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AIoT 2016 : Special session “Affordances in the Internet of Things” (AIoT) at COIOTE ‘16

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Link: http://coiot.org/2016/show/news
 
When Oct 26, 2016 - Oct 27, 2016
Where Covilhã, Portugal
Submission Deadline May 17, 2016
Notification Due Jun 12, 2016
Final Version Due Aug 5, 2016
Categories    internet of things   IOT   artificial intelligence   HCI
 

Call For Papers

Special session “Affordances in the Internet of Things” (AIoT) at COIOTE ‘16 The 3rd EAI International Conference on Software Defined Wireless Networks and Cognitive Technologies for IoT - October 26–27, 2016 | Covilhã, Portugal

This special session aims to create an interdisciplinary community around the multi-faceted IoT domain, where different points of view can better push the boundaries towards deeper artificial intelligence systems and new interaction modalities.

MOTIVATION
The second edition of the “Affordances in the Internet of Things” (AIoT) special session wants to be a container of different contributions coming from distinct research areas related to the world of the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular, the “things” in the “Internet of things” usually contain some knowledge about inputs from the environment and the outputs they need to achieve. For this reason, they “have to know” what will surround them a priori. However, this limits the power of intelligent IoT systems where devices can dynamically learn from their neighbors and change their activity accordingly. In a sense, we would revisit the concept “the whole is not the sum of its parts” in the IoT domain.

The aim of AIoT is twofold: to stimulate the debate on Knowledge Representation strategies where aspects like subjectivity, time, roles, and context play some crucial role within the modeling of an IoT system; to generate insights on the physical nature of the “things” in the IoT, which open new challenges for human-computer interaction.

With AIoT, IoT engineers, computer scientists, interaction designers, psychologists and sociologists are invited to meet each other sharing ideas, problems, and solutions.

TYPE OF RELEVANT CONTRIBUTIONS
- Ideas on the use of the concept of “affordances” in the Internet Of Things
- General statements about current and future functionalities in the Internet Of Things under a cognitive perspective
- Reflections and Insights on how IoT can change Human-Computer Interaction
- Real Cases, problems, implemented solutions and evaluations
- Applications of research coming from different fields to the AIoT vision
- Statements on the impact of cognitive-based IoT technologies

TOPICS
Relevant workshop topics include but are not limited to:

- Cognitive Internet of Things - Roles and Agents
- User Modeling
- Language and perception
- Affordances in HCI
- Design of IoT devices
- Interaction modalities for wearable devices
- Smart materials and their properties
- User studies on IoT devices
- Knowledge representation
- Time and Geospatial knowledge
- Multi-agent technologies
- Distributed Systems
- Pragmatics and Context
- Artificial intelligence for IoT devices
- Ontology alignment and matching
- Gibsonian affordances in the IoT
- Embodied cognition

SUBMISSION
All submissions must be written in English and submitted as PDF files.

All submissions must use the LNCS style.

Papers (max 4 Pages) must be submitted electronically using the Confy system (http://confy.eai.eu/52190) session track “Affordances in the Internet of Things”.

ORGANIZERS
Alice Ruggeri. University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
Luigi Di Caro. University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
Federica Cena. University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
Amon Rapp. University of Torino, Torino, Italy.

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