Seminar: Affective Computing and Ubiquitous Computing for Health Promotion (summer 2018)

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


  • Course language: English
  • Audience: Angewandte Informatik, ISE, Komedia, other



Helma Torkamaan