Keynote Speakers

Dr. Larry Smarr, Director, Calit2 and Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, Jacobs School of Engineering, UCSD

Larry Smarr became founding director in 2000 of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a University of California San Diego/UC Irvine partnership. He holds the Harry E. Gruber professorship in the Jacobs School’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD. For the previous 15 years as founding director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications Smarr helped drive major developments in the planetary information infrastructure: the Internet, the Web, scientific visualization, virtual reality, and global telepresence. Smarr serves as PI on the NSF’s OptIPuter and the Moore Foundation’s CAMERA microbial metagenomics projects.

Smarr was a member of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee for President Clinton and served until 2005 on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health and the NASA Advisory Council. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2006 he received the IEEE Computer Society Tsutomu Kanai Award for his lifetime achievements in distributed computing systems.

Dr. Vernor Vinge, Novelist & Retired Professor of Computer Science, San Diego State University

Vernor Vinge holds a PhD(Math) from University of California, San Diego. From 1972 to 2000 he taught in the Department of Math and Computer Sciences at San Diego State University. He has now retired from SDSU in order to write science-fiction full time.

In 1982, at a panel for AAAI-82, he proposed that in the near future technology would accelerate the evolution of intelligence leading to a kind of "singularity" beyond which merely human extrapolation was essentially impossible. In the 1980s and 1990s, he elaborated on this theme, both in his science fiction and nonfiction. Vinge sold his first science-fiction story in 1964. His novella "True Names" (1981), is one of the earliest stories about cyberspace. His most recent novel, "Rainbows End" (2006), looks at the impact of wearable computing and smart environments on issues of entertainment, privacy, and terror. Vinge has won five Hugos, including three for best novel.

Advance Program

January 25

14:00 -
15:00 - 15:15
15:15 - 16:15
Keynote Talk
Experiments in Living in the Virtual/Physical World
Dr. Larry Smarr
17:00 -

January 26

9:00 - 10:30
Paper Presentation: Programming
Splish: A Visual Programming Environment for Arduino to Accelarate Physical Computing Experiences
Yoshiharu Kato
CodeTalk-Conversations About Code
Bastian Steinert, Marcel Taeumel, Jens Lincke, Tobias Pape and Robert Hirschfeld
The Collaboration Platform: a Cooperative Course Case-Study
Luís Duarte and Luís Carriço
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:30
Paper Presentation: Support for Understanding
Effects of All-for-one-type Support in Multilingual Conference Support System
Mai Miyabe and Takashi Yoshino
Using Zuzie2 to Exchange Viewpoints for a Broader Outlook
Koji Yokokawa and Takeshi Sunaga
Activity-aware chat system based on a study of distributed collaborative learning
Tomoo Inoue
12:30 - 14:30
Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:30
Keynote Talk
Technology and New Populisms
Dr. Vernor Vinge:
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:00
Lab Tour (4K Auditorium, StarCAVE, VirtuLab, HIPerSpace)

January 27

9:00 - 10:30
Paper Presentation: Insight into Collaboration
An Agent-Based Approach to Evaluation of Workflow Support Systems
Hiroki Saito, Tetsuya Abe, Kenji Ohira, Kokolo Ikeda, Mikihiko Mori, Tetsutaro Uehara and Hajime Kita
A Comparison of Four Post-Cognitive Theories in Collaboration Context
George Mathew
The Unconventional Interaction Library: Tackling the Use of Physiological Interaction Modalities
Luís Duarte and Luís Carriço
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
Paper Presentation: Mobile Ad-hoc Collaboration
A Serverless Instant Messaging Protocol for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks
Anthony Urso
Overseer: A Mobile Context-Aware Collaboration and Task Management System for Disaster Response
Faisal Luqman and Martin Griss
12:00 - 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:00
Lightning Sessions
15:00 - 16:00
Lab Tour (4K Auditorium, StarCAVE, VirtuLab, HIPerSpace)
16:00 - 16:30

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