Dillahunt earns honorable mention at UbiComp 2015

Five papers by UMSI students and faculty were accepted for the 2015 Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015). The conference, which is a merger of two of the most renowned conferences in the field – Pervasive and UbiComp – was held September 7-11 in Osaka Japan. 

Assistant Professor of Information Tawanna Dillahunt received an honorable mention for her paper titled, “If God Gives Me the Chance I will Design My Own Phone: Exploring Mobile Phone Repair and Postcolonial Approaches to Design in Rural Kenya.” Her co-author is Susan Wyche of Michigan State University.

Additional papers accepted to the conference included:

“Supporting Reflection through Play: Field Testing the Home Trivia System”
Tao Dong, Mark Newman, Mark Ackerman, Sarita Schoenebeck

“When Fitness Trackers Don’t ‘Fit’: End-User Difficulties in the Assessment of Personal Tracking Device Accuracy”
Rayoung Yang, Eunice Shin, Mark Newman, Mark Ackerman

“A Field Study Comparing Approaches to Collecting Annotated Activity Data in Real-World Settings”
Yung-Ju Chang, Gaurav Paruthi, Mark Newman

“The Potential and Challenges of Inferring Thermal Comfort at Home Using Commodity Sensors”
Chuan-Che (Jeff) Huang, Rayoung Yang, Mark Newman

UbiComp is a premier interdisciplinary venue in which leading international researchers, designers, developers and practitioners in the field present and discuss novel results in all aspects of ubiquitous and pervasive computing. This includes the design, development and deployment of ubiquitous and pervasive computing technologies and the understanding of human experiences and social impacts that these technologies facilitate.

Posted September 12, 2015