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Ambient Intelligence

A Novel Paradigm

Editors: Foresti, Gian Luca, Ellis, Tim (Eds.)

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Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is an integrating technology for supporting a pervasive and transparent infrastructure for implementing smart environments. Such technology is used to enable environments for detecting events and behaviors of people and for responding in a contextually relevant fashion. AmI proposes a multi-disciplinary approach for enhancing human machine interaction.

Ambient Intelligence: A Novel Paradigm is a compilation of edited chapters describing current state-of-the-art and new research techniques including those related to intelligent visual monitoring, face and speech recognition, innovative education methods, as well as smart and cognitive environments.

The authors start with a description of the iDorm as an example of  a smart environment conforming to the AmI paradigm, and introduces computer vision as an important component of the system. Other computer vision examples describe visual monitoring for the elderly, classic and novel surveillance techniques using clusters of cameras installed in indoor and outdoor application domains, and the monitoring of public spaces. Face and speech recognition systems are also covered as well as enhanced LEGO blocks for novel educational purposes. The book closes with a provocative chapter on how a cybernetic system can be designed as the backbone of a human machine interaction.

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From the reviews:

"This book is a collection of edited chapters that describe current and emerging research techniques that show promise for AmI. … This book provides a useful introduction to AmI, particularly for those with an interest in computer vision. The writing and organization are good." (M.G. Murphy, Computing Reviews, February, 2005)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Ambient Intelligence

    P. Remagnino, H. Hagras, N. Monekosso, et al.

    Pages 1-14

  • Fast Online Speaker Adaptation For Smart Room Applications

    S. Kadambe

    Pages 165-175

  • Stereo-Based 3D Face Recognition System For AMI

    S. Ramalingam, D. Ambaye

    Pages 177-197

  • Security and Building Intelligence

    G.L. Foresti, C. Micheloni, L. Snidaro, P. Remagnino

    Pages 199-211

  • Sustainable Cybernetics Systems

    A.H. Salden, Ma Kempen

    Pages 213-238

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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1994-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ambient Intelligence
Book Subtitle
A Novel Paradigm
Editors
  • Gian Luca Foresti
  • Tim Ellis
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-22991-1
DOI
10.1007/b100343
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-22990-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1994-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 240
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