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Wednesday, 19


Saturday, 22


SW1, SW2, SW5, PW1, PW2, PW4

SW4, SW6, PW3





Coffee Break

Coffee Break













Coffee Break






Welcome Dinner


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

Scientific Workshops


SW1: Smart Design for Human Performance

Companies will only get their people to perform at their best if workplaces, processes and technology are designed to suit the employees’ capacities and needs. From this point of view it is really important to improve employees’ well-being and health, and the work productivity and quality, in other words to improve the human performance and pleasure at the workplace. The challenge we are facing today is to utilize new available technologies for this goal. How can we improve human performance and pleasure? What technologies are useful in a work environment? How can people learn from intelligent work equipment? How do these technologies affect people and the work process?
The aim of the workshop is to develop a general vision on the possibilities, limitations and practical applications of embedded intelligence at work. The focus will be on (all kinds of) offices. Before we start the discussion, 4-5 presentations will be given to show the state-of-the-art research and visions on embedded intelligence at work and/or the influence of embedded intelligence on the employee and the work process in an office environment.
Dr. Lottie Kuijt-Evers, TNO Quality of Life, The Netherlands
Dr. Jacques Terken, University of Technology Eindhoven, The Netherlands

For further information, please visit our workshop website:


SW2: Smart Products: Building Blocks of Ambient Intelligence

The second edition of AmI-Blocks workshop is related to the EU FP7 IP project “Proactive Knowledge for Smart Products”. We refer to Smart Products as real-world objects, devices or software services bundled with knowledge about themselves and their capabilities, their environment and their users, enabling new ways of proactively interacting with humans and the environment autonomously. The fundamental questions in this workshop are how federations of Smart Products can reify agentive behavior and compose functionality to become the generative blocks of ambient intelligence.
Fernando Lyardet, SAP Research, Germany
Dr. Erwin Aitenbichler, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Dr. Felix Flentge, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Maas, Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany
Prof. Dr. Max Mühlhäuser, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

For further information, please visit our workshop website: http://www.ami-blocks.org/


SW3: Interaction Techniques and Metaphors in Assistive Smart Environments CANCELED!


SW4: Intelligent Objects for the Internet of Things

The goal of this workshop is to discuss the current state of the art in intelligent objects technologies for "The Internet of Things".
Especially, we will discuss actual technological challenges of decentral control systems as well as problems of transparency and security of goods and commodities flow. Traditional technologies (RFID, Barcode, etc.) should be compared to Wireless Sensor Networks. Shortcomings and benefits of those technologies should be discussed in order to explore novel approaches to build intelligent objects.
Dirk Liekenbrock, Fraunhofer IML, Germany
Ali A. Nazari, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany

For further information, please visit our workshop page:


SW5: Social Intelligence for Well-Being and Care

The goal of this workshop is to discuss existing research and future directions related to social intelligence for well-being and care. This includes both theoretical and applied research in the realms of interactive systems design. This workshop aims to bring together researchers, designers and practitioners from HCI and the social sciences working in the areas of social intelligence, well-being and care.
William Green, Philips Research Europe, The Netherlands
Peter Lutz, Philips Research Europe, The Netherlands
Boris de Ruyter, Philips Research Europe, The Netherlands

For further information, please visit the Workshop Website


SW6: When Ambient Intelligence meets Web 2.0: Wiki-City - A City interacts with its citizen

Ambient intelligence is not only limited to rooms and buildings. In future whole cities will become intelligent environments – with people networking with each other, dating, finding interesting places (e.g. restaurants, museums, meeting places), getting along with public transportation or dealing with traffic and parking problems. In such a city, millions of inhabitants interact with each other and benefit from information other people or sensors provide. It just feels like a village where somebody always helps in finding a restaurant, bar or theatre, were citizen’s choices, moves and opinions influence urban planning and public intervention. Such a city and its applications can be realized by combining two major trends in mobile computing: Ambient Intelligence and Web 2.0.
In this workshop we will be looking for technologies – present and upcoming – that can make Wiki-City real: Technologies interconnecting people, places, events, opinions and digital online content.
Jürgen Hupp, Fraunhofer IIS (Erlangen), Germany
Steffen Meyer, Fraunhofer IIS (Erlangen), Germany

