Held in conjunction with Ubicomp 2012
Accepted papers are listed here!
Ubiquitous computing has often presented the future digital home as a mix of rich computing, networking and sensing infrastructure that seamlessly interacts with the inhabitants to enable new and enjoyable experiences, applications and services. Today’s reality, however, is far from that. The digital home has already migrated into many homes in a piecemeal manner. The home of today is a complex mix of heterogeneous technologies, operating with limited coordination, and certainly not offering the set of services originally imagined. Furthermore as the number of devices inside the home and their functionality continue to increase, the complexity involved in managing, troubleshooting and securing digital technology in the home will become a major overhead for users and a barrier to the adoption of new technology.
Overcoming these barriers requires a user-centered approach to developing systems for the digital home. Such an approach would provide careful considerations to the needs of inhabitants in the home who may lack the technical skills needed to setup, manage and secure digital systems or the inclination to do so.
HomeSys will foster this approach by bringing together researchers and practitioners from the multiple disciplines of networking, systems, HCI, ubiquitous computing and security. HomeSys will provide a platform to share new ideas and experiences and to discuss the challenges and important questions posed by today’s and future technology in the digital home. HomeSys builds upon the two successful ACM SIGCOMM HomeNets workshops (2011, 2010) and aims to be the premier workshop for user-centered digital home technology.
We solicit stimulating, original, previously unpublished ideas on completed work, position papers, and/or work-in-progress papers. We further encourage papers that propose new research directions or could generate lively debate at the workshop.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
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List of accepted papers can be found here
Instructions for the camera ready papers are included on the submission guidelines page
Camera ready deadline is Monday July 9th
Deadline extended to 8th June (midnight PST)
Submission site is up here
HomeSys 2012 website setup