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Please note that the workshop is for SI/DBTA members only. There is no fee to attend the workshop but registration with SI is necessary.

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A number of technologies have recently started to converge to make it possible to capture and store everything a person sees, hear or does in his/her life. These technologies includes, for example, cheap video and audio capturing, GPS tracking, heart bit monitoring, location sensing, etc. Once they are teamed up with cloud computing and fast and cheap memory storage, the task appears not only possible but also feasible. In fact, the cheap availability of such technologies brought about “lifelogging” and long-term “digital preservation”.

Lifelogging refers to the continuous capturing of first-person video from a tiny video camera that can be easily carried around attached to one’s neck. It is one of the manifestations of the Quantified Self movement, in which a user tracks personal activity data about, for example, exercising, sleeping, and eating to try and draw correlations to improve the life he/she lives. On the other side, Digital preservation aims at ensuring that digital information, like for example that captured by lifelogging, is securely stored and remains accessible and usable for a long time. Combined, these two areas would enable to quantify, capture and store everything a person does in his/her entire life.

In this workshop we will report on some of the research and business activities carried out in Switzerland and abroad in areas that are closely related to lifelogging and digital preservation. The six presentations from international researchers and companies will provide plenty of topics for the open discussion that will follow.



For more detailed information about the presentations and speakers follow the link to DBTA.


09:00 - 10:00


10:00 - 12:45
  • Opening
  • Lifelogging, a Long-term Data Analytics Challenge, Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Coffee Break
  • MEmoIt: don't write your diary, sense it, Michele Catasta, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Security and Privacy Implications of Lifelogging for Pervasive Memory Augmentation, Sarah Clinch, University of Lancaster, UK


12:45 - 14:00
Lunch Break


14:40 - 16:20
  • Challenges and Life Examples as a Long-term Data Backup Provider, Thomas Liechti, Mount10, Switzerland
  • Coffee Break
  • Providing Long-term Access to Digital Research Data in the Humanities, Lukas Rosenthaler, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Thinking the Audiovisual Archives of 2020: Opportunities, Priorities, Issues, Theo Mäusli, SRG SSR, Switzerland


Panel and Open Discussion, Apero


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DBTA aims to promote exchanges between research and professionals in Switzerland with interests in all aspects of information systems. It is a special interest group of the Swiss Informatics Society