Jan Alexandersson: The DFKI Competence Center for Ambient Assisted Living: Some Activities and Visions


In the near future, ICT will go into everything, going to be everywhere. How can we make sure that everyone can participate in the digital society? One of the premises is that we agree upon open standards and frameworks that move us from today's island solutions to universal solutions for everyone. This is indeed a key issue when it comes to realizing accessibility, but it carries over to language technology as well. In this talk I will point to an emerging language technology standard - ISO 24617 - and continue to some of our efforts at the competence center for AAL at DFKI where we are working towards making the internet of the future accessible.


Dr. Jan Alexandersson is a senior researcher at the Intelligent User Interfaces Department of DFKI which he joined in 1994. He received his Msc from the University of Linköping in 1993 and his PhD in 2003 from the Saarland university, has published over 75 peer-reviewed scientific publications and has been involved in numerous conferences and workshops. He was the coordinator of the EU project i2home and is one of the main contributors to the OpenURC consortium. Since 2009, he is the head of the DFKI Competence Center for Ambient Assisted Living.

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