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Using Thermal Stimuli to Enhance Photo-Sharing in Social Media

Limited work has been undertaken to show how the emotive ability of thermal stimuli can be used for interaction purposes. One potential application... (more)

Detecting Drinking Episodes in Young Adults Using Smartphone-based Sensors

Alcohol use in young adults is common, with high rates of morbidity and mortality largely due to periodic, heavy drinking episodes (HDEs). Behavioral... (more)

Every Byte Counts

Quick responses to user actions are instrumental to the success of mobile applications. To ensure such responsiveness, applications often prefetch data objects before the user requests them. This way, applications can avoid the need to retrieve data through slow network connections during user interactions. However, prefetches may also harm. They... (more)


Deformable displays can provide two major benefits compared to rigid displays: Objects of different shapes and deformabilities, situated in our physical environment, can be equipped with deformable displays, and users can benefit from their pre-existing knowledge about the interaction with physical objects when interacting with deformable displays.... (more)


In this paper, we introduce Mago, a novel system that can infer a person's mode of transport (MOT) using the Hall-effect magnetic sensor and accelerometer present in most smart devices. When a vehicle is moving, the motions of its mechanical components such as the wheels, transmission and the differential distort the earth's magnetic field. The... (more)


We present PocketThumb, a wearable touch interface for smart-eyewear that is embedded into the fabrics of the front trouser pocket. The interface is reachable from outside and inside of the pocket to allow for a combined dual-sided touch input. The user can control an absolute cursor with their thumb sliding along the fabric from the inside, while... (more)

Augmenting Audits

Audits are commonly carried out by facilities managers (FMs) to quantify the sustainability and performance of the buildings they manage, informing improvements to infrastructure for resource and cost savings, and assessing compliance with standards and legislation. The scope for what can be audited is limited by available infrastructure. In this... (more)

Ensembles of Deep LSTM Learners for Activity Recognition using Wearables

Recently, deep learning (DL) methods have been introduced very successfully into human activity recognition (HAR) scenarios in ubiquitous and wearable... (more)

RFID Light Bulb

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has the potential to provide inexpensive, wireless, battery-free connectivity and interactivity for objects that are traditionally not instrumented. However, these systems have not seen widespread deployment outside warehouses and supply chains, owing to the complexity of installing bulky RFID... (more)

A Large-Scale, Long-Term Analysis of Mobile Device Usage Characteristics

Today, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets have become an indispensable part of people's lives, posing many new questions e.g., in terms of... (more)


An air conditioner (AC) consumes a significant proportion of the total household power consumption. Primarily used in developing countries, decentralised AC has an inbuilt thermostat to cool the room to a temperature, manually set by the users. However, residents are incapable of specifying their goal through these thermostats - maximise their... (more)

Beautiful…but at What Cost?

Millions of people use platforms such as Google Maps to search for routes to their desired destinations. Recently, researchers and mapping platforms have shown growing interest in optimizing routes for criteria other than travel time, e.g. simplicity, safety, and beauty. However, despite the ubiquity of algorithmic routing and its potential to... (more)


Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT) is a premier journal series for research relevant to the post-PC era. Computing technology is becoming increasingly pervasive; embedded throughout the environment as well as in mobile devices, wearables, and the Internet of Things. This is leading to a transformative change in the utility that technology can provide to users and societies, and how people relate to technology. IMWUT covers a broad range of topics relevant to this change, such as mobile systems, wearable technologies, and intelligent environments. The scope includes research contributions in systems and infrastructures, new hardware and sensing techniques, and studies of user experiences and societal impact. IMWUT also welcomes contributions on new methodologies and tools, theories and models, as well as visionary and survey papers that help advance the field.

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Publication Years 2017-2017
Publication Count 33
Citation Count 0
Available for Download 33
Downloads (6 weeks) 2220
Downloads (12 Months) 3605
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First Name Last Name Award

First Name Last Name Paper Counts
Gradeigh Clark 1
Gregory Abowd 1
Koji Yatani 1
Felix Kosmalla 1
Antonio Krüger 1
Christian Holz 1
Can Liu 1
Florian Daiber 1
Frederik Wiehr 1
James Scott 1
Janne Lindqvist 1
Mahmoud Hassan 1
Silvia Santini 1
Artem Dementyev 1
Vassilis Kostakos 1

Affiliation Paper Counts
MIT Media Laboratory 1
Georgia Institute of Technology 1
University of Tokyo 1
University of Melbourne 1
Microsoft Research 2
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 3
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) 5

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