[WS-004] The Second International Workshop on Ambient Information Technologies (AMBIT 2013)

In VR environments, users are surrounded by various kinds of devices such as sensors, displays, actuators, etc. Integration with these devices and analysis of the acquired data can lead to new techniques and technologies that offer users various comfortable computer-supported environments. Ambient information technologies have attempted to allow users to unconsciously access useful information with various kinds of displays according to the users’ situation, which is acquired by the sensors. Following the success of the first event in 2012, the second workshop on Ambient Information Technologies (AMBIT 2013) is aimed at bringing together researchers who develop devices (sensors, displays, actuators, etc.) used in VR environments or applications that utilize these cultivated devices and integrate the acquired data with information to be displayed. The workshop will begin with an introduction, then the invited speakers will report their latest findings related to ambient information technologies. The following sessions will address specific areas where we will review the state-of-the-art and discuss current issues and future research directions. We hope that this workshop will give helpful hints for the design, operation and applications of ambient information environments with VR technologies. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Unconscious, intuitive, non-intrusive interfaces
  • Ambient information technologies
  • Ambient intelligence
  • User interface for ambient environments
  • Immersive environments
  • Augmented reality
  • Context awareness
  • Ubiquitous computing/networking for ambient environments
  • Computer-supported communication and interaction
  • Autonomous, distributed, coordinated environment control
  • Real-time environment sensing
  • Networking technologies for ambient environments
  • Applications of ambient information technologies
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Yuichi Itoh (Osaka University, Japan)
Kiyoshi Kiyokawa (Osaka University, Japan)
Tatsuhiro Tsuchiya (Osaka University, Japan)
Naoki Wakamiya (Osaka University, Japan)
Hiroyuki Ohsaki (Osaka University, Japan)
Evan Suma (USC Institute for Creative Technologies, USA)
Satoshi Kurihara (Osaka University, Japan)
Naoki Wakamiya (Osaka University, Japan)
Submission Deadline: 
Sunday, February 10, 2013