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Call for Papers

Affect and Behaviour Related Assistance

25-27 May 2011, Crete, Greece

In the frame of the
4th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies
Related to Assistive Environments – PETRAe


Submission Deadline: March 01, 2011


WORKSHOP THEME
The fourth workshop of this kind will continue the interesting debate of 
ideas and solutions for supporting people in their daily environment 
with technologies respecting and taking into account cognitive, 
emotional, and behavioral aspects of the person. Reaching further, we 
want to expand the discussion from mainly home-based support systems to 
business applications and mobile solutions, opening many more 
possibilities for support and assistance of people in their daily life.

Persons in need of such assistance technologies are not only elderly 
people, but also or maybe even more those persons who need to balance 
work, family, and care for elderly relatives.

To provide assistance that really supports a person in a specific 
situation and context requires novel techniques for detecting situations 
in which assistance or attention is needed. Information need to be 
collected from many different sources like sensors or the Internet. 
Fusion and integration techniques as well as reasoning and visualization 
technologies for this new blend of data are required to allow for 
comprehensive solutions. 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.


CALL FOR PAPERS
We particularly solicit contributions on the following subjects:

- Non-obtrusive monitoring and analysis of activity, well-being, mental 
state
- Ambient/mobile assistance in private life, for health care and therapy
- Ambient/mobile assistance for business processes and documentation
- Inclusion of social networking aspects
- Serious games for affect and behaviour related assistance
- Methods for visualizing activity and mental states
- Assistive robots in the home and health context
- Novel interaction methods tailored to the elderly
- Studies on elderly and their attitudes to and interaction with technology


SUBMISSION
Submissions should be in ACM style format and will be accepted as either 
full paper (8 pages) or short paper (4 pages) using these Latex and MS 
Word templates. Please refer also to the conference web site for latest 
announcements. Submissions are to be done through the workshop’s 
submissions page

For any questions please contact the workshop chairs.

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission Deadline: March 1, 2011
Paper Acceptance Notification: March 14, 2011
Camera Ready Paper Deadline: April 15, 2011
Workshop: 1 day of 25-27 May 2011, t.b.a.

PROCEEDINGS INFORMATION
Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and published in the 
Proceedings of the PETRA 2011 Conference. ACM will be the publisher of 
these proceedings, which will be a volume in the ACM International 
Conference Proceedings Series in the ACM Digital Library. Extended 
versions of selected papers from this and previous ABRA workshops will 
be invited to a special issue of Springer’s Journal on Multimodal User 
Interfaces.


WORKSHOP CHAIRS

Christian Peter, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria and 
Fraunhofer IGD, Germany, c.peter[at]cgv[dot]tugraz[dot]at
Gerald Bieber, Fraunhofer IGD Rostock, Germany, 
gery[at]igd-r[dot]fraunhofer[dot]de
Kostas Karpouzis, ICCS/NTUA Athens, Greece, kkarpou[at]cs[dot]ntua[dot]gr

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