UbiComp 2008 Town Hall Joe McCarthy Strands Labs Seattle Chair, UbiComp Steering Committee
Topics  not  to Discuss (here) <ul><li>What is the scope of ubicomp? </li></ul><ul><li>Which UbiComp had the coolest logo ...
Topics to Discuss <ul><li>UbiComp 2008 Closing Panel </li></ul><ul><li>UbiComp Steering Committee </li></ul><ul><li>UbiCom...
 
Off to a slow start…
Slides worth N*1000 words?
SlideShare.net “ YouTube for Powerpoint” An example: Jakob Bardram’s “Art of Doing a Ph.D.” (from last year’s Doctoral Col...
Posterity: Presentations & Photos Last year’s tag:  ubicomp2007 This year’s tag:  ubicomp2008 www.slideshare.net www.flick...
UbiComp 2008 Closing Panel <ul><li>The Past, Present and Future of UbiComp </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wednesday, 16:15-17:45 </...
UbiComp Steering Committee <ul><li>“ Who died and left you in charge?”  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Town Hall 2007 </li></ul></u...
Future UbiComp conferences <ul><li>UbiComp 2009:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Orlando, October </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genera...
ACM Sponsorship <ul><li>UbiComp has been independent,  but “in cooperation with” ACM </li></ul><ul><li>Financial burden on...
Reintroduction of Notes <ul><li>Offered by other conferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CHI, CSCW, UIST, … </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Digital vs. Printed Proceedings <ul><li>Printed proceedings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advantages: tangibility, ability to leaf...
Dates & Times <ul><li>Dates: Sunday – Wednesday in the fall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops & Doctoral Colloquium: Sunday ...
Tracks & Categories <ul><li>Single vs. multiple track conference </li></ul><ul><li>Participation categories </li></ul><ul>...
Other topics? <ul><li>Stop : what didn’t you like at UbiComp 2008? </li></ul><ul><li>Start : what would you like to add in...
Thanks! <ul><li>UbiComp 2008 Conference Dinner @ 19:00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jangbogo Hall </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Addition...
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UbiComp2008 Town Hall

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