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CALL FOR PAPERS: Theme issue on Measuring Behavior

The aim of this theme issue of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing on 'Measuring Behavior'  is to summarize emerging trends and common problems across different branches of social and behavioral sciences that involve measurements of human behavior. The emphasis in this theme issue is on methods and technologies for the measurement of behavior at the micro and macro level. 

Present day applications demand that behavioral measurements are performed in natural environments where the measuring devices are thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities. Understanding users' behavior in different contexts could be a goal of measuring human behavior, as well as a means for designing user experiences that utilize on pervasive measuring technology. 

This theme Issue is inspired by the Measuring Behavior 2010 conference ( which provides a broad and interdisciplinary forum for novel methods to define, measure, and analyze human behavior. We solicit papers that analyze individuals and their behavior along with the interpersonal interaction, human-machine interaction, behavior of groups, and processes explaining for specific behaviors.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Eye tracking and gaze analysis
  • Sound, speech, and gesture analysis
  • Analysis of facial expressions and body movements
  • Monitoring social interaction in diverse contexts and conditions
  • Understanding users' behavior in context
  • Unveiling affective signals
  • Event recognition for behavioral measurement
  • Prediction the dynamics of social relations
  • Human behavior in traffic and urban environments
  • Living labs for studying human behavior
  • Designing user experiences that use mobile and pervasive technology
  • Measuring player experiences in digital and embodied games
  • Approaches for measuring usability, accessibility, and user experience

The papers will be reviewed according to the standards of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing The special issue is open to everybody. In case a similar submission was made for the MB2010 conference, any submission to the theme issue will need to include at least 30% different or additional content.

Submission deadline: 15 February 2011
Notification to authors: 30 March 2011
Camera ready final papers: 30 June 2011

Send your contribution to Emilia I. Barakova