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NOTION 2016 : Human Behaviour Monitoring, Interpretation and Understanding


When Jun 29, 2016 - Jul 1, 2016
Where Corfu Island, Greece
Submission Deadline Mar 28, 2016
Notification Due Apr 10, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 30, 2016
Categories    ambient intelligence   intelligent environments   assisted living   pervasive computing

Call For Papers

** About the Workshop **

The health care systems in Europe and the most developed countries in the world are faced with challenging transition processes due to demographic change. The increase of the elderly population and the expectation of life brings about serious risks, with some profound socio and economic impact on our societies. To reduce the burden of social care, integration of existing unobtrusive, easy-to-use and transparent monitoring systems are proven to be an acceptable solution by the elderly and their careers. The ultimate goal of research is to replace the carer with a virtual intelligent carer capable of interpretation and understanding of their activities.

Many technological advances in monitoring systems are developed. Ambient Intelligence have been adopted as a term referring to environments that are sensitive and responsive to the presence of people and it is a candidate to become the next wave of computing. Indeed, this novel computing approach is aimed to extend ubiquitous vision by incorporating intrinsic intelligence in pervasive systems. This idea enables the study, design and development of embodiments for smart environments that not only react to human events through sensing, interpretation and service provision, but also learn and adapt their operation and services to the users over time. These embodiments employ contextual information when available, and offer unobtrusive and intuitive interfaces to their users.

The aim of this workshop is to encompass valuable research and achievement in the monitoring, interpretation and understanding of human behaviour through smart technologies. There are many readily available monitoring systems to monitor people in their own home environment. However, there are challenges ahead with respect to interpretation and understanding of the sensory data and linked that with the actual activity representing a specific behaviour.

** Workshop Goals **

The workshop aims to attract researchers who are involved in research related to human activities monitoring and recognition. The participants will have the opportunity to present their research and discuss with fellow researchers the state of the art solutions. Novel and innovative contribution relate to the topics of the workshop mentions above are welcomed.

** Topics & Motivation **

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Ambient assisted living
Activity & action recognition
Affective computing
Ambient intelligence for healthcare
Ambient intelligence services
Behaviour analysis for alerts
Behavioural grouping
Benchmarking, databases & simulation tools
Context-awareness & semantic modeling
Fall detection
Human behavioural analysis
Hybrid intelligent systems for ubiquitous computing
Intelligent Living Environments
Mobile social networks
Semantic analysis
Sensing & reasoning technology
Sensing technologies & measurements
Signal fusion in ubiquitous environments
Smart coaching systems
Smart homes
Social sensor networks applications for cognitive & physical health
User mobility modeling & location tracking
User-centric computing
Video-based human behaviour understanding
Vision-based system
Wireless sensor network applications

** Organizers **

- Professor Ahmad Lotfi (Primary Contact)
School of Science & Technology, Nottingham Trent Univ., UK

- Dr Caroline Langensiepen
School of Science & Technology, Nottingham Trent Univ., UK

- Professor Enrique Gomez
Bioengineering & Telemedicine Group, Technical Univ. of Madrid, Spain

- Dr Pedro Moreno
Bioengineering & Telemedicine Group, Technical Univ. of Madrid, Spain

** Submission Guidelines & Important Dates **

Paper Submission: Mar 13, 2016
Paper Notification: Mar 31, 2016
Camera-Ready Paper: Apr 30, 2016
Paper submissions should follow PETRA'16 general guidelines found at

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