AITAmI 2011 : 6th Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Ambient Intelligence
Call For Papers
6th Workshop on
"Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Ambient Intelligence"
Nottingham, UK. 25-26 July 2011
Co-located with the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Environments
Dr. Juan Carlos Augusto
jc.augusto 'at' ulster.ac.uk
School of Computing and Mathematics
University of Ulster, U.K.
Prof. Diane J. Cook
cook 'at' eecs.wsu.edu
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Washington State University, USA
Background and Goals: Imagine a future where human environments respond to
human preferences and needs. In this world, devices equipped with simple
intelligence and the abilities to sense, communicate, and act will be
unremarkable features of our world. We will expect the car to warn us of
hazards, track our location and provide timely route advice. We will speak to
simple machines and hold conversations with more complex systems, such as
intelligent homes that will help us monitor conditions, track routine tasks,
and program the behaviour of the heat, the lights, the garden watering and the
entertainment centre. Analogous systems at work will make simple decisions in
our stead ranging from scheduling meetings to negotiating for common services
over the web. Such systems will also acquire, and adapt to our preferences
over time. In sum, we will come to view simple software intelligence as an
ambient feature of our environment.
The infrastructure for ambient intelligence is fast coming on line.
Computational resources are cheap and becoming cheaper, while ubiquitous
network access has started to appear. Market forces will soon produce
applications. We take the view that ambient intelligence is imminent and
inevitable, and that the time is ripe to take stock. This workshop will
provide that opportunity by gathering researchers in a variety of AI subfields
together with representatives of commercial interests to explore the
technology and applications for ambient intelligence.
Areas of Interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Agent-based approaches to AmI
* Individual/group emotional status
* Individual/group preferences
* Mediating conflicting interests
* Activity Recognition
* Intelligent interactive systems
* Non invasive sensing and interaction
* Multi-modal interfaces (voice, image and video, bio-signals, handwriting, etc.)
* Interaction with autonomous systems
* Modelling complex environments (smart homes, hospitals, museums, transportation, classrooms, etc.)
* Context awareness
* Cognitive modelling of users
* Applications (health, industry, teaching, supporting group collaboration, etc.)
* Innovative applications of AI to Ambient Intelligence
* Responsive/active architecture
* Traditional relevant areas of AI (KR, reasoning about actions, spatio-
temporal reasoning, CBR, planning, uncertainty, learning, belief revision,
vision, decision- making, etc.)
This workshop differs from other events in the area in that it focuses on the
special relevance of AI technology to the goals of Ambient Intelligence, and
on the most likely avenues for practical application. AITAmI'11 will provide
an open forum based on a variety of presentations: research papers, keynotes,
panels and industrial demos. This event will provide a continuation to
AITAmI'06 held during ECAI'06, AITAmI'07 held during IJCAI'07, AITAmI'08 held
during ECAI'08, AITAmI'09 held during IE'09, and AITAmI’10 held during IE’10.
Paper submission: 28th March 2011
Notification: 25th April 2011
Paper final submission (with revisions): 9th May 2011
General Structure of the Event: The core of the event will be the presentation
of recent advances in research and applications and debates around different
topics of interest. The event will have invited keynote lectures and sessions
where papers and posters will be presented to report on the latest theoretical
developments and applications. Presentations can also contain demos about
tools and their applications. A panel will focus on various topics of interest
at both academic and professional level. Interaction will be encouraged
throughout the event.
* Submit papers of no more than 12 pages formatted according to the IOS Press style
* Submit through: the online submission system for this event.
Publications: all papers accepted will be published in the proceedings of the
event which will be a volume in the Book Series on Ambient Intelligence and
Smart Environments which is indexed by Thomson Reuters' Conference Proceedings
Citation Index and available through ACM Digital Library, DBLP, MetaPress and
Program: the overall program of activities will be announced later in this
space. It will consist of presentations of research papers, keynotes, a
discussion session and industrial demos.
Logistics: It is convenient that if the presentation requires any equipment
different from the standard laptop and data projector the authors of the paper
communicate this to the workshop chairs as soon as possible.
Attendance: at least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend
the workshop to present the paper. Places for attendance will be awarded with
preference to those that have a paper accepted in the event.
Those wishing to attend the workshop without presenting a paper are invited to
send to jc.augusto 'at' ulster.ac.uk a brief statement of interest and a
description of their background and motivations in this area. We cannot
guarantee a place in the event for those not sending this request for
Registration: to register for this event please use the registration page
provided by IE'11.
NEW! Invited Speakers: as in previous editions distinguished keynote speakers
will be invited to the event. So far Professor Michael Weber is confirmed as
Keynote speaker for this event.
Best Presentation Awards: there will be prizes in the categories of 'Best
Presented Paper' and 'Best Presented Poster'.
Ph.D. Grants: The organizers of this event will offer partial funding to Ph.D.
students with accepted papers at our event. The quality of the submission and
the financial situation of the student will be part of the selection
criterion. More details on this after the papers have been selected.