Program at a glance

All times of the program are given in CET (Central European Time).

Here is a map with some common timezones for reference:

time zone map

Please note: USA daylight saving time starts on March, 14 at 2:00 am.
Clocks are turned forward 1 hour from 2:00 am to 03:00 am local daylight time.

You may find the following links usefull:

Time in big cities around the world: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Timezone converter: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/

 


 

Monday, 22nd March

Full day workshops: CoMoRea, EmotionAware, MPAT, PerAwareCity, PerHealth, PerVehicle

Half day workshops: PerDL

  • Please note that programs of workshops (and teasers) are available in Full Program.

 

Tuesday, 23rd March

8:30 - 9:00 am Opening

9:00 - 10:20 am Session 1 - Pervasive computing at the edge

10:20 - 11:00 am Break

11:00 - 12:20 pm Session 2 - Learning in pervasive environments

12:20 - 1:00 pm WiP Session 1 - Edge & Systems

1:00 - 3:00 pm Lunch Break

3:00 - 4:15 pm Keynote: Monitoring People and their Vital Signs Using Radio Signals and Machine Learning, Dina Katabi (MIT, USA)

4:15 - 4:45 pm Break

4:45 - 5:45 pm Session 3 - Data for pervasive computing computing

5:45 - 6:45 pm WiP Session 2 - Data & Learning

7:00 - 8:30 pm N2Women Event

 

Wednesday, 24th March

8:30 - 10:00 am Session 4 - Activity recognition and tracking

10:00 - 10:30 am WiP Session 3 - Tracking & Recognition

10:30 - 11:00 am Break

11:00 - 12:30 pm Session 5 - Best Paper Candidates

12:30 - 12:50 pm PhD Forum Madness

12:50 - 1:00 pm Demo Madness

1:00 - 3:00 pm Lunch Break

3:00 - 4:15 pm Keynote: Indoor Networks with a 6th Sense, Klaus Doppler (Nokia Bell Labs, USA)

4:15 - 4:45 pm Break

4:45 - 6:50 pm Demonstrations

 

Thursday, 25th March

8:30 - 10:30 am Industry session

10:30 - 11:00 am Break

11:00 - 12:10 pm Session 6 - Sensing

12:10 - 1:10 pm WiP Session 4 - Sensing & Applications

1:10 - 3:00 pm Lunch Break

3:00 - 3:10 pm PerCom 2021 Awards Presentation

3:10 - 4:30 pm Panel - Resilience in Urban and Critical Infrastructures - The Role of Pervasive Computing, Max Mühlhäuser (Technical University Darmstadt, Germany)

4:30 - 5:00 pm Break

5:00 - 6:10 pm Session 7 - Applications

6:10 - 7:10 pm Town Hall Meeting

 

Friday, 26th March

Full day workshops: ARDUOUS, PerFlow, PerIoT, WristSense, SmartEdge, SPT-IoT

  • Please note that programs of workshops (and teasers) are available in Full Program.

 


Detailed program (Draft)

 

Tuesday, 23th March

8:30-9:00 am Conference Opening

Chairs: Klaus David (University of Kassel, Germany), Jadwiga Indulska (The University of Queensland, Australia)

  • Kristina Sinemus (Prof. Dr., Hessian Minister for Digital Strategy and Development, Germany)
  • Amy L. Murphy (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)

 

9:00-10:20 am Session 1 - Pervasive computing at the edge

Chairs: Sara Khalifa (CSIRO's Data61, Australia)

  • MASA: Responsive Multi-DNN Inference on the Edge.
    Bart Cox, Jeroen M. Galjaard and Amirmasoud Ghiassi (TU Delft, The Netherlands); Robert Birke (ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland); Lydia Y. Chen (IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland)
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  • Density-Based Data Selection and Management for Edge Computing. Hiroki Oikawa and Masaaki Kondo (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • iEdge: An IoT-assisted Edge Computing Framework. Hochul Lee and Seyul Lee (Hanyang University, Korea (South)); Young Choon Lee (Macquarie University, Australia); Hyuck Han (Dongduk Women's University, Korea (South)); Sooyong Kang (Hanyang University, Korea (South))

 

10:20-11:00 am Break

 

11:00-12:20 pm Session 2 - Learning in pervasive environments

Chairs: Chiara Boldrini (IIT-CNR, Italy)

  • FADACS: A Few-shot Adversarial Domain Adaptation Architecture for Context-Aware Parking Availability Sensing. Wei Shao (RMIT University, Australia); Sichen Zhao (School of Computing Technologies, RMIT University, Australia); Zhen Zhang, Shiyu Wang and Mohammad Saiedur Rahaman (RMIT University, Australia); Andy Song (RMIT, Australia); Flora D Salim (RMIT University, Australia)
  • A Federated Learning Aggregation Algorithm for Pervasive Computing: Evaluation and Comparison.
    Sannara Ek (Grenoble University, France); François Portet (Laboratory LIG, UMR CNRS/INPG/UJF 5217, Team GETALP, France); Philippe Lalanda (Grenoble University, France); German Vega (LIG, France)
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  • Opportunistic Federated Learning: An Exploration of Egocentric Collaboration for Pervasive Computing Applications.
    Sangsu Lee (University of Texas at Austin, USA); Xi Zheng (Macquarie University & School of Engineering, Australia); Jie Hua (University of Texas at Austin, USA); Haris Vikalo (The University of Texas at Austin, USA); Christine Julien (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
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12:20-1:00 pm WiP Session 1 - Edge & Systems

Chairs: Ella Peltonen (University of Oulu, Finland)

  • Towards a Staging Environment for the Internet of Things. Jossekin Beilharz (University of Potsdam, Germany); Philipp Wiesner (TU Berlin, Germany); Arne Boockmeyer (Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany); Florian Brokhausen (TU Berlin, Germany); Ilja Behnke (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany); Robert Schmid (University of Potsdam, Germany); Lukas Pirl (Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany); Lauritz Thamsen (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
  • Ultra-fast Machine Learning Classifier Execution on IoT Devices without SRAM Consumption. Bharath Sudharsan (National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland); Panesh Patel (Confirm SFI Centre for Smart Manufacturing, Ireland); John Breslin (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland); Muhammad Intizar Ali (Dublin City University, Ireland)
  • Towards Predictive Safety Maintenance for IoT Equipped Bikes. Viktor Matkovic and Marian Waltereit (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany); Torben Weis (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
  • Enabling Pervasive Federated Learning using Vehicular Virtual Edge Servers. Anran Du, Yicheng Shen and Lewis Tseng (Boston College, USA); Takamasa Higuchi (Toyota Motor North America R&D, USA); Seyhan Ucar and Onur Altintas (Toyota Motor North America R&D, InfoTech Labs, USA)

 

1:00-3:00 pm Lunch Break

 

3:00-4:15 pm Keynote: Monitoring People and their Vital Signs Using Radio Signals and Machine Learning. Dina Katabi (MIT, USA)

Chairs: Sajal K. Das (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA)

 

4:15-4:45 pm Break

 

4:45-5:45 pm Session 3 - Data for pervasive computing

Chairs: Paul Castro (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)

  • Data Collection Utility Maximization in Wireless Sensor Networks via Efficient Determination of UAV Hovering Locations. Mengyu Chen and Weifa Liang (The Australian National University, Australia); Sajal K. Das (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA)
  • Lan: Learning to Augment Noise Tolerance for Self-report Survey Labels. Suwen Lin, Louis Faust and Nitesh Chawla (University of Notre Dame, USA)

 

5:45-6:45 pm WiP Session 2 - Data & Learning

Chairs: Octav Chipara (University of Iowa, USA)

  • Towards Automated Data Sharing in Personal Data Stores. Shanmugarasa Yashothara and Hye-young Paik (University of New South Wales, Australia); Salil S Kanhere (UNSW Sydney, Australia); Liming Zhu (Data61, CSIRO, Australia)
  • Human Knowledge Based Efficient Interactive Data Annotation via Active Weakly Supervised Learning. Osamu Saisho and Takeshi Ohguro (NTT, Japan); Jingyu Sun (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Japan); Hiroshi Imamura (NTT, Japan); Susumu Takeuchi (NTT & Network Innovation Laboratories, Japan); Daigoro Yokozeki (NTT, Japan)
  • Location-Aware Caching via Predicting Heterogeneous File Preferences in Mobile Networks. Hyun-Soung You and Ji-Hong Kim (Hanyang University, Korea (South)); Won-Yong Shin (Yonsei University, Korea (South)); Sang-Wook Kim (Hanyang University, Korea (South))
  • Towards Energy Efficient Mobile Data Collection In Cluster-based IoT Networks. Sana Benhamaid (University of Technology of Compiegne & Heudiasyc Laboratory, France); Hicham Lakhlef (Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France); Abdelmadjid Bouabdallah (Universite de Technologie - Compiegne, France)
  • Adaptive & Simultaneous Pervasive Visible Light Communication and Sensing. Ila Gokarn and Archan Misra (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
  • How to catch them all? Enhanced data collection for emotion recognition in the field. Maciej Dzieżyc, Joanna Komoszyńska and Stanislaw Saganowski (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland); Magda Boruch, Jakub Dziwiński, Katarzyna Jabłońska and Dominika Kunc (Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland); Przemysław Kazienko (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland)

 

7:00-8:30 pm N2Women Event

Chairs: Sara Khalifa (CSIRO's Data61, Australia)

 


Wednesday, 24th March

 

8:30-10:00 am Session 4 - Activity recognition and tracking

Chairs: Paul Lukowicz (DFKI and University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)

  • GAZEL: Runtime Gaze Tracking for Smartphones. Joonbeom Park and Seonghoon Park (Yonsei University, Korea (South)); Hojung Cha (Yonsei University, S. Korea, Korea (South))
  • Deep Triplet Networks with Attention for Sensor-based Human Activity Recognition. Bulat Khaertdinov, Esam Ghaleb and Stylianos Asteriadis (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
  • SolAR: Energy Positive Human Activity Recognition using Solar Cells. Muhammad Moid Sandhu (The University of Queensland & Data61 - CSIRO, Australia); Sara Khalifa (CSIRO's Data61, Australia); Kai Geissdoerfer (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany); Raja Jurdak (Queensland University of Technology & CSIRO, Australia); Marius Portmann (University of Queensland, Australia)

 

10:00-10:30 am WiP Session 3 - Tracking & Recognition

Chairs: Ella Peltonen (University of Oulu, Finland)

  • Towards battery-less RF sensing. Manila Kodali, Le Nguyen Ngu Nguyen and Stephan Sigg (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Non-intrusive Continuous User Identification from Activity Acoustic Signatures. Soumyajit Chatterjee (IIT Kharagpur, India); Bivas Mitra and Sandip Chakraborty (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India)
  • Taguard: Exposing the Location of Active Eavesdropper in Passive RFID System. Wei Sun (Ohio State University, USA)

 

10:30-11:00 am Break

 

11:00-12:30 pm Session 5 - Best Paper Candidates

Chairs: Amy L Murphy (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)

  • Voltaire: Precise Energy-Aware Code Offloading Decisions with Machine Learning.
    Martin Breitbach (University of Mannheim, Germany); Janick Edinger (University of Hamburg, Germany); Siim Kaupmees (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Heiko Trötsch (University of Mannheim, Germany); Christian Krupitzer (Universität Hohenheim, Germany); Christian Becker (Universität Mannheim, Germany)
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  • The Feasibility of Dense Indoor LoRaWAN Towards Passively Sensing Human Presence.
    Jascha Grübel (ETH Zürich, Switzerland); Tyler Thrash (Miami University, USA); Didier Hélal (Orbiwise, Switzerland); Robert Sumner (ETH Zürich, Switzerland); Christoph Hoelscher (ETH, Switzerland); Victor Schinazi (Bond University, Australia)
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  • Consent-driven data use in crowdsensing platforms: When data reuse meets privacy-preservation. Mariem Brahem (INRIA, France); Nicolas Anciaux (Inria Rocquencourt, France); Valerie Issarny (INRIA, France); Guillaume Scerri (University of Versailles SQY, France)

 

12:30-12:50 pm PhD Forum Madness

See the paper listing at the end of the program

Chairs: Antinisca Di Marco (University of L'Aquila, Italy)

 

12:50-1:00 pm Demo Madness

See the paper listing at the end of the program

Chairs: Pascal Hirmer (University of Stuttgart, Germany); Manuele Kirsch Pinheiro, (Paris-Sorbonne University, France)

 

1:00-3:00 pm Lunch Break

 

3:00-4:15 pm Keynote: Indoor Networks with a 6th Sense, Klaus Doppler (Nokia Bell Labs, USA)

Chairs: Chair: Klaus David (University of Kassel, Germany)

 

4:15-4:45 pm Break

 

4:45-6:50 pm Demonstrations

See the paper listing at the end of the program

Chairs: Pascal Hirmer (University of Stuttgart, Germany), Manuele Kirsch Pinheiro (Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne, France)

 


Thursday, 25th March

 

8:30-10:30 am Industry session

Chairs: Akhil Mathur (Bell Labs, USA), Abhishek Mukherji (Accenture Inc., USA)

  • MEMA: Fast Inference of Multiple Deep Models. Jeroen M. Galjaard, Bart Cox and Amirmasoud Ghiassi (TU Delft, The Netherlands); Lydia Y. Chen (IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland); Robert Birke (ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland)
  • Mobi-Track: Distilling Direct Path in Time Domain for High Accuracy WiFi Tracking. Zheng Yang (University of Science and Technology of China, China); Feng Wang (University of Mississippi, USA); Wei Gong (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
  • Architecture and pervasive platform for machine learning services in Industry 4.0. Philippe Lalanda (Grenoble University, France); German Vega (LIG, France); Humberto Cervantes (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa, Mexico); Denis Morand (Schneider Electric, France)
  • Forecasting Parking Lots Availability: Analysis from a Real-World Deployment. Manuele Barraco and Nicola Bicocchi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy); Marco Mamei (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy); Franco Zambonelli (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
  • Improving Land Use Classification using Human Mobility-based Hierarchical Place Embeddings. Toru Shimizu (Yahoo Japan Corporation, Japan); Takahiro Yabe (Purdue University, USA); Kota Tsubouchi (Yahoo Japan Corporation, Japan)

 

10:30-11:00 am Break

 

11:00-12:10 pm Session 6 - Sensing

Chairs: Max Mühlhäuser (Technical University Darmstadt, Germany)

  • HandRate: Heart Rate Monitoring while Simply Holding a Smartphone. Kevin Jiokeng, Gentian Jakllari and André-Luc Beylot (University of Toulouse, France)
  • Characterizing Everyday Objects using Human Touch: Thermal Dissipation as a Sensing Modality. Hilary Emenike, Farooq Dar, Mohan Liyanage and Rajesh Sharma (University of Tartu, Estonia); Agustin Zuniga and Mohammad A. Hoque (University of Helsinki, Finland); Marko Radeta (Wave Lab, ITI/LARSyS, University of Madeira & University of Belgrade, Tigerwhale, Portugal); Petteri Nurmi (University of Helsinki, Finland); Huber Flores (University of Tartu, Estonia & University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Enabling In-Ear Magnetic Sensing: Automatic and User Transparent Magnetometer Calibration. Andrea Ferlini (Cambridge University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Alessandro Montanari (Nokia Bell Labs, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Andreas Grammenos, Robert Harle and Cecilia Mascolo (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

 

12:10-1:10 pm WiP Session 4 - Sensing & Applications

Chairs: Ella Peltonen (University of Oulu, Finland)

  • Towards Recognizing Emotion in the Latent Space. Marios A Fanourakis, Guillaume Chanel and Rayan Elalamy (University of Geneva, Switzerland); Phil Lopes (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • ParaCook: Optimal Cooking Support System for Multiple Dishes. Jin Nakabe (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan); Teruhiro Mizumoto (Osaka University, Japan); Hirohiko Suwa and Keiichi Yasumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Antonym Disambiguation for a German-language Conversational Intelligent Tutoring System. Tomasz Sosnowski and Kristina Yordanova (University of Rostock, Germany)
  • Designing Comprehensive Cyber Threat Analysis Platform: Can We Orchestrate Analysis Engines? Takeshi Takahashi, Yuki Umemura and Chansu Han (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan); Tao Ban (National Institute of Information & Communications Technology, Japan); Keisuke Furumoto and Ohnori Nakamura (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan); Katsunari Yoshioka (Yokohama National University, Japan); Junichi Takeuchi (Kyushu University, Japan); Noboru Murata (Waseda University, Japan); Yoshiaki Shiraishi (Kobe University, Japan)
  • Exploratory analysis of nose-gesture for smartphone aided typing for users with clinical conditions. Pragma Kar, Krishna Mishra and Sudipro Ghosh (Jadavpur University, India); Sandip Chakraborty (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India); Samiran Chattopadhyay (Jadavpur University, India)
  • MoSen: Sensor Network Optimization in Multiple-Occupancy Smart Homes. Yuting Zhan and Hamed Haddadi (Imperial College London, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

 

1:10-3:00 pm Lunch Break

 

3:00-3:10 pm PerCom 2021 Awards Presentation

Chair: Klaus David (University of Kassel, Germany)

 

3:10-4:30 pm Panel: Resilience in Urban and Critical Infrastructures - The Role of Pervasive Computing

Moderator: Max Mühlhäuser (Technical University Darmstadt, Germany)

 

4:30-5:00 pm Break

 

5:00-6:10 pm Session 7 - Applications

Chairs: Abhishek Mukherji (Accenture Inc., USA)

  • Mobility Improves Accuracy: Precise Robot Manipulation with COTS RFID Systems.
    Haoyu Wang (Tsinghua University, China); Si Chen (Simon Fraser University, Canada); Wei Gong (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
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  • MousePath: Enhancing PC Web Pages through Smartphone and Optical Mouse. Zhiwei Wang (ShanghaiTech University, China); Qianyi Huang (Southern University of Science and Technology & Peng Cheng Laboratory, China); Yihui Yan (ShanghaiTech University, China); Haitian Ren and Yizhou Zhang (Shanghaitech University, China); Zhice Yang (ShanghaiTech University, China)
  • Embracing Self-Powered Wireless Wearables for Smart Healthcare. Longzhi Yuan and Can Xiong (University of Science and Technology of China, China); Si Chen (Simon Fraser University, Canada); Wei Gong (University of Science and Technology of China, China)

 

6:10-7:10 pm Town Hall Meeting

Chairs: Mohan J Kumar (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)

 



Accepted demonstrations

  • eat2pic: Food-tech Design as a Healthy Nudge with Smart Chopsticks and Canvas. Rei Nakaoka (Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan); Yugo Nakamura, Yuki Matsuda, Shinya Misaki and Keiichi Yasumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Demo: Using Smartphone and Optical Mouse to Enhance Web Interaction. Zhiwei Wang and Yihui Yan (ShanghaiTech University, China); Qianyi Huang (Southern University of Science and Technology & Peng Cheng Laboratory, China); Haitian Ren and Yizhou Zhang (Shanghaitech University, China); Zhice Yang (ShanghaiTech University, China)
  • BURST - A Dynamic Bus Routing System. Jan Gerhards, Dominik Held, Tim Schneider and Pascal Hirmer (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Automatic and Intelligent Composition of Pervasive Applications. Kévin Delcourt and Françoise Adreit (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France); Jean-Paul Arcangeli (IRIT-UPS, University of Toulouse, France); Sylvie Trouilhet (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France)
  • Scalable Distributed Data Anonymization.
    Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati (Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy); Dario Facchinetti (University of Bergamo, Italy); Sara Foresti (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy); Gianluca Oldani (Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy); Stefano Paraboschi (University of Bergamo, Italy); Matthew Rossi (Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy); Pierangela Samarati (Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
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  • Routing Over Multiple Technologies with RODENT. Brandon Foubert (Inria, France); Nathalie Mitton (Inria Lille - Nord Europe, France)
  • Virtual Environment for Evaluating the QoS of Distributed Mobile Applications.
    Sergio Laso and Javier Berrocal (University of Extremadura, Spain); Pablo Fernandez (Universidad de Sevilla & SCORE Lab, Spain); Antonio Ruiz-Cortés (University of Sevilla, Spain); Juan Manuel Murillo Rodriguez (University of Extremadura, Spain)
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  • A medical tele-tutoring system for the Emergency Service. Anna Lina Ruscelli, Gabriele Cecchetti and Igor Barsanti (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy); Mirco Manciulli (Time Group, Italy); Piero Paolini (Centrale Operativa 118 - Azienda USL Toscana Centro, Pistoia, Italy); Piero Castoldi (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)
  • LogLiDAR: An Internet of Things Solution for Counting and Scaling Logs. Felip Marti, Abdur Rahim Mohammad Forkan, Prem Prakash Jayaraman and Chris McCarthy (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia); Hadi Ghaderi (Swinburne University of Technology)

Accepted PhD Forum papers

  • 5G Edge Computing Enhanced Mobile Augmented Reality. Jacky Cao (University of Oulu, Finland); Xiang Su (University of Helsinki & University of Oulu, Finland)
  • IoT Thing To Service Semantic Matching. Nisrine Bnouhanna (TU Munich & Fortiss GmbH, Germany)
  • Pronunciation Training through Sensing of Tongue and Lip Motion via Smart Phone. Aslan B. Wong (Shenzhen University, China)
  • A Graph-based Approach to Detect DoB Attack. Diya Thomas (Macquarie University, Australia)
  • Towards Robust Android Malware Detection Models using Adversarial Learning. Hemant Rathore (BITS Pilani, India)
  • Usable Differential Privacy for the Internet-of-Things. Patrick Kühtreiber (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany)
  • Combining Symbolic and Data-Driven Methods for Goal Recognition. Nils Wilken and Heiner Stuckenschmidt (University of Mannheim, Germany); Bartelt (University of Clausthal, Germany)
  • Intent Recognition in Smart Homes with ProbLog. Gary B Smith (Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
  • Development of a Genetic Algorithm for Estimation for a DeGroot Opinion Diffusion Model. Kara L Johnson (Montana State University, USA)
  • Context-driven Abnormal Semantic Event Recognition for Healthcare Applications. Amanda D. P. Venceslau (Federal University of Ceara, Brazil)