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Wed, 18 Jul 2012 23:18:14 +0200
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3rd EvAAL Competition
(Evaluating AAL Systems through Competitive Benchmarking)

An initiative supported by the AALOA community (
and organised by the universAAL project (

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting suggestions and 
ideas for the organization of the 3rd EvAAL Competition. EvAAL is an 
initiative aimed at evaluating Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) systems. 
Because the state of the art does not allow evaluating a full AAL 
system, EvAAL adopts a step-by-step approach, and in its first editions 
it will focus on specific core functionalities of AAL. You can find more 
details in

The previous two EvAAL competitions focused on indoor localization and 
tracking and on activity recognition, and they were held at the CIAMI 
Living Lab in Valencia and the Smart-Houses Living Lab in Madrid, on 
July, 2011 and 2012. The results of the competition were presented at 
the EvAAL workshop that was held in conjunction with the AAL Forum. 
Information about the structure of EvAAL and about the technical aspects 
of the previous competition can be found in

Our plans for 2013 are to reinforce the two tracks on indoor 
localization and tracking and on activity recognition, which have been 
established in the previous years, and, to consider new tracks 
(depending on available resources) on other topics to be defined. For 
this reason we invite all interested researchers and practitioners that 
have an interest in AAL to contribute to EvAAL by proposing ideas and 
topics for the next competition and, possibly, to participate in the 
organization of EvAAL.

We are seeking scientific communities, established teams or individuals 
who are willing to take part in our long-term goal of defining an 
overall testbed for the evaluation of AAL systems. We started with 
localisation and activity recognition, but we need more. Once we have 
enough specialised areas covered, we can start to merge them. Possible 
topics to be covered include:

• Reasoning
• Robotic companions
• Object recognition
• Human/computer interaction

or anything else that constitutes a building block of a complete AAL 
There is no predefined format for the submission of suggestions, however 
such contributions should be limited to one page (about 1000 characters) 
and sent by e-mail to the organizers at the address [log in to unmask]
Proposals for new tracks are not limited in space. They should indicate 
precisely the topic of the track, and should include the following 

• the motivation for the track (which should state the relevance of this 
track for EvAAL and for AAL in general);
• a roadmap or a preliminary implementation plan of the track;
• a draft of evaluation criteria;
• a C.V. of the proposers;
• a contact person for the proposal (including e-mail and phone number).

The proposals should be submitted as pdf document by email to: 
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Proposals for new tracks will be evaluated by the EvAAL Steering board 
based on relevance to AAL and EvAAL, feasibility of the proposals, and 
compatibility of the proposals with the logistic constraints. Because of 
capacity problems, we will most probably be able to add only one new 
track to the program of EvAAL 2013, in addition to the existing tracks 
on indoor localization and tracking and on activity recognition.

Proposers of an accepted new track will be requested to serve as program 
committee chairs of the track, to form the program committee of the 
track, and to manage the technical issues of the competition they are 
proposing. The proposers of accepted tracks will be assisted by the 
EvAAL steering board members to prepare the call for competition and to 
set up the new track. EvAAL will also provide the new track with 
logistic support.
Please check the EvAAL web site ( for more 
information about the competition. For specific questions please read 
the EvAAL FAQ ( or 
contact us by e-mail.
Contact: [log in to unmask]
Important Dates:

• Deadline for submission of ideas: October 1st, 2012
• Deadline for submission of track proposals: October 1st, 2012
• Tentative deadline for the 3rd EvAAL Call for Competition: November 2013



Dr. Reiner Wichert
Head of Fraunhofer-Allianz Ambient Assisted Living
Department Head Interactive Multimedia Appliances

Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung IGD
Fraunhoferstrasse 5  |  64283 Darmstadt  |  Germany
Telefon +49 6151 155-574  |  Fax +49 6151 155-480
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