"Methods and Experiences of Ambient Intelligence"

Dipartimento di Informatica dell'Università di Bari, 

ISMIS 2006 Workshop, September 26th, 2006


Ambient Intelligence represents a long-term objective for European research. According to the EU IST Advisory Group (ISTAG) definition, it is characterized by ´the convergence of three key technologies, ubiquitous computing, ubiquitous communication and intelligent user-friendly interfaces, which embodies a laid-back mode of dialogue with integrated
service infrastructures in which ones everyday surroundings become the interface’.

Then, Ambient Intelligence (AmI) has the main goal to embed computer technologies and sensors in architectural environments that use artificial intelligence methods and techniques for reasoning about human actions and behavior within the environment and responding accordingly.The challenges that we envisage are related to the organization of multiple elements:

Since these pervasive computing technologies become deeply intertwined in our lives, the interaction with a smart environment may involve an intimate dimension in which people experience is affected not only by the task they need to perform, but also by the emotional and social context in which interaction occurs. Obviously, since achieving this ambitious objective requires exploiting a certain amount of personal and private data, trustworthiness of environments seems to be a key factor for their acceptance.

Artificial Intelligence research should provide solutions to these challenging issues. 


This workshop is an interdisciplinary meeting focused on artificial intelligence methods and techniques for integrating ambient intelligence. In particular, we solicit contributions for fostering the discussion about the following topics of interest:

Ongoing experiences and case studies, possibly with demonstrations, will be of high interest for the organizers and the participants.


 The participation is free for all the ISMIS06 partecipants; others will be requested to contribute with 30 € for the printing of the workshop notes.

Submission :

Authors are invited to submit long abstracts  (max 4 pages)or demo descriptions (max 2 pages) in the LNCS/LNAI style. Contributions have to be sent by email to the program chair  until 10th of september and will be reviewed by the program committee.

Important dates :

   20th september : long abstract and demos submission
   22th september : notification of acceptance

Program Committee:

G. Andreoni Politecnico di Milano
A. Baglioni Politecnico di Milano
B. De Carolis Dipartimento di Informatica – Universita' di Bari
F. de Rosis Dipartimento di Informatica – Universita' di Bari
P. Marti Università di Siena
F. Plantamura Politecnico di Milano
G. Semeraro Dipartimento di Informatica – Universita' di Bari

Program Chair:

S.Pizzutilo                 Dipartimento di Informatica – Universita' di Bari  (pizzutilo@di.uniba.it)

Local Organizer:

Gianni Cozzolongo      Dipartimento di Informatica – Universita' di Bari (cozzolongo @ di.uniba.it)