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Dusk2Dawn: Characterizing Youth Nightlife Spaces, Activities, and Drinks

Applicant Gatica-Perez Daniel
Number 173696
Funding scheme Sinergia
Research institution IDIAP Centre du Parc Av. des Prés-Beudin 20
Institution of higher education Idiap Research Institute - IDIAP
Main discipline Interdisciplinary
Start/End 01.07.2017 - 30.06.2021
Approved amount 630'740.00
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All Disciplines (4)

Discipline
Interdisciplinary
Social geography and ecology
Information Technology
Health

Keywords (7)

Nightlife; Young people; Places; Human Activity; Social Media; Ubiquitous Computing; Alcohol consumption

Lay Summary (French)

Lead
Le projet regroupe une équipe spécialisée dans l'informatique, la science de l'addiction et la géographie humaine. En utilisant une approche de recherche multidisciplinaire et des données riches recueillies par de jeunes volontaires utilisant des smartphones, le projet vise à fournir des réponses pour un certain nombre de questions importantes liées au comportement de nuit des jeunes Suisses. Ces réponses ont une valeur pour la recherche scientifique mais aussi une pertinence pratique pour les responsables de la ville et de la santé publique.
Lay summary

S'appuyant sur une première collaboration qui a produit des données sur le comportement de nuit des jeunes en Suisse (données des smartphones, des photos de boissons, des vidéos de lieux et des entretiens), le projet développera des méthodes avec trois objectifs:

(1) Comprendre le rôle des espaces privés dans la vie nocturne des jeunes, tout en identifiant les caractéristiques discriminantes qui caractérisent les habitudes nocturnes, y compris l'ambiance, les activités et la consommation d'alcool.

(2) Informer les activités de la vie nocturne en fonction des données capteurs et vidéo et de l'apprentissage par machine.

(3) Étudier les attributs des boissons dans différents contextes, la précision de la consommation d'alcool auto-déclarée , par rapport à l'information codée manuellement obtenue à partir de photos de boissons , et la possibilité d'inférer les attributs de l'environnement physique en fonction des caractéristiques des photos de boissons .

Notre équipe a défini une approche interdisciplinaire pour comprendre l'intersection de la vie nocturne et des jeunes en Suisse. Les résultats du projet comprennent les publications scientifiques, la formation de jeunes chercheurs et un impact plus large. Le projet fournira aux jeunes chercheurs de notre équipe des possibilités de formation interdisciplinaire en ce qui concerne les méthodes de toutes les disciplines impliquées. En ce qui concerne l'impact plus large, notre projet a l'intention de transférer les connaissances produites par le projet aux responsables de la ville, y compris une meilleure compréhension de la dynamique d'utilisation des espaces publics et privés et la consommation d'alcool, ainsi que les liens possibles entre les indicateurs d'activité humaine et les incidents municipaux signalés.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 14.06.2017

