Continuing strides in processing, storage, sensing, and networking technologies are enabling individuals and organizations to capture their activities and experiences as greater volumes of rich media.  This is leading to creation of ever-richer records of happenings in electronic form, or electronic chronicles. Historical accounts, conference proceedings, web logs, video recordings, transaction logs, patient health records, records of user activity on computers, surveillance data, and "lifelogs" obtained from wearable sensors  are but a few examples of electronic chronicles. Technological and social trends point to the prevalence and exploitation of such chronicles in a wide range of applications spanning enhancement of personal life, business productivity, health care, entertainment, and government operations. 

The field of electronic chronicles deals with the capture, representation, organization, analysis, and presentation of temporal streams of data captured by individuals, groups, or organizations. The goal of this workshop is to foster a community of researchers advancing the various technical and socio-technical aspects of eChronicles. We invite contributions from researchers addressing diverse aspects of this emerging area. Position papers are also encouraged. The workshop will include regular and short papers, demonstrations, an invited talk, and a panel.



9.00 9.10 am Opening Remarks

9.10 10.40 Oral Presentation Session 1

eChronicles: Scope, Opportunities, and Challenges. Gopal Pingali, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

On Querying and Exploring Activities on a User's Desktop. Sibel Adali, Shawn Pierce, Maria-Luisa Sapino, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute & Universita di Torino

Category-based Functional Information Modeling for eChronicles. Pilho Kim, Ramesh Jain, Georgia Institute of Technology & University of California at Irvine

10.40 11.15 am Coffee Break

11.15 12.45 pm Oral Presentation Session 2

A System for Pervasive Multi-sensory Information Capture, Assimilation, and Retrieval. Gopal Pingali, Harry Stavropoulos, Tom Bridgman, Mark Podlaseck et al, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

E -- A Generic Event Model for Event-Centric Multimedia Data Management in eChronicle Applications. Gerd Utz Westermann, Ramesh Jain, University of California at Irvine

Creation of an Electronic Chronicle for a Ubiquitous Home: Sensing Analysis and Evaluation. Gamhewage C. de Silva, Toshiko Yamasaki, Kiyoharu Aizawa, University of Tokyo

12.45 1.45 pm Lunch

1.45 3.15 pm Panel Session

Feels like knowledge: The road from blogs to eChronicles


Doug Gage, Independent Consultant, Arlington, VA

Jim Gemmell, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA

Ramesh Jain, University of California, Irvine, CA

Thad Starner, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA


Moderator: Mark Podlaseck, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY

3.15 3.45 pm Coffee Break

3.45 5.15 pm Oral Presentation Session 3

Multi-modality sensor for Sleep Quality Monitoring and Logging. Ya-Ti Peng, Ching-Yung Lin, Ming-Ting Sun, University of Washington at Seattle, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

The CLEF Chronicle: Patient Histories Derived from Electronic Health Records. Jeremy Rogers, Colin Puleston, Alan Rector, University of Manchester, UK

Modeling and Advanced Exploitation of eChronicle 'Narrative' Information. Gian Piero Zarri, University Paris4/Sorbonne




Gopal Pingali, IBM Research



Kiyoharu Aizawa, Univ of Tokyo

Jan Chomicki, SUNY Buffalo

Jim Gemmell, Microsoft Research

Ramesh Jain , Univ. California, Irvine

Christian Jensen, Aalborg University

William Jones, Univ. of Washington

Wolfgang Klas, Univ. of Vienna

Ching-Yung Lin, IBM Research

Alex Pentland, MIT

Mark Podlaseck, IBM Research

Dennis Quan, IBM Research

Cyrus Shahabi, USC

Thad Starner, Georgia Tech

Hari Sundaram, Arizona State U.

Vassilis Tsotras, UC Riverside

Utz Westermann, UC Irvine

Carlo Zaniolo, UCLA




Dec 5, 2005 Abstracts due

Dec 16, 2005 Papers due

Jan 13, 2006 Acceptance notification

Jan 20, 2006 Camera-ready papers due




Authors should submit abstracts by email to the workshop chair, Gopal Pingali.

Detailed formatting instructions for papers from IEEE can be found here. (Also see IEEE style files). Submissions are limited to 10 pages in the specified format for full papers. Authors may also submit short papers of no more than 4 pages describing work-in-progress or demonstrations. We strongly encourage all authors to bring demo systems to the workshop.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. A hardcopy of the proceedings will be published and the papers will be included in the digital library of IEEE CS.

We also plan to include selected papers from this workshop in a special issue of a reputed journal.