Intelligente informasjonssystemer (I2S)

LIFECRAFT - Workshop on Lifelog Integration for Collaboration, Research, and Application in Future Technologies

Welcome to LIFECRAFT - “Lifelog Integration for Collaboration, Research, and Application in Future Technologies", a workshop showcases our contributions in lifelogging, interactive technology, health and fosters global collaboration in lifelogging, health, and HCI.

Media City Bergen
Simon S. Brandseth


The Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway and ADAPT, SFI Research Centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology, Ireland are organising LIFECRAFT - “Lifelog Integration for Collaboration, Research, and Application in Future Technologies", a workshop showcases our contributions in lifelogging, interactive technology, health and fosters global collaboration in lifelogging, health, and HCI. This workshop builds on a tripartite MoU signed in 2023 between UiB, DCU and HCMUS. The workshop is organised by Associate Professor Duc Tien Dang Nguyen (University of Bergen) and he is assisted by Professors Morten Fjeld (University of Bergen), Cathal Gurrin (Dublin City University and the Adapt Centre), and Klaus Schöffmann (Klagenfurt University), with the support of Tatinta Events.


LIFECRAFT is essential for several compelling reasons:

1. Advancing Research: This workshop provides a platform to push the boundaries of our understanding and capabilities in the domains of personal data analytics and lifelog search and retrieval. It allows us to explore new methodologies, technologies, and collaborative approaches that can further advance the field.

2. Fostering Collaborative Research Initiatives: The workshop brings together leading experts and researchers from diverse fields, including lifelog search, healthcare, and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). By hosting and fostering collaboration, we aim to catalyse the development of novel perspectives, innovative solutions and research initiatives that wouldn't be possible in isolated settings. 

3. Addressing Societal Challenges in Health and Accessibility: The core objectives of the workshop emphasise the application of lifelog and HCI to health, the establishment of a Lifelogging and Health Network, and the definition of new research tasks emphasising accessibility and health challenges. These objectives directly align with addressing pressing societal issues related to healthcare, accessibility, and the well-being of individuals. The workshop serves as a platform to explore solutions that can have a tangible impact on people's lives.

4. Showcasing University Expertise and Collaboration: By hosting this workshop, we not only leverage  the collective expertise of our department and university but also underscore our commitment to global collaboration. Our lineup includes top experts from the United Kingdom, Japan, Switzerland, and Austria, representing a diverse array of perspectives and experiences. This not only enhances our university's reputation on an international scale but also creates a unique platform for cross-cultural exchange, crafting and launching  opportunities for future collaborations and partnerships that transcend geographical boundaries. This global engagement amplifies the impact of the workshop and positions our institution at the forefront of collaborative efforts in lifelogging, health, and HCI.

5. Shaping the Future of Technology and Research: Lifelogging, health, and HCI are integral components of the evolving technological landscape. This workshop plays a crucial role in shaping the future of these domains by bringing together experts to discuss, explore, and define the direction of research and application. It ensures that our efforts contribute meaningfully to the ongoing development of technologies that positively impact society.


Confirmed Experts:

  • Duc Tien Dang Nguyen, Associate Professor, Lifelogging, UiB, Norway
  • Cathal Gurrin, Professor, Lifelogging, DCU, Ireland
  • Klaus Schöffmann, Associate Professor, Multimedia Search, Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Morten Fjeld, Professor, HCI, UiB, Norway
  • Bettina Husebø, Professor, Dementia, Nursing Home, UiB, Norway
  • Arvid Rongve, Professor, Dementia, UiB, Norway
  • Luca Rosetto, Research Scientist, Lifelogging, UZH, Switzerland
  • Steve Hodges, Professor, Lifelogging, Lancaster University, UK
  • Jakub Lokoč, Associate Professor, Lifelogging, Charles University, Czechia
  • Miroslav Bachinski, Associate Professor, HCI, UiB, Norway
  • Michael Riegler, Professor, Medical Multimedia Systems, SimulaMet, Norway
  • Minh-Son Dao, Research Manager, Multimedia System, NICT, Japan


Please register at the registration form at latest on 29 February 2024. Please be aware that we can only accommodate the first 20 registrations.

Workshop Schedule (preliminary)

The workshop will be organised on 11-12 April 2024 at Fellesareal, Læringslab, Media City Bergen. 

Day 1: Setting the Stage

Morning Session: Welcome and Network Formation (9:30 AM - 10:00 AM)

  • Welcome and introduction to the workshop objectives.
  • Icebreaker activity to facilitate networking.

Coffee & Social Meetings (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)

Session 1: Group Status and Research Challenges (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

  • Presentations from each group on their current status, expertise, and ongoing research.
  • Expert presentation on state-of-the-art sensing technologies (Minh-Son Dao, NICT). Covering personal sensing (smart cams / dash cams), biometric sensing, datasets & expertise, application domains including health, security, insurance).
  • Discussions on shared research challenges and potential areas for collaboration.

Lunch Break (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

Afternoon Session: Research Tasks Overview (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Session 2A: Search-Based Research Tasks (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

  • Overview and discussion of LSC and VBS
  • Explore the pros and cons of organising search-based research tasks.

Session 2B: Medical-Based Research Tasks (2:15 PM - 3:15 PM)

  • Overview and discussion of medical-based research tasks, including Medico.
  • Explore the pros and cons of organising medical-based research tasks.

Late Afternoon Session: Define Comprehensive Research Task (3:15 PM - 4:00 PM)

  • Propose a comprehensive research task integrating LSC/VBS search for novices, automatic retrieval, and a pilot health-task.
  • Formulate collaborative plans for the integrated research task.


Dinner: (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

Informal networking and collaboration discussions.


Day 2: In-Depth Discussions and Future Planning

Morning Session: Recap and Group Formation (9:30 AM - 10:00 AM)

  • Recap of Day 1 and key points discussed.
  • Formation of working groups based on collaborative interests identified.

Session 3: Establishing Collaborative Frameworks (10:15 AM - 12:00 PM)

  • Breakout sessions for participants to discuss and refine plans for the integrated research task. 
  • Propose collaborative research.
  • How to integrate stakeholders.
  • Identify potential challenges and solutions.

Lunch Break (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

Session 4: Long Term Project Applications (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

  • Brainstorm potential long-term project applications stemming from the comprehensive research task.
  • Form project teams and outline initial project proposals for future endeavours.

Afternoon Session: Closing and Future Plans (3:15 PM - 4:00 PM)

  • Working groups present their findings, collaborative plans, and potential project applications.
  • Open discussion on future plans, including research proposals, joint projects, and publications.