EarComp 2021 : 2ND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON EARABLE COMPUTING
Call For Papers
Call for Papers: EarComp 2021 (Second International Workshop on Earable Computing) in conjunction with ACM UbiComp 2021.
Sensory earables are increasingly becoming a mainstream computing platform with a promise to fundamentally transform personal-scale human sensing applications. Over the past few years, a number of research efforts in the ubiquitous computing domain have sought to achieve useful, engaging, and sometimes ambitious behavioral analytics with sensory earables including studies of the human face; of emotion and stress; continuous monitoring of cardiovascular function; oxygen consumption and blood flow; and tracking eating episodes as well as dietary and swallowing activities. At the same time, we have started seeing commercial efforts such as Bragi's The Dash, Bose SoundSport, Jabra Elite Sport, and Sony Xperia offering music experience augmented with sensory services including fitness tracking, real-time translations, and conversational agents. Naturally, earables are becoming an intense interdisciplinary area of study with many and diverse applications including HCI, empathic communication, behavioral science, health and wellbeing, entertainment, education, and security.
However, as of today, earable computing lacks an academic forum to bring together researchers, practitioners, and design experts from academia and industry to discuss, share, and shape this exciting new area of research. For the second time, we are organizing this workshop on Earable Computing with the hope that this symposium will serve as a catalyst for advancements in sensory earable technology as well as present a clear sense of direction for the research community to proceed in this space.
As a launchpad, we aim to leverage the Open Earable Platform, eSense, from Nokia Bell Labs. These devices are being shared with 50+ academic institutions to accelerate the research in this space. For the second edition of the workshop, we will also consider research contributions that do not build on top of eSense but present innovative developments with other devices.
Accepted papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library. All papers will be digitally available through the workshop website, and the UbiComp adjunct proceedings. For each category of papers, we will offer "Best Paper" and "Best Dataset" awards sponsored by Nokia Bell Labs.
=== Topics of interest (not an exhaustive list) ===
• Acoustic Sensing with Earables
• Kinetic Sensing with Earables
• Multi-Modal Learning with Earables
• Multi-Task Learning with Earables
• Active Learning with Earables
• Low-Power Sensing Systems for Earables
• Authentication & Trust mechanisms for Earables
• Quality-Aware Data Collection with Earables
• Experience Sampling with Earables
• Crowd Sourcing with Earables
• Novel UI and UX for Earables
• Auditory Augmented Reality Application with Earables
• Health and Wellbeing Applications of Earables
• Emerging applications of Earables
=== Submission Guideline ===
All submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal. While the workshop will accept papers describing completed work as well as work-in-progress, the emphasis is on the early discussion of novel and radical ideas (potentially of a controversial nature) rather than detailed description and evaluation of incremental advances.
Submissions must be no longer than 6 pages (including references) for Full Papers and 2 pages (including references) for Interactive Posters and must be in PDF format. Reviews will be single-blind: authors' names and affiliations should be included in the submission.
The submission template can be downloaded from the ACM site. Latex documents should use the “sigconf” template style. Word users should use the interim template downloadable from the ACM site.
⁃ Submission Site: TBC
⁃ Submission Deadline: June 15, 2021 (11:59 PM PDT)
⁃ Acceptance Notification: July 15, 2021
⁃ Camera Ready Deadline: July 31, 2021
=== Organizing Committee ===
General Chair s:
Fahim Kawsar, Nokia Bell Labs
Robert Harle, University of Cambridge
Alessandro Montanari, Nokia Bell Labs
Chulhong Min, Nokia Bell Labs
Web, Publicity, and Publication :
Andrea Ferlini, University of Cambridge
=== Tentative Program Committee [To be confirmed] ===
• Kristof Van Laerhoven, University of Siegen
• Jakob E. Bardram, Technical University of Denmark
• Tatsuo Nakajima, Waseda University
• Archan Misra, Singapore Management University
• Mani Srivastava, UCLA
• Jamie Ward, Goldsmiths, University of London
• Romit Roy Choudhury, UIUC
• Marco Gruteser, Rutgers University
• Michael Beigl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
• Junehwa Song, KAIST
• Nova Ahmed, North South University
• Tadashi Okoshi, Keio University
• JeongGil Ko, Ajou University
• Vassilis Kostakos, University of Melbourne
• Youngki Lee, Seoul National University
• Moustafa Youssef, Alexandria University
• Johannes Schöning, University of Bremen