Smarticipation2016 is the 1st International Workshop on Intelligent Personal Guidance of Human Behavior Utilizing Anticipatory Models. The workshop is held in conjunction with UbiComp2016 at Heidelberg, Germany.


In today’s fast paced environment, society is confronted with information overload, stress, and health issues. These are generally caused by accelerating technological evolution, increasing time pressure, and physical inactivity. So-called anticipatory systems, which guide users or intervene in their daily life, are seen as a very promising solution to overcome these issues. This workshop aims to share experiences of current researches on anticipatory systems in order to understand the extent of how such systems could be a solution and how they could provide personal guidance given the discovered traits of human behavior.

We invite the submission of papers in the emerging research field of anticipatory mobile computing that focus on understanding, design, and development of such systems. We also welcome contributions that investigate underlying prediction models or give an insight into human behavior.

The expected workshop outcome is a summary of recent challenges of anticipatory applications and interventions.

Topics of Interest

Through the interdisciplinary nature of anticipatory mobile computing and the required processing stages (i.a., sensing, inferring context, context prediction, intelligent actioning), the workshop invites a wide range of submissions that study the workshop topic from various perspectives. We also welcome researches from diverse disciplines including data mining scientists, developers, human-computer interaction and data visualization experts. Further, we appreciate any submissions that suggest and investigate design solutions, concepts or development practices how to proactively support users and trigger human behavior changes in unobtrusive ways. Overall, we accept two kinds of submission differing in the evaluation part: full research papers (8 pages), and short technical papers (4 pages).

The following list gives an overview of relevant key topics for the workshop:

  • Anticipatory Mobile Computing, Human Behavior Changes, Persuasive Computing
  • Understanding Human Behavior, Complex Activity Recognition, Social and Psychological Computing
  • Intelligent Actioning, Decision Making, Intervention Mechanisms, Proactive Guidance
  • Infrastructures, frameworks, and design for development of anticipatory systems