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Personal Informatics in Practice: Improving Quality of Life Through Data

CHI 2012, Austin, TX, USA

Ian Li, Carnegie Mellon University
Yevgeniy Medynskiy, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jon Froehlich, University of Maryland College Park
Jakob Eg Larsen, Technical University of Denmark

Workshop website:

Knowing oneself has many benefits, including improving learning, increasing
self-control, and promoting positive behaviors. A new class of applications
called personal informatics is appearing that help people learn more about
their selves, their behaviors, and their habits. This workshop will bring
together researchers in a wide range of disciplines to discuss challenges
and explore opportunities for human-computer interaction in the growing
field of personal informatics.

We will discuss technical and design issues related to monitoring and
feedback of personal behavioral information. We will discuss different
behavioral theories to guide the development of personal informatics
systems, and the social implications of self-tracking. We will discuss how
to apply lessons learned from past research and existing products on
various application domains relevant to improving quality of life, such as
fitness, nutrition, wellness, mental health, and sustainability. Key
research areas include: ubiquitous computing, life logging, visualizations,
persuasive technologies, interaction design, psychology of self-knowledge
and self-awareness.

We invite technologists, designers, and behavioral scientists working on
topics related to personal informatics. Submit a position paper (2 to 4
pages) in the ACM Extended Abstracts format about your ongoing work, recent
results, study methods, or perspectives on personal informatics. Papers
will be peer-reviewed and 15-20 participants will be selected by relevance
and likelihood of stimulating and contributing to this discussion. Email
your paper in PDF format to [log in to unmask] with subject "CHI 2012 Workshop
Submission" by January 13, 2012.

Important Dates
* Papers Due: January 13, 2012
* Notification: February 10, 2012

Ian, Yevgeniy, Jon, and Jakob

Ian Li
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Carnegie Mellon University

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