Call for Participation
UbiCog '02: First International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing for Cognitive Aids
Note to speakers: the room will be equipped with both a projector for connection to a laptop and an overhead projector for transparencies.
To date computer systems designed to help people suffering from cognitive disabilities due to aging, disease, or accidents have been rare and of limited scope. Recently, however, researchers in ubiquitous computing and artificial intelligence have come together to envision systems that can act as pro-active partners in increasing the independence and security of people who have problems of memory, planning, and carrying out tasks of everyday life.
Intelligent ubicomp systems for caretaking can take many physical forms, such as sensor-filled intelligent homes or hospitals, wireless PDA's, wearable computers, or combinations of these. Goals of such systems include “aging in place”; increasing the safety and independence of patients; patient monitoring and reminding; and helping patients remain connected to the social fabric of their extended family and community.
This workshop will bring together academic and industrial researchers performing cutting-edge work in the intersection of ubicomp, artificial intelligence, and/or patient care. Topics include: different computational infrastructures for cognitive aids; how to infer a person's behaviors, intentions, needs, and mistakes from sensor data; deciding how and when to intervene; adapting to particular users; what is known about the particular cognitive problems of important classes of potential users; and opportunities for interdisciplinary and international collaborations. The workshop will small and intimate (approximately 22 people) to maximize technical exchange.
Invited Speakers (Partial List)
Associate Vice President for Research of the University of Colorado (CU) System; Executive Director of the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities; former president of the American Association on Mental Retardation.
Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Florida; Director, Ph.D. Program in Rehabilitation Science; founder, Center for Assistive Technology.
Persons interested in making a presentation should attach a short paper or extended abstract in PDF format. Applicants are encouraged to include a pointer to a Web page describing their work. Please do not send hardcopy.
Requests for participation received after the deadlines will be considered on a space-available basis. We regret that no fee waiver or other financial support is available for speakers or other participants
Henry Kautz – University of
Eric Dishman – Intel Research (co-chair)
James Allen – University of Rochester CS & Center for Future Health
Ephraim Glinert – RPI
Karen Haigh – Honeywell
Eric Horvitz – Microsoft Research
Misha Pavel – Oregon Health & Science University
Sandy Pentland – MIT
Martha Pollack – University of Michigan
Bernt Schiele – ETH Zurich
Wolfgang Wahlster – DFKI Germany
Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden is served by international flights to the Göteborg-Landvetter Airport (airport code GOT). For information on hotels and registration for the conference and workshop please visit the UbiComp 2002 home page. For more information or questions about the workshop please visit http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/kautz/ubicog/ or email Henry Kautz <firstname.lastname@example.org>.