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Human-Centric Interfaces for Ambient Intelligence

Human-Centric Interfaces for Ambient Intelligence
  • Author : Hamid Aghajan,Juan Carlos Augusto,Ramon Lopez-Cozar Delgado
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-09-25
  • Total pages :542
  • ISBN : 0080878504
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Summary : To create truly effective human-centric ambient intelligence systems both engineering and computing methods are needed. This is the first book to bridge data processing and intelligent reasoning methods for the creation of human-centered ambient intelligence systems. Interdisciplinary in nature, the book covers topics such as multi-modal interfaces, human-computer interaction, smart environments and pervasive computing, addressing principles, paradigms, methods and applications. This book will be an ideal reference for university researchers, R&D engineers, computer engineers, and graduate students working in signal, speech and video processing, multi-modal interfaces, human-computer interaction and applications of ambient intelligence. Hamid Aghajan is a Professor of Electrical Engineering (consulting) at Stanford University, USA. His research is on user-centric vision applications in smart homes, assisted living / well being, smart meetings, and avatar-based social interactions. He is Editor-in-Chief of "Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments", has chaired ACM/IEEE ICDSC 2008, and organized workshops/sessions/tutorials at ECCV, ACM MM, FG, ECAI, ICASSP, CVPR. Juan Carlos Augusto is a Lecturer at the University of Ulster, UK. He is conducting research on Smart Homes and Classrooms. He has given tutorials at IJCAI’07 and AAAI’08. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Book Series on "Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments" and the "Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments". He has co-Chaired ICOST’06, AITAmI’06/07/08, and is Workshops Chair for IE’09. Ramón López-Cózar Delgado is a Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Telecommunications of the University of Granada, Spain. His research interests include speech recognition and understanding, dialogue management and Ambient Intelligence. He is a member of ISCA (International Speech Communication Association), SEPLN (Spanish Society on Natural Language Processing) and AIPO (Spanish Society on HCI). Integrates engineering and computing methods that are essential for designing and implementing highly effective ambient intelligence systems Contains contributions from the world’s leading experts in academia and industry Gives a complete overview of the principles, paradigms and applications of human-centric ambient intelligence systems

Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments

Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments
  • Author : Hideyuki Nakashima,Hamid Aghajan,Juan Carlos Augusto
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-10-01
  • Total pages :1294
  • ISBN : 9780387938080
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Summary : Our homes anticipate when we want to wake up. Our computers predict what music we want to buy. Our cars adapt to the way we drive. In today’s world, even washing machines, rice cookers and toys have the capability of autonomous decision-making. As we grow accustomed to computing power embedded in our surroundings, it becomes clear that these ‘smart environments’, with a number of devices controlled by a coordinating system capable of ‘ambient intelligence’, will play an ever larger role in our lives. This handbook provides readers with comprehensive, up-to-date coverage in what is a key technological field. . Systematically dealing with each aspect of ambient intelligence and smart environments, the text covers everything, from visual information capture and human/computer interaction to multi-agent systems, network use of sensor data, and building more rationality into artificial systems. The book also details a wide range of applications, examines case studies of recent major projects from around the world, and analyzes both the likely impact of the technology on our lives, and its ethical implications. With a wide variety of separate disciplines all conducting research relevant to this field, this handbook encourages collaboration between disparate researchers by setting out the fundamental concepts from each area that are relevant to ambient intelligence and smart environments, providing a fertile soil in which ground-breaking new work candevelop.

Workshop Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Environments

Workshop Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Environments
  • Author : H. Aghajan,J.C. Augusto,V. Callaghan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-07-14
  • Total pages :844
  • ISBN : 9781607507956
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Summary : This book presents the workshop proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE 2011), held in Nottingham, United Kingdom, in July 2011. The workshops provide a forum for scientists, researchers and engineers from both industry and academia to engage in discussion on newly emerging or rapidly evolving topics which have yet to reach conferences or journals. The seven workshops included in the conference address a diverse set of topics. The formats are equally diverse, ranging from lectures to practical sessions, and comprising over 80 presentations in total. The workshops and the areas they address are as follows: AITAmI’11, the special relevance of AI technology to the goals of ambient intelligence and practical applications; CS’11, the use of science fiction stories grounded in current science and engineering research as a means to motivate and direct research into new technologies; HCIAmI’11, an exploration of multidisciplinary human centric interfaces for ambient intelligence applications; IC’11, the next-generation intelligent campus environment; SciT’11, establishing a multidisciplinary forum using the creative arts as a means of conveying scientific achievements to a wider audience; SOOW’11, smart offices and other intelligent workplaces and finally, WISHWell’11, an exploration of pervasive healthcare technology solutions within the hospital and home. Providing a picture of the latest ideas and innovations in the field, this book will be of interest to all those whose work involves the use or creation of intelligent environments.

