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The Fifth International Workshop on Physical Analytics (WPA 2018), in
conjunction with Mobisys 2018.

June 15, 2018, Munich Germany


**** Submission Deadline: April 8, 2018, 11:59:59 Eastern Standard Time
(UTC-4) ****

The 5th Workshop on Physical Analytics (WPA '18), collocated with MobiSys
2018, 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., traveling 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 artifacts (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 :


-Internet of things for gaining insights into and using behavior of people
in physical spaces

-Wearable & mobile computing for physical analytics

-Augmented/Virtual reality applications that help towards physical

-Indoor localization applied to physical analytics

-Infrastructure to support physical analytics (e.g., BLE, RFID, NFC,
cameras, and others)

-Crowdsourcing for physical analytics

-Algorithms for analyzing physical signals (including location, video,
audio) and physiological signals (breathing, heart rate, emotions)

-Novel applications of machine learning to physical analytics

-Ethical and Privacy requirements, primitives & APIs for physical analytics

-Using online/social analytics to augment physical analytics

-Domain-specific Physical analytics (e.g., retail, healthcare,
transportation, insurance, etc.)

-Emerging applications of physical analytics

-Authentication & Trust mechanisms for physical analytics


Submission :


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: authors name and affiliation
should be included in the submission. Submissions must follow the
formatting guidelines at

Please submit your papers through the following link:


Program Committee Chairs :


Fadel Adib, MIT

Krishna Chintalapudi, Microsoft Research


Program Committee :


Andrew Campbell (Dartmouth)

Bodhi Priyantha (Microsoft Research)

Cecilia Mascolo (Cambridge)

Eduardo Cuervo (Microsoft Research)

Haitham Hassanieh (UIUC)

Kate Lin (NCTU)

Lili Qiu (UT Austin)

Matthai Philipose (Microsoft Research)

Nic Lane (Oxford)

Omid Abari (Waterloo)

Ramesh Govindan (USC)

Robert LiKamWa (ASU)

Romit Roy Chowdhury (UIUC)

Swarun Kumar (CMU)

Venkat Padmanabhan (Microsoft Research India)


Past Editions :


WPA 2017, Buffalo, USA

WPA 2016, Singapore

WPA 2015, Florence, Italy

WPA 2014, New Hampshire, USA

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