International Symposium on
Computing Technologies for Nutrition and Diet Coaching
A new workshop event is planned for 2010. This site will be updated shortly.
worldwide surge of overweight, obesity, and related cardiovascular
diseases has been associated to calorie-rich diets, lack of dieting
awareness, food quality, and sedentary lifestyle. Consequently, dietary
behavior has a critical impact on various health risks. Most
importantly, overweight and obesity are not just limited to Western
countries, but similarly affecting developing regions. Growing health
and economic concerns have prompted public bodies to promote
diet-related health policies.
The development of intelligent
assistive technologies that support healthy dieting and lifestyle is a
promising research topic in Pervasive Computing. Various systems
have been proposed to aid users in balancing their diet and controlling
calorie intake. Approaches range from PDA-based diaries, Internet
community platforms, kitchen recommender systems, to sensor-based
automatic dietary monitoring. Besides acquiring dietary and
lifestyle information, intelligent assistant systems can provide
personalized feedback and behavior coaching. Eventually, such
systems could complement existing diet and weight management programs.
designing effective dietary monitoring solutions and ubiquitously
implementing intelligent assistants remain open research challenges.
This field is lacking general concepts and directions to address the
aforementioned challenges and potential. Thus, it will be a primary
goal of UbiNutrition2010 to inspire interaction and discussions between
experts of the diverse fields and prepare a joint position statement as
public available outcome of the workshop. UbiNutrition2010 shall
serve as a platform to build a research community on assistive
technology related to nutrition and diet.