For further information, please visit our workshop page:


Project Workshops


PW1: SOPRANO, PERSONA, Netcarity & MPOWER, Conjoint Workshop on Ambient-Assisted Living

This workshop is planned as the successor of the “Conjoint SOPRANO and PERSONA Workshop on Ambient Intelligence Architectures and Technologies” held on November 7th, 2007 as one of the subsidiary EU PROJECT WORKSHOPS at AmI-07 conference in Darmstadt, Germany.
The positive feedback from the first workshop has encouraged the organisers to plan a second conjoint workshop. The second workshop, however, is going to expand in terms of the participating EU projects by including Netcarity and MPOWER projects, as well as, narrow down its focus by changing from the more general field of “AmI” to the subordinate discipline “AAL”, which is the actual focus of the participating projects.
Elena Avatangelou, EXODUS S.A., Greece
Rochi Dommarco, Vodafone Omnitel, Italy
Marius Mikalsen, SINTEF Group, Norway
Rebecca Simpson, STZ AO Action, Germany
Reiner Wichert, Fraunhofer-IGD, Germany


PW2: Architectures and platforms for AMI

The workshop is a collaborative proposal involving 4 different projects. These projects address, in different ways, the challenge of developing platforms for Ambient Intelligence. The workshop aims at bringing together the different perspectives gained in these projects, opening the discussion to the wider research community. In particular, focus will be on comparing and discussing lessons learned in the development of specific vs. generic platforms for AMI, with exchange of results. We are also interested in investigating the role of open source in promoting innovation in platform development.
Erik Berg, Telenor R&I, Norway
Monica Divitini, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Kevin Doolin, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Babak A. Farshchian, SINTEF ICT, Norway
Riccardo Pascotto, Deutsche Telekom, Germany

For further information, please visit our workshop website:


PW3: "Ambient Assisted Living" and "Personal Health" - between Paragdigms, Projects and Products

The workshop provides a snapshot of ongoing technical developments that underpin the shift of healthcare paradigms towards homecare and personalized, ubiquitous services.
Concepts, results, and lessons learned from different national and European research projects (e.g. German InPriMo and KONMEVIT, European SENSATION, etc.) utilizing ambient and mobile intelligence for personal health and wellbeing are discussed.
Special attention is paid to ongoing industrial activities aiming at related global market development based on internationally and formally accepted industrial standards (Continua Alliance, Bluetooth SIG, etc.).
Thomas Norgall, Fraunhofer IIS, Germany
Thomas von der Grün, Fraunhofer IIS, Germany

For further information, please visit our workshop page:


PW4: Capturing Ambient Assisted Living Needs

This workshop aims at innovative methods to analyse and evaluate users' needs and requirements with regards to smart assistive home environments. Users typically do not have a full picture of what smart home technology can offer them or what the implications are with respect to privacy or autonomy and might participate ill-informed in evaluation - making further realistic evaluation and predictions on acceptance difficult. This workshop address such issues as: how can we capture user needs with this knowledge in mind? Which evaluation methods can use to evaluate early prototypes of intelligent but error-prone technology, where not all functionality is integrated (yet) or can only be used with certain limitations?
Participants are invited to submit position papers in which they present their research on innovative methods to capture needs at various stages of development towards ambient assisted living technology.
Arjan Geven. CURE, Austria
Cristina Buiza, Ingema, Spain
Marianna Obrist, University of Salzburg, HCI & Usability Unit, Austria
Wolfgang Reitberger, University of Salzburg, HCI & Usability Unit, Austria
Manfred Tscheligi, University of Salzburg, HCI & Usabilty Unit & CURE, Austria

For further information, please visit our workshop website: