International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence

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Pisa, Italy - November 13-15, 2012

Conference Program

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November 13
November 14
November 15
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:30 Workshops Welcome Session on Adaptation
09:30-10:30 Invited Speaker 1
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 Workshops Session on Evaluation & Behaviour Analysis Session on Smart Environments
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Workshops Parallel Sessions: Session on Social Interactive Aspects in Ambient Intelligence & Session on Ambient Assisted Living Demo & Posters
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 Workshops Parallel Sessions: Session on Activity Recognition & Landscape Session Invited Speaker 2
17:00-17:30 Goodbye + AmI'13
17:30-20:00 Welcome Cocktail Social Event
20:00-22:30 Social Dinner


Pre-conference activities

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Location: CNR Research Area

Workshops (list here)

17.30 Welcome Cocktail


Conference activities

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Location: CNR Research Area

08.30 Registration

09.00 Welcome

Chairs: Fabio Paternň (CNR-ISTI, Italy) & Boris de Ruyter (Philips Research Europe)

09.30 Invited Speaker: Societal impacts of Internet of Things

Dr. Florian Michahelles (ETH Zürich)

10.30 Coffee Break

11.00 Session on Evaluation and Behaviour Analysis

11:00 Combining Implicit and Explicit Methods for the Evaluation of an Ambient Persuasive Factory Display
Ewald Strasser, Astrid Weiss, Thomas Grill, Sebastian Osswald and Manfred Tscheligi (University of Salzburg ICT&S)

11:30 Contextual Wizard of Oz - A framework combining contextual rapid prototyping and the wizard of Oz method
(1) Doris Zachhuber, (2) Thomas Grill and (3) Manfred Tscheligi. University of Salzburg

12:00 Evolutionary Feature Extraction to Infer Behavioral Patterns in Ambient Intelligence
Leila Shila Shafti, Pablo Haya, Manuel García-Herranz and Eduardo Perez. Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

12:30 Automatic Behavior Understanding in Crisis Response Control Rooms
(1) Joris Ijsselmuiden, (2) Ann-Kristin Grosselfinger, (3) David Muench, (4) Michael Arens and (5) Rainer Stiefelhagen. (1)(2)(3)(4) Fraunhofer IOSB, (5) Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Parallel Session on Social Interative Aspects in Ambient Intelligence (Room 27)

14:00 Exploring Non-Verbal Communication of Presence between Young Children and Their Parents through the Embodied Teddy Bear
(1) Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, (2) Tomi Haustola, (3) Jonna Häkkilä, (4) Minna Karukka and (5) Katja Kytökorpi. (1)(2) Tampere University of Technology, (3)(5) Soul4Design, (4) Nokia Research Center

14:30 Recognizing the User Social Attitude in Multimodal Interaction in Smart Environments
Berardina De Carolis, Stefano Ferilli and Nicole Novielli. Dipartimento di Informatica Universitŕ di Bari

15:00 PermissionWatcher: Creating User Awareness of Application Permissions in Mobile Systems
(1) Eric Struse, (2) Julian Seifert, (3) Sebastian Uellenbeck, (4) Enrico Rukzio and (5) Christopher Wolf. (1)(3)(5) Horst Görtz Institute, Ruhr University Bochum, (2)(4) Ulm University

15:30 Understanding Complex Environments with the Feedforward Torch
Jo Vermeulen, Kris Luyten and Karin Coninx. Hasselt University

14:00 Parallel Session on Ambient Assisted Living (Room 28)

14:00 Context-Based Fall Detection using Inertial and Location Sensors
Hristijan Gjoreski, Mitja Luštrek and Matjaz Gams. Department of Intelligent Systems - Jozef Stefan Institute

14:30 Back of the Steering Wheel Interaction: The Car Braille Keyer
Sebastian Osswald, Alexander Meschtscherjakov, Nicole Mirnig, Karl-Armin Kraessig, David Wilfinger, Martin Murer and Manfred Tscheligi. University of Salzburg

