June 2010 - MUM2010 and AutomotiveUI 2010


I have been invited to serve on the Program Committee for MUM 2010This is "a leading annual international conference, which provides a forum for presenting the latest research results on mobile and ubiquitous multimedia. The conference brings together experts from both academia and industry for a fruitful exchange of ideas and discussion on future challenges".

The 9th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2010) will be in Limassol, Cyprus, 1st - 3rd December, 2010. It is organized by Cyprus University of Technology and Frederick University, Cyprus. (website http://www.mum2010.org/)



I've also been invited to serve on the Program Committee for Automotive UI 2010 which will be held in Pittsburgh, 11-12 November 2010.

"In-car electronic devices are becoming ubiquitous. Drivers and passengers use these devices because they perceive them as providing a valuable service. Some of these devices, such as collision warning systems, assist drivers in performing the primary task in a vehicle which is driving. Others provide information on myriad subjects or entertain the driver and passengers. A problem that arises from the proliferation of in-car devices is that they may distract drivers from the primary task of driving, with possibly disastrous results. Thus, one of the three major goals of the Automotive UI 2010 conference is to explore ways in which in-car user interfaces can be designed so as to avoid distracting the driver while still providing a valuable service. This is a challenging task, especially given that the design of in-car devices, which was historically the responsibility of car manufacturers and OEMs, is now a shared responsibility between a large and ever-changing group of parties. This group includes the car manufacturers and OEMs, but also the designers of devices that are brought in to the car, such as portable personal navigation devices and MP3 players." (website http://www.auto-ui.org/10/)

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