学会員メーリングリストアーカイブ (2012年)

EvAAL Call for Competition 2012


日本データベース学会の皆様,
(重複して受け取られた方は申し訳ありません)

神戸大学の村尾です.お世話になっております.

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)のためのIndoor Localization and Tracking
およびActivity Recognitionのコンペティションのご案内です.
投稿締切が4月8日となっております.投稿をご検討いただければ幸いです.
よろしくお願い致します.

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            Second EvAAL Competition
       (Evaluating AAL Systems through Competitive Benchmarking)
             http://evaal.aaloa.org

       Track 1: Indoor Localization and Tracking for AAL
                 2-6 July, 2011
                   Madrid, ES

         Track 2: Activity Recognition for AAL
                9-13 July, 2011
                  Valencia, ES

           in conjunction with the AAL Forum
         (24-27 September 2012, Eindhoven, NL)

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 An initiative supported by the AALOA community (http://www.aaloa.org)
 organised by the universAAL project (http://www.universAAL.org)

We are pleased to announce the second EvAAL Competition. EvAAL is a
newborn initiative that aims at bringing together both academic and
industrial research communities to work together on challenging and open
problems in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), with the purpose of
evaluating different approaches and envisioning new research
opportunities.  The universAAL project organises this competition
because it is an opportunity to find good solutions to relevant AAL
challenges. To participate in the competition is therefore also an
opportunity to influence the universAAL project. This competition is the
second of several planned by universAAL to find good solutions to
different challenges in the AAL domain. The whole initiative is
organized as an AALOA project so that the AAL community is involved from
the beginning and can more easily take over the continuation of EvAAL
after the universAAL project finishes.

During the competitions, we will collect large datasets that will be
useful as benchmarks to researcher communities for the simulation
and test of their solutions.  These will be significant benchmarks,
because they will have been collected in a realistic environment (the
living labs).

The competition is composed of two tracks and a final workshop:
- Track 1 on Indoor Localization and Tracking for AAL, to be held on the
  16-20 July, 2012 at the Smart House Living Lab of the Polytechnic
  University of Madrid, Spain

- Track 2 on Activity Recognition for AAL, to be held on the 9-13 July,
  2012 at the CIAmI Living Lab in Valencia, Spain

- EvAAL workshop to be held in conjunction with the AAL Forum on the
  24-27 September 2012, Eindhoven, NL (http://www.aalforum.eu/).

Track 1 - Indoor Localization and Tracking for AAL

Localization is a key component for achieving context-awareness. Recent
years have witnessed an increasing trend of location-based services and
applications. In most cases, however, location information is limited by
the accessibility to Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), largely
unavailable for indoor environments. The aim of this competition is to
award the best indoor localization system from the point of view of
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) applications.

Track 2 - Activity Recognition for AAL

The automatic and unobtrusive identification of user's activities is one
of the challenging goals of context-aware computing. Real-time
monitoring of human activities could be a useful tool for many purposes
and future applications such as lifelog, healthcare or entertainment.
The aim of this competition is to award the best activity recognition
system from the point of view of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)
applications.

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Candidate competitors are invited to submit a paper describing their
system to the appropriate track. A "competitor" can be any individual or
group of individuals working as a single team, associated to a single or
a number of organisations. The papers will undergo a peer review by the
technical program committee members. The papers must include a
description of the hardware, deployment, and algorithms and protocols
used, and the description of the internal data produced and processed by
the system.

Each paper must not exceed 4 pages (including tables, figures, etc.) and
must be submitted by April 8th, 2012 using the instructions that will be
published on the EvAAL website (http://evaal.aaloa.org).

The evaluation criteria for the competition, restrictions on the
accepted technologies, and a description of the benchmarks are detailed
in the technical annexes of this call (see notes below). Possible
refinements of the annexes, also based on participating competitors
comments, will be timely distributed to all participants.

Depending on the number of accepted papers, it may be necessary to
restrict participation in the competition to the best ranked papers, due
to space/logistic constraints at the Living Labs.

Selected competitors are admitted to the competition and inclusion of
their paper in the proceeding under the three following conditions:

1. participate to the competition in July at the living lab hosting the
   track to which they participate; the organizers will set individual
   appointments for each competing team
2. present their work at the final EvAAL workshop that will be held in
   conjunction with the AAL Forum, (24-27 September 2012,Eindhoven,NL)
3. provide the organizers with the internal data produced by their systems
   during the competition as will be specified by the reviewers; provide
   the documentation describing the deployment of their system, as
   requested by the organizers: the data will be published on the EvAAL
   website.

The winner(s) of the competition will be announced at a special session
of the AAL forum, a major event in the field of Ambient Assisted Living
in Europe. A prize will be awarded to the best entries.

We encourage submissions from both academia and industry (there are no
restrictions on the composition of competing teams) with the aim of
seeking innovative localization and activity recognition solutions for
AAL applications.  Please check the EvAAL web site (http://evaal.aaloa.org)
for more information and regular updates on progress with the
competition.

Contact: info [at] evaal.aaloa.org

Important Dates
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Paper Submission Deadline: April 8th, 2012
Acceptance Notification:     May 4th, 2012
Camera Ready Deadline:     June 30th, 2012
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Organizing Committee:
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General Chair
   Stefano Chessa, University of Pisa and ISTI-CNR (IT)
Local Committee co-Chairs:
   Juan Carlos Narajo Martinez, ITACA (ES)
   Dario Salvi, Polytecnic University of Madrid (ES)
Publication co-Chairs:
   Reiner Wichert, Fraunhofer IGD (DE)
   Stefan Knauth, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (DE)
Publicity co-Chairs:
   Casper Dhal Marcussen, Region Syddanmark (DK)
   Francesco Potortì, ISTI-CNR (IT)
Dataset Management Chair:
   Juan Pablo Lazaro, TSB Soluciones Tecnologicas (ES)
Software Tools Chair:
   Dario Salvi, Polytecnic University of Madrid (ES)
Financial Chair:
   Francesco Furfari, ISTI-CNR (IT)

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Track 1 Technical Program Committee (Indoor Localization for AAL)

Chair: Paolo Barsocchi, ISTI-CNR (IT)

Members:
   Adriano Moreira, University of Minho (PT)
   Ivan Martinovic, University of Oxford (UK)
   Rainer Mautz, ETH (CH)
   Binghao Li, University of New South Wales (AU)
   Neal Patwari, University of Utah (US)
   Cesar Benavente-Peces, Polytechnic University of Madrid (ES)
   Dante I. Tapia, University of Salamanca (ES)
   Hanke Sten, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (AT)
   Francesco Furfari, CNR-ISTI (IT)
   Stefan Knauth, Stuttgart University (DE)
   Tomás Ruiz-López, University of Granada (ES)
   Andreas Braun, Fraunhofer Institute (DE)
   Patricial Abril, Polytechnic University of Madrid (ES)
   Francesco Potortì, CNR-ISTI (IT)
   Ma Pilar Sala Soriano, Polytechnic University of Valencia (ES)
   Michele Girolami, CNR-ISTI (IT)
   Filipe Meneses, University of Minho (PT)
   Dario Salvi, Polytechnic University of Madrid (ES)

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Track 2 Technical Program Committee (Activity Recognition for AAL)

Chair: Juan Antonio Álvarez García, Universidad de Sevilla (ES)

Members:
   Alessio Micheli, University of Pisa (IT)
   Alexander Kroener, DFKI (DE)
   Arantxa Rentería, Tecnalia (ES)
   Cecilio Angulo, Technical University of Catalonia (ES)
   Daniel Roggen, ETHZ (CH)
   Diane J. Cook, Washington State University (US)
   Francesco Furfari, CNR-ISTI (IT)
   Francesco Potortì, CNR-ISTI (IT)
   Juan Carlos Augusto, University of Ulster (UK)
   Kazuya Murao, Kobe University (JP)
   Mohammad-Reza (Saied) Tazari, Fraunhofer IGD (DE)
   Reiner Wichert, Fraunhofer IGD (DE)
   Roberta Giannantonio, Telecom Italia (IT)
   Roozbeh Jafari, University of Texas at Dallas (US)
   Stefano Chessa, University of Pisa (IT)

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Notes:

(1) Competitors will be requested to interface their systems with the
    measurement tools (provided by universAAL project) that will be used
    in the competition. To this purpose there will be a shepherding
    phase in which the EvAAL organizer will help competitors to
    implement this integration.

(2) Evaluation criteria for the competition, restrictions on the
    accepted technologies, and a description of the benchmarks are found
    in the technical annexes of this call. Refinements of technical
    annexes based on competitors requests will be timely distributed to
    all participants. Both technical annexes (one for the localization
    track and one for the activity recognition track) are available at:

    http://evaal.aaloa.org/current-competition/technical-annexes2012


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村尾 和哉 (助教) / Murao Kazuya (Assistant Professor)
神戸大学大学院工学研究科電気電子工学専攻 塚本研究室
〒657-8501 兵庫県神戸市灘区六甲台町1-1
Mail: murao [at] eedept.kobe-u.ac.jp    Tel/Fax: 078-803-6078
Web: http://cse.eedept.kobe-u.ac.jp/~murao/
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