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Wednesday November 10, 2010
08.30 am – 09.00 am Welcome & registration
09:00 am – 05.00 pm Parallel Workshops
Thursday November 11, 2010
08.30 – 09.00 am
09.00 – 09.10 am
09.10 – 10. 10 am
10.10 – 10.30 am
10.30 – 11.30 am
11.30 – 11.45 am
11.45 – 12.45 am
12.45 – 01.45 pm
01.45 – 02.45 pm
02.45 – 03.00 pm
03.05 – 04.05 pm
04.05 – 04.20 pm
04.20 – 05.15 pm
05.15 pm
Friday November 12, 2010
08.30 – 09.00 am Welcome & registration
09.00 – 09.10 am Opening
09.10 – 10.10 am Sensing
10.05 – 10.20 am Break
10.20 – 11.20 am Landscapes 2
11.20 – 11.35 am Break
11.35 – 12.45 am Sensing
12.45 – 01.45 pm Lunch
Posters & Demos
01.45 – 02.45 pm Architectures
02.45 – 03.00 pm Break
03.00 – 03.40 pm Architectures | Sensing
03.40 – 03.55 pm Break
03.55 – 04.55 pm Keynote #2
04.55 pm Closing


November 10
08.30 am – 09.00 am Welcome & registration

09.00 am – 05.00 pm
8 Parallel Workshops:
Interaction Techniques in Real and Simulated Assistive Smart Environments
Pervasive Computing and Cooperative Environments in a Global Context
Pervasive Ergonomic Interfaces for Ageing Well
3rd International Workshop on Semantic Ambient Media Experience (NAMU Series) (SAME 2010)
Accessible user interfaces for future TV applications
Radically Innovative AAL Services
Convergence and Consolidation Towards Standard AAL Platforms
WS8 Local Industry
November 11
08.30 – 09.00 am
Welcome & registration
09.00 – 09.10 am
09.10 – 10.10 am
Keynote #1 Pr Lois Ferscha, Institute for Pervasive Computing (JKU), Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (Austria)
10.10 – 10.30 am
10.30 – 11.30 am
Landscapes 1

LS1: Ambient Intelligence Research Landscapes: Introduction and Overview – Norbert Streitz, Smart Future Initiative (Germany)

LS2: Challenges and Limitations of Intelligent Ambient Assisted Living Environments – Reiner Wichert, Fraunhofer IGD

LS3: The DFKI Competence Center for Ambient Assisted Living – Jochen Frey, DFKI GmbH (Germany)

11.30 – 11.45 am

11.45 – 12.45 am

FP1: Automating Routine Tasks in AmI Systems by Using Models at Runtime – Estefanía Serral, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)

FP2: Service Obtrusiveness Adaptation – Miriam Gil, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)

FP3: A Dynamic Time Warping Approach To Real-Time Activity Recognition for Food Preparation – Cuong Pham, Newcastle University (United Kingdom)

12.45 – 01.45 pm
Posters & Demos
01.45 – 02.45 pm

FP4: Refining interaction designs through simplicity – Pablo Muñoz, Centro de Investigación en Métodos de Producción de Software, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)

SP1: SeSaMoNet 2.0: Improving a Navigation System for Visually Impaired People – Eliseo Sciarretta, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)

SP3: Enhancing the Expressiveness of Fingers: Multi-touch Ring Menus for Everyday Applications – Dietrich Kammer, Technische Universität Dresden (Germany)

SP5: A concept for a first communication initiation for ambient intelligent industrial environments – Florian Floerchinger, SmartFactoryKL (Germany)


FP5: Semantic Visualization of Wireless Sensor Networks for Elderly Monitoring – Carsten Stocklöw, Fraunhofer IGD (Germany)

SP2: Plugin Driven Architecture for Intelligent Management of Building – Alessandro Bastari, Loccioni Group (Italy)

SP4: Privacy Policy Enforcement for Ambient Ubiquitous Services – Were Oyomno, Lappeenranta Univerisity of Technology (Finland)

SP6: A Bluetooth-based Device Management Platform for Smart Sensor Environment – Kin Choong Yow, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

