AmI 2011

International Conference on Ambient Intelligence

Amsterdam, 10-12 november 2011

Ami 2011

Preliminary Program

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Wednesday, November 16 2011

Workshops and doctoral colloquium

8:00 - 9:00


9:00 - 12:30


12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 17:00


Thursday, November 17 2011

AmI conference Day 1

8:00 - 9:00


9:00 - 9:30


Emile Aarts, Philips Research

9:30 - 10:30


Left to our own devices

Margie Morris, Intel Labs

10:30 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Session 1: Haptic Interfaces

HapticArmrest: Remote Tactile Feedback on Touch Surfaces Using Combined Actuators

Hendrik Richter, Alexander Wiethoff and Sebastian Loehmann (RP)

Interacting With the Steering Wheel: Potential Reductions in Driver Distraction

Sebastian Osswald, Manfred Tscheligi, David Wilfinger and Alexander Meschtscherjakov (RP)

Table-Top Interface Using Fingernail Images and Real Object Recognition

Kenta Hara, Noriko Takemura, Yoshio Iwai and Kosuke Sato (RP)

Session 3: Smart Environments 1

Using Constraint Optimization for Conflict Resolution and Detail Control in Activity Recognition

Grigoris Antoniou, Ioannis Tsamardinos and Chrysi Filippaki (RP)

Knowledge-based Systems for Ambient Social Interactions

Xiang Su, Ekaterina Gilman, Pawel Kwiatkowski, Tomasz Latkowski, Alma Pröbstl, Bartlomiej Wójtowicz and Jukka Riekki (RP)

Augmenting Mobile Localization with Activities and Common Sense Knowledge

Nicola Bicocchi, Franco Zambonelli, Marco Mamei and Gabriella Castelli (RP)

Hierarchical Activity Recognition using Automatic Clustering of Actions

Tim van Kasteren, Gwenn Englebienne and Ben Kröse (RP)

Real-Time Analysis of Localization Data Streams for Ambient Intelligence Environments

Kostas Magoutis, Dimitris Grammenos and Dimokritos Stamatakis (LB)

The Autonomic Computing Paradigm in Adaptive Building / Ambient Intelligence Systems

Aliaksei Andrushevich, Stephan Tomek and Alexander Klapproth (LB)

12:00 - 12:40

Session 2: Smart Sensing

Systems using Ultrasonic Sensors

Hiroshi Tanaka, Hikaru Sunaga, Takashi Hada, Masaki Akiyama and Shigenori Ioroi (RP)

A Wearable User Interface for Measuring Reaction Time

Burcu Cinaz, Gerhard Tröster, Bert Arnrich and Christian Vogt (RP)

12:40 - 12:50


12:50 - 14:00

Lunch, Posters & Demos


Session 4: Novel Interaction Technologies

FORE-Watch - The clock that tells you when to use: Persuading users to align their energy consumption with green power availability

Johann Schrammel, Manfred Tscheligi, Patricia Kluckner, Astrid Weiss and Cornelia Gerdenitsch (RP)

Flexible, Non-Emissive Textile Display

Roshan Lalintha Peiris, Adrian David Cheok and Owen Noel Newton Fernando(LB)

Voice control in smart homes using distant microphones: a VoiceXML-based approach

Gloria López, Victor Peláez, Roberto González and Vanesa Lobato (RP)

Design and Analysis of Interactions with Museum Exhibits

Takashi Kiriyama and Masahiko Sato (RP)

Cut and Paste: Ambient Interaction using Annotated Cut-outs

Geert Vanderhulst and Lieven Trappeniers (LB)

A dynamic AR marker for a paper based temperature sensor

Roshan Lalintha Peiris, Adrian David Cheok and Owen Noel Newton Fernando (LB)

On developing a platform for mobile outdoor gaming for children

Iris Soute, Herman Aartsen and Chet Bangaru (LB)

Industrial presentations

SenseTale: towards user created applications on the Internet-of-Things (IoT)

Lieven Trappeniers,  Alcatel Bell-labs

EagleGrid: Multisensor tracking with stereo cameras

Wojtek Zajdel, EagleVision

Outside-in vs inside-out: how user experience motivates our choices

Adriaan Wormgoor, Fource Labs

Ambient Intelligence: from academic knowledge to products that sell

Lucas Noldus, Noldus BV.

