VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION
WHOVA ATTENDEES GUIDE

Attendees can browse the UbiComp / ISWC 2020 program online or on the iOS / Android apps, and set personalized schedule, network with the right people even before or after an event. Below you can find more information about how to use the different features in the Web App and the Mobile Apps.

Sign in to Whova

We suggest that you use Chrome browser for the web app. Some streaming software may have compatibility issues with other browsers.

  1. Go to the UbiComp/ISWC 2020 webapp link: https://whova.com/portal/webapp/ubico_202009/
  2. Click “Sign up here” if you don’t have an account yet, and fill in your email and password.
    Please make sure to use the email you used when registering the event. Otherwise it won’t allow you to join the event.
  3. The app will automatically take you to the event main page.

Whova sign-in from the web interface

View the agenda and plan your schedule

  1. Find the Agenda tab on the side of the screen. You should see a list of sessions for that day.
  2. You can move through different days by selecting the date you want to view on the calendar at the top of the agenda
  3. Browse or search for sessions on the top bar.
  4. Once you find the session you want to access, tap on it.
  5. If the session is live, it will begin playing immediately upon entering. Otherwise, a message will indicate the scheduled start time.
  6. If the session hasn’t occurred yet, you can click Add to My Agenda to put the session on your own personal agenda.

Whova Web App Access to the Agenda

Access live streams and session videos

  1. From the agenda list, click the session you want to watch the stream or video. There is a green camera icon for the sessions with streaming or video.
  2. If the streaming screen directly shows up, click “Proceed” to start watching the stream. Otherwise click the “View livestream” button to open a separate streaming page to watch.
  3. Sessions are linked to Zoom live streaming available at the scheduled time. Sub-sessions are linked to the paper to be presented along with metadata like its DOI link and the authors’ names. Also in the sub-sessions, you can find a video-teaser of the paper (if available) before the session and the recorded talk after the presentation.
  4. Live Q&A panels, keynotes, and plenaries are made available as recorded videos within each session after the session is concluded and can be accessed asynchronously.

Whova Web - Access live streams and session videos

Use session Q&A

  1. Option 1: You can access three tabs on the right hand side of the virtual session: Session Q&A, Chat, and Community. You can submit questions for the presenter through Session Q&A, participate in ongoing discussions with the other attendees viewing the session through Chat, and browse the Community Board function through Community
  2. Option 2: You can use this function through the “Session Q&A” tab on the left hand sidebar underneath Resources.
  3. We encourage attendees to use the overall session Q&A to ask questions for the Q&A Panel at the end of the session, and to use the the dedicated paper sub-sessions to ask questions related to specific papers.
  4. Authors are notified of questions asked in their paper’s sub-session, and can answer them directly from within Whova.

Whova Web App - Use session Q&A

See who is attending the event

  1. Click the “Attendees” tab on the left side of the screen under Main Navigation.
  2. At the top of the page, you can search attendees by keywords such as company name or title.
  3. To start a conversation, click Send Message to begin a chat.

Whova Web App - See who is attending the event

Join discussion on the community board

  1. Click the Community tab on the side menu to the left of the screen
  2. Create a new conversation topic, or use existing topics like “Meet-ups.”
  3. Click Follow directly next to the topics on the Community Board that you want to stay up to date with. To find the topics you are following, choose between three tabs near the top of the topics list section: All Topics, Followed, and New Topics.

Whova Web App - Join discussion on the community board

Start or join a virtual meetup

  1. Go to the Community Board, and find the board for Meet-ups and Virtual Meets.
  2. Find the meetup you are interested in, join directly, or click into it to see more details, and then click “RSVP”
  3. When the meetup starts, click “Join meeting room” to start chatting!

Whova Web App - Start or join a virtual meetup

You can also suggest a new meetup by tapping “Suggest a Meet”, and inputting the details. If you have a meeting link, you can copy-paste there. Otherwise you can use Whova’s integrated virtual meet room.

Whova Web App - Whova’s virtual meet room

Sign in to Whova

  1. Enter the email address you used during UbiComp/ISWC 2020 registration
    To automatically log in to the virtual conference, please make sure to use the email you used when registering online.
  2. Create a password and type in your name
  3. Edit your profile. Other attendees will use this to network with you. So make it look nice
  4. The app will take you to the UbiComp/ISWC 2020 virtual confernece automatically

Whova Mobile App Sign-in

If UbiComp/ISWC 2020 doesn’t show up automatically, search for it. Then, click the join button on the bottom of the description page, and enter the event invitation code that the organizers sent you. Or, request a new code and wait until the organizers approve your request.

