The workshop topics are for the most part listed as a set of questions:
- How are ambient information systems distinct from other information technologies?
- What are examples of useful heuristics, frameworks, taxonomies, or design principles for the implementation of ambient information?
- Should Ambient Information Systems move beyond the traditional scope of vision; is there merit in Ambient Noise, Ambient Smells, Tactile Ambience, and Ambient Taste?
- How much ambient information can one perceive and comprehend?
- What, if any, are the appropriate interaction methods for these information devices?
- Where should ambient systems be placed to improve their chances of being used, without becoming distracting or annoying?
- What sorts of information are best conveyed by an ambient display?
- What are the appropriate methods for evaluating ambient information systems, particularly those that are not necessarily task-based?
- How do we describe the values of these particular technologies in our everyday lives?
- How can we make use of existing technologies? (e.g. smart materials, wearable systems, etc.)
- What knowledge from other domains should we apply? (e.g., from art, cognitive science, design, psychology, sociology)
We are also particularly interested to hear about ambient information systems in the following areas:</p>
- Resource Consumption, e.g., power, heat, water, food, and for shared or personal resources
- Work and workload "progress" (e.g., explicitly or implicitly gathered data, or those based on a workflow)
If you have any topics you’d like to suggest please add them in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you :-)</p>