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AmI-08 is the third joint conference that perpetuates two events: The first event was the Conference on Smart Objects (sOc), which had been organized by France Telecom and by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) both in Grenoble, France in 2001 and 2003. The second event was the European Symposium on Ambient Intelligence (EUSAI), which had been organized by Philips and University of Eindhoven both in Eindhoven, the Netherlands in 2003 and 2004. In 2005 the first joined conference of sOc and EUSAI was organized in Grenoble, France under the name sOc-EUSAI'05. The AmI-07 in Darmstadt expanded the scope of the series by including three different types of contributions: research contributions, case studies and lessons-learned contributions and industry and socio-economic contributions.

Preliminary Schedule

The workshops will be held at the Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen. The sessions take place at CCN CongressCenter NürnbergMesse, Nuremberg.


Wednesday, 19

Thursday, 20

Friday, 21

Saturday, 22








Keynote 1

Keynote 2



Coffee Break

Coffee Break


Session 1

Session 4





Invited Talks 1

Invited Talks 2





Session 2

Session 5


Coffee Break

Coffee Break



Session 3

Session 6






Welcome Dinner

Conference Banquet

Thursday, 20

Keynote 1:
Professor Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult., Dr. e.h., Hon. Prof. mult. José Luis Encarnação, INI-GraphicsNet Stiftung

Session 1 (10:30 – 12:35) "Service-oriented smart and comfortable homes for better recreation and leisure time (1)"
Designing Acceptable Assisted Living Services for Elderly Users
Dynamic vs. Static Recognition of Facial Expressions
Towards Human Centered Ambient Intelligence
HOMEinTouch Designing two-way Ambient Communication
The acceptation of Ambient Intelligence by elderly: an explorative study

Invited Talks 1:
Professor Mag. Dr. Alois Ferscha, Institut für Pervasive Computing, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Dr. Sergio Guillén, ITACA, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

Session 2 (15:30 – 16:45) "Service-oriented smart and comfortable homes for better recreation and leisure time (2)"
JXTA-SOAP: Implementing Service-Oriented Ubiquitous Computing Platforms for Ambient Assisted Living
The PERSONA Framework for Supporting Context-Awareness in Open Distributed Systems)
Enabling NFC Technology for Supporting Chronic Diseases: A Proposal for Alzheimer Caregivers

Session 3 (17:15 – 18:30) "Intelligent and cooperative domestic devices for smart home and shopping environments"
Designing an Interactive Messaging and Reminder Display for Elderly
Adaptive Estimation of Emotion Generation for an Ambient Agent Model
End-user Software Engineering of Smart Retail Environments: The Intelligent Shop Window

Friday, 21

Keynote 2:
Professor Joseph Paradiso, MIT Media Lab, Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences Sony Corporation Career Development, Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, Co-Director, Things That Think

Session 4 (10:30 – 12:35) "Mobility and Logistics"
Collect&Drop: A Technique for Multi-Tag Interaction with Real World Objects and Information
Tracking Outdoor Sports – User Experience Perspective
Rich Tactile Output on Mobile Devices
An Ambient Agent Model Exploiting Workflow-Based Reasoning to Recognize Task Progress
An Architecture to automate Ambient Business system development

Invited Talks 2:
Dr Jesper Kjeldskov, User Experience Group, CSIRO ICT Centre, Sydney, Australia
Petri Liuha, Nokia Research Center

Session 5 (15:30 – 16:45) "Navigation and guidance in unknown environments and unusual situations"
C-NGINE: A Contextual Navigation Guide for Indoor Environments
Creating Design Guidelines for a Navigational Aid for Mild Demented Pedestrians
Context-Aware Indoor Navigation

Session 6 (17:15 – 18:30) "Context-oriented health monitoring and alerting systems for a carefree life"
Distributed Defeasible Contextual Reasoning in Ambient Computing
Analysis of heart stress response for a public talk assistant system
Stone type Physiological Sensing Device for Daily Monitoring in an Ambient Intelligence Environment