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IBM Almaden Research Center
New Paradigms in Using Computers 2005

July 11, 2005 - The future of portable computing
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New Paradigms for Using Computers (NPUC) is a non-confidential, invitation-only workshop and networking forum for the community. In this one-day event, NPUC bridges academic and industrial HCI/CHI/UI/UE centers of work by focusing on a common theme. We invite several leading experts in the area of human interaction technology to come and tell us what they know, and have plenty of chance to discuss what's going on. It's a chance to hear the latest, best work in our field, and a premier opportunity to network within the human-centered computing field.  

This year, we'll be hosting NPUC on Monday, July 11th. As usual, it will be held in the IBM Research - Almaden's auditorium with lunch and an afternoon post-event reception provided. And, as usual, our guest speakers will be the best & brightest on the leading edge of human interaction technology.

For NPUC 2005 we ask the questions...

The future of portable computing
Why do I carry this thing around??
The ubicomp future is here. Computers are fading into the fabric of daily life. Mobile phones, portable video games, cameras and music players have the same (or more!) processing power and storage of a turn-of-the-century laptop. Year after year, the average amount of MIPS, bytes and bandwidth that a person wears or carries has increased, and there’s no sign of this trend dropping off.

What does computing everywhere mean for the traditional client platform hardware (screen, keyboard, mouse) and software (desktop metaphor, applications, etc.)? How will the way we live and work change as a result of this new technologies? Will the future be the uber-cellphone? Or will we still carry around multiple just-slightly incompatible devices? Come join our panel of distinguished speakers for a day of discussion and contemplation as we investigate this New Paradigm for Computing.

See the program by clicking here.

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