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Urban computing conference title generator - November 4th, 2009

Urban Informatics Speech Generator

Urban Informatics Speech Generator

This web site will automatically generate a paper/presentation title for you based on the titles from urban computing conferences. Some of them hit just a little too close to home, so I suppose this post is just a little reminder to keep it real…
Here are some that it generated for me:

  • Incubating the Striated Game
  • Prototyping the Responsive Space
  • Sketching the Mesh Market
  • Getting the Embedded Wars

urban computing conference title generator

See also the post-modern essay generator:

Via BoingBoing

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Posted: 11/4/09 9:01 am PDT by Comments Off
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Urban Aesthetics: Reframing Mobility for Ubiquitous Computing - February 13th, 2009

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Congratulations to Johanna Brewer on successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis “Urban Aesthetics: Reframing Mobility for Ubiquitous Computing”

Congrats Dr. Johanna!

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Posted: 2/13/09 2:30 pm PDT by Add Your Comment
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Congratulations Paul! - April 4th, 2007

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Congratulations to Paul and co-authors on the recent publication of the following:

Dourish, P., Anderson, K., and Nafus, D. 2007. Cultural Mobilities: Diversity and Agency in Urban Computing. Proc. IFIP Conf. Human-Computer Interaction INTERACT 2007 (Rio De Janiero, Brazil).

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Posted: 4/4/07 6:54 am PDT by Comments Off
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Congratulations! - November 21st, 2006

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Congratulations to these Informatics students and faculty for having the following papers accepted for publication:

Brewer, J., Williams, A., and Dourish, P. 2007. A Handle on What’s Going On: Combining Tangible Interfaces and Ambient Displays for Collaborative Groups. Proc. Tangible and Embodied Interaction ’07 (Baton Rouge, LO).

Williams, A. and Dourish, P. 2006. Reimagining the City: The Cultural Dimensions of Urban Computing. IEEE Computer, 39(9), 38-43.

And presentations:

D. J. Patterson, “Involving Intelligent Assistants in Active Human Communication,” Tech. Rep. SS-07, American Association for Artificial Intelligence, March 2007.

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Posted: 11/21/06 8:22 am PDT by Comments Off
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IEEE Pervasive Computing: Urban Computing: Call for Papers - October 24th, 2006

IEEE Pervasive Computing (
Call for Papers
Urban Computing special issue

Also available online at

Author guidelines:
Submission address:
WIP Deadline: See below
Publication date: June 2007

IEEE Pervasive Computing invites articles about urban computing: the
integration of computing, sensing, and actuation technologies into our
everyday urban settings and lifestyles. Successful integration requires
taking several facets of the urban environment into account at once.
Urban settings frame social behaviors; they encompass architectural
forms and features that may or may not be harmonious with given
technologies; and they are increasingly but variably permeated by
wireless networks and fixed and mobile devices. A key challenge is the
great diversity and density of people, devices, and built artifacts
found in urban places. Urban computing ranges from city-wide
transportation-sensing infrastructure, to services embedded in a cafe,
to the bluetooth “aura” of an individual’s mobile phone as he or she
walks down a street.

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Posted: 10/24/06 1:12 pm PDT by Comments Off
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