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Employees

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Publications

Publication
Examining the Social Context of Alcohol Drinking in Young Adults with Smartphone Sensing
Meegahapola Lakmal Buddika, Labhart Florian, Phan Thanh-Trung, Gatica-Perez Daniel (2021), Examining the Social Context of Alcohol Drinking in Young Adults with Smartphone Sensing, in Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), 5(3), 26-26.
Locally Private Graph Neural Networks
Sajadmanesh Sina, Gatica-Perez Daniel (2021), Locally Private Graph Neural Networks, in ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), ACM, New York.
Ten seconds of my nights: exploring methods to measure brightness, loudness and attendance and their associations with alcohol use from video clips
Labhart Florian, Muralidhar Skanda, Massé Benoit, Meegahapola Lakmal Buddika, Kuntsche Emmanuel, Gatica-Perez Daniel (2021), Ten seconds of my nights: exploring methods to measure brightness, loudness and attendance and their associations with alcohol use from video clips, in PLOS ONE, 1.
Who Sees What? Examining Urban Impressions in Global South Cities
Medina Rios Luis Emmanuel, Ruiz-Correa Salvador, Santani Darshan, Gatica-Perez Daniel (2021), Who Sees What? Examining Urban Impressions in Global South Cities, Springer, New York, 1.
Capturing drinking and nightlife behaviours and their social and physical context with a smartphone application - investigation of users' experience and reactivity
Labhart Florian, Tarsetti Flavio, Bornet Olivier, Santani Darshan, Truong Jasmine, Landolt Sara, Gatica-Perez Daniel, Kuntsche Emmanuel (2020), Capturing drinking and nightlife behaviours and their social and physical context with a smartphone application - investigation of users' experience and reactivity, in Addiction Research and Theory, 28(1), 62-75.
Fun/intoxication pre-drinking motives lead indirectly to more alcohol-related consequences via increased alcohol consumption on a given night
Smit Koen, Kuntsche Emmanuel, Anderson-Luxford Dan, Labhart Florian (2020), Fun/intoxication pre-drinking motives lead indirectly to more alcohol-related consequences via increased alcohol consumption on a given night, in Addictive Behaviors, 0.
Learning Urban Nightlife Routines from Mobile Data
Pozo Ada, Phan Thanh-Trung, Gatica-Perez Daniel (2020), Learning Urban Nightlife Routines from Mobile Data, in Proc. Int. Conf. on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, ACM, New York.
Shooting shots: Estimating alcoholic drink sizes in real life using event-level reports and annotations of close-up pictures
Labhart Florian, Phan Thanh-Trung, Gatica-Perez Daniel, Kuntsche Emmanuel (2020), Shooting shots: Estimating alcoholic drink sizes in real life using event-level reports and annotations of close-up pictures, in Drug and Alcohol Review, 0.
The emotional entanglements of smartphones in the field: On emotional discomfort, power relations, and research ethics
Truong Jasmine, Labhart Florian, Santani Darshan, Gatica-Perez Daniel, Kuntsche Emmanuel, Landolt Sara (2020), The emotional entanglements of smartphones in the field: On emotional discomfort, power relations, and research ethics, in Area, 52(1), 1.
Understanding Heavy Drinking at Night through Smartphone Sensing and Active Human Engagement
Phan Thanh-Trung, Labhart Florian, Muralidhar Skanda, Gatica-Perez Daniel (2020), Understanding Heavy Drinking at Night through Smartphone Sensing and Active Human Engagement, in Proceedings International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, ACM, New York.
Youth nightlife at home: towards a feminist conceptualisation of home
Pelzelmayer Katharina, Landolt Sara, Truong Jasmine, Labhart Florian, Santani Darshan, Kuntsche Emmanuel, Gatica-Perez Daniel (2020), Youth nightlife at home: towards a feminist conceptualisation of home, in Children's Geographies, 1.
#Drink Or #Drunk: Multimodal Signals and Drinking Practices on Instagram
Phan Thanh-Trung, Muralidhar Skanda, Gatica-Perez Daniel (2019), #Drink Or #Drunk: Multimodal Signals and Drinking Practices on Instagram, in Proceedings International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, ACM, New York.
Drinks & Crowds: Characterizing Alcohol Consumption through Crowdsensing and Social Media
Phan Thanh-Trung, Muralidhar Skanda, Gatica-Perez Daniel (2019), Drinks & Crowds: Characterizing Alcohol Consumption through Crowdsensing and Social Media, in Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT '19), 59.
My Own Private Nightlife: Understanding Youth Personal Spaces from Crowdsourced Video
Phan Thanh-Trung, Labhart Florian, Gatica-Perez Daniel (2019), My Own Private Nightlife: Understanding Youth Personal Spaces from Crowdsourced Video, in Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact, 3, 189.
