Quality of Life News

May 2017: PervasiveHealth Conference and Workshops Mar 9, 2017

23-26 May 2017, 11th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2017) and Conference Workshops: "Challenges and Opportunities in Pervasive Health-enabled Telemedicine" (web), "Leveraging Patient-Generated Data for Collaborative Decision Making in Healthcare" (web), "Health-i-Coach: Intelligent Technologies for Coaching in Health" (web).

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Mar 2017: Special Issue of the IEEE Computer: "Quality of Life Technologies" May 26, 2016

Call for papers for the Special Issue titled "Quality of Life Technologies" in the IEEE Computer Magazine (CFP) with deadline on 1st August 2016 and publication date early 2017.

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Oct 2016: Panel at the 'Public Health Schweiz' Symposium Sep 8, 2016

26 October 2016, The 'Public Health Schweiz', i.e., the Swiss Society of Public Health organizes a Symposium titled “Compter ses pas, mesurer la tension artérielle, calculer les calories : une meilleure santé grâce au «self-tracking» et aux «wearables» ?” (Web), Bern, Switzerland. Prof. Wac participates in a Panel discussion.

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Oct 2016: "QoL Vadis" Interdisciplinary Workshop Sep 7, 2016

3 Oct 2016, 9-12h, KUA campus, Room 24.5.62, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, "QoL Vadis" - Interdisciplinary Workshop on Future and Emerging Trends in the Science of Quality of Life.

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May 2016: Panel at the ITU-WHO Policy Dialogue on Digital Health Nov 23, 2016

23-24 May 2016, ITU-WHO Policy Dialogue on Digital Health for “Healthy Lives and Wellbeing for All (SDG3)” in parallel to the World Health Assembly (WHA 2016). Panel in which Prof. Wac participates is titled "Innovations for Global Health Challenges". (Web, Slides)

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Mar 2016: Keynote at the Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists Mar 23, 2016

16-18 March 2016, 21st Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP 2016). Talk given by Prof. Wac is titled "Star Trek’s Tricorder: Science Fiction or Future Science?". Web, Slides, Video

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Feb 2016: Mattia Gustarini's PhD Defense Feb 11, 2016

23 Feburary 2016, 10-12h, Battelle A-404/407, PhD Defence of Mattia Gustarini titled: "Analysing Smartphone Users’ “Inner-Self”: The Perception of Intimacy and Smartphone Usage Changes".

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Feb 2016: Talk by Anind K. Dey (CMU, USA) Feb 18, 2016

23 Feburary 2016, 15-16.30h, Battelle A-432, Invited talk by Prof. Anind K. Dey (CMU, USA) titled: "Understanding Human Behavior Using Everyday Technology".

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Dec 2015: Talk at the Conference of International Society for Wearable Technology in Healthcare Nov 23, 2015

5 December 2015, 3rd Conference of International Society for Wearable Technology in Healthcare (WATCH 2015). Talk given by Prof. Wac is titled "Human Aspects in Use (and Misuse) of Mobile Apps and Wearables for Health Self-Management".

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Dec 2015: HOT-MMCS: IEEE GlobeCom Special Session Mar 9, 2013

6-10 December 2015, Special Session on "Hot Topics on Multimedia Communication Systems" (HOT-MMCS) at the 4th IEEE International Workshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications (CCSNA) co-located with IEEE GlobeCom.

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May 2015: PervasiveHealth Conference and Workshops Mar 9, 2013

23-25 May 2015, 9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2015) and Conference Workshops: WATT 2015, PHSCD 2015, ProCare 2015 and HomeSHARE 2015.

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Dec 2014: Smartphone Interaction Study (participate by 31st Dec 2014 and win 50CHF Gift Card) Dec 14, 2014

We are looking for Android OS smartphone users to help us in our research on smartphone usage and interaction for building better interfaces. The exercise lasts 1 hour and once you finish it, you automatically qualify for a lottery of one (of three) Google Play Gift Card (value of 50CHF each).

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Aug 2014: UnCrowdTPG (beta) on Google Play for all! Aug 4, 2014

UnCrowdTPG is now available to the public as beta version on Google Play!

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Dec 2013: UnCrowdTPG mobile app awarded Dec 10, 2013

The QoL team's mobile application UnCrowdTPG has won a second place in the TPG Open Data Challenge

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Nov 2013: Talk at USI Lugano by Mattia Gustarini: "Ops, I wasn't supposed to share that picture!" Nov 11, 2013

Mattia Gustarini has been invited by Prof. Marc Langheinrich to give a talk about his PhD project: PCS-OBEY at University of Lugano, Switzerland.

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2013-2015: New Research Projects Accepted Oct 13, 2013

The QoL team has got two research project proposals accepted: Swiss NSF "PCS-OBEY" and European AAL "ANIMATE".

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Nov 2013: Special Issue in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics May 26, 2013

Call for papers for the Special Issue titled "Services Science for e-Health" in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI) with deadline in November 2013 and publication date early 2014.

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Oct 2013: IEEE Healthcom Conference Tutorial Jun 6, 2013

9 October 2013, Katarzyna Wac is giving a tutorial titled "Methodology for Evaluating Experience of Mobile (Healthcare) Applications Used in Different Contexts of Daily Life", at the 15th Intl Conference on e-Health Networking, Application and Services (IEEE HealthCom'13) conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Oct 2013: IEEE Workshop on Service Science for e-Health at IEEE HealthCom 2013 Mar 9, 2013

9-12 October 2013, IEEE Workshop on Service Science for e-Health (SSH) co-located with the IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application and Services (IEEE HealthCom 2013)

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Aug 2013: mQoL becomes part of ENoLL Aug 1, 2013

Since August 2013 our Quality of Life Living Lab (mQoL) is a Member of European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL).

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Apr 2013: "Un bracelet qui mesure tout", Emission Radio sur RTS.ch. May 8, 2013

25 April 2013, "Un bracelet qui mesure tout", Emission Radio, Invitée: Dr. Katarzyna Wac, RTS.ch.

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Dec 2012: QoSIS demos - Check the best mobile networking option prescribed for you Dec 20, 2012

As part of the QoSIS, QoL focuses on measurements-based performance evaluation of wireless access networks provided by diverse mobile network operators towards prescribing the best mobile networking option for a given user. The QoL team has developed an Android OS mobile application that uses measurements data provided by the real mobile users living in Geneva area to predict the networks' expected performance. There are measurements data and therefeore predictions available for Swiss operators: Swisscom, Sunrise, Orange CH, as well as French ones: F SFR, Bouygtel and Virgin. The overall study is called mQoL and involves already 30 participants.

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Nov 2012: Seminar on Technology of Information for Geographic and Environment Research and Services Nov 4, 2012

13 November 2012, Participation in the Seminar Series on Technology of Information for Geographic and Environment Research and Services (TIGERS), University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.

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Oct-Nov 2012: User Intimacy Study in collaboration with the CMU's Ubicomp Lab in Pittsburgh, US Sep 24, 2012

Oct-Nov 2012, In the following months of October and November Mattia Gustarini from the QoL lab will perform a user study about intimacy of users while using their mobile phones.

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Sep 2012: ITU Experts Group Meeting "mHealth: Towards Better Care, Cure and Prevention in Europe" Sep 25, 2012

25-26 September 2012, Participation in the ITU Experts Group Meeting titled "mHealth: Towards Better Care, Cure and Prevention in Europe", held within the framework of the ITU European Regional Initiative on ICT Applications, including e-Health, Geneva, Switzerland.

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Sep 2012: Paper presented at UbiMi workshop, co-located with the UBICOMP Conference, Pittsburgh, US Sep 24, 2012

8 September 2012, Mattia Gustarini presented his scientific paper at UbiMi workshop, co-located with the UBICOMP Conference, Pittsburgh, US

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Sep 2012: Quantified Self & Quality of Life Seminar Series (#3) Apr 29, 2012

24 September 2012, 18.00, UniGe-UniMail, M3220, Seminar Series co-organized by Clement Charles (Quantified Self Labs, Geneva) and Dr. Katarzyna Wac (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

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Jun 2012: Papers Presented at the Mobile Data Challenge by Nokia Workshop, Newcastle, UK Jul 12, 2012

18-22 June 2012, Sokratis Barmpounakis and Mattia Gustarini presented their scientific papers published at the Mobile Data Challenge by Nokia Workshop, co-located with the PERVASIVE Conference in Newcastle, UK.

