Moved to AAAI 2012 http://activitycontext.org/aaai12
(We are moving this workshop from CHI’12 to AAAI ’12)
CHI 2012 Extended Abstract Activity Context Representation Workshop (PDF)
January 23, 2012 January 13, 2012: Workshop submissions due to organizers [Updated due date to accomodate multiple participants' schedules] February 1o, 2012: Notifications sent to authors April 20, 2012: List of participants due at CHI May 5-6, 2012: Workshop at Austin, TX
Description: Pervasive context-aware computing technologies are essential enablers for next generation applications for the digital workplace, consumer electronics, research, education, government and health-care. Context-aware cognitive support requires activity and context information to be captured and, ever more often, moved across devices – securely, efficiently and with multi-device interoperability. This workshop builds on techniques to represent context within activity models using a synthesis of HCI/CSCW and AI approaches to improve the human-computer interface for enhanced human performance of knowledge work, including reducing demands on people, such as the cognitive load inherent in activity/context switching.
We will explore task and context modeling issues of capture, representation, exchange, standardization and interoperability for creating context-aware and activity-based assistive cognition tools, including but not limited to the following (details available at http://activitycontext.org/about/research-questions-to-be-explored/):
- Activity Modeling, Representation, Recognition, Detection, and
- Context Capture and Representation within Activities
- Semantic Activity Reasoning
- Information integration and Exchange
- Use-cases/Scenarios, Architectures and Prerequisites
- Security and Privacy
The objectives and intended end results of the workshop are (please see details at http://activitycontext.org/about/intended-outcomes/):
1. Discuss and review/revise initial drafts of structure of potential Activity Context Representation and Exchange Languages
2. Explore fresh topics by discussing position papers/proposals building on key research focus areas.
3. Augment the core research group, identify new collaborations, and formalize an international academic and industrial consortium to significantly augment existing standards/drafts/proposals and create new research initiatives.
Format of workshop: This two day workshop will include keynotes, invited comprehensive reviews, open panel focusing on key research directions, new proposals on synthesis of approaches or questioning existing methods, and formation of working groups to investigate sub-areas during the year. The size of the workshop will be 20 researchers.
Participants should submit 4-8 page proposals/position papers in the standard SIG-CHI Extended Abstract format or provide a 1-2 page statement of interest along with a description of their related work and publications. These submissions will be peer-reviewed. Please email all submissions, statements, or requests to be on this workshop’s mailing list to Vikas Agrawal email@example.com
At least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop and all participants must register for the workshop and for at least one day of the conference.