Seminar: Affective Computing and Ubiquitous Computing for Health Promotion

This seminar is a discussion of research trends, application, tools, and techniques of ubiquitous computing and affective computing in the area of health promotion.

By successfully attending the seminar, you demonstrate and practice the following technical and soft skills:

  • Ability to perform an independent search for relevant scientific literature
  • Ability to understand and evaluate scientific literature and research results
  • Ability to present and to critically discuss these results
  • Ability to evaluate, review, and discuss presentations and papers of others
  • Ability to constructively deal with critical feedbacks
  • Ability to perform presentations, answer questions and deliver a paperwork within a given time frame independently following the given guidelines

Content: Current conferences and journal papers

Exam achievement: 20 minutes oral presentation, in class exercises, seminar report.

The main topics compromise, but are not limited to:

  • Mobile data collection and self-tracking applications
  • Health recommender systems
  • Mobile Affective Computing
  • Experience sampling methods
  • Motivation and user engagement
  • Stress interventions
  • Interruptibility & Notifications
  • Sense-making
  • Predictive models, tools, and methods
  • Behavioral Interventions
  • Stress and mood recognition
  • Mood-aware customization or tracking


  • Send an email indicating your interest in participating in the course (include “[Seminar][Registration]” in the subject of your email).
  • Fill out this form carefully (you have the option to offer your own topic if it fits into our seminar):

In case capacity limits are reached, we will use a waiting list.

Contact with the lecturer

  • For further questions please send an e-mail to
  • Please include “[Seminar]” in the subject (seminar with brackets) on your all communications regarding this course or your email may not be answered on time.


  • Your supervisor may set additional deadlines for the course. Attending the initial meeting is mandatory


  • Course language: English
  • Exam type: Oral examination, Seminar paper
  • Exam language: English
  • Audience: Angewandte Informatik, ISE, Komedia, other

Date and location

Kick-off meeting (only for registered students):

  • April 11, 2018, 14:00-16:00, LF 122

The details of the rest of the sessions will be discussed during the kick-off meeting. All of the sessions will be held on Wednesdays at 14:00 in LF 122

Presentation dates:

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