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Dr.  Katarzyna  Wac
Senior Scientist
Telephone: +41 22 379 02 42


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Curriculum Vitae

LinkedIn Profile

Ms. Katarzyna Wac is a senior scientist (fr. "MER") at the Institute of Services Science (ISS) of University of Geneva (UniGE) and leader of the Quality of Life (QoL) research area since 2010. She holds a BSc and MSc degree in Computer Science from Wroclaw University of Technology (WUT, Poland), an MSc in Telematics from University of Twente (UT, the Netherlands), as well as a PhD in Information Systems from University of Geneva (Switzerland). In 2003-2004, Ms. Wac was a research staff member at University of Twente. In 2005 she joined University of Geneva as a research and teaching assistant, while keeping her affiliation with the University of Twente. In 2007-2010, Ms. Wac was also affiliated with the MobiHealth BV start-up company. In 2009-2010, Ms. Wac was on leave for a one-year Swiss NSF Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU, USA), Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII). Along the summer 2013, Ms. Wac was supported by Swiss NSF International Visits program to research at Stanford University (Stanford, USA), and particularly at the Stanford Human-Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute (H-STAR). Ms. Wac's research interests include Quality of Service-aware mobile systems and services with special emphasis on support of adaptive multimedia protocols and Quality of Service mechanisms, especially in the mobile healthcare (i.e., mHealth) domain. Ms. Wac strives towards effective and efficient pervasive mobile computing and communication - meeting the end-user Quality of Service requirements and Quality of Experience expectations. Ms. Wac is since 2012 an Associate Expert of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) European Regional Initiative for mHealth.

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Human Subject Studies

  • Studying the Subjective and Objective Experience of Wearable Technologies Used in the Operating Room to Improve Efficiencies and Safety: Protocol 29481 by the Institutional Review Board, Administrative Panel on Human Subjects in Medical Research, Stanford University, US; Protocol Director: Prof. H. Rivas, 2013-2014.
  • Studying the Subjective and Objective Experience of Wearable Technologies Used for Wellness in Different Contexts of Daily Life: Protocol 29414 by the Institutional Review Board, Administrative Panel on Human Subjects in Medical Research, Stanford University, US; Protocol Director: Prof. H. Rivas, 2013-2014.
  • Studying the Subjective and Objective Experience of Mobile Applications Used in Different Contexts of Daily Life: Protocol 28265 by the Institutional Review Board, Administrative Panel on Human Subjects in Medical Research, Stanford University, US; Protocol Director: Prof. H. Rivas, 2013-2014.
  • Studying the Intimacy Perception of Mobile Phone Users: Protocol HS12-463 by the Institutional Review Board, Research Regulatory Compliance Office, Carnegie Mellon University, US; Protocol Director: Prof. A. Dey, 2012-2013.
  • Studying the Experience of Mobile Applications Used in Different Contexts: Protocol HS11‐018 by the Institutional Review Board, Research Regulatory Compliance Office, Carnegie Mellon University, US; Protocol Director: Prof. A. Dey, 2011-2012. Results published in IEEE COMMAG 2012 DOI
  • Studying the Use of Mobile Phones in Different Contexts: Protocol HS10‐370 by the Institutional Review Board, Research Regulatory Compliance Office, Carnegie Mellon University, US; Protocol Director: Prof. A. Dey, 2010-2011. Results published at ACM UBICOMP 2011 DOI

Professional Activities

Co-supervision of PhD students

  • Christiana Tsiourti, Institute of Services Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland (co-supervised with Prof. Dimitri Konstantas since 2013)
  • Mattia Gustarini, Institute of Services Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland (co-supervised with Prof. Dimitri Konstantas since 2010)
  • Selim Ickin, School of Computing, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden (main supervisor: Prof. Markus Fiedler, since 2010)

Co-organization

  • "IEEE Workshop on Service Science for e-Health" (SSH) at the IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application and Services, Oct 2013 and Oct 2014 (IEEE HealthCom 2013, 2014)
  • Fifth Biannual Humaine Association Conference on "Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction" (ACII 2013), Sep 2013
  • "Future Internet for eHealth" Dagstuhl Seminar 12231, Jun 2012 (Report)

Session Chairing

  • 8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Short Papers and Posters Chair (PervasiveHealth 2014)
  • Business Forum on "eHealth Support in the Future Internet - Viable Business Models for Quality of Service Assurance" at IEEE International Conference on Communications, June 2011, Japan (IEEE ICC 2011)
  • Special Sesion on "Adaptive Services" (in the eHealth Application Domain), Future Internet Assembly Workshops, May 2011, Budapest (FIA Budapest 2011) (commented in the FP7 SESERV project's FISE conversation)