Social Multimedia, Diversity, and Global South Cities: A Double Blind Side
Gatica-Perez Daniel, Santani Darshan, Biel Joan-Isaac, Phan Thanh-Trung (2019), Social Multimedia, Diversity, and Global South Cities: A Double Blind Side, in Proc. ACM Workshop on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in Multimedia (FAT/MM), ACM, New York.
The contexts of heavy drinking: A systematic review of the combinations of context-related factors associated with heavy drinking occasions
Stanesby Oliver, Labhart Florian, Dietze Paul, Wright Cassandra, Kuntsche Emmanuel (2019), The contexts of heavy drinking: A systematic review of the combinations of context-related factors associated with heavy drinking occasions, in PLOS ONE, 14(7), 29-29.
What Reminds Young People That They Drank More Than Intended on Weekend Nights: An Event-Level Study
Labhart Florian, Engels Rutger, Kuntsche Emmanuel (2018), What Reminds Young People That They Drank More Than Intended on Weekend Nights: An Event-Level Study, in Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 79(4), 644-648.
Ambiance in Social Media Venues: Visual Cue Interpretation by Machines and Crowds
Can Gulcan, Benkhedda Yassir, Gatica-Perez Daniel (2018), Ambiance in Social Media Venues: Visual Cue Interpretation by Machines and Crowds, in 2018 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW), Salt Lake City, UT, USAIEEE/CVF, New York.
After how many drinks does someone experience acute consequences-determining thresholds for binge drinking based on two event-level studies: Optimal thresholds for binge drinking
Labhart Florian, Kuntsche Emmanuel, Livingston Michael, Engels Rutger (2018), After how many drinks does someone experience acute consequences-determining thresholds for binge drinking based on two event-level studies: Optimal thresholds for binge drinking, in Addiction, 113(12), 2235-2244.
DrinkSense: Characterizing Youth Drinking Behavior using Smartphones
Santani Darshan, Do Trinh-Minh-Tri, Labhart Florian, Landolt Sara, Kuntsche Emmanuel, Gatica-Perez Daniel (2018), DrinkSense: Characterizing Youth Drinking Behavior using Smartphones, in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2279.
Looking South: Learning Urban Perception in Developing Cities
Santani Darshan, Ruiz-Correa Salvador, Gatica-Perez Daniel (2018), Looking South: Learning Urban Perception in Developing Cities, in ACM Transactions on Social Computing, 13.
#Healthy #fondue #dinner: Analysis and inference of food and drink consumption patterns on instagram
Phan Thanh-Trung, Gatica-Perez Daniel (2017), #Healthy #fondue #dinner: Analysis and inference of food and drink consumption patterns on instagram, in Proc. International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, Stuttgart GermanyACM, New York.
Venues in Social Media: Examining Ambiance Perception Through Scene Semantics
Benkhedda Yassir, Santani Darshan, Gatica-Perez Daniel (2017), Venues in Social Media: Examining Ambiance Perception Through Scene Semantics, in Proc. ACM Multimedia Conference, Mountain View California USAACM, New York.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
You-i-Lab, IPICYT Mexico (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Department of Public Health, La Trobe University Australia (Oceania)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
44th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism Talk given at a conference Introduction to the Symposium Strengths and Limitations of Sensor Technologies for Measuring Alcohol Use and its Environmental Determinants 23.06.2021 Online, United States of America Kuntsche Emmanuel;
46th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society Talk given at a conference Inferring drinking occasion characteristics with mobile sensing: do technological promises raise to the challenge of methodological needs? 02.06.2021 Helsinki, Finland Labhart Florian;
AI4Media Workshop on Explainability, Robustness, and Privacy in AI Talk given at a conference Locally Private Graph Neural Networks 02.06.2021 Online, Greece Sajadmanesh Sina;
Semaine de la Digitalisation 2021 Individual talk Cites, Citizens, and Data 09.02.2021 Lausanne, Switzerland Gatica-Perez Daniel;
Twitter Machine Learning Seminar Individual talk Locally Private Graph Neural Networks 07.01.2021 Online, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Sajadmanesh Sina;
Seminar, Imperial College London Individual talk Privacy-Preserving Deep Learning Over Graphs 09.12.2020 Online, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Sajadmanesh Sina;
Semaine de la Digitalisation 2020 Individual talk Cites, Citizens, and Data 11.02.2020 Lausanne, Switzerland Gatica-Perez Daniel;
Conference of the Society for Ambulatory Assessment Talk given at a conference Investigating how brightness, loudness and place occupancy influence alcohol using short video clips 15.01.2020 Melbourne, Australia Labhart Florian;