Ambient Intelligence: Options for start-ups

Hamid Aghajan, Stanford

16:00 - 16:30


16:30 - 17:00

Workshop Summaries

17:00 - 17:40

Landscape Session 1

Free Play in Contemplative Ambient Intelligence

Doug Fisher and Mary Lou Maher

A Student-Centric Intelligent Classroom

Asterios Leonidis, George Margetis, Maria Korozi, Stavroula Ntoa, Margherita Antona and Constantine Stephanidis

17:40 - 18.00

Poster Pitches

18.00 - 19.00

Posters and Drinks

Ambient Monitoring from an Elderly-Centred Design Perspective: What, Who and How

Marije Kanis, Sean Alizadeh, Jesse Groen, Milad Khalili, Saskia Robben, Sander Bakkes and Ben Kröse

Poetic Communication: Interactive Carpet for subtle family communication and connectedness

Mili John Tharakan, Jose Sepulveda, Wendy Thun and Adrian David Cheok

Selective Inductive Powering in Hardware-based Paper Computing

Kening Zhu, Hideaki Nii, Owen Noel Newton Fernando and Adrian David Cheok

Digital Taste: Electronic Stimulation of Taste Sensations

Nimesha Ranasinghe, Ponnampalam Gopalakrishnakone, Owen Noel Newton Fernando, Hideaki Nii and Adrian David Cheok

NOCTURNAL Ambient Assisted Living

J. C. Augusto, W. Carswell, H. Zheng, M. Mulvenna, S. Martin, P. McCullagh, H. Wang, J. Wallace, and P. Jeffers

Just Saying ‘Hi’ Means a Lot: Designing Subtle Interactions for Social Connectedness

Thomas Visser, Martijn Vastenburg and David Keyson

19.00 – 20.00

Social Event - Boat ride


Social Event - Dinner in de Waag

Friday, November 18 2011

AmI conference Day 2

8:30 - 9:00


9:00 - 9:05


9:05 - 10:30

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Session 1

Evaluation of AAL Platforms according to Architecture-based Quality Attributes

Pablo Oliveira Antonino, Elisa Yumi Nakagawa, Cristian Hofmann and Daniel Schneider (RP)

CommunityNet: Mediating Care at the Local Community Level

Bas Stroomer, Martijn Vastenburg and David Keyson (RP)

Experience Tags: Enriching Sensor Data in an Awareness Display for Family Caregivers

Martijn H. Vastenburg and Natalia Andrea Romero Herrera (LB)

Comparison of health measures to movement data in aware homes

Brian O’Mullane, R. Benjamin Knapp, John Loane, Ann O’Hanlon and Brennon Bortz (LB)

Context Assessment during Blood Pressure Self-measurement utilizing the Sensor Chair

Stefan Wagner, Olav Wedege Bertelsen and Thomas Skjødberg Toftegaard (LB)

10:30 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:10

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Session 2

Enhancing Accessibility through Speech Technologies on AAL Telemedicine — Services for iTV

Héctor Delgado, Aitor Rodriguez-Alsina, Antoni Gurguí, Enric Martí, Javier Serrano and Jordi Carrabina (RP)

Touch versus In-Air Hand Gestures: Evaluating the acceptance of seniors on Human Robot Interaction

Anouar Znagui Hassani, Betsy van Dijk, Henk Eertink and Geke Ludden (LB)

Classification of user postures with capacitive proximity sensors in AAL-environments

Tobias Alexander Große-Puppendahl, Alexander Marinc and Andreas Braun (RP)

“Maybe it becomes a buddy, but do not call it a robot” — Seamless Cooperation between Companion Robotics and Smart Homes

Herjan Heuvel, Daniel Thiemert, Claire Huijnen, Atta Badii and Praminda Caleb-Solly (LB)

12:10 - 12:50

Landscape Session 2

Sensing, Actuation Triggering and Decision Making for Service Robots Deployed in Smart Homes

Mortaza S. Bargh, Henk Eertink, Isken Melvin, Dietwig Lowet, Niels Snoeck and Benjamin Hebgen

