All the workshop papers are available in the UbiComp/ISWC Adjunct proceedings at:

Schedule of the Day: Monday, September 7

9:00 Registration / Help desk opens: Room C07

9.30-10.30 Keynote Speech: Frank Bentley

Title: Improving Access to Personal Informatics: Moving Beyond Numbers and Graphs

Abstract: The majority of existing Quantified Self solutions provide data and insights to users in the form of numbers and graphs. However, over 40% of adults in many Western countries cannot interpret a basic time-series graph or pie chart. To improve access to these tools, new approaches are needed. This talk will explore interfaces using natural language and other more human-understandable concepts to engage broader audiences and simplify the presentation of complex data from across multiple sources.

Bio: Frank Bentley is a Principal Researcher at Yahoo in Sunnyvale, CA with over 17 years of experience in mobile research. Frank’s work investigates ways in which people can interact with complex personal datasets from many sources in their lives. He also created the MIT course 21w.789 (Communicating Using Mobile Technology) with Ed Barrett, one of the first mobile application courses in the world, starting in 2006. The course launched as a MOOC on edX in 2014 and has had over 50,000 registered students. His book, Building Mobile Experiences, is available from MIT Press.

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

11.00-11.15 Introduction to the workshop

11.15-12.30 Paper Presentation: Session 1

1. The Curse of Quantified-Self: An Endless Quest for Answers. Niels Van Berkel; Chu Luo; Denzil Ferreira; Jorge Goncalves; Vassilis Kostakos.

2. Beyond a Utility View of Personal Informatics: A Postphenomenological Framework. Fredrik Ohlin; Carl Magnus Olsson

3. Challenges, Feedback & Notifications: Empirical Explorations to Inform the Design of Interfaces to Motivate and Encourage Long-Term Personal Informatics Use. Stephen Voida; Yuan Jia; Yamini Karanam; Alex Chambers; Joe Dara; Abdulaziz Alderhami; Kunal Bodke; Dushyant Shrikhande; Jessica Despard.

4. Exploring Correlational Information in Aggregated Quantified Self Data Dashboards. Simon Jones

5. Improving the Classification of Quantified Self Activities and Behaviour Using a Fisher Kernel. Peng Wang; Lifeng Sun; Shiqiang Yang; Alan Smeaton.

6. Narrating the Quantified Self. Dize Hilviu; Amon Rapp

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Paper Presentation: Session 2

7. Introducing SAL, Simple, Situated, Ambient Loggers, for Personal Goals. Lie Ming Tang; Judy Kay; Bob Kummerfeld; Farahnaz Yekeh.

8. Formative studies of SAL, simple situated ambient loggers. Farahnaz Yekeh; Lie Ming Tang; Judy Kay; Bob Kummerfeld.

9. Quantified Self and Modeling of Human Cognition. Federica Cena; Silvia Likavec; Amon Rapp.

10. Adopting a User Modeling Approach to Quantify the City. Federica Cena; Assunta Matassa.

11. Quantifying mobility: pervasive technologies for transport modeling. Fang Zhao; Ajinkya Ghorpade; Francisco Pereira; Chris Zegras; Moshe Ben-Akiva.

12. MobiTop: Bringing Topic-based Reflection to Mobile Browsing Habits. Souneil Park; Jose San Pedro; Nuria Oliver

13. An Evaluation on Behaviors in Taking Photos by Changing Icon Images on Head Mounted Display. Naoya Isoyama; Tsutomu Terada; Masahiko Tsukamoto

14. Opportunities and Challenges for Self-Experimentation in Self-Tracking. Ravi Karka; James Fogarty; Julie Kientz; Sean Munson; Roger Vilardaga; Jasmine Zia.

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

16.00-17.00 Paper Presentation: Session 3

15. Using Periodicity Intensity to Detect Long Term Behaviour Change. Feiyan Hu; Alan Smeaton; Eamonn Newman; Matthew Buman

16. Leveraging Smartwatches for Unobtrusive Mobile Ambulatory Mood Assessment Anja Bachmann; Christoph Klebsattel; Matthias Budde; Till Riedel; Michael Beigl; Markus Reichert; Philip Santangelo; Ulrich Ebner-Priemer

17. Fitness Tracker or Digital Personal Coach: How to Personalize Training. Benedikt Schmidt; Sebastian Benchea; Christian Meurisch; Rüdiger Eichin

18. beuPo: A Digital Plant that You Can Raise and Customize with Your Current Posture. Jeong-Ki Hong; Bon-Chang Koo; So-Ryang Ban; Jun-Dong Cho; Andrea Bianchi

19. Exploring Physical Activity Monitoring Devices for Diabetic and Obese Patients. Mirana Michelle Randriambelonoro; Yu Chen; Antoine Geissbuhler; Pearl Pu

17.00-18.30 Group Work and Discussion

18.30-18.45 Closing Remarks

19.30 Dinner with workshop participants: at an Izakaya (Japanese-style bar) near the workshop venue