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Daniele Riboni <[log in to unmask]>
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SmartPHIL: 1st Workshop on Smart Personal Health Interfaces
In conjunction with ACM IUI 2020,, 
17th-20th March, 2020, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
and with
PhilHumans, Personal Health Interfaces Leveraging HUman-MAchine Natural 
interactionS,, Marie Curie ITN-EID, Grant 
Agreement 812882

Workshop Overview
Given the increasing adoption of personal health services and devices, 
research on smart personal health interfaces is a hot topic for the 
communities of AI and human-computer interaction. The first wave of 
health solutions based on wearables and apps have not been shown to be 
sufficiently effective for behavior change and health self-management. 
In order to enhance acceptance and effectiveness of personal health 
systems, it is necessary to devise novel methods to establish 
interaction among users and their personal devices in an advanced and 
intuitive way. In particular, existing conversational interfaces have 
reached good accuracy in terms of language understanding, but they fall 
short in understanding unstructured user intents and communications. As 
a result, they often offer a frustrating experience to the user. This 
issue is particularly perceived by frail categories of users such as the 
elderly and people with disabilities.

The workshop, within the ACM IUI 2020 Conference, aims to bring together 
researchers, industry, and the community interested in next-generation 
personalized health services exploiting AI for leveraging natural 
interaction. The workshop will be supported by the EU Horizon 2020 
Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network project PhilHumans. We expect to 
receive both mature contributions and early results on these topics, as 
well as position papers illustrating innovative research directions. A 
NAO robot with some use case related to the topics of the workshop will 
be shown during the workshop to further stimulate collaborations and 

Topics of Interest
SmartPHIL explores cutting-edge and disruptive research topics related 
to AI-supported human-machine interfaces for personal health services. 
The main topics of the workshop are (but not limited to):

- Advanced and intuitive personal health interfaces
- Conversational agents for personal health services
- Scene understanding for interaction anticipation
- Face analysis and body language understanding
- Clinical natural language processing, semantics and sentiment analysis
- Insights mining in health communication
- Business economics and robotics for health services
- Business Process Management in health technology
- Advanced Machine Learning and Deep Learning in healthcare applications
- Knowledge-base, Information Retrieval, Cognitive Computing in personal 
health technology

Important Dates
- Friday December 20th, 2019: Full, Short and Position paper submission 
- Tuesday January 14th, 2020: Notification of Acceptance
- Friday January 17th, 2020: Camera-ready paper due
- Tueday March 17th, 2020: SmartPhil Workshop day

Papers must comply with the standard ACM sigconf format, using one of 
the Interim ACM templates available at
- LaTeX Template for Papers
- Microsoft Word Template for Papers

Papers must be submitted in PDF format via the workshop's EasyChair 
submission pages (
Submissions can fall in one of the following categories:

     - Full research papers (8-12 pages)
     - Short research papers (4-7 pages)
     - Position papers (2-3 pages)

Accepted papers (after blind review of at least 3 experts) will be 
published by CEUR-WS. At least one of the authors of the accepted papers 
must register for the workshop (pre-conference only option) to be 
included into the workshop proceedings.

Workshop Chairs
- Sergio Consoli, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy
- Diego Reforgiato Recupero, University of Cagliari, Italy
- Daniele Riboni, University of Cagliari, Italy

More information about SmartPhil 2020 is available at:

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