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     SHISE - Smart Humans in Smart Environments


Special Track at FLAIRS-21, Miami, Florida, 15-17 May 2008


In this Special Track, we will investigate methods of analyzing and
producing intelligent behaviour occurring in the interaction between
humans and technology in their environment. New developments in
ubiquitous, pervasive computing, sensor networks, mobile agents, smart
homes, on one side, and the increasing use of sophisticated interaction
methods between humans and these technologies, on the other side, are at
the core of this investigation. Compared to other conferences and
workshops, which concentrate on technical issues related to ubiquitous
environments, we want to focus specifically on intelligent behaviours
involved in the interaction between humans and such environments.

We consider both sides in this investigation: humans exposing
intelligent behaviours, to which an environment has to react and respond
properly, and intelligent technical systems, which exhibit human-like
capabilities e.g. in communication, observation, acting, and learning.

Topic Areas
     * Models and Modalities of Interaction
           o speech and language as interaction medium
           o gestures and facial expressions
           o multi-modal communication
           o social interaction; social behaviours; roles
           o interaction norms; ethics
     * Interaction Environments
           o user-controlled environments, e.g. speech or gesture
             controlled devices
           o smart environments, e.g. adaptive services, smart houses
           o ubiquitous environments, e.g. sensor networks, mobile
             agents, internet
           o virtual and physical agents
     * Methods and Techniques
           o action modelling, observation and recognition; behaviour
             analysis; plan recognition
           o context modelling, e.g. action and interaction context
           o environment modelling, e.g. physical, spatial environment
           o temporal and spatial reasoning
           o knowledge representation and ontology
     * Learning and Adaptation
           o adaptive systems and services
           o personalization of services
           o learning of interaction behaviours
           o learning through interaction, imitation learning
     * Applications and Technical Realization

Important Dates
     * Paper submission: * 21 November 2007*
     * Author notification: 21 January 2008
     * Camera-ready copy: 21 February 2008

Paper Submission
All papers accepted for the special track will be included in the
conference proceedings published by AAAI.
Submission instructions online.

Program Committee
     * Elisabeth Andre, University of Augsburg, Germany
     * Jamal Bentahar, Concordia University, Canada
     * Abdelhamid Bouchachia, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
     * Andrei Doncescu, French National Organization for Scientific
       Research (LAAS CNRS), France
     * Hakan Duman, University of Essex, United Kingdom
     * Javier Garcia Villalba, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
     * Karin Harbusch, University of Koblenz, Germany
     * Stephen Helmreich, CRL, USA
     * John Herbert, University College Cork, Ireland
     * Pourang Irani, University of Manitoba, Canada
     * Geert-Jan Kruijff, DFKI, Germany
     * Xin Lu, North Side Inc., Canada
     * Peter Mueller, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland
     * Jong Hyuk Park, Kyungnam University, Korea
     * Charles Rich, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
     * Claudia Roda, American University of Paris, France
     * Nicolas Sabouret, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6, France
     * Lorenz Sichelschmidt, University of Bielefeld, Germany
     * Tran Cao Son, New Mexico State University, USA
     * Ankur Teredesai, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
     * Robert Trypuz, Institute for Applied Ontology, Italy
     * Zhiwen Yu, Kyoto University, Japan
     * Ron Zacharski, University of Mary Washington, USA
     * Mary Zajeck, Oxford Brookes University, Great Britain
     * Haiyi Zhang, Acadia University, Canada

Track Chairs
Christel Kemke, Department of Computer Science, University of Manitoba,
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Sajid Hussain, Department of Computer Science, Acadia University, Canada
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Dr. Christel Kemke
Department of Computer Science
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2, Canada

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