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Andreas Holzinger <[log in to unmask]>
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Deadline extension: CFP: AmI-07 Workshop: Ambient Assisted Living

Darmstadt, Germany, 10 November 2007

Most industrialized countries face severe demographical and social 
changes: the average lifespan rises, more and younger people suffer from 
chronic diseases, the number of single-households with elderly or 
handicapped people increases, etc. As a result our society invested a 
growing share of its GNP into people in need of care, while at the same 
time the quality of this care does not rise and often even drops.

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is a promising approach to overcome these 
problems. AAL provides equipment and automated services that enable 
senior citizens to live longer independently and selfdetermined in their 
own homes. This reduces the need for special medical care and nursing 
services; and it improves the quality of these services, often at lower
cost for the society. Central to each AAL solution is a sound awareness 
of the elders’ situation and their actual need for assistance and an 
adequate presence of the solutions.

In particular, Ambient Assisted Living provides

• automated support to carry out daily activities

• health and activity monitoring

• enhanced safety and security

• access to social, medical, and emergency systems

• promotion of social contacts

• context-based infotainment and entertainment.

This workshop will bring together experts from academia and industry to 
identify and discuss specific demands, approaches, and solutions with 
regard to awareness and presence in the AAL domain. Therefore, we 
solicit workshop submissions that present novel approaches and 
technologies in ambient intelligence, describe new applications of 
existing such technologies in AAL, or that propose future challenges for 
research in that application domain.

The workshop will consist of the presentations of the peer-reviewed 
papers and a panel discussion session that shall stimulate future 
research in AAL with respect to practical needs for AAL. Papers will 
thus be selected not only on their technical quality but also

based on their potential to stimulate this discussion.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

• Assistance demands of elderly in general

• Reports on AAL field studies and their outcomes

• Specific demands of elders regarding awareness and presence

• Sensors to monitor location, behaviour, and physical state of humans

• Modelling human behaviour and identifying behavioural patterns

• Impact of monitoring technologies on the individual life

• Identification of health risks using various sensor data

• Models used to interpret and process the collected data of an individual

• Design criteria for human-machine interfaces and communication devices 
for seniors

• Human-machine interfaces which adapt dynamically to the capabilities 
of humans

• Dynamically adaptable and adaptive system architectures and platforms 
for AAL services

• Technology acceptance of assistance devices


Papers can be submitted of at most 10 pages in Springer LNCS format (as 
for the AmI’07 conference). Proceedings will be available at the 
workshop. The intention is to realize publication of extended 
postproceedings as a book on the workshop theme by a recognized 
publisher after the workshop.

• Aug 17, 2007 Submission deadline (extended)

• Sep. 20, 2007 Notification of acceptance

• Oct. 30, 2007 Camera ready version due

Please submit your papers to [log in to unmask]

Workshop chairs

Martin Becker, Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern

Thomas Fuhrmann, Technical University of Munich

Martin Floeck, University of Kaiserslautern

Program committee

Frank Bomarius, Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern

Andreas Holzinger, Medical University of Graz

Bart Jansen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Art Karshmer, Professor, Univ. of Southern Florida

Lothar Litz, University of Kaiserslautern

Johannes Maucher, Univ. of Applied Science Stuttgart

Jürgen Nehmer, University of Kaiserslautern

Annette Spellerberg, University of Kaiserslautern

Hartmut Strese, VDI/VDE IT Innovation+Technik GmbH

Reiner Wichert, Fraunhofer IGD, Darmstadt

Wolfgang L. Zagler, Vienna University of Technology

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