6th International Workshop on Ubiquitous Health and Wellness
(Part of Pervasive 2012 conference)
This workshop continues the line of UbiHealth workshops previously organized at Ubicomp conferences in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2010.
The workshop’s major theme will be relationship between behaviour and health. The topics will be centred on measuring and sensing behaviour, its correlation with overall physical and mental health, prediction of disorders/episodes from the measured behaviour and effects of persuasion on behaviour change. A specific objective of the workshop will be discussion of the latest findings on the relationship between physical behaviour and mental health. Considering that mental disorders affect around a quarter of all people at some point in their life and that these disorders are universal, affecting all countries and societies, and individuals of all ages, there is a significant need to discuss the latest findings and further advance this research area. Building on previous editions of UbiHealth workshop, authors of papers of high merit will be invited to submit extended papers to a journal Special Issue.
We invite researchers and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds such as electrical engineering, computer science, pervasive computing, human computer interface design, psychology, psychiatry and other medical sciences. The main objective of the workshop will be to strengthen the cooperation within the growing community in pervasive healthcare research, allowing lively exchange of ideas and foster new collaborations.