6th BMI Workshop on Behaviour Monitoring and Interpretation

October 4th, 2011

Workshop at the 34th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI-2011)

Monitoring what happens in the environment, what people do and how they interact with their surroundings is of interest in several areas, such as in ambient intelligence, health care applications, or mobile services. This workshop focuses on methods analyzing and interpreting the behaviour of individuals, or of small groups of people. This is for the purpose of intention recognition, triggering of smart home environment services, life routine logging, or generally for the investigation of how humans deal with specific problems in their everyday life.

While technological advances in sensing and processing have ushered in an unprecedented opportunity for realizing behaviour monitoring applications, much effort remains needed for the development of methods to integrate and exploit the available data for addressing specific applications. In addition to the general BMI topic, part of this year's workshop features a thematic focus section on "User Behaviour Modeling". Techniques and approaches to modeling user behaviours will be presented and discussed. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a paper on the general BMI topic or contribute a more specific paper on "User Behaviour Modeling".

The list of possible topics includes, but is not limited to

Focus Topic on Behaviour Modeling
smart home services
adaptive services
assisted living
cognitive assistance
child behaviour monitoring
interactive systems and adaptive user interfaces
mobile devices for user profiling
shopper behaviour
abnormal user event detection

knowledge representation and reasoning
pattern recognition
spatial reasoning
temporal reasoning
video and image analysis and interpretation

Further topcis

dynamic scene analysis
motion analysis
sensor equipments
pervasive technologies
monitoring of diverse environments

Members of Scientific Program Committee
•  Ronald M. Aarts, Philips Research, The Netherlands
•  Timothy D. Adlam, University of Bath, UK
•  Stephen Balakirsky, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
•  Christoph Claramunt, Naval Academy Research Institute, France
•  Eliseo Clementini, University of L'Aquila, Italy
•  Diane J. Cook, Washington State University, USA
•  Matt Duckham, University of Melbourne, Australia
•  Christian Freksa, University of Bremen, Germany
•  Antony Galton, University of Exeter, UK
•  Sylvain Giroux, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
•  Hans W. Guesgen, Massey University, New Zealand
•  Martin Kampel, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
•  Thomas Kirste, University of Rostock, Germany
•  Karin Klabunde, Philips Research, The Netherlands
•  Stefan Knauth, Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart, Germany
•  Antonio Krüger, DFKI, Saarland University, Germany
•  Joyca Lacroix, Philips Research, The Netherlands
•  Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, University of Genova, Italy
•  Paul McCullagh, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, UK
•  Christoph Schlieder, University of Bamberg, Germany
•  Hedda Schmidtke, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
•  Andreas Schrader, University of Luebeck, Germany
•  Sabine Timpf, University of Augsburg, Germany
•  Ubbo Visser, University of Miami, USA
•  Stephen Winter, University of Melbourne, Australia
•  Stefan Woelf, University of Freiburg, Germany
•  Howard D. Wactlar, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Workshop Chair Workshop Chair

Björn Gottfried

Hamid Aghajan

Centre for Computing Technologies

Department of Electrical Engineering

Universität Bremen , Germany

Stanford University , USA

bg AT tzi.de

aghajan AT stanford.edu

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the international technical program committee. Full papers will be published in an edited volume after a post-workshop revision. Short papers can be extended after the workshop to full papers; if accepted after a regular review process, they will also be included in the post-workshop volume.

Important Dates  
Submission of papers: August 10, 2011

Submission of short papers:

August 30, 2011

Notification of authors:

September 10, 2011

Final Versions of papers:

September 20, 2011


October 4, 2011

Submission Details
Papers should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS guidelines. The length of each paper should not exceed 15 pages. Short papers can be submitted as extended abstracts with 1-4 pages. All papers must be written in English and submitted in PDF format. Submissions should be sent in electronic form to: Bjoern Gottfried: bg AT tzi.de