Conference Program

All sessions on thursday and friday will take place at the Maritim Conference Hotel Darmstadt.

Case Studies and Lessons Learned

User Centered Research in ExperienceLab
Boris de Ruyter, Evert van Loenen, and Vic Teeven

Enhancing the Shopping Experience with Ambient Displays: A Field Study in a Retail Store
Wolfgang Reitberger, Christoph Obermair, Bernd Ploderer, Alexander Meschtscherjakov, and Manfred Tscheligi

Expected Information Needs of Parents for Pervasive Awareness Systems
Vassilis-Javed Khan, Panos Markopoulos, Boris de Ruyter, and Wijnand IJsselsteijn

Assemblies of Heterogeneous Technologies at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Erik Grönvall, Luca Piccini, Alessandro Pollini, Alessia Rullo, and Giuseppe Andreoni

Improving Mobile Solution Workflows and Usability Using Near Field Communication Technology
Päivi Jaring, Vili Törmänen, Erkki Siira, and Tapio Matinmikko

Mobility and Sensing

Mobile Interaction with the Real World: An Evaluation and Comparison of Physical Mobile Interaction Techniques
Enrico Rukzio (Lancaster University, United Kingdom); Gregor Broll (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), Germany); Karin Leichtenstern (University of Augsburg, Germany); Albrecht Schmidt (Fraunhofer IAIS and b-it University of Bonn, Germany)

Portable Wireless Sensors for Object Usage Sensing in the Home: Challenges and Practicalities
Emmanuel Munguia Tapia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); Stephen Intille (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); Kent Larson (MIT, USA)

Role Assignment via Physical Mobile Interaction Techniques in Mobile Multi-User Applications for Children
Karin Leichtenstern (University of Augsburg, Germany); Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg, Germany); Thurid Vogt (University of Augsburg, Germany)

Applications of AmI

Context-Sensitive Microlearning of Foreign Language Vocabulary on a Mobile Device
Jennifer Beaudin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); Stephen Intille (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); Emmanuel Munguia Tapia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); Randy Rockinson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); Margaret Morris (Intel Corporation, USA)

Ambient Intelligence for Decision Making in Fire Service Organisations
Ralph Bergmann (University of Trier, Germany)

Supporting Independent Living of the Elderly with Mobile-Centric Ambient Intelligence: User Evaluation of Three Scenarios
Marketta Niemelä (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland); Rafael Gonzalez Fuentetaja (TID, Spain); Jorge Lorenzo Gallardo (TID, Spain)

Activity and Location Sensing

A Study on the Suitability of GSM Signatures for Indoor Location
Carlos Bento (CISUC, Portugal); Maria Costa (Portugal Telecom Inovação, S.A., Portugal); Bruno Baptista (Portugal Telecom Inovação S.A., Portugal); Marco Veloso (University of Coimbra, Portugal)

How Computer Vision can help in Outdoor Positioning
Ulrich Steinhoff (TU Darmstadt, Germany); Dušan Omerčević (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia); Roland Perko (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia); Bernt Schiele (TU Darmstadt, Germany); Ales Leonardis (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Towards a Better Recognition of Short and non Repetitive Activities from Wearable Sensors
Andreas Zinnen (SAP AG, SAP Research, Germany); Bernt Schiele (TU Darmstadt, Germany); Kristof Van Laerhoven (Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany)

AmI and Artificial Intelligence

Distributed AI for Ambient Intelligence: Issues and Challenges
Theodore Patkos (Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece); Antonis Bikakis (Institute of Computer Science, FO.R,.T.H., Greece, Greece); Maria Papadopouli (University of Crete, FORTH, UNC, Greece); Grigoris Antoniou (Institute of Computer Science, FO.R,.T.H., Greece, Greece); Dimitris Plexousakis (Institute of Computer Science, FO.R,.T.H., Greece, Greece)

Active Coordination Artifacts in Collaborative Ubiquitous-Computing Environments
Marco Locatelli (Universita' degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy); Marco Loregian (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

AmI Middleware and Infrastructure

A Communication Middleware for Smart Room Environments
Gábor Szeder (University of Karlsruhe, Germany); Walter Tichy (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)

Evaluating Confidence in Context for Context-Aware Security
Marc Lacoste (France Télécom R&D, France); Gilles Privat (France Telecom R&D, France); Fano Ramparany (France Telecom R&D, France)

A Compiler for the Smart Space
Urs Bischoff (Lancaster University, United Kingdom); Gerd Kortuem (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)

Interaction with the Environment

Situated Public News & Reminder Displays
Jörg Müller (University of Muenster Institute for Geoinformatics, Germany); Antonio Krüger (University of Münster, Germany); Oliver Paczkowski (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany)

A Web 2.0 Platform to Enable Context-Aware Mobile Mash-ups
Diego López de Ipiña (University of Deusto, Spain); Juan Ignacio Vazquez (Deusto University, Spain); Joseba Abaitua (University of Deusto, Spain)

A Matter of Taste
Alois Ferscha (University of Linz, Austria)

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