HCSC: Human Computing & Social Computing

HCSC 2019 Program

HCSC 1: Human Computing & Social Computing
Wednesday July 17, 8:00 – 9:30
Location: Ballroom A

Session Chair: Shamim Ahmed, Western Washington University, USA

Optimal Hand Sign Selection Using Information Theory for Custom Sign-Based Communication
Tokio Takahashi and Masato Uchida

Touch-based Ontology Browsing on Tablets and Surfaces
Fulvio Corno, Luigi De Russis and Luisa Barrera Léon

Investigating Differences in Gaze and Typing Behavior Across Age Groups and Writing Genres
Jun Wang, Eugene Yujun Fu, Grace Ngai and Hong Va Leong

HCSC 2: Human Computing & Social Computing
Wednesday July 17, 1:00 – 2:30
Location: Ballroom A

Session Chair: Katsunori Oyama, Nihon University, Japan

Application of Reconstructed Phase Space in Autism Intervention
Piyush Saxena, Devansh Saxena, Xiao Nie, Aaron Helmers, Nithin Ramachandran, Alana McVey, Amy Van Hecke and Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed

Using Gamification to Motivate Occupants to Energy Efficiency in a Social Setting of a Building Automation System
Joana Pereira, João Cambeiro, Vasco Amaral and Armanda Rodrigues

A Tale of the Social-side of ASD
Moushumi Sharmin, Kurt Price, Md Forhad Hossain, Cody Pranger, Md. Monsur Hossain and Shameem Ahmed

HCSC 3: Human Computing & Social Computing
Thursday July 18, 8:00 – 9:30
Location: Ballroom B

Session Chair: Moushumi Sharmin, Western Washington University, USA

Analyzing Happiness: Investigation on Happy Moments using a Bag-of-words Approach and Related Ethical Discussions
Riddhiman Adib, Nathan Lang, Eyad Aldawod, Nina Lasswell and Shion Guha

Long-term Monitoring of NIRS Signals for Mental Health Assessment
Labiblais Rahman and Katsunori Oyama

Call for Papers

The rapid development of computing technologies has paved the way for involving human interactions in the physical and cyber world. These interactions, including both human interactions with each other and with computing systems of any kind, are playing increasingly important roles in our lives. Examples of such interactions include but are not limited to improving human life and well being, discovering knowledge, enabling personalized and context-sensitive services, detecting interesting events/phenomena in the natural environment, enhancing system performance, etc. Such widespread use of computing technology also raises novel questions surrounding accessibility of use, legal and ethical issues of information creation, capture and sharing, and privacy of users. The HCSC symposium seeks full papers (10 pages max) and short papers (6 pages max) that concentrate on:

1) how humans interact with computing systems and with each other through computing systems and environments

2) how interactions between humans and other agents on social networking platforms can be leveraged to predict user and group behavior, study social phenomena and discover knowledge;

3) how to design accessible computing technology, and increase awareness of risks and benefits of computing technology;

4) how emerging technology such as wearable sensors are used in improving human lifestyle and well-being

5) what new challenges emerge as humans use computing technology in everyday life (privacy risks, ethical and legal challenges).

We welcome papers with emphasis on one or both topics of human-centric computing and social computing. In particular, topics of interest in HCSC include but are not limited to:

  • human-centric visualization, representation, and modeling of Big Data;
  • human-centric system and interface design and evaluation for health and well-being;
  • context-aware and situation-aware computing;
  • design of affective technology;
  • social computing approaches and tools, such as social search, social network analysis and visualization;
  • social multimedia services and tools;
  • study of real-world events and phenomena through analyzing interactions in social networking platforms;
  • social communication systems;
  • social multimedia knowledge discovery;
  • verification and quality aspects of social media information and content;
    privacy issues in everyday computing devices and social networking environments.

HCSC Chairs

Moushumi Sharmin, Western Washington University, USA
Email: moushumi.sharmin@wwu.edu

Katsunori Oyama, Nihon University, Japan
Email: oyama.katsunori@nihon-u.ac.jp

Program Committee

Ishtiaque Ahamed, Cornell University
Shameem Ahmed, Western Washington University
Zahra Ashktorab, University of Maryland
David Griol Barres, Universidad Carols III de Madrid
Pravin Chopade, ACTNext by ACT Inc., Iowa City
MD. Munirul Haque, Purdue University
Chien Hsing Chou, Tamkang University
Hasan Shahid Ferdous, The University of Melbourne
Filip Jagodzinski, Western Washington University, USA
Rene Kaiser, Know Center, Austria
Shang-Hong Lai, National Tsing Hua University
Na Li, Prairie View A&M University
Yuhong Liu, Santa Clara University, USA
Kazunori Nozaki, Osaka University Dental Hospital
Farzana Rahman, Florida International University, USA
George Rizos, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
Hillol Sarker, IBM Research, Cambridge
Awalin Nabila Sopan, FireEye, Inc.
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University
Hideyuki Takahashi, Tohoku University
Tatsuya Yamazaki, Niigata University
Anbang Xu, IBM Research – Almaden
Arkiaiz Zubaiga, University of Warwick