ubiPCMM06: 2nd International Workshop on Personalized Context Modeling and Management for UbiComp Applications

A Workshop in conjunction with UbiComp2006, the 8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
 September 18, 2006, California,

Seiie Jang, Nagoya Univ.
Kristof van Laerhoven, Darmstadt Univ. of Technology
Sang-Goog Lee, SAIT
Kenji Mase, Nagoya Univ.

Program Committee
Sangchul, Ahn, KIST
Hao-Hua Chu, Taiwan Univ.
Anind K. Dey, CMU
Kaori Fujinami, Waseda Univ.
Antonio Kruger, Saarland Univ.
Schmidt , Muchen Univ.
Tomas Strang, DLR.
Hideyuki Tokuda, Keio Univ.
Woontack Woo, GIST

Important Dates
Submission Deadline (Extended):
    June 16th -> 30th, 2006 (Closed)
Acceptance Notification:
    July 24   ->  
August 4, 2006
Final Version:
     Aug. 11 ->  August 24, 2006
       September 18, 2006

2006.09.04: ubiPCMM06 On-line Proceeding is open.
2006.08.28: Tentative Schedule is announced.
2006.08.17: The final manuscript upload session open
 2006.08.16 : The final manuscript template is uploaded.
2006.08.07 : The Accepted Notification is announced.



Workshop Overview
There is growing interest in the development of personalized context-aware applications for multi-user scenarios in ubiquitous computing (ubiComp) environments where a user’s personalized service is harmonized with one another without any conflicts among users, devices, services, etc. The applications need to support seamless integration and interaction for mobile users in heterogeneous environments through the various emerging concept of sensing, processing, context modeling and management. However, for achieving such seamless, harmonious, personalized services in ubiComp environments, we first have to solve the challenges associated with user-centric context modeling and group context management that include context representation, integration, reasoning, and conflict resolution in distributed heterogeneous environments.
  The first workshop  which was held in ubiComp05, Tokyo, Japan had dealt with those issues: personalized context modeling and conflict-free context management. The personalized context modeling is about how to provide abstractions to foster context reuse and ease of programming, and support development of scalable, robust, reliable and usable context-aware ubiComp applications. In addition, conflict-free context management is about how to resolve conflicts resulting from multi-user's simultaneous service requests in the same space with limited resources.
  In this year, ubiPCMM06 focuses on personalized context models that seamlessly provide the adapted services along with user’s service environment changes. In addition, this workshop focuses on harmonious context management that resolves conflicts resulting from multi-user’s simultaneous service requests in the same space with limited resources. The workshop also responds to the growing popularity of ontology principles and methods, and actively investigates the state-of-the-art techniques, methodologies, framework for developing killer context-aware applications in ubiquitous computing environments.

Call For Papers
We invite researchers from academia and industry to submit their papers. The position papers are expected to contain a clear statement about personalized context modeling and management for seamless and harmonious services along with user's environment changes. The authors should clearly state their contribution and identify open challenges. Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

o Formal or disciplined approaches for modeling user-centric context


- Semantics of user-centric models and expressiveness of different context modeling approaches.
- Ontology-based approaches to user-centric context modeling and reasoning.
-Comparison of different approaches to context modeling and reasoning, including ontology-based and alternative approaches.

o Distribution and structuring of context information


- Scalability, integration and reuse of context models.
- Interoperability of context modeling approaches.
- Evolution of user-centric models and versioning issues.

o Context reasoning and management for seamless and harmonious services


- Acquiring and validating context in decision support.
- Social, cultural, and cognitive factors in context modeling and management for decision support.

o Applications on personalized context modeling and management


- Everyday office/SOHO/commuting environment.
- Home appliance control and awareness.
- Educational aspect for e-learning and u-learning.
- Empirical study on various application systems.

Applicants will be asked to send papers to the web paper submission system. Technical papers may be up to 10 pages in length, while short papers may be up to 4 pages. All papers must follow standard ACM style guidelines and must be submitted in pdf format.( You can download the final manuscript template here which is same for both oral and poster presentation.) The final manuscript can be uploaded here.

Please email us, if you have any questions or if you would like to take participate in the workshop.

 Last modified Aug. 28, 2006