Best Paper Award for the 10th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, in the context of HCI International 2018, 15-20 July 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Certificate for Best Paper Award of the 10th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media
Li Zeng (University of Washington, USA), Zack W. Almquist (University of Minnesota, USA), and Emma S. Spiro (University of Washington, USA)
for the paper entitled
"Stay Connected and Keep Motivated: Modeling Activity Level of Exercise in an Online Fitness Community"
Presented in the context of
HCI International 2018
15-20 July 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA
"Recent years have witnessed a growing popularity of activity tracking applications. Previously work has focused on three major types of social interaction features in such applications: cooperation, competition and community. Such features motivate users to be more active in exercise and stay within the track of positive behavior change. Online fitness communities such as Strava encourage users to connect to peers and provide a rich set of social interaction features. Utilizing a large-scale behavioral trace data set, this work aims to analyze the dynamics of online fitness behaviors and network subscription as well as the relationship between them. Our results indicate that activeness of fitness behaviors not only has seasonal variations, but also vary by user group and how well users are connected in an online fitness community. These results provide important implications for studies on network-based health and design of application features for health promotion."
The full paper is available through SpringerLink, provided that you have proper access rights.