The 7th CoSDEO-workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on the design, implementation, and evaluation of systems, algorithms or models for smart digital assistants.
The recent proliferation in smart digital assistants holds incredible potential for unprecedented services from (spontaneously networked) devices. Examples include directional audio reception, energy-gentle collaborative processing, unified user-interfaces spanning multiple collaborating devices, context-adaptive optimization of smart digital assistants behavior or device-capability-based intelligent task allocation. Most prominent examples for smart digital assistants are e.g. Alexa, Siri, Echo, Cortana, Google assistant, but also increasingly prominent chat-bots that are intergrated into pervasive applications. Such intelligent smart assistants exploit the recent avent of Artificial Intelligence for situation-dependent service composition conditioned on contextual stimuli from environmental perception. However, together with the technical challenges, privacy concerns, moralities and interface-design aspects of such intelligent machines need to be taken into account.
It is therefore the goal of this workshop to provide a publication and discussion platform for this growing community in which fundamental problems but also sophisticated approaches are presented and discussed.
Thus, we like to encourage practioners and scientists in all stages of their research, from first experiments to readily developed and evaluated systems, to submit their original work to allow a broad discussion with established field experts but also researchers relatively new to the field.
Even if work is in a very early stage, all submitted work must conform to typical scientific requirements; showing a good overview of the field and the specific area of the context of interest. If the paper is based on a technical system, the system should be described and discussed thoroughly.
Besides regular papers, we also encourage submission of visionary papers which must not describe completed research but contain ideas new to the field. These may be related to novel and convenient techniques for key generation and pairing, discussions on entropy and statistical properties of sensor-generated random sequences but also novel applications and designs of smart digital assistants. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
CoSDEO is single-blind. Papers may be no more than 6 pages in length (including references; Authors can purchase one additional page for the camera ready version). Papers in excess of page limits shall not be considered for review or publication. All papers must be typeset in double-column IEEE format using 10pt fonts on US letter paper, with all fonts embedded. The IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as related information, can be found at the IEEE Computer Society website. Workshop papers will be included and indexed in the IEEE digital libraries (Xplore).
Each accepted workshop paper requires a full PerCom registration (no registration is available for workshops only).