We seek contributions investigating challenges and opportunities arising from long term use of self tracking tools, covering not just weeks or months, but potentially years or decades. Topics include, but are not restricted to:

  • Use and abandonment
  • Understanding incompleteness of data
  • Designing interventions
  • Use of tracking data by medical professionals
  • New individual and community applications
  • Challenges of interdisciplinary and long term research

Submissions can be position papers, presenting – potentially controversial – points of view or perspectives. Or they can present scientific work, also work in progress or in an early stage. Submissions must use the CHI Extended Abstract template and be 2-4 pages in length (exluding references). They must relate to the overall theme of the workshop, long term self tracking beyond weeks and months. The submissions must not be anonymized. Accepted submissions will be made available on the workshop’s website, but not officially published in the CHI proceedings or the ACM digital library.

Participants are selected based on relevance of the submission to the workshop’s topic of long term self tracking, the potential to stimulate discussion, and the overall quality of the submission.

At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop. All participants must register for both the workshop and at least one day of the conference.

Important dates

    • Submission deadline: Feb 2, 2018 extended to Feb 8, 2018 midnight (anywhere on earth)
  • Notification of acceptance: Feb 22, 2018
  • Workshop date: April 21, 2018

Submission System


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