Ideen für 3. EvAAL Wettbewerb gesucht 

Evaluating AAL Systems through Competitive Benchmarking



We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting suggestions and ideas for the organization of the 3rd EvAAL Competition. EvAAL is an initiative aimed at evaluating Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) systems.

Because the state of the art does not allow evaluating a full AAL system, EvAAL adopts a step-by-step approach, and in its first editions it will focus on specific core functionalities of AAL. You can find more details in

The previous two EvAAL competitions focused on indoor localization and tracking and on activity recognition, and they were held at the CIAMI Living Lab in Valencia and the Smart-Houses Living Lab in Madrid, on July, 2011 and 2012. The results of the competition were presented at the EvAAL workshop that was held in conjunction with the AAL Forum.
Information about the structure of EvAAL and about the technical aspects of the previous competition can be found in

Our plans for 2013 are to reinforce the two tracks on indoor localization and tracking and on activity recognition, which have been established in the previous years, and, to consider new tracks (depending on available resources) on other topics to be defined. For this reason we invite all interested researchers and practitioners that have an interest in AAL to contribute to EvAAL by proposing ideas and topics for the next competition and, possibly, to participate in the organization of EvAAL.

We are seeking scientific communities, established teams or individuals who are willing to take part in our long-term goal of defining an overall testbed for the evaluation of AAL systems. We started with localisation and activity recognition, but we need more. Once we have enough specialised areas covered, we can start to merge them. Possible topics to be covered include:

  • Reasoning
  • Robotic companions
  • Object recognition
  • Human/computer interaction

or anything else that constitutes a building block of a complete AAL system.

There is no predefined format for the submission of suggestions, however such contributions should be limited to one page (about 1000 characters) and sent by e-mail to the organizers at the address Proposals for new tracks are not limited in space. They should indicate precisely the topic of the track, and should include the following sections:

  • the motivation for the track (which should state the relevance of this track for EvAAL and for AAL in general)
  • a roadmap or a preliminary implementation plan of the track
  • a draft of evaluation criteria
  • a C.V. of the proposers
  • a contact person for the proposal (including e-mail and phone number).

The proposals should be submitted as pdf document by email to:

Proposals for new tracks will be evaluated by the EvAAL Steering board based on relevance to AAL and EvAAL, feasibility of the proposals, and compatibility of the proposals with the logistic constraints. Because of capacity problems, we will most probably be able to add only one new track to the program of EvAAL 2013, in addition to the existing tracks on indoor localization and tracking and on activity recognition.

Proposers of an accepted new track will be requested to serve as program committee chairs of the track, to form the program committee of the track, and to manage the technical issues of the competition they are proposing. The proposers of accepted tracks will be assisted by the EvAAL steering board members to prepare the call for competition and to set up the new track. EvAAL will also provide the new track with logistic support.
Please check the EvAAL web site ( for more information about the competition. For specific questions please read the EvAAL FAQ ( or contact us by e-mail.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for submission of ideas: October 1st, 2012
  • Deadline for submission of track proposals: October 1st, 2012
  • Tentative deadline for the 3rd EvAAL Call for Competition: November 2013


Dr. Reiner Wichert

Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung IGD Fraunhoferstrasse 5 | 64283 Darmstadt

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