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Call for Papers:



Warsaw, Poland, August 11, 2014

Workshop at the International Conference on Active Media Technology 

(Proceedings will be published by *Springer *in their *LNCS *series)

/Background /

Recent developments within Ambient Intelligence provide new 
possibilities to contribute to personal care. For example, our car may 
monitor us and warn us when we are falling asleep while driving or take 
measures when we are too drunk to drive. As another example, an elderly 
person may wear a device that monitors his or her wellbeing and offers 
support when a dangerous situation is noticed. Such applications can be 
realised partly because of advances in acquiring sensor information 
about humans and their functioning. However, their full realisation 
depends crucially on the availability of adequate knowledge for analysis 
of such information about human functioning. If such knowledge about 
human functioning is computationally available within devices in the 
environment, these systems can show more human-like understanding and 
contribute to personal care based on this understanding. In recent 
years, scientific areas focusing on human functioning such as cognitive 
science, psychology, social sciences, neuroscience and biomedical 
sciences have made substantial progress in providing an increased 
insight in the various physical and mental aspects of human functioning. 
Although much work still remains to be done, models have been developed 
for a variety of such aspects and the way in which humans (try to) 
manage or regulate them. Examples of biomedical aspects are (management 
of) heart functioning, diabetes, eating regulation disorders, and 
HIV-infection. Examples of psychological and social aspects are emotion 
regulation, emotion contagion, attention regulation, addiction 
management, trust management, and stress management. If models of human 
processes and their management are represented in a formal and 
computational format, and incorporated in the human environment in 
systems that monitor the physical and mental state of the human, then 
such ambient systems are able to perform a more in-depth analysis of the 
human's functioning. An ambience is created that has a human-like 
understanding of humans, based on computationally formalised knowledge 
from the human-directed disciplines, and that may be more effective in 
assisting humans by offering support in a knowledgeable manner that may 
improve their wellbeing and/or performance, without reducing them in 
their freedom. This may concern elderly people, medical patients, but 
also humans in highly demanding circumstances or tasks. For example, to 
help coordinate the evacuation of large crowds in case of an emergency, 
or to optimise the performance of teams in sports or in organisations. 
The HAI workshop seeks contributions from any area on the intersection 
of Ambient/Artificial Intelligence and human-directed disciplines such 
as psychology, social science, neuroscience and biomedical sciences. For 
more details, see the areas of interest.

/Aims /

This workshop on Human Aspects in Ambient Intelligence (HAI) is the 
eighth of a series that began in 2007. The HAI workshop series focuses 
on applied and theoretical research in the intersection of Ambient and 
Artificial Intelligence on the one hand and human-directed disciplines 
(such as psychology, social science, neuroscience and biomedical 
sciences) on the other hand. The aim is to bring people together from 
these disciplines, as well as researchers working on cross connections 
of Artificial and Ambient Intelligence with these disciplines. The 
emphasis is on the use of knowledge from these disciplines in 'ambient' 
applications, in order to support humans in their daily living in 
medical, psychological and social respects. The workshop series plays an 
important role, for example, to get modellers in the psychological, 
neurological, social or biomedical disciplines interested in Ambient 
Intelligence as a high-potential application area for their models, and, 
for example, get inspiration for problem areas to be addressed for 
further developments in their disciplines. From the other side, the 
workshop may make researchers in Ambient Intelligence, Agent Systems, 
and Artificial Intelligence more aware of the possibilities to 
incorporate more substantial knowledge from the psychological, 
neurological, social and biomedical disciplines in Ambient Intelligence 

/Areas of interest /

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  * human-aware computing
  * computational modelling of cognitive, neurological, social and
    biomedical processes for Ambient Intelligence
  * modelling emotion and mood and their regulation modelling contagion
    of mental states (e.g., beliefs, intentions, or emotions)
  * social awareness modelling
  * collecting and analysing histories of behaviour computational
    modelling of mindreading, theory of mind building profiles; user
    modelling in Ambient Intelligence sensoring; e.g., tracking
    physiological states, gaze, body movements, gestures
  * sensor information integration methods
  * analysis of sensor information; e.g., voice and skin analysis with
    respect to emotional states, gesture analysis, heart rate analysis
  * environmental modelling
  * situational awareness
  * serious gaming and ambient intelligence
  * virtual reality and virtual humans
  * model-based reasoning and analysis techniques for Ambient Intelligence
  * responsive and adaptive systems; machine learning
  * cognitive agent models
  * reflective ambient agent architectures
  * multi-agent system architectures for Ambient Intelligence applications
  * human interaction with devices wearable devices for ambient health
    and wellness monitoring brain-computer interfacing
  * analysis and design of applications to care for humans in need of
    support for physical and mental health; e.g., elderly or psychiatric
    care, surveillance, penitentiary care, humans in need of strucural
    medical or psychological care, support for
    psychotherapeutical/self-help communities
  * analysis and design of applications to support humans in demanding
    circumstances and tasks, such as warfare officers, air traffic
    controllers, crisis and disaster managers, humans in space missions
  * evaluation studies
  * handling aspects of privacy and security
  * philosophical, ethical, and political aspects of Ambient
    Intelligence aspects

