Call for Participation


The main objective of the workshop is to provide a shared forum for researchers interested in mood sensing using ubiquitous and wearable technology. We believe that this workshop will be beneficial to its attendees as it entails sharing knowledge, experience reports, novel ideas and methods for detecting human mood under unconstrained in vivo settings. The long term objective of this workshop is to encourage UbiComp community’s interest in this research area.

Topics of interest

This workshop will bring together academic researchers to identify and discuss challenges in building mood detection techniques using ubiquitous and wearable technology. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Sensing technologies: design, architecture, usage and evaluation of ubiquitous and wearable technologies for mood detection.
  • Applications: design and/or study of how applications, developed for ubiquitous and wearable technologies, can be used for mood detection.
  • Methodologies and tools: new methods and tools that are applied on studies or building novel ubiquitous and wearable technologies targeted for mood detection.
  • Theories and models: critical analysis or organising theory with relevance to the design or study of ubiquitous and wearable technologies targeted for mood detection.
  • Experiences: empirical investigations of the use of new or existing technologies that can potentially motivate future mood detection ubiquitous and wearable systems.
  • Societal implications: empirical reasoning and conclusions about the role of mood detecting ubiquitous and wearable technologies in human society.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submissions: 20 July 2018
  • Feedback to authors: 31 July 2018
  • Camera-ready submissions: 14 August 2018

Submission instructions

All accepted manuscripts will be included in the ACM Digital Library and supplemental proceedings of the main conference. All workshop papers must be up to 6 pages long (incl. references) in the SIGCHI Extended Abstract archival format, and be ready for inclusion into ACM Digital Library and the supplementary proceedings by 12 October, 2018.
Send your paper to the organisers at with “Workshop submission” as the email subject. The papers will be peer-reviewed accordingly for their significance to the overall workshop themes by the technical program committee of the workshop.
At least one author of each accepted workshop paper must register for and attend the full-day workshop on 12 October, 2018. Authors will present their submission during the workshop, but the core of the workshop is the interactive discussion of key topics regarding mood sensing using ubiquitous technologies. We will also write a report based on the discussions and outcomes of the workshop, with the aim of creating a possible submission to a future conference or journal.