Arjan Geven

Sebastian Prost 

Manfred Tscheligi
(HCI & Usability Unit, ICT&S Center)

John Soldatos 
(Athens Information Technology - AIT)

Mari Feli Gonzalez


Designing Ambient Interactions - Pervasive Ergonomic Interfaces for Ageing Well



The AmI '10 (one-day) workshop titled "Designing Ambient Interactions - Pervasive Ergonomic Interfaces for Ageing Well", will address the large number of emerging ergonomic and ambient interfaces that facilitate elderly inclusion and accessibility in the digital society. A large number of such interfaces and related interaction techniques (e.g., computing surfaces, voice/speech interfaces, haptics, multi-modal interfaces, context-aware interfaces, location-based interaction mechanisms) have been recently penetrating the AAL field in a number of application domain including home care, cognitive rehabilitation, social networking and interaction, experiences sharing. From a technical viewpoint the above interfaces and interaction disciplines are based on a number of emerging technologies that fall in the broader range of pervasive computing and ambient intelligence. The aim of the workshop will be to explore all aspects associated with the design, development, deployment, use and evaluation of the above-mentioned interfaces. As a result, it will cover the whole lifecycle associated with leading edge interfaces and associated interactions.

Note that the workshop is a follow-on workshop of two other workshops held in past AmI conference, namely the AmI'08 workshop "Capturing AAL Needs" and the AmI'09 workshop Designing Ambient Interactions for older users. Thus, the workshop takes into account the outcomes of the past workshops and is expected to significantly extend and enrich their results with a focus on the evaluation of such pervasive environments.

Call for Papers

The organizers invite all researchers that focus on HCI and interaction research to participate in this workshop and to share your views on innovative methods of interaction and evaluation of AAL environments for the very challenging task of pervasive design-for-all multimodal interaction. Position papers are invited (but not limited to) the following topics:

Submissions are expected in the form of 2-4 page position papers, describing the area of research, specific work (empirical or theoretical) on the workshop topic and the innovative character of the research at hand. At least one author of accepted papers needs to register for the workshop and for one day of the conference itself. Submissions should follow the Springer LNCS guidelines.

Please submit your papers using the DAI'10 Paper Submission System.


 Deadline for submissions: Extended to Sunday 17 October 2010
 Feedback to authors: Extended to Wednesday 20 October 2010
 Workshop DAI10: Wednesday 10 November 2010
 (early-bird registration deadline AMI tbd)

The workshop is partially supported by the FP7 Framework Project HERMES.

More information about the full conference programme, registration and venue can be found at the AMI'10 website: