Call for Papers

Research in multimedia and health is driven of the current technological advancements in sensors and personalized healthcare. In recent years we can observe many applications of health care and personal health that are addressed by core multimedia research questions, such as monitoring daily life activities, developing lifestyle and behavioral profiles, physiological and cognitive multimedia-based monitoring for health status assessment, among others. Applications can be as specific as the recognition of food to assess its nutritional content, multimodal visualization and correlation of lifestyle parameters to assess conditions such as dementia, recommendation systems to help patients and healthcare providers with managing chronic diseases such as diabetes and asthma, or the development of personalized home assistants, used to help the elderly in their daily life, as society ages and the care ratio dwindles. A growing body of research indicates how core multimedia research is an important enabler for applications related to societal health domain. The workshop addresses all aspects of analysing, mining, fusing, visualizing and interacting with multimedia in the context of personal health systems and health care applications.
This is an interdisciplinary workshop with multifaceted topics of interests. The intention of the workshop is to bring challenging healthcare application domains and multimedia research together. Considering that it is emerging research area, submitted papers may focus more on novel ideas that do not yet have comprehensive experimental support. A strong focus on the aspect of health care and personal health is needed.

Topics of interest
Topics of interests include but are not limited to:
* Fusing, interpretation and visualization of health and wellness data.
* Supporting self-monitoring of personal health by multimedia
* Complex health monitoring from heterogeneous data streams
* Eye-movements and mental commands for impaired
* Brain computer interfaces and multimedia analysis.
* Multimedia in health behavior change technology
* Multimedia in personal health records
* Long term health monitoring beyond health behavior change
* Making sense of personal data for health
* Multimedia activity monitoring of health related daily activities
* Health related event detection in large data collections
* Multimedia for the self-management of personal health
* Multimedia retrieval for personal big health data collections
* AR/VR for exploring multimedia health data

All submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal. While the workshop will accept papers describing completed work as well as work-in-progress, the emphasis is on early discussion of novel and radical ideas (potentially of a controversial nature) rather than detailed description and evaluation of incremental advances. The workshop accepts full papers (8 pages), short papers (4 pages) and demos (2-4 pages) in pdf. Reviews will be single-blind: author names and affiliations should be included. Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines of the main conference ACM MM 2017.
Paper submission site is

- submission: July 19, 2017
- notification: August 10, 2017
- camera-ready: August 20, 2017
- workshop date: October 23, 2017

* Susanne Boll. Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems, University of Oldenburg, Germany
* Touradj Ebrahimi. Multimedia Signal Processing Group, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Switzerland
* Cathal Gurrin. School of Computing, Dublin City University, Ireland
* Ramesh Jain. Department of Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
* Laleh Jalali. Hitachi America, R&D Healthcare Big Data Lab, Santa Clara, CA, USA
* Jochen Meyer. OFFIS – Institute for IT, Oldenburg, Germany
* Noel O’Connor. Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Dublin City University, Ireland