Call: International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI-12)

Call for Participation

International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI-12)
Pisa, Italy – November 13-15, 2012
http://www.ami-12.org

The AmI-12 conference brings together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia working in the field of technologies and applications of Ambient Intelligence. Ambient Intelligence represents a vision of the future where we shall be surrounded by invisible technological means, sensitive and responsive to people and their behaviors, deliver advanced functions, services and experiences. Ambient intelligence combines concepts of ubiquitous technology, intelligent systems and advanced user interfaces putting the humans in the center of technological developments.

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of original unpublished work in all areas related to Ambient Intelligence. Contributions are solicited from, but not limited to the following topics:

  • objects, devices and environments that embody ambient intelligence
  • context models and context factors
  • sensing and reasoning technology
  • natural and multimodal interaction styles and user interfaces
  • advanced interface artifacts
  • end User Development for Ubiquitous Environments
  • adaptation in Ambient Intelligence
  • multi-device Interaction
  • security, privacy and trust
  • ambient intelligence services
  • business model and business cases
  • knowledge-based systems, computational intelligence
  • autonomic systems, multi-agent architectures and systems
  • adaptive architectures, symbiotic systems
  • industrial and commercial applications of ambient intelligence
  • configuration and control of ambient environments by end-users
  • user experience and user experience factors (e.g., acceptance)
  • ambient intelligence for special target groups
  • ambient intelligence applications (e.g., assisted living, future shopping)
  • artifacts in ambient intelligence environments (e.g., robots)
  • large scale ambient contexts (e.g., intelligent buildings, urban public spaces, smart cities)
  • social media applications in ambient environments
  • societal implications of ambient intelligence
  • distributed software, systems, middleware and frameworks
  • reflections on the current state and future of ambient intelligence
  • Ambient Games and Game Scenarios
  • Artifacts in ambient intelligence environments (e.g., robots)
  • Deployments and field tests of ambient intelligence technology

All submissions will be peer reviewed. The main proceedings will appear in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Authors are invited to submit their contributions electronically via the conference website: http://www.ami-12.org.

Authors of a selection of papers from the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE).

Dates for long, short, demo & posters, doctoral consortium and landscape papers:

Submission deadline: June 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance: August 6, 2012
Final, revised camera-ready version: August 27, 2012

We invite you to participate in the following submission categories.

General Chairs:

Fabio Paternò, CNR-ISTI, HIIS Laboratory, Italy
Boris de Ruyter, Philips Research Europe, The Netherlands

Full Papers

Co-Chairs:

Panos Markopoulos, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Carmen Santoro, CNR-ISTI, HIIS Laboratory, Italy

Description

AmI-12 welcomes original, high quality research contributions advancing the state of the art in Ambient Intelligence. They should reflect the various interdisciplinary aspects of Ambient Intelligence Research.

Authors should make clear how their results develops the field and provide complete and substantial support for its results and conclusions. Papers must be anonymised to facilitate blind review.

Authors are encouraged to take care throughout the entire document to minimize references that may reveal the identity of the authors and their institutions. Relevant references to an author’s previous research should not be suppressed but instead referenced in a neutral way.

Paper submissions should be at a maximum of 16 pages (including figures and references). Accepted submissions will appear in the Conference Proceedings.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format. Please refer to the submission details including submission format and submission process.

Papers undergo a rigorous review process. Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review process. After acceptance, a final, revised camera-ready version of the paper will be required in electronic form to go in the proceedings. Final camera-ready versions of accepted papers must be accompanied by a signed copyright form.

Paper submissions should follow the Springer guidelines for Proceedings (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0) and will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Submissions must be made via the Conference Review System at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ami12

Short Papers

Co-Chairs:

Evert van Loenen, Philips Research Europe, The Netherlands Kris Luyten,
Hasselt University, Expertise Centre for Digital Media, Belgium

Description

Short papers report new results based on scientific evidence toward novel and valuable contributions for the field but in shorter form.

Short papers present a more focused yet evenly significant contribution to the field. A short paper presents mature work supported by solid scientific evidence and are well positioned in the state of the art. Short papers are reviewed according to the same standard as papers. However based on less space, a more focused and condensed contribution is expected.

Papers must be anonymized to facilitate blind review. Authors are encouraged to take care throughout the entire document to minimize references that may reveal the identity of the authors and their institutions. Relevant references to an author’s previous research should not be suppressed but instead referenced in an neutral way.

Paper submissions should be at a maximum of 6 pages (including figures and references). Papers must be submitted in PDF format. Short papers undergo a rigorous review process. Accepted submissions will appear in the Conference Proceedings. Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review process. After acceptance, a final, revised camera-ready version of the paper will be required in electronic form to go in the proceedings. Final camera-ready versions of accepted short papers must be accompanied by a signed copyright form.

Short Paper submissions should follow the Springer guidelines for Proceedings (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0) and will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Submissions must be made via the Conference Review System at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ami12

Landscapes

Chair:

Adrian David Cheok, Mixed Reality Lab, National University of Singapore

Description

Landscapes is a new category for presentations, that do not fall in the classical category of research papers or posters. It was first introduced at the AmI-09 conference in Salzburg. Its purpose is to provide a forum for presenting ongoing and new initiatives and activities, overviews over significant projects, test beds, organizations and laboratories in the field of Ambient Intelligence.

Landscapes is meant to support building a mental model of the field as well as identifying trends and new directions in research as well as in development. Your submission should identify a specific position and make clear how it is different compared with other relevant activities and/or institutions. You are encouraged to supply additional material (e.g., videos, pictures if not part of the paper). The additional material has to be sent directly to the landscape chair (landscapes@ami-12.org).

Landscapes submissions should be at a maximum of 6 pages (including figures and references) and must be submitted in pdf format. Landscapes undergo a peer review process. Accepted submissions appear in the Conference Proceedings. Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review process. After acceptance, a final, revised camera-ready version will be required in electronic form to go in the proceedings. Final camera-ready versions of accepted Landscapes papers must be accompanied by a signed copyright form.

Landscape proposals should follow the Springer guidelines for Proceedings (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0) and can be submitted using the Conference Review System at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ami12

Workshops

Co-Chairs:

Gerrit Meixner, DFKI, Germany
Ben Schouten, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Description

Workshops are an opportunity to meet in the context of the conference and discuss a common theme and/or common topics of interest. In particular emerging and future areas in the field are subject to organize a workshop at AmI-12. The workshop should have the potential to move the field forward and suggest promising directions. Workshops could be either half-day (3 hours per day) or full day workshops (6 hours per day).

Only workshops with at least six participants paying the associated fee by the early registration deadline will take place at the conference.

Workshop submissions should be maximum four pages, in case of acceptance we will include a two page workshop description in the proceedings. Interested workshop organizers are requested to submit a proposal to the conference. If the workshop is accepted the workshop is publicized as part of the conference program and potential participants have to submit a position paper. The criteria, reviewing and acceptance is handled by the workshop organizers. Workshops are only open to people accepted by the workshop organizer and registered for the conference and a minimum number of attendees for the workshop will be defined by the conference.

You should make clear about the general goal of the workshop, topics to be discussed, a proposal for the schedule of the workshop, the type of workshop as either half-day or full-day, the type of participants you will expect to take part, means for marketing of the workshop, the procedures for handling the reviews as well as plans for using the outcome of the workshop. After acceptance, a final, revised camera-ready version will be required in electronic form to go in the proceedings.

Final camera-ready versions of accepted workshop proposals must be accompanied by a signed copyright form. After acceptance organizers should set up an external web page delivering all the necessary information for interested people.

Workshop proposals should follow the Springer guidelines for Proceedings (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0) and can be submitted using the Conference Review System at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ami12

  • workshop submission deadline: March 14, 2012
  • notification of acceptance for workshops: April 4, 2012
  • closing cfp for papers: June 15, 2012
  • notification of acceptance for papers: August 6, 2012
  • Final, revised camera-ready version: August 27, 2012

Demos & Posters

Co-Chairs:

Giuseppe Ghiani, CNR-ISTI, HIIS Laboratory, Italy
Giulio Mori, CNR-ISTI, HIIS Laboratory, Italy

Description

Posters should report ongoing work with a high potential to display and discuss at the conference with other conference participants. It aims at showing work in progress (such as interesting early results or valuable student projects). It is an opportunity to present and discuss current work in an informal setting. Poster submissions include a 4-page extended abstract laying out your research questions, your research approach and you contributions and results. The submissions should also include a draft of the actual poster as you plan to present at the conference. Demos will provide the possibility to bring hands on experiences and prototypes to the conference. It aims at displaying approaches of ambient intelligence in interactive and appealing form. Demo submissions include a 4-page extended abstract laying out your goals, your approach and what could be demonstrated. The submission should also include a one page specification of the infrastructural requirements (e.g. power needs). However participants are expected to bring their demo equipment to the conference site with them.

Poster and demo proposals should follow the Springer guidelines for Proceedings (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0) and can be submitted using the Conference Review System at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ami12

Doctoral Consortium

Co-Chairs:

Manfred Tscheligi, University of Salzburg, Austria
Volker Wulf, University of Siegen & Fraunhofer-FIT, Germany

Description

Doctoral Consortium submissions (4 pages) should present a PhD thesis topic motivated by aims and goals, supported by some work in-progress and that present original, sound, and advanced results in order to address a well-defined problem.

The submission should be accompanied with a free-form CV of the PhD candidate.

Accepted submissions will be presented during a special session dedicated to the Doctoral Consortium and authors will be invited to present a poster of their work during a session during the main conference. Doctoral Consortium proposals should follow the Springer guidelines for Proceedings (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0) and can be submitted using the Conference Review System at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ami12

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