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Modelling for Ambiance Assistance

Prof. Dr. Heinrich C. Mayr

Prof. Dr. Heinrich C. Mayr

Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria

Ambient assistance is a continuously growing field in ICT: Based on smart sensors, life video analysis techniques as well as speech recognition and text-to-speech applications various kinds of human centered assistance become feasible and affordable. The range of applications is broad and covers everyday situations in private and business environments as well as support for people with special needs. Consequently, Ambient Assistance is a challenging and promising field for computer scientists, software engineers and information technicians in both, research and application, with lots of questions to answer and technical solutions to find. Since dealing with the support of humans, it is an interdisciplinary field affecting Psychology (activity theory, mental behavior etc.), Neurology, Medicine, Law (privacy, data security), Philosophy (ethics), Domotics (home automation systems) and others more. Models play a key role in ambient assistance systems as they act as the integral means for data and knowledge acquisition, representation, evaluation and exchange for the various system components. We will start our lecture with a short overview of already existing best practice examples and then work out the key notions and concepts that form the basis of modelling endeavors in that field. Based here-on, we will discuss the objectives, concepts and elements of the “Human Cognitive Modelling Language” HCM-L, which was developed in the “Human Behavior Monitoring and Support” project HBMS. Deeper insight will be gained in the afternoon Parallel Working-Groups that are headed by members of the Application Engineering Research Group: Dr. Fadi Al-Machot, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Christian Kop, Dr. Judith Michael, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Vladimir Shekhovtsov, and Dr. Claudia Steinberger.

Lecture at NEMO2014

Date/Time: Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:00