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Second call for papers, apologies for cross-posting.

                            2nd International Workshop on
                 HUMAN-CENTRIC INTERFACES FOR AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE
                                    (HCIAmI'11)

To be held during the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'11)
                    Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
                                    26 July 2011

Following the success of HCIAmI'10 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2010), HCIAmI'11 will provide a forum to explore the concepts and applications of the multi-disciplinary area of human-centric interfaces, modelling, and computing for Ambient Intelligence application design.

It will enable the exchange of experiences from around the world concerning the use of technologies which offer unobtrusive, intuitive, or adaptive interfaces. These technologies have a major potential to make systems easier to use for more people, freeing ordinary citizens of the paradoxical chains that devices impose on them.

The goal is to replace the classical paradigm of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in which users have to adapt themselves to computers by learning how to use them, with a new one (where the same acronym refers to Human-Centric Interfaces) in which computers adapt to users and learn how to interact with them in the most natural way. This is consistent with an increasing interest in human-centric computing, which is reflected in publications across a variety of disciplines, as well as in commercial products offering enriched user experiences in leisure, safety and well-being.

Given the importance of human-centric computing in application design, the workshop will provide a perspective to the research potentials in applying technology to Ambient Intelligence, as well as call for collaboration among researchers in the fields involved. New concepts and methods based on vision processing, automatic speech recognition and synthesis, dialogue management, handwriting, biometric interpretation, and multi-modal data acquisition and processing will be of particular interest.

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the event, which will be a volume in the Book Series on Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments: http://www.iospress.nl/loadtop/load.php?isbn=aise

Web page of the workshop:
http://www.ugr.es/~rlopezc/conferences/HCIAmI11

Topics of interest to the workshop include but are not limited to:
- Adaptive user interfaces
- Interactive learning methods
- Applications in smart homes
- Sensor fusion for human interfaces
- Multi-user interaction analysis
- Occupancy sensing and services
- Assistive technologies
- Vision-based interfaces and applications
- Audio, speech recognition and synthesis
- Dialogue systems
- Multimodal interfaces
- Human-in-the-loop methods
- Context modelling and processing
- Interactive machine learning


IMPORTANT DATES:
- Deadline for submitting full papers: 28 March 2011
- Notification of acceptance: 25 April 2011
- Submission of final version of papers: 9 May 2011
- Deadline for reduced-fee registration: 9 May 2011
- Workshop: 25-26 July 2011

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS:
Authors must submit papers of up to 10-12 pages written using the IOS Press templates available at:
http://www.iospress.nl/authco/instruction_crc.html
Papers should be submitted to the online system for the workshop:
https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/HCIAMI2011


REGISTRATION:
At least one author for each accepted paper must register in the workshop and present the
paper. Registration must be done using the IE'11 Conference registration system:
http://intelligentenvironments.org/conferences/ie11


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:
Xavier Alamán, University Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Masahiro Araki, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
Zoraida Callejas, University of Granada, Spain
Federico Castanedo, Juan Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain 
Josep Chaloupka, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic
Maurice Chu, Palo Alto Research Center, USA
Klaus-Peter Engelbrecht, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Carles Fernández, University Autňnoma de Barcelona, Spain 
Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Gary Geunbae Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
David Griol, Juan Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
Guttemberg Guerra-filho, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Tobias Heinroth, Ulm University, Germany
Dirk Heylen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Kristiina Jokinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Michael McTear, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Wolfgang Minker, Ulm University, Germany
Sebastian Möller, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Germán Montoro, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Aaron Quigley, University of St Andrews, UK
Markku Turunen, University of Tampere, Finland
Chen Wu, Google Inc., USA 
Kaisheng Yao, Microsoft Corporation, USA
Xiaotao Zou, MorphoTrak Inc., USA


WORKSHOP ORGANISERS:
Ramón López-Cózar Delgado
University of Granada, Spain
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Hamid Aghajan
Stanford University, USA
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Ronald Poppe
University of Twente, Netherlands
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