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Call for papers: International Workshop Smart Gadgets Meet Ubiquitous and Social Robots on the Web (UbiRobots'12)

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Call for papers:
ACM International Workshop Smart Gadgets Meet Ubiquitous and Social Robots on the Web (UbiRobots'12)
Pittsburgh, PA, USA, September 8, 2012
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Papers submission due date: June 10, 2012
Paper notification acceptance/rejected: June 23, 2012.
Camera-ready version available: July 2, 2012
Workshop day: September 8, 2012
Ubiquitous robots are smart software or physical service providers within ambient intelligence environments. The integration of these robots within cloud computing and ubiquitous computing technologies will enhance our daily lives. Ubiquitous robots as cognitive entities have been able to add value to services compared to traditional systems. They are able to coordinate their activities with other physical or logical entities, move around, sense and explore the environment, and decide, act or react to the situations they may face anywhere and anytime. In this multidisciplinary workshop, we would like to facilitate the discussions and build a bridge to strengthen the relationship between the ubiquitous computing, robotics and human-computer interaction communities. To allow for that, the workshop program will have invited speeches and papers from these communities that discuss the future trends, impacts and challenges for these fields and their combination, in addition to submitted papers and presentations. Without being restrictive, the workshop will cover the following topics:

• Ubiquitous computing frameworks vs. Ubiquitous robotics frameworks
• Interaction techniques for ubiquitous computing and ubiquitous robotics
• Context awareness and cognitive capabilities
• Ubiquitous robots integration within the semantic web and cloud computing
• Novel application fields of ubiquitous computing and ubiquitous robotics

Abdelghani Chibani (LISSI/UPEC University, France)
Craig Schlenoff (NIST, USA)
Edson Prestes (UFRGS, Brazil)
Yacine Amirat (LISSI/UPEC University, France)

Steering committee:
Anind K. Dey (CMU, USA)
Alessandro Saffiotti (Orebro University, Sweden)
Dimitris Plexousakis, (FORTH Research Institute, Greece)
Grigoris Antoniou (University of Huddersfield, UK)
Jean-Yves Tigli (Nice Sofia Antipolis University, France)
Karim Djouani (LISSI/UPEC University, France)
Khalil Drira (LAAS CNRS, France)
Norihiro Hagita (ATR Lab, Japan)
Rachid Alami (LAAS CNRS, France)
Sumi Helal (Florida University, USA)
Shigeki Sugano (Waseda University, Japan)
Stewart Tansley (Microsoft Research, USA)
Xing Xie (Microsoft Research, China)
Hong Seong Park (Kangwon National University, Korea)

Papers must be in 6-8 pages, including the abstract (no more than 150 words), all figures and references. All accepted papers will be included in the ACM digital library and the supplemental proceedings. The extended and reviewed version of the best papers will be published as a Special Issue in Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal (Elsevier).

Formatting and Submission
Papers and notes should be formatted according to the Ubicomp ACM Word or Latex template. Please download and use the required templates to prepare your submission. Submissions must be in PDF format and conform to the guidelines specified in this call. For papers submission will be done through the following link: