Special Issue "Sensor-Based Activity Recognition and Interaction"

A special issue of Informatics (ISSN 2227-9709).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kirste

Institute of Computer Science, University of Rostock, 18051 Rostock, Germany
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Interests: mobile multimedia information systems; intelligent environments; activity recognition and annotation; agent-based approaches; technically-assisted rehabilitation
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Bodo Urban

Fraunhofer IGD Rostock, Joachim-Jungius-Straße 11, 18059 Rostock, Germany
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Phone: +49 381 4024-110
Interests: multimedia communication; healthcare analytics; wearable interaction; internet of things; smart factories
Guest Editor
Dr. Kristina Yordanova

Institute of Computer Science, University of Rostock, 18051 Rostock, Germany
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Interests: activity and intention recognition; human behavior models; knowledge elicitation; natural language processing; automatic extraction of behavior models from textual sources

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ubiquitous systems are becoming an integral part of our everyday lives. Functionality and user experience often depend on accurate sensor-based activity recognition and interaction. Systems aiming to provide users with assistance or to monitor their behavior and condition rely heavily on sensors and the activities and interactions that they can recognize. Providing adequate activity recognition and interaction requires consideration of various interlocked aspects, such as sensors that are capable of capturing relevant behavior, rigorous methods to reason about sensor readings in the context of these behaviors, and effective approaches for assisting and interacting with the users. Each of these aspects is essential and can influence the quality and suitability of the provided service.

We solicit original submissions that contribute novel computer science methods, innovative software solutions, and compelling use cases on any of the following topics:

  • sensors, sensor infrastructures, and sensing technologies needed to detect user behaviors and to provide relevant interactions between systems and users;
  • data and model-driven methods for intelligent monitoring and user assistance that supports users in everyday settings;
  • novel applications and evaluation studies of methods for intelligent monitoring of everyday user behavior and user assistance using sensing technologies;
  • intelligent methods for synthesizing assistance and interaction strategies using sensing technologies.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kirste
Prof. Dr. Bodo Urban
Dr. Kristina Yordanova
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Human activity recognition
  • Healthcare systems
  • Cognitive systems
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning
  • Expert Systems
  • NLP for intelligent systems
  • Ontologies for intelligent systems
  • Knowledge acquisition for intelligent systems
  • Assistive systems in the healthcare and manufacturing
  • Novel applications for assessing everyday behavior
  • Smart homes
  • Behavior monitoring and interpretation
  • Human performance measuring
  • Interaction techniques
  • Intelligent user interfaces
  • Input & output modalities
  • Wearable computing and wearable sensing
  • Context awareness
  • Data mining and machine learning for sensor-based intelligent systems
  • Signal reconstruction and interpolation
  • Innovative wearable sensing technologies
  • Machine learning techniques for interpretation of sensor data

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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