Two talks by UBhave team members at Ubicomp'14 in Seattle in September

The ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) will showcase two papers by Veljko Pejovic and Mirco Musolesi from the University of Birmingham. In the main programme, the UBhave team members will present "InterruptMe: Designing Intelligent Prompting Mechanisms for Pervasive Applications", work that deals with inferring the best moments to deliver information to a mobile user. This work resulted in an open-source interruptibility library for Android that is an integral part of the UBhave framework: https://bitbucket.org/veljkop/intelligenttrigger. In the adjoining Mobile Systems for Computational Social Science workshop, a position paper "Anticipatory Mobile Computing for Behaviour Change Interventions" by the same authors investigates the potential of mobile computing and machine learning to predict users' behaviour and users' reactions to interventions.

"InterruptMe: Designing Intelligent Prompting Mechanisms for Pervasive Applications" is going to be presented on Wednesday Sept 17th 14:00 rm "Seattle 3", Motiff Seattle Hotel.

"Anticipatory Mobile Computing for Behaviour Change Interventions" is going to be presented on Saturday Sept 13th 13:45 at Motiff Seattle Hotel.

Posted by Charlie on July 16, 2013

Health-related behaviour change through technology

The UBhave team recently held its second conference: health-related behaviour change through technology. Featuring talks and a panel session from emminent researchers in the field.

Thank you to everyone who attended and to all of our presenters who helped make the conference such a big success. We have collected together the details and slides from the day, along with photographs, here.

Please check back soon for details of our next conference coming in 2014.

Posted by Charlie on July 16, 2013

Registration for the 2nd annual UBhave conference is now open!

Join us for a one day conference on health-related behaviour change through technology, 25th September, 2013, Senate House, University of London.

This year's conference will feature inspiring talks from and open discussions with eminent researchers in the field, including: Professor Yvonne Rogers (University College London), Dr David Coyle (University of Bristol), Professor Larry An (University of Michigan), Dr Corneel Vandelanotte (Central Queensland University), and Dr Sean Munson (University of Washington). The UBhave team will also be sharing their latest findings, insights, tools and innovations.

We only have a limited number of tickets available for the event, so please do book your place early to avoid disappointment. The full programme and details on how to register can be found at our conference website

We look forward to seeing you there!

Posted by Charlie on July 16, 2013

UBhave Cambridge Hack Fest

Last month the UBhave development team gathered together with participating developers for a hack fest in Cambridge. Participants were encouraged to spend the day developing an android app relevant to the research themes of the UBhave project, and to make use of the data and sensor libraries developed at Cambridge.



The event was well attended and a wide variety of interesting applications were developed over the course of the day, but two winner were eventually chosen from the participants; a sensor based movement and gesture game, and a prototype framework for automated point to point communication between individuals. Both winners received a £100 amazon voucher as a prize.

Posted by Charlie on July 16, 2013

2nd UBhave Conference

One Day Conference on Health-related Behaviour Change Through Technology

25th September, 2013, Senate House, London

The UBhave project is hosting its 2nd annual one day research conference in London, timed to follow on from the Medicine 2.0'13 congress (23-24 September).

Visit http://www.medicine20congress.com/ocs/index.php/med/med2013 for more information.

The UBhave conference programme will be posted here soon - keep checking back for updates!

Posted by Charlie on March 20, 2013

Opportunities and Challenges in Interdisciplinary Research

To mark the launch of the UBhave project we recently held an EPSRC-funded Research conference on the themes of "Making Multidisciplinary Research Work" and "The Potential of Digital Technology for Assessing and Changing Behaviour".

Thank you to everyone who attended the event and helped to make it a great success. All the details including speakers' talks and photos from the day can be found here.

Keep checking back for details of our next annual conference (Autumn 2013).

Posted by Charlie on November 26th, 2012

UBhave Conference

To mark the launch of the UBhave project we are holding an EPSRC-funded Cross-Disciplinary Research Conference on the themes of "Making Multidisciplinary Research Work" and "The Potential of Digital Technology for Assessing and Changing Behaviour".

This will take place on Tuesday 9th October, 2012 at the Small Hall of the Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London.

More information can be found at the conference website here.

Posted by Charlie on October 2, 2012