C A L L F O R P A P E R S
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON INTELLIGENT USER INTERFACES FOR AMBIENT
In conjunction with
2008 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI
Maspalomas, Canarian Islands, January 13th, 2008
Paper Submission Due (extended): November 21th,
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) has emerged as one important application
of Ambient Intelligence (AmI) due to the severe demographical and social
changes facing industrialized countries. The vision of AAL is to provide
technologies for supporting (elderly) people in their daily lives,
allowing them to grow old in their own homes. AAL should therefore
provide equipment and automated services that enable senior citizens to
stay in their own homes longer, living independent and self-determined
lives and thus avoiding the move to a nursing home.
A suitable AAL system should allow people to interact with it in a
natural and personalized way, taking into consideration their specific
interests, needs, and abilities as well as disabilities. They should
also be enabled to perform their tasks, e.g., checking their vital data
or controlling the home security system, by using any device available
in the system (which may vary dynamically at runtime). A User Interface
(UI) in AAL should therefore be multimodal, adaptive, and more
importantly, usable. Hence, IUI can be appropriate for AAL. The
challenging task of designing such UIs is the motivation for this
This workshop will thus offer the opportunity for researchers in the
fields of AmI technology, cognitive psychology, (intelligent) user
interface design, and context awareness to discuss the state of the art
in each field with regard to the specificities of AAL. The main goal,
however, should be the setup of an international research community for
IUI4AAL, and the formulation of a corresponding research and cooperation
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Acceptance studies for adaptive UI, for example on the way people
perceive and accept adaptable UIs.
- Modality selection and combination approaches, for example determining
suitable interaction modalities for the elderly and the criteria used to
select and combine/integrate them.
- UI design patterns / guidelines / concepts for intelligent user
- Approaches for intelligent user interfaces for life-long learning.
- Mobile User Interfaces to address AAL everywhere (indoor / outdoor).
- Approaches for determining the usability of integrated
devices/systems, stating, for example, how the usability of the whole
system depends on the subsystems/devices.
- Models and technologies for (dis)ability recognition, allowing, for
instance, adapting the UI to the individual needs at runtime.
Prospective workshop participants are invited to submit a position paper
or demonstration related to one or more of the main topics. A position
paper does not necessarily need to include proven solutions. Position
papers that raise relevant questions, or describe successful or
unsuccessful practices, or describe experience, will all be welcome.
Demonstrations should illustrate practical applications of systems that
are in use, under development, or at a testing or prototype stage. The
paper and demonstrator selection will be based upon the relevance of a
paper to the main topics, as well as upon ist quality and potential for
generating relevant discussions.
Position papers should not exceed six pages in length, while the body of
demo papers should not exceed three pages. Submissions should be sent as
PDF to the primary contact address (e-mail: [log in to unmask]).
Please use the ACM IUI paper format for submissions. Details on this
format are available at http://www.iuiconf.org/cfp.html.
Workshop paper submissions (extended): Wednesday, 21 November, 2007,
5pm US EDT (2100
Workshop paper notification: Saturday, 3 December, 2007
Camera-ready paper due: Sunday, 13 December, 2007, 5pm US EDT (2100
Workshop: Sunday, January 13, 2008
Kizito Ssamula Mukasa, Fraunhofer IESE (Germany)
Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz (Austria)
Arthur Karshmer, University of San Francisco (USA)
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