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               Call for Workshop Papers


  A workshop in the frame of the PETRA 2009 conference

Deadline: March 01, 2009

This workshop is dedicated to affective and assistive technologies 
to support elderly and other people in need for assistance in their 
daily activities and social needs.

Comprehensive assistance is more than timely reminders and 
understandable task lists. Appropriate assistance particularly for 
elder people needs to take into account affective and emotional as 
well as social aspects. The need for inclusiveness and independent, 
self-managed life in the home environment requires novel techniques 
for both, detection of situations in which assistance is needed, and 
for the assistance itself.
Technologically, it requires specific interaction methods, suitable 
presentation of information, adequate sensing techniques and 
appropriately communicative and assistive devices.

This workshop wants to provide a platform for researchers and 
product developers alike to exchange and propose new ideas, discuss 
novel technologies and approaches, and not least to show latest 
developments and project results.

We particularly solicit contributions on the following subjects:

- non-obtrusive activity monitoring
- non-obtrusive technologies for fall-detection
- non-obtrusive observation of persons in their home environment
   for affect-related signs
- mobile sensing of affect-related parameters
- multi-modal analysis of affective and behavioural data
- mobile assistance in daily activities, for health care and
   therapeutic support
- assistive robots in the home and health context
- affective human-technology interaction
- novel interaction methods tailored to the elderly
- studies on elderly and their attitudes to and interaction
   with technology

Contributions can be submitted as either full paper (8 pages) or 
short paper (4 pages). Accepted papers will be presented at the 
workshop and published in the proceedings of the conference. ACM 
will be the publisher of the proceedings which will be a volume in 
the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series in the ACM 
Digital Library. Authors should use the ACM Word or LaTeX style 
templates to prepare their articles:
Authors should apply ACM Computing Classification categories and 
Note that At least one author, of each accepted paper, is required 
to register and present the paper.

Papers submissions due     : March 01
Notification of Acceptance : March 15
Camera-ready papers due    : March 31

Christian Peter, Fraunhofer IGD Rostock, Germany
Kostas Karpouzis, ICCS/NTUA Athens, Greece
Gerald Bieber, Fraunhofer IGD Rostock, Germany

Elisabeth Andre, Univ. of Augsburg, Germany
George Demiris, University of Washington, USA
Stefanos Kollias, National Technical Univ. of Athens, Greece
Catherine Pelachaud, Universite de Paris 8, France
Boris de Ruyter, Philips Research Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Hartmut Strese, VDI/VDE - IT GmbH, Germany
John Waterworth, Umea University, Umea, Sweden

Christian Peter
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Rostock
Usability and Assistive Technologies
Joachim-Jungius-Str. 11, 18059 Rostock, Germany
Phone: +49 381 4024-122, Fax: +49 381 4024-199
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