Research on Ambient Intelligence (AmI) has been growing steadily in the last years, a proof of its interest, applicability and potential. While this growth moves the field forward, it also opens new grounds and possibilities for research.
Ambient Intelligence can be briefly described as the application of techniques of Artificial Intelligence (AI) towards the support of human users at several levels and in many different contexts such as the workplace, leisure environments or at home.
This support should be proactive, sensitive to the user’s context and state, and based on a natural interaction between the computer and the user. To this end, the collection of context information is of utmost importance, allowing to properly describe, among others, the users, their activities and their surroundings. Particularly interesting in this scope is the non-intrusive acquisition and fusion of all this important information, i.e., methods for obtaining this information that do not require the user to perform explicit, conscious or specific actions.
In this workshop we will create a multi-disciplinary discussion forum that will bring together researchers from the different fields addressed to discuss new methods for non-intrusive acquisition and fusion of context information, new potential sources of information a, new supporting technologies and architectures and new potential applications.
In order to pursue the objective of this workshop, we are inviting researchers to contribute with original and previously unpublished work related to non-intrusive acquisition and fusion of context information in Ambient Intelligence, namely from fields such as but not limited to:
- Activity Detection and Recognition.
- Context-aware Computing.
- Cognitive Assistance.
- Distributed Computing.
- Human-computer Interaction.
- Intelligent Interfaces.
- Internet of Things.
- Indoor Positioning.
- Sensor Fusion.
- Soft Sensors.
- Wearable computing.
- Non-intrusive sensing.
- Emotion detection.
- Affective computing.
- Davide Carneiro, Instituto Politécnico do Porto (Portugal)
- Ângelo Costa, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
- José Carlos Castillo, University Carlos III (Spain)
- Ricardo Santos (Portugal)
- Luís Ferreira (Portugal)
- Paulo Novais (Portugal)
- César Analide (Portugal)
- Tiago Oliveira (Portugal)
- Fábio Silva (Portugal)
- Marco Gomes (Portugal)
- Manuel Rodrigues (Portugal)
- Sérgio Manuel Gonçalves (Portugal)
- Ester Martínez Martín (Spain)
- Álvaro Castro González (Spain)
- Fernando Alonso Martín (Spain)
- Juan Alberola (Spain)
- Elena del Val (Spain)
- Jaume Jordan (Spain)
- Jaime Rincon (Spain)