KEYNOTE SPEAKERS LIST
Stephen Fairclough, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Title: Human Sensors: Perspectives on the Digital Self
Pasquale Daponte, University of Sannio, Italy
Title: State of the Art and Future Developments of Measurement Applications on Smartphones
Sandro Carrara, EPFL, Switzerland
Title: Available soon
Human Sensors: Perspectives on the Digital Self
Liverpool John Moores University
Stephen Faircloughis a Professor of Psychophysiology at Liverpool John Moores University. He received his PhD from Loughborough University where he was part of a human factors group working on the development of in-vehicle technology. His work focused on the monitoring of driver impairment due to sleepiness and the development of systems designed to detect impairment. This work involved collaboration with a number of car companies (Ford Europe, Renault) and involved the development of psychophysiological and behavioural markers of driver impairment. Since joining LJMU, he has focused on physiological computing systems where physiological data is used as control input for technological systems. He was funded by EPSRC to investigate the use of psychophysiology for the control of adaptive automation in an aviation environment. He has also participated in EU-funded projects such as REFLECT where physiological computing systems were developed for vehicle environments and ARTSENSE which took the same approach into a cultural heritage domain. His work has been presented at a range of conferences, from the Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research to IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation. He has published research in journals spanning psychology (International Journal of Psychophysiology, Psychophysiology, Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine) and computer science (Interacting with Computers, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communication Systems). His 2009 paper in Interacting With Computers has won the most-cited paper award in that journal for the last two years. He has served as President-Elect of Psychophysiology In Ergonomics (PIE), organised international symposia at Triennial Meetings of the International Ergonomics Association; he also co-edited a special issue of the journal Applied Ergonomics on psychophysiological research. He has organised workshops on physiological computing at several international conferences, such as CHI'11 (Brain and Body Interfaces) and ICMI'12 (Brain-Computer Interfaces as Intelligent Interaction). He has also co-edited a collection of research on physiological computing (Advances in Physiological Computing) for Springer.
Research page available at: www.shfairclough.com
The availability of ambulatory sensors has created the potential to capture both overt and covert aspects of human physiology. The interpretation of data is a real challenge for this field, especially if we move towards multidimensional representations of behaviour. This talk is concerned with the concept of the digital self as a representation of behaviour that is generated by real-time monitoring of human physiology. Research on several applications related to the digital self and physiological computing will be described including: using physiology to tag experience, physiological monitoring to gain insight into the self and using these data to enable intelligent software interaction. The potential to aggregate data from the digital self to represent the behaviour of groups is also explored with reference to shared experience, digital memories and the use of populations as monitors. This digital self can be used to drive interactions with technology or used for the purpose of introspection and self-regulation. The practical benefits of the digital self (enabling smart technology, monitoring the vulnerable) are contrasted with the potential for disruptive psychological effects (a divided view of the self).
State of the Art and Future Developments of Measurement Applications on Smartphones
University of Sannio
Pasquale Daponte obtained his bachelor's degree and master's degree "cum laude" in Electrical Engineering in 1981 from University of Naples, Italy.
In 1983 he obtained the Assistant Professor degree in Electrical and Electronic Measurement at the University of Calabria (CS), Italy, and joined the Department of Electrical Engineering. Since 1989 he was Appointed Professor of Electronic Measurements. In 1992 he obtained the Associate Professor degree of Electronic Measurements, in the Faculty of Engineering - University of Calabria. Since 1994 he teaches Digital Signal Processing and Measurement Information at Faculty of Computer Engineering in Benevento, University of Sannio. Since 1999 he is a Full Professor of Electronic Measurements at University of Sannio.
He is President of IMEKO (www.imeko.org).
