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Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan (Nov. 25-28, 2007)

Organized by IPSJ SIGUBI, IEICE USN, UCN(Korea)
in cooperation with IEEE Tokyo Section, IPSJ SIGEMB, IEICE Smart Info-media Systems Technical Group, and Human Interface Society


UCS2007 Workshops

Workshop Venue

The workshops will be held in 10th Floor, Building #7, Kanda Compus, Tokyo Denki University, which is close to the Akihabara city. For the details of access information, please refer to Local Information page.
ScheduleRoom
W1 14:00-18:40 7X01
W2 13:00-15:00 7X02
W3 15:00-18:00 7X03
W4 15:00 - 17:30 7X02

W1: The First Workshop on Community Computing

Organizers: Minkoo Kim (Ajou University) and Hideyuki Nakashima (Future University, Hakodate)

Workshop Web: http://ceai.ajou.ac.kr/CC/CommCom2007/index.html

Community computing is a new paradigm for building ubiquitous systems which can solve problems by the collaboration of entities in ubiquitous environment. Community computing makes the collaborative and adaptive service development more intuitive and natural. Many people are researching various topics for community computing including context modeling, wireless and sensor networks, and smart objects in the field of ubiquitous computing. This workshop is intended to act as a focal point for researchers and practitioners whose works are related to community computing, to enable them to share their ideas and experiences.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Models or Studies for cooperation system in Ubiquitous environment
  • Smart Object Designs and implementations for Community Computing
  • Middleware or infrastructure for Community Computing
  • Context Modeling for Community Computing
  • Security and Privacy issues in Community Computing
  • Case Studies with Community Computing Systems
  • Communication issues in Community Computing
  • Collaboration with Multi-Agent System


  • Contact: Minsoo Kim(visual[AT]ajou.ac.kr), Ajou Univ., Korea

W2: The Fourth Workshop for Ubiquitous Networking and Enablers to Context-Aware Services

Chair organizer: Shinji Shimojo (Osaka University)
Organizers: Yuuichi TERANISHI & Kaname HARUMOTO (Osaka University), Junzo KAMAHARA (Kobe University), Takeshi OKUDA (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Hiroshi SUNAGA & Michiharu TAKEMOTO (NTT).

A "ubiquitous networking" is a federated network technology which supports various enablers such as 3G mobiles, RFID tags, sensors, actuators, etc. It has enough capability to deal with huge number of IP packets generated from enablers. At the same time, a lot of broadband contents are requested to be delivered with perfectly controlled QoS. Efficient and scalable routing and transport mechanism for supporting such various traffics are fundamental requirement on the network.

From a service perspective, a number of context or ambient aware services are envisaged for "ubiquitous networking." A service platform will manage and create services based on the context. There should be discussions how to collect and generate user context, how to create or synthesize services efficiently, and how to develop such systems using emerging software and hardware technologies. There could be also discussions how to control network performance based on user policy or service level agreement. Providing robust security over all ubiquitous networks in a simple fashion is an important issue associated with service provisioning to users. Keeping privacy in ubiquitous networks is also a big issue.

The other important aspect is enablers or ubiquitous objects themselves where users are commonly faced with. What is a suitable design and implementation of such objects? How they could be connected to a ubiquitous network to provide contexts or how could they communicate with each other? This Workshop is one of the best opportunities to address this theme in sufficient depth and breadth, and is intended to share knowledge and exchange ideas, thereby promoting new studies and research topics in this area. Papers should be sent to the Organizers at "ucs2007-ws-ubiq-nw[AT]lab.ntt.co.jp" no later than 31 Aug., 2007.

    Contact: Michiharu TAKEMOTO (takemoto[AT]computer.org), NTT

W3: The First International Workshop on Dependable Ubiquiotus Nodes (IWDUN)

Organizers: Hideyuki Tokuda, Kazunori Takashio, Jin Nakazawa, Masayuki Iwai (Keio University)
Michael Beigl(TU Braunschweig)


Workshop Web: http://www.ht.sfc.keio.ac.jp/iwdun2007

Recent years have seen a rapid proliferation of micro ubiquitous nodes. As well as o-the-shelf cellular phones, mobile audio players, and portable game devices, wireless sensor nodes are of great interest for researchers especially for devel- oping ubiquitous computing systems. Among those proposed by the academia, particle nodes and Motes have been commercialized so that we can deploy them for practical applications like environmental monitoring, remote health care, and context captures. Despite the range of development of sensor nodes, systems support that ensures their dependability has not been investigated. We believe that the use of such micro ubiquitous nodes in practical applications necessi-tates the systems support that enables users to leverage from those applications without being burdened by malfunction of the nodes, malicious users attacking them, or inconsistent behaviors of them. The primary motivation of this work- shop is hence to nding research issues inherent in achieving dependable micro ubiquitous nodes, looking at existing research on them, and systems on them.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Application Scenarios Deserving Dependability
  • Middleware Support for Dependability
  • Operating Systems Support for Dependability
  • Surveys on Dependability for Embedded Systems
  • Programming Paradigm
  • Operating Systems Model
  • Experiences on Dependable Sensor Nodes
  • Micro Ubiquitous Nodes


  • Contact: Masayuki Iwai(tailor[AT]ht.sfc.keio.ac.jp), Keio University, Japsan

W4: Int'l Workshop on Real Field Identification (RFId2007)

Organizers: Sozo Inoue(Kyusyu University), Mitsuo Tsukada (NTT), Marc Langheinrich (ETH), George Roussos (Univ. London), Benessa Defend (UMASS Amherst), Yasunobu Nohara (Kyushu Univ.), Yuichiro Yamaguchi (Oki Electric), Tomoki Yoshihisa (Kyoto Univ.), Yutaka Yanagisawa (NTT)

Workshop Web: http://rd.lib.kyushu-u.ac.jp/RFId2007/

We define RFId (Real Field IDentification) as a technology for identifying, recognizing, and/or authenticating objects, events, and/or contexts in the real world. It includes of course RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification), smart devices as sensors, and/or various recognition techniques, with a strong tie with platform software/hardware, and applications. As a result of recent proposals and trials for the technology, fundamental techniques are facing the needs to be tried in the real field, and application experiences are to be fed back to new research challenges. In this workshop, we encourage contributions for interacting these aspects of RFId.

Topics: RFId as/for

  • Identification (with/without new devices)
  • Recognition
  • Infrastructure
  • Location Services
  • Security/Privacy
  • Data Management
  • Scalability
  • Deployment
  • Real Applications
  • Business Models
  • Social Acceptance


  • Contact: Sozo Inoue(sozo[AT]c.csce.kyushu-u.ac.jp), Kyusyu University