Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care Call for Papers

= Second International Workshop on 
= Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care
= at ACM Multimedia 2017, Mountain View, CA, USA
= October 23, 2017
= Submission Deadline: July 19, 2017

Call for papers

Research in multimedia and health is driven by the current
technological advancements in sensors and personalised healthcare. In
recent years we can observe many applications of health care and
personal health that are addressed by core multimedia research
questions, such as monitoring daily life activities, developing
lifestyle and behavioral profiles, physiological and cognitive
multimedia-based monitoring for health status assessment, among
others. Applications can be as specific as the recognition of food to
assess its nutritional content, multimodal visualization and
correlation of lifestyle parameters to assess conditions such as
dementia, or the development of personalized home assistants, used to
help the elderly in their daily life, as society ages and the care
ratio dwindles. There is an increasing number of research work that
shows how core multimedia research is became an important enabler for
applications with an application and relevance for the societal
questions of health.

Topics of interest
The special characteristic of the workshop is the joining of a
challenging and highly application domain and multimedia research. The
workshop is of a very interdisciplinary nature which is reflected by
its faceted topics of interest, including, but not limited to:
* Fusing, interpretation and visualization of health and wellness data. 
* Supporting self-monitoring of personal health by multimedia
* Complex health monitoring from heterogeneous data streams
* Eye-movements and mental commands for impaired
* Brain computer interfaces and multimedia analysis.
* Multimedia in health behavior change technology
* Multimedia in personal health records
* Long term health monitoring beyond health behavior change 
* Making sense of personal data for health
* Multimedia activity monitoring of health related daily activities
* Health related event detection in large data collections
* Multimedia for the self-management of personal health
* Multimedia retrieval for personal big health data collections
* AR/VR for exploring multimedia health datat

All submissions must be original work not under review at any other
workshop, conference, or journal. While the workshop will accept
papers describing completed work as well as work-in-progress, the
emphasis is on early discussion of novel and radical ideas
(potentially of a controversial nature) rather than detailed
description and evaluation of incremental advances. The workshop
accepts full papers (8 pages), short papers (4 pages) and demos (2-4
pages) in pdf. Reviews will be single-blind: author names and
affiliations should be included. Submissions must follow the
formatting guidelines of the main conference ACM MM 2017.

Paper submission site is

- submission: July 19, 2017
- notification: August 10, 2017
- camera-ready: August 24, 2017
- workshop date: October 23, 2017 

* Susanne Boll. Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems, University
of Oldenburg, Germany

* Touradj Ebrahimi. Multimedia Signal Processing Group, Ecole
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Switzerland

* Cathal Gurrin. School of Computing, Dublin City University, Ireland

* Ramesh Jain. Department of Computer Sciences, University of
California, Irvine, CA, USA

* Laleh Jalali. Hitachi America, R&D Healthcare Big Data Lab, Santa
Clara, CA, USA

* Jochen Meyer. OFFIS Institute for IT, Oldenburg, Germany

* Noel O'Connor. Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Dublin City
University, Ireland