15:00 Towards the Generation of Assistive User Interfaces for Smart Meeting Rooms Based on Activity Patterns
Michael Zaki and Peter Forbrig. University of Rostock

15:15 Reducing Dementia Related Wandering Behaviour with an Interactive Wall
Saskia Robben, Kyra Bergman, Sven Haitjema, Yannick de Lange and Ben Kröse. Amsterdam University of Applied Science

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Parallel Session on Activity Recognition (Room 28)

16:00 Enhancing Accelerometer-based Activity Recognition with Capacitive Proximity Sensing
(1) Tobias Grosse-Puppendahl, (2) Eugen Berlin and (3) Marko Borazio. (1) Fraunhofer IGD, (2)(3) TU Darmstadt

16:30 Multi-Classifier Adaptive Training: Specialising an Activity Recognition Classifier Using Semi-Supervised Learning
Bozidara Cvetkovic, Mitja Lustrek, Bostjan Kaluza and Matjaz Gams. Department of Intelligent Systems - Jozef Stefan Institute

17:00 Using Markov Logic Network for On-line Activity Recognition from Non-Visual Home Automation Sensors
(1) Pedro Chahuara, (2) Anthony Fleury, (3) François Portet and (4) Michel Vacher. (1)(3)(4) Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, (2) Université Lille Nord de France

16:00 Parallel Landscape Session (Room 27)

16:00 Towards accessibility in ambient intelligence environments
George Margetis, Margherita Antona, Stavroula Ntoa and Constantine Stephanidis. Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH)

16:18 INCOME - Multi-Scale Context Management for the Internet of Things
(1) Jean-Paul Arcangeli, (2) Amel Bouzeghoub, (3) Valérie Camps, (4) Marie-Françoise Canut, (5) Sophie Chabridon, (6) Denis Conan, (7) Thierry Desprats, (8) Romain Laborde, (9) Emmanuel Lavinal, (10) Sébastien Leriche, (11) André Péninou, (12) Chantal Taconet and (13) Pascale Zaraté. (1)(3)(4)(7)(8)(9)(11)(13) IRIT, (2)(10) TSP, (5)(6)(12) Institut Télécom

16:36 New Forms of Work Assistance by Ambient Intelligence
Armin Dr. Windel and Matthias Hartwig. Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin

16:54 Living labs as educational tool for ambient intelligence
Ben Krose, Mettina Veenstra, Saskia Robben and Marije Kanis. Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

17:12 Intel Collaborative Research Institute - Sustainable Connected Cities
(1) Johannes Schöning, (2) Yvonne Rogers, (3) Jon Bird, (4) Licia Capra, (5) Julie A.McCann, (6) David Prendergast, (7) Charles Sheridan. (1)(2)(3)(4) University College London, (1)(2)(4)(5)(6)(7) Intel Collaborative Research Institute - Sustainable Connected Cities, (5) Imperial College London, (1) Hasselt University

17:45 Buses for the Social Event


Thursday, November 15, 2012

09.00 Session on Adaptation

09:00 Context awareness and adaptation in ambient systems by an adaptive multi-agent approach
Valérian Guivarch, Valérie Camps and André Péninou. IRIT

09:30 Adaptive User Interfaces for Smart Environments with the Support of Model-based Languages
(1) Sara Bongartz, (2) Yucheng Jin, (3) Fabio Paternň, (4) Joerg Rett, (5) Carmen Santoro and (6) Lucio Davide Spano. (1)(2)(4) SAP AG, (3)(5)(6) CNR-ISTI

10:00 Personalization of Content on Public Displays driven by the Recognition of Group Context
Ekaterina Kurdyukova, Stephan Hammer and Elisabeth Andre. Augsburg University

10:30 Coffee Break

11.00 Session on Smart Environments

11:00 Gesture Profile for Web Services: An Event-driven Architecture to Support Gestural Interfaces for Smart Environments
(1) Radu-Daniel Vatavu, (2) Catalin Marian Chera and (3) Wei-Tek Tsai. (1) University Stefan cel Mare of Suceava, (2) Politehnica University of Bucharest, (3) Arizona State University