02.45 – 03.00 pm
03.05 – 04.05 pm
Security & Privacy

FP6: Privacy Management and Control in ATRACO – Bastian Koenings, Ulm University (Germany)

FP8: AmbiSec: Securing Smart Spaces Using Entropy Harvesting – Paolo Barsocchi, ISTI-CNR (Italy)

FP10: Dynamic Privacy Management in Pervasive Sensor Networks – Joseph Paradiso, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)


: Place in perspective: Extracting online information about Points of Interest – Ana Alves, CISUC – University of Coimbra (Portugal)

FP9: Taxi-Aware Map: Identifying and predicting vacant taxis in the city – Santi Phithakkitnukoon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

FP11: Geo-Social Interaction: Context-Aware Help in Large Scale Public Spaces – Nasim Mahmud, Hasselt University (Belgium)

04.05 – 04.20 pm
04.20 – 05.15 pm

FP12: The Operator Guide: An Ambient Persuasive Interface in the Factory – Alexander Meschtscherjakov, University of Salzburg (Austria)

FP13: Reduction of driver stress using AmI technology while driving in motorway merging sections – Kashif Zia, Institut für Pervasive Computing, Johannes Kepler Universität, Linz (Austria)

SP10: Selective Delivery of Points of Interest – Nuno Gil Fonseca, Centro de Informática e Sistemas da Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)

05.15 pm
Social Event at "Enoteca Cropani"
November 12
08.30 – 09.00 am Welcome & registration
09.00 – 09.10 am Opening
09.10 – 10.10 am Sensing

FP16: Exploiting Acoustic Source Localization for Context Classification in Smart Environments – Christian Kleine-Cosack, TU Dortmund University (Germany)

FP17: Real-Time Gaze Tracking for Public Displays – Clemens Holzmann, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences (Austria)

SP7: Investigation and Demonstration of Local Positioning System using Ultrasonic Sensors for Wide Indoor Areas – Takashi Hada, Kanagawa Institute of Technology (Japan)
10.05 – 10.20 am Break
10.20 – 11.20 am Landscapes 2

LS4: Intersecting the Architecture of the Internet of Things with the Future Retail Industry – Carsten Magerkurth, SAP Research (Switzerland)

LS5: On the Role of ExperienceLab in Professional Domain Ambient Intelligence Research – Evert van Loenen, Philips Research (The Netherlands)

LS6: The Christian Doppler Laboratory on Contextual Interfaces – Thomas Grill, University of Salzburg (Austria)
11.20 – 11.35 am Break
11.35 – 12.45 am Sensing

FP14: Subjective Difficulty Estimation for Interactive Learning by Sensing Vibration Sound on Desk Panel – Nana Hamaguchi, Osaka University (Japan)

FP18: An Agent-based Approach to Care in Independent Living – Bostjan Kaluza, Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia)

SP8: Automatic Pedestrian Detection and Counting Applied to Urban Planning – Nicolas Hueber, Institut franco-allemand de recherches de Saint-Louis (Ville de Mulhouse)

SP9: This is me: Using Ambient Voice Patterns for In-Car Positioning – Christian Müller, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (Germany)
12.45 – 01.45 pm Lunch
Posters & Demos
01.45 – 02.45 pm Architectures

FP19: Making AAL Platforms a Reality – Antonio Kung, Trialog (France)

FP20: A unified architecture for supporting direct tag-based and indirect registry-based resource discovery – Babak A. Farshchian, SINTEF (Norway)

FP15: Ontology Driven Piecemeal Development of Smart Spaces – Eila Ovaska, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)

02.45 – 03.00 pm Break
03.00 – 03.40 pm Architectures

FP21: Multilevel and Hybrid Architecture for Device Abstraction and Context Information Management in Smart Home Environments – Víctor Peláez, Fundación CTIC (Spain)

FP23: An Open Distributed Framework for Adaptive User Interaction in Ambient Intelligence – Mohammad-Reza Tazari, Fraunhofer IGD (Germany)


FP22: A Distributed Many-Camera System for Multi-Person Tracking – Claus Lenz, Technische Universität München (Germany)

FP24: A Vision-Based System for Object Identification and Information Retrieval in a Smart Home – Dorothy Monekosso, University of Ulster (UK)

