Workshop goals

We will address important questions, including: How should interactions with proactive IoT systems be designed to embed into peoples’ everyday lives? What capabilities are essential for proactive technologies to provide services that are intelligible and accountable? How can we design such systems so that they allow users to delegate control, yet easily regain it? The workshop then turns upon three key themes or perspectives, including

  • IoT infrastructure such as sensors, actuators, networks, storage, visualization and presentation UI, and the ways in which this can be made manageable and controllable by people (including ensuring their privacy and security),
  • Appropriate methods that make systems accountable, intelligible, and responsive to the contingent nature of human activity, that use techniques that provide proactive reasoning and actuation, such as machine learning, activity sensing, modelling, and multi-agent systems; for example, methods of consent and withdrawal
  • ‘Sharing economy’ application ideas and examples that go beyond home automation towards leveraging the IoT to support neighbours, communities, and alternative marketplaces, in which goods and services may be shared for the benefit of all involved.