Adapting Social and Intelligent Environments to Support People with Special Needs

  • Xavier Alamán
  • Francisco J. Ballesteros
  • Zoraida Callejas
  • Javier Gómez
  • Estefanía Martín
  • Sara de Miguel
  • Alvaro Ortigosa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7657)


In this paper we describe ASIES, a project funded by the Spanish Minsterio de Economía y Competitividad, that seeks to provide technologies to support independent living for people with special needs, while broadening the use of these technologies by integrating their capabilities with that of Social Networks. This integration supplies a social dimension, traditionally used in supporting daily activities and training, to the possibilities of Adaptive Hypermedia and Ambient Intelligence.


Ambient Intelligence Special needs Ambient Assisted Living Natural Language Interfaces Social Interfaces Emotion Aware Systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xavier Alamán
    • 1
  • Francisco J. Ballesteros
    • 2
  • Zoraida Callejas
    • 2
  • Javier Gómez
    • 1
  • Estefanía Martín
    • 3
  • Sara de Miguel
    • 3
  • Alvaro Ortigosa
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Universidad de GranadaGranadaSpain
  3. 3.Universidad Rey Juan CarlosMadridSpain

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