03.40 – 03.55 pm Break
03.55 – 04.55 pm Keynote #2 Prof. Dr. Adrian David Cheok, Mixed Reality Lab, National University of Singapore

Ambient Intelligence from Multi-sense Physical Interactive Communication

This talk outlines new facilities within ambient media spaces supporting embodied interaction between humans, animals, and computation both socially and physically, with the aim of novel interactive communication and entertainment and thus developing a type of ambient intelligence involving computers, humans, and other species. We aim to develop new types of human communications and entertainment environments which can increase support for multi-person multi-modal interaction and remote presence. In this talk, we present an alternative ubiquitous computing environment based on an integrated design of real and virtual worlds. We discuss some different research prototype systems for interactive communication and play. The functional capabilities implemented in these systems include mixed reality, tangible interaction, and human media spaces.

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04.55 pm Closing


Pr. Dr. Adrian David Cheok
Mixed Reality Lab, National University of Singapore
Adrian David Cheok ( is Director of the Mixed Reality Lab, National University of Singapore. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He became Full Professor in Keio University, Graduate School of Media Design from April 2008.
He has previously worked in real-time systems, soft computing, and embedded computing in Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (Osaka, Japan). He has been working on research covering mixed reality, human-computer interfaces, wearable computers and ubiquitous computing, fuzzy systems, embedded systems, power electronics. He has successfully obtained funding for externally funded projects in the area of wearable computers and mixed reality from Nike, National Oilwell Varco, Defense Science Technology Agency, Ministry of Communications and Arts, National Arts Council, Singapore Science Center, Hougang Primary School. The research output has included numerous high quality academic journal papers, research awards, keynote speeches, international exhibitions, numerous government demonstrations including to the President and Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, broadcast television worldwide broadcasts on his research (such as CNN/CNBC/ABC/Discovery/National Geographic etc.), and hundreds of international press media articles.

In the Mixed Reality Lab, he leads a team of over 30 researchers and students. He has been a keynote and invited speaker at numerous international conferences and events. He was invited to exhibit for two years in the Ars Electronica Museum of the Future, launching in the Ars Electronica Festival 2003. His works “Human Pacman”, “Magic Land”, and “Metazoa Ludens”, were each selected as one of the worlds top inventions by Wired and invited to be exhibited in Wired NextFest 2005 and 2007.

He was awarded the Hitachi Fellowship, the A-STAR Young Scientist of the Year Award, and the SCS Singapore Young Professional of the Year Award. He was invited to be the Singapore representative of the United Nations body IFIP SG 16 on Entertainment Computing and the founding and present Chairman of the Singapore Computer Society Special Interest Group on Entertainment Computing. He was awarded an Associate of the Arts award by the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, Singapore. He was awarded as Fellow in Education, World Technology Network. He was awarded a Microsoft Research Award for Gaming and Graphics. He received the C4C Children Competition Prize for best interaction media for children, the Integrated Art Competition Prize by the Singapore Land Transport Authority, Creativity in Action Award, and the Nokia Mindtrek Award. He was awarded Young Global Leader 2008 by the World Economic Forum. This honour is bestowed each year by the World Ecomonic Forum to recognize and acknowledge the top young leaders from around the world for the professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world.

He is Editor/Associate Editor of the following academic journals: Transactions on Edutainment (Springer), ACM Computers in Entertainment, Advances in Human Computer Interaction, International Journal of Arts and Technology (IJART), Journal of Recent Patents on Computer Science, The Open Electrical and Electronic Engineering Journal, International Journal of Entertainment Technology and Management (IJEntTM), Virtual Reality (Springer-Verlag), International Journal of Virtual Reality, and The Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting.

Adrian David Cheok, who was born and raised in Adelaide Australia, graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) with First Class Honors in 1992 and an Engineering PhD in 1998.


Pr. Lois Ferscha
Institute for Pervasive Computing (JKU)
Linz (Austria)
Alois Ferscha was with the Department of Applied Computer Science at the University of Vienna at the levels of assistant and associate professor (1986-1999). In 2000 he joined the University of Linz as full professor where he heads the Excellence Initiative “Pervasive Computing”, the department of Pervasive Computing, the Research Studio Pervasive Computing Applications and RIPE (Research Institute of Pervasive Computing).

