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Wed, 6 Jul 2005 08:26:54 +0200
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The Sixth Workshop on  Artificial Intelligence in Mobile Systems 2005 
In adjunction with mobileHCI 2005, September 19, 2005, Salzburg, 
Today's information technology is rapidly moving small computerised
consumer devices and hi-tech personal appliances from the desks of
research labs onto sales shelves and into our daily life.  These
include low performance PDAs, embedded computers in cameras, cars, or
mobile phones, as well as high performance wearable computers and tablet 

Many of these devices are becoming essential tools that we rely on 
both in private and in professional settings.  In addition, a growing 
number of
locations are being outfitted with ubiquitous devices and networking 
This combination may facilitate solving daily tasks and may enable new 
 but also poses new challenges for HCI.

For example, in order to use these systems new interaction metaphors and
methods of control may be required. Well-known interaction devices, such as
mouse and keyboard are oftentimes unfeasible or even unavailable, thus
rendering user interfaces that rely on them inappropriate. Other resources
such as power or networking bandwidth may also be limited or unreliable
depending on time and location. Moreover, the physical environment and
context can change rapidly throughout the interaction with mobile systems
and must be taken into account appropriately.

Spatial and temporal relationships between devices and users are
continuously changing as well and may be a key factor to be considered
when interacting with a mobile system or a ubiquitous infrastructure.

In addition, we can expect a shift from single users towards groups,
from single applications to multiple concurrent services, and from
strictly personal to (semi-)public artefacts that can be configured
dynamically.  The resulting complexity needs to be addressed on all
evels but especially on the interface level: intelligent interfaces
need to hide (or expose properly) underlying resource restrictions,
consistency has to be maintained when moving an interface from one
device to another, and system may need to plan ahead to ensure required
interaction means are available when needed.  Within the field of 
Intelligence, several of these problems have been investigated for many 
(such as how to make user interfaces more adaptive or how to deal with 
technical or cognitive resources). Therefore, AI mechanisms are 
promising tools
for the generation and control of mobile and ubiquitous user interfaces.


The AIMS 2005 workshop intends to bring together researchers
working in various areas of (applied) AI as well as in HCI. The workshop 
aims to
explore recent research and findings in AI, the generation and control 
of adaptive
user interfaces for mobile systems and their integration in ubiquitous 
environments. The main objective of the workshop is a lively discussion 
and exchange
of ideas.  The scope of interest includes but is not limited to the 
following items (in
no particular order):

- mechanisms for location and context awareness (e.g. knowledge-based 
acquisition of contextual information, inference of location)
- spatio-temporal issues and methods in mobile and ubiquitous
interfaces (e.g. correlation between spatial abstractions and
different interface modalities)
- interaction metaphors and novel interaction devices for mobile and 
ubiquitous systems (e.g. principles of interface adaptation)
- multi-modal interfaces for mobile and ubiquitous systems
- user interfaces that adapt to the current situation as well as 
to resource availability (e.g. modelling the trade-offs between  reasoning
capabilities, resource consumption and real-time constraints)
- plan-based approaches for interaction and adaptation
- mechanisms for maintaining interface consistency over multiple 
devices - toolkits for the development of mobile and ubiquitous user 

We encourage submissions from researchers and practitioners in
academia, industry, government, and consulting.  Students, researchers
and practitioners are invited to submit papers (up to 6 pages)
describing original, novel, and inspirational work. All submissions
will be reviewed by an international group of researchers and
practitioners. Submissions should be sent by July 11, 2005 to
Chris Kray (kray [at]

Important dates

July 11, 2005:        Extended deadline for submissions to AIMS 2005
July 20, 2005:       Notification of acceptance to authors
July 22, 2005:       Early registration deadline mobileHCI 2005
August 10, 2005:     Deadline for preparing camera-ready copies
September 19, 2005:  AIMS 2005 workshop at mobileHCI 2005

Organising Committee:

Joerg Baus (Saarland University, Germany)
Christian Kray (Lancaster University, UK)

Program Committee:

Thomas Barkowsky (Bremen University, Germany)
Andreas Butz (LMU Munich, Germany)
Keith Cheverst (Lancaster University, UK)
Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research, USA) - TBC
Antonio Krueger (Muenster University, Germany)
Rainer Malaka (European Media Lab gGmbH, Germany)
Thomas Rist (University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany) -TBC
Albrecht Schmidt (LMU Munich, Germany)
Georg Schneider (University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany)
Massimo Zancanaro (IRST, Italy)


AIMS 2005 will be held in conjunction with the mobileHCI 2005 in 
Salzburg, Austria.
For more information about the main conference, refer to

The actual workshop will take place on September 19, while mobileHCI
will run until September 22.  Workshop participants will have to 
register for mobileHCI.


There will be a complementing workshop on mobile guides held in
parallel with AIMS 2005 (see  We are
currently planning to have a joint session to spark interaction
between participants of both workshops.

Jörg Baus
DFKI GmbH - Universität des Saarlandes
FR 6.2 Informatik
Postfach 15 11 50
66041 Saarbruecken
Fon +49-681-302-64047
Fax +49-681-302-4136
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