Ambient Intelligence Research Landscapes: Introduction and Overview

  • Norbert Streitz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6439)


This paper starts out by introducing the ”Landscapes” category at the Joint International Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI-2010) and provides an overview over the two sessions. The main part of the paper presents a framework for the role of Ambient Intelligence in the development of the cities of the future. This includes the integration of real and virtual worlds resulting in Hybrid Cities and their transformation into Smart Cities. In the context, it is argued that the technological development has to be monitored by guidelines and goals for maintaining and improving the quality of life leading to what is called Humane Cities, addressing, e.g., social awareness and privacy, trust and identity. The paper closes with proposals for a future research agenda.


landscapes ambient intelligence smart environments smart city hybrid city ubiquitous city humane city research agenda 


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    Streitz, N., Privat, G.: Ambient Intelligence. In: Stephanidis, C. (ed.) The Universal Access Handbook, pp. 60.1–60.17. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group (2009)Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norbert Streitz
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  1. 1.Smart Future InitiativeFrankfurtGermany

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