Call for Papers

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Mobile sensing is increasingly becoming part of everyday life due to the rapid evolution of the mobile phone into a powerful sensing platform. Popular consumer smartphones are now equipped with the necessary sensors to monitor a diverse range of human activities and commonly encountered contexts. The sensing capabilities of smartphones underpin a new frontier for mobile applications which spans a wide range of domains, including, healthcare, entertainment, social networking, gaming, transportation and citizen science. These applications are unified by a set of common technical challenges associated with mobile sensing systems, including: i) the sensing of people and their environment; ii) the energy-efficient use of mobile device resources; iii) the mining and interpretation of mobile sensor data; and iv) interactions with users, largely to provide feedback and information to users.

The technical challenges of mobile sensing have attracted interest from various research communities, such as experts in machine learning, human computer interaction and mobile systems, who approach this emerging field with their own perspective due to differences in their interests and expertise. Progress within mobile sensing can be accelerated by increased cooperation and interaction between the different communities. This workshop seeks to provide a forum for a broad cross-section of mobile sensing researchers who have diverse technical backgrounds to discuss key challenges and opportunities in mobile sensing research. The objectives of this workshop will be: i) to share state-of-the-art research between communities, ii) to increase the awareness of the techniques and methods utilized by each community, and iii) to help foster a more integrated mobile sensing research community.

This workshop will be organized into a series of lively interactive sessions, with each session examining a specific aspect of mobile sensing. Sessions will contain technical presentations, along with invited speakers and discussion panels. We invite the submission of short position papers with multi-disciplinary perspectives on mobile sensing along with longer technical papers that represent the latest innovations in the field. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Machine learning applied to sensor data
  • Systems architecture for mobile sensing
  • Mobile sensor based personal informatics
  • Leverage cloud computing for mobile sensing
  • Fusion of multiple sensing modalities
  • Privacy and mobile sensing
  • Mobile crowd-sourcing and example uses of human-in-the-loop design
  • New mobile sensing hardware
  • Participatory and Opportunistic Sensing
  • Persuasive Feedback
  • Mobile sensing deployment experiences and users studies
  • Applications

The workshop will include a special session dedicated to addressing energy-efficiency and other resource trade-offs with sensing systems. Papers for this session should address any of the general topics of the workshop but from perspective of optimizing mobile resource usage.

Submissions should use the SIGCHI archival format, with position papers 2 pages or less, and technical papers 5 pages or less.