Conference Program

Tuesday, May 21


9:00-9:30             Conference opening


9:30-10:30           Key Note: Wendy Nilsen, NSF

Title: Making Health Smarter


10:30 – 11:00       Coffee break


11:00-12:40         Session 1: Tracking and monitoring


What 30 Days Tells Us About 3 Years: Leveraging Early Signs of User Abandonment and Compliance. Louis Faust, University of Notre Dame

Active 10: Brisk Walking to Support Regular 
Physical Activity. Fabio Ciravegna, The University of Sheffield, Jie Gao, The University of Sheffield, Neil Ireson, The University of Sheffield, Vitaveska Lanfranchi, The University of Sheffield, Joe Walsh, Knowledge Now Ltd

Towards Reliable and Accurate Data Collection and Annotation to Extract Pulmonary Biomarkers using Mobile Sensor. Md Mahbubur Rahman, Samsung Electronics

#Drink Or #Drunk: Multimodal Signals and Drinking Practices on Instagram. Thanh-Trung Phan, Idiap Research Institute and EPFL


12:40 – 14:00       Lunch break


14:00-15:40         Session 2: Recommending and decision support


Validation of a recommender system for prompting omitted foods in online dietary assessment surveys. Timur Osadchiy, Newcastle University

Designing a Web-based Decision Aid for Individuals to Consider Lung Cancer Screening. Pei-Yao Hung, University of Michigan

Designing a Personalized Support Tool for Patients facing Bone Marrow Transplant. Sunyoung Kim, Rutgers University

Respiratory Self-Care: Identifying Current Challenges and Future Potentials for Digital Technology to Support People with Chronic Respiratory Conditions. Helena Tendedez, Lancaster University


15:40-16:15         Coffee break


16:15-17:05         Session 3: Clinical Encounters


Nurture-Empower-Support: A Human-Centered Approach to Understand and Support ICU Families. Janet Johnson, University of California San Diego, Nadir Weibel, University of California San Diego

Clinician Perspectives on the User Experience, Configuration, and Scope of Use of a Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) Dashboard. Bradley Iott, University of Michigan, Allen Flynn, University of Michigan


evening                Gala Dinner



Wednesday, May 22           


9:00-9:15             Opening second day, announcements


9:15-10:30           Session 4: Mental health


Designing Dashboard for Campus Stakeholders to Support College Student Mental Health. Dong Whi Yoo, Georgia Institute of Technology, Munmun De Choudhury, Georgia Institute of Technology

A Mobile Application for Patients and Those Who Care About Them: A Case Study for Veterans with PTSD + Anger. Greg Barish, InferLink Corporation

Identifying Usability Challenges of eHealth Applications for People with Mental Disorders: Errors and Design Recommendations. Kim Janine Blankenhagel, TU Berlin


10:30 – 11:00       Coffee break


11:00-12:40         Session 5: Aging


Stress Annotations from Older Adults – Exploring the Foundations for Mobile ML-Based Health Assistance. Michael Dietz, Augsburg University

Information Design in An Aged Care Context. Views of Older Adults on Information Sharing in a Care Triad. Leysan Nurgalieva, University of Trento, Alisa Frik, International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), University of California Berkeley

Never Stop Creating: A Preliminary Inquiry in Older Adults’ Everyday Innovations. Xiying Wang, The Pennsylvania State University

 “Traumreise” – Exploring the use of multisensory digital media in dementia groups. Fabian Mertl, University of Applied Sciences Duesseldorf, Alina Huldtgren, University of Applied Sciences Rhine-Waal


12:40 – 14:00       Lunch break


14:00 – 15:00      Keynote: Oliver Harrison, Telefonica

Bringing digital innovation to scale – closed-loop public health


15:00 – 16:30      Rising Stars presentation


16:30 – 18:00      Poster and Demo Session and continuous coffee break





Thursday, May 23


9:00-9:15             Opening third day, announcements


9:15-10:30           Session 6: Understanding and promoting behavior change


I’m Done With Cancer. What Am I Trying To Improve?: Understanding the Perspective of Prostate Cancer Patients to Support Multiple Health Behavior Change. Kazi Sinthia Kabir, University of Utah, Jason Wiese, University of Utah

Coerced Change-talk with Conversational Agents Promotes Confidence in Behavior Change. Stefan Olafsson, Northeastern University

User Acceptance of Real-Life Personalized Coaching in Social Fitness Apps. Bojan Simoski, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Michel Klein, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Aart Van Halteren, Philips Research, Henri Bal, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


10:30 – 11:00       Coffee break


11:00-12:40         Session 7: Children and youth


Improving Child Health through Technology-Supported Active Transport: A Survey of Parent Perspectives. Christine Julien, The University of Texas at Austin

SpecialTime: Automatically Detecting Dialogue Acts from Speech to Support Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Bernd Huber, Harvard University

Toward Becoming a Better Self: Understanding Self-TrackingExperiences of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum DisorderUsing Custom Trackers. Hwajung Hong, Seoul National University

Supporting Behavior Management with a Classroom Display Providing Immediate Feedback to Students. Allison Spiller, University of Michigan, Karina Caro, Autonomous University of Baja California, Jonathan Arevalo Garay, Drexel University, Gabriela Marcu, University of Michigan


12:40-13:00         Conference closing & packet lunch