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** 6th Latin American Conference on Human Computer Interaction (CLIHC 2013)
** 7th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient
Intelligence (UCAmI 2013)
** 5th International Work-conference on Ambient Assisted Living (IWAAL
                                                    Hotel RIU Guanacaste
**            Guanacaste, Costa Rica, December 2-6, 2013   **
**           **

Selected papers will be published in the following journals:

- Sensors Journal (IF = 1,739)
- International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (IF = 0,949)
- International Journal of Computer systems Science and Engineering (IF = 0,319)
(More Journals could be announced)

The conference proceedings will be published in Springer LNCS.

Important dates:

Paper submission: June 1, 2013
Notification of acceptance: August 15, 2013
Camera-ready version: September 15, 2013
Conference dates: December 2-6, 2013

Conference background & goals:
CLIHC (Latin American Conference on Human Computer Interaction) aims
to bring together people's diversity, culture, geography, history and
Latin America perspectives from professionals in the area of
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). This event had its origin in Rio de
Janeiro 2003 - Brazil, following editions in Cuernavaca 2005 - Mexico,
Rio de Janeiro 2007 - Brazil, Merida 2009 - Yucatan in Mexico, Porto
de Galinhas 2011 - Brazil.
The Latin American and the International HCI communities are invited
to exchange ideas, methods, approaches and techniques that aim
designing interactive user experiences. In consonance with previous
editions, we believe that in the field of HCI, not only we must come
to a technology that can be used and appreciated by as many people as
possible, but also to promote intercultural exchange and cooperation
between people with different backgrounds and needs.

The Ubiquitous Computing (UC) idea envisioned by Weiser in 1991, has
recently evolved to a more general paradigm known as Ambient
Intelligence (AmI). Ambient Intelligence then represents a new
generation of user-centred computing environments aiming to find new
ways to obtain a better integration of the information technology in
everyday life devices and activities.
AmI environments are integrated by several autonomous computational
devices of modern life ranging from consumer electronics to mobile
phones. Ideally, people in an AmI environment will not notice these
devices, but they will benefit from the services they provide them.
Such devices are aware of the people present in those environments by
reacting to their gestures, actions and context. Recently the interest
in Ambient Intelligence Environments has grown considerably due to new
challenges posed by society, demanding highly innovative services such
as vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET), Ambient Assisted Living (AAL),
e-Health, Internet of Things and Home Automation among others.
The main focus of this edition of the UCAmI Conference will be
Ubiquitous Computing & Ambient Intelligence: Context-Awareness and
Context-Driven Interaction.

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) proposes solutions based on Information
and Communication Technologies (ICT) to enhance the quality of life of
elderly people. AAL promotes the provision of infrastructures and
services for the independent or more autonomous living, via the
seamless integration of info-communication technologies within homes
and residences, thus increasing their quality of life and autonomy and
reducing the need for being institutionalized or aiding it when it
This edition of IWAAL Conference focuses on Ambient Assisted Living
and Active Aging.

Topics of interest:

Human Interaction in Ambient Intelligence
* Human-Centric Interfaces for AmI environments (multi-modal, touch
computing, NFC, 2D codes)
* Context- and Location-aware Frameworks and Sensing (context
modelling, user-adaptability, automatic-generation of user interfaces,
sentient computing, knowledge-based approach, affective and social
interfaces, etc.)
* Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
* Smart-object based interaction, persuasive computing and Tangible
* Ubiquitous and Ambient Displays Environments, Wall Displays, Urban
Displays, Multi-screen Environments.
* Detection and Support for collaboration, User Intentions and
Activity Recognition, Analysis of Psychological User States
* Digital TV-based interfaces
ICT instrumentation and Middleware support for Smart Environments and Objects
* Mobile Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)
* RFID and 2-D codes for real-world labelling
* Smart Sensors
* Wearable Computing
* Custom made internet-connected objects
* Semantic Middleware Infrastructure (Semantic Web, OSGi, DLNA, DPWS,
Home automation standards)
* Mining techniques to mobile and sensor data
* Contextualized analysis of social and information networks
Adding intelligence for Environment Adaptation
* Knowledge Representation and Management for user and environment
modelling and understanding (Ontologies, Semantic Web, Logic, Expert
Systems Multi-agents)
* Autonomic Computing, Responsive and Proactive Systems and Dynamic
* Ontologies for user and environment modelling and understanding
* Learning, Reasoning and Adaptation Techniques over context models.
Collaborative Smart objects
* Linked Open Data applied to Smart Environments
Key application domains for Ambient Intelligence
* Internet of Things and Social Web of Things
* Social Robotics
* Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)


Human-Computer Interaction in AAL environments
* Ubiquitous and Mobile Interfaces
* Multi-modal Interaction
* Virtual and Augmented Reality
* Sensor-based Interfaces
* Agent-based Interfaces
* Robot-based Interfaces
* Computer Vision based systems
Platforms for the delivery of AAL
* Ambient Intelligence for AAL
* Context-Awareness in Assistive Environments
* Situation-Awareness
* Persuasive Computing
* Acivity modelling and recognition
* Behaviour Analysis
* Collaborative Systems for AAL
* Knowledge and Data Management systems
* Middleware Architectures for AAL
* Interoperability and standards
* Security and data management
* Reasoning under uncertainty
Sensing and Monitoring solutions within AAL
* Ubiquitous and pervasive sensing systems
* Wearable technologies
* Wireless sensor networks in AAL
* Telehealth, telecare and telemonitoring
* Activity monitoring and assessment
* Vital Signs monitoring in AAL
Case studies of AAL in Application Environments
* Smart Homes
* Residential Homes
* Living Labs
* Workplace
Key applications domains
* Supporting long term Chronic diseases
* Rehabilitation
* Occupational therapy
* Emotional Support
* Self-management
* Healthcare and Social Wellness


* Accessibility and therapeutic uses of interaction
* Adaptive, adaptable, intelligent user interfaces
* Affective computing
* Augmented reality
* Context-aware interaction
* Effects of aging on interacting with computers
* End user programming and development
* Ergonomics
* HCI and citizenship
* HCI design - methods, tools and perspectives
* HCI education
* HCI evaluation methods, tools and perspectives
* HCI impacts on society
* HCI theories and theoretical approaches
* Human-robot interaction
* Integrating HCI and Software Engineering
* Interacting with information visualizations
* Interacting with new devices
* Interaction and information processing
* Interfaces for mobile and ambient systems
* Internationalization and cultural aspects of HCI
* Interaction and entertainment
* Legal issues in HCI
* Multimodal interfaces
* Natural interaction
* Semiotic engineering
* Social interaction
* Speech interfaces
* Tactile interfaces
* Task ad user analysis
* Usable privacy and security tools
* Usability engineering
* Web engineering

Paper Submission:

UCAmI-IWAAL-CLIHC invites high quality contributions describing
significant, original, and unpublished results for submission in the
following categories:

* Long papers: Intend to allow presentation of academic research
results of high quality. Submissions must contain an original
contribution, and may not have already been published in another
forum, nor be subject to review for other conferences or publications.
Contributions should include unpublished results of research, case
studies or experiences that provide new evidence about the research or
application regarding to the main topics. Articles accepted in this
category will be published in the proceedings of the event. Long
papers must not exceed 8 pages (including figures and appendices).

* Short papers: Intend to allow presentation of ongoing studies with
partial (but significant) results. Submissions must contain an
original contribution, and may not have already been published in
another forum, nor be subject to review for other conferences or
publications. Articles accepted in this category will be published in
the proceedings of the event. Short papers must not exceed 4 pages
(including figures and appendices).

* Doctoral Consortium: PhD students are invited to present the topic
and progress of their research, in order to obtain feedback from a
panel of experts. Papers for doctoral consortium must not exceed 6
pages (including figures and appendices).

Papers Format:

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Please ensure that your
papers are formatted correctly and are within the specified page
limits. Author information and templates are available in†Information
for LNCS Authors†web.
All papers should be written in English.

Submission Procedure:

All submissions should be made by EasyChair platform and must
accomplish the LNCS Formatting Guidelines. The paper submission
procedure will be announced soon at the website of the conference:

You can submit your paper in:

General Co-Chairs

* Jose Bravo, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
* Sergio Ochoa, University of Chile (Chile)

UCAmI PC Co-Chairs

* Jonice Olivera (Brazil)
* Gabriel Urzaiz (Mexico)
* Luke L. Chen (Northern Ireland, UK)

IWAAL PC Co-Chairs

* Antonio Coronato (Italy)
* Chris Nugent (Northern Ireland, UK)

CLIHC PC Co-Chairs

* Cristian Rusu, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso (Chile)
* Cesar Collazos, Universidad del Cauca (Colombia)
* Andreia Liborio, Universidade Federal do Ceará (Brazil)


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