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WristSense 2019 : The 5th WristSense Workshop on Sensing Systems and Applications Using Wrist Worn Smart Devices.


When Mar 11, 2019 - Mar 15, 2019
Where Kyoto, Japan
Submission Deadline Nov 10, 2018
Notification Due Dec 22, 2018
Final Version Due Jan 11, 2019
Categories    sensing   wearables   machine learning   smartwatch

Call For Papers

The 5th WristSense Workshop on Sensing Systems and Applications Using Wrist Worn Smart Devices.

* Co-located with IEEE PerCom at Kyoto, Japan, March 11-15, 2019

* Apple sponsored smartwatch for the best paper at WristSense’19. Registration scholarships will be given to two WristSense’19 student presenters. This is in addition to the Best Paper Award of a smartwatch.

* 2nd year of NIH/NSF/ESF Panel to discuss establishing gold standard measures using wrist-worn sensors

Recently there has been a growing interest in consumerization of wrist-worn devices especially smart watches and wristbands. Many large corporations such as Apple and Samsung already have a commodity smart watch and many other companies such as FitBit, Nike, Jawbone have wristbands geared towards fitness tracking. Smart-watches and bands are equipped with many sensors, (for example, latest Samsung Gear devices have heart rate, accelerometer, gyroscope, infrared sensors etc.) a processor, communication radios (for example, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi) and a small size display. It is, therefore, possible to capture information about the device user, perform computation and communication using these devices to infer various activities/contexts of the user. Further, these wrist-worn devices also represent a perfect platform to conduct research on human activity, behavior, and related areas, given the capabilities described above. Moreover, the sensor data from the wrist-worn devices can be augmented with data from alternate personal sensing modalities (for example, smartphones, smartglasses, etc.) or infrastructure sensing devices (for example, security cameras, BLE beacons, etc.) to obtain richer contextual information about the individual as well as the environment around the individual.

In this workshop, we will focus on two key areas:
* Wellness and Digital Health
* Industrial and Factory Applications

We are looking for submissions that includes exploration of wrist/hand-based sensing, as part of broader sensor-based applications, that may include additional wearable devices or IoT platforms. We invite paper submissions in the following areas:

* Design, implementation, and evaluation of systems using wrist-based smart devices.
* Design and implementation of wrist-worn device based pervasive applications that may include data from other wearable and IoT devices.
* Description of experiences in data collection and deployments using wrist-worn devices and/or alternate sensing modalities.
* Feedback, notifications, and alerts using wrist-worn smart devices.
* User behavior analysis on data collected from wrist device and/or additional personal sensing devices.
* User activity and context recognition using wrist-worn smart devices.
* Achieving energy efficiency and extending battery life of wearable devices.
* Efficient communication between wearable devices and smartphones or other wearable and infrastructure sensing devices.
* Privacy aspects related to data collection from wearable wrist-worn devices.
* Establishing wrist-worn based gold standard measures for health-related constructs.

Topic: How to Establish Objective Gold Standard Measurements for Health Constructs:

Due to participants' increased willingness to wear wrist-worn sensors, the wrist remains a major contender for tackling problems related to health and medicine. Currently physical and sedentary activity are the only constructs with acceptable gold standard passive sensing measures (e.g. Actigraph measuring MVPA and Actipal measuring types of sedentary activity). We aim to continue the discussion to change that. WristSense 2018 comprised of panelists Dr. Claudio Bettini (University of Milan, Italy), Dr. Adam Haim (NIMH - USA), and Dr. Andreas Lymberis (European Commission - Belgium). Due to the interest in the topic, we plan to continue the panel in 2019. We are putting together a unique panel discussion comprising of key individuals across academia, industry and agencies such as National Institutes for Health / National Science Foundation in the U.S. and European Research Council / European Science Foundation in Europe surrounding "Defining Objective Gold Standard Measures for Health Outcomes”. Our goal is to engage the research community in this important discussion, and perhaps identify a vision moving forward for technologist, behaviorist, engineers, and mHealth specialist.

Workshop paper submissions: November 10, 2018
Paper notification date: December 22, 2018
Camera ready: January 11, 2019
Author registration: TBD
Workshop date: TBD

Submitted papers must be original contributions that are unpublished and are not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers should be no more than 6 pages in length and must adhere to IEEE PerCom workshop format (2-column, 10pt font), including references, figures and tables.

The Apple award will be given to the best paper presented at the workshop to acknowledge and encourage excellence in research. The awardee will be presented with a certificate and a Apple watch at the workshop.

Archan Misra, Singapore Management University, SG.
Nabil Alshurafa, Northwestern University IL, US.
Abhishek Mukherji, Cisco Inc., San Jose CA, US.

Yutaka Arakawa, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, JP.
Christos Efstratiou, University of Kent, UK.
Josiah Hester, Northwestern University, US.
Kristof Van Laerhoven, University of Siegen, DE.
Sougata Sen, Dartmouth College, US.


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