Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments

  • Hideyuki Nakashima
  • Hamid Aghajan
  • Juan Carlos Augusto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Juan Carlos Augusto, Hideyuki Nakashima, Hamid Aghajan
      Pages 3-31
  3. Sensor, Vision and Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Marcus A. Brubaker, Leonid Sigal, David J. Fleet
      Pages 57-87
    3. Björn Gottfried
      Pages 89-115
    4. Manish Kushwaha, Songhwai Oh, Isaac Amundson, Xenofon Koutsoukos, Akos Ledeczi
      Pages 117-148
    5. Noriko Takemura, Hiroshi Ishiguro
      Pages 149-169
  4. Mobile and Pervasive Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Babak A. Farshchian, Monica Divitini
      Pages 173-199
    3. Gregor Schiele, Marcus Handte, Christian Becker
      Pages 201-227
    4. Pertti Huuskonen, Jani Mäntyjärvi, Ville Könönen
      Pages 257-280
    5. Frank Stajano
      Pages 281-314
    6. Achilles Kameas, Ioannis Calemis
      Pages 315-346
  5. Human-centered Interfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Nicu Sebe
      Pages 349-370
    3. Jeannette Chin, Victor Callaghan, Graham Clarke
      Pages 371-407
    4. Beverly L. Harrison, Sunny Consolvo, Tanzeem Choudhury
      Pages 463-478
    5. Caifeng Shan, Ralph Braspenning
      Pages 479-509
    6. Johan Plomp, Juhani Heinilä, Veikko Ikonen, Eija Kaasinen, Pasi Välkkynen
      Pages 511-533
    7. Ramón López-Cózar, Zoraida Callejas
      Pages 559-579
  6. Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 581-581
    2. Florian Fuchs, Michael Berger, Claudia Linnhoff-Popien
      Pages 583-607
    3. Hans W. Guesgen, Stephen Marsland
      Pages 609-634
    4. Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, Antonio Sgorbissa, Renato Zaccaria
      Pages 635-668
    5. Rachel E. Goshorn, Deborah E. Goshorn, Joshua L. Goshorn, Lawrence A. Goshorn
      Pages 669-700
  7. Multi-Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 701-701
    2. Itsuki Noda, Peter Stone, Tomohisa Yamashita, Koichi Kurumatani
      Pages 703-729
    3. Matjaz Gams, Andraz Bezek
      Pages 731-750
    4. Aaron Crandall, Diane J. Cook
      Pages 751-769
    5. Ichiro Satoh
      Pages 771-791
  8. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 793-793
    2. Aki Härmä
      Pages 795-823
    3. Susanna Pirttikangas, Yoshito Tobe, Niwat Thepvilojanapong
      Pages 825-849
    4. Carlos Ramos, Goreti Marreiros, Ricardo Santos, Carlos Filipe Freitas
      Pages 851-880
    5. Yuanchun Shi, Weijun Qin, Yue Suo, Xin Xiao
      Pages 881-910
    6. Mika Yasuoka, Toru Ishida, Alessandro Aurigi
      Pages 939-958
  9. Societal Implications and Impact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 959-959
    2. Sung Park, Arthur D. Fisk, Wendy A. Rogers
      Pages 961-984
  10. Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1069-1069
    2. A. Waibel, R. Stiefelhagen, R. Carlson, J. Casas, J. Kleindienst, L. Lamel et al.
      Pages 1071-1116

About this book


Ambient Intelligence (AmI) has recently been adopted as a term referring to a multidisciplinary subject which embraces a variety of pre-existing fields of computer science and engineering. Given the diversity of potential applications this relationship naturally extends to other areas of science, such as education, health and social care, entertainment, sports, and transportation, to name a few. AmI brings these resources and many other areas together to provide flexible and intelligent services to users acting in their environments.

Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments is a comprehensive presentation of the latest developments in the burgeoning research area of ambient intelligence and smart environments. Written by leading international experts, this seminal reference organizes all major concepts, theories, methodologies, trends, and challenges into a coherent, unified repository.

About this handbook:

  • Offers a current and thorough review of Ambient Intelligence and examines the relative physical infrastructure of smart environments
  • Features application-oriented coverage and presents current projects on the subject
  • Provides coverage from leading researchers and practitioners in computer science and engineering communities
  • Describes infastructure and how sensors are networked and utilized in application settings
  • Explores technology that can be built over a networked sensing infrastructure to make resources widely available in an unobtrusive way
  • Studies the interaction between humans and artifiical systems
  • Probes developments that aim to make artificial systems more rational
  • Addresses Multi-Agent Systems—systems that contribute to the resources of an artificial system which can be used to understand different sitautions and decide intelligently
  • Investigates a wide range of application ans well as consideration of the impact this technology can have in daily lives.
  • Provides insight into some of the recent major projects developed around the world.

This complete volume is an exceptional tool for research scientists, practitioners, senior undergraduate and graduate students in computer science and engineering. This book also presents a useful text for professionals working in service science, education, education, health and social care, entertainment, sports, transportation and urban development.


Artificial intelligence HCI Human-centered interfaces Mobile computing Multi-agents Pervasive computing Robotics Sensors, vision, and networks Smart environments Societal applications and implications Ubiquitous computing ambient intelligence smart environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Hideyuki Nakashima
    • 1
  • Hamid Aghajan
    • 2
  • Juan Carlos Augusto
    • 3
  1. 1.Future University HakodateHakodateJapan
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  3. 3.School of Computing & Mathematics, University of Ulster at JordanstownNewtownabbey, Co. AntrimUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-93807-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-93808-0
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