Call for Papers:
EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON HUMAN ASPECTS IN AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE
Warsaw, Poland, August 11, 2014
Workshop at the International Conference on Active Media Technology (AMT’14)
(Proceedings will be published by Springer in their LNCS series)
Recent developments within Ambient Intelligence provide new possibilities to contribute to personal care. For example, our car may monitor us and warn us when we are falling asleep while driving or take measures when we are too drunk to drive. As another example, an elderly person may wear a device that monitors his or her wellbeing and offers support when a dangerous situation is noticed. Such applications can be realised partly because of advances in acquiring sensor information about humans and their functioning. However, their full realisation depends crucially on the availability of adequate knowledge for analysis of such information about human functioning. If such knowledge about human functioning is computationally available within devices in the environment, these systems can show more human-like understanding and contribute to personal care based on this understanding. In recent years, scientific areas focusing on human functioning such as cognitive science, psychology, social sciences, neuroscience and biomedical sciences have made substantial progress in providing an increased insight in the various physical and mental aspects of human functioning. Although much work still remains to be done, models have been developed for a variety of such aspects and the way in which humans (try to) manage or regulate them. Examples of biomedical aspects are (management of) heart functioning, diabetes, eating regulation disorders, and HIV-infection. Examples of psychological and social aspects are emotion regulation, emotion contagion, attention regulation, addiction management, trust management, and stress management. If models of human processes and their management are represented in a formal and computational format, and incorporated in the human environment in systems that monitor the physical and mental state of the human, then such ambient systems are able to perform a more in-depth analysis of the human’s functioning. An ambience is created that has a human-like understanding of humans, based on computationally formalised knowledge from the human-directed disciplines, and that may be more effective in assisting humans by offering support in a knowledgeable manner that may improve their wellbeing and/or performance, without reducing them in their freedom. This may concern elderly people, medical patients, but also humans in highly demanding circumstances or tasks. For example, to help coordinate the evacuation of large crowds in case of an emergency, or to optimise the performance of teams in sports or in organisations. The HAI workshop seeks contributions from any area on the intersection of Ambient/Artificial Intelligence and human-directed disciplines such as psychology, social science, neuroscience and biomedical sciences. For more details, see the areas of interest.
This workshop on Human Aspects in Ambient Intelligence (HAI) is the eighth of a series that began in 2007. The HAI workshop series focuses on applied and theoretical research in the intersection of Ambient and Artificial Intelligence on the one hand and human-directed disciplines (such as psychology, social science, neuroscience and biomedical sciences) on the other hand. The aim is to bring people together from these disciplines, as well as researchers working on cross connections of Artificial and Ambient Intelligence with these disciplines. The emphasis is on the use of knowledge from these disciplines in ‘ambient’ applications, in order to support humans in their daily living in medical, psychological and social respects. The workshop series plays an important role, for example, to get modellers in the psychological, neurological, social or biomedical disciplines interested in Ambient Intelligence as a high-potential application area for their models, and, for example, get inspiration for problem areas to be addressed for further developments in their disciplines. From the other side, the workshop may make researchers in Ambient Intelligence, Agent Systems, and Artificial Intelligence more aware of the possibilities to incorporate more substantial knowledge from the psychological, neurological, social and biomedical disciplines in Ambient Intelligence applications. Read more on Call: Eighth International Workshop on Human Aspects in Ambient Intelligence (HAI ‘ 14)…