Call: International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence (ISAmI 2011)

International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence
(ISAmI 2011)

When:  Apr 6, 2011 – Apr 8, 2011
Where:  Salamanca, Spain
Submission Deadline:  Nov 15, 2010

Call For Papers

Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is a recent paradigm emerging from Artificial Intelligence (AI), where computers are used as proactive tools assisting people with their day-to-day activities, making everyone’s life more comfortable. Another main concern of AmI originates from the human computer interaction domain and focuses on offering ways to interact with systems in a more natural way by means user friendly interfaces. This field is evolving quickly as can be witnessed by the emerging natural language and gesture based types of interaction. The inclusion of computational power and communication technologies in everyday objects is growing and their embedding into our environments should be as invisible as possible. In order for AmI to be successful, human interaction with computing power and embedded systems in the surroundings should be smooth and happen without people actually noticing it. The only awareness people should have arises from AmI: more safety, comfort and wellbeing, emerging in a natural and inherent way. ISAmI is the International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, aiming to bring together researchers from various disciplines that constitute the scientific field of Ambient Intelligence to present and discuss the latest results, new ideas, projects and lessons learned. Brand new ideas will be greatly appreciated as well as relevant revisions and actualizations of previously presented work, project summaries and PhD thesis. ISAmI 2011 will be held at the University of Salamanca, Spain. This symposium will be organized by the Biomedicine, Intelligent System and Educational Technology Research Group ( of the University of Salamanca. ISAmI 2011 is sponsored by the IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society Spain Section Chapter and the IEEE Spain Section (Technical Co-Sponsor).


We are looking forward to receiving contributions from anyone interested in participating and presenting their work at this symposium. We are accepting two types of submissions:

  1.  Regular Paper. It must consist of original, relevant and previously unpublished sound research results related to any of the topics of the conference. It may be accepted as a Long paper, a Short paper or a Poster.
  2. Doctoral Paper. PhD students are invited to present the topic and progress of their research in order to obtain feedback from a panel of experts.

Papers should be written in English, with a maximum of 8 (eight) pages.


Papers must be prepared according to Springer’s templates (MS Word or LaTeX format) for the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing volume series (


All accepted papers will be published in a special volume of Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing (Springer), indexed by ISI Proceedings, DBLP and Springerlink, among others.

At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend the symposium to present the paper in order to include the paper in the conference proceedings. All accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag.

A Thematic Issue in the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (IOS Press) will be edited.


IOS Press will provide a prize, in the form of a free 12 months subscription to theJournal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, for the authors of the best ISAmI 2011 Paper.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications
  • Ambient Assisted Living
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence for AmI
  • Distributed Computing
  • Domotics (Home Automation)
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Context Aware Computing
  • Agent & Multiagent Systems for AmI
  • Mobile Computing
  • Robotics
  • Computational Creativity
  • Sentient Computing
  • e-Health
  • Context Modelling
  • e Learning
  • Memory Assistant


Paper submission deadline: 15th November, 2010
Notification of acceptance: 10th December, 2010
Final version submission: 30th December, 2010
ISAmI 2011 Conference: 6th – 8th April, 2011


Paulo Novais – University of Minho (Portugal)
Davy Preuveneers – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)



Workshops @ ISAmI 2011 are a good opportunity and an effective place to complement the regular program with new or emerging topics of particular interest in the field of Ambient Intelligence.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit Workshop Proposals on topics relevant to Ambient Intelligence, that emphasize on multi-disciplinary and transversal aspects. Also, cutting-edge topics are especially encouraged and welcome.

Assignment of responsibilities

The Workshop Organizing Committee will be responsible for:

  • Producing and distributing the Workshop Call for Papers (CfP);
  • Adopt ISAmI 2011 submission guidelines, and advertise them on its CfP;
  • Coordinating the review process for the papers submitted to the Workshop, ensuring that each paper is reviewed by, at least, three program committee members;
  • Assisting the ISAmI 2011 Program Chair with the paper selection process;
  • Delivering final versions of accepted papers for the Workshop in accordance with the guidelines defined by the ISAmI 2011 Organization;
  • Coordinating Workshop Sessions;
  • Presenting a short report of the Workshop at the ISAmI 2011 Closing Session.

The ISAmI 2011 Organization will be responsible for:

  • All local arrangements, including the meeting place for the Workshop Sessions;
  • Publishing the Workshop papers;
  • A web-based tool to support the entire scientific organization process (paper submission, paper reviewing, paper selection, etc.).

In case of any disagreement over procedures or arrangements, ISAmI 2011 Organization will have final authority.

The ISAmI 2011 Organization reserves the right to cancel any workshop if deadlines are missed, or if the number of registered attendees is too low to support the costs related to organizing and running the Workshop.


ISAmI 2011 will be held at University of Salamanca (, between 6th-8th April, 2011. Workshops @ ISAmI 2011 should be a half day event and will take place on Thursday morning, 7th April, 2011.


Workshop papers will be published in conjunction with the ISAmI 2011 main conference proceedings, except if otherwise defined by the Workshop Chairs.

Workshop registration process and fees will be the same as regular ISAmI 2011 papers.

Note that, each accepted workshop paper will have to do a full paper registration in order for the paper to be published.

Workshop partitipants will have full access to the ISAmI 2011 main conference sessions.


Workshop Proposals, not exceeding three pages, should include the following information:

  • Workshop title;
  • A brief description of the specific scientific/technical scope of the Workshop (max 500 words);
  • A list of topics of interest;
  • Name, postal address, phone and fax numbers, and email address of all the members of the workshop Organizing Committee;
  • Identification of the member of the Workshop Organizing Committee to be the contact person.

Optionally, consider to include, also, the following information:

  • The list of members of the Workshop Program Committee;
  • A preliminary version of the Workshop Call for Papers;
  • Planned forms of publicizing the workshop.

Workshop Proposals will be evaluated by the ISAmI Steering Committee, based on the timelines of the topic and the qualifications of the organizers.


Workshop Proposals should be submitted electronically, in PDF, to The deadline for Workshop Proposals is 21st October, 2010.

Notification of acceptance will be sent to the organizers by 24th October, 2010.


21 Oct 2010: Workshop Proposals due (early submissions are welcome!)
24 Oct 2010: Workshop Proposal notifications sent
15 Nov 2010: Paper submission deadline
10 Dec 2010: Notification of acceptance
30 Dec 2010: Final version submission
07 Apr 2011: Workshops date

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