Ambient Intelligence and Affective Environments (AmIA)

Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is a paradigm emerging from Artificial Intelligence (AI), where computers are used as proactive tools assisting people with their day-to-day activities, making everyoneís life more comfortable.

Affect and social behaviour plays an important role in the development of Ambient Intelligent Environments. Consideration of aspects like emotions, mood, personality traits, and attitudes in human-computer, human-robot, and human-environment interaction, especially insofar as they provide better or more ìnaturalî support for humans. These environments should be aware of the needs of people, customizing requirements and forecasting behaviours.

AmI environments may be highly diverse, such as homes, offices, meeting rooms, schools, hospitals, control centers, transport facilities, tourist attractions, stores, sport installations, music devices, etc.

In the Thematic track on AmIA Environments we will create a multi-disciplinary discussion forum that will bring together researchers from the different fields addressed discussing issues in Artificial Intelligence topics included in the Ambient Intelligence and affective environments. Researchers are welcome to present both theoretical and practical works as well as the lessons learned with their application in the varied range of domains. Emphasis will be placed on the presentation of concrete systems, discussion of implementation and development challenges and sharing of conclusions achieved and relevant results.

Topics of interest

In order to fulfill these objectives, submissions of substantial, original and previously unpublished work are invited in all areas of Ambient Intelligence and Affective environments. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications
  • Ambient Assisted Living
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence for AmI
  • Intelligent Environments
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Context Aware Computing
  • Agent & Multiagent Systems for AmI
  • Mobile Computing
  • Sentient Computing
  • e-Health
  • Context Modelling
  • AmI for e-Learning
  • On-line Dispute Resolution
  • Memory Assistant
  • Computational models of emotions
  • Group Emotion
  • Affect and learning
  • Artificial characters
  • Affect and emotion recognition

Paper submission instructions

Submissions must be full technical papers on substantial, original, and previously unpublished research. Papers can have a maximum length of 12 pages. All papers should be prepared according to the formatting instructions of Springer LNCS series (Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Authors should omit their names from the submitted papers, and should take reasonable care to avoid indirectly disclosing their identity.

All papers should be submitted in PDF format through the EPIA 2020 submission Website ( selecting the track Ambient Intelligence and Affective Environments.

Organizing Committee

  • Ana Almeida, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal (
  • Sara Rodriguez, University of Salamanca, Spain (
  • Goreti Marreiros, Polytechnic of Porto (
  • Paulo Novais, University of Minho, Portugal (
  • Peter Mikulecky, University of Hradec Kralove (

Program Committee 

  • Amilcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Ana Paiva, IST, Portugal
  • Ângelo Costa, University Valencia, Spain
  • Antonio Caballero, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Boon Kiat-Quek, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Carlos Iglesias, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Carlos Ramos, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
  • César Analide, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Dalila Duraes, , Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
  • Davide Carneiro, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
  • Davy Preuveneers, K. U. Leuven, Belgium
  • Fábio Silva, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Florentino Fdez-Riverola, University of Vigo, Spain
  • Grzegorz Napela, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Guillaume Lopez, Aoyama Gakuin University, College of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Hector Alaiz Moreton, University of leon, Spain
  • Hoon Ko, Chosun University, South Korea
  • Ichiro Satoh, National Institute of Informatics Tokyo, Japan
  • Javier Bajo, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
  • Javier Jaen, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Jean Ilié, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, France
  • João Carneiro, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
  • José Machado, University of Minho, Portugal
  • José Molina, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
  • José Neves, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Juan Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain
  • Lino Figueiredo, Polytechnic of Porto,
  • Luís Macedo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Miguel Hornos, University of Granada, Spain
  • Pablo Chamoso, University of Salamanca, Spain
  • Ricardo Santos, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
  • Rui José, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Shin’Ichi Konomi, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Tatsuo Nakajima, Waseda University, Japan
  • Tiago Oliveira, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Vicente Julián, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain