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Special session “Affordances in the Internet of Things” (AIoT) at COIOTE
‘16 The 3rd EAI International Conference on Software Defined Wireless
Networks and Cognitive Technologies for IoT - October 26–27, 2016 |
Covilhã, Portugal

This special session aims to create an interdisciplinary community around
the multi-faceted IoT domain, where different points of view can better
push the boundaries towards deeper artificial intelligence systems and new
interaction modalities.

Conference Website:

Paper Submission deadline 17 May 2016
Notification and Registration opens 12 June 2016
Camera-ready deadline 5 August 2016

Please submit to: session track “Affordances in
the Internet of Things”

The second edition of the “Affordances in the Internet of Things” (AIoT)
special session wants to be a container of different contributions coming
from distinct research areas related to the world of the Internet of Things
(IoT). In particular, the “things” in the “Internet of things” usually
contain some knowledge about inputs from the environment and the outputs
they need to achieve. For this reason, they “have to know” what will
surround them a priori. However, this limits the power of intelligent IoT
systems where devices can dynamically learn from their neighbors and change
their activity accordingly. In a sense, we would revisit the concept “the
whole is not the sum of its parts” in the IoT domain.

The aim of AIoT is twofold: to stimulate the debate on Knowledge
Representation strategies where aspects like subjectivity, time, roles, and
context play some crucial role within the modeling of an IoT system; to
generate insights on the physical nature of the “things” in the IoT, which
open new challenges for human-computer interaction.

With AIoT, IoT engineers, computer scientists, interaction designers,
psychologists and sociologists are invited to meet each other sharing
ideas, problems, and solutions.

- Ideas on the use of the concept of “affordances” in the Internet Of
- General statements about current and future functionalities in the
Internet Of Things under a cognitive perspective
- Reflections and Insights on how IoT can change Human-Computer Interaction
- Real Cases, problems, implemented solutions and evaluations
- Applications of research coming from different fields to the AIoT vision
- Statements on the impact of cognitive-based IoT technologies

Relevant workshop topics include but are not limited to:

- Cognitive Internet of Things - Roles and Agents
- User Modeling
- Language and perception
- Affordances in HCI
- Design of IoT devices
- Interaction modalities for wearable devices
- Smart materials and their properties
- User studies on IoT devices
- Knowledge representation
- Time and Geospatial knowledge
- Multi-agent technologies
- Distributed Systems
- Pragmatics and Context
- Artificial intelligence for IoT devices
- Ontology alignment and matching
- Gibsonian affordances in the IoT
- Embodied cognition

All submissions must be written in English and submitted as PDF files.

All submissions must use the LNCS style.

Papers (max 4 Pages) must be submitted electronically using the Confy
system ( session track “Affordances in the
Internet of Things”.

At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the conference
to present the paper(s).

Alice Ruggeri. University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
Luigi Di Caro. University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
Federica Cena. University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
Amon Rapp. University of Torino, Torino, Italy.

Amon Rapp Ph.D.

University of Torino - Computer Science Department Svizzera, 185 - Torino, Italy

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