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UPA 2019 : UPA'19: 4th International Workshop on Ubiquitous Personal Assistance


When Sep 9, 2019 - Sep 9, 2019
Where London, UK
Submission Deadline Jun 28, 2019
Notification Due Jul 9, 2019
Final Version Due Jul 12, 2019
Categories    intelligent assistance   machine learning   cognitive science   human-computer interaction

Call For Papers



in conjunction with UbiComp 2019, London, UK

09 September 2019


The Fourth International Workshop on Ubiquitous Personal Assistance (UPA’19) aims to share experiences of current research endeavors on digital personal assistance. We invite submissions of papers focused on advancing towards digital assistants that provide a high level of personalization, through proactive and effective support of users’ activities, in an unobtrusive manner. In particular, we wish to put forward the discussion on how digital assistants can provide unobtrusive guidance and support for specific endeavors of people’s lives, such as those related to training/education, professional, and personal activities. Furthermore, this workshop seeks to find novel ways to exploit cognitive aspects, such as users’ intentions, motivations, and emotions, to build digital assistants that better fit each particular user.


Submission Deadline: 28 June 2019 (23:59 AoE) -- Extended, Firm

Author Notification: 09 July 2019

Camera-ready Version: 12 July 2019

Workshop Date: 09 September 2019


Relevant workshop topics include but are not limited to:

* Intelligent personal assistance for supporting specific user’s endeavors related to training/education, professional, and personal activities.
* ​Cognitive aspects for personal assistance (e.g., users’ intentions, motivations, and emotions)
* Digital personal assistants, anticipatory mobile computing, interpretation of predictive model outcomes, decision making, and intent-based assistance
* Understanding human behavior including mobile sensing, context recognition and prediction
* Human behavior changes, intervention mechanisms, proactive guidance, intelligent actioning, psychological and persuasive computing
* Infrastructures, platforms, frameworks, and design for the development of digital personal assistants


We invite submissions with a length of 5 to 9 pages (incl. figures, references), ranging from motivated opinions or viewpoints on ubiquitous personal assistance (UPA), over work-in-progress or short technical papers, to full research papers. All submitted papers must be written in English and prepared in the ACM SIGCHI portrait template format. Latex documents should use the "sigchi" template style. Word users should use the interim template..
The papers must be submitted in PDF through the workshop management system


The accepted papers will be published in supplemental proceedings of the UbiComp/ISWC 2019 conference and included in the ACM Digital Library.


* Alejandro Sanchez Guinea (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
* Usman Naeem (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
* Philipp M. Scholl (University of Freiburg, Germany)
* Elena Di Lascio (University of Lugano, Switzerland)
* Pei-Yi (Patricia) Kuo (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
* Veljko Pejović (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
* Alexander Seeliger (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
* Cristina Mihale-Wilson (University of Frankfurt, Germany)
* Muhammad Awais Azam (UET, Taxila, Pakistan)​
* Max Mühlhäuser (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
* Christian Meurisch (TU Darmstadt, Germany)


* Akpro Akpa (Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan)
​ * Alex Mariakakis (University of Washington, USA)
* Alexander Adams (Cornell University, USA)
* Anja Exler (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
* Daniel Hintze (FHDW University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
* Deba Saha (Virginia Tech, USA)
* Hristijan Gjoreski (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
* Liam Turner (Cardiff University, UK)
* Lin Wang (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
* Martin Atzmueller (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
* Mustansar Sulerieng
* Rui Wang (Dartmouth, USA)
* Sebastian Kauschke (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
* Stephan Sigg (Aalto University, Finland)
* Sven Hertling
* Syed Islam (University of East London, UK)
* Young-Ho Kim (Seoul National University, South Korea)
* Zipei Fan (University of Tokyo, Japan)

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