QS-related Workshop on Biological Rhythms, Toronto

Hi Everyone,

Myself and colleagues are organizing a QS-related workshop entitled ‘Biological Rhythms and Technology’ at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) in Toronto this coming April.

Our goal is to bring researchers and developers together to discuss the impact of biological rhythms on the measurement of mood, concentration, sleep and other elements, as well as how technology can be designed to support these rhythms.

For more info on how to participate read on below,


Biological Rhythms and Technology

Toronto, Canada,

April 27th, 9.00am – 6.00pm

We are constantly changing. Every week. Every day. Every minute. Our bodies coordinate many physiological and mental changes to help us adapt to our environment. As a consequence of these fluctuations, we can be more suited to certain types of activities at specific times of the day. Disruptions of our rhythms can have serious impacts on our sleep, productivity, and well-being. In spite of these natural fluctuations, the technologies we use to work and to communicate respond identically throughout the day to our interactions. However, a new class of technologies has emerged that takes our biological rhythms into account.

This interactive workshop will bring together people interested in designing technologies to support biological rhythms. We invite participants from a range of disciplines (including sleep, well-being, and mental health) to take part in this workshop to discuss the design and development of technology to support individual rhythms; social impacts of measuring these physiological, behavioral, and mental changes; and feedback interventions to help people become more aware of these changes. The goal of the workshop is to create a community around incorporating an awareness of biological rhythms into the design of technology

How to participate
Submit a 2-4 page paper in the ACM Extended Abstract format about your ongoing work, recent results, or study methods related to biological rhythms. At least one author of each accepted papers must attend the workshop and all participants much register for the workshop and attend at least one day of the conference.

Submissions should be submitted via EasyChair or sent in .pdf format to biologicalrhythms.CHI2014[at] gmail.com

For more info: http://pac.cs.cornell.edu/rhythms/


Mark Matthews, Cornell University, USA

Erin Carroll, University of Rochester, USA

Saeed Abdullah, Cornell University, USA

Jaime Snyder, Cornell University, USA

Matthew Kay, University of Washington, USA

Tanzeem Choudhury, Cornell University, USA

Geri Gay, Cornell University, USA

Julie Kientz, University of Washington, USA

Program Committee

Anthony Pisani, University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry.

James Fogarty, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington.

David Coyle, Department of Computer Science, Bristol University

James Landay, Cornell Tech, NYC.

Michael Herf, f.lux™ Software.

Matthew Keener, MD. CEO at emodt.