Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing:
Special Issue on MEMORY AND SHARING OF EXPERIENCES
THEME: Memory and Sharing of Experiences
Ubiquitous computing environment will become a strong infrastructure
to record experiences of people in the real world because it will
network a lot of wide spread sensors that can capture the activities
of people continuously in various aspects. The Journal of Personal
and Ubiquitous Computing calls for articles on the theme of "Memory
and sharing of experiences" that is an important issue of ubiquitous
computing paradigm including networked sensors, smart appliances and
The experiences here include activities such as writing, drawing,
speaking, meeting, sports, traveling etc., in personal or group
context, and interactions with other people and/or artificial
artifacts. Recorded experiences by means of digital video, tactile
sensors, location tracking device, etc. can be used as a source for
various tasks in daily life, business, education and security. They
include, for example, multi-media memory aids, reference for context
recognition, creation of a model of person's activities and
story-telling of life. The useful and computational log can be
obtained by ubiquitous sensor networks and effective tagging systems.
Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):
- Experience Capture
- Extensive logs and ubiquitous sensor networks
- Effective tagging system
- Smart appliances
- Wearable devices and system
- Experience Database
- Multimedia annotation and search
- Summarization and presentation of experience
- Interaction corpora
- Experience Log Applications
- Sharing experience and tips
- Memory aid / Safety net
- Life memory and story-telling
- Knowledge sharing/creation through interaction
- Miscellaneous issues
- Analysis of human behavior
- Social model of experience sharing and privacy issues
Submissions should be e-mailed as a PDF file directly to the three editors of the special issue.
Additional information regarding journal submissions is available at:
The deadline for receiving submissions is October 15, 2004. All
contributions will be peer reviewed based on the journal's standard.
We encourage potential authors to contact the editors well before the
final deadline. Draft submissions are welcome if authors seek early
feedback. For further information or to discuss a possible
contribution, please contact the special issue editors, Kenji Mase,
Yasuyuki Sumi, and Sidney Fels.
- October 15, 2004: submissions due
- December 15, 2004: authors notified (accept, reject, revise&resubmit)
- January 31, 2004: revised versions of paper due
- Early March, 2005: authors notified (for resubmitted papers)
RELATED INFORMATION (Recommended readings)
Prior to this special issue, a workshop on the same theme was held in
conjunction with Second International Conference on Pervasive
Computing (PERVASIVE 2004), in Vienna.
Related information and the papers presented at the workshop are
ABOUT THE EDITORS
is a Professor at Information Technology Center and Graduate School of
Information Science of Nagoya University, Japan. He is also a
visiting group leader of ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research
Institute International) Media Information Science Laboratories. His
research interests include gesture recognition, artificial
intelligence and their applications for computer-mediated
communications, experience sharing and memory aid by computer. He
joined the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation(NTT) in 1981.
He received the Ph.D. degrees in Information Engineering from Nagoya
University in 1992. He was a visiting researcher at the Media
Laboratory, MIT in 1988-1989. He has been with ATR in 1995-2002.
is an Associate Professor at Dept. of Intelligence Science and
Technology in Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan.
He is also a visiting researcher of ATR Media Information Science
He received his B.Eng. degree from Waseda University in 1990, and
M.Eng. and D.Eng. degrees in information engineering from the
University of Tokyo in 1992 and 1995, respectively.
His research interests include knowledge-based systems, creativity
supporting systems, interface/social agents, ubiquitous/wearable
computing, Web intelligence, multimedia processing, and their
applications for facilitating human interaction and collaboration.
For last five years, he had been a main member of a project to build a
personal agent system for guiding its users according their contexts
and facilitating their communications during tours in museums,
conferences, trade shows, etc.
More recently, he started a new project to capture, understand, and
facilitate human interactions by wearable/ubiquitous systems.
These results were presented (with Kenji Mase) at last three years of
He has also organized an international workshop at CSCW 2000.
has been in the department of Electrical & Computer
Engineering at the University of British Columbia since 1998.
He received his Ph. D. and M.Sc. in Computer Science at the University
of Toronto in 1994 and 1990 respectively.
He received his B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at the University of
Waterloo in 1988.
He was a visiting researcher at ATR Media Integration &
Communications Research Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan from 1996 to
He also worked at Virtual Technologies Inc. in Palo Alto, CA
developing the GesturePlus system and the CyberServer in 1995.
His research interests are in human-computer interaction, neural
networks, intelligent agents, new interfaces for musical expression
and interactive arts.
last updated: September 1st, 2004 by Yasuyuki Sumi