Welcome

The Second Annual SenseCam Symposium will bring together an inter-disciplinary mix of researchers, clinicians and practitioners all with an interest in visual lifelogging and its applications. The Symposium will include keynote talks, regular paper and poster presentations, and software and hardware demonstrations of visual lifelogging. The Symposium will be of interest to Computer Scientists, Neuropsychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Health Professionals, Rehabilitation specialists, Engineers, Cognitive Psychologists, Memory Scientists, Ethicists, Epidemiologists, Ethnographers, Lawyers, Archivists and Clinicians.

SenseCam 2010 will be hosted in Dublin, Ireland and supported by CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, Microsoft Research, and Vicon. The symposium will showcase the diverse range of work being carried out using SenseCam (Vicon Revue). If you are interested in presenting your work at the Symposium, either as a presentation, poster or system demonstration, we invite you to submit a 500 word abstract on or before the 1st of August 2010. Find out more about abstract submissions here.

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Program

The SenseCam 2010 Programme will follow a similar format to the inaugural symposium in 2009. The two day event will include two invited keynote talks, a number of oral presentations showcasing the exciting work being carried out with SenseCam, and a series of posters and demonstrations. You can read more about the program here.

We are also delighted to announce that Kieron O'Hara and Chris Moulin will deliver the keynote addresses.

Symposium Venue

SenseCam 2010 will be held in Dublin, Ireland at the Guinness Storehouse. Located in the heart of the working St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, Guinness Storehouse is one of the most exciting and unusual Dublin conference venues. The StoreHouse is also Ireland's No. 1 international visitor attraction.

About SenseCam (Vicon Revue)

The Vicon Revue

SenseCam, now the Vicon Revue, is a wearable digital camera that is designed to take photographs passively, without user intervention, while it is being worn. Unlike a regular digital camera or a cameraphone, SenseCam does not have a viewfinder or a display that can be used to frame photos. Instead, it is fitted with a wide-angle (fish-eye) lens that maximizes its field-of-view. This ensures that nearly everything in the wearer’s view is captured by the camera, which is important because a regular wearable camera would likely produce many uninteresting images.

SenseCam also contains a number of different electronic sensors. These include light-intensity and light-color sensors, a passive infrared (body heat) detector, a temperature sensor, and a multiple-axis accelerometer. These sensors are monitored by the camera’s microprocessor, and certain changes in sensor readings can be used to automatically trigger a photograph to be taken.

Applications of SenseCam (Vicon Revue)

Many applications have been suggested for SenseCam (Vicon Revue) technology. These include:

The Vicon Revue being worn

  • As an aid for people with memory loss and other forms of cognitive impairment .
  • As a recording device for monitoring food intake, helping dieticians see the type, the quantity, and the timing of food a patient is eating.
  • As a tool to assess accessibility issues encountered by wheelchair users.
  • To coordinate disaster response by recording visual information encountered by people responding to disasters who are preoccupied with providing hands-on help.
  • As an automatic diary that doesn’t require expensive, intrusive recording equipment or restrict a user’s activities.
  • To monitor physiological data to help patients understand the sequence of events that precedes a period of intense anxiety or anger.
  • To monitor lighting conditions in schools and to learn how they affect students.
  • As a tool to monitor exercise in chronic disease.
  • As a tool to monitor travel behaviour.

More information on the research involving SenseCam (Vicon Revue) can be found on the Microsoft Research project page and on the SenseCam wiki.

THE 2ND ANNUAL SENSECAM SYMPOSIUM

GUINNESS STOREHOUSE, DUBLIN, IRELAND 16TH & 17TH SEPTEMBER 2010

ABOUT

The Second Annual SenseCam Symposium will bring together an inter-disciplinary mix of researchers, clinicians and practitioners all with an interest in visual lifelogging and its applications. The Symposium will include keynote talks, regular paper and poster presentations, and software and hardware demonstrations of visual lifelogging. The Symposium will be of interest to Computer Scientists, Neuropsychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Health Professionals, Rehabilitation specialists, Engineers, Cognitive Psychologists, Memory Scientists, Ethicists, Epidemiologists, Ethnographers, Lawyers, Archivists and Clinicians.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The workshop will showcase the diverse range of work being carried out using SenseCam (Vicon Revue). If you are interested in presenting your work at the Symposium, either as a presentation, poster or system demonstration, we invite you to submit a 500 word abstract on or before the 1st of August 2010.

Submissions should be made through the OpenConf system here.