Nov 2018: Marios Fanourakis PhD Defense

2 November 2018, 9-11h, Battelle 432, PhD Defence of Marios Fanourakis titled: “On the Feasibility and Privacy Benefits of On-Device Data Mining for Opportunistic Crowd-Sensing and Service Self-Provisioning”. PhD Candidate Marios Fanourakis Thesis Title “On the Feasibility and Privacy Benefits of On-Device Data Mining for Opportunistic Crowd-Sensing and Service Self-Provisioning” Abstract Mobile device services are increasingly becoming […]

Oct 2018: International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL): Conference Workshop (Second Edition)

24-27 October 2018, 25th International Society for Quality of Life Research Conference (ISOQOL 2018). The Workshop is titled “Clinical Outcome Assessments Embedded in Mobile and Wearable Information Technologies” and is a continuation of the successful 2017 workshop titled “Designing Quality of Life-driven Mobile Information Technologies” (ISOQOL 2017). Co-Organizers: Prof. Katarzyna Wac, Allan Berrocal (QoL PhD student), Nikki […]

Jun 2018: Christiana Tsiourti’s PhD Defense

22 June 2018, 10-12h, Battelle ReZ, PhD Defence of Christiana Tsiourti titled: “Artificial Agents as Social Companions: Design Guidelines for Emotional Interactions”. PhD Candidate Christiana Tsiourti Thesis Title “Artificial Agents as Social Companions: Design Guidelines for Emotional Interactions” The Thesis Jury Prof. Gilles Falquet (president of the jury) Prof. Dimitri Konstantas (thesis co-director) Assoc. Prof. Katarzyna Wac […]

Oct 2016: “QoL Vadis” Interdisciplinary Workshop

3 October 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. Organizer Prof. Katarzyna Wac The Speakers Prof. Ayo Wahlberg, Institute for Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Making Of Quality Of Life – Co-Productions and Anthropological […]

Feb 2016: Mattia Gustarini’s PhD Defense

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”. PhD Candidate Mattia Gustarini Thesis Title “Analysing Smartphone Users’ “Inner-Self”: The Perception of Intimacy and Smartphone Usage Changes” Lay Summary To be more intelligent, mobile services and applications rely on users’ […]

Nov 2013: Talk at USI Lugano by Mattia Gustarini: “Ops, I wasn’t supposed to share that picture!”

Mattia Gustarini, Ops, I was not supposed to share that picture with them! Towards semi-automated centralized privacy settings: what to share, with whom, and in which situation, University of Lugano, Switzerland, Nov 2013 Highlight newsTalk info Ubiquitous data collection from our smartphones is becoming a mainstream. We share data (e.g., photos, location) with our social […]

Oct 2013: IEEE Healthcom Conference Tutorial

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. Abstract: Many attendees at IEEE HealthCom conferences deal on a growing scale with […]

May 2012: ACM SIGCHI CHI Conference Course and TUWien IGW Summercamp

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 […]

Dec 2011: NIH Mobile Health (mHealth) Winter Institute

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. Using mobile technologies to more rapidly and accurately assess and modify behavior, biological states and contextual variables has great potential to transform medical research. Recent advances in mobile […]

Aug 2011: MobileHCI Conference Tutorial

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. This tutorial first presents a generic methodology for measurements-based performance evaluation of a mobile communication system and its service(s), and second, it presents an application of this […]

Apr 2011: Tecfa Brown Bag Seminar

An increasing availability of miniaturized computing, storage and communication resources for personal wearable electronics devices as well as the availability of diverse sensors for human vital signs (e.g., heart rate, respiration) enable the development of a wide variety of wearable systems for ambulatory psychophysiological measurements. These systems pave the way for acquisition of quality data […]