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                          CALL FOR PAPERS
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                    International Workshop on
                     Seamless Interaction in
                      Ambient Assisted Homes
                        (SeamIx@Home) 2009

                    http://seamix09.offis.de

           In conjunction with Mensch und Computer 2009
                       September 06-09, 2009
                          Berlin, Germany
                (http://www.hu-berlin.de/mc2009)

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IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission:              June 12, 2009
Notification of Acceptance:    July 03, 2009
Camera-Ready Papers
& Registration:                July 13, 2009
SeamIx@Home 2009:              September 06-09, 2009

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THEME OF THE WORKSHOP

Borderless free - the motto of the “Mensch and Computer 2009” - is an
inherent need and desire of elderly persons with their special needs
to achieve a fulfilled and independent living at home. Besides
structural alterations of the own home, ICT can provide significantly
increase comfort, safety, health, and well-being at home. What is
needed is assistance in the management of everyday activities in the
home environment. Supporting persons in their own homes in their daily
living in a seamless and helpful fashion is one of the big challenges
of ambient assisted homes. The objective is to improve the quality of
life in the golden age with new technologies.

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) and with it ambient assisted homes
include methods, concepts, (electronic) systems, devices as well as
services that are providing unobtrusive support for daily life based
on context and the situation of the assisted person.  For ambient
assisted homes traditional means for user interface development as
known from desktop computing is often not suitable as many other
conditions have an influence on the design in this context. One
essential need in ambient assisted homes is seamless interaction,
which is integrated into the immediate personal environment of the
user. Novel user interfaces need to react intelligently to the user's
situation, interaction and goals in a coherent way.

Focus of this workshop is the design of novel seamless user interfaces
in ambient assisted homes. We invite researchers from different areas
computer science, psychology, nursing care, gerontology,
geriatrics, and rehabilitation medicine to submit original results in
the design, development, and evaluation of seamless interaction
methods but also relevant experience reports and case studies that
will contribute to future ambient assisted homes. Scenarios addressed
include support for the daily tasks in the personal household,
monitoring and prevention in home-based rehabilitation sport,
assessment of activity, social interaction, as well as prevention and
detection of emergency situations.

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TOPICS

Topics of the workshop lie in the area of seamless interaction for
ambient assisted homes. We encourage submissions presenting the
design, development, and evaluation of seamless interaction methods
but also relevant experience reports and case studies that will
contribute to future ambient assisted homes. Possible research
themes include:

   * Multimodal and ambient interaction design for the elderly

   * Usability and accessibility engineering for seamless interaction

   * Results of user studies and evaluations of interacting in ambient
     assisted homes

   * Methods to evaluate ambient assisted home applications

   * Social, ethical and privacy related aspects of ambient assisted
     homes

   * Development of interactive healthcare systems for ambient
     assisted homes

   * Sensors and sensor fusion for context acquisition in ambient
     assisted homes

   * Architectures for seamless interaction in ambient assisted homes

We encourage two types of submissions:
(1) Research papers describing original research work which focuses on
one or more of the workshop's topics, and
(2) Experience reports and case studies from ambient assisted home
living labs.
We strongly encourage student papers, which may also report work in
progress.

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SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

We kindly invite authors to submit original and unpublished papers
until June 12, 2009. Papers must be written in English and should not
exceed 10 pages (corresponds to ~4 pages ACM two column style) for
short papers and 20 pages (corresponds to ~7 pages ACM two column
style) for long papers respectively in length and follow the template
of the publisher of the University of Oldenburg - BIS-Verlag. Papers
may be submitted in Adobe PDF format. Submission implies the
willingness of at least one author to fully register for 'Mensch und
Computer 2009' and present the paper on-site.

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ORGANIZERS

Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Wilko Heuten, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, Germany
Peter van Hengel, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology
(IDMT), Germany
Bernd Krieg-Brückner, German Research Center for Artificial
  Intelligence (DFKI) Bremen, Germany

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PC MEMBERS

Sahin Albayrak, DAI Labor, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Marco Eichelberg, OFFIS – Institut für Informatik, Germany
Jens Appell, Fraunhofer Institut Digitale Medientechnologie (IDMT),
   Germany
Reinhold Haux, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Andreas Hein, Universität Oldenburg, Germany
Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz, Austria
Markus Meis, HörTech / Hörzentrum Oldenburg, Germany
Paul Panek, CEIT RALTEC – Forschungsinstitut Rehabilitation und
   Assisted Living Technologien, Schwechat / Living Lab Schwechat /
   Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Herbert Plischke, Peter-Schilffarth-Institut für Soziotechnologie
   gemeinnützige GmbH, Germany
Christian Ressel, Fraunhofer Institut Mikroelektronische Schaltungen
   und Systeme (IMS) / Fraunhofer inHaus-Zentrum, Germany
Constanze Weiland, Siemens C-LAB / Universität Paderborn, Germany

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Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Wilko Heuten, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, Germany
Peter van Hengel, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology  
(IDMT), Germany
Bernd Krieg-Brückner, German Research Center for Artificial  
Intelligence (DFKI) Bremen, Germany

--
Dr. Wilko Heuten
Gruppenleiter Intelligente Nutzungsschnittstellen | Manager  
Intelligent User Interfaces Group

OFFIS
FuE Bereich Gesundheit | R&D Division Health
Escherweg 2 - 26121 Oldenburg - Germany
Phone/Fax: +49 441 9722-171/102
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
URL: http://www.offis.de

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