4th International Workshop on Ubiquitous Personal Assistance (UPA’19), co-located with UbiComp/ISWC 2019 in London, UK on September 9, 2019.
Scope and Aims
Early visions of digital Personal Assistants (PAs) have been successfully implemented in combination with Artificial Intelligence (AI) into so-called IPAs, e.g., Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon’s Alexa. However, such digital assistants are still far from being capable of supporting humans unobtrusively in every aspect of their lives, falling particularly short when compared to the capabilities of human personal assistants.
Ubiquitous personal assistance (UPA) refers to the next era of digital personal assistants. Specifically, UPA refines and complements the concept of IPA by considering (i) advanced personalization (including detection of user’s intents), (ii) proactive or even autonomous support, (iii) a single point of ubiquitous assistance, (iv) the combination of different coordinated assistants and assistance use cases, and (v) the unobtrusive integration of the user in the loop to adjust the underlying machine learning models.
The Fourth International Workshop on Ubiquitous Personal Assistance (UPA’19) aims to share experiences of current research endeavors on digital personal assistance. We invite submissions of papers focused on advancing towards digital assistants that provide a high level of personalization, through proactive and effective support of users’ activities, in an unobtrusive manner. In particular, we wish to put forward the discussion on how digital assistants can provide unobtrusive guidance and support for specific endeavors of people’s lives, such as those related to training/education, professional, and personal activities. Furthermore, this workshop seeks to find novel ways to exploit cognitive aspects, such as users’ intentions, motivations, and emotions, to build digital assistants that better fit each particular user.
Areas of Interest
Relevant workshop topics include but are not limited to:
Submission deadline: June 28, 2019 (23:59 AoE) — Extended, Firm
Paper notification: July 9, 2019
Camera-ready deadline: July 12, 2019
Workshop date: September 9, 2019
We invite submissions with a length of 5 to 9 pages (incl. figures, references), ranging from motivated opinions or viewpoints on UPA, over work-in-progress or short technical papers, to full research papers.
All submitted papers must be written in English and prepared in the ACM SIGCHI portrait template format (Word | LaTeX). Latex documents should use the "sigchi" template style. Word users should use the interim template.
The right template to prepare your manuscript can be found in the following links:
The accepted papers will be published in supplemental proceedings of the UbiComp/ISWC 2019 conference and included in the ACM Digital Library.
The submissions will made through Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=upa19