CARPE 2004
The First ACM Workshop on
Continuous Archival and Retrieval of Personal Experiences

New York, New York, October 15th 2004

in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2004

CARPE 2004 is the first ACM Workshop on Continuous Archival and Retrieval of Personal Experiences. This workshop will bring together researchers from around the world to share their findings and insights into this burgeoning field. This workshop will have not more than 30 participants, to insure lively interaction. Approximately nine papers will be presented, with preference given to papers that are multi-media and/or multi-disciplinary. The program will include demonstrations, a panel discussion, and two invited speeches, covering such topics as:

  • Capture/sensors (e.g., scanning, wearable, embedded, different kinds of sensors, robotic assistance), experiential sampling.
  • Data storage, management, organization and retrieval
  • Insight: content analysis and data mining
  • User interface issues, including: visualization, authoring, story-telling, annotation
  • Applications: e.g., personal museum, health-support, childcare, research tools, meeting capture.
  • Security, privacy, and legal issues

For a more detailed description of the workshop scope, please see the call for papers

Invited Speakers

Steve Mann is a professor at the University of Toronto. Well-known for his pioneering work in wearable computers, mediated reality, and EyeTap cameras, Steve has made many technical contributions in hardware design and image processing. Moreover, Steve has truly lived the life of a "cyborg," giving him unique experience to share with the workshop on such topics as cyborg blogs, inverse surveillance and new avenues of artistic expression.

Gordon Bell is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research. Gordon earned the moniker "father of the minicomputer" while serving as vice president of research and development for Digital Equipment Corporation, where he led in the development of several systems, notably the PDP and VAX lines. Gordon has been a professor at Carnegie Mellon, served as the first head of the NSF Computing Directorate, and is the author of books on computer technology and startups. Gordon was instrumental in founding the Computer History Museum, and is digitizing his own history as part of the MyLifeBits project.


In addition to demonstrations by participants, we are inviting relevant industrial demonstrations. We have tentatively booked demonstrations by Deja-View and Quindi.


Registration information will be posted here as soon as it is available.

Call for papers

The call for papers is available in HTML, Word, or PDF format.


Jim Gemmell, Microsoft Research
Hari Sundaram, Arizona State U.

Program Committee
Kiyoharu Aizawa, U. Tokyo
Shih-Fu Chang, Columbia University
Mike Christel , Carnegie Mellon U.
Steven Drucker, Microsoft Research
Ramesh Jain , Georgia Tech
Steve Mann , U. Toronto
Kai Li, Princeton University
Kenji Mase, Nagoya U./ATR
Alex Pentland, MIT Media Lab
Dennis Quan, IBM Research
Jun Rekimoto, Sony Laboratories
Ehud Ritter, U. Aberdeen
Cyrus Shahabi, U. SouthernCalifornia
Ben Shneiderman, U. Maryland
John Smith , IBM Research
Kentaro Toyama, Microsoft Research
Matthew Turk , UC Santa Barbara
Ken Wood, Microsoft Research
Hong-Jiang Zhang, Microsoft Research