Guest Editorship

  • Swiatek, P., Wac, K., Martini, M., Patrick, K., Special Issue on Service Science for e-Health, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2014 (forthcoming, see CFP)
  • Rawassizadeh, R., K. Wac, and M. Tomitsch, Theme Issue on Electronic Memories and Life Logging, Journal on Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Springer, 17(4):603-604, April 2013. DOI

Technical Program Committee and Peer-Reviewing Responsibilities

  • 4th, 5th International Wireless Health Conference (WirelessHealth 2013, WirelessHealth 2014)
  • COST Action WINEMO (IC0906) book - Wireless Networking for Moving Objects: Models, Approaches, Techniques, Protocols, Architectures, Tools, Applications and Services
  • E-Health Track of the Selected Areas in Communications Symposium at IEEE GLOBECOM (GC-eHealth 2014)
  • Reviewer for the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014)
  • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Spring Syposium Series, theme "Big data becomes personal: Knowledge into meaning" (AAAI 2014)
  • 8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Short Papers and Posters Chair (PervasiveHealth 2014)
  • Reviewer for the Careum Congress 2014 - 2nd European Network on Patient Empowerment (ENOPE) Conference, theme "The power of patients 3.0: Patients are changing the face of health care" (Careum Congress)
  • Reviewer for the 14th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (IEEE NOMS 2014)
  • Reviewer for the 9th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2013)
  • Reviewer for the 15th International ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2013)
  • Location-based services for Indoor Smart Environments (LISE 2013) collocated with IPIN 2013
  • Symposium on Smart Environment Technologies at the IEEE International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (IEEE SoftCOM 2013)
  • 1st and the 2nd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Mobile Instrumentation (UbiMI) collocated with the 14th/15th International ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2012, UbiComp 2013)
  • International Workshop on Pervasive Participation (PerPart 2013) collocated with the 6th Int. Conf. on Communities and Technologies
  • International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems (BCSSs) collocated with the 8th International Conference on Persuasive Technology (PERSUASIVE 2013)
  • 9th and 10th International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems (MobiWIS 2012,MobiWIS 2013)
  • 2th, 3rd and 4th International Conference on Serious Gaming (GameDays 2011, GameDays 2012, GameDays 2014)
  • IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE CCNC 2012)
  • International Workshop on Recommender Technologies for Lifestyle Change (Lifestyle12) collocated with the 6th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2012)
  • International Conference on Future Internet and Communications (BCFIC 2012, BCFIC 2013)
  • International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX 2012)
  • International Workshop on Wireless Body Area Networks for mHealth (WiBAN 2012), collocated with The International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2012)
  • International Conference on Exploring Services Sciences (IESS 2012)
  • IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (IEEE CAMAD 2011)
  • International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence, Special Session on Ambient Assisted Living (Ami 2011)
  • 7th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2011)
  • 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC 2011)
  • 6th International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets 2011)
  • 14th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE 2011)
  • ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • International Conference on e-Health Services and Technologies (ICEHST 2011)
  • Workshop on Adaptive and DependAble Mobile Ubiquitous Systems (ADAMUS 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), in 2007 and 2008 colocated with the IEEE Int. Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), in 2009 and 2010 collocated with the the ACM International Conference on Pervasive Services (ICPS 2009, 2010), and in 2011 is colocated with the 41st Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2011)
  • Reviewer for the 8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2010)
  • Workshop on Bio-inspired Models and Technologies for Ambient Information Society (BioAmbIS 2010)
  • International Workshop on Information Quality and Quality of Service for Pervasive Computing (IQ2S 2009, 2010, 2011) organized in conjunction with IEEE PerCom 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • International Conference on User Centric Media (UCMedia 2009)
  • 3rd and 5th International Workshop on Context-Aware Mobile Systems (CAMS 2007, 2009) organized in conjunction with the OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM 2007, 2009)
  • International Conference on Mobile Business (MBUSINESS 2008)
  • International Workshop on Mobile Services and Personalized Environments (MSPE 2006)

Peer-reviewing

  • IEEE Pervasive Computing
  • IEEE Communications Magazine
  • IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (previously IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine)
  • Pervasive and Mobile Computing (Elsevier)
  • Interacting with Computers (Oxford)
  • Behavior Research Methods (Springer)
  • Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR Publications Inc.)
  • International Journal of Medical Informatics (Elsevier)
  • International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications (Hindawi)
  • European Transactions on Telecommunications (Wiley)
  • IET Communications Journal
  • Plos ONE (Public Library of Science)

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, Senior Member) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS)
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU), European Regional Initiative for mHealth (Ms. Wac is an Associate Expert of ITU for mHealth)
  • International Society for Ambulatory Assessment of Human Psychophysiology (SAA)
  • Association for Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIMR)
  • Humaine Association (emotion-research)
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) and Social Psychology Network (SPN)
  • International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)
  • European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT), European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS) and International Federation of University Women (IFUW)
  • World Future Society (WFS) and Futuristic Club of Amsterdam (CoA)

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