About WellComp 2018

About WellComp 2018

Congratulations! Best Paper Award of #WellComp2018 goes to “Using Students’ Physiological Synchrony to Quantify the Classroom Emotional Climate”, by Shkurta Gashi, Elena Di Lascio and Silvia Santini (Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)).

NEWS: WellComp 2018 is successfully over. Thank you for your participation! Pics are on Facebook! (Oct 8)
NEWS: Technical program is out! (Sep. 28)
NEWS: Excited to announce our keynote speaker  Rafael Calvo! (Sep. 26)
NEWS: The list of accepted papers is now online! (Sep. 18)

With the advancements in ubiquitous computing, ubicomp technology has deeply spread into our daily lives, including office work, home and house-keeping, health management, transportation, or even urban living environments. Furthermore, beyond the initial metric of computing, such as “efficiency” and “productivity”, the benefits that people (users) benefit on a well-being perspective based on such ubiquitous technology has been greatly paid attention in the recent years. In our first “WellComp” (Computing for Well-being) workshop, we intensively discuss about the contribution of ubiquitous computing towards users’ well-being that covers both physical, mental, and social wellness (and their combinations), from the viewpoints of various different layers of computing. WellComp 2018 will bring together researchers and practitioners from the academia and industry to explore versatile topics related to wellbeing and ubiquitous computing.

In this workshop, we will bring together people from industry and academia who are active in the areas of activity recognition, mental health, social good, context-awareness and ubiquitous computing. The main objective of WellComp 2018 is to share the latest research in various areas in computing, related to users’ physical, mental, and social well- being. Expected areas and topics include, but not limited to, systems research, user studies, networking, social computing, as listed below.

  1. Definition and represen- tation of well-being in computing
  2. Predictive modeling of well-being metric and computational models
  3. Systems with well-being- awareness
  4. Measurement of well-being with ubicomp technologies
  5. Management of physical wellness and well-being
  6. Management of mental health and well-being
  7. Management of social good and well-being
  8. Innovative well-being applications
  9. Behavior design / feed-back design for well-being application
  10. Computing and well-being of children, disabilities, or elderly people
  11. People’s well-being in various situations (e.g., smart home, smart cities and connected communities, classes)
  12. People’s well-being and new types of community driven by ICT (e.g., sharing economy)

Please consider your paper submission to this year’s first WellComp workshop. For more detailed information, please access our Call for Papers page.


Tadashi Okoshi
Keio University
Jin Nakazawa
Keio University
JeongGil Ko
Ajou University
Fahim Kawsar
Nokia Bell Labs.
Susanna Pirttikangas
University of Oulu