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Ubicomp 2005, Days 1 and 2

13 September 2005   |   Anil Madhavapeddy   |   tags:   |   all posts

I'm in Japan at Ubicomp 2005 at the moment, and have been taking notes along with Al using Subethaedit over the dodgy WiFi network here. The conference has been better than the previous ones I've been, most likely since its in Japan where we can sample some of the more exotic technology in use here. Here's some of the more interesting things we've seen in the first couple of days...

In Japan one drinks...
In Japan one drinks...
... eats ...
... eats ...
.. and enjoys the view...
.. and enjoys the view...

Ubiquitous Networking:

Location Systems: This set of papers could definitely be summarised as the "Placelabathon", with Intel Research presenting loads of papers related to their PlaceLab project being run out of Seattle.

Cool Japanese Stuff: There were a bunch of demos as well as papers, and they were of really good quality this year as real companies such as NTT and KDDI showed up with their funky Japanese gadgets. There were some real stinkers as well (such as IBM's bizarre PDA remote control display), but once we battled past the language barrier, these were some good ones:

 
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