Ambient Intelligence

Ambient Intelligence
  • Author : Giuseppe Riva,F. Vatalaro,F. Davide
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :293
  • ISBN : 1586034901
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Summary : The metaphor of Ambient Intelligence (AmI) tries to picture a vision of the future where all of us will be surrounded by 'intelligent' electronic environments, and this ambient has claims to being sensitive and responsive to our needs. Ambient Intelligence without invasion of privacy represents a long-term vision for the EU Information Society Technologies Research programme. A strong multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach is a key requirement for large-scale technology innovation and the development of effective applications. Up to now, most of the books and papers related to AmI focus their analysis on the technology potential only. An important feature of this volume is the link between the technology - through the concepts of ubiquitous computing and intelligent interface - and the human experience of interacting in the world - through a neuro-psychological vision centred on the concept of 'presence'. Presence - the sense of being there - is the experience of projecting one's mind through media to other places, people and designed environments. The combination of recent discoveries in cognitive neuroscience - which make it possible to acquire a better understanding of the human aspects of presence, and the breakthroughs at the level of the enabling technologies make it increasingly possible to build novel systems based on this understanding. The goal of this volume is to assess the technologies and processes that are behind the AmI vision, in order to help the development of state-of-the-art applications. More in detail, this volume aims at supporting researchers and scientists, interested in the understanding and exploiting the potential of AmI.

Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence

Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence
  • Author : Jose Bravo,Diego López-de-Ipina,Francisco Moya
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-11-28
  • Total pages :523
  • ISBN : 9783642353772
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Summary : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence, UCAmI 2012, held in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, in December 2012. The 70 research papers were carefully reviewed and selected from various submissions. The main focus of this book has been to explore how Ambient Intelligence can contribute towards smarter but still more sustainable environments. Beyond sustainable computing the proceedings also include research work describing progress on other key research topics for AmI such as human environment mobile-mediated (through NFC or AR) interaction, artificial intelligence techniques to foster user- and context-aware environment adaptation, future internet trends such as social networks analysis, linked data or crowd-sourcing applied to AmI, internet-connected object ecosystems collaborating to give place to smarter environments.

Ambient Intelligence

Ambient Intelligence
  • Author : Fabio Paternò,Boris De Ruyter,Panos Markopoulos,Carmen Santoro,Evert van Loenen,Kris Luyten
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-11-15
  • Total pages :461
  • ISBN : 9783642348983
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Summary : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the third International Joint Conference an Ambient Intelligence, AmI 2012, held in Pisa, Italy, in November 2012. The 18 revised full papers and 5 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 47 (full papers) respectively 14 (short papers) submissions. From a scientific point of view, the papers make a multidisciplinary approach covering fields like computer science, human computer interaction, electrical engineering, industrial design, behavioral sciences, aimed at enriching physical environments with a network of distributed devices, such as sensors, actuators, and computational resources, in order to support users in their everyday activities. From a technological perspective the volume represents the convergence of recent achievements in ubiquitous and communication technologies, pervasive computing, intelligent user interfaces and artificial intelligence.

Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments

Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments
  • Author : Hideyuki Nakashima,Hamid Aghajan,Juan Carlos Augusto
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-10-01
  • Total pages :1294
  • ISBN : 9780387938080
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Summary : Our homes anticipate when we want to wake up. Our computers predict what music we want to buy. Our cars adapt to the way we drive. In today’s world, even washing machines, rice cookers and toys have the capability of autonomous decision-making. As we grow accustomed to computing power embedded in our surroundings, it becomes clear that these ‘smart environments’, with a number of devices controlled by a coordinating system capable of ‘ambient intelligence’, will play an ever larger role in our lives. This handbook provides readers with comprehensive, up-to-date coverage in what is a key technological field. . Systematically dealing with each aspect of ambient intelligence and smart environments, the text covers everything, from visual information capture and human/computer interaction to multi-agent systems, network use of sensor data, and building more rationality into artificial systems. The book also details a wide range of applications, examines case studies of recent major projects from around the world, and analyzes both the likely impact of the technology on our lives, and its ethical implications. With a wide variety of separate disciplines all conducting research relevant to this field, this handbook encourages collaboration between disparate researchers by setting out the fundamental concepts from each area that are relevant to ambient intelligence and smart environments, providing a fertile soil in which ground-breaking new work candevelop.

Workshop Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Environments

Workshop Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Environments
  • Author : R. Lopez-Cozar,H. Aghajan,Juan C. Augusto,Diane J. Cook,John O'Donoghue
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-01-01
  • Total pages :291
  • ISBN : 9781607506386
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Summary : This book presents the combined proceedings of three workshops which make up part of the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Environments. The remarkable advances in computer sciences throughout the last few decades are already making an impact

Handbook of Smart Cities

Handbook of Smart Cities
  • Author : Juan Carlos Augusto
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2023-03-01
  • Total pages :1200
  • ISBN : 3030696979
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Summary : This Handbook presents a comprehensive and rigorous overview of the state-of-the-art on Smart Cities. It provides the reader with an authoritative, exhaustive one-stop reference on how the field has evolved and where the current and future challenges lie. From the foundations to the many overlapping dimensions (human, energy, technology, data, institutions, ethics etc.), each chapter is written by international experts and amply illustrated with figures and tables with an emphasis on current research. The Handbook is an invaluable desk reference for researchers in a wide variety of fields, not only smart cities specialists but also by scientists and policy-makers in related disciplines that are deeply influenced by the emergence of intelligent cities. It should also serve as a key resource for graduate students and young researchers entering the area, and for instructors who teach courses on these subjects.

Ambient Intelligence

Ambient Intelligence
  • Author : Manfred Tscheligi,Panos Markopoulos,Reiner Wichert,Thomas Mirlacher,Alexander Meschterjakov,Wolfgang Reitberger
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-11-05
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9783642054075
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Summary : th Celebrating its 10 anniversary, the vision of Ambient Intelligence has been widely adopted as a human-centric approach to application and technology - velopment. While the Ambient Intelligence vision was initially conceptualized as a reply to technological developments that enabled the embedding of int- ligence in electronic environments with a focus on information, communication and entertainment applications, the vision has not been agnostic to the rising needs in society. Today,the Ambient Intelligence vision represents also a holistic approach to technology-supported health and wellbeing systems. Going back to 2003, the annual Ambient Intelligence conference has est- lished a well-recognized academic and industrial community. The ?rst Ambient Intelligenceconferencepresentedaprogrambuiltaroundfourthemes:ubiquitous computing,contextawareness,intelligence andnaturalinteraction.Re?ectingthe evolution of the Ambient Intelligence vision, this year's conference included - ditional themes such as assisted living, methods and tools,and applications and studies. These AmI 09 proceedings include the latest research into technologies and applications that enable and validate the deployment of the Ambient Intel- gence vision. With 21 full papers and 10 short papers, these proceedings provide a good insight into the state-of-the art of Ambient Intelligence research and development. Organizingan eventsuch as the AmI 09 conferencewould not havebeen p- sible without the support of a highly quali?ed Program and Review Committee as well as an e?cient Organizing Committee. We greatly appreciate the e?ort of all authors submitting their contribution to AmI 09 and express our gratitude to all people who supported us in this event.

Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Ambient Interaction

Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Ambient Interaction
  • Author : Constantine Stephanidis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-08-24
  • Total pages :1066
  • ISBN : 9783540732815
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Summary : This is the second of a three-volume set that constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2007, held in Beijing, China. Devoted to ambient interaction, it covers intelligent ambients, access to the physical environment, mobility and transportation, virtual and augmented environments, as well as interaction techniques and devices.

