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CfP: Workshop on Role of Ambient Intelligence in Future Lighting Systems

Important Dates

Submission Deadline August 20th, 2011

Notification of acceptance September 15th, 2011

Workshop November 16th, 2011

November 16th, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
in conjunction with the Conference on Ambient Intelligence (

Deadline for submissions is August 20th, 2011.

Call for Papers

LED-based lighting systems have introduced radically new possibilities in
the area of artificial lighting. Being physically small the LED can be
positioned or embedded into luminaires, materials and even the very fabric
of a building or environment. Together with new functionality and
flexibility comes complexity; the simple light switch is not anymore
sufficient to control our light. The light switch therefore in many
situations will need to be enhanced or fully replaced by intelligent
controls and smart environments that are sensitive to the context and
responsive to the presence of people. Future lighting systems will become a
part of the Ambient Intelligence (AmI). This workshop explores how the
vision and principles of the AmI paradigm can be applied to future lighting
controls, where lighting is not anymore only a functional on/off system, but
a flexible system capable of creating a large range of functional/decoration
and ambient light effects.

The main goals of the workshop are:
* Make a first step towards expanding the design space of smart and
interactive technologies to include new forms of decorative, ambient and
functional lighting.
* Identify key challenges of (semi-) automatically controlling new forms of
lighting systems.
* Explore a balance between automatic (implicit) light control and explicit
user control and its effect on user acceptance.

Topics of Interest

* Ambient Intelligent Lighting
* Activity detection and sensors
* User studies on implicit and explicit lighting control
* User studies on acceptance of Ambient Intelligent lighting and associated
light controls
* Use of light as an information medium
* Interaction design for lighting control
* Adaptation of existing UI to lighting control
* We invite researchers and practitioners interested in exploring user
interaction for new forms of lighting systems.

Workshop structure

The workshop will be open with a keynote presentation "Liberation of Light"
by Emile Aarts.

The first part of the workshop (the morning) will be dedicated to the
introduction of the emerging forms of lighting and presentations of the
individual attendees. The afternoon will be dedicated to discussions in
groups, where the topics for discussions will be formulated based on the
initial set of the workshop questions. The poster(s) describing the
identified challenges and opportunities for interaction technologies
concerning light control will be created during the last session.


Emile Aarts, Philips Research (The Netherlands)
Bernt Meerbeek, Philips Research (The Netherlands)
Dzmitry Aliakseyeu, Philips Research (The Netherlands)
Jon Mason, Philips Research (The Netherlands)
Harm van Essen, Industrial Design department of the Eindhoven University of
Technology (The Netherlands)
Serge Offermans, Industrial Design department of the Eindhoven University of
Technology (The Netherlands)
Andrés Lucero, Nokia Research Center (Finland)

Submission instructions

To participate in this workshop at AmI 2011, please submit a 2-4 page
position paper describing your experience, findings or interests relevant to
the themes of the workshop. Please prepare your submission according to the
Springer proceedings template format. For instructions about the format,
please visit:

The proceedings will be published after the workshop, both online on as well as in a printed version in the Communications
in Computer and Information Science Series.

Deadline for submissions is August 20, 2011.
Notification of acceptance by September 15, 2011.

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