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Call for Papers

The 3rd Workshop on Physical Analytics

26th June 2016 - Singapore; co-located with MobiSys 2016

URL: *

Submission website:

*Submission deadline (extended): April 20th, 2016*


The 3rd Workshop on Physical Analytics (WPA-16), collocated with MobiSys
2016, solicits submissions broadly related to technologies, experiments and
practical applications that center on the capture and understanding of the
physical behavior of individuals, groups, and crowds in the physical world.
Activities that people perform in the physical world—e.g., travelling to
places (commuting to/from work using public or private transport), dwelling
and engaging in various activities at various locations (e.g., exercising
in the gym, eating at restaurants and food courts), interacting with
various physical objects and artefacts (e.g., touching or picking up
products at a retail store, or browsing through books and magazines at a
library), being subject to various audiovisual stimuli (e.g., listening to
announcements at transit hubs, watching advertisements on public displays
or movies on TV) and interacting with other people (in groups, as part of
crowds or one-on-one)—contain a wealth of information about user behavior,
preferences, attitudes and interests. Such information is increasingly
being proposed for novel services and applications across diverse
industries, such as healthcare, telematics and retail. This workshop
focuses on exploring how various technologies and capabilities, such as
multimedia sensing, localization, wearable computing, activity recognition
and privacy, can be harnessed holistically to build workable or plausible
solutions that can capture real-world physical behavior of users.


Topics of interests include but are not limited to:
+ Wearable & mobile computing for physical analytics
+ BLE, RFID, Wi-Fi, NFC, cameras, and other infrastructure to support
physical analytics
+ Indoor localization applied to physical analytics
+ Crowdsourcing for physical analytics
+ Algorithms for analyzing physical signals, including location, video, and
+ Privacy requirements, primitives & APIs for physical analytics
+ Using online/social analytics to augment physical analytics
+ Systems, toolkits and data processing platforms for physical analytics
+ Domain-specific Physical analytics (e.g., retail, healthcare,
transportation, insurance, etc.)
+ Emerging applications of physical analytics
+ Authentication & Trust mechanisms for physical analytics

Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 20th, 2016

Notification deadline: May 3rd, 2016

Camera-ready deadline: May 9th, 2016


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. Submissions must be no greater than 6 pages in length and must be
a PDF file. Reviews will be single-blind: author names and affiliations
should be included. Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines at, and should be
submitted through EasyChair:

Workshop Organisers
Nic Lane, Bell Labs and UCL
Xia Zhou, Dartmouth College
Fahim Kawsar, Bell Labs

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