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frontiersQS 2015 : UbiComp '15 workshop. New frontiers of Quantified Self: finding new ways for engaging users in collecting and using personal data


When Sep 7, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015
Where Osaka, Japan
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2015
Notification Due Jul 1, 2015
Final Version Due Jul 10, 2015
Categories    ubiquitous computing   pervasive computing   human-computer interaction   computer science

Call For Papers

****** Call for Papers ******

We invite papers for the International Workshop: New frontiers of Quantified Self: finding new ways for engaging users in collecting and using personal data, at the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015), September 7-11, Osaka, Japan.

The workshop will be held on September 7th 2015 and will combine presentations and design sessions aimed to generate novel insights related to the Quantified Self field.

Workshop homepage:

****** Important Dates ******

Submission deadline: June 15, 2015
Notification to authors: July 1, 2015
Camera-ready deadline: July 10, 2015
Workshop day: September 7, 2015

All the accepted papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library and in the supplemental proceedings of the UbiComp Conference.

****** Objectives ******

Quantified Self (QS), also known as Personal Informatics (PI), is a school of thought that aims to use technology for acquiring and collecting data on different aspects of the daily lives of people. These data can be internal states (e.g. mood or glucose level in the blood), or indicators of performance (e.g. the kilometers run), or behaviors and work habits (e.g. sleep or level of distraction). The purpose of collecting these data is the gaining of self-knowledge or some kind of change (behavioral, psychological, etc.).

This workshop has the aim of finding new ways for tracking, managing, interpreting and visualizing personal data, by providing a shared forum for researchers who are looking for inspirations for designing novel QS systems, imagining how the self-tracking technologies will evolve in the next years and what we could do to make them closer to the users’ needs and desires.

****** Topics of interest ******

We welcome researchers from diverse disciplines, such as UX designers, HCI experts, developers, data mining and data visualization experts, social scientists and psychologists, inviting them to submit manuscripts related to every aspects that could promote reflections and advancements in Quantified Self/Personal Informatics field.

Relevant workshop topics include but are not limited to:
- New technologies for self-monitoring (e.g. new wearable devices or ubiquitous systems)
- New design techniques for engaging people in tracking their data
- Suggestions for interacting in new ways with Smart Objects embedded with data gathering functions.
- Personalization and (lifelong) user modeling techniques
- Interoperability, semantic web and machine learning techniques
- Techniques for protecting personal data and make users perceive a greater control on them
- New forms of data visualization and new interaction techniques for manipulating personal information
- Methodologies for evaluating the subjective experience of QS applications
- Use cases that investigate the effectiveness of novel solutions for QS

****** Submission ******

Submit your paper in pdf format to using the SIGCHI Extended Abstract format until June 15th.

We will accept both position papers and research papers, case studies, future research challenges and reflections, two-to-six pages long.

Papers will be reviewed by the program committee based on their pertinence with the workshop topics, quality of the exposition and, mainly, potential to trigger discussions and insights for inspiring the design of new solutions during the workshop.

****** Proceedings ******

The accepted workshop papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library and in the supplemental proceedings of the UbiComp Conference.
After the workshop, we also plan to organize a special issue with the most relevant contributions in an International Journal (e.g. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction).

****** Organizers ******

Amon Rapp, University of Torino
Federica Cena, University of Torino
Judy Kay, University of Sydney
Bob Kummerfeld, University of Sydney
Frank Hopfgartner, University of Glasgow
Till Plumbaum, Technische Universität Berlin
Jakob Eg Larsen, Technical University of Denmark

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