8th International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing
Computers, networks, and other forms of technology are now pervasive in our information-based society. However, most users still function as passive consumers of technology. To evolve into a true knowledge society, it is critical that we transform computer-based human activities to engage users in the active process of creating, connecting, and collaborating together. The keynote speakers at C5 are: Calit2 Director Larry Smarr, who will address "Experiments in Living in the Virtual/Physical World"; and novelist Vernor Vinge (pictured), UCSD alumnus and former professor of computer science at San Diego State, who will talk about "Technology and New Populisms".The C5 conference is for researchers, technology developers, educators, and technology users who are concerned about developing and enabling human-oriented creation, connection, and collaboration processes. C5 is an international forum for presenting ongoing work as well as new work currently under development and for discussing future needs and directions in creative computing and multimedia authoring environments. We welcome equally the submission of theoretical and technical papers, practitioner/experience reports and papers that bridge the gap between theory and practice.
C5 2010 invites submissions of full papers in the following categories (but not limited to):
Vernor Vinge holds a PhD(Math) from University of California, San Diego. From 1972 to 2000 he taught in the Department of Math and Computer Sciences at San Diego State University. He has now retired from SDSU in order to write science-fiction full time. In 1982, at a panel for AAAI-82, he proposed that in the near future technology would accelerate the evolution of intelligence leading to a kind of "singularity" beyond which merely human extrapolation was essentially impossible. In the 1980s and 1990s, he elaborated on this theme, both in his science fiction and nonfiction. Vinge sold his first science-fiction story in 1964. His novella "True Names" (1981), is one of the earliest stories about cyberspace. His most recent novel, "Rainbows End" (2006), looks at the impact of wearable computing and smart environments on issues of entertainment, privacy, and terror. Vinge has won five Hugos, including three for best novel.
Larry Smarr became founding director in 2000 of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a University of California San Diego/UC Irvine partnership. He holds the Harry E. Gruber professorship in the Jacobs School’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD. For the previous 15 years as founding director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications Smarr helped drive major developments in the planetary information infrastructure: the Internet, the Web, scientific visualization, virtual reality, and global telepresence. Smarr serves as PI on the NSF’s OptIPuter and the Moore Foundation’s CAMERA microbial metagenomics projects.
Smarr was a member of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee for President Clinton and served until 2005 on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health and the NASA Advisory Council. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2006 he received the IEEE Computer Society Tsutomu Kanai Award for his lifetime achievements in distributed computing systems.
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