Digital Currencies as "Pervasive Computing" ? Fwd: [Urbanscreens-l] Call for Papers - Pervasive Intelligibility Workshop (in conjunction with Pervasive 2011)

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Dante-Gabryell Monson

Jan 4, 2011, 8:37:52 AM1/4/11
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Below, a message for a workshop on " Intelligibility and Control in
Pervasive Computing " in San Francisco.

I personally also see ( complementary - digital ) currencies ( which could be integrated into semantic web vocabularies ? ) as some form of "Pervasive Computing".

If anyone of you is interested in collaborating on a contribution with such angle, I am interested :)

Ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) is a post-desktop model of human-computer interaction in which information processing has been thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities. In the course of ordinary activities, someone "using" ubiquitous computing engages many computational devices and systems simultaneously, and may not necessarily even be aware that they are doing so. "


although the focus of the conference may be different then my own interpretation ... ?

The list from which I received it is related to this projects and research platform :

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From: Jo Vermeulen <>
Date: Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 3:08 PM
Subject: [Urbanscreens-l] Call for Papers - Pervasive Intelligibility Workshop (in conjunction with Pervasive 2011)

CALL FOR PAPERS (with apologies for cross-posting)

**** Please distribute ****

Pervasive Intelligibility: Workshop on Intelligibility and Control in
Pervasive Computing -- Call for Papers
San Francisco, CA, USA in conjunction with Pervasive 2011

*Important Dates*

Submission Deadline: February 4, 2011
Notification to Authors: March 11, 2011
Camera-Ready Papers: March 21, 2011
Workshop: June 12, 2011

*Workshop Theme*

Due to the proactive and complex dynamics of pervasive computing
applications, it is important that systems are intelligible (also
called scrutable) to allow end-users to understand "what the systems
know, how they know it, and what they are doing". Furthermore, these
systems should put end-users at the center of control by empowering
them to better co-ordinate, control, and personalize pervasive
systems. Intelligibility and control are crucial to improve the
usability of these novel, and possibly unintuitive, systems and to
help users understand, appreciate, trust, and ultimately adopt them.

With this workshop, we seek to provide a forum for exchanging design
principles, programming techniques, toolkits and insights derived from
real world studies towards building intelligible and user-controllable
pervasive computing systems. Drawing upon the state-of-the-art, our
goal is to refine existing and identify new directions for research in
intelligibility and control for pervasive computing that will foster
further work in the community.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

   * Novel applications in pervasive computing highlighting
     intelligibility and/or user-driven control.

   * Programming techniques (e.g., design patterns, models),
     algorithms, architectures and toolkits to support
     intelligibility and/or control.

   * Interaction techniques and user interfaces to support
     intelligibility and/or control, including information
     visualization techniques to help users better interpret
     explanations from pervasive computing applications.

   * User studies exploring design principles to build intelligible
     pervasive systems.

   * Intelligible smart objects.

   * Evaluation metrics and methods to assess support for
     intelligibility and control in pervasive computing systems.


There will be two separate categories for submission:

* Research Contributions should introduce novel concepts and present new
 insights and must not exceed 6 pages (ACM Format).

* Position Statements may be up to 2 pages (ACM Format). They should
 outline a person's interest and experience in topic of the workshop.

Authors are encouraged to submit to both categories, if considered
appropriate.  Supplementary material (e.g., videos) can be submitted
as well and will be made available on the workshop website before the
start of the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published online on the workshop website and
will be included in the electronic conference proceedings. In
addition, authors of selected submissions will be invited to submit
extended versions to a special issue of a journal or possibly an
edited book.

Contributions must be submitted through the EasyChair submission
system no later than February 4, 2011, and should be in PDF
format. More details can be found on the workshop website. If you have
any further questions, we encourage you to contact the organizers at

*Organizing Committee*

Jo Vermeulen (Hasselt University, Belgium)
Brian Y. Lim (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Fahim Kawsar (Bell Labs, Belgium and Lancaster University, UK)

*Program Committee*

Margaret Burnett (Oregon State University, USA)
Karin Coninx     (Hasselt University, Belgium)
Joëlle Coutaz    (University of Grenoble, France)
Anind Dey        (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Keith Edwards    (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Hans Gellersen   (Lancaster University, UK)
Judy Kay         (University of Sydney, Australia)
Kris Luyten      (Hasselt University, Belgium)
Tatsuo Nakajima  (Waseda University, Japan)
Mark W. Newman   (University of Michigan, USA)
Antti Oulasvirta (Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland)
Aaron Quigley    (University of St. Andrews, UK)
Alireza Sahami   (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Albrecht Schmidt (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Hide Tokuda      (Keio University, Japan)

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Dante-Gabryell Monson

Jan 5, 2011, 9:40:27 AM1/5/11
to Kellia Ramares,,,,
Thanks Kellia.
Indeed, it "can be" ( ... fraught with privacy issues )
As with the use of any information systems I would , personally, presume.
How to combine privacy ( cryptography and anonymous onion routing, distributed systems, ... )
with seamless usage ?
How to make the use / interface of various measurment units and contracts / complementary currencies easy ?
By currencies, I may also mean gift economics using reputation; or using information regarding needs and offers.
What ( combination of ? ) simple of use interface for high complexity, distributed, autonomous interdependencies and exchanges ?
I imagine currently paper money, bank card credit transfers, and various tools enabling their transfer, seem to serve as interface ?
note : Perhaps also of interest to look into rfid tagged paper money - which apparently is currently in circulation. Apparently putting this money in the microwave burns the rfid chips )
How to choose what information can be public, and what information stays private, or shared within resticted social networks ?
Over what information do we have the right of control ?
For example, in hospitality networks,
when one deletes ones profile, it seems the comments one wrote ( reputation ) remain in the system, and remain visible to the users of the platform.
I personally would like every individual to make individual choices for everyone of these aspects, through transaction contracts, for every time of transaction they engage in, while having in addition seamless interface options.
I believe such transaction contract vocabularies can be defined - for example through semantic web protocols.  Though I am still in a learning process / not programming ...

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 7:46 PM, Kellia Ramares <> wrote:
I just forwarded your email to Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Ed.D, founder of Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering. I think the idea of pervasive computing, including any currency application is fraught with privacy issues.

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