Ambient Intelligence

Ambient Intelligence
  • Author : Boris De Ruyter,Reiner Wichert,David V. Keyson,Panos Markopoulos,Norbert Streitz,Monica Divitini,Nikolaos Georgantas,Antonio Mana Gomez
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-10-29
  • Total pages :354
  • ISBN : 9783642169168
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Summary : In a world supported by Ambient Intelligence (AmI), various devices embedded in the environment collectively use the distributed information and the intelligence inherent in this interconnected environment. A range of information from sensing and reas- ing technologies is used by distributed devices in the environment. The cooperation between natural user interfaces and sensor interfaces covers all of a person’s s- roundings, resulting in a device environment that behaves intelligently; the term “Ambient Intelligence” has been coined to describe it. In this way, the environment is able to recognize the persons in it, to identify their individual needs, to learn from their behavior, and to act and react in their interest. Since this vision is influenced by a lot of different concepts in information proce- ing and combines multi-disciplinary fields in electrical engineering, computer science, industrial design, user interfaces, and cognitive sciences, considerable research is needed to provide new models of technological innovation within a multi-dimensional society. Thus the AmI vision relies on the large-scale integration of electronics into the environment, enabling the actors, i.e., people and objects, to interact with their surrounding in a seamless, trustworthy, and natural manner.

Technologies for Inclusive Education: Beyond Traditional Integration Approaches

Technologies for Inclusive Education: Beyond Traditional Integration Approaches
  • Author : Griol Barres, David
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-11-30
  • Total pages :393
  • ISBN : 9781466625310
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Summary : By providing students with the opportunities to receive a high quality education regardless of their social or cultural background, inclusive education is a new area that goes beyond traditional integration approaches. These approaches hope to provide the educative system with the ability to adapt to the diversity of its students. Technologies for Inclusive Education: Beyond Traditional Integration Approaches introduces the basic concepts, current research guidelines and future perspectives on the current state of these approaches. This book aims to make inclusive education a reality in the future by highlighting technological advances in applied e-learning, cognitive learning and education multimedia. Novel approaches to human-computer interaction are essential to make these contents available for every student regardless of their disabilities and learning styles.

Ambient Intelligence

Ambient Intelligence
  • Author : EUSAI 2003
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-10-16
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9783540204183
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Summary : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First European Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, EUSAI 2003, held in Veldhoven, The Netherlands in November 2003. The 32 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for presentation in the book. The papers are organized in topical sections on ubiquitous computing, context awareness, intelligence, and natural interaction. Ambient intelligence refers to a world in which people are surrounded with electronic environments that are sensitive and responsive to people. More specifically this means that electronic devices are bound to disappear into people's backgrounds by integrating them into the environment extending their functionality to provide ubiquitous communication, information, and entertainment through inobtrusive and natural interaction with the user.

International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence, Vol 4 ISS 1

International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence, Vol 4 ISS 1
  • Author : Kevin Curran
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-01-01
  • Total pages :80
  • ISBN : 1466610670
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Developing Ambient Intelligence

Developing Ambient Intelligence
  • Author : Antonio Mana,Volkmar Lotz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-06-25
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9782287476105
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Summary : Held in Sophia Antipolis (France) from September the 20th to September the 22nd 2006, the first edition of the AmI.d conference tackled the latest research challenges within AmI ecosystems, presented AmI applications as well as security solutions. This volume gathers all the papers selected by the Program Committee. Authors from renowned universities and industry research centres contributed to draw a comprehensive state-of-the-art in AmI applications and security research.