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May 2012-13: Nous recherchons des volontaires pour participer à l'étude mQoL May 17, 2012

Le but de ce projet est de tester et de collecter différentes données par l’intermédiaire d’un téléphone mobile pour différents sous projets réalisés par le groupe QoL, de l’Institut de Science des Services de l’Université de Genève. Ces données seront utilisées afin de comprendre: a) comment l’utilisateur interagit avec le téléphone, b) quelles sont les habitudes (utilisation d’application) de l’utilisateur face à un temps donné et une position, c) comprendre la qualité de réseaux disponibles pour l’utilisateur en fonction de sa position, et d) comprendre les déplacements journaliers de l’utilisateur. Intéressé(e)?

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Jun 2012: "Future Internet for eHealth" Dagstuhl Seminar May 24, 2011

3-6 Jun 2012, Dagstuhl Seminar co-organized by Prof. Dr. Paolo Bonato (Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and The Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, USA), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Fiedler (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden), Prof. David Hausheer (TU Darmstadt, Germany) and Dr. Katarzyna Wac (University of Geneva, Switzerland).

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May 2012: ACM SIGCHI CHI Conference Course and TUWien IGW Summercamp Dec 11, 2011

5-10 May 2012, Katarzyna Wac is teaching a course on Methodology for Evaluating Experience of Mobile Applications Used in Different Contexts of Daily Life at the ACM SIGCHI CHI conference in Austin, Texas, USA. A shorter version of the course has been also taught at the Human-Computer Interaction group of Vienna University of Technology, Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology, (IGW Summercamp), Vienna, Austria, 3-5 June 2012.

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Feb-Jun 2012: Recherche utilisateurs de téléphones mobiles (Android OS) pour une étude scientifique Jan 13, 2012

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Anytime: Looking for Mobile Phone Users (Android OS) as Study Participants Dec 22, 2011

Android mobile phone users needed: How do you experience applications on your phone?

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Jan 2012: Demonstration of Prototype for Indoor Positioning Based on Dead Reckoning Jan 31, 2012

1 January 2012, As part of the European project WayFiS, QoL focuses on indoor positoning methods and have developed an Android mobile application that uses dead reckoning method and estimates the user's indoor location.

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Dec 2011: Demonstration Video for Android-based Activity Level Estimator (ALE) Oct 17, 2011

1 December 2011, As part of the European project AAL TraiNutri, QoL focuses on activity monitoring developing the ALE - an Android mobile application that monitors the physical activity level and estimates the user's energy expenditure of the mobile phone owner.

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Dec 2011: NIH Mobile Health (mHealth) Winter Institute Oct 6, 2011

5-9 December 2011, Participation at mHealth Training Institute organized by the US National Institute of Health (NIH) and co-located with the mHealth Summit at Washington DC, USA.

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Aug 2011: MobileHCI Conference Tutorial Aug 23, 2011

31 August 2011, Katarzyna Wac is giving a tutorial titled "Performance evaluation of mobile services: measurements-based methodology and example assessment techniques" at the MobileHCI conference in Stockholm, Sweden.

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May 2011: QoL at Future Internet Assembly in Budapest May 13, 2011

18 May 2011, Katarzyna Wac is co-organizing the session on "Dynamically Adaptive Future Internet-Applications: Beyond Adaptive Services", at FIA Budapest, where she will present adaptive eHealth applications scenario. See latest SESERV news "From e-Health to i-Health...this is no accident" for a post-session summary.

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Apr 2011: Tecfa Brown Bag Seminar Apr 1, 2011

5 April 2011, 12.15, Katarzyna Wac gives a Seminar at TECFA
titled "From Wearable Computing to Usability for Behavioral Change in Chronic Disease Management"

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Mar 2011: New Project: Way Finding Seniors Mar 1, 2011

1 March 2011, Our new AAL WayFiS project has just started.

Feb 2011: Boursières d'Excellence Feb 3, 2011

3 February 2011, 8.30, "Boursières d'Excellence" talk by Katarzyna Wac, titled Translational Research on Effective and Efficient Telemedicine Services Supporting the Self-management of Chronically Ill Patients

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Oct 2010: ESF-COST Conference and Ambassador role Oct 1, 2010

2-7 October 2010, "COST Ambassador" grant for participation in European Science Foundation and European Cooperation in Science and Technology (ESF-COST) Research Conference 'Future Internet & Society'

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Sep 2010: BodyNets 2010 Sep 1, 2010

10-12 September 2010, Paper presented at the Fifth International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets)

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Jun 2009: PhD Defense Trial Katarzyna Wac Jun 7, 2009

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