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SIPC 2012 : The Second IEEE International Workshop on Social Implications of Pervasive Computing

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Link: http://www.sipc2012.blogspot.com
 
When Mar 19, 2012 - Mar 23, 2012
Where Lugano, Switzerland
Submission Deadline Oct 30, 2011
Notification Due Dec 21, 2011
 

Call For Papers

SECOND IEEE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF PERVASIVE COMPUTING (SIPC ’12)

URL: http://sipc2012.blogspot.com/

Lugano, Switzerland, March 19 – 23, 2012

in conjunction with the Tenth IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and
Communications - PerCom 2012 (http//www.percom.org/)

Call for Papers

Background
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The technology associated with Pervasive Computing (PC) is progressively approaching levels of sufficient accuracy, dependability and suitable cost. As a result, we will soon see a shift from implementations in controlled research laboratories to implementations in real world everyday applications; the next stage in the development of PC. PC technologies have the potential for literal pervasive use in almost all public, personal and commercial aspects of our lives. This ubiquity will enable and lead to the emergence of new unprecedented applications on a previously unseen scale. The benefits of this technology are numerous and wide ranging, but alongside this are the implications of the technology, brought about by the scale of PC and its use.
Research into the social aspects of PC has thus far generally focused on the positive applications of the technology, with insufficient discussion of its potential high impacting social consequences. The intention of this workshop is to focus on and explore the social implications of PC, and from this to develop theories, methods and guidelines to encourage the technology to achieve maximum benefit, with minimal consequence. If the implications of pervasive computing are to be prevented/minimised, research must be discussed and conducted now, while the technology is still in development. This will lead to guidance for the wider PC community, and provide with sufficient time to consider the impact of the technology being developed.

Areas of Interest
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The multidiscipline technical areas that the workshop aims to discuss include (but are not limited to):
- Making the invisible socially acceptable
- Delegation of individual and collective control
- Social trust in pervasive computing
- Information accuracy/dependability
- Influence through increased availability of information
- Pervasive computing and the public sphere
- The physical, social and legal boundaries of pervasive computing
- Location tracking of people and objects: privacy issues
- Real world implementations
- Socially acceptable design: guidelines
- Models of implications/user responses

The focus of this year’s workshop is on real world implementations of location tracking systems, and the affect of such systems on their users’ attitude and behaviour. Papers discussing the following themes are of particular interest:
- Examples of location aware technology deployed in real environments; including, private/public and indoor/outdoor spaces and the transitions between them.
- Impact of the deployed technological solutions on the users and management of the technology in light of this.
- The impact of the data obtained by the location aware technology, and its use in developing new services and applications, on the users.

Submission and Participation
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Potential workshop attendees are invited to submit papers which address at least one relevant social implication of pervasive computing and discuss how researchers can influence the direction of development. Papers should contain original material and not be previously published or under consideration elsewhere. Manuscripts are limited to a maximum of 6 pages in IEEE 8.5×11 conference format, and should be formatted in accordance with the IEEE Computer Society author guidelines. Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press as a part of the PerCom 2012 Proceedings and will be included and indexed on the IEEE digital libraries (Xplore).
At least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend the workshop. A single full conference registration fee is required, covering attendance to both the SIPC workshop and the PerCom conference. Authors who fail to attend and present at the workshop will not have their paper published in the IEEE Digital Library. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee, and chosen according to their relevance to the scope of the workshop, the quality and originality of the submission, and their ability to stimulate and balance discussions.
The organizers will try to consider as many submissions as possible to help assemble a large community of researchers interested in the social challenges of pervasive computing. A series of high profile journals and periodicals will be approached by the organisers with the possibility of having a special issue, to which the best papers from the workshop will be invited to submit revised and extended versions of their papers.

Any enquiries should be sent to: sipcworkshop@gmail.com.

Important Dates
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Submission Deadline: October 30, 2011
Notification: December 21, 2011
Camera Ready Papers: Late January, 2012
Workshop: TBA

Organising Committee
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Dr Stuart Moran (University of Reading, UK)
Dr Irene Lopez de Vallejo (Tekniker IK4, Spain)

Programme Committee
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Dr Tibor Bosse (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
Prof. Terrence Fernando (University of Salford, UK)
Prof. Tatu Koljonen (Technical Research Center, Finland)
Dr Vassilis Kostakos (University of Madeira, Portugal/Carnegie Mellon University, US)
Dr Irene Lopez de Vallejo (Tekniker IK4, Spain)
Dr Stuart Moran (University of Reading, UK)
Dr Keiichi Nakata (University of Reading, UK)
Prof. John Soldatos (AIT, Greece/Carnegie Mellon University, US)
Prof. Sarah Spiekermann (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)

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