Human Centric Interfaces for Ambient Intelligence

Human Centric Interfaces for Ambient Intelligence
Author: Hamid Aghajan,Juan Carlos Augusto,Ramon Lopez-Cozar Delgado
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2009-09-25
ISBN 10: 9780080878508
ISBN 13: 0080878504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Centric Interfaces for Ambient Intelligence Book Review:

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

Ambient Intelligence

Ambient Intelligence
Author: Fabio Paternò,Boris De Ruyter,Panos Markopoulos,Carmen Santoro,Evert van Loenen,Kris Luyten
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2012-11-15
ISBN 10: 364234898X
ISBN 13: 9783642348983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ambient Intelligence Book Review:

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.

Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence

Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence
Author: Jose Bravo,Diego López-de-Ipina,Francisco Moya
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 523
Release: 2012-11-28
ISBN 10: 3642353770
ISBN 13: 9783642353772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence Book Review:

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.

Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments

Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments
Author: Hideyuki Nakashima,Hamid Aghajan,Juan Carlos Augusto
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1294
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN 10: 0387938087
ISBN 13: 9780387938080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Book Review:

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
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 1607506386
ISBN 13: 9781607506386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Workshop Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Environments Book Review:

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

Ambient Intelligence in Everyday Life

Ambient Intelligence in Everyday Life
Author: Yang Cai,Julio Abascal
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2006-08-18
ISBN 10: 3540377883
ISBN 13: 9783540377887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ambient Intelligence in Everyday Life Book Review:

Ambient Intelligence refers to smart electronic environments that are sensitive and responsive to the presence of people. This book originates from the Workshop on Ambient Intelligence in Everyday Life held in San Sebastian, Spain, July 2005. Coverage is devoted to the cognitive aspects of ambient intelligence. The 15 carefully reviewed and revised articles presented are organized in topical sections on human-centric computing, ambient interfaces, and architectures for ambient intelligence.

Constructing Ambient Intelligence

Constructing Ambient Intelligence
Author: Reiner Wichert,Kristof Van Laerhoven,Jean Gelissen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2012-08-10
ISBN 10: 3642314791
ISBN 13: 9783642314797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructing Ambient Intelligence Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the AmI 2011 Workshops, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in November 2011. The 55 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on aesthetic intelligence: designing smart and beautiful architectural spaces; ambient intelligence in future lighting systems; interactive human behavior analysis in open or public spaces; user interaction methods for elderly, people with dementia; empowering and integrating senior citizens with virtual coaching; integration of AMI and AAL platforms in the future internet (FI) platform initiative; ambient gaming; human behavior understanding: inducing behavioral change; privacy, trust and interaction in the internet of things; doctoral colloquium.

Agents and Artificial Intelligence

Agents and Artificial Intelligence
Author: Joaquim Filipe,Ana Fred,Bernadette Sharp
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2010-04-27
ISBN 10: 3642118186
ISBN 13: 9783642118180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agents and Artificial Intelligence Book Review:

The present book includes a set of selected papers from the First International Conf- ence on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2009), held in Porto, Portugal, during January 19–21, 2009. The conference was organized in two simultaneous tracks: “Artificial Intelligence and Agents.” The book is based on the same structure. ICAART 2009 received 161 paper submissions, from more than 37 different co- tries in all continents. After a blind review process, only 26 where accepted as full papers, of which 21 were selected for inclusion in this book, based on the classifi- tions provided by the Program Committee. The selected papers reflect the interdis- plinary nature of the conference. The diversity of topics is an important feature of this conference, enabling an overall perception of several important scientific and tech- logical trends. These high-quality standards will be maintained and reinforced at ICAART 2010, to be held in Valencia, Spain, and in future editions of this conf- ence. Furthermore, ICAART 2009 included five plenary keynote lectures given by Juan Carlos Augusto (University of Ulster), Marco Dorigo (IRIDIA, Free University of Brussels), Timo Honkela (Helsinki University of Technology), Edward H. Shortliffe (Arizona State University) and Paulo Urbano (University of Lisbon). We would like to express our appreciation to all of them and in particular to those who took the time to contribute with a paper to this book.

Ambient Intelligence in Everyday Life

Ambient Intelligence in Everyday Life
Author: Yang Cai,Julio Abascal
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2006-08-11
ISBN 10: 9783540377856
ISBN 13: 3540377859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ambient Intelligence in Everyday Life Book Review:

Ambient Intelligence refers to smart electronic environments that are sensitive and responsive to the presence of people. This book originates from the Workshop on Ambient Intelligence in Everyday Life held in San Sebastian, Spain, July 2005. Coverage is devoted to the cognitive aspects of ambient intelligence. The 15 carefully reviewed and revised articles presented are organized in topical sections on human-centric computing, ambient interfaces, and architectures for ambient intelligence.

Human Factors in Software Development and Design

Human Factors in Software Development and Design
Author: Saeed, Saqib
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN 10: 146666486X
ISBN 13: 9781466664869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Factors in Software Development and Design Book Review:

Computer programs and processes that take into account the goals and needs of the user meet with the greatest success, so it behooves software engineers to consider the human element inherent in every line of code they write. Human Factors in Software Development and Design brings together high quality research on the influence and impact of ordinary people on the software industry. With the goal of improving the quality and usability of computer technologies, this premier reference is intended for students and practitioners of software engineering as well as researchers, educators, and interested laymen.

Ambient Assisted Living

Ambient Assisted Living
Author: Nuno M. Garcia,Joel Jose P.C. Rodrigues
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 777
Release: 2015-06-09
ISBN 10: 1439869855
ISBN 13: 9781439869857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ambient Assisted Living Book Review:

Addresses an Emerging Shift in Developing Countries The authors and contributors of Ambient Assisted Living have recognized that the demographic profile is changing in many developing countries and have factored in an inversion of the demographic pyramid. The technology of ambient assisted living (AAL), supports the elderly and disabled in their daily routines to allow for safe and independent living for as long as possible. Dedicated to ambient intelligence—electronic environments that are sensitive and responsive to the presence of people—Ambient Assisted Living highlights the technologies that center on the needs of these special interest groups, such as the elderly or people with disabilities. Beneficial to students, practitioners, and users of ambient assisted living (AAL), this text compiles scattered information on the subject, outlines the most important and significant work in related literature, and covers the latest hardware and software for ergonomic design pertaining to AAL. From inception to implementation, the text assesses what has been produced and researched so far and looks for trends and clues for the future. It reviews literature on AAL published since 2007 and describes the main features and areas of products or systems that interlink and improve new or existing technologies and systems. This text: Provides extensive coverage of the applications, software, and information management for AAL Contains an overview of the concepts related to AAL Includes a comprehensive review of the state of the art on pervasive and mobile health (m-health) applications Describes a set of projects and work with scientific relevance in AAL Introduces a framework focused on the monitoring and assistance of elderly persons living alone Discusses a prospective study on technological systems for people with cognitive disabilities Ambient Assisted Living highlights technologies that adapt to the user rather than the user adapting to the technology. This text proposes technologies that can enable assisted persons to live independently for longer and reduce the need for long-term care.

Playful User Interfaces

Playful User Interfaces
Author: Anton Nijholt
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-02-17
ISBN 10: 9814560960
ISBN 13: 9789814560962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playful User Interfaces Book Review:

The book is about user interfaces to applications that have been designed for social and physical interaction. The interfaces are ‘playful’, that is, users feel challenged to engage in social and physical interaction because that will be fun. The topics that will be present in this book are interactive playgrounds, urban games using mobiles, sensor-equipped environments for playing, child-computer interaction, tangible game interfaces, interactive tabletop technology and applications, full-body interaction, exertion games, persuasion, engagement, evaluation and user experience. Readers of the book will not only get a survey of state-of-the-art research in these areas, but the chapters in this book will also provide a vision of the future where playful interfaces will be ubiquitous, that is, present and integrated in home, office, recreational, sports and urban environments, emphasizing that in the future in these environments game elements will be integrated and welcomed.

Human Computer Interaction Novel Interaction Methods and Techniques

Human Computer Interaction  Novel Interaction Methods and Techniques
Author: Julie A. Jacko
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2009-07-14
ISBN 10: 3642025773
ISBN 13: 9783642025778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Computer Interaction Novel Interaction Methods and Techniques Book Review:

The 13th International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, HCI Inter- tional 2009, was held in San Diego, California, USA, July 19–24, 2009, jointly with the Symposium on Human Interface (Japan) 2009, the 8th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, the 5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human–Computer Interaction, the Third International Conf- ence on Virtual and Mixed Reality, the Third International Conference on Internati- alization, Design and Global Development, the Third International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, the 5th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, the Second International Conference on Digital Human Mod- ing, and the First International Conference on Human Centered Design. A total of 4,348 individuals from academia, research institutes, industry and gove- mental agencies from 73 countries submitted contributions, and 1,397 papers that were judged to be of high scientific quality were included in the program. These papers - dress the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human–computer interaction, addressing major advances in the knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas.

International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence Issue 3

International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence  Issue 3
Author: Kevin Curran
Publsiher: IGI Publishing
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781613505496
ISBN 13: 1613505493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence Issue 3 Book Review:

In an ambient intelligence world, devices work in concert to support people in carrying out everyday life activities and tasks in a natural way using information and intelligence that is hidden in the network connecting these devices. Ambient intelligence emphasizes people and user experience and ensuring ultimately that the technology disappears into our surroundings until only the user interface remains visible to users. The International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence (IJACI) will specifically focus on the convergence of ubiquitous computing, context, intelligent systems, networking and security. Ubiquitous computing will focus on mobility, location and the development of various ad hoc networking capabilities that exploit numerous low-cost computing devices. Intelligent systems research will focus on learning algorithms and pattern matchers, speech recognition, gesture classification and situation assessment. Context awareness will concentrate on the tracking and positioning of objects' and people's interactions with their environments. Finally, an appreciation of human-centric computer interfaces, intelligent agents, network security, indoor positioning and the social interactions of objects in environments is essential.

Quantifying Quality Aspects of Multimodal Interactive Systems

Quantifying Quality Aspects of Multimodal Interactive Systems
Author: Christine Kühnel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2012-06-07
ISBN 10: 3642296025
ISBN 13: 9783642296024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantifying Quality Aspects of Multimodal Interactive Systems Book Review:

This book systematically addresses the quantification of quality aspects of multimodal interactive systems. The conceptual structure is based on a schematic view on human-computer interaction where the user interacts with the system and perceives it via input and output interfaces. Thus, aspects of multimodal interaction are analyzed first, followed by a discussion of the evaluation of output and input and concluding with a view on the evaluation of a complete system.

Coverbal Synchrony in Human Machine Interaction

Coverbal Synchrony in Human Machine Interaction
Author: Matej Rojc,Nick Campbell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2013-10-25
ISBN 10: 1466598255
ISBN 13: 9781466598256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coverbal Synchrony in Human Machine Interaction Book Review:

Embodied conversational agents (ECA) and speech-based human–machine interfaces can together represent more advanced and more natural human–machine interaction. Fusion of both topics is a challenging agenda in research and production spheres. The important goal of human–machine interfaces is to provide content or functionality in the form of a dialog resembling face-to-face conversations. All natural interfaces strive to exploit and use different communication strategies that provide additional meaning to the content, whether they are human–machine interfaces for controlling an application or different ECA-based human–machine interfaces directly simulating face-to-face conversation. Coverbal Synchrony in Human-Machine Interaction presents state-of-the-art concepts of advanced environment-independent multimodal human–machine interfaces that can be used in different contexts, ranging from simple multimodal web-browsers (for example, multimodal content reader) to more complex multimodal human–machine interfaces for ambient intelligent environments (such as supportive environments for elderly and agent-guided household environments). They can also be used in different computing environments—from pervasive computing to desktop environments. Within these concepts, the contributors discuss several communication strategies, used to provide different aspects of human–machine interaction.

