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Special Session
Special Session on
Smart Reasoning Systems for Well-being at Work
 - Smart@Work 2014

7 - 9 January, 2014 - Lisbon, Portugal

Within the International Conference on Sensor Networks - SENSORNETS 2014



Marten van Sinderen
University of Twente
Brief Bio
Marten van Sinderen holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science, both from the University of Twente (UT). He is currently Associate Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of the UT, and coordinator of the research area on Service Architectures and Health Applications at UT's Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT). His research focuses on design methods and technologies for distributed information systems. His research interests include service-oriented architectures, model-driven design, enterprise interoperability, and business-IT alignment. Marten van Sinderen is active in both national and international communities on his field of interest. He was project manager of the Dutch Freeband/A-MUSE project (BSIK 03025) on model-driven design of context-aware services. He currently leads the Dutch GenCom/U-Care project (IGC0816) on tailorable and adaptive homecare services. He is chairman of the steering committee of the International IEEE Enterprise Computing Conference (EDOC), and program co-chair of the International Conference on e-Business (ICE-B). He is also a member of the managerial board of IFIP WG5.8 on Enterprise Interoperability, and a member of the editorial boards of the Enterprise Information Systems journal published by Taylor & Francis and the Service oriented Computing and Applications journal published by Springer.
Wessel Kraaij
TNO and Radboud University Nijmegen

Miriam Vollenbroek
Roessingh Research and Development
Natalia Sidorova
Eindhoven University of Technology



Keeping people healthy and at work has obvious benefits: protection against financial hardship, promoting a better quality of life and allowing people to make the most of their potential. Conversely, being out of work can exacerbate physical and mental health problems and increase the chance of social exclusion. Proper applications of user-centric sensing and reasoning techniques can help improve physical well-being (mostly in a private context) as well as well-working (in a work context). Of course physical well-being influences well-working and vice versa. Well-working could be defined as "being and feeling in control", with a positive impact on work efficiency and effectiveness, work pleasure, mental and physical health status.
This special event aims at establishing a better understanding of the current solutions and the challenges ahead related to the development and use of smart well-being and well-working systems. It therefore solicits papers that report on ideas, models, designs, implementations and validation of such applications. Solutions and challenges may be positioned in the following areas:

• Technology to capture data, derive relevant information and process the information for smart well-being and well-working applications. This may involve the use of heterogeneous data sources (i.e., sensors), various reasoning algorithms and application logic. It also requires the consideration of the quality of the derived information in relation to the intended effect of the application that takes the information as input.
• Models and architectures that help to focus on relevant aspects of a well-being or well-working system. Such models are usually motivated from a stakeholder concern and therefore abstract from details that are irrelevant to that concern. They facilitate communication with the stakeholder and improve understandability of the proposed solution. Architectures are special models, consolidating the concerns of various stakeholders while providing a structure that supports interoperability, encapsulation of change (maintainability) or other desirable system qualities. The architectural structure constitutes a blueprint for realizing the system in terms of technology (software and hardware).
• Design approaches and methods to manage the inherent complexity of smart well-being and well-working systems. The complexity of these systems stems from the distribution and independent provisioning of its components, the soft user goals and incomplete requirements for the design, the unreliability of sensor data for reasoning tasks and application logic, and the unpredictability of human behavior that affects the operational efficiency and effectiveness of systems. Design approaches provide guidelines on when, where and how to apply models, and how to make and manage these models.
• Analysis approaches and methods that predict or validate the usability, effect or impact of well-being and well-working applications. Such approaches may use a model (e.g., a logical, conceptual or simulation model) that has been adopted or constructed during design, use a prototype of the system under development, or are based on case studies of system implementations in practice. Their outcome can be used to propose improvements in either of the areas mentioned above.

Paper submissions may address but are not limited to the following topics:
• Well-being and well-working applications
• Smart reasoning
• Middleware and platforms
• Connectivity, communication and interoperability
• System architecture
• Sensor data, aggregation and inference
• Data quality
• Personalization and social intelligence
• Behavioural change and societal impact
• Privacy and other risks
• Design process
• User and context modeling

Relevance to SENSORNETS:

The topics of the special event are within the scope of the SENSORNETS conference. The special event focuses however on one specific application area, also mentioned in the SENSORNETS list of topics under Area 7 – Applications and Uses, namely Well-being and Well-working. Within this application area, the special event aims at identifying current solutions and research challenges, not just related to technology, but also incorporating modeling, design and analysis perspectives that will help to develop technology aligned with and beneficial to the relevant stakeholders.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris


All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


SENSORNETS Special Sessions - Smart@Work 2014
e-mail: sensornets.secretariat@insticc.org