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SPECIAL ISSUE on Lifelogging Behaviour and Practice
Journal call for papers for Special Issue at Online Information Review Journal.
* Accepting submissions now
* Papers due: 28 February 2018
* First round decisions communicated: 2 months after papers due
* Revised manuscript due: 2 months after decisions communicated
* Final decisions made: 2 months after revised manuscript received
* Planned publication: December 2018
Submissions should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/oir
Sales of mobile and wearable devices have been rapidly increasing the population of lifeloggers in the last few years. According to a recent market report, the number of global shipments of wearable devices reached 80 million in 2015, and is expected to reach 200 millions by 2020. The community of “quantified-self” has been established and is active (e.g., Quantified Self Conference 2017 ). This gives great opportunities for information science researchers to study the behaviour and practice of lifeloggers across a range of populations in our societies, as opposed to just those of highly skilled professionals.
A lifelog has been defined as “a form of pervasive computing consisting of a unified digital record of the totality of an individual's experiences, captured multimodally through digital sensors and stored permanently as a personal multimedia archive”. Such a personal archive should be “searchable and recallable”, and thus, supporting use cases such as recollecting, reminiscing, retrieving information, reflecting, and remembering intentions. Furthermore, since lifelogging is expected to collect data throughout one’s life, its application is likely to vary generationally (e.g., education for young people, productivity for professionals, and health care for elderly people).
Research on lifelogging has been dominated by technological challenges such as the development of wearable sensor platforms and the interpretation and aggregation of heterogeneous sensor data streams. However, a series of workshops has recently been organised to bridge the research agenda between quantitative and qualitative researchers in Information Science . This special topic issue builds on this activity to increase our understanding on behavioural and social practice aspects of lifeloggers and their lifelogging activities.
It therefore calls for original, unpublished work, that increases our understanding and theorisation of behaviour and practice of lifelogging activities. Submissions on system-oriented work are not generally encouraged unless they provide a substantial amount of insight into human information behaviour of lifelogging.
Topics of interests include but are not limited to:
* User experience design for accessing lifelogs
* Privacy and data security challenges of lifelogging
* Experiences of lifelogging and quantified-self activities
* Social applications and implications of life-logging
* Experiences of lifelogging in the real-world
* Ethical issues arising from lifelogging in society
* Digital preservation and maintenance of lifelogs
Hideo Juho, University of Tsukuba
Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University
Frank Hopfgartner, University of Sheffield