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Ubicomp 2015 workshop: New frontiers of Quantified Self

From: amon rapp <amon.rapp@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:34:04 +0200
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****** Call for Papers ******


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



Workshop homepage: https://frontiersqs.wordpress.com/



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.



****** 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
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=frontiersqs2015 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


Workshop homepage: https://frontiersqs.wordpress.com/
Contact: amon.rapp@gmail.com
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