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From: Federica Cena <cena@di.unito.it>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 09:19:58 +0200
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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, 
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

Federica Cena, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor - Researcher
Dipartimento di Informatica
Universita' di Torino
Corso Svizzera 185, 10149 Torino, Italy

Phone +39 0116706779
Fax +39 011751603
email: cena@di.unito.it
web: www.di.unito.it/~cena/
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