Special Issue "Pervasive Intelligent Data Systems"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Carlos Filipe da Silva Portela

Information Systems and Technologies, ALGORITMI Research Centre, University of Minho; ESMAD, Polytechnic Institute of Oporto, Portugal
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Interests: data science; pervasive information system; artificial intelligence; decision support systems; data mining; business intelligence; biomedical informatics
Guest Editor
Prof. Manuel Filipe Vieira Torres dos Santos

Information Systems and Technologies, ALGORITMI RESEARCH Centre, University of Minho, Portugal
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Interests: artificial intelligence; business intelligence; data mining; intelligent data systems
Guest Editor
Dr. Kostas Kolomvatsos

Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University oh Athens
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Interests: Intelligent Systems adopting Machine Learning, Soft Computing and Computational Intelligence for Pervasive Computing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A pervasive environment is rich in information, which can be used by its occupants to enhance the quality of their work and life. By adopting pervasive information systems, the information can be created, managed, distributed, and consumed more effectively, leading to more advanced interactions among users and the environment, anywhere and anytime. These new artifacts are embedded in the physical space, working together to sense and communicate user-related and environmental information and in an unobtrusive way to support the decision process, user tasks, and activities.

Pervasive Intelligent Data Systems (PIDS) extend the Data Systems paradigm by introducing a set of novel characteristics into society. This Special Issue aims to present emerging topics: Artificial Intelligence, Pervasive Information Systems and Data Science and evaluate their importance for society and the creation of new knowledge, overcoming temporal and local barriers. PIDS is focused on demonstrating how to take advantage of this new sort of information systems and which kind of solutions can be developed in order to support the decision making process, anywhere and anytime.

Being aware of the most recent situations in Europe and the Horizon 2020 strategy, deeper analysis should be performed on this emerging topic. Authors are invited to submit unpublished work, contributing research papers, case studies and demonstrations that present original scientific results, methodological aspects, concepts and approaches in the multidisciplinary field of PIS. Authors should present new trends, discuss future challenges and understand how information affects the way humans interact with the built environments occupied by them.

Prof. Carlos Filipe Portela
Prof. Manuel Filipe Santos
Prof. Kostas Kolomvatsos
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Engineering
  • Data Mining
  • Data Science
  • Information Systems
  • Intelligent Decision Support
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Pervasive Data

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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