Currently he is focused on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Networked Embedded Systems, Embedded Software Systems, Wireless Communication, Multiuser Cooperation, Distributed Interaction and Distributed Interactive Simulation. He has lead international EU funded projects (EU FP7, FET: SAPERE, HC2, PANORAMA, SOCIONICAL, OPPORTUNITY; EU FP6, FET: BeyondTheHorizon, InterLink, CRUISE), but also national projects (DISPLAYS, SPECTACLES, PowerSaver, WirelessCampus, MobiLearn) research, and holds tight cooperation with industrial stakeholders (SIEMENS Project FACT, IBM Project VRIO). SPECTACLES (Autonomous Wearable Display Systems) in cooperation with Silhouette International, INSTAR (Information and Navigation Systems Through Augmented Reality) (2001-2003), Siemens München, AG, CT-SE-1, BISANTE, EU/IST, Broadband Integrated Satellite Network Traffic Evaluation (1999-2001), Peer-to-Peer Coordination (2001– ), Siemens München, AG, CT-SE-2, Context Framework for Mobile User Applications (2001– ), Siemens München, AG, CT-SE-2, WebWall, Communication via Public Community Displays, Connect Austria (2001-2002), VRIO, Virtual Reality I/O, with GUP JKU, IBM Upper Austria (2002-2003), MobiLearn, Computer Science Any-Time Any-Where, (2002-2004), Mobile Sports Community Services, (SMS Real Time Notification at Vienna City Marathon 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002; Berlin Marathon 2000, 2001, 2002), etc. Ferscha has published more than 150 technical papers on topics related to pervasive and distributed computing.

He has served on editorial boards of renowned international scientific journals (e.g. Pervasive and Mobile Computing (Elsevier), Transactions of the Society for Computer Simulation), on steering and programme committees of several conferences like PERVASIVE, UMBICOMP, ISWC, WWW, PADS, DIS-RT, SIGMETRICS, MASCOTS, MSWiM, MobiWac, TOOLS, Euro-Par, PNPM, ICS, etc. to name a few. His activities and recognition in the Pervasive Computing and Wearable Computing research communities is expressed by e.g. his chairing PERVASIVE 2004 (Programme Chair), and ISWC’09 (General Chair). In the parallel and distributed simulation community he e.g. served as the General Chair of the IEEE/ACM/SCS 11th Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation (PADS’97), as Program Committee chair for the PADS’98, Program Chair for the Seventh International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS’99), and recently the 12-th IEEE International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2008).

Alois Ferscha is an active consultant to the IST FET group within the Commission of the European Communities, Information Society and Media Directorate-General, and to the Austrian bm-wf and bm-vit. He is Austria’s representative in IFIP TC-10 (International Federation for Information Processing, TC10 – Computer Systems Technology).
As an invited researcher or guest professor he was visiting the Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita di Torino, Italy, at the Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita di Genoa, Italy, at the Computer Science Department, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, Maryland, U.S.A., and at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A. Alois Ferscha is member of the OCG, GI, ACM, IEEE and holds the Heinz-Zemanek Award for distinguished contributions in computer science, the Cross Border Award 2009 and the “Innovationspreis 2009”.

 Other Speakers:

Ana Alves
CISUC, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Member of Ambient Intelligence Laboratory (AmILab) at Cognitive and Media Systems group (CMS), part of the Center of Informatics and Systems of University of Coimbra (CISUC) and finalist PhD Student in Science and Information Technology from Faculty of Engineering and Technology of the University of Coimbra, Ana Oliveira Alves is also teaching assistant in Coimbra Institute of Engineering.
Her thesis is titled “Semantic Enrichment of Places” and deals mainly in to represent public places of interest in a more meaningful way. In a first phase the work was focused to collect massive amount of POI and event information located at different cities. Next, it is planned to implement semantic search and detect patterns to discover how cities are organized (land-use classification) and     its dynamic behavior (correlation between people presence and event/POI distribution along space and time).

Martin Eggers
TUM – Technische Universität München, Germany
Martin Eggers is a doctoral student in the Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group (IAS) at Technische Universität München (TUM) since 2009, working under the supervision of Prof. Bernd Radig, and is affiliated with the Cognition for Technical Systems (CoTeSys) cluster of the excellence initiative of the german federal government. He is working in the field of image analysis on distributed multi-camera systems, his special research interests lie with distributed person tracking and human action interpretation (gesture, facial expressions). He studied computer science with a minor in economics, receiving his diploma (MSc equivalent) degree in 2009.

Florian Flörchinger
SmartFactoryKL, Germany
Florian Flörchinger born on 20.04.1980 in Pirmasens (Germany) completed his study of the mechanical engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern in 2006. From 2006-2010 he worked as a researcher at the University of Kaiserslautern in the institute of production automation. Additionally he was employed at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in the research department for Innovative Factory Systems. During this time he collected experiences regarding the conception and development of human machine interfaces in a number of industrial projects. Furthermore, he acquired knowledge about IoT-Technologies through his research in the project “SemProM”, founded by the German Government. In this project Mr. Flörchinger deals essential with the construction, the initial operation, planning and realization of fair demonstrators and the further development of the SmartFactoryKL. Beginning of 2010 he works full-time for the SmartFactoryKL, the first manufacturer-neutral, European demo factory for the industrial application of modern information technologies.

Miriam Gil
Research Center on Software Production, University of Valencia, Spain
Miriam Gil is a researcher and PhD student in the Centro de Investigación en Métodos de Producción de Software (Research Center on Software ProductionMethods) at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain. Her research interests include model driven development, context-awareness, considerate computing, and mobile and ubiquitous computing. She has published several contributions to well-known international conferences (Pervasive, UCAmI, AmI).

Nan-Wei Gong
MIT Media Laboratory, USA
Nan-Wei Gong is currently a PhD student in the Responsive Environments Group at MIT Media Laboratory.  She received a B.S. (2005) and a M.S (2007) in Materials Science and Engineering from National Tsing Hua University and a S.M (2009) in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab. Her research interests include embedded sensing systems and pervasive sensor networks for augmenting human-computer interaction and multimedia experiences. Her work also involves the privacy and security issues behind the advancement of those technologies.

Nana Hamaguchi
Osaka University, Japan
Nana Hamaguchi graduated in 2009 from the Fuculty of Engineering Science at Osaka University, and currently she is a student of the Graduate School of Engineering Science there. She is engaged in research on ambient sensing.

Bostjan Kaluza
Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Bostjan Kaluza is a PhD student, research assistant at the Department of Intelligent systems at Jožef Stefan Institute (Slovenia), and a teaching assistant at International Jožef Stefan Postgraduate School. He completed the Bachelor of Science degree in computer science at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana in 2008. Bostjan’s research is focused on modeling human behavior from spatial-temporal data using machine learning techniques, multi-agent systems, and stream mining. The main application areas of his research are security and remote health care domain. Currently, he is a visiting researcher on the Teamcore research group at University of Southern California, where he is working on detection of suspicious behavior through trajectories of people at the airport.

Dietrich Kammer
Research Associate, Technische Universitt Dresden, Germany
Dietrich Kammer is a research associate and doctoral candidate at Technische Universitt Dresden, Germany. He holds a degree in media computer science and has been engaged in component oriented software engineering at Technische Universitt Dresden and computer graphics at Parthenope University of Naples, Italy. Currently, his work is focused on multi-touch technology. A key interest is the formalization of gestural interaction for use in appropriate frameworks. Other interests are information visualization, faceted search, and novel interaction techniques in the context of Ambient Intelligence.

Bastian Könings
ULM University, Germany
Bastian Könings is a PhD student and research assistant in computer science at Ulm University.
His main research interests are security and privacy in the context of mobile and ubiquitous computing.
His work focus on designing and developing novel privacy models, frameworks and tools,
which ease the way users perceive and control their privacy settings in future smart environments.
In this context he considers territorial privacy as one of the most important privacy aspects.
He is actively involved in the EU-funded research project ATRACO to integrate privacy and trust mechanisms.
He is the recipient of a CAST security award.

