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Anind.jpgOn April 2, 2013, STL co-sponsor the Human Centred Technology (HCT) workshop "Harnessing Unobtrusive Sensing
to Understand Human Behaviour for Lifelong Goals
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Emerging technologies are creating ways to unobtrusively sense and capture data about various aspects of people's lives. This data can be combined with Persuasive and other personalised interfaces to help people achieve their most important diverse long term goals. For the first time, it has become feasible for people to easily capture evidence about their actual behaviour.

This data can serve many valuable purposes. It can be transformed into a dashboard that help people monitor their progress. It can drive personalised applications that help people remember their intended goals. It can also drive personalised information delivery that gives the right information at the right time.

This all day workshop event is sponsored by the Sciences and Technologies of Learning (STL) Network and Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney, and organised in conjunction with Persuasive 2013. It is is free to attend - register online by March 31st, 2013.

Persuasive invited speaker, Anind Dey of Carnegie Mellon University, will present two keynotes: "Smartphones as a Resource for Understanding People" and "Your Big Data - Where is the Value. The workshop is organised in two half day blocks, each starting with a keynote address, then a series of short Flash Talks and small group discussion workshops in the following areas:

  • Persuasive computing;
  • Life logging;
  • Vision-based sensing;
  • Managing lifelong personal data;
  • Data visualisation;
  • Persuasive technologies;
  • Design computing
  • Psychology;
  • Public Health; and
  • Learning Sciences.

This workshop brings together researchers from the University of Sydney's Human Centred Technologies in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies with leading researchers in the Persuasive community.

It will be held in School of Information Technologies (SIT) building on 2nd April, 2013. This workshop is free to attend, and open to all interested, but you must register online by March 31st, 2013. For more information, to see the full program and to register, go to the event's website.