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Given the increasing quantities of personal data being gathered by individuals, the concept of a digital library of rich multimedia and sensory content for every individual is becoming a reality and fast becoming a mainstream topic for multimedia research. This is referred to as lifelogging and there are significant challenges to be addressed, concerning the gathering, enriching, searching and visualising of such data.

The LTA 2016 workshop at ACM MM 2016 aims to bring together interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners to discuss approaches to lifelog data analytics and the applications of same, and to debate the opportunities and challenges for researchers in this new and challenging area. The disciplines involved include multimedia analytics, wearable and ubiquitous computing, HCI, information retrieval, cognitive science and healthcare and wellness.

The main topics of interest include (although not limited to):

  • Tools supporting the creation of lifelogs

  • Multimedia data analytics and semantic enrichment for lifelog and quantified-self data

  • User experience design for accessing lifelogs

  • Privacy and data security challenges of lifelogging

  • Egocentric vision and first-person camera vision

  • Experiences of lifelogging and quantified-self activities

  • Social applications and implications of life-logging

  • Lifelogging applications in computational social science.

  • General applications of lifelogging and experiences of same

  • Ethical issues arising from lifelogging

  • Digital preservation and maintenance of lifelogs

We solicit long papers of 4 to 10 pages and position papers of up to 2 pages. The submissions will be peer reviewed by a committee of
PC members from the areas of both multimedia analytics and user applications. The submissions should be formatted according to the ACM SIG proceedings template and the review-process will be double-blind. Long papers will be published with the ACM MM 2016 proceedings and presented at the workshop; position papers will be presented at the workshop, though not form part of the proceedings. Papers should be in PDF and submitted online through EasyChair:

Authors of accepted long papers will be given 15 minute speaking slots depending on the number of accepted submissions. The workshop will take place on 16 October 2016 at the University of Amsterdam Roeterseilandcomplex (REC). Authors of accepted position papers will be given 10-15 minute speaking slots depending on the number of accepted submissions.