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  A Short Workshop on Next Steps Towards Long Term Self Tracking 
          Call for Position Papers
          CHI 2018 - April 21 or 22, 2018 - Montreal, Canada
          Submission deadline: February 2, 2018

In recent years, we have seen an overwhelming development in sensors of 
personal health and wellbeing, enabling the technical and medical 
layperson to monitor parameters of health in real life. Now it is more and 
more understood that there are considerable potential opportunities from 
long term tracking covering periods of not just weeks or months, but years 
or decades, and ultimately lifelong use. There are already numerous ways 
of tracking large amounts of long term data, using dedicated tracking and 
logging tools, deploying the sensors in our smart phones and smart 
watches, or analyzing the digital traces that everybody leaves behind in 
social networks and online systems.  Such long and very long term data 
should be able to facilitate uses cases beyond behavior change, e.g. 
discovering long term trends in behavior, monitoring progress against a 
long term target, reflecting on long term trends and patterns, supporting 
decision making, giving a lifelong health support, or discovering the 
impact of N-of-1 experiments. However, the current state of the art leaves 
people facing barriers that many people find insurmountable for making 
such uses of self tracking data. It has become clear that considerable 
work is needed to turn tracking from a toy to a tool. 

We seek contributions investigating challenges and opportunities arising 
from long term use of self tracking tools, covering not just weeks or 
months, but potentially years or decades. Topics include, but are not 
restricted to:
* Use and abandonment
* Understanding incompleteness of data
* Designing interventions
* Use of tracking data by medical professionals
* New individual and community applications
* Challenges of interdisciplinary and long term research

Submissions can be position papers, presenting – potentially controversial 
– points of view or perspectives. Or they can present scientific work, 
also work in progress or in an early stage. Submissions must use the CHI 
Extended Abstract template and be 2-4 pages in length. They must relate to 
the overall theme of the workshop, long term self tracking beyond weeks 
and months. The submissions must not be anonymized. 

Submissions must be made to

Important dates
Submission: February 2, 2018
Notification of acceptance: February 22, 2018
Workshop: April 21 or 22, 2018 (to be confirmed)

Participants are selected based on relevance of the submission to the 
workshop's topic of long term self tracking, the potential to stimulate 
discussion, and the overall quality of the submission. At least one author 
of each accepted paper must attend the workshop. All participants must 
register for both the workshop and at least one day of the conference.

For further information see

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