
  • 13. Reintroduction of Notes
    • Offered by other conferences
      • CHI, CSCW, UIST, …
    • Last offered at UbiComp in 2003
    • Changes:
      • 4 pages vs. 10 pages (Full Papers) … vs. 10 / 16 pp (LNCS)
      • Full Papers & Notes reviewed by same committee
      • No Full Papers conditionally accepted as Notes
    • Challenges:
      • Differentiating Full Papers from Notes in CfP
      • Relatively low acceptance rate this year
  • 14. Digital vs. Printed Proceedings
    • Printed proceedings
      • Advantages: tangibility, ability to leaf through papers, …
      • Disadvantages: costs (financial + environmental), extra lead time, getting them home (luggage restrictions)
    • Proposal: Digital UbiComp 2009 Proceedings
      • DVD or USB drive
      • Can order printed proceedings to be shipped after the conference
    • Precedents:
      • CHI 2008, …
  • 15. Dates & Times
    • Dates: Sunday – Wednesday in the fall
      • Workshops & Doctoral Colloquium: Sunday
      • Technical Program: Monday – Wednesday
    • Times:
      • Paper / Notes slots: (22 & 11 minutes)
  • 16. Tracks & Categories
    • Single vs. multiple track conference
    • Participation categories
      • Paper, Notes
      • Demos, Posters, Videos,
      • Panels, Keynotes
      • Workshops, Doctoral Colloquium
      • Other?
  • 17. Other topics?
    • Stop : what didn’t you like at UbiComp 2008?
    • Start : what would you like to add in 2009?
    • Continue : what did you like this year?
    • Also: general or specific questions, comments, suggestions
    • But: please be brief!
      • Or talk to me, other SC members afterward
  • 18. Thanks!
    • UbiComp 2008 Conference Dinner @ 19:00
      • Jangbogo Hall
    • Additional questions, comments, suggestions:
      • [email_address]
      • [email_address]