Call: International Workshop on Aesthetic Intelligence


International Workshop on Aesthetic Intelligence

co-located with AmI’11
International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
November 16-18, 2011


Extended Submission Deadline:  August 8, 2011
Notification of Acceptance:  August 16, 2011
Camera-Ready Manuscripts:  October 17, 2011
Workshop: November 16, 2011


In a very general sense, the concept of Ambient Intelligence implies that some sort of intelligence surrounds us – somehow. But how does Ambient Intelligence manifest itself? Where does it show up and how do people notice and interact with it? Should it stay invisible or should it form a perceptible digital layer augmenting the physical space? While many of these almost philosophical questions are still actively discussed in our research community, the integration of digital technology into physical spaces is already happening and changes our environment, both visually and functionally. This workshop addresses the ongoing transformation and provides a platform for interested researchers and practitioners to discuss the visual and perceptual possibilities that arise from the use of Ambient Intelligence technology in public and private spaces. The focus of the workshop will be on the relevance of beauty and aesthetic values for Ambient Intelligence and the meaning of aesthetically pleasing design for usability, technology acceptance, and well-being in technology-enhanced spaces.


The workshop aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines to discuss the interrelation of functional, architectural, and aesthetic factors and their consequences for the design, use and acceptance of Ambient Intelligence environments. Recommended topics for position papers include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Smart Buildings and Smart Spaces
  • Intelligent Façades
  • Human-Building Interaction
  • Phenomenology
  • Innovative Materials
  • Urban Screens and Large Displays
  • Novel Living Concepts


  • User Experience Design
  • Participatory Design
  • Emotional and Hedonic Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Multidisciplinary or Interdisciplinary Design
  • Tools and Design Techniques for Smart Environments Human-Computer Interaction
  • Human Aspects of Future and Emerging Technologies
  • User Diversity
  • Human-Computer Interaction in Smart Environments
  • User-Centered or Human-Centered Design
  • Emotion and Affective User Interfaces
  • Adaptive and Tangible User Interfaces for Smart Environments


Interested researchers are invited to submit a position paper (2-4 pages) formatted according to the Springer format via the workshop submission website until July 25, 2011. The papers should focus on current research activities and/or interesting aspects of future work. All position papers will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on their novelty, originality, and relevance to the workshop theme. Authors of accepted position papers will be notified until September 19, 2011. Selected workshop papers will be included in the adjunct conference proceedings published by Springer.


  • Adrian Cheok, National University of Singapore and Keio University, Japan
  • Eva Deckers, Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Marcus Foth, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
  • Oliver Grau, Donau-Universität Krems, Austria
  • Erik Grönvall, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz, Austria
  • Christian Jacquemin, CNRS-LIMSI and Univ. Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
  • Maddy Janse, Philips Research, The Netherlands
  • Gesche Joost, University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany
  • Shin’ichi Konomi, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Kevin A. Li, AT&T Labs and Columbia University, USA
  • Artur Lugmayr, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Panos Markopoulos, Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Richard Pak, Clemson University, USA
  • Peter Russell, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Joachim Sauter, University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany
  • Daniel van Alphen, Philips Design, USA
  • Dominik Zausinger, 1:One, Germany
  • Martina Ziefle, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


  • Kai Kasugai, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Carsten Röcker, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Bert Bongers, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Daniela Alina Plewe, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Christian Dimmer, University of Tokyo, Japan


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