PerInt 2012 : PerInt 2012: Pervasive Intelligibility: Second Workshop on Intelligibility and Control in Pervasive Computing
Call For Papers
Pervasive Intelligibility: Second Workshop on Intelligibility and
Control in Pervasive Computing -- Call for Papers
Newcastle, UK in conjunction with Pervasive 2012
Submission Deadline: March 09, 2012
Notification to Authors: April 02, 2012
Camera-Ready Papers: April 20, 2012
Workshop: June 18, 2012
Due to the proactive and complex dynamics of pervasive computing
applications, it is important that systems are intelligible (or
scrutable) to allow end-users to understand "what the systems know,
how they know it, and what they are doing". Furthermore, these systems
should put end-users at the center of control by empowering them to
better co-ordinate, control, and personalize pervasive systems.
Intelligibility and control are crucial to improve the usability of
these novel, and possibly unintuitive, systems and to help users
understand, appreciate, trust, and ultimately adopt them.
The aim of the Pervasive Intelligibility workshop series is to provide
a forum for specifying, designing, developing and evaluating
intelligible and user-controllable pervasive computing systems.
Drawing upon the state-of-the-art, our goal is to refine existing and
identify new directions for research in intelligibility and
user-centric controls for pervasive computing that will foster further
work in the community.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Novel applications and prototypes demonstrating the implementation
and implications of intelligibility and control.
* Programming techniques (e.g., design patterns, models), algorithms,
middleware, toolkits and tools to support intelligibility and/or
control, including work on how machine learning algorithms can be
made intelligible and controllable, techniques to explain and
configure ubicomp middleware, and tools for end-user programming.
* Interaction techniques and user interfaces to support
intelligibility and/or control, including solutions for challenging
interaction contexts (e.g., tangibles, wearables).
* Information visualization techniques to help users better interpret
explanations from pervasive computing applications and better
understand how they can control them.
* User studies of pervasive computing systems and experience reports
addressing end-user needs and discussing issues of intelligibility
* Ethnographic, cognitive psychological, or social science studies
about how users understand and seek to control ubicomp systems and
* Models, theory and conceptual frameworks about how users understand
and interact with pervasive systems.
* Evaluation criteria and methods to assess support for
intelligibility and control in pervasive computing systems.
There will be two separate categories for submission:
* Research Contributions should introduce novel concepts and present new
insights and must not exceed 6 pages (ACM Format).
* Position Statements may be up to 2 pages (ACM Format). They should
outline a person's interest and experience in topic of the workshop.
Authors are encouraged to submit to both categories, if considered
appropriate. Supplementary material (e.g., videos) can be submitted
as well and will be made available on the workshop website before the
start of the workshop.
Accepted papers will be published online on the workshop website and
will be included in the electronic conference proceedings. In
addition, authors of selected submissions will be invited to submit
extended versions to a special issue of a journal or possibly an
Contributions must be submitted through the EasyChair submission
system no later than March 2, 2012, and should be in PDF
format. More details can be found on the workshop website. If you have
any further questions, we encourage you to contact the organizers at
Jo Vermeulen (Hasselt University, Belgium)
Brian Y. Lim (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Fahim Kawsar (Bell Labs, Belgium)
Margaret Burnett (Oregon State University, USA)
Karin Coninx (Hasselt University, Belgium)
Joëlle Coutaz (University of Grenoble, France)
Anind Dey (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Hans Gellersen (Lancaster University, UK)
Judy Kay (University of Sydney, Australia)
Kris Luyten (Hasselt University, Belgium)
Tatsuo Nakajima (Waseda University, Japan)
Aaron Quigley (University of St. Andrews, UK)
Hide Tokuda (Keio University, Japan)