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    • UbiComp 2008 Town Hall Joe McCarthy Strands Labs Seattle Chair, UbiComp Steering Committee
    • 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?
    • 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)
    •  
    • 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 Colloquium)
    • Posterity: Presentations & Photos Last year’s tag: ubicomp2007 This year’s tag: ubicomp2008 www.slideshare.net www.flickr.com
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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…
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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, …
    • Dates & Times
      • Dates: Sunday – Wednesday in the fall
        • Workshops & Doctoral Colloquium: Sunday
        • Technical Program: Monday – Wednesday
      • Times:
        • Paper / Notes slots: (22 & 11 minutes)
    • Tracks & Categories
      • Single vs. multiple track conference
      • Participation categories
        • Paper, Notes
        • Demos, Posters, Videos,
        • Panels, Keynotes
        • Workshops, Doctoral Colloquium
        • Other?
    • 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
    • Thanks!
      • UbiComp 2008 Conference Dinner @ 19:00
        • Jangbogo Hall
      • Additional questions, comments, suggestions:
        • [email_address]
        • [email_address]