AmIA – Ambient Intelligence and Affective Environments

Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is a paradigm emerging from Artificial Intelligence (AI), where computers are used as proactive tools assisting people with their day-to-day activities, making everyone’s life more comfortable. Affect and social behaviour plays an important role in the development of Ambient Intelligent Environments. Consideration of aspects like emotions, mood, personality traits, and attitudes in human-computer, human-robot, and human-environment interaction, especially insofar as they provide better or more “natural” support for humans. These environments should be aware of the needs of people, customizing requirements and forecasting behaviours. AmI environments may be highly diverse, such as homes, offices, meeting rooms, schools, hospitals, control centers, transport facilities, tourist attractions, stores, sport installations, music devices, etc. In the Workshop on AmIA Environments we will create a multi-disciplinary discussion forum that will bring together researchers from the different fields addressed discussing issues in Artificial Intelligence topics included in the Ambient Intelligence and affective environments. Researchers are welcome to present both theoretical and practical works as well as the lessons learned with their application in the varied range of domains. Emphasis will be placed on the presentation of concrete systems, discussion of implementation and development challenges and sharing of conclusions achieved and relevant results.

Topics of Interest

In order to fulfill these objectives, submissions of substantial, original and previously unpublished work are invited in all areas of Ambient Intelligence and Affective environments. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Applications
- Ambient Assisted Living
- Ubiquitous Computing
- Artificial Intelligence for AmI
- Intelligent Environments
- Pervasive Computing
- Context Aware Computing
- Agent & Multiagent Systems for AmI
- Mobile Computing
- Sentient Computing
- e-Health
- Context Modelling
- AmI for e-Learning
­- On-line Dispute Resolution
- Memory Assistant
- Computational models of emotions
- Group Emotion
- Affect and learning
- Artificial characters
- Affect and emotion recognition

Paper Submission

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. Papers should not exceed twelve (12) pages in length and must adhere to the formatting instructions of the conference. Each submission will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the Programme Committee. The reviewing process is double blind, so authors should remove names and affiliations from the submitted papers, and must take reasonable care to assure anonymity during the review process. References to own work may be included in the paper, as long as referred to in the third person. The top accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by Springer in the LNAI series. The remaining accepted papers will be published in the local proceedings.

Organizing Committee

Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Ana Almeida, ISEP, Portugal
Sara Rodríguez González, Universidade de Salamanca
Goreti Marreiros, ISEP, Portugal

Program Committee

Paulo Novais, University of Minho
Ana Almeida, Polytechnic of Porto
Sara Rodriguez Gonzalez, University of Salamanca
Goreti Marreiros, Polytechnic of Porto
Antonio Fernández Caballero, University of Castilla-La Mancha
Amilcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra
Ana Paiva, INESC-ID PT
Andrew Ortony, University of NorthWestern
Angelo Costa, University of Minho
Anna Esposito, Second University of Naples
Antonio Camurri, University of Genova
Arlette van Wissen, VU University Amsterdam
Boon Kiat Quek, National University of Singapore
Carlos Bento, University of Coimbra
Carlos Ramos, Polytechnic of Porto
Cesar Analide, University of Minho
Dante Tapia, University of Salamanca
Davide Carneiro, University of Minho
Diego Gachet, European University of Madrid
Eduardo Dias, New University of Lisbon
Emilio S. Corchado, University of Burgos
Eva Hudlicka, Psychometrix Associates Blacksburg, VA
Florentino Fdez-Riverola, University of Vigo
Frank Pollick, University of Glasgow
Hatice Gunes, Imperial College London
Ichiro Satoh, National Institute of Informatics Tokyo
Javier Jaen, Polytechnic University of Valencia
Javier Bajo, Pontifical University of Salamanca
Jo‹o Dias, INESC-ID, PT
Jose M. Molina, University Carlos III of Madrid
Jose Machado, University of Minho
Jose Neves, University of Minho
Juan M. Corchado, University of Salamanca
Juan Botia, University of Murcia
Kostas Karpouzis, ICCS
Laurence Devillers, LIMS-CNRS
Lino Figueiredo, Polytechnic of Porto
Lourdes Borrajo, University of Vigo
Luis Macedo, University of Coimbra
Pedro Nogueira, University of Porto
Ricardo Costa, Polytechnic of Porto
Ricardo Santos, Polytechnic of Porto
Rui Jose, University of Minho
Stacy Marsella, University of Southern California
Vicente Julian, Polytechnic University of Valencia


Paulo Novais
Universidade do Minho, Departamento de Informática, Campus de Gualtar
4710-057 Braga, Portugal
Phone: ( 351) 253604437
Fax: ( 351) 253604471

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