Carsten Magerkurth
SAP Research, Switzerland
Carsten Magerkurth is a senior researcher at SAP (Switzerland) AG. He is currently active in the field of Pervasive Computing working on a reference architecture for the Internet of Things. He has been involved in several EU funded and national projects such as Ambient Agoras, AMIGO, SToP, SemProM, and recently IoT-A. Before joining SAP in 2007, he was head of the research division AMBIENTE at Fraunhofer IPSI in Darmstadt, Germany. He holds a Master and a PhD degree in Psychology and Computer Science from Mainz University and Braunschweig University, Germany.


Nasim Mahmud
Hasselt University, Belgium
I am a PhD student in the Expertise Centre for Digital Media (EDM), a research institute at Hasselt University, Belgium.My general research interest fits in the Human-Computer Interaction and Ubiquitous Computing. Currently I am investigating how Social Interaction by exploiting Social Network can be beneficial to help people in need, especially in a large scale ubiquitous computing public space.  Prior to joining EDM, I studied masters in Interactive Systems Engineering (ISE), in the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), a joint department between Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden and Stockholm University (SU), Sweden. I have also spent some time working as a researcher(ex-job) in SatPoint AB, Sweden.Lately I have co/authored specialized mobile social networking software framework, Ubiquitous Help System(UHS) and an extension to it, Ubiquitous Help System for People with Dementia(dUHS).For my PhD, I work withProfessor Dr. Karin ConinxandProfessor Dr. Kris Luyten.

Alexander Meschtscherjakov
Human-Computer Interaction & Usability Unit and Christian Doppler Laboratory "Contextual Interfaces"
ICT&S Center, University Salzburg
Alexander Meschtscherjakov is a PHD student at the University of Salzburg and is working as a HCI Research and Teaching Assistant at the HCI Unit of the ICT&S-Center at the University of Salzburg since 2007. He holds a master degree in Applied Computer Sciences from the University of Salzburg. He is and has been involved in several national and international projects (e.g. EU FP6 integrated project “Citizen Media”, RIM cooperation project “Emotional Attachment to Mobile Devices and Services”, Infineon cooperation on contextual interfaces within a semi-conductor factory, ESM study on work efficiency). Among other projects he is currently involved in the newly founded CD-Laboratory on contextual interfaces with a special focus on the automotive context. The center of his research interests is user automotive user interfaces, user experience, emotional product attachment, ambient intelligence, persuasion, and interdisciplinary HCI theories

Simone Mora
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Simone Mora is a Ph.D. student at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Simone is interested in collaboration technologies, pervasive computing and context awareness, ambient assisted living. He has a master degree in computer science and a bachelor degree in industrial engineering from "Universita’ degli Studi di Bergamo", Italy.

Pablo Muñoz
Department of Information Systems & Computation (DISC), University of Valencia, Spain
Pablo Muñoz is a PhD student in the Department of Information Systems and Computation (DISC) at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain. He is a member of the ProS Reseach Center and his research includes mobile design patterns, context-awareness, human computer interaction, end-user development, and pervasive computing.

Eila Ovaska
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Eila Ovaska obtained the MSc degree in 1995 and the PhD degree in 2000 in information processing science from the University of Oulu, Finland. Before graduation she worked fifteen years as a software engineer of embedded systems. Thereafter, she worked as a senior research scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and led the Software Architectures Group at VTT until September 2002. Since 2001 she has been working as a research professor at VTT and since 2002 also as an adjunct professor at the University of Oulu. She has acted as a reviewer for scientific journals and books and as a member of conference program committees. She has over 15 year expertise on software architecture design of pervasive computing environments. Recently she is working on semantic interoperability and QoS-aware self-adaptation of smart spaces. She has (co)authored more than 100 scientific publications and is a member of the IEEE.

Víctor Peláez
Fundacion CTIC, Spain
Víctor Peláez is a researcher in the R&D department at Fundación CTIC
( (Spain) since 2005. Immediately prior to that, he was developing research projects at University of Oviedo
(Spain) for three years. His current research interests include: architectures and middleware for device integration in smart environments, ambient assisted living environments and context information management. He has published scientific papers in the areas of ambient intelligence, smart homes and user interfaces. As part of his research activities, he is also a member of working groups promoted by Spanish and international associations such as W3C. He studied computer engineering at the University of Oviedo (Spain) and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the same university.

