UNSW Canberra Cyber Team wins Best Paper Award at UbiComp 2018


Dr Nicholas Micallef, Dr Erwin Adi & Dr Gaurav Misra have won the Best Paper Award at AppLens 2018 Workshop

The Workshop on Mining and Learning from Smartphones Apps for Users

In conjunction with the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2018)

Smartphone applications (abbr. apps) are ubiquitous in our daily life. Abundant apps provide useful services in almost every aspect of modern life. Easy to download and often free, apps can be fun and convenient for playing games, getting turn-by-turn directions, and accessing news, books, weather, and more. Apps on smartphones can be considered as the entry point to access everyday life services such as communication, shopping, navigation, and entertainment. Since a smartphone is linked to an individual user, apps in smartphones can sense users’ behavior and activities.

Researchers can use smartphone apps to record users’ personal history data, and use the data to analyze apps and understand users. In this workshop (AppLens 2018), we bring researchers together with an interest in understanding users from their use of smartphone apps (e.g., interests, personality, and life routines), discovering cultural and social phenomenon (e.g., social event detection) through analyzing app usage, recognizing app usage behaviors (e.g., app overuse detection), and studying smartphone apps (e.g., app categorization and app popularity prediction). We want researchers to share their experiences, success and frustrations on conducting research in such topics so as to capture a state-of-art on theories, models, and methodologies that cope with these challenges. This workshop will include paper sessions, an invited talk, and Best paper award. Moreover, we will select a few accepted papers to be extended and published in a prestigious journal special issue.


The Best Paper Award is given to the best paper presented at the AppLens 2018 workshop, to acknowledge and encourage excellence in research.