In November, Villanova University College of Engineering hosted the 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing & Ambient Intelligence (AmI). Dr. Pritpal Singh, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, served as local chair and coordinated the event. More than 70 engineers and computer scientists from academia and research came together from 16 countries, including Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Spain, France, Germany, China, Iran and India, to discuss a new generation of user-centered computing environments and systems that offers better integration of information technology in everyday devices and activities.
The conference offered three days of interdisciplinary sessions on topics in AmI Systems and Machine Learning, Socio-Cognitive and Affective Computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities, AmIHEALTH, Ambient Assisted Living, Human Computer Interface and Sustainability. Keynote speakers presented on the next generation of computing, the quest for realizing smart environments, and UNICEF’s work in quantifying development through data and science. The event also provided an opportunity for attendees to discuss potential research collaboration across universities.