Call for Papers

About This Workshop

Self-tracking has become increasingly popular both in research and practice due to an explosion of wearable sensors and mobile health (mHealth) apps, with the premise of enhancing self-knowledge, fostering reflection, and promoting behavior change. We believe that self-tracking data collected specifically by patients have great potential in the medical contexts where patients and clinicians can leverage the data for better decision making. However, in practice, it is still not clear how we can fully leverage these patient-generated data (PGD) and integrate them into the clinical workflow. We, therefore, propose a workshop to outline current challenges and research agenda in leveraging PGD in clinical practice and to bridge academic and professional communities including health informatics, human–computer interaction (HCI), information visualization (InfoVis), and medicine to discuss this topic. We plan to develop a research agenda together by discussing ongoing research, sharing challenges and best practices, and identifying open research questions. The final outcome of the workshop will include a set of concrete scenarios of PGD sharing and collaborative decision making, design rationales of the PGD sharing platforms and visualizations, evaluation criteria to assess the success of the PGD sharing, and plans for continuous efforts in the future.

Important Dates

Please note that we will not be able to extend the deadline.


Relevant workshop topics include but are not limited to:

We hope to develop each of these topics further through the solicitation of the workshop papers and workshop activities including discussion, scenario development, and hands-on design exploration.


We invite participants to submit a position paper, up to 4 pages, using the extended abstract template that addresses the following:

Please submit the paper using the following link:

Papers should be in pdf format and should not be anonymized. They shall use the PH2017 submission template (for details, visit Papers will be reviewed by committee members and accepted authors will present at the workshop. At least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop, and register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the conference.

All accepted workshop papers will be included in the conference proceedings and published in the ACM Digital Library. They will also be indexed in: Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings, SCOPUS, DBLP, and ScienceDirect, etc.


Eun Kyoung Choe, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Geraldine Fitzpatrick, TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), Austria
Bongshin Lee, Microsoft Research, USA
Lauren Wilcox, Georgia Tech, USA