UbiTtention 2017: 2nd International Workshop on Smart & Ambient Notification and Attention Management
Organizers: Tadashi Okoshi, Anja Exler, Alexandra Voit, Dominik Weber, Martin Pielot, Benjamin Poppinga, Niels Henze, Sven Gehring, Matthias B öhmer, SeungJun Kim, Veljko Pejovic
In the advancing ubiquitous computing, users are increasingly confronted with a tremendous amount of information proactively provided via notifications from versatile applications and services, through multiple devices and screens in their environment. Thus our human's attention have been getting a new significant bottleneck. Further, the latest computing trends with emerging new devices including versatile IoT devices, and contexts, such as Smart Cities, Smart Mobility including vehicles, are even accelerating this situation. In such situations, "attention management", including attention representation, sensing, prediction and analysis, as well as various types of adaptive behavior in smart and ambient notifications, such as scheduling, modality, presentation or destination devices, are obviously needed in our computing systems. Following last year's successful UbiTtention 2016 workshop, the UbiTtention 2017 workshop brings together researchers and practitioners from academy and industry to explore the managements of human attention and notifications with versatile devices and smart situations to overcome information overload and overchoice. We want to focus on a larger understanding of the different roles notifications can play in a wide variety of computing environments including the office, the home, in cars, and other smart environments.