UbiMount - 2nd workshop on ubiquitous
computing in the mountains
A UBICOMP'17 Workshop - Maui, Hawaii, USA
This workshop is building on the ideas and findings of the successful UbiMount '17 workshop and aims to further explore the newly established research direction of ubiquitous computing in the mountains. During this one day workshop the participants will present their positions and research, followed by a demo session and group exercises.
The 2nd "UbiMount - Ubiquitous Computing in the Mountains" workshop builds upon the successful UbiComp'16 workshop and 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 one day workshop will include short presentations, a demo session (demos that are not part of a paper are also highly encouraged) and interactive group exercises around the mountain environments.
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 9, 2017. 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 2017. 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:
The concrete program is currently beeing finaliced and will be announced here and via our social media channels.
If you are interested in the general topic of human computer interaction in nature, please consider to join or submit to the events below.