2018 European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI 2018): Second Call for Papers

by George Angelos Papadopoulos, March 9, 2018

Ambient intelligence refers to normal working and living environments being
surrounded by embedded devices that can merge unobtrusively and in
natural ways using information and intelligence hidden in the network
connecting these devices (e.g. The Internet of Things). Such devices, each
specialised in one or more capabilities, are intended to work together based
on an infrastructure of intelligent systems, to provide a variety of services
improving safety, security and the quality of life in ordinary living, travelling
and working environments.

*** SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS ***


2018 European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI 2018)


Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus, 12-14 November, 2018


http://www.cyprusconferences.org/ami2018



Ambient intelligence refers to normal working and living environments being 

surrounded by embedded devices that can merge unobtrusively and in

natural ways using information and intelligence hidden in the network

connecting these devices (e.g. The Internet of Things). Such devices, each

specialised in one or more capabilities, are intended to work together based

on an infrastructure of intelligent systems, to provide a variety of services

improving safety, security and the quality of life in ordinary living, travelling

and working environments.



ABOUT AMI 2018


The 2018 European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI 2018) has a

focus on the role of Ambient Intelligence


"Towards a Smart and Human Centered Internet of Things".


We invite submissions of full and short papers as well as posters, presenting

original research. AmI 2018 is an interdisciplinary venue for leading

international researchers, designers, and practitioners that present and

discuss new results in Ambient Intelligence.


AmI builds on the success of thirteen predecessor conferences, which

started in 2003 with the EUSAI-event in Veldhoven, The Netherlands. More

information about the AmI series can be found here:

http://ami-conferences.org .


The Proceedings of AmI 2018 will be published by Springer in the Lecture

Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Furthermore, Springer will sponsor

the Best Paper Award with 1,000 EUR.



TOPICS


AmI 2018 will revolve around the focus topic “Towards a Smart and Human-

Centred Internet of Things” that follows the vision of Calm Technology,

where technology is useful but does not demand our full attention or

interfere with our usual behavior and activities.


Relevant research topics include, but are not limited to:


• Sensors and Actuators Networks

• Ambient Networking and Communication

• Mobile, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing

• Internet of Things and Interconnected devices

• Internet of Humans and Human Sensors

• Artificial Intelligence Models, Methods and Techniques

• Machine Learning, Data mining  and Big Data

• Modelling Context Awareness and Location-based Services

• Agent Technologies and Multi-agent Platforms

• Cloud Computing for Intelligent Ambients

• Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction

• Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality

• Symmetric Interaction in Real and Virtual worlds

• Reliability, Assurance and Safety

• Security, Privacy and Trust

• Systems Architecture and Middleware

• Software Development Methodologies and Tools

• Robotic Companions

• Industrial Internet and Industry 4.0

• Sustainability and Fair Trade

• Smart Homes and Intelligent buildings

• Energy Efficiency

• Ambient Assisted Living

• Healthcare and Well-being

• Smart Cities

• Connected Cars and Autonomous Driving

• Pervasive Games in Hybrid Worlds

• Ambient Intelligence Education

• Evaluation methods and techniques for Trials

• Citizen science, Living labs, Maker communities



PAPER AND POSTER SUBMISSION


Papers must be anonymized to facilitate blind review. Authors are

encouraged to minimize any references that may reveal the identity of the

authors and their institutions. Relevant references to an author's previous

research should not be suppressed but instead referenced in a neutral way.

All papers will be reviewed by at least three Program Committee members.


The length of each paper including figures and references may not exceed

16 pages for regular papers and 6 pages for short papers. The posters

session aims to collect papers showing work in progress and thus raise

opportunities to present and discuss current work in an informal setting.

These papers will be presented as posters in the conference. Poster

contributions may not exceed 2 pages, including figures and references.


For more information about what should be considered a regular, short

or poster contribution, please refer to the conference web site.


All paper and poster submissions must be written in English and submitted

in PDF format. Submission of a paper or poster should be regarded as an

undertaking that, should the paper or poster be accepted, at least one of the

authors will attend the conference to present the work.


For preparation of papers and posters please follow the instructions for

authors available at the Springer LNCS Web page

(http://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines).


Authors of full and short papers as well as posters are welcome to submit

using the conference review system:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ami2018 .


This year's best paper awards are graciously sponsored by Springer with

1,000 EUR.



SPECIAL ISSUE


The authors of the best papers to be accepted at AmI 2018 will be invited to

submit substantially extended and revised versions of their papers with at

least 70% new material to a special journal issue for AmI 2018 to be

published in the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanised Computing,

by Springer.



IMPORTANT DATES


• Paper and Poster Submissions due: 17th June 2018

• Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 22nd July 2018

• Camera-Ready Versions due: 29th July 2018

• Author Registration: 5th August 2018



ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


General Chair

• George Roussos, Birkbeck, University of London, UK


Program Chairs

• Achilleas D. Kameas, Hellenic Open University, Greece

• Kostas Stathis, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK


Workshops Chairs

• Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, University of Rome, Italy

• Fariba Sadri, Imperial College, UK


Local Organization Chair

• George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus