Monday, April 24, 2017

Welcome to UbiMI'17

Mobile devices are inherently personal and contain the potential to sense the user’s environment, or in other words the user’s context. Mobile and wearable devices can collect an uninterrupted stream of health-related information, user’s activities, location, and other highly personal information. This information can be beneficial to both end-users and researchers. Mobile devices have several built-in sensors (e.g., accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope). These mobile sensors are primarily used by the mobile operating system to enhance the user experience, such as app functionality or mobile device user interaction (e.g., vibration feedback, screen orientation detection), but they are increasingly being leveraged by applications to obtain and offer valuable information about the user’s activities. The field of quantified-self, especially, is interested in obtaining and investigating this type of information harvested from end-users’ devices.

The convenience and availability of mobile devices and app stores make it easier for a researcher to reach thousands of study participants whether they wish to investigate information, information collection methods, or simply collect data from study participants.

In this workshop, we bring together researchers who take advantage of the proliferation of mobile devices, use them as instruments for research on ubiquitous computing, or study how end-users interact with their devices. We also investigate new and existing methods for collecting instrumented data. We are especially interested in the mobile devices, systems, applications, methods and tools that were built to collect and explore such rich datasets. More so, we want researchers to share their experiences, successes and frustrations on conducting research and analysing information from such power and processing constrained devices in order to capture state-of-the-art on theories, models, methodologies, and tools that cope with these challenges.

All accepted papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library and the conference Adjunct Proceedings.

Important dates

Submission deadline: June 9th
Notification of acceptance: June 30t
Camera-ready: July 14th
Workshop date and venue: September 11th or 12th, 2017, Venue TBD