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Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments

Editors: Nakashima, Hideyuki, Aghajan, Hamid, Augusto, Juan Carlos (Eds.)

  • Provides readers with comprehensive, up-to-date coverage in this emerging field
  • Organizes all major concepts, theories, methodologies, trends and challenges into a coherent, unified repository
  • Covers a wide range of applications relevant to both ambient intelligence and smart environments
  • Examines case studies of recent major projects to present the reader with a global perspective of actual developments
  • Analyzes the potential impact of the technology on our lives, and its ethical implications
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About this book

Ambient Intelligence (AmI) has recently been adopted as a term referring to a multidisciplinary subject which embraces a variety of pre-existing fields of computer science and engineering. Given the diversity of potential applications this relationship naturally extends to other areas of science, such as education, health and social care, entertainment, sports, and transportation, to name a few. AmI brings these resources and many other areas together to provide flexible and intelligent services to users acting in their environments.

Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments is a comprehensive presentation of the latest developments in the burgeoning research area of ambient intelligence and smart environments. Written by leading international experts, this seminal reference organizes all major concepts, theories, methodologies, trends, and challenges into a coherent, unified repository.

About this handbook:

  • Offers a current and thorough review of Ambient Intelligence and examines the relative physical infrastructure of smart environments
  • Features application-oriented coverage and presents current projects on the subject
  • Provides coverage from leading researchers and practitioners in computer science and engineering communities
  • Describes infastructure and how sensors are networked and utilized in application settings
  • Explores technology that can be built over a networked sensing infrastructure to make resources widely available in an unobtrusive way
  • Studies the interaction between humans and artifiical systems
  • Probes developments that aim to make artificial systems more rational
  • Addresses Multi-Agent Systems—systems that contribute to the resources of an artificial system which can be used to understand different sitautions and decide intelligently
  • Investigates a wide range of application ans well as consideration of the impact this technology can have in daily lives.
  • Provides insight into some of the recent major projects developed around the world.

This complete volume is an exceptional tool for research scientists, practitioners, senior undergraduate and graduate students in computer science and engineering. This book also presents a useful text for professionals working in service science, education, education, health and social care, entertainment, sports, transportation and urban development.

Reviews

From the reviews: “This is one of the most comprehensive collections of papers on the subject of ambient intelligence. With 1,294 pages and 100 illustrations, it has no close competitor on the market. It should be of great use to both researchers and practitioners. … This handbook is an exceptional source of knowledge for researchers, knowledge workers, and graduate students in CS and engineering. It will also benefit professionals who work in areas that relate to the potential applications listed above.” (Waldemar Koczkodaj, ACM Computing Reviews, March, 2010)

Aus den Rezensionen:

 “... Eine ausgezeichnete, ausserst umfang reiche - auch mit praktischen Beispielen ausgestattete - Prasentation des aktuellen Forschungsstandes, die nicht nur auf zeigt, was in den einzelnen Disziplinen bereits erreicht wurde, sondern dazu motiviert, gewisse Fragestellungen in Zukunft interdisztphnar anzugehen.“ (in: Bulletin SEV/VSE, 21/January/2011, Issue 1, S. 75)


Table of contents (47 chapters)

  • Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments: A State of the Art

    Augusto, Juan Carlos (et al.)

    Pages 3-31

  • A Survey of Distributed Computer Vision Algorithms

    Radke, Richard J.

    Pages 35-55

  • Video-Based People Tracking

    Brubaker, Marcus A. (et al.)

    Pages 57-87

  • Locomotion Activities in Smart Environments

    Gottfried, Björn

    Pages 89-115

  • Tracking in Urban Environments Using Sensor Networks Based on Audio-Video Fusion

    Kushwaha, Manish (et al.)

    Pages 117-148

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-93808-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-0-387-93807-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments
Editors
  • Hideyuki Nakashima
  • Hamid Aghajan
  • Juan Carlos Augusto
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-93808-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-93808-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-93807-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 1294
Number of Illustrations and Tables
100 b/w illustrations
Topics