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* WellComp 2018 (First International Workshop on Computing for Well-Being)*

(In Conjunction with ACM UbiComp 2018)

*Date*: Monday, October 8, 2018
*Time*: 9:00 - 17:00

*Place*: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center  (Singapore)

*Web*: * <>*

*Facebook page*: *


• 19 accepted papers ( *
<>* )  and presentations.

• Keynote talks by Prof. Rafael Calvo (The University of Sydney)
  “HCI for Wellbeing: Technologies for health, mental health and wellbeing”

• Panel discussions
About WellComp 2018

With the advancements in ubiquitous computing, ubicomp technology has
deeply spread into our daily lives, including office work, home and
house-keeping, health management, transportation, or even urban living
environments. Furthermore, beyond the initial metric of computing, such as
“efficiency” and “productivity”, the benefits that people (users) benefit
on a well-being perspective based on such ubiquitous technology has been
greatly paid attention in the recent years. In our first “WellComp”
(Computing for Well-being) workshop, we intensively discuss about the
contribution of ubiquitous computing towards users’ well-being that covers
both physical, mental, and social wellness (and their combinations), from
the viewpoints of various different layers of computing. WellComp 2018 will
bring together researchers and practitioners from the academia and industry
to explore versatile topics related to wellbeing and ubiquitous computing.

In this workshop, we will bring together people from industry and academia
who are active in the areas of activity recognition, mental health, social
good, context-awareness and ubiquitous computing. The main objective of
WellComp 2018 is to share the latest research in various areas in
computing, related to users’ physical, mental, and social well- being.
Expected areas and topics include, but not limited to, systems research,
user studies, networking, social computing, as listed below.

• Definition and representation of well-being in computing

• Predictive modeling of well-being metric and computational models

• Systems with well-being- awareness

• Measurement of well-being with ubicomp technologies

• Management of physical wellness and well-being

• Management of mental health and well-being

• Management of social good and well-being

• Innovative well-being applications

• Behavior design / feed-back design for well-being application

• Computing and well-being of children, disabilities, or elderly people

• People’s well-being in various situations (e.g., smart home, smart cities
and connected communities, classes)

• People’s well-being and new types of community driven by ICT (e.g.,
sharing economy)

Keynote Speaker

*Rafael Calvo (The University of Sydney)*

*“HCI for Wellbeing: Technologies for health, mental health and wellbeing”*

*Abstract: *Government and commercial investment in health technology is
substantial and on the rise reflecting opportunities for technologies to
promote uniquely tailored, data-rich and autonomy-supportive tools at
scale. Still many digital technologies for health and wellbeing go
un-evaluated, lack an evidence base, or fall short of achieving the impact
intended. Among the challenges to success is achieving the deep
interdisciplinary involved, which often requires continuous collaboration
among medical professionals, psychologists, HCI researchers, user
experience designers, software developers and end-users. While some
projects lack theoretical grounding or an evidence-base, others fail to
involve users effectively in order to understand their needs, perceptions
and contexts, resulting in technologies that go unused.

Working together, researchers in HCI, health and the social sciences can
improve the processes by which digital technologies are developed and
distributed for the benefit of population-wide health and wellbeing. In
this presentation, I will share some of the multidisciplinary
evidence-based approaches to the development of health technologies taken
at the Wellbeing Technologies Lab in Sydney, Australia. I will describe
some ideas on the contributions HCI can make to this field, and share a
number of case studies in the domains of chronic illness, sleep, mental
health and doctor-patient communication.

*Bio*: Rafael Calvo is an ARC Future Fellow, Professor of Software
Engineering and Director of the Wellbeing Technologies Lab at the
University of Sydney. He is the recipient of five teaching awards, and has
published four books and over 200 articles in the fields of HCI, affective
computing, learning technologies and computational intelligence. His books
include the Oxford Handbook of Affective Computing and Positive Computing:
Technology for Wellbeing and Human Potential (MIT Press). He is Associate
Editor of the Journal of Medical Internet Research – Human Factors
(JMIR-HF) and is co-editing the forthcoming IEEE Transactions on Technology
and Society. He is also former Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on
Learning Technologies and IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. He has
a PhD in Artificial Intelligence applied to automatic document
classification and has also worked at Carnegie Mellon University,
Universidad Nacional de Rosario, and as a consultant for projects
worldwide. A keen player in the push for more ethical technology design,
Rafael is a member of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous
and Intelligent Systems, a part of the UN’s AI for Good Global Summit, and
in 2019 will be a visiting fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future
of Intelligence, University of Cambridge.

