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UbiMount 2016 : UbiMount - Ubiquitous Computing in the Mountains


When Sep 12, 2016 - Sep 13, 2016
Where Heidelberg, Germany
Submission Deadline Jun 3, 2016
Notification Due Jun 24, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 1, 2016
Categories    mountaineering   sports technologies   ubiquitous computing   wearable computing

Call For Papers

UbiMount - Ubiquitous Computing in the Mountains
An Ubicomp'16 Workshop - Heidelberg, Germany

Workshop homepage:
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The "UbiMount - Ubiquitous Computing in the Mountains" workshop
addresses the challenges that arise when UbiComp technology is applied
to activities in the mountains. The ubiquity of technology in our
everyday life raises the question if and how ubiquitous computing can
inform novel technologies to support rock climbing, hiking, mountain
biking, paragliding, or skiing. These technologies can be used to
guide, monitor, track and - in case of emergency - assist users during
their adventurous activities in the mountains.

This workshop focuses on the challenge of designing UbiComp
technologies and user experiences for alpine sports. We welcome
researchers and practitioners working on wearable technologies and
sensors, user research, design cases, and prototype development
related to technology in mountaineering in general.

The two day workshop will include short presentations, hands-on group
projects with current technologies (including wearables, 3D scanners
and cameras, software systems, and drones) and an optional field trip.
At the field trip on the second day one can try out the projects
developed on the first day either at a local outdoor climbing spot or
during a hike in the Heidelberg area.

To apply to the workshop, submit a max. 4 page position or research
paper in SIGCHI Extended Abstract format (references will not count
towards page limit), through the Easy Chair submission system (see
workshop webpage). The submission deadline is June 3, 2016. The papers
will be reviewed by the workshop organizers and program committee.
Accepted position papers will be made available at the workshop
webpage, while accepted research papers will be included in the ACM
Digital Library and supplemental proceedings of UbiComp 2016. Upon
acceptance, at least one author of each accepted paper must attend the
workshop. All participants must register for both the workshop and for
at least one day of the conference.

The workshop welcomes submissions addressing one or more but not
limiting to the following topics:
- Design and implementation of (ambient) assistive real-time systems
and the adequate use of notifications
- Social acceptance of technology use in alpine activities
- Novel navigation systems, tailored for the special needs in
mountaineering or climbing
- Systems that enable disabled or impaired people to pursue outdoor activities
- Emergency or quick response systems for e.g. mountain rescue
- Tools and methods for movement analysis
- Interaction techniques for motor skills learning
- Wearable computing technologies for mountaineers

- Submission deadline for workshop papers: June 3, 2016
- Notification of acceptance: June 24, 2016
- Deadline for camera ready version: July 1, 2016
- Workshop: September 12-13, 2016

Florian Daiber, DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany
Johannes Schöning, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
Keith Cheverst, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Jonna Häkkilä, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
Massimo Zancanaro, FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
Cassim Ladha, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Felix Kosmalla, DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany
Frederik Wiehr, DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany

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