Text Speech and Dialogue

Text  Speech and Dialogue
Author: Petr Sojka,Aleš Horak,Ivan Kopecek,Karel Pala
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 593
Release: 2010-09-03
ISBN 10: 3642157602
ISBN 13: 9783642157608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Text Speech and Dialogue Book Review:

Annotation This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue, TSD 2010, held in Brno, Czech Republic, September 2010. The 71 revised full papers presented together with 3 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 144 submissions. The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to text corpora and tagging, transcription problems in spoken corpora, sense disambiguation, links between text and speech oriented systems, parsing issues, multi-lingual issues, information retrieval and information extraction, text/topic summarization, machine translation, semantic web, speech modeling, speech recognition, search in speech for IR and IE, text-to-speech synthesis, emotions and personality modeling, user modeling, knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems, assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue, applied systems and software, facial animation, as well as visual speech synthesis.

Advances in Culturally Aware Intelligent Systems and in Cross Cultural Psychological Studies

Advances in Culturally Aware Intelligent Systems and in Cross Cultural Psychological Studies
Author: Colette Faucher
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 459
Release: 2017-11-03
ISBN 10: 3319670247
ISBN 13: 9783319670249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Culturally Aware Intelligent Systems and in Cross Cultural Psychological Studies Book Review:

This book offers valuable new insights into the design of culturally-aware systems. In its first part, it is devoted to presenting selected Culturally-Aware Intelligent Systems devised in the field of Artificial Intelligence and its second part consists of two sub-parts that offer a source of inspiration for building modelizations of Culture and of its influence on the human mind and behavior, to be used in new Culturally-Aware Intelligent Systems. Those sub-parts present the results of experiments conducted in two fields that study Culture and its influence on the human mind’s functions: Cultural Neuroscience and Cross-Cultural Psychology. In this era of globalization, people from different countries and cultures have the opportunity to interact directly or indirectly in a wide variety of contexts. Despite differences in their ways of thinking and reasoning, their behaviors, their values, lifestyles, customs and habits, languages, religions – in a word, their cultures – they must be able to collaborate on projects, to understand each other’s views, to communicate in such a way that they don’t offend each other, to anticipate the effects of their actions on others, and so on. As such, it is of primary importance to understand how culture affects people’s mental activities, such as perception, interpretation, reasoning, emotion and behavior, in order to anticipate possible misunderstandings due to differences in handling the same situation, and to try and resolve them. Artificial Intelligence, and more specifically, the field of Intelligent Systems design, aims at building systems that mimic the behavior of human beings in order to complete tasks more efficiently than humans could by themselves. Consequently, in the last decade, experts and scholars in the field of Intelligent Systems have been increasingly tackling the notion of cultural awareness. A Culturally-Aware Intelligent System can be defined as a system where Culture-related or, more generally, socio-cultural information is modeled and used to design the human-machine interface, or to provide support with the task carried out by the system, be it reasoning, simulation or any other task involving cultural knowledge.

Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment

Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment
Author: Anton Nijholt,Dennis Reidsma,Hendri Hondorp
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2009-05-27
ISBN 10: 3642023150
ISBN 13: 9783642023156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment Book Review:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 09). The papers focus on topics such as emergent games, exertion interfaces and embodied interaction. Further topics are affective user interfaces, story telling, sensors, tele-presence in entertainment, animation, edutainment, and interactive art.

Research and Design Innovations for Mobile User Experience

Research and Design Innovations for Mobile User Experience
Author: R?zvano?lu, Kerem
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2013-08-31
ISBN 10: 1466644478
ISBN 13: 9781466644472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research and Design Innovations for Mobile User Experience Book Review:

Mobile devices allow users to remain connected with each other anytime and anywhere, but flaws and limitations in the design of mobile interfaces have often constituted frustrating obstacles to usability. Research and Design Innovations for Mobile User Experience offers innovative design solutions for mobile human-computer interfaces, addressing both challenges and opportunities in the field to pragmatically improve the accessibility of mobile technologies. Through cutting-edge empirical studies and investigative cases, this reference book will enable designers, developers, managers, and experts of mobile computer interfaces with the most up-to-date tools and techniques for providing their users with an outstanding mobile experience.