Special Session on Social Modelling of Ambient Intelligence in Large Facilities (SMAILF)


To be held at the 15th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence (DCAI).


20th-22nd June 2018, Toledo (Spain).

5th February, 2018


Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is intended to provide users with systems tightly integrated with their everyday environment and activities. The goal is minimizing the need of explicit actions by users, through the continuous and distributed orchestration of information and actuation devices. With the advances in the field, AmI is pursuing growingly ambitious goals in terms of the size and integration of its smart spaces, the number of served users, and the level of adaptation to them.


This special session will be focused on the challenges and potential solutions that appear when AmI moves to Large Premises (LP). In this context, new requirements consider big groups of people moving in premises that fall beyond the classical closed and controlled environments of most AmI systems. The ways of interaction, the expected services, and the behaviour of people acquire a new dimension and variability in those interconnected smart spaces. AmI systems need to adapt to the crowds using large numbers of multiple and heterogeneous AmI resources in distributed and frequently uncontrollable environments that cause unexpected dynamic changes in the system topology.



Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Psychology of crowds

* Sociology of crowds

* Crowd simulation

* Crowd coordination

* Environment specifications and models

* Inclusive design

* Sensor networks

* Information fusion

* Machine learning

* Agent-based social simulation

* Agent-based simulation techniques and methodologies

* Ambient Intelligence (AmI)

* AmI engineering driven by formal models

* AmI toolkits and frameworks

* AmI testing in large premises

* Industrial case studies

* Scalability in AmI for large premises




All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the DCAI 2018 conference management system.


DCAI Special Session papers must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS Template, with a maximum length of 8 pages in length, including figures and references. All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the Paper Submission Page.


Accepted papers will be included in DCAI Proceedings. At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend the symposium to present the paper in order to include the paper in the conference proceedings. All accepted papers will be published by “Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing” series of Springer Verlag.


Submission deadline: 5th February, 2018

Notification of acceptance: 12th March, 2018

Camera-Ready papers: 26th March, 2018

Conference Celebration: 20th-22nd June, 2018


Ramón Alcarria, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)

Álvaro Carrera, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)

Alberto Fernandez, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain)

Jorge J. Gómez Sanz, Universidad Complutense of Madrid (Spain)