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Sincere apologies if you receive this call for papers multiple times.

                European Conference on Ambient Intelligence

                  November 7-10, 2007, Darmstadt, Germany


Deadline for Workshop Proposals: May 10, 2007
Deadline for Paper Submissions:  May 29, 2007


Ambient Intelligence represents a vision of the future where we shall be
surrounded by electronic environments, sensitive and responsive to  
Ambient Intelligence technologies are expected to combine concepts of
ubiquitous computing and intelligent systems putting humans in the  
centre of
technological developments.

The conference aims to bring together top researchers both from  
academia and
industry within the various disciplines that constitute the field of  
Intelligence to stimulate research and create links between industry and
academia allowing the exploration of new frontiers in the area of  

AmI-07 is the second joint conference that brings together two series of
events. The first series of events is the Conference on Smart Objects
(sOc) and has been organized by France Telecom and by the French  
Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) both in Grenoble, France in  
2001 and
2003. The second series of events is the European Symposium on Ambient
Intelligence (EUSAI) and has been organized by Philips and University of
Eindhoven both in Eindhoven, The Netherlands in 2003 and 2004. In  
2005 the
first joined conference of sOc and EUSAI was organized in Grenoble,
France under the name sOc-EUSAI'05. Now in 2007 we are expanding the  
of the series by including three different types of contributions:  
contributions, case studies and lessons learned contributions and  
and socio-economic contributions.

The format of the conference will be dual track and comprises three
different types of contributions:
- Research Contributions: an international PC-committee will peer-review
   and select high-quality and original research in all areas of Ambient
   Intelligence submitted as research papers
- Case Studies and Lessons Learned: an international PC-committee will
   select the contributions most valuable to the Ambient Intelligence
- Industry and Socio-Economic Contributions: an international PC- 
   will select the most innovative contributions on commercial
   and socio-economic aspects of ambient intelligence.


Steering Committee
   Emile Aarts (Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven)
   Patrice Senn (France Telecom Research)

General Chairs
   Emile Aarts (Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven)
   Alejandro Buchmann (TU Darmstadt)

Program CoChairs (Research Contributions)
   Anind Dey (CMU)
   Hans Gellersen (Lancaster University)
   Bernt Schiele (TU Darmstadt)

Case Studies and Lessons Learned Contributions CoChairs
   Boris de Ruyter (Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven)
   Manfred Tscheligi (University of Salzburg)

Industry and Socio-Economics Contributions CoChairs
   Hartmut Raffler (Siemens Research)
   Jane Tateson (British Telecom)

Workshop CoChairs
   Max M¸hlh‰user (TU Darmstadt)
   Alois Ferscha (University of Linz)

Local Arrangements Chair
   Erwin Aitenbichler (TU Darmstadt)


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Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of original unpublished  
work in
all areas related to Ambient Intelligence. Relevant topics include  
(but are
not limited to) the following:

- Objects, devices and environments that embody Ambient Intelligence
- Context awareness, sensing and inference for Ambient Intelligence
- Natural and multimodal interaction styles and user interfaces for
   ambient computing
- Ergonomics, interaction design and product prototyping for
   Ambient Intelligence
- Distributed software, systems, middleware and frameworks for
   Ambient Intelligence
- Analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of ambient computing
   systems and environments
- Security, privacy and trust in Ambient Intelligence
- Communication systems and infrastructure for Ambient Intelligence
- Applications and experience with deployed systems

We solicit papers of up to 18 pages. Shorter submissions will not be
penalized, and each submission's length should be appropriate for its
content. Paper submissions for AmI-07 must be in PDF format and should
conform to the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
style, and all submissions should be formatted according to their
guidelines. Misformatted submissions, or those longer than 18 pages, are
subject to rejection without review. Accepted Research Contributions
will be published in Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(approval pending). One author from each accepted paper will be required
to attend the conference to present their work.

Paper submissions must be anonymized to facilitate blind review.  
Authors are
encouraged to take care throughout the entire document to minimize
references that may reveal the identity of the authors or their
institutions. Relevant references to an author's previous research  
not be suppressed but instead referenced in a neutral way.

Important Dates
May  29: Deadline for Paper Submission
July 16: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
Sept  5: Deadline for Camera Ready Papers


The conference will include case studies and lessons-learned  
for high quality papers and presentations on various types of  
experiences of
Ambient Intelligence, which include (but are not limited to) the  

- experience prototyping
- user centered design
- early experience labs
- deployment of AmI
- end-user insights
- field testing
- tools for experience instrumentation and analysis
- living and early involvement labs
- social acceptance experience

Case Studies and Lessons-Learned submissions should also be prepared in
LNCS-Springer format with a *18-page limit*, and submitted  
On an additional page the authors should explicitly list and comment  
other researchers and practitioners may learn from the described case
studies and how lessons learned may generalize.

Important Dates
May 29: Deadline for Paper Submission


The conference will include industrial and socio-economic  
contributions for
high quality papers and presentations on innovative commercial and
socio-economic aspects of Ambient Intelligence, which include (but  
are not
limited to) the following topics:

- examples of products and services
- market insights
- business models for AmI
- socio-economical aspects
- ethical aspects
- sustainability aspects
- societal trends
- privacy
- standardization issues
- intellectual property rights
- legislation
- incentives needed for making AmI succeed

Industrial and Socio-Economic submissions should also be prepared in
LNCS-Springer format with a *18-page limit*, and submitted  

Important Dates
May 29: Deadline for Paper Submission


AmI-07 workshops should fit into one of the following categories:
1. EU PROJECT WORKSHOPS intended for internal, restricted, or public
    exchange of research progress or proposals related to projects  
    by the European Commission - typically, in the context of FP6 or FP7
2. FOCUSSED SCIENTIFIC WORKSHOPS emphasizing a relatively narrow topic
    related to the AmI-07 overall theme. The topic should be  
interesting and
    concise such as to attract a group of like-minded participants.
3. EARLY-WORK SCIENTIFIC WORKSHOPS soliciting well defended research  
    proposals, work-in-progress reports, and similar early papers of
    sufficient quality.

Workshop Format
Workshops can be restricted to participation upon invitation only or  
can be kept open. In any case, advance registration will be required in
order to plan ahead for the required facilities. Half-day and full-day
workshops can be accommodated, to be held on November 10. In the  
event that
workshops shall be extended to Sunday, November 11, facilities can be
provided as-is; no catering can be provided on November 11.
Workshop registration fees will be kept separate from conference
registration fees.

Proposal Format and Submission
Proposals must be submitted by the deadline indicated below. Only  
submissions in PDF format are accepted; the proposals must be  
submitted via
the AmI-07 web site.

Proposals for Scientific Workshops (scope 2+3 above) must include the
following information:
1) Content of the Workshop
    a) Title
    b) Tentative Text (Body) of the Call for Papers
    c) Abstract describing - as far as not yet covered in 1b) - the
       Rationale, tentative review/selection procedure and timeline,
       publication plans, expected number of participants, and further
       information considered relevant
    b) and c) together should comprise about 250-500 words
2) For each of the (one through five) proposers:
    a) Name, Affiliation
    b) Short Bio, including a description of the expertise in the  
       of the workshop (around 150-250 words)
3) Tentative Program Committee (Name+Affiliation of members)

For EU project workshops, 1 b-c) and 3) can be omitted; in exchange,
documentation about the EU project(s) concerned should be provided
(format and extent at discretion).

Important Dates
May  10: Deadline for Proposal Submissions
June 10: Notifications of Acceptance
Nov  10: Workshops at Darmstadt University of Technology

Proposed Schedule for Workshops (responsibility of workshop organizers):
July 31: Submission Deadline
Sept 20: Notification of Acceptance
Oct  30: Final Papers Due

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