Ubicomp 2014, Workshop on
“The Superorganism of Massive Collective Wearables”
This workshop 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, codependence 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.
|Submission deadline||June 2nd, 2014|
|Extended deadline||July 2nd, 2014|
|Notification of acceptance||July 2nd, 2014|
|Camera ready version due||July 6th, 2014|
|Early registration deadline||July 18th, 2014|
|Workshop at the conference||September 13, 2014|
For registration issues, participation fees, etc. we refer to the Ubicomp 2014 website.
Alois Ferscha, University of Linz, Austria
Paul Lukowicz, DFKI, Germany
Franco Zambonelli, University di Modena, Italy
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