[Acpc-l] Reminder: mascots 2003 deadline approaching

Gabriele Kotsis gabriele.kotsis@jku.ac.at
Fri, 10 Oct 2003 11:23:58

Dear collegue,

I would like to draw your attention to


the 2nd International Conference on Pervasive Computing
which is going to be held in Austria from
April 19-23 2004.

A call for papers is attached, further information
about the conference is available via the web site


I hope that you will consider this conference as a possibility
to present and discuss your research work and we are looking forward to 

receiving your paper submission, tech note, video
presentation, contribution to the doctoral colloquium,
workshop or tutorial proposal.

all the best and kind regards,

Gabriele Kotsis

                                  Univ. Prof. Dr. Gabriele Kotsis
Tel: +43 732 2468 9238                 Telecooperation Department
Fax: +43 732 2468 9829          Johannes Kepler Universitaet Linz
email: gabriele.kotsis@jku.ac.at           Altenberger Strasse 69
http://www.tk.uni-linz.ac.at                 A-4040 Linz, Austria

   *                          Call for Papers                          
   *                     P E R V A S I V E   2004                      
   *        2nd International Conference on Pervasive Computing        
   *                      Linz / Vienna, Austria                       
   *                        April 19-23, 2004                          
   *                   http://www.pervasive2004.org                    

* Description

    A vast manifold of tiny, embedded and autonomous computing and
    communication systems have started to create and populate a
    pervasive and ubiquitous computing landscape, characterized by the
    autonomy of their programmed behavior, the dynamics and context-
    awareness of services and applications they offer, the ad-hoc
    interoperability of services and the different modes of user
    interaction upon those services. This is mostly due to technological
    progress like the maturing of wireless networking, exciting new
    information processing possibilities induced by novel microprocessor
    technologies, low power storage systems, smart material, and motor-,
    controller-, sensor- and actuator technologies. A future computing
    scenario is envisioned in which almost every object in our everyday
    environment will be equipped with embedded processors, wireless
    communication facilities and embedded software to perceive, perform
    and control a multitude of tasks and functions. Since many of these
    objects are already able to communicate and interact with global
    networks and with each other, the vision of context-aware "smart
    appliances" and "smart spaces" has already become a reality. Service
    provision is based on the ability of being aware of the presence of
    other objects or users, and systems can be designed in order to be
    sensitive, adaptive and responsive to their needs, habits and even
    emotions. With pervasive computing technology embodied into real
    world objects like furniture, clothing, crafts, rooms, etc., those
    artefacts also become the interface to "invisible" services and
    allow to mediate between the physical and digital (or virtual) world
    via natural interaction - away from desktop displays and keyboards.
    Novel interface concepts for situated interaction give rise for
    bringing the interaction with computers "back to the real world".

    All these observations pose serious challenges to the conceptual
    architectures of computing, and the related engineering disciplines
    in computer science. PERVASIVE 2004, the Second International
    Conference on Pervasive Computing, provides a premier venue to bring
    together researchers and practitioners working in all foundational
    and applied research areas of pervasive and ubiquitous computing. It
    will include presentations, workshops, tutorials and multimedia
    demonstrations on subjects like:

* Focus

    Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Architectures
    Sensors and Actuators / Computational Perception
    "Smart" Appliances / Ambient Intelligence
    New Technologies / New Materials / Small Artefacts
    Displays / Vision / Mixed Reality Systems
    Spontaneous / Wireless / Mobile Communication
    Networked Embedded Systems
    Context Awareness / Autonomous Computing
    Coordination Models and Systems
    Middleware and Software Frameworks
    Interaction Models / Interaction Design
    User Interfaces (e.g. Situative/Tangible/Attentive)
    Emerging Industrial / Business Scenarios
    Social / Privacy / Security Issues

* Submissions

    Submissions to PERVASIVE 2004 are welcome in the categories Regular
    Papers and Tech-Notes, Doctoral Colloquium, Videos, and Tutorials
    and Workshops.

* Regular Papers and Tech-Notes

    Regular papers should present original, highly innovative,
    prospective and forward-looking research in one or more of the
    categories given above. Just like regular papers, tech-notes should
    present directing research, but in very focused and compact format.
    Tech-notes are not understood as short papers condensed into less
    page space, but are intended to present pointed results at a high
    level of technicality. Submissions in this category will be handled
    electronically and must be in PDF or PostScript file format. Regular
    papers must not exceed 18 pages (or approx. 10000 words, including
    text, figures and references), tech-notes must not exceed 5 pages
    (or approx. 2500 words) formatted single column, single-spaced in
    Springer LNCS style available at
    http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. Accepted regular
    papers and tech-notes will be published in the conference
    proceedings. PERVASIVE 2004 will adopt a double-blind process for
    regular paper and tech-note review, where the identities of the
    authors are withheld from the reviewers and vice versa. Authors'
    names and their affiliations must not be revealed or mentioned
    anywhere in the paper or in the PDF or postscript file. Submitted
    papers and tech-notes must be original, unpublished work and not
    currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers
    not following these guidelines will not be considered for the review
    process. To submit a paper or tech-note, please refer to the paper
    submission link (available from October 1st, 2003) at the conference
    website. Questions about the papers and tech-notes submission
    process should be directed to the Program Committee Chair
    (A. Ferscha, Univ. Linz) at progchair@pervasive2004.org.

