[Elsnet-list] CFP: IE07 Special Session on Communicating with your
janal at dfki.de
Thu Feb 22 14:53:22 CET 2007
Communicating with your Personal Environment
Special Session at the the 3rd IET International Conference on
Intelligent Environments - IE07, Ulm University, Germany, September
Submision DEADLINE: March 15, 2007
Tomorrows environment will allow for the access to multiple devices
in a personal environment, such as TV, EPG, lamps, washing machines,
an perhaps a variety of robots: vacuum cleaners, humanoid-like house
servants etc. Users may employ advanced remote communication devices
and interact with multiple modalities, such as, speech and gestures
to control all these devices coherently.
Even though research in the area of smart homes and intelligent
environments has produced a lot of demonstration systems up to whole
intelligent houses, the reality still leaves us with multiple,
independent "classical" control devices. These are typically static
in their interaction style as well as mono-directional, i.e., the
remote has no notion of success or failure.
In this special session we will address topics especially focused on
the user interaction experience in IEs. Topics are
Why have smart environments not yet made it to the broad audience:
Is the user interface good enough?
Are the technical solutions understandable for the end users?
Open standards for intelligent environments, especially for user
adaptable user interfaces
coherent communication across devices
We invite papers not only about completed work but also reports from
positive and negative experiences with interfaces for IE. New ideas
and approaches to interaction with IEs are especially welcome even if
they are speculative and still have to be proven.
Organizers: Jan Alexandersson and Norbert Reithinger, DFKI, Germany
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