/Submission and Proceedings /

Submission should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS template, 
and should not exceed 10 pages. To submit a paper to the workshop, see: Accepted 
workshop papers will be published in the AMT conference proceedings by 
Springer Verlag, in their LNCS Series.

/Registration /

For every accepted paper at least one author has to register for the AMT 
2014 conference. There is no separate workshop registration fee (i.e., 
only one conference registration covers everything).

/Important Dates /

- Submission deadline: March 23, 2014
- Notification: May 11, 2014
- Camera ready papers: May 18, 2014
- Workshop: August 11, 2014

/Coordination Commitee /

Juan Carlos Augusto (Middlesex University London, School of Engineering 
and Information Sciences, UK)
Tibor Bosse (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Agent Systems Research Group, 
Cristiano Castelfranchi (CNR Rome, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and 
Technologies, Italy)
Diane Cook (Washington State University, USA)
Mark Neerincx (TNO Human Factors; Technical University Delft, 
Man-Machine Interaction, Netherlands)
Fariba Sadri (Imperial College, Department of Computing, UK)

/Programme Committee /

Juan Carlos Augusto (Middlesex University London, School of Engineering 
and Information Sciences, UK)
Marc Bohlen (State University of New York, USA)
Tibor Bosse (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Agent Systems Research Group, 
Antonio Camurri (University of Genoa, InfoMus Lab, Italy)
Cristiano Castelfranchi (CNR Rome, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and 
Technologies, Italy)
Diane Cook (Washington State University, USA)
Hao-Hua Chu (National Taiwan University, Ubicomp Lab, Taiwan)
Rino Falcone (CNR Rome, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and 
Technologies, Italy)
Aart van Halteren (Philips Research, Consumer Electronics, Netherlands)
Dirk Heylen (University of Twente, Human Media Interaction, Netherlands)
Peter Leijdekkers (University of Technology Sydney, Mobile Ubiquitous 
Services & Technologies Group, Australia)
Paul Lukowicz (Austrian University for Health Sciences, Medical 
Informatics and Technology, Austria)
Peter-Paul van Maanen (TNO, Department of Perceptual and Cognitive 
Systems, Netherlands)
Silvia Miksch (Danube University Krems, Department of Information and 
Knowledge Engineering, Austria)
Stuart Moran (University of Nottingham, School of Computer Science, UK)
Neelam Naikar  (Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Centre for 
Cognitive Work and Safety Analysis, Australia)
Tatsuo Nakajima  (Waseda University, Distributed and Ubiquitous 
Computing Lab, Japan)
Mark Neerincx  (TNO Human Factors; Technical University Delft, 
Man-Machine Interaction, Netherlands)
Toyoaki Nishida  (Kyoto University, Department of Intelligence Science 
and Technology, Japan)
Pedro A. Nogueira (University of Porto, AI and Computer Science Lab, 
Steffen Pauws (Philips Research Europe, Media Interaction Department, 
Christian Peter (Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria; 
Fraunhofer IGD, Rostock, Germany)
Nitendra Rajput (IBM Research, Telecom Research Innovation Center, India)
Peter Roelofsma (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Ambient Assisted Living 
Group, Netherlands)
Tomasz M. Rutkowski (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Fariba Sadri (Imperial College, Department of Computing, UK)
Maarten Sierhuis (NASA Ames Research Center, Human-Centered Computing, USA)
Elizabeth Sklar (City University of New York, Brooklyn College, Dept of 
Computer and Information Science, USA)
WenZhan Song (Georgia State University, Department of Computer Science)
Ron Sun (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Cognitive Science Department, 
Bruce H. Thomas (University of South Australia Mawson Lakes, Wearable 
Computer Lab, Australia)
Jan Treur (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Agent Systems Research Group, 

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