Valais AI Workshop: AI for Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences Individual talk Detecting alcohol consumption through smartphone sensors: examples from the Youth@Night study 18.11.2019 Sierre, Switzerland Labhart Florian;
ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Talk given at a conference My Own Private Nightlife: Understanding Youth Personal Spaces from Crowdsourced Video 11.11.2019 Austin, United States of America Phan Thanh Trung;
Keynote at International Workshop on Mining and Learning from Smartphone Apps Individual talk Sensing Nightlife 10.09.2019 London, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Gatica-Perez Daniel;
45th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society Talk given at a conference Take a picture of your drink and I’ll tell you how many units it contains 06.06.2019 Utrecht, Netherlands Labhart Florian;
Summer School on Digital Communication and Digital Humanities Individual talk Social Media, Cities, and Citizens 03.06.2019 Modena, Italy Gatica-Perez Daniel;
11th international Conference on Nightlife, Substance Use and Related Health Issues Talk given at a conference The importance of drinking motives for excessive weekend alcohol consumption in early adulthood and for alcohol initiation in early adolescence 15.05.2019 Amsterdam, Netherlands Smit Koen;
Geography Seminar, University of Zurich Individual talk Crowdsourcing the Campus, the City, and Beyond 14.05.2019 Zurich, Switzerland Gatica-Perez Daniel;
Forum Sicherheit im oeffentlichen Raum Individual talk Youth@Night 10.05.2019 Zurich, Switzerland Landolt Sara;
Seminar, Center for Alcohol Policy Research, La Trobe University Individual talk Ten seconds of my night. Using short video clips to investigate how brightness, loudness and place occupancy influence alcohol use from actors’ and observers’ perspectives 12.02.2019 Melbourne, Australia Labhart Florian;
Semaine de la Digitalisation 2019 Individual talk Cites, Citizens, and Data 12.02.2019 Lausanne, Switzerland Gatica-Perez Daniel;
Applied Machine Learning Days Talk given at a conference Perceiving the City with Crowds and AI 28.01.2019 Lausanne, Switzerland Gatica-Perez Daniel;
Keynote at International Conference on Multimedia Modeling Talk given at a conference Cities in the Global South and Multimedia 09.01.2019 Thessaloniki, Greece Gatica-Perez Daniel;
FORS Methods and Research Meetings Series Individual talk Crowdsourcing the Campus, the City, and Beyond 04.12.2018 Lausanne, Switzerland Gatica-Perez Daniel;
DataThink, International Doctoral Course Individual talk Civic Media, Crowdsourcing, and the Public Good 24.10.2018 Lausanne, Switzerland Gatica-Perez Daniel;
AAAI Int. Conf. on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP) Project Workshop Individual talk Dusk2Dawn: Characterizing Youth Nightlife Spaces, Activities, and Drinks 05.07.2018 Zurich, Switzerland Gatica-Perez Daniel;
Keynote at International Conference on Movement and Computing Talk given at a conference Crowdsourcing the Campus, the City, and Beyond 28.06.2018 Genoa, Italy Gatica-Perez Daniel;
Seminar, Italian Institute of Technology Individual talk Civic Media, Crowdsourcing, and the Public Good 27.06.2018 Genoa, Italy Gatica-Perez Daniel;
44th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society Talk given at a conference Drink out loud! A naturalistic approach investigating the influence of brightness, loudness and place occupancy on alcohol use 30.05.2018 Chiang Mai, Thailand Labhart Florian;
44th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society Talk given at a conference Drinking to cope with social anxiety: a study of Swiss young adults 28.05.2018 Chiang Mai, Thailand Labhart Florian;
Keynote at ACM Intelligent User Interfaces Conference, SymCollab Workshop Talk given at a conference Crowdsourcing the Campus, the City, and Beyond 11.03.2018 Tokyo, Japan Gatica-Perez Daniel;
Seminar, Nagoya University Individual talk Crowdsourcing the Campus, the City, and Beyond 07.03.2018 Nagoya, Japan Gatica-Perez Daniel;
Symposium, Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR), La Trobe University Individual talk Attempts to collect better evidence in alcohol research: from self-reports to non-intrusive continuous measurement 01.03.2018 Melbourne, Australia Kuntsche Emmanuel;
Seminar, University of Trento Individual talk Civic Media, Crowdsourcing, and the Public Good 13.12.2017 Trento, Italy Gatica-Perez Daniel;
Workshop on Everyday Security Talk given at a conference Cities Through the Lens of Social Media 14.11.2017 Barcelona, Spain Phan Thanh Trung;
Swiss Psychological Society Conference, Symposium on New Technologies for Studying Everyday Life Individual talk Recognizing the ambiance of places from social media images 04.09.2017 Lausanne, Switzerland Gatica-Perez Daniel;


Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
VicHealth Insight Event on Health Promotion and Digital Technology Talk 01.04.2018 Melbourne, Australia Kuntsche Emmanuel;


Self-organised

Title Date Place

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: print media, online media Une app permet de mieux comprendre la consommation d’alcool des jeunes Le Nouvelliste Western Switzerland 2021
Media relations: print media, online media Staying home for nightlife Horizons - The Swiss Research Magazine German-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland 2020
Media relations: print media, online media La consommation d'alcool chez les jeunes sous capteurs 24 Heures Western Switzerland 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Les percées de l'intelligence artificielle en Valais Le Nouvelliste Western Switzerland 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Using mobile data to model the drinking habits of Swiss youth EPFL News Western Switzerland 2018

Awards

Title Year
Honorable Mention Paper Award, International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (Pervasive Health) 2019
Mid-career Scientist Award, Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol & other Drugs (APSAD) 2019

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
150181 Youth@Night - A multi-disciplinary multi-method study of young people's outgoing and drinking behaviors 01.01.2014 Interdisciplinary projects

Abstract

Building upon a first collaboration that produced unique data about the behavior of young people at night in Switzerland (mobile phone sensors, log data, in-situ surveys, photos of drinks, videos of places, and semi-structured interviews), the project will develop methods cutting across ubiquitous computing, addiction science, and human geography with three goals: (1) Understand the role of private spaces in youth nightlife, while identifying discriminant features that characterize nightlife patterns including place ambiance, performed activities, and alcohol consumption. (2) Infer nightlife activities based on sensor and video data and machine learning, including the dynamic characterization of popular nightlife areas using multiple data sources. (3) Investigate the attributes of drinks in different contexts, the accuracy of event-level, self-reported alcohol consumption compared to manually coded information obtained from beverage photos, and the feasibility of inferring attributes of the physical environment based on characteristics of drink photos.To address these goals, our team has defined an interdisciplinary, mixed-method approach to understand the intersection of nightlife and youth in Switzerland. The intended outcomes of the project include scientific publications, training of young researchers, and broader impact. First, several scientific articles communicating the research results are planned to be written. Second, the project will provide researchers in our team with opportunities for interdisciplinary training with respect to methods of all the disciplines involved. Concerning broader impact, our project intends to provide transferable knowledge to city officials, including a better understanding of the dynamics of use of private and public spaces and alcohol consumption, and possible connections between human activity indicators and reported city incidents.
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