4th International Workshop on Ubiquitous Personal Assistance
In conjunction with Ubicomp / ISWC 2019 9 September 2019, London, UK.
Ubiquitous personal assistance (UPA) refers to the next era of digital personal assistants. Specifically, UPA refines and complements the concept of IPA by considering (i) advanced personalization (including detection of user’s intents), (ii) proactive or even autonomous support, (iii) a single point of ubiquitous assistance, (iv) the combination of different coordinated assistants and assistance use cases, and (v) the unobtrusive integration of the user in the loop to adjust the underlying machine learning models.
The Fourth International Workshop on Ubiquitous Personal Assistance (UPA’19) aims to continue discussing the latest research developments and outcomes on digital personal assistants, building on the success of our three previous workshops, organized in conjunction with UbiComp’16-18. The goal of the workshop is to provide a structured space to discuss the challenges, latest research developments and outcomes of digital personal assistants in relation to the different areas of human- centric assistance. 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.