14th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
September 5-8, 2012 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Accepted Papers

The 14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2012) will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA on September 5-8 (Wednesday through Saturday), 2012. Accepted papers are listed below. Full program information will appear here as it becomes available..

An Investigation of Contents and Use of the Home Wardrobe
Lucy Dunne, Jingwen Zhang, Loren Terveen

Understanding Domestic Energy Consumption through Interactive Visualisation: a Field Study
Enrico Costanza, Sarvapali Ramchurn, Nicholas Jennings

Providing eco-driving feedback to corporate car drivers: what impact does a smartphone application have on their fuel efficiency?
Johannes Tulusan, Thorsten Staake, Elgar Fleisch

Online Pose Classification and Walking Speed Estimation using Handheld Devices
Jun-geun Park, Ami Patel, Dorothy Curtis, Jonathan Ledlie, Seth Teller

Predictability of Individuals' Mobility with High-Resolution Positioning Data
Miao Lin, Wen-Jing Hsu, Zhuo Qi Lee

A reliable and accurate indoor localization method using phone inertial sensors
Fan Li, Chunshui Zhao, Feng Zhao, Guanzhong Ding, Jian Gong, Chenxing Liu, Shiqi Jiang, Feng-Hsiung Hsu

StressSense: Detecting Stress in Unconstrained Acoustic Environments using Smartphones
Hong Lu, Mashfiqui Rabbi, Gokul T. Chittaranjan, Denise Frauendorfer, Marianne Schmid Mast, Andrew T. Campbell, Daniel Gatica-Perez, Tanzeem Choudhury

A high accuracy, low-latency, scalable microphone-array system for conversation analysis
David Sun, John Canny

Understanding Physiological Responses to Stressors during Physical Activity

Jin-Hyuk Hong, Julian Ramos, Anind Dey

"Honey=Sugar" Means Unhealthy: Investigating How People Apply Knowledge to Rate Food Healthiness
Feng Gao, Enrico Costanza, mc schraefel

Enhancing the Second-Hand Retail Experience with Digital Object Memories
Martin de Jode, Ralph Barthel, Jon Rogers, Angelina Karpovich, Andrew Hudson-Smith, Michael Quigley, Chris Speed
Medal  Best Paper Nominee

Takes a Transnational Network to Raise a Child: The Case of Migrant Parents and Left-Behind Jamaican Teens
Deana Brown, Rebecca Grinter

Rethinking the Smart Closet as an Opportunity to Enhance the Social Currency of Clothing
Jennifer Rode, Rachel Magee, Melinda Sebastian, Alan Black, Rachel Yudell, Aly Gibran Hasan, Nora McDonald, John Zimmerman

Some Help On the Way: Opportunistic Routing Under Uncertainty
Eric Horvitz, John Krumm
Medal  Best Paper Nominee

Walk&Sketch: Create Floor Plans with an RGB-D Camera
Ying Zhang, Chuanjiang Luo, Juan Liu

An Ultra-Low-Power Human Body Motion Sensor Using Static Electric Field Sensing

Gabe Cohn, Sidhant Gupta, Tien-Jui Lee, Dan Morris, Joshua Smith, Matthew Reynolds, Desney Tan, Shwetak Patel
Medal  Best Note Nominee

A Spark Of Activity: Exploring Information Art As Visualization For Physical Activity
Chloe Fan, Jodi Forlizzi, Anind Dey
Medal  Best Note Nominee

Mood Meter: Counting Smiles in the Wild
Javier Hernandez, Mohammed Ehsan Hoque, Will Drevo, Rosalind Picard

Identifying Emotions Expressed by Mobile Users through 2D Surface and 3D Motion Gestures
Céline Coutrix, Nadine Mandran

The French Kitchen: Task-Based Learning in an Instrumented Kitchen
Hooper Clare J., Preston Anne, Balaam Madeline, Seedhouse Paul, Jackson Daniel, Pham Cuong, Ladha Cassim, Ladha Karim, Ploetz Thomas, Olivier Patrick

An Unsupervised Framework for Sensing Individual and Cluster Behavior Patterns From Human Mobile Data
Jiangchuan Zheng, Lionel M. Ni

Façade Map - Continuous Interaction with Media Façades Using Cartographic Map Projections
Sven Gehring, Antonio Krüger

Improving Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis of Premature Babies with Advanced Gesture Recognition

Mingming Fan, Dana Gravem, Dan Cooper, Donald J. Patterson

Expectation and Purpose: Understanding Users Mental Models of Mobile App Privacy through Crowdsourcing
Jialiu Lin, Shahriyar Amini, Jason Hong, Norman Sadeh, Janne Lindqvist, Joy Zhang
Medal  Best Note Nominee

SpiroSmart: Using a Microphone to Measure Lung Function on a Mobile Phone
Eric Larson, Mayank Goel, Sonya Heltshe, Margaret Rosenfeld, Gaetano Borriello, Shwetak Patel
Medal  Best Paper Nominee

What next, Ubicomp? Celebrating an intellectual disappearing act
Gregory Abowd

Automatic Assessment of Problem Behavior in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Thomas Ploetz, Nils Hammerla, Agata Rozga, Andrea Reavis, Nathan Call, Gregory Abowd
Medal  Best Paper Nominee

Fine-Grained Kitchen Activity Recognition using RGB-D
Jinna Lei, Xiaofeng Ren, Dieter Fox