Technical Program

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*Session Name*

*Detailed Timing*


*Title / Authors*


Session 1


Opening Remarks



*“HCI for Wellbeing: Technologies for health, mental health and wellbeing”*
Rafael Calvo (The university of Sydney)


Oral presentation 1

*“Wellbeing in Smart Environments: Definition, Measurement, Prediction and
Lauri Lovén (University of Oulu), Minna Pakanen (University of Oulu),
Ekaterina Gilman (University of Oulu)
Susanna Pirttikangas (University of Oulu)


Oral presentation 2

*“UMeAir: Predicting Momentary Happiness Towards Air Quality via Machine
Yang Han (The University of Hong Kong), Victor O.K. Li (The University of
Hong Kong), Jacqueline C.K. Lam (The University of Hong Kong), Zhiyi Lu
(The University of Hong Kong)


Coffee break 1


Session 2


Oral presentation 3

*“Design Challenges of Wellbeing Supporting Smart Environment in
Collaborative Use Situations”*

Minna Pakanen (University of Oulu), Lauri Lóven (University of Oulu), Paula
Alavesa (University of Oulu), Ekaterina Gilman (University of Oulu),
Susanna Pirttikangas (University of Oulu), Jacques Terken (Eindhoven
University of Technology), Berry Eggen (Eindhoven University of Technology


Oral presentation 4

*“Iris: supporting wellbeing and treatment compliance in clubfoot patients”*
Frederique De Jongh (Eindhoven University of Technology), Daniel Tetteroo
(Eindhoven University of Technology)


Oral presentation 5

*“Remote Biofeedback Sharing, Opportunities and Challenges”*
Jeremy Frey (IDC Herzliya), Jessica R. Cauchard (IDC Herzliya)


Oral presentation 6

*“Designing an Interactive Skating Dress for Young Athletes”*
Jonna Häkkilä (University of Lapland), Veera Helander (University of
Lapland), Diana Jamoido (University of Lapland), Ashley Colley (University
of Lapland)


Oral presentation 7

*“Using Students’ Physiological Synchrony to Quantify the Classroom
Emotional Climate”*
Shkurta Gashi (Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)), Elena Di Lascio
(Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Silvia Santini (Università della
Svizzera Italiana (USI))


Lunch break


Session 3


Oral presentation 8

*“Cross-Modal Approach for Conversational Well-being Monitoring with
Multi-Sensory Earbles”*
Chulhong Min (Nokia Bell Labs), Alessandro Montanari (Nokia Bell Labs),
Akhil Mathur (Nokia Bell Labs), Seungchul Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of
Science and Technology), Fahim Kawsar (Nokia Bell Labs)


Oral presentation 9

*“How do we sleep – a case study of sleep duration and quality using data
from Oura ring”*
Heli Koskimäki (Oura Health / University of Oulu), Hannu Kinnunen (Oura
Health), Teemu Kurppa (Oura Health), Juha Röning (University of Oulu)


Oral presentation 10

*“Comparing ESM Timings for Emotional Estimation Model with Fine Temporal
Wataru Sasaki (Keio University), Tadashi Okoshi (Keio University), Jin
Nakazawa (Keio University)


Oral presentation 11

*“How to Personalize Conversational Coaches for Stress Management?”*
Jean-Claude Martin (CNRS-LIMSI), Christine LescanffCIAMS, Univ. Paris Sud),
Sophie Rosset (CNRS-LIMSI), Marilyn Walker (University of California, Santa
Cruz), Steve Whittaker (University of California, Santa Cruz)


Oral presentation 12

*“Estimating Smartphone Addiction Proneness Scale through the State of Use
of Terminal and Applications”*
Satoru Minagawa (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology), Kaori
Fujinami (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)


Discuss and decide group discussion topics


Coffee break 2


Poster Session

*“Towards Increasing Bodily Awareness During Sports with Wearable Displays”*
Paweł Woźniak (Chalmers University of Technology), Ashley Colley
(University of Lapland), Jonna Häkkilä (University of Lapland)

*“Pre-Consulting Dialogue Systems for Telemedicine: Yes/No Intent
Tittaya Mairittha (Kyushu Institute of Technology), Tsuyoshi Okita (Kyushu
Institute of Technology), Sozo Inoue (Kyushu Institute of Technology)

*“EmoEcho: A Tangible Interface to Convey and Communicate Emotions”*
Kieran Woodward (Nottingham Trent University), Eiman Kanjo (Nottingham
Trent University), Samuel Burton (Nottingham Trent University), Andreas
Oikonomou (Nottingham Trent University)

*“Towards Multi-Device Context Aware Systems for Elders Well-being”*
Javier Berrocal (University of Extremadura), Jose García-Alonso (University
of Extremadura), Juan Manuel Murillo Rodríguez (University of Extremadura),
Carlos Canal (University of Málaga)

*“Calmify: Measuring the Effectiveness of Personalized Meditation
Techniques Using Mobile Technologies”*
Devender Kumar (Technical University of Denmark), Elena Di Lascio
(Universita della Svizzera italiana (USI)), Mikko Yliniemi (University of
Oulu), Murad Ahmad (University of Oulu)

*“Blood Pressure Estimation with a Wristband Optical Sensor”*
Gašper Slapničar (Jožef Stefan Institute), Mitja Luštrek (Jožef Stefan

*“IoT on Wheels: A Domain-Specific Design Platform for Wheelchair User
Jacky Bourgeois (Delft University of Technology), Songshan Lui (Delft
University of Technology), Gerd Kortuem (Delft University of Technology),
Derek Lomas (Delft University of Technology)


Group Discussion


Group Discussion


Short talk from each group




Closing Remarks

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