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AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

CFP: Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments

Call for Papers
Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments
IOS Press
Thematic Issue on
Contribution of Artificial Intelligence to Ambient Intelligence
Ambient Intelligence (AmI) technology holds great promise in permeating everyday life by changing the nature of almost every human activity. Research in the past few years has indicated that the realization of AmI vision requires the development of systems that integrate sensing, computing and networking with advanced techniques for data and knowledge representation and management. AmI systems derive their power from the vast number of interactions among a large number of heterogeneous components with versatile properties and capabilities. Nevertheless, if this technology is to be accepted, intuitive and efficient human-system interaction must be provided.
The complexity of AmI applications that results from their dynamic and distributed nature and the need to provide a safe and controllable environment for people constitutes an opportunity for the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) research. In order to achieve the AmI concept, researchers and developers must employ modern, highly effective AI techniques. In the aims of AI, research envisages to include more intelligence in AmI environments, allowing for better support to human occupants and access to the essential knowledge to make better decisions when interacting with these environments.
In this special issue, we shall consider high quality papers reporting original research results on topics that include, but are not limited to:
           Context awareness, representation and management techniques
           AI based data/information processing and decision making techniques for AmI applications
           Knowledge representation and management in AmI environments
           Design of semantically rich AmI environments
           Agent based architectures for AmI applications
           Design of smart components and autonomous systems
           Intuitively interactive AmI applications, including speech recognition and natural language processing, computer vision, gesture recognition, activity recognition, emotion and mood recognition etc
           Machine learning techniques in AmI environments
           Planning decisions and actions in AmI environments
           AI tools applied to the design of AmI systems
Submission Procedure:
Paper submissions must follow the format available at  where files with the formatting styles can be downloaded. To submit a paper to this special issue, authors can email a PDF version of the paper directly to the special issue guest editors. Prospective authors are also encouraged to contact the special issue editors in advance, indicating their interest and a tentative title of the paper.
Important Dates:
Deadline for Manuscript Submission: October 20, 2008
First reviews and decision: December 15, 2008
Final Accepted Manuscript: January 19, 2009
Targeted Publication Date: April, 2009
Guest Editors of Special Issue
Anind K. Dey, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA, 
Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University & Computer Technology Institute, Patras, Greece, 
Carlos Ramos, Institute of Engineering  Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal,