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How will smart devices, such as the iPhone and iPad, react to people in the future? An international group of scientists will address this question, among others, during AmI-11, a conference on Ambient Intelligence that takes place from 16 -18 November. The conference is co-organised by Prof. Ben Kröse of the University of Amsterdam.

How will smart devices, such as the iPhone and iPad, react to people in the future? An international group of scientists will address this question, among others, during AmI-11, a conference on Ambient Intelligence that takes place from 16 -18 November.

Ambient intelligence refers to electronic environments that are sensitive and responsive to the presence and behaviour of people. Products and services are tailored to the user. The conference is co-organised by Prof. Ben Kröse of the University of Amsterdam / Hogeschool van Amsterdam, University of Applied Sciences.

During the annual Am11 conference, scientists from around the world meet to explore current developments with regard to complex, networked systems of sensors and actuators (devices that can influence their environment), which together make an intelligent electronic environment responsive to humans.

Various disciplines are combined within the field of Ambient intelligence, in particular ubiquitous technology (a model of human-computer interaction in which information processing is integrated into everyday objects and activities), artificial intelligence and advanced user interfaces. In all these disciplines, humans are at the centre of technological developments.

The programme includes workshops in areas of interest such as intelligent lighting systems, behaviour analysis in public spaces and applications within the healthcare sector. There will also be lectures and presentations on topics inlcuding sensors in healthcare, privacy, behaviour modification and new forms of interaction.