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.
In order to fulfill these objectives, submissions of substantial, original and previously unpublished work are invited in all areas of Ambient Intelligence and Affective environments.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:
- Affect and emotion recognition
- Affect and learning
- Agent & Multiagent Systems for AmI
- Ambient Assisted Living
- AmI for e-Learning
- Artificial characters
- Artificial Intelligence for AmI
- Computational models of emotions
- Context Aware Computing
- Context Modelling
- Ubiquitous Computing
- Group Emotion
- Intelligent Environments
- Memory Assistants
- Mobile Computing
- Pervasive Computing
- Sentient Computing
- On-line Dispute Resolution
Papers should not exceed twelve (12) pages in length and must be formatted according to the formatting instructions of Springer LNAI series. The review process is double-blind. Therefore, authors must remove their names from the submitted papers. Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) format and will not be accepted in any other format.
Papers that exceed 12 pages or do not follow the LNCS guidelines risk being rejected automatically without a review. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference. More information about the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) are available on the Springer LNCS Web site .
In order to submit a paper, authors must register at the EPIA 2013 conference management system, using the entry of the Ambient Intelligence and Affective Environments.
Submission deadline: 15th March, 2013
Notification of acceptance: 30th April, 2013
Camera-ready papers: 31th May, 2013
EPIA 2013 Conference: 9th-13th September, 2013
As usual in the EPIA conference series, a set of the best full accepted papers will be published in a volume of the LNAI series published by Springer (proceedings indexed by the Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge), edited by EPIA 2013 Conference Chairs.
All other accepted papers presented at the conference appear in a published book.
Paulo Novais, University of Minho, Portugal (pjon 'at' di.uminho.pt)
Ana Almeida, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal (amn 'at' isep.ipp.pt)
Sara Rodriguez, University of Salamanca, Spain (srg 'at' usal.es)
Goreti Marreiros, Polytechnic of Porto (mgt 'at' isep.ipp.pt)
email: amia2013 'at' appia.pt