Welcome to Ambi-sys 2008
First International Conference on Ambient Media and Systems
Ambient media and systems culminate from the emergence of mobile communication, sensor-actuator technology, virtual environments, and interactive computing. They represent the vision of an all-encompassing multimedia networking environment with human interaction at its core. Advances in computer and communication technologies have the potential to offer people an unprecedented level of convenience and flexibility for living and working. Such technologies need to be closely integrated with human interactions and activity, allowing greater support for smart solutions that improve quality of life, productivity, understanding and intelligence within their situated environment. Ambi-sys focuses on emerging technologies, services and solutions for new, human-centric intelligent ambient environments.
The conference will consist of the following major areas or tracks:
- Media and Content Provision, which is defined to cover Integration of Multimedia within ambient systems, Multi-media processing, distribution and integration, Provision and acquisition of ambient information, Privacy, trust, accountability and dependability, Cognition, intelligence, ambience, adaptivity, self-organization and evolution, Multimedia and intelligent agents.
- Communications and Networking, which will be covering Wireless communication, Ambient sensors, actuators and networking, Quality of service and system performance, Digital home and smart living, Evolve-able and adaptive pervasive systems, Scalability, integration, and ubiquity.
- Human Interface and Interaction, which covers topics including Haptic immersive environments, Vision and recognition, Visualization and display, Sensor perception technologies, Context awareness, System personalization, System and human collaboration.
- Intelligence and Automation, which focuses on such topics as Ambient Intelligence, Services, delivery, applications and smart solutions, Multi-media knowledge management, acquisition and data fusion, Detection and knowledge elicitation, Prediction and self-learning, Middleware, Human-computer interaction in technology-rich environments.
Ambi-sys 2008 will thus offer a unique forum for researchers to share ideas and disseminate new results in these important and emerging areas.
Address of the Conference:
Four Points by Sheraton Quebec
7900 Rue du Marigot, Quebec City,
Quebec G1G 6T8, Canada