Special Issue "HCI In Smart Environments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2015)
Dr. Gianluca Paravati
Department of Control and Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, I-10129 Torino, Italy
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Interests: multimodal applications; human-machine interaction; image processing; target tracking; 3D rendering; virtual reality; augmented and mixed reality; remote visualization
Sensors continue to rapidly evolve becoming increasingly smaller, cheaper, accurate, reliable, efficient, responsive and also including communication capability. These key factors, as well as the availability of new technologies, are contributing to the growth of the market of consumer electronics sensors, thus reducing their costs. This scenario fosters the integration of sensors in the everyday objects of our lives, thus moving towards the creation of Smart Environments, which are aimed at making human interaction with systems a pleasant experience. In turn, it is possible to imagine new applications never envisioned a few years ago in a wide variety of areas (e.g. in Entertainment and Virtual Reality, Smart Home, Smart City, Medicine and Health care, Indoor Navigation, Automotive, Automation and Maintenance, etc.).
The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight technologies and solutions encompassing the use of mass-market sensors (such as touch, motion, wearable, image, proximity and position sensors, etc.) in current and emerging applications for interacting with Smart Environments. Authors are encouraged to submit original research, reviews, and high rated manuscripts concerning (but not limited to) the following topics:
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Multimodal Systems and Interfaces
- Natural User Interfaces
- Mobile and Wearable Computing
- Virtual and Augmented Reality
- Assistive Technologies
- Sensor data fusion in multi-sensor systems
- Semantic technologies for multimodal integration of sensor data
- Sensor knowledge representation
- Annotation of sensor data
- Innovative sensing devices
- Innovative uses of existing sensors
- Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing
Dr. Gianluca Paravati
Dr. Valentina Gatteschi
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- smart environments
- human computer interaction
- multimodal systems
- innovative sensing devices
- natural user interfaces
- sensor data fusion
- semantic technologies for multimodal integration of sensor data