Understanding and Prediction of Mobile Application Usage for Smart Phones
Choonsung Shin, Jin-Hyuk Hong, Anind Dey

Long-term Effects of Ubiquitous Surveillance at Home
Antti Oulasvirta, Aurora Pihlajamaa, Jukka Perkio, Taneli Vahakangas, Debarshi Ray, Niklas Vainio, Petri Myllymaki, Tero Hasu

Making Technology Homey: Finding Sources of Satisfaction and Meaning in Home Automation

Leila Takayama, Caroline Pantofaru, David Robson, Michael Barry, Bianca Soto

BodyScope: A Wearable Acoustic Sensor for Activity Recognition

Koji Yatani, Khai Truong

Looking ahead - How field trials can work in iterative and exploratory design of ubicomp systems
Matthias Korn, Susanne Bødker

Improving Energy Efficiency of Personal Sensing Applications with Heterogeneous Multi-Processors
Moo-Ryong Ra, Bodhi Priyantha, Aman Kansal, Jie Liu

RubberBand: Augmenting Teachers Awareness of Spatially Isolated Children on Kindergarten Field Trips
Hyukjae Jang, Sungwon Choe, Inseok Hwang, Aram Choi, Chanyou Hwang, Junehwa Song

Contextual Conditional Models for Smartphone-based Human Mobility Prediction
Trinh Minh Tri Do, Daniel Gatica-Perez

Exploring Interspecies Sensemaking: Dog Tracking Semiotics and Multispecies Ethnography
Clara Mancini, Janet van der Linden, Jon Bryan, Andrew Stuart
Medal  Best Paper Nominee

Democratizing ubiquitous computing - a right for locality
Sebastian Weise, John Hardy, Pragya Agarwal, Paul Coulton, Adrian Friday, Mike Chiasson

Detecting Leisure Activities with Dense Motif Discovery

Eugen Berlin, Kristof Van laerhoven

Orientation-Aware Scene Understanding for Mobile Cameras
Jing Wang, Grant Schindler, Irfan Essa

iPods, Ataris, and Polaroids: A Personal Inventories Study of Out-of-Use Electronics in Swiss Households
Silke Gegenbauer, Elaine M. Huang

Investigating Receptiveness to Sensing and Inference in the Home Using Sensor Proxies
Eun Kyoung Choe, Sunny Consolvo, Jaeyeon Jung, Beverly Harrison, Shwetak Patel, Julie Kientz
Medal  Best Note Nominee

Attacking Location Privacy: Exploring Human Strategies
Thore Fechner, Christian Kray

Cellular Data Meet Vehicular Traffic Theory: Location Area Updates and Cell Transitions for Travel Time Estimation
Andreas Janecek, Danilo Valerio, Karin Anna Hummel, Fabio Ricciato, Helmut Hlavacs

SAPSM: Smart Adaptive 802.11 PSM for Smartphones
Andrew Pyles, Xin Qi, Gang Zhou, Matthew Keally, Xue Liu

Automatically Characterizing Places with Opportunistic CrowdSensing using Smartphones
Yohan Chon, Nicholas Lane, Fan Li, Hojung Cha, Feng Zhao
Medal  Best Paper Nominee

Friends don't Lie: Inferring Personality Traits from Social Network Structure
Jacopo Staiano, Bruno Lepri, Nadav Aharony, Fabio Pianesi, Nicu Sebe, Alex Pentland

Helping Mobile Apps Bootstrap with Fewer Users

Xuan Bao, Aman Kansal, Paramvir Bahl, Romit Roy Choudhury, David Chu, Alec Wolman

Recognizing Water-Based Activities in the Home Through Infrastructure-Mediated Sensing
Edison Thomaz, Vinay Bettadapura, Gabriel Reyes, Megha Sandesh, Grant Schindler, Thomas Ploetz, Gregory D. Abowd, Irfan Essa

Detecting Pedestrian Flocks by Fusion of Multi-Modal Sensors in Mobile Phones

Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard, Martin Wirz, Daniel Roggen, Gerhard Tröster

Robust, Low Cost Indoor Positioning Using Magnetic Resonant Coupling
Gerald Pirkl, Paul Lukowicz

Parent-Driven Use of Wearable Cameras for Autism Support: A Field Study with Families
Gabriela Marcu, Anind Dey, Sara Kiesler

Being SMART About Failures: Assessing Repairs in Smart Homes
Krasimira Kapitanova, Enamul Hoque, John Stankovic, Sang Son, Kamin Whitehouse

ARIEL: Automatic Wi-Fi based Room Fingerprinting for Indoor Localization
Yifei Jiang, Xin Pan, Kun Li, Qin Lv, Robert Dick, Michael Hannigan, Li Shang

An Integrated Framework for Human Activity Classification
Hong Cao, Minh Nhut Nguyen, Clifton Chun Wei Phua, Shonali Krishnaswamy, Xiaoli Li

Ubicomp's Colonial Impulse
Paul Dourish, Scott Mainwaring
Medal  Best Paper Nominee

Lullaby: A Capture & Access System for Understanding the Sleep Environment
Matthew Kay, Eun Kyoung Choe, Jesse Shepherd, Benjamin Greenstein, Nathaniel Watson, Sunny Consolvo, Julie Kientz
Medal  Best Note Nominee

Enhancing Communication and Dramatic Impact of Online Live Performance with Cooperative Audience Control

Takuro Yonezawa, Hideyuki Tokuda


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