[evaal contest] Call for Ideas for the 2nd EvAAL competition on AAL systems

Francesco Potortì Potorti at isti.cnr.it
Thu Nov 24 16:20:36 CET 2011

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			 2nd EvAAL Competition
       (Evaluating AAL Systems through Competitive Benchmarking)



 An initiative supported by the AALOA community (http://www.aaloa.org)
  and organised by the universAAL project (http://www.universAAL.org)

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting suggestions and
ideas for the organization of the 2nd EvAAL Competition. EvAAL is a
newborn initiative aimed at evaluating Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)
systems. Because the state of the art does not allow evaluating a full
AAL system, EvAAL adopts a step-by-step approach, and in its first
editions it will focus on specific core functionalities of AAL. You can
find more details in http://evaal.aaloa.org.

The 1st EvAAL Competition was focused on indoor localization and
tracking, and it was held at the CIAMI Living Lab in Valencia, on the
25-29 July, 2011. The results of the competition were presented at the
1st EvAAL workshop that was held in conjunction with the AAL Forum on
the 26-28 September 2011 in Lecce, Italy. Information about the
structure of EvAAL and about the technical aspects of the first
competition can be found in http://evaal.aaloa.org.

We plan to organize EvAAL-2012 with two tracks: one on indoor
localization and tracking, and another one on a topic to be defined. For
this reason we invite all interested researchers and practitioners that
have an interest in AAL to contribute to EvAAL by proposing ideas and
topics for the second track of the next competition and, possibly, to
participate in the organization of EvAAL.

Contributions to this call for ideas can be simple suggestions about the
improvement of the existing organization and the competition on indoor
localization and tracking, or could be proposals for new tracks on new
subjects not already covered by EvAAL.

There is no predefined format for the submission of suggestions, however
such contributions should be limited to one page (about 1000 characters)
and sent by e-mail to the organizers at <info at evaal.aaloa.org>.

Proposals for new tracks are not limited in space. They should indicate
precisely the topic of the track, and should include the following

* the motivation for the track (which should state the relevance of the
  this track for EvAAL and for AAL in general); 
* a roadmap or a preliminary implementation plan of the track;
* a draft of evaluation criteria;
* a C.V. of the proposers;
* a contact person for the proposal (including e-mail and phone number).

The proposals should be submitted as pdf document by email to
<info at evaal.aaloa.org>.  Proposals for new tracks will be evaluated by
the EvAAL Steering board based on relevance to AAL and EvAAL,
feasibility of the proposals, and compatibility of the proposals with
the logistic constraints. Because of capacity problems, we will most
probably be able to add only one new track to the program of EvAAL 2012,
in addition to the existing track on indoor localization and tracking.

Proposers of an accepted new track will be requested to serve as program
committee chairs of the track, to form the program committee of the
track, and to manage the technical issues of the competition they are
proposing. The proposers of accepted tracks will be assisted by the
EvAAL steering board members to prepare the call for competition and to
set up the new track. EvAAL will also provide the new track with
logistic support.

Please check the EvAAL web site (http://evaal.aaloa.org) for more
information about the competition.  For specific questions please read
the EvAAL FAQ (http://evaal.aaloa.org/current-competition/faq) or
contact us by e-mail.

Contact: info at evaal.aaloa.org

Important Dates:
* Deadline for submission of ideas: 31 December 2011
* Deadline for submission of track proposals: 31 December 2011
* Tentative deadline for the 2nd EvAAL Call for Competition: January 2012

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