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Eun Kyoung Choe <[log in to unmask]>
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*Call for Papers*

Evaluating Off-the-Shelf Technologies for Personal Health Monitoring: A
Hands-On Workshop to be held at UbiComp 2012
Workshop Date: September 8th, 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Paper deadline: May 18th, 2012

Technologies abound for monitoring personal health. From heart-rate to
caloric input to physical activity to mood, consumers have many options in
devices that track health information. But how do the different devices
compare? Do they measure the same information, are their measurements
reliable and is their data in a similar and compatible format? This
workshop aims to provide an avenue for comparing devices, and for
identifying gaps in personal health monitoring technology. Leading up to
the workshop, participants will evaluate one or more devices of their
choice using agreed upon metrics. At the workshop, participants will share
their evaluation and work with other participants to co-author a paper from
their combined results.

Submission should be in the SIGCHI archival
format<> and
no longer than 2 pages. Click
access the sample submission paper.

Each submission should include the following elements:

*1. Technology Selection*
*Identify a high-level category of health monitoring technology that you
would like to evaluate* (e.g. physical activity monitor or sleep monitor).
If the technology is not obviously a health technology (e.g., location
detection), the submission should include a justification for how it could
be used within a health context (e.g., to support aging-in-place by
tracking patients with dementia who may wander and get lost). Please note
that the workshop is not looking to evaluate clinical technologies (e.g.
ERH or clinical-decision support system).  Instead, the focus is on
technologies patients can use to monitor their health outside of the
clinical domain.

The submission should *indicate specific technologies you would like to
evaluate* and how flexible this technology selection is. The workshop does
not have funding to provide equipment for your evaluation, so the
submission must indicate that you either already have access to certain
equipment, or have a budget to acquire equipment. Since multiple
submissions may request to evaluate the same technology, some workshop
participants may be assigned to a different technology within the same
category. This will only occur with consultation of the authors before
final acceptance. For this reason, it is important to indicate if you have
already purchased the technology, and/or if you have a budget to acquire
additional technology. Include the total number of units that are available
for the evaluation.

*2. Proposed Evaluation*
The submission should *specify the resources you have available and the
scope of the evaluation you believe is feasible* (e.g. number of researcher
hours and number of researchers who could use the technology during the

The submission should also *indicate the metrics you would like to use* during
your evaluation that are not already listed in the draft list of metrics
developed by the workshop organizers (available at the workshop
Include any metrics that may be unusual and/or unique to your research team
(e.g. access to a physical fitness lab that can monitor respiratory status
and metabolic rate). If the proposed metrics are extensive, you may exceed
the 2 page limit by including an appendix not counted in the page limit.

In addition, if there are any classes of metrics in the draft list you
cannot use (e.g. perhaps you do not have someone qualified to perform a
usability analysis), you should indicate that here. The workshop organizers
will attempt to match different submissions so a complete evaluation of
each technology can occur.

*3. Author Information*
The submission should include *a brief bio of each author* and indicate how
they will contribute to the proposed evaluation.  Ideally, author teams
will be comprised of different expertise in order to accomplish the
different types of evaluation that must occur.

*Ready to submit?*
To submit to the workshop, please send your submission as a single PDF file
to *[log in to unmask]* by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on May 18,
2012. Name your file LastName.pdf and also include the following
information in your submission email: 1) Author list, 2) Institution, and
3) Technology proposed.

*Important Dates*
May 18th: Paper submissions due
May 25th: Acceptance/Rejection notifications
June-July: Data collection
August 8th: Evaluation data due to organizers
Sept 8th: Workshop

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