Whova Mobile - Find Event with Code

View the agenda and plan your schedule

  1. Find the Agenda tab at the bottom of the screen. You should see a list of sessions for that day.
  2. You can move through different days by selecting the date you want to view on the calendar at the top of the agenda
  3. Browse or search for sessions on the top bar.
  4. Once you find the session you want to access, tap on it.
  5. If the session is live, it will begin playing immediately upon entering. Otherwise, a message will indicate the scheduled start time.
  6. If the session hasn’t occurred yet, you can click Add to My Agenda to put the session on your own personal agenda and set a reminder.

Whova Mobile - View the agenda and plan your schedule

Access live streams and session videos

  1. You can watch videos and livestreams directly through the agenda item. Once you’ve accessed the agenda item, click on one of the options beneath Virtual Access: either Live Stream or Recorded video
  2. Sessions are linked to Zoom live streaming available at the scheduled time. Sub-sessions are linked to the paper to be presented along with metadata like its DOI link and the authors’ names. Also in the sub-sessions, you can find a video-teaser of the paper (if available) before the session and the recorded talk after the presentation.
  3. Live Q&A panels, keynotes, and plenaries are made available as recorded videos within each session after the session is concluded and can be accessed asynchronously.

Whova Mobile App - Access live streams and session videos

Use session Q&A

  1. Option 1: On the session detail page, tap the “Q&A” button; on the next page, view the existing questions, vote on the questions you are interested in, or click “Ask a Question” to ask a new one
  2. Option 2: On the event main page, tap “Session Q&A” button; find the session you want to ask questions in, and tap on it.
  3. We encourage attendees to use the overall session Q&A to ask questions for the Q&A Panel at the end of the session, and to use the the dedicated paper sub-sessions to ask questions related to specific papers.
  4. Authors are notified of questions asked in their paper’s sub-session, and can answer them directly from within Whova.

Whova Mobile App - Use session Q&A

See who is attending the event

  1. Click the “Attendees” tab on the bottom of the screen to browse the attendee list.
  2. At the top of the page, you can search attendees by keywords such as company name or title. In their professional profiles, you can take notes or request contact information.
  3. To find people with common backgrounds and interests, click the Recommended tab on the top of the Attendees list to find Whova’s recommendations about people you may be interested in networking with. Click into each item to see attendees who come from the same city or have the same affiliations, educational background, or interests as you.
  4. Say Hi with one click or start a private chat by clicking the Message button. You can convert it to a private group chat by inviting more people.

Whova Mobile App - See who is attending the event

Join discussion on the community board

  1. Click the Community tab (on the bottom of the screen and on the left hand side on desktop)
  2. Create a new conversation topic, or tap the topic to join existing topics like “Meet-ups.”
  3. Click Follow directly next to the topics on the Community Board that you want to stay up to date with. To find the topics you’re following, choose between three tabs near the top of the page: All Topics, Followed, and New Topics.

Whova Mobile App - Join discussion on the community board

Start or join a virtual meetup

  1. Go to the Community Board, and find the board for Meet-ups and Virtual Meets.
  2. Find the meet-up you are interested in, join directly, or tap into it to see more details, and then tap “Join”

Whova Mobile App - virtual meetup

You can also suggest a new meetup by tapping “Suggest a Meet”, and inputting the details. If you know someone will be interested, don’t forget to invite them as well. If you have a meeting link, you can copy-paste there. Otherwise you can use Whova’s  integrated virtual meet room, which allows up to 30 participants.

Whova Mobile App - Start or join a virtual meetup

Past Conferences

The ACM international joint conference on pervasive and ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) is the result of a merger of the two most renowned conferences in the field: pervasive and ubicomp. while it retains the name of the latter in recognition of the visionary work of mark weiser, its long name reflects the dual history of the new event. a complete list of both ubicomp and pervasive past conferences is provided below.

ISWC 2019, London, England

ISWC 2018, Singapore

ISWC 2017, Maui, USA

ISWC 2016, Heidelberg, Germany

ISWC 2015, Osaka, Japan

ISWC 2014, Seattle, USA

ISWC 2013, Zurich, Switzerland

ISWC 2012, Newcastle, England

ISWC 2011, San Francisco, USA

ISWC 2010, Seoul, Korea

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