Call: 1st International Workshop on Human-Centric Interfaces for Ambient Intelligence (HCIAmI’10)

Final Call for Papers

1st International Workshop on Human-Centric Interfaces for Ambient Intelligence (HCIAmI’10)

To be held during the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE’10) 19 July 2010, Monash University (Sunway campus), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This workshop will provide a forum to explore the concepts and applications of the multi-disciplinary area of human-centric interfaces, modeling, and computing for Ambient Intelligence application design. It will enable the exchange of experiences from around the world concerning the use of technologies which offer unobtrusive, intuitive, or adaptive interfaces. These technologies have a major potential to make systems easier to be used by more people, freeing ordinary citizens of the paradoxical chains that devices impose on them. The goal is to replace the classical paradigm of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in which users have to adapt themselves to computers by learning how to use them, by a new one (where the same acronym refers to Human-Centric Interfaces) in which computers adapt to users and learn how to interact with them in the most natural way. This is consistent with an increasing interest in human-centric computing, which is reflected in publications across a variety of disciplines, as well as in commercial products offering enriched user experiences in leisure, safety and well-being.

Giving the importance of human-centric computing, the workshop will provide a perspective to the research potentials in this technology applied to Ambient Intelligence, as well as call for collaboration among researchers in the fields involved. Techniques based on vision processing, automatic speech recognition and synthesis, dialogue management, handwriting, biometric interpretation, and multi-modal data acquisition and processing will be of particular interest.

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the event, which will be a volume in the Book Series on Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments:

http://www.iospress.nl/loadtop/load.php?isbn=aise

Web page of the workshop:

http://www.ugr.es/~rlopezc/conferences/HCIAmI10/index.html

Topics of interest for the workshop include but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive user interfaces
  • Interactive learning methods
  • Applications in smart homes
  • Sensor fusion for human interfaces
  • Multi-user interaction analysis
  • Occupancy sensing and services
  • Assistive technologies
  • Vision-based interfaces and applications
  • Audio, speech recognition and synthesis
  • Dialogue systems
  • Multimodal interfaces
  • Human-in-the-loop methods
  • Context modelling and processing
  • Interactive machine learning

Instructions for authors:

Authors must submit papers of no more than 10 pages written using the IOS Press templates available at:

http://www.iospress.nl/authco/instruction_crc.html

Papers should be submitted to the on line system for the workshop:

http://cmt.research.microsoft.com/HCIAMI2010

Important dates:

  • Paper submission deadline (extended): 27 April 2010
  • Notification of paper acceptance: 10 May 2010
  • Submission of final version of papers: 15 May 2010
  • Workshop date: 19 July 2010

Registration:

At least one author for each accepted paper must register in the workshop and present the paper.

Registration must be done using the IE’10 Conference registration system:

http://intelligentenvironments.org/conferences/ie10

Programme committee:

Masahiro Araki, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
Zoraida Callejas, University of Granada, Spain
Maurice Chu, Palo Alto Research Center, USA
Klaus-Peter Engelbrecht, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Carles Fernández, University Autňnoma de Barcelona, Spain
Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Gary Geunbae Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
David Griol, Juan Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
Guttemberg Guerra-filho, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Raphaël Grasset, HITLabNZ, New Zealand
Tobias Heinroth, Ulm University, Germany
Dirk Heylen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Alejandro Jaimes, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain
Michael McTear, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Wolfgang Minker, Ulm University, Germany
Sebastian Möller, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Germán Montoro, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Satoshi Nakamura, NICT, Japan
Aaron Quigley, University College Dublin, Ireland
Kaisheng Yao, Microsoft Corporation, USA

Workshop organisers:

Prof. Ramón López-Cózar Delgado
University of Granada, Spain
E-mail: rlopezc AT ugr.es

Prof. Hamid Aghajan
Stanford University, USA
E-mail: aghajan AT stanford.edu

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