Human-Habitat for Health (H3): Human-habitat multimodal interaction for promoting health and well-being in the Internet of Things era

Satellite event of ICMI 2018

Technical program schedule (here)

ACM Workshop proceedings (here)

News: We are very excited and honored to have Davis Park, executive director of the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, and Dr. Stephen Voida, Assistant Professor at University of Colorado, as an invited keynote speakers in the H3 workshop!


In the Internet of Things (IoT) era, digital human interaction with the habitat environment can be perceived as the continuous interconnection and exchange of cognitive, social, and affective signals between an individual or a group, and any type of environment built for humans. Through the integration of various interconnected devices, we can collect multimodal data including speech, spoken content, physiological, psychophysiological, and environmental signals, that enable the sensing of a person's activity, mood, emotions, preferences, and/or health state, and ultimately provide appropriate feedback. Applications of these include artificial conversational agents, such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home, that enable voice powered human computer interaction to provide new information or conduct procedural tasks, computational models of human behavior during public emergency situations, in-the-moment automatic habitat adaptation systems that provide comfort and relaxation, human health and well-being support systems that are able to track the progress of a disease, detect high-risk episodes, and ultimately provide feedback or take appropriate action. The H3 workshop aims to bring together experts from academia and industry spanning a set of multi-disciplinary fields, including computer science, speech and spoken language understanding, construction science, life-sciences, health sciences, and psychology, to discuss their respective views of the problem and identify synergistic and converging solutions.