First Italian Workshop on

Artificial Intelligence for Ambient Assisted Living

AI* 2014
12 December 2014
Pisa, Italy

Workshop of the XIII AI*IA Symposium on Artificial Intelligence

In recent years there is an increasing attention on the topic of “prolonging independent living” and “aging well”. Several initiatives all over the world have focused on the problem of helping the aging population with technology; funding programs have been launched like the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Joint Programme promoted by the European Commission, together with the topic “ageing well” within the FP7 research area. The interest for the problem will even increase in the starting Horizon 2020 program. The general aim is the promotion of a healthier society, which constitutes a main social and economic challenge.

In this scenario Artificial Intelligence techniques can play a crucial role. The development of new AI-based techniques, supporting older adults and helping them to cope with the changes of aging and cognitive decline, represents one of the most advanced ICT areas: Robotics, Assistive Technology for Cognition, Sensor-based Monitoring Systems, Compensation Systems, Security and Ethics, Continuous Learning and Navigation Supports for in-and-outdoor Systems are the fields where AI may challenge its solutions and contribute to innovative technological changes.

The working group “AI and Ageing Society” has previously organized three Workshops on Technological Challenges and Scenarios for the Ageing Society in Brescia, Palermo, and Torino to discuss about technological roles and opportunities for Artificial Intelligence in the Ageing Society domain.

Following these activities, this year the group organizes the Italian Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Ambient Assisted Living with the goal of collecting contributions, ideas and new scientific and technological scenarios, as well as to discuss and disseminate results on Artificial Intelligence for Ambient Assisted Living.

Among the various topics of interest the workshop will also dwell on the synergies between Technology and Human Science studies beneficial to develop a fully accepted technology that also responds to the various users needs. This will be possibly explored through a round table discussion.

Demos and presentations on results of projects are envisaged, as well as discussions on impact and prospective for AI-based solutions in the AAL domain.

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Workshop Program

AI* Workshop - 12 December 2014 Aula PS1, Building E

10:30-11:30 Invited talk
Why Do We Need Yet More Intelligent AAL Systems?
Juan Carlos Augusto, Middlesex University London
Juan Carlos AugustoJuan Carlos Augusto is Professor of Computer Science at Middlesex University London and Head of the Research Group On the Development of Intelligent EnvironmentS (GOODIES). He has contributed to the research community with more than 200 publications, including several co-edited books, for example the Handbook on Ambient Assisted Living (IOS Press, 2012). He has given several invited talks and tutorials for international workshops and conferences. He has also chaired numerous technical events. More recently he has been General co-Chair of EvAAL’13 and Program co-Chair of Intelligent Environments 2013 (Athens, Greece), Workshops co-Chair of Intelligent Environments 2014 (Shanghai, PRC) and Keynotes Chair of Intelligent Environments 2015 (Prague, Czech Republic). He was appointed as Editor in Chief of three journals , including the recently created Journal on Reliable Intelligent Environments, Editor in Chief of Book Series (including Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments) and participates as Editorial Board member of other journals. He is currently leading the Middlesex University team for an EU funded project: “PersOnalized Smart Environments to increase Inclusion of people with DOwn's syndrome (POSEIDON)”. He is a member of several advisory boards, an external referee for EU funding calls and an advisor for different EU funding programmes.

Home page: Juan Carlos Augusto.

11:30-13:00 Paper session I

11:30-12:00 Providing physical autonomy to disabled people through telemonitoring and home support
Felip Miralles, Eloisa Vargiu, Stefan Dauwalder, Eloi Casals, Josè Alejandro Cordero
12:00-12:30 A virtual caregiver for the AAL: testing in a 3D simulator
Paolo Calvaresi, Davide Calvaresi, Paolo Sernani, Matteo Pierdicca, Enrico Morbidelli, Daniele Accattoli, Aldo Franco Dragoni
12:30-13:00 Real-time 3D TUG test movement analysis for balance assessment using Microsoft Kinect
Asma Hassani, Alexandre Kubicki, Vincent Brost, Fan Yang

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-16:00 Paper session II

14:00-14:30 Design of Cloud Robotic Services for Senior Citizens to Improve Independent Living in Multiple Environments
Manuele Bonaccorsi, Laura Fiorini, Subhash Sathyakeerthy, Alessandro Saffiotti, Filippo Cavallo, Paolo Dario
14:30-15:00 TOF Sensor Network For AAL-Oriented People Monitoring
Alessandro Leone, Giovanni Diraco, Pietro Siciliano
15:00-15:30 Application of sixth sense technology in prevention and delay of the progress of the Alzheimer’s disease
Shraddha Satish Thumsi, Mohit Chugh, Sachin Suresh Jadhav
15:30-16:00 Agent Based Pedestrian Simulation: Considering Elderlies in the Simulated Population
Stefania Bandini, Luca Crociani, Giuseppe Vizzari

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:30 Panel and closing

Topics of Interest

  • Activity monitoring systems
  • Activity recognition
  • Human-environment and human-robot interaction
  • Novel sensors
  • Smart environments
  • Object recognition
  • Evaluation methodologies for AAL domains
  • Personalization of AAL Services
  • Intelligent User Interaction
  • Advanced Data Analysis Techniques
  • Ageing, mobility and transportation
  • Information Fusion
  • Ethical issues in AAL domains
  • AI techniques applied to AAL scenarios

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 15 September 2014 3 October 2014
Notification of acceptance: 15 October 2014 28 October 2014
Early Registration: 31 October 2014
Late Registration: 28 November 2014
Workshop day: 12 December 2014

Program Committee

  • Stefania Bandini (Complex Systems & Artificial Intelligence Research Center - University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
  • Paolo Barsocchi (CNR, Italian National Research Council, ISTI Pisa, Italy)
  • Luigia Carlucci Aiello (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)
  • Filippo Cavallo (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)
  • Gabriella Cortellessa (CNR, Italian National Research Council, ISTC Rome, Italy)
  • Berardina Nadja De Carolis (Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Bari, Italy)
  • Javier González Jiménez (University of Malaga, Spain)
  • Amy Loutfi (Örebro University, Sweden)
  • Filippo Palumbo (CNR, Italian National Research Council, ISTI Pisa, Italy)

Workshop Organizers

Stefania Bandini (DISCo, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
Gabriella Cortellessa (ISTC-CNR, Roma, Italy)
Filippo Palumbo (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy)

Workshop Sponsor


Paper Submission

Papers should be formatted according to the LNCS format and they should not exceed 16 pages. Submissions will be managed via Easychair.


Extended versions of selected AI*IA 2014 workshop papers will be considered for a special issue of the Intelligenza Artificiale journal.


This workshop is the fourth event organized by the AI and Ageing Society working group.

Previous Workshops

2013 - Turin, Italy (co-located with AI*IA'13)
2011 - Palermo, Italy (co-located with AI*IA'11)
2010 - Brescia, Italy (co-located with AI*IA'10)


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