11:30 Towards Fuzzy Transfer Learning For Intelligent Environments
Jethro Shell and Simon Coupland. De Montfort University

12:00 Sound Environnment Analysis in Smart Home
(1) Mohamed Sehili, (2) Benjamin Lecouteux, (3) Dan Istrate, (4) Michel Vacher, (5) François Portet, (6) Bernadette Dorizzi and (7) Jérôme Boudy. (1)(3) Esigetel, (2)(4)(5) Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, (6)(7) Telecom SudParis

12:30 Gesture based Semantic Service Invocation for Human Environment Interaction
Carsten Stocklöw. Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics

12:45 Open Objects for Ambient Intelligence
Paulo Ricca and Kostas Stathis. Royal Holloway, University of London

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Demo & Posters

Developing Touchless Interfaces with GestIT (Demo)
Lucio Davide Spano. CNR-ISTI

Tool Support for Probabilistic Intention Recognition using Plan Synthesis (Demo)
Frank Krüger, Kristina Yordanova and Thomas Kirste. University of Rostock

IE Sim – A Flexible Tool for the Simulation of Data Generated within Intelligent Environments
Jonathan Synnott, Liming Chen, Chris Nugent and George Moore. University of Ulster

Intention Recognition with Clustering
Fariba Sadri, Weikun Wang and Afroditi Xafi. Imperial College London

Behavior modeling and recognition methods to facilitate transitions between application-specific personalized assistance systems
(1) Arun Ramakrishnan, (2) Zubair Wadood Bhatti, (3) Davy Preuveneers, (4) Yolande Berbers, (5) Aliaksei Andrushevich, (6) Rolf Kistler and (7) Alexander Klapproth. (1)(2)(3)(4) KU Leuven, (5)(6)(7) Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

LumaFluid: a responsive environment to stimulate social interaction in public spaces
Gianluca Monaci, Tommaso Gritti, Martine van Beers, Ad Vermeulen, Bram Nab, Inge Thomassen, Marigo Heijboer, Sandra Suijkerbuijk, Wouter Walmink and Maarten Hendriks. (1)(2)(3)(4) Philips Research, (5)(6)(7)(8) Eindhoven University of Technology, (9) studio:ludens, (10) Little Mountain

A Cost-Based Model for Service Discovery in Smart Environments
Stefano Chessa, Michele Girolami and Francesco Furfari. (1) University of Pisa, (2)(3) CNR-ISTI

On the Use of Video Prototyping in Designing Ambient User Experiences
Nikolaos Batalas and Panos Markopoulos. Eindhoven University of Technology

Automatic Power-Off for Binaural Hearing Instruments
(1) Bernd Tessendorf, (2) Peter Derleth, (3) Manuela Feilner, (4) Daniel Roggen, (5) Thomas Stiefmeier and (6) Gerhard Tröster. (1)(4)(5)(6) ETH Zurich, (2)(3) Phonak AG

Proposal and Demonstration of Equipment Operated by Blinking
Masaki Kato, Tatsuya Kobori, Takayuki Suzuki, Shigenori Ioroi and Hiroshi Tanaka. Kanagawa Institute of Technology

CASi – A Generic Context Awareness Simulator for Ambient Systems
Jörg Cassens, Felix Schmitt, Tobias Mende and Michael Herczeg. University of Lübeck

A Conceptual Framework for Supporting Adaptive Personalized Help-on-Demand Services
(1) William Burns, (2) Liming Chen, (3) Chris Nugent, (4) Mark Donnelly, (5) Kerry-Louise Skillen and (6) Ivar Solheim. (1)(2)(3)(4)(5) University of Ulster, (6) Norwegian Computing Centre

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Invited Speaker: Bringing Social Computing to Ambient Environments: Synergies and Challenges

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth André (Augsburg University)


17:00 Goodbye + AMI’13