Thursday, 28 May 2009

archibots : intelligent and adaptable built environments

September 30, 2009 in Orlando, Florida at Ubicomp 2009.

call Robotics embedded in our built environment will increasingly support and augment everyday work, school, entertainment, and leisure activities in an increasingly digital society.

A full-day workshop offering at Ubicomp, the International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Archibots aims to identify opportunities and challenges in research and education in the emerging area of “Architectural Robotics” - intelligent and adaptable physical environments at all scales.
For Archibots 2009, we seek position papers representing diverse perspectives from the extended ubicomp community exploring possibilities and defining an agenda for Architectural Robotics for the year 2019 and beyond. Workshop participants will discuss these perspectives and then, in teams, sketch short videos to envision possible futures. The collected videos of the workshop are intended to stream to the Video Program of the conference. The organizers plan to publish selected position papers as an edited book or a special issue of a journal, and also further relations with industry and allied disciplines.

organizers Keith Evan Green (Clemson U.) and Mark D. Gross (Carnegie Mellon U.)

scope We solicit position papers envisioning opportunities and challenges for Architectural Robotics to support and enhance human needs and desires, including, but not limited to:
• specific applications (e.g., work, health, play, elderly, disabled, children).
• re-configurable and modular robotics in buildings, public places, furniture...
• sociological and psychological implications of architectural robotics.
• programming buildings that sense, infer, and respond to human needs.
• intelligent building structures and systems with embedded robotics.
• the software and hardware infrastructure needed to realize archibots.
• teaching and learning architectural robotics.We encourage papers that go beyond a mere presentation of accomplished works; instead, we seek contributions to this emerging field that openly communicate techniques, methods and assemblies of architectural robotics and, more broadly, the challenges and prospects of architectural robotics which we recognize as technical, social and aesthetic.

submissions Paper submissions must be formatted according to the Ubicomp supplementary proceedings template (Word or Latex) and submitted in PDF to both and no later than 5pm EST on June 25, 2009. Papers must not exceed 6 pages and 10MB, including abstract, all figures, and references. Each submission should have one designated author who will participate in the conference, should the submission be accepted. Ubicomp will publish all workshop papers in a proceedings supplement. The supplement will not be included in the ACM digital library. Copyright of the published papers will remain with the authors

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