About AmI 2017

AmI 2017 will build on the success of its predecessor conferences, which started in 2003 with the EUSAI-event in Veldhoven, The Netherlands, and later included editions of the European Conference on Ambient Intelligence, and the joint International Conference on Ambient Intelligence, which together sum a total of 13 of the most relevant events on Ambient Intelligence.

AmI 2017 will benefit from the strengths of this series like the tradition of being high-quality, rigorous and well-organized conferences. But it will also build on the experience gained and even on the weaknesses identified in past editions. We believe this conference should not only be an opportunity for publication, but also a means of community building and joint collaboration.

Therefore, for the 2017 edition, we are going to put the focus on quality, openness, synergy and usefulness of the conference, over size and other considerations.

To learn more about the conference series please visit the conference series website at http://www.ami-conferences.org/



Know the AmI 2017 Organization Team

Program Committee Co-Chair: Andreas Braun, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD & Fraunhofer Ambient Assisted Living Alliance, Germany

Dr. Andreas Braun is the Head of the Competence Center for Smart Living & Biometric Technologies at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics research IGD in Darmstadt, Germany, and the Vice-Spokesman of the Fraunhofer AAL Alliance, a strategic collaboration of 11 Fraunhofer Institutes working in AAL and Personal Health. He received his MSc in Computational Engineering in 2010 and his PhD in Computer Science in 2014, both from the Technical University Darmstadt. His research interests include invisible interactive surfaces, indoor localization and unobtrusive context sensing in smart environments. The aim is to improve our means of interacting with our surroundings, particularly in immediate living areas. He is teaching courses on Ambient Intelligence and Multimodal Interaction in Smart Environments at the Technical University Darmstadt since 2012 and participated in several European research projects within FP7, the AAL Joint Programme, EIT Health, and EIT Digital. Dr. Braun wrote and co-wrote more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and is a reviewer for several international conferences and journals, including CHI and IEEE THMS. He has been involved in the organization of several international workshops, including two AmI events, and is a member of several program committees of international conferences.

Program Committee Co-Chair: Reiner Wichert, Center for Research in Security and Privacy CRISP, Germany

Dr. Reiner Wichert is Managing Director of the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP), Technical University Darmstadt, and Managing Director of SageLiving GmbH. SageLiving is focusses on planning, installation and commissioning of AAL solutions in homes and neighborhoods. Dr. Wichert was Department Head of the department Interactive Multimedia Appliance at Fraunhofer IGD for more than 10 years until end of 2014. n 2007 he was the initiator of the Fraunhofer Alliance Ambient Assisted where he was coordinating 11 Fraunhofer Institutes as spokesman in this area until end of 2015. Wichert is editor of 18 books and associate editor / advisory board member of different journals (CiE, JAISE, IJACI, JoRIE) and was organizer of more than 30 conferences. Until Begin December 2014 he was the coordinator of the large scale pilot project ReAAL which will enable the Roll-out for Active & Independent Living applications on top of the open service platform universAAL with 6000 users in real life.

General Chair: Antonio Maña, Univ. de Málaga & Safe Society Labs, Spain

Prof. Antonio Maña is currently Professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Málaga. Professor Maña is also the scientific director and a co-founder of Safe Society Labs, S.L., a spin-off of the Proteus Laboratory of the University of Málaga. His current research activities include security and software engineering, security in novel computing paradigms such as Cloud Computing, Ambient Intelligence and the Internet of Things and forensic readiness. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. He has participated in several EU funded projects. He was the Principal Investigator of the PROTEUS team in 6 FP7 projects, and has previously been involved in the FP6 and FP5 progammes. In particular, Dr. Maña was the Scientific Director of the SERENITY project, which defined a middleware for dynamic reconfigurable secure systems that later inspired the design of the FIWARE platform. Dr. Maña is member of the editorial board and reviewer for several international journals.

Honorary Chair: Norbert Streitz, Smart Future Initiative, Germany

Dr. Dr. Norbert Streitz (Ph.D. in physics, Ph.D. in psychology) is a Senior Scientist and Strategic Advisor with more than 30 years of experience in information and communication technology. He is the founder and scientific director of the Smart Future Initiative (SFI) which was launched in January 2009. From 1987 – 2008, he was at the Fraunhofer Institute IPSI (previously GMD-IPSI) in Darmstadt, Germany, where he held different positions as Division Manager and Deputy Director. A prominent example is the research division “AMBIENTE – Smart Environments of the Future” founded by him in 1997. He also taught at the Department of Computer Science of the Technical University Darmstadt for more than 15 years. Before joining IPSI in Darmstadt, he was an Assistant Professor at the Technical University Aachen (RWTH), Germany, teaching and doing research in cognitive science and human-computer interaction and founding the ACCEPT-Group (AaChen Cognitive Ergonomics ProjecT). He is regularly asked to present keynote speeches and tutorials at scientific as well as commercial events. He published/edited 20 books and authored/co-authored more than 150 papers.

Local Organization Chair: Hristo Koshutanski, Univ. de Málaga & Safe Society Labs, Spain

Dr. Hristo Koshutanski is a senior researcher at the Proteus Research Laboratory of the University of Málaga, and is the technology director and a co-founder of Safe Society Labs, SL. He received his M.Sc. in Mathematics from Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski” in 2001 and his Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technology from the University of Trento in 2005. He had a postdoctoral position in the field of security and trust management at the CREATE-NET international research centre in 2005-2006, and a EU Marie Curie EIF postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Malaga for 2007-2009. He has participated in several European projects in both FP6 and FP7, and has served on the advisory board/interest group of the European project ONE-Open Negotiation Environment (FP6), and as external ethics advisor of the European project SUPERHUB (FP7). His research interests include: models of authorization, access control and trust management; security architectures for distributed and federated systems; security assurance and certification of services. He has been a reviewer for several international journals, and has co-authored a number of scientific papers.


To learn more about the complete list of organizers please visit the AmI 2017 Conference Committees Page.