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AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

Announcement and CFP: Journal on Ambient intelligence and Smart Environments

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce the Inaugural Issue of JAISE, the pioneering Journal on Ambient Intelligence (AmI) and Smart Environments (SmE).

This new journal is an open forum to discuss the latest developments on AmI and SmE.  Given the multi-disciplinary nature of the areas involved, the journal aims to promote participation from several different communities covering topics ranging from enabling technologies such as vision and multimodal sensing, to algorithmic aspects in interpretive and reasoning domains, to application-oriented efforts in human-centred services, as well as contributions from the fields of robotics, networking, HCI, mobile, collaborative and pervasive computing.

The Inaugural Issue has been compiled to provide surveys on the state of the art for various key topics in the area. The articles in this issue have been contributed by leading researchers who have helped to shape the field since its inception. These contributions critically analyze developments in different areas and highlight the challenges ahead.

You can see the content of the first issue on:

The scheduled content for the first volume will be completed as follows:
Issue 2 (April 2009) Thematic Issue: Wearable Sensors
Issue 3 (July 2009) Thematic issue: Contribution of Artificial Intelligence to AmI
Issue 4 (October 2009): Regular Issue

Kind regards
Hamid Aghajan and Juan C. Augusto

Call for Papers

(IOS Press)

Thematic Issue on
"Computational Modeling of Human-Oriented Knowledge within AmI"

Recent developments within Ambient Intelligence (AmI) provide new
possibilities to contribute to personal care. For example, our car may
monitor us and warn us when we are falling asleep while driving.
Similarly, the workspace of a technical worker may monitor the person's
stress level, and provide support in case it is too high. As another
example, an elderly person may wear a device that monitors his or her
well-being and generates an action when a dangerous situation is noticed.
While such AmI applications can be initially based on the acquisition and
fusion of sensory information, more intelligent applications need to
depend on the availability of an adequate knowledge base for the analysis
of human functioning. In recent years, scientific areas such as cognitive
science, psychology, neuroscience and biomedical sciences have made
substantial progress in providing increased insight in the physical and
mental aspects of human functioning. Although much work still remains to
be done, models have been developed for a variety of such aspects and the
way in which humans (try to) manage or regulate them. From a biomedical
angle, examples of such aspects are (management of) heart functioning,
diabetes, and eating regulation disorders. From a psychological and social
angle, examples are emotion regulation, attention regulation, addiction
management, trust management, stress management, and criminal behavior
management. If models of human processes and their management are
represented in a formal and computational format, and incorporated in the
human environment, then AmI applications are able to perform a more
in-depth analysis of the human's functioning. This special issue addresses
computational modeling of human-oriented knowledge from disciplines such
as psychology, social science, neuroscience and biomedical sciences, and
the role such models may play for Ambient Intelligence.

See more details in the attached PDF document or at JAISE's webpage: