2nd CfP: Special Session on Affordances in the Internet of Things (AIoT) at COIOTE '16 Conference

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Special session “Affordances in the Internet of Things” (AIoT) at COIOTE 
‘16 The The 3rd EAI International Conference on Software Defined 
Wireless Networks and Cognitive Technologies for IoT - October 26–27, 
2016 | Covilhã, Portugal

This special session aims to create an interdisciplinary community 
around the multi-faceted IoT domain, where different points of view can 
better push the boundaries towards deeper artificial intelligence 
systems and new interaction modalities.

Conference Website: http://coiot.org/2016/show/news

Paper Submission deadline 17 May 2016
Notification and Registration opens 12 June 2016
Camera-ready deadline 5 August 2016

Please submit to: http://confy.eai.eu/52190 session track “Affordances 
in the Internet of Things”

The second edition of the “Affordances in the Internet of Things” (AIoT) 
special session wants to be a container of different contributions 
coming from distinct research areas related to the world of the Internet 
of Things (IoT). In particular, the “things” in the “Internet of things” 
usually contain some knowledge about inputs from the environment and the 
outputs they need to achieve. For this reason, they “have to know” what 
will surround them a priori. However, this limits the power of 
intelligent IoT systems where devices can dynamically learn from their 
neighbors and change their activity accordingly. In a sense, we would 
revisit the concept “the whole is not the sum of its parts” in the IoT 

The aim of AIoT is twofold: to stimulate the debate on Knowledge 
Representation strategies where aspects like subjectivity, time, roles, 
and context play some crucial role within the modeling of an IoT system; 
to generate insights on the physical nature of the “things” in the IoT, 
which open new challenges for human-computer interaction.

With AIoT, IoT engineers, computer scientists, interaction designers, 
psychologists and sociologists are invited to meet each other sharing 
ideas, problems, and solutions.

- Ideas on the use of the concept of “affordances” in the Internet Of 
- General statements about current and future functionalities in the 
Internet Of Things under a cognitive perspective
- Reflections and Insights on how IoT can change Human-Computer Interaction
- Real Cases, problems, implemented solutions and evaluations
- Applications of research coming from different fields to the AIoT vision
- Statements on the impact of cognitive-based IoT technologies

Relevant workshop topics include but are not limited to:

- Cognitive Internet of Things - Roles and Agents
- User Modeling
- Language and perception
- Affordances in HCI
- Design of IoT devices
- Interaction modalities for wearable devices
- Smart materials and their properties
- User studies on IoT devices
- Knowledge representation
- Time and Geospatial knowledge
- Multi-agent technologies
- Distributed Systems
- Pragmatics and Context
- Artificial intelligence for IoT devices
- Ontology alignment and matching
- Gibsonian affordances in the IoT
- Embodied cognition

All submissions must be written in English and submitted as PDF files.

All submissions must use the LNCS style.

Extended abstracts must be submitted electronically using the Confy 
system (http://confy.eai.eu/52190) session track “Affordances in the 
Internet of Things”.

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published 
by Springer.

Alice Ruggeri. University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
Luigi Di Caro. University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
Federica Cena. University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
Amon Rapp. University of Torino, Torino, Italy.

Federica Cena, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor - Researcher
Dipartimento di Informatica
Universita' di Torino
Corso Svizzera 185, 10149 Torino, Italy
Phone +39 0116706779
Fax +39 011751603
email: cena@di.unito.it
web: www.di.unito.it/~cena/

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