Call: UPA’19 – 4th International Workshop on Ubiquitous Personal Assistance

Call for Papers

in conjunction with UbiComp 2019, London, UK
09 September 2019

Submission Deadline: 21 June 2019

The Fourth International Workshop on Ubiquitous Personal Assistance (UPA’19) aims to share experiences of current research endeavors on digital personal assistance. We invite submissions of papers focused on advancing towards digital assistants that provide a high level of personalization, through proactive and effective support of users’ activities, in an unobtrusive manner. In particular, we wish to put forward the discussion on how digital assistants can provide unobtrusive guidance and support for specific endeavors of people’s lives, such as those related to training/education, professional, and personal activities. Furthermore, this workshop seeks to find novel ways to exploit cognitive aspects, such as users’ intentions, motivations, and emotions, to build digital assistants that better fit each particular user.


Submission Deadline: 21 June 2019
Author Notification: 04 July 2019
Camera-ready Version: 11 July 2019
Workshop: 09 September 2019


Relevant workshop topics include but are not limited to:

  • Intelligent personal assistance for supporting specific user’s endeavors related to training/education, professional, and personal activities.
  • Cognitive aspects for personal assistance (e.g., users’ intentions, motivations, and emotions)
  • Digital personal assistants, anticipatory mobile computing, interpretation of predictive model outcomes, decision making, and intent-based assistance
  • Understanding human behavior including mobile sensing, context recognition and prediction
  • Human behavior changes, intervention mechanisms, proactive guidance, intelligent actioning, psychological and persuasive computing
  • Infrastructures, platforms, frameworks, and design for the development of digital personal assistants


We invite submissions with a length of 5 to 9 pages (incl. figures, references), ranging from motivated opinions or viewpoints on ubiquitous personal assistance (UPA), over work-in-progress or short technical papers, to full research papers. All submitted papers must be written in English and prepared in the ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstract format.

The papers must be submitted in PDF through the workshop management system (


The accepted papers will be published in supplemental proceedings of the UbiComp/ISWC 2019 conference and included in the ACM Digital Library.


  • Alejandro Sanchez Guinea (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Usman Naeem (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
  • Philipp M. Scholl (University of Freiburg, Germany)
  • Elena Di Lascio (University of Lugano, Switzerland)
  • Pei-Yi (Patricia) Kuo (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
  • Veljko Pejović (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Alexander Seeliger (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Cristina Mihale-Wilson (University of Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Muhammad Awais Azam (UET, Taxila, Pakistan)
  • Max Mühlhäuser (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Christian Meurisch (TU Darmstadt, Germany)


  • Akpro Akpa (
  • Alex Mariakakis (
  • Alexander Adams (
  • Anja Exler (
  • Daniel Hintze (
  • Deba Saha (
  • Hristijan Gjoreski (
  • Liam Turner (
  • Martin Atzmueller (
  • Rui Wang (
  • Sebastian Kauschke (
  • Stephan Sigg (
  • Sven Hertling (
  • Syed Islam (
  • Young-Ho Kim (
  • Zipei Fan (
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