This award supports a Doctoral Colloquium (DC) at the 12th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2010) to be held September 26 - 29, 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing is the premier outlet for novel research contributions that advance the state of the art in the design, development, deployment, evaluation and understanding of ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) systems. The conference is a competitive and interdisciplinary venue of publishing and presenting research that spans and integrates pervasive, wireless, embedded, wearable and/or mobile technologies to bridge the gaps between the digital and physical worlds.
Intellectual interaction with experts and peers will broaden the students? perspective about the future directions of research in a range of topics connected to Ubiquitous Computing. It will also enable the students to network with each other and with the experts. Finally, the focused attention and unique exposure given to the students will in and by itself draw and attract more students to work in the Ubiquitous Computing area. This should hopefully increase the number of graduates in this area, which should drive innovation and generate highly trained workforce working in field of Ubiquitous Computing.
This award helped to support he Ubicomp 2010 Doctoral Colloquium and the US-based participants. In addition to the Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chairs, Elaine Huang and Mike Hazas, 2 internationally respected panelists, Shwetak Patel and AJ Brush, provided feedback to 10 doctoral students on their ongoing thesis work. The experts worked to best guide the doctoral students towards a successful completion of their PhD thesis on a ubicomp-related project. Doctoral students came from many different institutions including UC San Diego and Carnegie Mellon University, and covered a diverse set of topics related to ubiquitous computing. The list of students and their thesis work is below: Supporting Self-Expression for Informal Communication Lisa G. Cowan, University of California, San Diego Routine as Resource for the Design of Learning Systems Scott Davidoff, Carnegie Mellon University Design Dimensions of Ambient Information Systems to Assist Elderly with Their Activities of Daily Living Juan Pablo García Vazquez, Autonomous University of Baja California Marcela D. Rodriguez, Autonomous University of Baja California Ángel G. Andrade, Autonomous University of Baja California Infrastructure Awareness Juan David Hincapie-Ramos, IT University of Copenhagen Goal-Driven Opportunistic Sensing Marc Kurz, Johannes Kepler University Linz Embedded Assessment of Wellness with Smart Home Sensors Matthew L. Lee, Carnegie Mellon University Improving Trust in Context-Aware Applications with Intelligibility Brian Y. Lim, Carnegie Mellon University A Holistic Multipurpose Life-Log Framework Reza Rawassizadeh, Vienna University of Technology Improving Intelligibility and Control in Ubicomp Jo Vermeulen, Hasselt University Context as a Service Michael Wagner, University of Kassel