iWOAR 2017 : 4th International Workshop on Sensor-based Activity Recognition and Interaction

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Thursday 15 Jun 2017
Conference & Submission Link http://iwoar.org/2017/
Conference Dates Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017
Conference Address Rostock, Germany
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Conference Call for Papers

iWOAR 2017 is in-cooperation with ACM SIGAI and SIGCHI.

With ubiquitous systems becoming an integral part of our everyday life, the accurate sensor-based activity recognition and interaction plays a central role in the quality of such systems.

Systems aiming to provide the user with assistance or to monitor their behaviour and condition rely heavily on sensors and the activities and interactions recognised from these sensors.

Providing adequate activity recognition and interaction poses challenges on different levels: from the sensors that capture the behaviour, through the methods needed to reason about the sensor readings and the underlying behaviour, to the appropriate methods with which the system can interact and assist the user.

Any of these aspects is essential and can influence the quality of the provided intelligent service.

To address these challenges, we organise the 4th International Workshop on Sensor-based Activity Recognition and Interaction (iWOAR): a workshop with conference character, which takes place annually in Northern Germany.

The workshop focuses on:

1. sensors, sensor infrastructures, and sensing technologies needed to detect user behaviour and to provide interaction between system and user

2. data- and model-driven methods for intelligent monitoring and assistance that support the user in everyday settings

3. novel applications and evaluation studies of methods for intelligent monitoring of everyday user behaviour and user assistance using sensing technologies

4. intelligent methods for synthesising assistance and interaction strategies using sensing technologies

We also attempt to bring together science and industry.

Thus, we strongly encourage participants from the industry to exchange problems, ideas and experiences on applied research or novel applications and studies of existing methods.

The accepted industrial papers will undergo peer reviewing and will be presented in an industrial session during the workshop.




The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

– Human activity recognition

– Healthcare systems

– Cognitive systems

– Knowledge representation and reasoning

– Expert Systems

– NLP for intelligent systems

– Ontologies for intelligent systems

– Knowledge acquisition for intelligent systems

– Assistive systems in the healthcare and manufacturing

– Novel applications for assessing everyday behaviour

– Smart homes

– Behaviour monitoring and interpretation

– Human performance measuring

– Interaction techniques

– Intelligent user interfaces

– Input & output modalities

– Wearable computing and wearable sensing

– Context awareness

– Data mining and machine learning for sensor-based intelligent systems

– Signal reconstruction and interpolation

– Innovative wearable sensing technologies


Submission and Review


All submissions undergo a peer review process to assure the presentation of a high quality content.

Accepted submissions will be published in the iWOAR 2017 Proceedings.

All submissions should be in the ACM SIGCHI paper format with a maximum length of 6 pages in total (including references and appendix).

The paper length can be exceeded for outstanding contributions, but should not exceed 12 pages.

The papers are to be submitted through the EasyChair submission system.


Important dates (preliminary)


Submission deadline: 15 June 2017

Notification: 30 July 2017

Camera ready version: TBA

Author registration: TBA

Workshop: 21 – 22 September 2017


Conference chairs


– Thomas Kirste, University of Rostock, GER

– Bodo Urban, Fraunhofer IGD, GER


Organising committee


– Kristina Yordanova, University of Rostock, GER

– Max Schröder, University of Rostock, GER


Program committee chairs


– Sebastian Bader, University of Rostock, GER

– Adeline Paiement, University of Bristol, UK

– Anke Lehmann, TU Dresden, GER


Program committee


– Adeline Paiement, University of Bristol, GBR

– Ahmed Rabee Sadik, Fraunhofer IGD, GER

– Albert Hein, University of Rostock, GER

– Alessandra Mileo , National University of Ireland, Galway, IRL

– Alfred Hesener , Infineon, USA

– Andreas Bulling, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, GER

– Anke Lehmann, TU Dresden, GER

– Arjan Kuijper, Fraunhofer IGD, GER

– Bodo Urban, Fraunhofer IGD, GER

– Charalampos Doukas, CREATE-NET, ITA

– Christina Strohrmann , BOSCH-Sensortec, GER

– Denys J.C. Matthies, University of Rostock, GER

– Dieter W. Fellner , Fraunhofer IGD, GER

– Didier Stricker, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz, GER

– Fillia Makedon, University of Texas Arlington, USA

– Gerald Bieber, Fraunhofer IGD, GER

– Gilles Bailly, Telecom ParisTech, FRA

– Hans-Joerg Schulz, University of Rostock, GER

– Ilias Maglogiannis, University of Piraeus, GRC

– Jochen Huber, Synaptics, USA

– Keying Zhu, City University of Hong Kong, CHN

– Kristina Yordanova, University of Rostock, GER

– Kristof van Laerhoven, University of Freiburg, GER

– Marcel Jacomet, University of Bern, CHE

– Mario Aehnelt, Fraunhofer IGD, GER

– Marian Haescher, University of Rostock, GER

– Max Schröder, University of Rostock, GER

– Nicolai Marquardt, University College London, GBR

– Oliver Amft, University of Passau, GER

– Paul Lukowicz, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz, GER

– Rebekka Alm, University of Rostock, GER

– Sebastian Bader, University of Rostock, GER

– Simon T. Perrault, YALE-NUS College, SGP

– Soledad Ballesteros, National Distance Education University, ESP

– Stefan Göbel, University of Darmstadt, GER

– Stefan Lüdtke, University of Rostock, GER

– Thijs Roumen, Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam, GER

– Thomas Kirste, University of Rostock, GER

– Tobias Grosse-Puppendahl, Microsoft Research Cambridge, GBR

– Uwe Kaulbars, Institute of Occupational Safty & Health, GER

– Vangelis Metsis, Texas State University, USA

For further information regarding the workshop and paper submission, please visit our webpage (www.iwoar.org) or contact Kristina Yordanova at kristina.yordanova@uni-rostock.de or Max Schröder at max.schroeder@uni-rostock.de.

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