Ubicomp 2015, Workshop on
“Collective Adaptation in Very Large Scale Ubicomp: Towards a Superorganism of Wearables”

This workshop (following up on the UBICOMP 2014 WS in Seattle) asks questions on the potential and opportunities of turning massively deployed wearable systems to a globe-spanning superorganism of socially interactive personal digital assistants. While individual wearables are of heterogeneous provenance and typically act autonomously, it stands to reason that they can (and will) self-organize into large scale cooperative collectives, with humans being mostly out-of-the-loop. A common objective or central controller may thereby not be assumed, but rather volatile
network topologies, co-dependence and internal competition, non-linear and non-continuous dynamics, and sub-ideal, failure-prone operation. We refer to these emerging massive collectives of wearables as a “superorganism”, since they exhibit properties of a living organism (like e.g. ‘collective intelligence’) on their own. Collected Ideas of the 1st Workshop at UbiComp14 can be found at https://www.pervasive.jku.at/ubicomp14/)

Get the full CfP in PDF-Format.

Important dates

Submission deadline
June 8th, 2015 (Full Papers)
Sept. 5th, 2015 (Position Papers)
Notification of acceptance June 15th, 2015 (Full Papers)
Sept. 6th, 2015 (Position Papers)
Camera ready version due July 3rd, 2015
Workshop at the conference September 7th, 2015

For registration issues, participation fees, etc. we refer to the Ubicomp 2015 website.


Alois Ferscha, University of Linz, Austria
Paul Lukowicz, DFKI, Germany
Franco Zambonelli, University di Modena, Italy


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Workshop on “Collective Adaptation in Very Large Scale Ubicomp”