Jamie A. Ward is a researcher in Wearable Computing at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, London. His current interests include using machine learning and wearable sensing for research in psychology and neuroscience. He is a visiting researcher at DFKI Kaiserslautern, Germany, where he works on activity recognition in groups. Jamie was Marie Curie Fellow at Lancaster, UK, where he worked on eye-based AR. He earned his PhD from the Wearable Computing Lab, ETH Zurich in 2006, and a BEng in CS & EE from the University of Edinburgh in 2000. He previous ran the Pervasive’09 workshop on ‘How to do good activity recognition research?’ He served as Workshops chair for Ubicomp’16.
Paul Lukowicz is head of the Embedded Intelligence group at DFKI, Kaiserslautern, and full Professor of AI at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. From 2006 till 2011 he has been full Professor (W3) of Computer Science at the University of Passau. He has also been a senior researcher at the Electronics Laboratory at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering of ETH Zurich Paul Lukowicz has MSc. (Dipl. Inf.) and a Ph.D. (Dr. rer nat.) in Computer Science a MSc. in Physics (Dipl. Phys.). His research focus is context aware ubiquitous and wearable systems including sensing, pattern recognition, system architectures, models of large scale self organized systems, and applications. Paul Lukowicz coordinated the recent SOCIONICAL projects, is Associate Editor in Chief IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine, and has served on the TPCs (including TPC Chair) of all main conferences in the area.
Kai Kunze is an associate Professor at Keio Media Design. He held a position as research assistant professor at Osaka Prefecture University 2012-14. He was a visiting researcher at the MIT Media Lab, 2011. He earned his Ph.D., summa cum laude, in the Wearable Computing field from the University of Passau in Germany, 2011. His work experience includes research visits and internships at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC, Palo Alto, US), Sunlabs Europe (Grenoble, France), and the German Stock Exchange (Frankfurt, Germany).
Koichi Kise is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems at Osaka Prefecture University. From 2000 to 2001, he was a visiting professor at DFKI, Germany. He received awards including the best paper award of IEICE in 2008, the IAPR/ICDAR best paper awards in 2007 and 2013, the IAPR Nakano award in 2010, the ICFHR best paper award in 2010 and the ACPR best paper award in 2011. He works as the chair of the IAPR technical committee 11 (reading systems) and a member of the IAPR conferences and meetings committee. His major research activities are in analysis, recognition and retrieval of documents, images and activities.
Technical Program Committee
Daniel Gatica-Perez, EPFL
Daniel Roggen, University of Sussex
Kristof Van Laerhoven, University Siegen
Philipp Scholl, University of Freiburg
Jan-Ye, University of St. Andrews
Ulf Blank, ETH Zurich
Antonia Hamilton, UCL
Mirco Musolesi, UCL
Marco Gillies, Goldsmiths
Marianne Schmid Mast, University of Lausanne