Cuong Pham
Newcastle University, UK
A PhD Student and Research Assistant in Culture Lab, School of Computing Science, Newcastle University. My research interests are Activity Recognition, Ambient Intelligence, Machine learning, Adaptive Learning. As a part of my PhD work, I have been developing a Real-time Activity Recognition framework based on Sensors embedded into objects (e.g. kitchen utensils) which can adapt to the user’s behaviours and work well even with a small training dataset. Togetther with my colleagues working on the Ambient kitchen project, we are developing applications based on AR framework in assisting age-related impaired people to live more independent at homes. For example, SNAP (SyNdetic Assistance Process) application for supporting people with dementia in making tea task, Recipe Tracker for helping old users to complete a recipe during their cooking process by reminding next steps the user should follow

Estefania Serral
Department of Information Systems and Computation (DISC), University of Valencia, Spain
Estefanía Serral is a PhD student in the Department of Information Systems and Computation (DISC) at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain. Her research involves conceptual modelling, model-driven development, automatic code generation, context-awareness, pervasive computing and task automation. She is a member of the ProS Research Center, and she has published several contributions to well-known international conferences and scientific journals (CAiSE, PMC, UIC, AmI.d, UCAmI, MOMPES, CICU, IDEAS, JISBD, ERCIM, etc.).

Andreas Sippl
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Andreas Sippl is a student at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. He received a BSc degree in informatics this year, and is currently working on his master thesis in the field of pervasive computing, in which he investigates the implicit and explicit interaction of people with large-scale public displays using gaze estimation. Additionally, Andreas is working for a software company, where he is developing web and mobile applications.

Mohammad-Reza (Saied) Tazari
Deputy head of department Interactive Multimedia Appliances
Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
Mohammad-Reza (Saied) Tazari is a senior researcher and the deputy head of the department Interactive Multimedia Appliances at Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany. He is also one of the individuals promoting the AAL Open Association (AALOA). His research interests are infrastructures supporting context awareness and service brokerage in AAL/AmI and mobile environments investigated within several projects, such as EMBASSI, map, servingo (German national projects), MUMMY and PERSONA (EU projects). Currently, he is a work package leader in the integrating project universAAL (EU-FP7) responsible for the open source reference implementation of the envisioned AAL platform.

Posters & Demos

Fifteen Demos & Posters on November 11 & 12:
1. Big Artificial Brain: from the computer to the ‘brainputer’
Clément Cineux – ISL (France)
2. Temporal and Angular Parameter Measurement of Simulated Falls in a Quasi-realistic Environment Using Accelerometry
Andreu Catala – UPC (Spain)
3. Towards a Federated Architecture for Future Supply Chains Systems
Nicolas Pauvre – GS1 France (France)
4. Autonomous Video Detection of Buses Based on a Neuronal Network Chip
Nicolas Hueber – ISL (France)
5. Place in perspective: Place in perspective: Extracting online information about Points of Interest
Ana Alves, CISUC – University of Coimbra (Portugal)
6. An Agent-based Approach to Care in Independent Living
Bostjan Kaluza – Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia)
7. Real-Time Gaze Tracking for Public Displays
Clemens Holzmann – Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences (Austria)
8. Interaction Techniques in Real and Simulated Assistive Smart Environments
Felix Kamieth, Research Scientist – Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, Darmstadt (Germany)
9. Pervasive Computing and Cooperative Environments in a global context
Kirusnapillai Selvarajah – Newcastle University (UK)
10. Designing Ambient Interactions – Pervasive Ergonomic Interfaces for Ageing Well (DAI’10)
Arjan Geven – CURE, Vienna (Austria)
11. Semantic Ambient Media Experience (SAME)
Artur Lugmayr – Tampere University of Technology (TUT) & lugYmedia Inc. (Finland)
12. AccessibleTV “Accessible user interfaces for future TV applications
Volker Hahn – Fraunhofer IGD (Germany)
13. Radically Innovative AAL Services
Juan-Pablo Lázaro – TSB (Spain)
14. Convergence and consolidation towards standard AAL platform services
Juan-Pablo Lázaro – TSB (Spain)
15. AALOA – the Open Association for Ambient Assisted Living
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