Ambient Intelligence and Ubiquitous Computing

  • M. Bick
  • T. -F. Kummer
Part of the International Handbooks on Information Systems book series (INFOSYS)

Ambient intelligence and ubiquitous computing characterize intelligent, pervasive and unobtrusive computer systems embedded into human environments, tailored to the individual’s context-aware needs. Such miniaturised modern information and communication technology (ICT) supports humans by offering information and guidance in various application areas. Ambient intelligence leads to ambient learning by embedding individual learning activities in every day life. The learners participate and co-operate in, for example, syndicating, re-mixing, or creating learning materials and environments. The main objective of this chapter is to describe the general concepts of ambient intelligence and ubiquitous computing. Thereby, we introduce and analyse various approaches and examples to discuss how the vision of ambient intelligence can support work, learning and knowledge processes.

Keywords

Ubiquitous Computing Pervasive Computing Ambient Intelligence Open Educational Resource Common Object Request Broker Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bick
    • 1
  • T. -F. Kummer
    • 1
  1. 1.Business Information SystemsESCP-EAP European School of ManagementBerlinGermany

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