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From: Federica Cena <cena@di.unito.it>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 17:06:38 +0200
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Call for Submissions

Special Issue of the
ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems

Main submission deadline: July 14th, 2015



Increasingly vast amounts of data about people's interaction with
the social and physical world are generated when people use
social media, personal tracking devices, and the internet of
things. How can big personal data be collected, analyzed, and
exploited so as to provide new or improved forms of interaction
with intelligent systems; and what new issues have to be taken
into account?

The question of how to process big personal data is challenging
because of their sheer quantity, their heterogeneous and
sometimes contradictory nature, and the large semantic distance
between the data and the conclusions that can be drawn from them.

Big personal data can serve users in various novel ways, but the
question of what goals to pursue and how to pursue them is
open-ended and not easy to answer.

Exploiting big personal data in interactive systems raises a
range of questions concerning usability and acceptance, ranging
from privacy issues to those of system comprehensibility and

This special issue aims to publish the best current work on
questions like these, not only presenting technical solutions but
also discussing explicitly the consequences of these solutions
for users of interactive intelligent systems, from both a design
and an engineering point of view.


The following topic dimensions indicate the range of work that is
relevant to the special issue. Each dimension is a question that
can be asked about a possible submission to the special issue,
accompanied by several possible answers to that question. A
manuscript is probably relevant to the special issue if you can
give meaningful answers to most of these questions (including
possibly answers that are not listed here).

What is the origin of the big personal data considered in this
- Users' behavior on social media sites
- Users' traces (e.g., comments) and microtraces (e.g., likes)
  left on the web
- People's use of wearable monitoring devices
- Users' interaction with objects that are part of the internet
  of things
- ...

What benefits of big personal data processing for end users are
considered in this work?
- Support for users' choice and decision making
- New forms of personalization
- Prediction of user trajectories (e.g., with regard to career,
  health, or activities)
- Novel services (e.g., concerning smart buildings or intelligent
  transportation systems) that require big personal data
- ...

What issues of usability and acceptance are considered?
- Users' understanding of how big personal data are processed
- Predictability and comprehensibility of interactive system
- New forms of privacy threat
- Suitability of novel input methods for collecting big personal
- Suitability of methods for visualizing big personal data
- ...

What user-related challenges in terms of computing technology are
- How to combine historical and streaming big personal data
- How to personalize the collection and storage of big personal
- How to capture the semantics of big personal data
- ...


- Federica Cena, University of Turin (cena[at]di.unito.it 
- Cristina Gena, University of Turin (gena[at]di.unito.it 
- Geert-Jan Houben, Delft University of Technology
  (g.j.p.m.houben[at]tudelft.nl <http://tudelft.nl>)
- Markus Strohmaier, GESIS and University of Koblenz-Landau
  (strohmaier[at]uni-koblenz.de <http://uni-koblenz.de>)


- By July 14th, 2015: Submission of manuscripts
- By October 12th, 2015: Notification about decisions on initial
- By January 10th, 2016: Submission of revised manuscripts
- By March 10th, 2016: Notification about decisions on revised
- By April 9th, 2016: Submission of manuscripts with final
  minor changes
- By May, 2016: Announcement of accepted articles on the TiiS
- July, 2016: Publication of accepted articles in the ACM Digital

Except for the initial submission deadline, these dates are
indicative rather than definitive. Some submissions will be
processed more quickly, while others may require more reviewing
and revision. Each accepted article will be announced on the TiiS
website shortly after its acceptance and published in the ACM
Digital Library within 2-3 months, even if other articles for the
special issue are not yet ready for publication.


Please see the instructions for authors on the TiiS website


TiiS (pronounced "T double-eye S"), is an ACM journal for
research about intelligent systems that people interact with.


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/

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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