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Welcome to AmI-08

Following last year’s successful AmI-07 Conference in Darmstadt, it is now the turn of Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS to welcome the participants of the AmI-08 Conference in Nuremberg and Erlangen

General Chairs

Emile Aarts (Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven),
Heinz Gerhäuser (Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS)

Emile Aarts (Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven) Heinz Gerhaeuser (Fraunhofer Institute IIS)

Scope of the Conference

The overwhelming economic potential of „Ambient Intelligence” can be realized only provided that technologies and applications perfectly meet people’s needs. Solutions have to be embedded into services that deliver real value to the customer.

Following that line of thinking “Services for People” is the key theme of “Ambient Intelligence 2008”. It addresses researchers from academia and industry working on hardware and software, on applications and services as well as on security aspects and ethical issues in order to create integrated and secure Ambient Intelligence solutions based on strong business cases.

“Well-being and Care” and “Mobility and Logistics” will be the two main fields of applications that build the setting for technical research contributions, for case studies, for lessons-learned and socio-economic papers. In AmI 08 the spectrum of “Well-being and Care” spans from the exciting shopping event in the retail outlets of tomorrow to a service-oriented comfortable private home.

“Mobility” addresses the freedom and flexibility of traveling as well as the efficient bridging of distances. In contrast “Logistics” is connected to the autonomous and self-organized movement of vehicles, goods and materials in intelligent environments, supply chains and networks. In our call for papers we are inviting visionary contributions – we appreciate novel applications and services that go significantly beyond the state of the art.

The format of the conference will be dual track and comprises two different types of high-quality and original research contributions in "Services for People" in all areas of Ambient Intelligence:

  1. Research Contributions in Well-being and Care:
    An international programme-committee will select the contributions most valuable to health care issues and measures of achieving well-being, exploring its far reaching impact on lifestyles in the Ambient Intelligence community.
  2. Research contributions for Mobility and Logistics:
    An international programme-committee will select the most innovative contributions addressing the flexibility of traveling and the mobility needs of people as well as technologies that enable the Internet to reach out into the real world of physical objects.

Accepted contributions will be published in Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. One author of each accepted paper will be required to attend the conference and present their work.