* Doctoral Colloquium

    The PERVASIVE 2004 doctoral colloquium, to be held right before the
    main conference during April 19-20 in Linz, Austria, invites PhD
    students and candidates to present, discuss and defend their
    work-in-progress or preliminary results in an international, agile
    and renowned audience of junior and senior researchers and
    developers in the pervasive computing field. Thesis position papers
    (5 pages or approx. 2500 words) are solicited relating a problem
    statement, methodological approach, potential for innovation and
    expected contribution to the international pervasive computing
    literature. Accepted submissions will be presented during the
    colloquium and will be included in the PERVASIVE 2004 adjunct
    proceedings. The PERVASIVE 2004 Doctoral Colloquium Certificate,
    signed by the international colloquium committee will be handed to
    the successful presenters. Further information can be obtained from
    the conference website or the Doctoral Colloquium Chair (G. Kotsis,
    Univ. Linz) at doctoral@pervasive2004.org.

* Videos

    Submissions are invited to present novel pervasive computing
    systems, devices or just designs, or demonstrate innovative styles
    of interaction or usability of those systems - in a lively format:
    as a video. Video clips should be no longer than 8 minutes and be
    accompanied by a 4 page (or approx. 2000 words) written summary. The
    author(s) of a video are expected to present a brief introduction at
    the conference, while all full videos will be presented during the
    PERVASIVE 2004 Video Night - a special event at a historic place in
    Vienna. Video papers will be published in the PERVASIVE 2004 adjunct
    proceedings, all video clips will be presented in the PERVASIVE 2004
    Video DVD. Further information can be obtained from the conference
    website or the Video Chair (H. Hörtner, Ars Electronica Center) at

* Tutorials and Workshops

    PERVASIVE 2004 tutorials will provide the dissemination of advanced
    concepts, technologies and skills to the participants. Tutorial
    submissions should focus on seminal and pioneering topics of
    pervasive computing or cover an outstanding new branch of pervasive
    computing research. Workshop sessions will provide inspiring and
    influencing discussion on pervasive computing topics. Each workshop
    aims at the sharing and consolidation of new research ideas and
    fosters future co-operations. Workshop proposals may be related to
    any topic of pervasive computing. Further information can be
    obtained from the conference website, the Tutorials Chair
    (tutorials@pervasive2004.org) or the Workshops Chair
    (workshops@pervasive2004.org) respectively.

* Conference Chairs

    General Chair
      Friedemann Mattern (ETH Zurich, CH)

    Program Committee Chair
      Alois Ferscha (Univ. Linz, A)

    Publicity Co-chairs
      Karin Anna Hummel (Univ. Vienna, A)
      Rene Mayrhofer (Univ. Linz, A)

* Program Committee

    Gregory Abowd (GA Tech, USA)
    Michael Beigl (Univ. Karlsruhe, D)
    Mark Billinghurst (Univ. Washington, USA)
    David De Roure (Univ. Southampton, UK)
    Anind K. Dey (Intel Research, USA)
    Elgar Fleisch (Univ. St. Gallen, CH)
    Hans Werner Gellersen (Lancaster Univ., UK)
    Lars Erik Holmquist (Viktoria Institute, S)
    Horst Hoertner (Ars Electronica Center, A)
    Tim Kindberg (HP Labs, USA)
    Gerd Kortuem (Lancaster Univ., UK)
    Gabriele Kotsis (Univ. Linz, A)
    Antonio Krueger (Saarland Univ., D)
    Marc Langheinrich (ETH Zurich, CH)
    Max Muehlhaeuser (TU Darmstadt, D)
    Joe Paradiso (MIT Media Lab, USA)
    Tom Pfeifer (GMD-FOKUS, D)
    Jun Rekimoto (Sony, JP)
    Thomas Rist (DFKI, D)
    Tom Rodden (Nottingham University, UK)
    Anthony Savidis (ICS Forth, GR)
    Bernt Schiele (ETH Zurich, CH)
    Dieter Schmalstieg (TU Wien, A)
    Albrecht Schmidt (Univ. Munich, D)
    Vincent Stanford (NIST, USA)
    Thad Starner (Georgia Tech., USA)
    Adam Wolisz (TU  Berlin, D)
    Franco Zambonelli (Univ. Modena & R.E., I)
    Albert Zomaya (Univ. of Sydney, AU)

* Important Dates

    Papers & Tech-Notes
      Submission (firm!)                             November 7, 2003
      Notification of Acceptance                    December 20, 2003
      Camera Ready Copy                              February 9, 2004

      Submissions                                    December 1, 2003
      Notification of Acceptance                     December 8, 2003
      Workshop calls online (by the organizers)      December 15, 2003

      Submissions                                    January 19, 2004
      Notification of Acceptance                    February 16, 2004
      Final Versions                                   March 15, 2004

    Doctoral Colloquium
      Submissions (firm!)                            January 12, 2004
      Nomination of Speakers                         February 9, 2004

    Conference Events
      Pre-conference Events (in Vienna)                April 20, 2004
      PERVASIVE 2004 Doctoral Colloquium (in Linz)  April 19-20, 2004
      Main Conference (in Vienna)                   April 21-23, 2004

* Additional Information

    For updated information about PERVASIVE 2004 please visit
    www.pervasive2004.org or send email to info@pervasive2004.org.

    (For your planning: Note that CHI2004 will be held in Vienna, Austria,
    April 24-29, 2004 - right after PERVASIVE 2004.)