Scientific Workshops

SW1: Artificial Intelligence Methods for Ambient Intelligence

The goal of this workshop is to make a step forward towards a common understanding of how AI can contribute to the AmI vision and how to align AI research with it.

Prof. Dr. Ralph Bergmann (University of Trier), Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Althoff (University of Hildesheim), Prof. Dr. Ulrich Furbach (University of Koblenz-Landau), Prof. Dr. Klaus Schmid (University of Hildesheim)

Date of workshop: Wednesday, Nov 7.

For more information, please visit the Workshop Website.

SW2: Evaluating Ubiquitous Systems with Users

The goal of this workshop is to discuss the current state of the art in evaluating ubiquitous systems with real users, to identify shortcomings and benefits of traditional evaluation methods and to explore novel approaches. The workshop format is geared towards encouraging discussion and establishing a research community. We are inviting short position papers from researchers and practitioners with an interest in this area.

Dr. Christian Kray (Newcastle University), Prof. Dr. Lars Bo Larsen (Aalborg University), Dr. Patrick Oliver (Newcastle University)

Date of workshop: Wednesday, Nov 7.

For more information, please visit the Workshop Website.

SW3: Model Driven Software Engineering for Ambient Intelligence Applications

New engineering approaches are needed in order to facilitate the efficient design, development and the deployment of AmI applications. Model driven approaches may be able to contribute to a solution by providing the means to build specific applications in a (semi-)automatic way from abstract models using well-defined transformations.

Prof. Dr. Karin Coninx (Hasselt University), Dr. Felix Flentge (TU Darmstadt), Andreas Petter (TU Darmstadt), Prof. Dr. Jean Vanderdonckt (Université catholique de Louvain), Dr. Thomas Ziegert (SAP Research)

Date of workshop: Wednesday, Nov 7.

For more information, please visit the Workshop Website.

SW4: Smart Products: Building Blocks of Ambient Intelligence

The fundamental questions in this workshop are how Smart Products can be composed, and how such assemblies can reify agentive behavior and combine functionality to become the generative blocks of ambient intelligence.

Fernando Lyardet (TU Darmstadt), Dr. Erwin Aitenbichler (TU Darmstadt), Dr. Knut Manske (SAP Research)

Date of workshop: Wednesday, Nov 7, afternoon.

For more information, please visit the Workshop Website.

SW5: Ambient Assisted Living

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) provides equipment and automated services that enable citizens to live longer independently and self-determined in their own homes. This reduces the need for special medical care and nursing services; and it improves the quality of these services, often at lower cost for the society. This workshop will bring together experts from academia and industry to identify and discuss specific demands, approaches, and solutions with regard to awareness in the AAL domain, and to exchange views on MonAMI objective to leverage on mainstream building blocks to achieve AAL. This workshop is organised jointly with EU4 : Mainstream Solutions for Ambient Assisted Living Systems?.

Dr. Martin Becker (Fraunhofer IESE), Prof. Dr. Thomas Fuhrmann (University of Karlsruhe, University of Munich), Martin Floeck (Technical University of Kaiserslautern)

Date of workshop: Saturday, Nov 10, morning.

Call for Papers

Please also read the public agenda of the workshop for more information.

SW6: Human Aspects in Ambient Intelligence

This workshop addresses multidisciplinary aspects of Ambient Intelligence with human-directed disciplines such as psychology, social science, neuroscience and biomedical sciences.

Prof. Dr. Jan Treur (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Dr. Tibor Bosse (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Dr. Fariba Sadri (Imperial College of Science), Prof.Dr. Mark Neerincx (Delft University of Technology), Prof. Dr. Cristiano Castelfranchi (CNR Rome)

For more information, please visit the

Date of workshop: Saturday, Nov 10.

Workshop Website.

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