Fusion of Radio and Video Localization for People Tracking

Massimiliano Dibitonto, Fabio Roli, Carlo Maria Medaglia, Daniele Muntoni, Gian Luca Marcialis and Antonio Buonaiuto

12:50 - 13:50



Session 5: Affecting Human Behavior

Personalized Persuasion in Ambient Intelligence: the APStairs System

Maurits Kaptein, Sarah van Peteghem, Ryo Sakai, Peter Banach and Leoni van de Sande (LB)

Motivate: Context aware mobile application for activity recommendation

Yuzhong Lin, Harry Timmermans, Bauke de Vries and Joran Jessurun (LB)

AULURA: Engaging Users with Ambient Persuasive Technology

Pavan Dadlani, Jabe Faber, Panos Markopoulos and Aart van Halteren (LB)

Human Behavior Analysis in Ubiquitous Environments for Energy Efficiency Improvement

Ovidiu Aritoni and Viorel Negru(LB)

Session 6: Smart Environments 2

Using Active Learning to Allow Activity Recognition on a Large Scale

Hande Alemdar, Tim van Kasteren and Cem Ersoy (RP)

Tagging Space from Information Extraction and Popularity of Points of Interest

Ana Alves, Filipe Rodrigues and Francisco C. Pereira (RP)

Context-aware Integration of Smart Environments in Legacy Applications

Philipp Lehsten, Djamshid Tavangarian and Alexander Gladisch (RP)

14:50 - 15:35

Session 7: Privacy & Trust

Friend or Foe? Relationship-based Adaptation on Public Displays

Ekaterina Kurdyukova, Elisabeth André and Karin Bee (RP)

To trust upon that someone trusts upon yourself: Influences of trust and other factors on an Intranet based leader strategy

Löfström, Anette (LB)

Session 8: Smart Environments 3

A Lightweight Distributed Service Registry Architecture for Unstable and Ad-Hoc Networks

Paulo Ricca, Kostas Stathis and Nick Peach (LB)

Hall Effect Sensing Input and Like Polarity Haptic Feedback in the Liquid Interface System

Kasun Karunanayaka, Adrian David Cheok, Eishem Bilal Naik and Jeffrey Tzu Kwan Valino Koh(LB)

Self-configuration of “Home Abstraction Layer” via Sensor-Actuator Network

Zheng Hu, Bernard Tourancheau, Stephane Frenot and Gilles Privat (LB)

Predicting Sleeping Behaviors in Long-Term Studies with Wrist-Worn Sensor Data

Marko Borazio and Kristof Van Laerhoven (LB)

15:35 - 15:50


15:50 - 16:20


16:20 - 17:20

Closing Keynote

Beyond Ubicomp - Computing is Changing the Way we Live

Albrecht Schmidt, University of Stuttgart


Conference Close

Announcement of the location of AmI-12

Demos and exhibitions (Gallery)

Cocoon: A Context-Aware Content Aggregator

Fatoumata Camara, Rachel Demumieux, and Gaelle Calvary

A Toolset for the End-user Programming of Smart Space Applications

Marko Palviainen, Jarkko Kuusijärvi, and Eila Ovaska

Ambient Intelligence for Indoor Surveillance

Rok Piltaver, Bogdan Pogorelc, Matjaž Gams

UbiBee: Easy Prototyping of Ambient Intelligent Applications

Alfredo Perez Fernandez

DAI Virtual Lab: a virtual lab for the co-design, development and validation of AmI services and technologies. Demo system summary

Francisco Flórez-Revuelta

TimeMachine: Mobile Application and Tools

Nuno Correia, Jared Hawkey ,Sofia Oliveira, Olivier Perriquet, Cristiano Lopes

Monitoring Health of Elderly with Ambient Assisted Living

Bogdan Pogorelc, Estefania Constanza Lomonaco

Personal trainer for at-home rehabilitation

Bogdan Pogorelc, Estefania Constanza Lomonaco

Camera surveillance for fall detection: the FallLab set-up

Tim van Oosterhout, Ben Kröse

Synthesizing Sequential Bayesian Filters for Plan and Activity Recognition from extended Precondition-Effect rules

Frank Krüger and Thomas Kirste