[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Workshop on Human Behaviour Monitoring, Interpretation and Understanding

Faria, Diego d.faria at aston.ac.uk
Fri Mar 3 06:46:31 PST 2017

Dear Colleagues,

[ we apologise for cross-posting ]

On behalf of the workshop organizers, we are pleased to invite you to submit papers to the ACM PETRA'17 Workshop on (NOTION) Human Behaviour Monitoring, Interpretation and Understanding, which will be held on the Island of Rhodes, Greece, at the Amilia Mare, as a conference event at PETRA'17, from June 21-23, 2017.

Workshop papers are also included in the conference proceedings and are published by ACM.

Please, see details below.

Workshop webpage: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.petrae.org_workshops_NOTION.html&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Vzbff6bp3urPMLvimfPyTRTiWDMMTxlJdEPeoZOQfxE&s=DouVIEw6RD4nG5-W7PsUz-VaqBE95jjZXHywJE6Z9Ak&e= 

Submission Guidelines & Important Dates:

  *   Paper Submission: March 17th, 2017 [Extended]
  *   Paper Notification: March 24th, 2017 [Extended]
  *   Camera-Ready Paper: March 31st, 2017
  *   Registration Deadline: March 31st, 2017

Paper submissions should follow PETRA'17 general guidelines found at www.petrae.org/submissions.html

Professor Ahmad Lotfi
School of Science and Technology
Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom
E-mail: ahmad.lotfi at ntu.ac.uk

Dr. Caroline Langensiepen
School of Science and Technology
Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom
E-mail: caroline.langensiepen at ntu.ac.uk

Dr. Diego Resende Faria
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
E-mail: d.faria at aston.ac.uk

The health care systems in Europe and the most developed countries in the world are faced with challenging transition processes due to demographic change. The increase of the elderly population and the expectation of life brings about serious risks, with some profound socio and economic impact on our societies. To reduce the burden of social care, integration of existing unobtrusive, easy-to-use and transparent monitoring systems are proven to be an acceptable solution by the elderly and their careers. The ultimate goal of research is to replace the carer with a virtual intelligent carer capable of interpretation and understanding of their activities.

Many technological advances in monitoring systems are developed. Ambient Intelligence have been adopted as a term referring to environments that are sensitive and responsive to the presence of people and it is a candidate to become the next wave of computing. Indeed, this novel computing approach is aimed to extend ubiquitous vision by incorporating intrinsic intelligence in pervasive systems. This idea enables the study, design and development of embodiments for smart environments that not only react to human events through sensing, interpretation and service provision, but also learn and adapt their operation and services to the users over time. These embodiments employ contextual information when available, and offer unobtrusive and intuitive interfaces to their users.

The aim of this workshop is to encompass valuable research and achievement in the monitoring, interpretation and understanding of human behaviour through smart technologies. There are many readily available monitoring systems to monitor people in their own home environment. However, there are challenges ahead with respect to interpretation and understanding of the sensory data and linked that with the actual activity representing a specific behaviour.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Ambient assisted living
Activity and action recognition
Affective computing
Ambient intelligence for healthcare
Ambient intelligence services
Behaviour analysis for alerts
Behavioural grouping
Benchmarking, databases and simulation tools
Context-awareness and semantic modelling
Emotion recognition
Fall detection
Human behavioural analysis
Hybrid intelligent systems for ubiquitous computing
Intelligent Living Environments
Mobile social networks
Semantic analysis
Sensing and reasoning technology
Sensing technologies and measurements
Signal fusion in ubiquitous environments
Smart coaching systems
Smart homes
Social sensor networks applications for cognitive and physical health
Social activity recognition
User mobility modelling and location tracking
User-centric computing
Video-based human behaviour understanding
Vision-based system
Wireless sensor network applications

The workshop aims to attract researchers who are involved in research related to human activities monitoring and recognition. The participants will have the opportunity to present their research and discuss with fellow researchers the state of the art solutions. Novel and innovative contribution relate to the topics of the workshop mentions above are welcomed.

On behalf of the workshop organizers
Prof. Ahmad Lotfi,
Dr Caroline Langensiepen
Dr Diego Resende Faria


Dr Diego Resende Faria
Lecturer in Computer Science
School of Engineering & Applied Science
Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
Office MB 211-D,  Tel: +44 (0) 1212 044 868

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