Inside-Dem is a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The goal of the project is to develop a technical situation-based decision support system for coping with challenging behaviour exhibited by people with dementia in home settings. To achieve that, the “Mobile Multimedia Information Systems group” (MMIS) at the University of Rostock investigates methods for (1) recognising challenging behaviour of people with dementia based on sensors and behaviour assessment models and for (2) selecting an appropriate intervention strategy based on the recognised agitated behaviour.

Within the context of Inside-Dem, I have worked on methods for systematic data acquisition and development of situation models for situation-aware assistance of people with dementia and their caregivers.

Project-related publications


  • Kristina Yordanova, Sebastian Bader, Sarah Weschke, Frank Krüger, Judith Henf, Stefan Teipel, Thomas Kirste. Discovery of Causal Relations in the Challenging Behaviour of People with Dementia. In IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom WiP Session), Athens, Greece, 2018. to appear


  • Sebastian Bader, Frank Krüger, Albert Hein, Kristina Yordanova, Thomas Kirste. Automatische Erkennung herausfordernden Verhaltens von Menschen mit Demenz und Identifikation von Interventionsstrategien.  In Zukunft Lebensräume 2016, Frankfurt am Main, 2016
  • Kristina Yordanova, Sebastian Bader, Christina Heine, Stefan Teipel, Thomas Kirste. Towards a Situation Model for Assessing Challenging Behaviour of People with Dementia.  In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Sensor-based Activity Recognition and Interaction, Rostock, Germany, 2016