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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Context Aware Intelligent Assistance, 4 Oct 2011, GERMANY

located at KI-2011, Technical University, Berlin(Germany)

CAIA 2011 is the successor of last year?s workshop (CAIA 2010) where a consensus was researched 
about defining assistance as a concept relative to a main task or purpose of a system or user.

This year we want to gain a more in-depth understanding of this definition of assistance in context
by studying interesting applications and investigating how far the definitions take us and how 
they should be refined or revised. We are especially interested in the interplay of context and 
assistance, as both are relative concepts. We invite researchers and practitioners in the fields 
of recommender systems, pervasive computing, mobile computing, urban sensing, social networking, 
context-aware systems, human computer interaction, or similar, working on Assistance Systems, 
either from an application centered or a theoretical point of view?to present their work at CAIA 2011.

Important Dates
Deadline for Submission: July 1, 2011
Notification of Authors: July 15, 2011
Final Version of Papers: August 1, 2011
Workshop Date: Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Topics of Interest
Topics include, but are not limited to:
? Formal models of preferences and contexts
- Reasoning about preferences in contexts -Context modeling -User preference oriented route 
planning ? User needs and applications
- location based services
- social networks
- navigation and planning of transportation ? Mobile recommendations
- collaborative filtering
- Interaction of social networks and mobile recommendation
- Mobile feedback and interpretation of user tags
- Semantic aggregation of web 2.0 information and services
- Group recommendations
? Reasoning
- Case based reasoning in mobile recommendation
- Mobile speech technology and NLP
- Dynamic environmental attributes (DEA)
- Multiple goal recommendation
- Event ontologies

Demos and applications are most welcome!

Submission Details
Papers should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS guidelines. The length of each paper 
should be between 5 and 10 pages. All papers must be written in English and submitted in PDF format
via Papers could (for instance) report on 
recent results, introduce new ideas as position papers or discuss interesting future research 

Publication options are currently evaluated.
We will probably offer a ?cite-able? online publication format.

At least one author of an accepted paper has to attend the workshop in order for the paper to be 
published in the workshop proceedings.

Workshop Organizers
Stefan Mandl, Univ. Augsburg
Bernd Ludwig, Univ. Regensburg
Florian Michahelles, ETH Zurich

Program Committee
Florian Alt, Univ. Duisburg-Essen
Oliver Amft, TU Eindhoven
Gregor Broll, NTT Docomo
Tatsuya Inaba, Univ. Keio
Paul Holleis, NTT Docomo Europe Labs
Thomas Kirste, Univ. Rostock
Matthias Kranz, TU Mnchen
Kristof van Laerhoven, TU Darmstadt
Carsten Magerkurth, SAP Research
Marcus Meyerhfer, HEITEC AG
Hans Jrgen Ohlbach, LMU Mnchen
Francesco Ricci, Univ. Bozen-Bolzano
Christoph Schlieder, Univ. Bamberg
Ute Schmid, Univ. Bamberg
Edmund W. Schuster, MIT