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Call for Papers: 2nd Workshop on Physical Analytics (WPA-15)

Date:  May 18/19 (TBC), 2015   Location:  Florence, Italy (Co-located with ACM Mobisys 2015)


Paper submission deadline(MODIFIED & EXTENDED): March 15, 2015


The 2nd Workshop on Physical Analytics (WPA-15), solicits submissions broadly related to technologies, experiments and practical applications that center on the capture and understanding of the behavior of individuals (and groups) in the physical world. Such activities include 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). Such activities contain a wealth of information about user behavior, preferences, attitudes and interests, and are thus increasingly being used or proposed for novel services and applications across diverse industries, such as healthcare, telematics and retail.

This workshop will explore 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 behavior of users. A key research question relates to the generalizability of such analytics and tools-i.e., whether we can develop a set of common technologies and analytical tools for capturing and understanding behavior across such diverse physical locations.

Topics of Interest (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 audio

* 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

Original work resulting in submissions that are no greater than 6 pages in length are solicited for the workshop program. The emphasis is on early discussion of novel, radical or controversial ideas, rather than detailed description and evaluation of incremental advances. Submission and formatting instructions are now available on the Workshop Website.

Program Committee Chairs:

Archan Misra (Singapore Management University)

Dina Katabi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

***************Important Dates********************

Submission deadline:     March 15, 2015

Notification deadline:    March 25, 2015

Camera-ready deadline: April 2, 2015


Warm regards,

Archan & Dina, WPA-15 TPC Chairs.

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