PSB 2024

Digital health technology data in biocomputing:

Research efforts and considerations for expanding access

We are organizing a workshop at the Pacific Symposium for Biocomputing (PSB) in January 2024 focused on Wearable Sensors Data in Biocomputing. This Session solicits research on continuous sensor data - algorithm development, implementation, and distributed clinical trials. We particularly encourage submissions describing opportunities for expanding academic research using data from wearable sensors, DEI and ELSI issues, implementation, and distributed clinical trials.

If you are a researcher or working with researchers on analysis of data from digital health technologies, including wearable devices, we would love to include your voice and experience in the conversation! Submissions across a diverse range of voices, including across sectors, demographics, domains, etc. are all welcomed. This balanced perspective is a key feature of this Session.

Session topics

This Session is soliciting papers that use data from continuous sensor data, like those from wearable devices (e.g. Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin, Whoop, etc.). Specific topics may include (but are not limited to):

Submission information

The submitted papers are fully reviewed and accepted on a competitive basis.

Important dates

Paper Format and Submission Portal

Please see the PSB paper format template and instructions at

Paper Submissions

Unlike the abstracts at most biology conferences, papers in the PSB proceedings are archival, rigorously peer-reviewed publications. PSB publications are Open Access and linked directly from MEDLINE/PubMed and Google Scholar for wide accessibility. They should be thought of as short journal articles that may be cited on CVs and grant reports.

Travel Fellowships for Trainees

PSB traditionally provides fellowships for select trainees. The application process opens upon paper acceptance. Individuals from underrepresented communities are particularly encouraged to participate in the conference and apply for travel support. If you are a student or young investigator and interested in travel support for this Session, please send an email to let us know.

Poster Format and Submission Portal

Poster presenters will be provided with an easel and a poster board 32"W x 40"H (80x100cm). One poster from each paid participant is permitted. See the submission portal web site for the instructions regarding poster submissions.

Link to PSB website

Session organizers

Jessilyn Dunn, PhD

Assistant Professor | Big Ideas Lab

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Duke University

 @DrJessilyn ; @Big_Ideas_Lab

Michelle Holko, PhD, PMP

Principal Investigator

International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) @ Berkeley @mholko

Chris Lunt

CTO, All of Us Research Program

National Institutes of Health