He is member of: AdCom of IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society; Editorial Board of the Measurement Journal - Elsevier Publisher; Past Editor of “IEEE 1658 Standard for Terminology and Test Methods of Digital-to-Analog Converter Devices”; Working Group for IEEE Std. P1696 on Terminology and Test Methods for Electronic Probes, IEEE Std. 181-2011 on “Transitions, Pulses, and Related Waveforms”, IEEE Std. IEEE 1057 for Digitizing Waveform Recorders, IEEE Std.1241 “Standard for Terminology and Test Methods for Analog-to-Digital Converters”, IEEE Draft Std. “P1721 - Standard for Objective Measurement of Systemic Arterial Blood Pressure in Humans”, Project of a new IEEE Standard on Jitter Measurement; Working Group of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technical Committee N°10 Subcommittee of the Waveform Measurements and Analysis Committee; SC IEC 47A “Interface integrated circuits - Dynamic criteria for Analogue-Digital Converters (ADC)”; IEC/TC85 “Measuring equipment for electrical and electromagnetic quantities”; MT 18 Revision of publications IEC 60469-1 and IEC 60649-2, CENCLC_JWGNAWI; Italian Electrical Engineering Association; Societas Internationalis pro Diagnostica Ultrasonica in Opthalmologia; Board of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Electrical and Electronic Measurements Association.
He has organised several national or international meetings in the field of Electronic Measurements and European co-operation and he was General Chairman of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technical Conference for 2006.
He was co-Editor of several Proceedings and Special Issues on international Journals.
He is Vice Rector for PhD and Post Mater Programmes of the University of Sannio.
He is founder and Head of the Laboratory of Digital Signal Processing and Measurement Information at University of Sannio, Italy (http://lesim1.ing.unisannio.it).
He organized and managed some research projects financial supported by international, national, and regional Institutions. These researches allowed some relevant collaborations with foreign Institutions and Industries to be activated.
He has published more than 250 scientific papers in journals and at national and international conferences on the following subjects: Digital Signal Processing, Distributed Measurement Systems, ADC and DAC Modelling and Testing, Biomedical instrumentations.
He is reviewer for many international journals and magazines, and other international scientific journals.
He is cofounder of spin-off LabMep s.r.l.. He developed research activities for several Italian and foreign industries and he is owner of several patents.
In 1987 he received from the Italian Society of Oftalmology (SOI) the prize SOI for the studies on the digital signal processing of the ultrasounds in echo-oftalmology.
He received the Laurea Honoris Causa in Electrical Engineering from Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi" of Iasi (Romania).
The modern smartphones contain different sensor technologies, so they can be used as stand-alone measurement instruments on a wide range of application domains. The presentation deals with a survey of measurement applications based on smartphones.
In the first part, the evolution of mobile phone technologies, including the sensors and mobile networks developments, is presented. Then, in order to highlight the sensors and the communication capabilities, the architectural overview of the hardware and software technologies, which are available on latest series of smartphones, is reported and discussed.
A review of measurements applications using the smart sensors and the communication interfaces available on smartphones, it is also presented. A classification of smartphone applications, which looks the smartphone as a handheld measurement instrument, is presented.
In the last part, the integration of augmented reality to the measurement applications and new type of measurement systems, having a smartphone as processing support, is presented.
Sandro Carrara is a lecturer and scientist at the EPFL in Lausanne (Switzerland). He is former professor of optical and electrical biosensors at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Biophysics (DIBE) of the University of Genoa (Italy) and former professor of nanobiotechnology at the University of Bologna (Italy). He is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the journal BioNanoScience by Springer, Topical Editor of the IEEE Sensors Journal, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems. He is an IEEE member for the Circuit and System Society (CASS) and member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Sensors Council. He also has been recently appointed as CASS Distinguished Lecturers for the years 2013-2014. His scientific interests are on electrical phenomena of nano-bio-structured films, and include CMOS design of biochips based on proteins and DNA. He has more then 130 scientific publications and 10 patents. His work received a NATO Advanced Research Award in 1996 for the original contribution to the physics of single-electron conductivity in nano-particles, two Best Paper Awards at the IEEE PRIME Conference in 2010 (Berlin), and in 2009 (Cork), a Best Poster Award at the Nanotera workshop in 2011 (Bern), and a Best Poster Award at the NanoEurope Symposium in 2009 (Rapperswil). He also received the Best Referees Award from the journal Biosensor and Bioelectronics in 2006. He has been appointed as General Chairman of IEEE International Conference BioCAS 2014, that will be held in October 2014 in the new EPFL Conference Center.