[AK-MI] Call for Contributions: Workshop at the AAL Forum 2013

Elske Ammenwerth Elske.Ammenwerth at umit.at
Do Jul 4 14:46:18 CEST 2013

Sehr geehrte Kolleginnen und Kollegen,
ich darf einen ggf. interessanten Call weiterleiten,
beste Grüße, Elske Ammenwerth
					  Call for Contributions
	    Bringing Together Indoor and Outdoor Mobility Solutions:
		 Methodological Approaches for Navigation, Localization
						 and Environment
					  Workshop at the AAL Forum
	   Monday 23 September 2013, 13:30-18:30h, Norrköping, Sweden
The central aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers, 
industry representatives, and end-users of ICT-based solutions in the 
realm of mobility assistance for Ambient Assisted Living. The primary 
focus will be on relevant AAL-JP projects, particularly from call 4. We

see a definite plus, if not need, in sharing scientific and technical 
expertise and experiences, and are looking forward to input from indus-

try and user organisations regarding overall requirements and business

perspectives. The workshop will be open to general participation.
ICT-based solutions for increasing the mobility of elderly people in 
activities of daily living are dedicated to help answering two simple 
questions: “Where am I?” and “What is the route to my destination?” 
Whether the assistive system is given by a helpful app running on a 
portable device, or by a robotic device that additionally provides 
physical support: the two central questions address the following
* Route planning and accessibility: Given the actual and the desired 
pose of the user, how do we plan a feasible route that considers bar- 
riers, path conditions, and physical effort, i.e. a path that is 
completely accessible? How do we plan the route such that it accounts 
for certain points of interest, e.g. suggest a detour to the bakery?
* Transportation modes, transition: How do we allow for different modes

of transportation, e.g. as a pedestrian on foot, with a walker, on a 
wheelchair, by public transportation, etc.? How is a seamless tran- 
sition between these achieved?
* Security, orientation: How can we assist users when they get lost,
technical assistance fails, there is an emergency or they need further

orientation (e.g. in case of slight dementia)?
* Navigation, indoor and outdoor localization: Observing the user’s 
position and orientation is a core topic of ICT-based approaches. 
Sensorial equipment like Global Navigation Satellite Systems, such as 
GPS or Galileo, gyroscopes, and acceleration sensors are widely avail-

able in consumer electronics today. They facilitate outdoor localiza- 
tion up to a certain degree of precision. In contrast, indoor loca- 
lization solutions require more sophisticated sensorial equipment such

as computer vision, lidar sensors, or an environment that is equipped 
with a specialised localisation infrastructure, for instance with 
radio-frequency identification tags. During the workshop we will raise

the following questions: how do we achieve a combined indoor- and 
outdoor localization and navigation, with a smooth transition, in a 
framework that ideally shares a common infrastructure and sensorial 
How do we achieve a reasonable compromise between financial costs and 
achievable localization performance?
* Environmental representations, maps: We want to discuss available map

representations suitable for modelling outdoor navigation networks
with relevant impediments, and points of interests. We will further go

into the question whether data from open community projects such as
Street Map (OSM) are suitable for the above task w.r.t. reliability and

availability. Other interesting issues are standardi-zation and 
integration approaches of indoor representations into OSM or comparable

databases, and the approaches to obtain (indoor) navigation data.
 plan 5 sessions for the above topics (with their length adapted to 
the expected contributions). There will be 10min presentations by the 
session chairpersons to introduce the relevant issues:
* Route planning and accessibility
chair: Eljakim Schrijvers, Eljakim Information Technology
(AAL-JP project Happy Walker,
* Transportation modes, transition
chair: Jan Alexandersson, DFKI
(German BMBF project Mobia, www.mobia-saar.de)
* Security, orientation
chair: Cornelia Schneider, salzburg research
(AAL-JP project Confidence,
* Navigation, indoor and outdoor localization
chair: Christian Mandel, DFKI
(AAL-JP project ASSAM, www.assam-project.eu)
* Environmental representations, maps
chair: Andreas Rumsch, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
iHomeLab (AAL-JP project iWalkActive, www.iwalkactive.eu)
Desired Contributions
We would like to encourage you to participate and make contributions to

the discussions, with an initial 10 min presentation relating to the 
topics above. To select the presentations, in case there are too many,

and to relate them to the above topics, we would like to ask you to
us a short statement (please indicate, which of the above topics it 
relates to most, in descending order, and state the AAL-JP project you

refer to, if applicable).
You are encouraged to submit your contribution as early as possible;
will then receive an early response within a week to make you travel
Deadline for contribution: 28 July 2013
Notification: 21 August 2013
Please refer to http://mobility-workshop.nmshost.de/ for instructions 
how to submit.
Deadline for registration: 8 September 2013
Please register online at http://mobility-workshop.nmshost.de/ 
Contact persons
Prof. Dr. Bernd Krieg-Brückner, Dr. Christoph Stahl
Bremen Ambient Assisted Living Lab, CPS
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
D-28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 421-218-64220
Mail: Bernd.Krieg-Brueckner at dfki.de, Christoph.Stahl at dfki.de 
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