Special Issue "Ambient Intelligence Environments"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Artificial Intelligence".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Michael O'Grady

School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
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Interests: Ambient Intelligence; Pervasive Computing; Ubiquitous Sensing
Guest Editor
Dr. Juan Ye

School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews, UK
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Interests: Privacy; Activity Recognition; Wearable computing
Guest Editor
Dr. Eleni Mangina

School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
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Interests: Applied Artificial Intelligent; Robotics; Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems; Virtual and Augmented Reality

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ambient intelligence has been the subject of significant effort by the research community over a number of years. Progress in the many domains necessary to realising the inherently interdisciplinary AmI vision has been extensively documented.  Nonetheless, AmI remains a niche research domain and its potential largely unfilled. This is despite the ever-increasing need for delivering transparent and intuitive interaction between people and their environments. Despite significant advances, bridging the gap between the promise of AmI and its pragmatic implementation remains a formidable challenge. The objective of this special issue to present the state-of-the-art in Ambient Intelligence, share experiences of long-term real-world AmI deployments, explore new exciting application areas, and introduce new research challenges and opportunities.

Original, high-quality contributions from both academic and industry are sought. Manuscripts submitted for review should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere; furthermore, submissions should not be under review by other journals or peer-reviewed conferences.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel architectures, platforms and technologies for AmI
  • Standardisation initiatives applicable to AmI
  • Internet of Things approaches for AmI
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Privacy, security and data management within AmI
  • Sustainable and Green Computing models of AmI
  • Interaction design and novel user interfaces for AmI
  • Modelling computational and social intelligence within AmI

The editors would be particularly interested in receiving papers that address the following issues:

  • Ethical approaches to AmI
  • Open Science within the context of AmI
  • Methodologies for benchmarking AmI platforms and services
  • Unconventional applications of AmI

Dr. Michael O'Grady
Dr. Juan Ye
Dr. Eleni Mangina
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Intelligence systems
  • Context reasoning
  • Intelligent user interfaces
  • Smart environments
  • Activity recognition

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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