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Jianhua Ma ; Dept. of Digital Media, Hosei Univ., Koganei, Japan

Summary form only given. The amount of digital information and the number of digital services are increasing explosively, and being beyond the human ability to use such massive information and services by direct operations on computers/devices. As a user, one may not know exactly what is the most needed, among which is the most suitable, and where is the best place to go in the digitally explosive world. In recent years, autonomic computing, context-aware computing, human-centric computing and so on have been proposed to make computers/devices capable of taking automatic responses according to users' states, preferences, ambient information, etc. Individual-aware computing is a computing paradigm based on the digital clone, called Cyber-Individual or Cyber-I, which is a correspondent of a real individual (Real-I). Cyber-I is far beyond merely a user model or a software agent to assist a user. It is aimed at providing the most comprehensive digital entities for its corresponding Real-I in terms of individual's experience, behavior and thinking as well as its birth, growth, and death. Cyber-I enables a Real-I to have a new form of existence in the cyber world and exhibit symbiosis with the Real-I. A Real-I's abilities may be continuously extended with increasing services or applications based on the Cyber-I. Individual-aware computing and Cyber-I are to aggregate multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies as well as a variety of technologies for realizing the harmony of humans, computers, and things.

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Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), 2011 IEEE 14th International Conference on

Date of Conference:

24-26 Aug. 2011