Call for Papers
Ubiactivity'18: International Workshop on Integrating Physical Activity and Health Aspects in Everyday Mobility
Workshop at UbiComp/ISWC 2018
Submission deadline: July 27, 2018 (extended)
Smartphones and wearables such as smartwatches opened up the possibility of easily monitoring one's everyday life and providing feedback on individual levels of daily physical activity. Mobility, which is ensured by various passive and active means of transport, can contribute to achieving daily health recommendations. However, in general everyday mobility does not involve substantial levels of physical activity. There are sometimes structural reasons or a lack of motivation and time that impede realizing an active lifestyle in the context of mobility. This can lead to a sedentary lifestyle that can cause various diseases.
The goal of this workshop is to investigate ways to integrate physical activity into everyday mobility in accordance with widely accepted health recommendations. We aim to explore wearable and ambient systems that sense and support active navigation as well as conceptual aspects from a variety of perspectives, such as persuasive technologies, and thus invite researchers from different disciplines to contribute their point of view by means of position papers, posters, and demonstrations. One planned outcome of this workshop is a set of design guidelines for navigation systems that explicitly consider health aspects.
Call for Participation
This workshop aims to foster a community of researchers around health aspects of everyday mobility, with an interest in designing ways to facilitate adhering to health recommendations in what we call "Active Mobility". This, e.g., involves tracking physical activities as well as spatial planning, persuasive technologies, simplifying planning and scheduling of active navigation, and exploring ways of increasing the motivation of users. The workshop aims to provide a forum to start a broad and productive discussion on identifying the main requirements of environmental, human, and technical factors for integrating health recommendations into everyday mobility. As one result we plan to formulate design guidelines for navigation systems and future forms of mobility that explicitly take health aspects into account. Such guidelines can serve as the basis for future work in the area.
• Submission via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/cfp/ubiactivity18
• Maximum 4 pages PDF in the SIGCHI Extended Abstract format
• Non anonymized
• Submission deadline: July 27, 2018.
Topics that are relevant to the workshop's overall goal include, but are not limited to:
• Navigation supported by mobile devices and wearables
• Integration of health aspects into passive transportation
• Alternative route selection for pedestrians
• Activity recognition and prediction
• Activities in public transportation
• Motivation for physical activities linked to mobility
• Health aspects for rural areas
• Active lifestyle for people with special needs
• Estimation and use of reliable map information
• Notifications and reminders for health recommendations
• Recognizing and avoiding stress factors in public places and public transportation
• Integration of contextual information into activity and route planning (weather, public events, construction sites)
• Identifying human behaviour and preferences on walked paths
• Design of public places and routes considering health aspects
• Visualizing daily activity
We invite researchers to submit a position paper of up to four pages (including references) using the SIGCHI Extended Abstract format by July 27. The contribution should address any relevant topic and be submitted in PDF format via EasyChair. The position papers will be reviewed by the workshop committee and external reviewers. Upon acceptance and notification on August 14, the position papers will be made available on the workshop website together with the explored guidelines after the workshop day on October 8. In addition, we plan to include all accepted contributions in the ACM Digital Library.
• Deadline for submissions: July 27, 2018
• Notifications: August 14, 2018
• Camera-ready workshop papers deadline: August 20, 2018
• Workshop day: October 8
• Maximilian Schrapel
• Anne Finger
• Jochen Meyer
• Michael Rohs
• Johannes Schöning
• Alexandra Voit
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