Second Workshop on Pervasive Computing Education, PerEd'09

September 30, 2009
Orlando, Florida USA

Held in conjunction with
Ubicomp 2009, the Eleventh International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing

Featuring Invited talk by Leah Buechley (MIT Media Lab) on Pervasive Computing, Materials, and Education


  The actual papers from the Papers sessions are available in the workshop proceedings

  8:30Opening and Introductions
  8:45Invited Talk
Pervasive Computing, Materials, and Education
Leah Buechley , MIT Media Lab
A Contextual Learning Game for Toddlers Installed on an Interactive Display Attached to a Shopping Cart
Gerrit Kahl, Karin Leichtenstern, Johannes Schöning, Lübomira Spassova, Antonio Krüger
(discussant: Bill Griswold)
Ubibot - Prototyping Infrastructure for Mobile Context-Aware Computing
Erwin Vedar, W. Brian Evans, William G. Griswold
(discussant: John Krumm)
Teaching Smart Environments and Co-operative Ensembles
Sebastian Bader, Thomas Kirste, Christoph Burghardt
(discussant: Shwetak Patel)
Introducing TU100 "My Digital Life": Ubiquitous computing in a distance learning environment
Mike Richards, John Woodthorpe
(discussant: Gregory Abowd)
Public Digital Note-Taking in Lectures
Roshni Malani, William G. Griswold, Beth Simon
(discussant: Gregory Abowd)
  2:45Invited Talk
Creating a New Book of Tutorials: Ubiquitous Computing Fundamentals
John Krumm, Microsoft Research Redmond
  4:00Closing Discussion

Call for Submissions. You are invited to submit to the Second Workshop on Pervasive Computing Education, PerEd 2009, to be held in conjunction with Ubicomp 2009.

Important Dates:

Ubicomp 2009 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.

Here is a PDF of the call. Full submission details are provided below.

To bring the field of ubiquitous computing to maturity, it is important to address the educational aspects of the field, as well as its technical aspects. There is a growing need to better prepare students for graduate research and for positions in industry and government. Teaching the subject of ubiquitous computing requires innovation, however. It is truly a multidisciplinary field that includes aspects of human computer interaction, low-power system design, networking, wireless communication, computer architecture, operating systems, embedded system design, sensors and actuators, and, no doubt, other topics. Teaching such a multidisciplinary field and offering compelling design and research experiences to students in classes offers challenges to those in academia. Ubiquitous computing technology also presents new opportunities for improving teaching and learning.

The Second Workshop on Pervasive Computing Education will provide a forum to discuss requirements, barriers, and approaches to pervasive computing education and to present innovative courses and design projects in pervasive computing and communications, mobile computing and communications, wearable computing, ad hoc networking, and related topics. The workshop will be organized around the following themes:

The all-day workshop will include invited talks, peer-reviewed papers, technology demonstrations, and work-in-progress presentations. The workshop will have an open format to encourage extended discussion of the presented works and emergent topics.

Details of the first Pervasive Education Workshop, held in 2004 in conjunction with PerCom, can be found at the original workshop site.

Submission Details

All submissions must follow the Workshops template provided on the Ubicomp'09 website.

Submissions are solicited in the following categories, with the following page limits:

Submissions are due June 25th, 5pm PDT, and are to be submitted in Acrobat PDF format by e-mail to . Questions should be directed to the same address. All correspondence should clearly indicate the PerEd 2009 workshop in the subject line.

Any accepted workshop paper must be matched by at least one full-time conference registration. Additionally, a workshop registration fee of $150 will be required to attend the workshop. Workshop registration will be handled by the Ubicomp conference registration page.


William G. Griswold
Computer Science and Engineering
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0404 USA

Scott F. Midkiff
Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061 USA

Gregory Abowd
School of Interactive Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0760 USA

Program Committee

Gillian Hayes UC Irvine, USA
John Krumm Microsoft Research Redmond, USA
Hiroyuki Morikawa University of Tokyo, Japan
Shwetak Patel University of Washington, USA
Aaron Quigley University College Dublin, Ireland