26th Sept 2023 - MobileHCI'23 - Athens, Greece & Online
Note: registered MobileHCI attendees may join the workshop even if they do not have a contribution accepted.
While Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) has contributed to demonstrating that physiological measures can be used to detect cognitive changes, engineering and machine learning will bring these to application in consumer wearable technology. For HCI, many open questions remain, such as: what happens when this becomes a cognitive form of personal informatics? What goals do we have for our daily cognitive activity? How should such a complex concept be conveyed to users to be useful in their everyday life? How can we mitigate potential ethical concerns? These issues are different from physiologically controlled interactions, such as BCIs, to a time when we have new data about ourselves. This workshop will be the first to directly address the future of Cognitive Personal Informatics (CPI), by bringing together design, BCI and physiological data, ethics, and personal informatics researchers to discuss and set the research agenda in this inevitable future before it arrives.
This workshop explores the potential of cognitive personal informatics, which utilises physiological signals and wearable tech to track cognitive activity, stress levels, focus, and fatigue. With advancements in engineering and machine learning, we can use this data to shape our goals and change our behaviours. Instead, this workshop looks forward to when our cognitive activity can be easily tracked and presents itself as a new form of personal informatics that we might use to shape our goals and change our behaviours.
We invite contributions aligned (but not limited) to the following topics:
Note: We consider work on physiologically-driven interaction and cognitive state classification out of scope.
We invite 1) Short research summaries (4-6 pages), 2) Perspectives papers (e.g. essay or design fiction) (4-6 pages), or 3) Attendee abstracts (1 page) that describe a perspective you can contribute. All submissions should be in single-column ACM format. We do not require submissions to be anonymous, but authors can submit anonymous if they prefer. Authors of research summaries and perspectives papers will be encouraged to record a 5-min video presenting the content of their submission, which will be shared before the workshop, and available after.
Submission link: Submit online
Note: The submission system mentions titles being fixed for the ACM digital library, but proceedings will not end up in the ACM digital library. We may aim to publish a proceedings in a workshop proceedings platform.
We believe the following communities are central to the future of consumer neurotechnology.
Cognitive and neuroscience perspectives are critical for the discussion of personal cognitive informatics, because they ground what we understand happens in the brain, and what is practical or desirable to actually measure to make inferences.
The major change, as we move on from classifcation accuracy of various states, is to focus on personal informatics. A key challenge for the future of personal cognitive informatics is bringing in this expertise and prior knowledge at its early stages.
Managing a more cognitive future of work means better understanding of our daily mental workload and better strategies for managing stress. We consider the understanding of healthy lifestyles, and good work/life balance, to be a critical view on the future of personal cognitive informatics.
The neuroethics feld concerns the ethical, legal, and social challenges that emerge through developments in neuroscience. We believe its a critical development for this area, that HCI researchers interested in trust, law, and ethics get involved with neuroethics.
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The workshop will by hybrid, led by Schneegass, Maior, and Chiossi in person, and Wilson, Cox, and Wiese online. We plan for periods of synchronisation, separate activities online and offline, and aysnchronous sharing of research before and after the meeting.
Note: the plan may still change depending on e.g. the balance of online and in-person participants.
We will organise into mixed groups of expertise methods, and share research questions and bring them together to create a post-it style mindmap of the research agendas in the group.
We aim to have a panel made up of expertise that relates to the central background research areas, to bring their perspectives to the room on which key contributions from the field will most shape the CogPI agenda.
TBC: depending on the arrangements for lunch at the conference, we plan to get groups to discuss what the consider to be the key research challenges from the morning.
We consider it an important session for the day to reflect on the key ethics concerns raised by the idea of tracking cognitive behaviour. The aim is to consolidate key issues for future research, and raise awareness of them.
Given the days discussions, we plan to enable future reserach in this area by producing a series of story cards for motivating scenarios, as a communnity resource that can guide and be expanded by future work.