Ambient Intelligence: Plenty of Challenges by 2010

  • Jari Ahola
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2287)


Ambient Intelligence refers to an environment that is sensitive, adaptive, and responsive to the presence of people. It builds on three recent key technologies: Ubiquitous Computing, Ubiquitous Communication, and Intelligent User Interfaces. To add intelligence to our environment places many challenges also for the databases essential for the implementation of intelligent environments, for instance in homes and workplaces. Such an environment relies heavily on constant information flows from the numerous sensors monitoring not only the environment, but also the occupants. Solving the problem of how to intelligently translate this data to correct behaviors of the environment is the key to be found.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jari Ahola
    • 1
  1. 1.VTT Information TechnologyFinland

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