Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing

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List of Papers (Total 73)

Towards disappearing user interfaces for ubiquitous computing: human enhancement from sixth sense to super senses

The enhancement of human senses electronically is possible when pervasive computers interact unnoticeably with humans in ubiquitous computing. The design of computer user interfaces towards “disappearing” forces the interaction with humans using a content rather than a menu driven approach, thus the emerging requirement for huge number of non-technical users interfacing...

Large-scale microscopic simulation of taxi services. Berlin and Barcelona case studies

The paper presents research on large-scale microscopic simulation of taxi services in Berlin and Barcelona based on floating car data collected by local taxi fleets. Firstly, Berlin’s and Barcelona’s taxi markets are shortly described and the demand and supply data obtained from FCD analysed. Secondly, the online taxi dispatching problem formulation for this specific case is...

Advanced services for critical infrastructures protection

In this paper an overview of the first results of FP7 CIPRNet project is presented. Particularly, we demonstrate CIPRNet services for critical infrastructure protection (CIP) stakeholders. The role of the proposed services is to support decisions in the CIP domain. Moreover, those services are expected to serve as the underpinnings for the European Infrastructures Simulation and...

Using implicit user feedback to balance energy consumption and user comfort of proximity-controlled computer screens

This paper presents a dynamically adaptive proximity controller (APC) to balance energy consumption and user comfort of computer screens in office environments. Our APC system detects desk activities, such as working with the computer screen (screen on) and being away (screen off) and controls screens accordingly. Ultra-sound range (USR) sensors were used to measure user...

Bio-inspired relevant interaction modelling in cognitive crowd management

Cognitive algorithms, integrated in intelligent systems, represent an important innovation in designing interactive smart environments. More in details, Cognitive Systems have important applications in anomaly detection and management in advanced video surveillance. These algorithms mainly address the problem of modelling interactions and behaviours among the main entities in a...

A situation-aware safety service for children via participatory design

Children are mostly neglected as technology end users, even though they have needs and requirements that should be taken into account in the design of new products and services. This paper introduces a process for a designing situation-aware safety service for children with a unique combination of novel participatory tools, a brainstorming workshop, and scenario writing. The...

How to build a faster private information retrieval protocol?

A CPA secure multi-bit somewhat homomorphic encryption scheme based on Learning With Errors over Rings assumption is presented. We use canonical embedding to transform ring elements into vectors over Z q , and thus decrease encryption and decryption cost. Comparing with GHV scheme appeared in 2010, to encrypt n bits, this scheme can reduce encryption cost from O(n 3/2) into O...

Comparative measures of aggregated uncertainty representations

Uncertainty must be taken into account in all aspects of ambient intelligence and human decisions and activities. We investigate how to utilize both probabilistic and possibilistic sources of information for use in humanized decision-making. In particular we examine aspects of the possibilistic conditioning of probability developed by Yager. To provide bounding of the resulting...