The workshop on Intelligent Conversation Agents in Home and Geriatric Care Applications aims to provide a presentation and discussion forum of ongoing and recently accomplished work on topics related to the development of intelligent conversational agents in home and geriatric care applications. Its goal is to identify the specific scientific and ethical challenges related to the context of home and geriatric care with respect to language, social behaviour, knowledge and data management, and discuss solutions for them. The workshop is will be held as an AAMAS workshop in conjunction with the Federated AI Meeting (FAIM) and collocated with the 2nd Workshop on AI for Aging, Rehabilitation, and Independent Assisted Living in Stockholm, 15th of July, 2018.
Communication is of crucial importance in home and geriatric care. Caregivers are expected not only to facilitate information, guidance and instruction, but also to interact as trustworthy companions of caretakers. In the light of the fact that more and more individuals are increasingly in need of home and geriatric care, ensuring adequate service for all has become a societal challenge. With the increasing maturity of verbal and non-verbal communication understanding and generation technologies, knowledge-based dialogue management techniques, external knowledge acquisition, and virtual character and robot design, questions regarding the use of intelligent conversational agents in home and geriatric applications has become increasingly important. At the same time, the home and geriatric care context implies specific technical and ethical challenges with respect to language, social behaviour, data and knowledge management, etc. An increasing number of research initiatives address these challenges. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working on different aspects of intelligent conversational agents and related fields, practitioners who deploy such agents in the context of home and geriatric care applications, and critical users, who can report about their experience with the use of conversational agents within these applications. Apart from cutting edge technical submissions, contributions that address the challenge of the use of agents in home and geriatric care from the ethical perspective are welcome. The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
We invite full (8 pages) and short (4 pages) papers, with an unlimited number of pages for references. Submissions must conform with the ACM proceedings style guidelines, be in PDF format and anonymized to facilitate the double blind reviewing process. Please submit your paper here.
To encourage inclusiveness and the presentation of speculative and recent work, inclusion in the conference proceedings is optional. The author’s preference should be indicated with the ﬁnal submission.
Stockholm Convention Center (Stockholmmässan), Room: K14
Mässvägen 1, 125 80 Älvsjö, Sweden
|14:00 – 14:05||Opening|
|14:05 – 14:50||G. Eschweiler: Invited Talk Needs of geriatric patients and their care givers|
|14:50 – 15:10||S. Kopp, M. Brandt, H. Buschmeier, K. Cyra, F. Freigang, N. Krämer, F. Kummert, Ch. Opfermann, K. Pitsch, L. Schillingmann, C. Straßmann, E. Wall, and R. Yaghoubzadeh: Conversational Assistants for Elderly Users – The Importance of Socially Cooperative Dialogue|
|15:10 – 15:30||T. Stavropoulos, G. Meditskos, S. Vrochidis, and I. Kompatsiaris: Activity Recognition and Personalized Feedback Solution for Active and Healthy Ageing|
|15:30 – 16:00||COFFEE BREAK|
|16:00 – 16:20||M. Domínguez, A. Burga, M. Farrús, and L. Wanner: On the Role of Communicative Structure in Read Aloud Applications for the Elderly|
|16:20 – 17:20||Poster Session||R. Bangalore Kantharaju and C. Pelachaud: Towards Developing a Model to Handle Multiparty Conversations for Healthcare Agents|
|T. Beinema, H. op den Akker, and H. Hermens: Creating an Artificial Coaching Engine for Multi-domain Conversational Coaches in eHealth Applications|
|G. Huizing, R. Klaassen, and D. Heylen: Designing and Developing Lifelike, Engaging Lifestyle Coaching Agents and Scenarios for Multiparty Coaching Interaction|
|B. Spillane, E. Gilmartin, Christian Saam, B. R. Cowan, and V. Wade: ADELE: Care and Companionship for Independent Aging|
|17:20 – 18:00||Panel discussion|
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