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= Second International Workshop on 
= Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care
= at ACM Multimedia 2017, Mountain View, CA, USA
= October 23, 2017
= Submission Deadline: July 19, 2017

Call for papers

Research in multimedia and health is driven by the current technological advancements in sensors and personalised healthcare. In recent years we can observe many applications of health care and personal health that are addressed by core multimedia research questions, such as monitoring daily life activities, developing lifestyle and behavioral profiles, physiological and cognitive multimedia-based monitoring for health status assessment, among others. Applications can be as specific as the recognition of food to assess its nutritional content, multimodal visualization and correlation of lifestyle parameters to assess conditions such as dementia, or the development of personalized home assistants, used to help the elderly in their daily life, as society ages and the care ratio dwindles. There is an increasing number of research work that shows how core multimedia research is became an important enabler for applications with an application and relevance for the societal questions of health. 

Topics of interest
The special characteristic of the workshop is the joining of a challenging and highly application domain and multimedia research. The workshop is of a very interdisciplinary nature which is reflected by its faceted topics of interest, including, but not limited to:
* Fusing, interpretation and visualization of health and wellness data. 
* Supporting self-monitoring of personal health by multimedia
* Complex health monitoring from heterogeneous data streams
* Eye-movements and mental commands for impaired
* Brain computer interfaces and multimedia analysis.
* Multimedia in health behavior change technology
* Multimedia in personal health records
* Long term health monitoring beyond health behavior change 
* Making sense of personal data for health
* Multimedia activity monitoring of health related daily activities
* Health related event detection in large data collections
* Multimedia for the self-management of personal health
* Multimedia retrieval for personal big health data collections
* AR/VR for exploring multimedia health datat

All submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal. While the workshop will accept papers describing completed work as well as work-in-progress, the emphasis is on early discussion of novel and radical ideas (potentially of a controversial nature) rather than detailed description and evaluation of incremental advances. The workshop accepts full papers (8 pages), short papers (4 pages) and demos (2-4 pages) in pdf. Reviews will be single-blind: author names and affiliations should be included. Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines of the main conference ACM MM 2017. 

Paper submission site is

- submission: July 19, 2017
- notification: August 10, 2017
- camera-ready: August 24, 2017
- workshop date: October 23, 2017 

* Susanne Boll. Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems, University of Oldenburg, Germany
* Touradj Ebrahimi. Multimedia Signal Processing Group, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Switzerland
* Cathal Gurrin. School of Computing, Dublin City University, Ireland
* Ramesh Jain. Department of Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
* Laleh Jalali. Hitachi America, R&D Healthcare Big Data Lab, Santa Clara, CA, USA
* Jochen Meyer. OFFIS – Institute for IT, Oldenburg, Germany
* Noel O’Connor. Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Dublin City University, Ireland

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