[robotics-worldwide] Extended Deadline: Workshop on HCI for Ambient Intelligence

Workshop on HCI for AmI announce at icdsc.org
Wed May 5 14:53:13 PDT 2010

Dear Colleague,

The deadline for submitting papers to all workshops at the upcoming
Intelligent Environments (IE'10) conference has been extended to *May 21*. I
invite you to consider submitting related work from your research team to
the *workshop on Human-Centric Interfaces for Ambient Intelligence*. The CFP
and submission timeline is provided below.

Best regards,
-Hamid Aghajan

Final Call for Papers -- Extended Deadline

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

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


Web page of the workshop:


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:


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


Important dates:

*- Paper submission deadline (extended): 21 May 2010*
- Notification of paper acceptance: 14 June 2010
- Submission of final version of papers: 21 June 2010
- Workshop date: 19 July 2010


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:


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:

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

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

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