Ambient Intelligence for Scientific Discovery

Foundations, Theories, and Systems

  • Yang Cai
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/b105582

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3345)

Table of contents (14 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. New Paradigms in Scientific Discovery

    1. Science at the Speed of Thought
      Judith E. Devaney, S. G. Satterfield, J. G. Hagedorn, J. T. Kelso, A. P. Peskin, W. L. George et al.
      Pages 1-24
    2. Computational Biology and Language
      Madhavi Ganapathiraju, Narayanas Balakrishnan, Raj Reddy, Judith Klein-Seetharaman
      Pages 25-47
    3. Interactive Comprehensible Data Mining
      Andy Pryke, Russell Beale
      Pages 48-65
    4. Scientific Discovery Within Data Streams
      Andrew J. Cowell, Sue Havre, Richard May, Antonio Sanfilippo
      Pages 66-80
  3. Ambient Cognition

    1. Shape as Memory Storage
      Michael Leyton
      Pages 81-103
    2. Spatial Cues in 3D Visualization
      Geoffrey S. Hubona, Gregory W. Shirah
      Pages 104-128
    3. Textual Genre Analysis and Identification
      David Kaufer, Cheryl Geisler, Suguru Ishizaki, Pantelis Vlachos
      Pages 129-151
    4. Cognitive Artifacts in Complex Work
      Peter H. Jones, Christopher P. Nemeth
      Pages 152-183
  4. Ambient Intelligence Systems

    1. Multi-modal Interaction in Biomedicine
      Elena V. Zudilova, Peter M. A. Sloot
      Pages 184-201
    2. Continuous Body Monitoring
      Jonathan Farringdon, Sarah Nashold
      Pages 202-223
    3. Ambient Diagnostics
      Yang Cai, Gregory Li, Teri Mick, Sai Ho Chung, Binh Pham
      Pages 224-247
    4. Wireless Local Area Network Positioning
      Ophir Tanz, Jeremy Shaffer
      Pages 248-262
    5. Behavior-Based Indoor Navigation
      Julio Abascal, Elena Lazkano, Basilio Sierra
      Pages 263-285
    6. Ambient Intelligence Through Agile Agents
      Gregory M. P. O’Hare, M. J. O’Grady, R. Collier, S. Keegan, D. O’Kane, R. Tynan et al.
      Pages 286-310
  5. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Many difficult scientific discovery tasks can only be solved in interactive ways, by combining intelligent computing techniques with intuitive and adaptive user interfaces. It is inevitable to use human intelligence in scientific discovery systems: human eyes can capture complex patterns and relationships, along with detecting the exceptional cases in a data set; the human brain can easily manipulate perceptions to make decisions.

Ambient intelligence is about this kind of ubiquitous and autonomous human interaction with information. Scientific discovery is a process of creative perception and communication, dealing with questions like: how do we significantly reduce information while maintaining meaning, or how do we extract patterns from massive data and growing data resources.

Originating from the SIGCHI Workshop on Ambient Intelligence for Scientific Discovery, this state-of-the-art survey is organized in three parts: new paradigms in scientific discovery, ambient cognition, and ambient intelligence systems. Many chapters share common features such as interaction, vision, language, and biomedicine.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yang Cai
    • 1
  1. 1.Ambient Intelligence Lab, CIC-2218Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-24466-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-32263-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349