UbiFix: Tackling repairability challenges in smart devices

Neelima Sailaja, Teresa Castle-Green, Paul Coulton, Michael Stead, Joseph Lindley, Lachlan Urquhart, Dimitrios Paris Darzentas

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Abstract / Description of output

IoT products are increasingly becoming the default, with non-IoT versions of common hardware (e.g., TVs and printers) harder to find. Alongside this adoption surge, lack of support, outdated security, and planned obsolescence present concerning sustainability issues, contribute to eWaste growth and widen digital divides globally. This workshop aims to present and discuss legal, social, technical, and design aspects of repair practices, engaging the Ubicomp community in exploring challenges and opportunities for more repairable IoT devices. Focusing on diverse repair scenarios, the workshop seeks to establish a concise, holistic, and inclusive agenda for this research domain's future. Participants will map key research questions to support the movement towards more repairable technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC '23 Adjunct
Subtitle of host publicationAdjunct Proceedings of the 2023 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing & the 2023 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computing
EditorsMonica Tentori, Nadir Weibel, Kristof Van Laerhoven, Zhongyi Zhou
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages802-806
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9798400702006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2023
Event2023 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2023 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computing, UbiComp/ISWC 2023 - Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Duration: 8 Oct 2023 → …

Conference

Conference2023 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2023 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computing, UbiComp/ISWC 2023
Country/TerritoryMexico
CityCancun, Quintana Roo
Period8/10/23 → …

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • IoT
  • repair
  • smart devices
  • sustainability

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