Human-Centric Information Processing Through Granular Modelling

Human-Centric Information Processing Through Granular Modelling
  • Author : Andrzej Bargiela,Witold Pedrycz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-02-26
  • Total pages :404
  • ISBN : 9783540929154
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Summary : Information granules and their processing permeate a way in which we perceive the world, carryout processing at the conceptual (abstract) level, and communicate our findings to the surrounding environment. The importance of information granulation becomes even more apparent when we are faced with a rapidly growing flood of data, become challenged to make decisions in complex data settings and are required to appreciate the context from which the data is derived. Human centricity of systems that claim to be “intelligent” and the granular computing come hand in hand. It is not surprising at all to witness that the paradigm of Granular Computing has started to gain visibility and continues along this path by gathering interest from the circles of academics and practitioners. It is quite remarkable that the spectrum of application and research areas that have adopted information granulation as a successful strategy for dealing with information complexity covers such diverse fields as bioinformatics, image understanding, environmental monitoring, urban sustainability, to mention few most visible in the literature. Undoubtedly, there are two important aspects of Granular Computing that are worth stressing. First, there are several formalisms in which information granules are articulated so be intervals (sets), fuzzy sets, rough sets, soft sets, approximate sets, near sets and alike. They are complementary and each of them offers some interesting views at the complexity of the world and cyberspace.

Readings in Intelligent User Interfaces

Readings in Intelligent User Interfaces
  • Author : Mark Maybury,Wolfgang Wahlster
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998-04-15
  • Total pages :648
  • ISBN : 1558604448
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Summary : This is a compilation of the classic readings in intelligent user interfaces. This text focuses on intelligent, knowledge-based interfaces, combining spoken language, natural language processing, and multimedia and multimodal processing.

Computers Helping People with Special Needs

Computers Helping People with Special Needs
  • Author : Klaus Miesenberger,Joachim Klaus,Wolfgang Zagler,Arthur Karshmer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-07-14
  • Total pages :1350
  • ISBN : 9783540705406
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Summary : Welcome to the proceedings of ICCHP 2008. We were proud to welcome participants from more than 40 countries from all con- nents to ICCHP. The International Programme Committee, encompassing 102 experts form all over the world, selected 150 full and 40 short papers out of 360 abstracts submitted to ICCHP. Our acceptance rate of about half of the submissions, demonstrates the scientific quality of the programme and in particular the proceedings you have in your hands. An impressive group of experts agreed to organize “Special Thematic Sessions” (STS) for ICCHP 2008. The existence of these STS sessions helped to bring the me- ing into sharper focus in several key areas of assistive technology. In turn, this deeper level of focus helped to bring together the state-of-the-art and mainstream technical, social, cultural and political developments. Our keynote speaker, Jim Fruchterman from BeneTech, USA highlighted the - portance of giving access to ICT and AT at a global level. In another keynote by H- old Thimbleby, Swansea University, UK, the role of user-centred design and usability engineering in assistive technology and accessibility was addressed. And finally, a combination keynote and panel discussion was reserved for WAI/WCAG2.0, which we expect to be the new reference point for Web accessibility from the summer of 2008 and beyond.

Developing Ambient Intelligence

Developing Ambient Intelligence
  • Author : Carsten Rudolph
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-04-12
  • Total pages :253
  • ISBN : 2287785442
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Summary : At the time of the introduction of the Ambient Intelligence (AmI) concept many scenarios where considered to be visionary or even science fiction. Enabled by current technology, many aspects of these scenarios are slowly but inexorably becoming true. However, we are still facing important challenges that need further investments in research and industrialization. Current software engineering techniques and tools are not prepared to deal with the development of applications for what we could call AmI ecosystems, lacking a fixed architecture, controlled limits and even owners. The comfortable boundaries of static architectures and well-defined limits and owners are not existent in these AmI ecosystems. In its second year AmI.d again shows the heterogeneity of research challenges related to Ambient Intelligence. Many disciplines are involved and have to co-ordinate their efforts in resolving the strongly related research issues.

Algorithms in Ambient Intelligence

Algorithms in Ambient Intelligence
  • Author : W. Verhaegh,Wim Verhaegh,Emile Aarts,Jan Korst
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :341
  • ISBN : 140201757X
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Summary : This book is the outcome of a series of discussions at the Philips Symposium on Intelligent Algorithms, which was held in Eindhoven on December 2002. It contains many exciting and practical examples from this newly developing research field, which can be positioned at the intersection of computer science, discrete mathematics, and artificial intelligence. The examples include machine learning, content management, vision, speech, content augmentation, profiling, music retrieval, feature extraction, audio and video fingerprinting, resource management, multimedia servers, network scheduling, and IC design.