Call for Participation

Data Driven Wellness: From Self-tracking to Behavior Change

AAAI 2013 Spring Symposium Series, to be held Monday through Wednesday, March 25-–27.

Description of symposium: Aim

Our symposium focuses on “data driven wellness” which derives behavior change of our daily life starting from self-tracking of our health. For example, when we know our genome information (e.g., a possibility of being diabetes) from our saliva (i.e., self-tracking), our mind change to not to eat high-calorie foods or start running to keep or lose our weight (i.e., behavior change). Such an important stream of improving our health is promoted owing to a lot of data of our health (i.e., data driven wellness) acquired by current technologies (e.g., calories calculation by smart phone), and these streams contribute to creating society or social activities on health improvement (e.g., society or social activities that supports diabetes patients). Our symposium explores such AI technologies and discusses possible solutions for our wellness.

 Scope of Interests

The following topics are scope of our interests, but not limited to; 

1. Self-tracking technology

sleep monitoring, diet monitoring, vital data, diabetes monitoring, running/sport calorie monitoring, personal genome, personal medicine, new type of self-tracking device, portable mobile tools

2. Behavior change analysis and platform

behavior change/activation, awarenessmindfulness, citizen science platform (quantified-self, DIY  trials), compassion, calming technology, health care communication, science discovery

3. Cognitive and biomedical modeling

brain science, physiological modeling, biomedical informatics, systems biology, network analysis, mathematical modeling

4. Data driven wellness and collective intelligence

data mining and knowledge modeling for wellness, collective intelligence/ knowledge, life log analysis, case studies, data visualization, human computation

5. Wellness service applications and field study

medical recommendation system, care support system for aged person, web service for personal wellness, games for health and happiness, life log applications, disease improvement experiment (e.g., metabolic syndrome, diabetes), sleep improvement experiment

Format of symposium

The symposium is organized by the invited talks, presentations, and posters and interactive demos.

Submission requirements

The electronic version of your abstract (2 pages maximum) or full papers (6 pages maximum) should be send to by October 25th, 2012.


Takashi Kido (Ph.D, Computer Science)

RIKEN GENESIS. CO., LTD. Toppan Buioding Higashikan 3F Taito-Ku, Taito, 1-5-1, Tokyo, 110-8560, Japan

TEL: +81-3-3839-8043; FAX: +81-3-3835-7154 E-mail:

Symposium Organizing Committee: Co-chairs
Takashi Kido RIKEN GENESIS. CO., LTD. (Japan)
Keiki Takadama The University of Electro-Communications (Japan)

Symposium URL
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