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  • The 2nd IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments - IE 06 [Cover]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): c1
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  • Inside Front Cover [blank]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): c2
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  • The 2nd IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments - IE 06 [Title]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): i
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    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): ii
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  • The 2nd lET International Conference on Intelligent Environments is supported by

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): iii
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    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): iv
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  • Conference Organising Committee / International Program Committee

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): v - ix
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    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): x
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  • Copyright - 2006

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): xi - xii
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  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): xiii
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    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): xiv
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  • CONTENTS

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): xv - xxii
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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 1 - 2
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  • Learning in the city: Context for communities and collaborative learning

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 3 - 12
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    One of the main challenges in providing intelligent support to learners is the establishment of the learner's context. Most of the work done in this area is based on modelling an individual learner's context without considering the learner's interaction with other people. We consider a mobile collaborative learner's context where the learner is mobile and interacts with others in continuing her learning process. In this paper, we analyse the context of a mobile collaborative learner in an ambient intelligent environment by using a simple scenario. We examine the literature on context models in the area of context aware computer systems to see if the context model for a mobile collaborative learner in an intelligent environment can be supported by the currently available models. This paper discusses the context of a mobile collaborative learner in an ambient intelligent environment. This work uses an existing knowledge-based context model to evaluate if this model is applicable to mobile collaborative learners. We believe that the analysis presented in this paper highlights some of the issues in modelling the context for mobile collaborative learners. We also hope to identify weaknesses and strengths in existing context models and hope to provide some directions for better support for modelling the context of mobile collaborative learners View full abstract»

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  • Sweet iintelligent home - user evaluations of MIMOSA housing usage scenarios

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 13 - 22
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    This paper presents and analyses the results of the MIMOSA project's first user evaluation activities, the scenario evaluations carried out in summer 2004. The scenarios covered five different application fields: everyday, sports, fitness, health care and housing. In this paper the author concentrates on housing scenarios which were evaluated by VTT in Finland and by Legrand in France. According to the evaluation results the main challenge with housing systems is co-operation with existing house information systems. The users are not carrying their mobile phones with them at home, so the mobile phone centric system has to be based on the mobile phone connecting to the existing house network. Preventing problems (water leaks, unwanted visitors etc.) is one of the main positive effects that the potential users of a new technology valued. Extensive automation of home system raised fears but also advantages were noticed particularly for certain user groups View full abstract»

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  • Conmmnity-based public authoring with mobiele chemical sensor networks

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 23 - 29
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    The Robotic Feral Public Authoring (RFPA) project seeks to combine low-cost robotics with geo-annotation in an innovative way for a novel approach to galvanising social activism on a local level around environmental issues. Adapting commercially available toy robots and remotely controlled vehicles with a variety of sensors and uploading the readings to a spatial annotation database for visualisation, we aim to explore new ways in which the exclusiveness of pollution sensing and robotics can be dispelled and a new sense of empowerment promoted. In this paper we introduce the current version of a mobile chemical sensor network node which forms the core of such an RFPA built around the Urban Tapestries platform. Finally, we report on our recent experiences during tests and community workshops at the London fields park in East London View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 30
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  • Housing senses - design by daylight

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 31 - 38
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    With this research the author prove that the involvement of other disciplines with architecture, and in this specific project, the daylighting and the material science, can lead to new design solutions and new typologies of leaving. This research is a starting point for the involvement of disciplines with architecture and can be expanded to other sciences as sound engineering, psychology and ergonomics in order to create more intelligent habitable environments View full abstract»

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  • Review of technology solutions for knowledge management

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 39 - 44
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    The present paper focuses on Knowledge Management (KM) as a new managerial discipline emerging in the last few years of the 20th century. The main emphasis of the paper is on the technological solutions applied in the organizations at different stages of the KM life cycle. It makes a classification of the types of technologies described in the theory and practice based on the main KM processes. Finally, are presented survey data on the real application of various knowledge management technologies in the organizations View full abstract»

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  • A logical approach to home automation

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 45 - 50
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    This paper describes an automated home environment comprising a varying population of different hardware and software modules, called pebbles, being controlled by a varying number of rules. The aim is to execute a number of concurrent applications and to be sure of their potential interactions in advance, in order to avoid any feature interaction. For this, all devices and applications must advertise their behaviour beforehand by code reflection. Our API for code reflection is our formally verifiable logic language, called Pushlogic, into which all the control software is eventually translated. We use a home control scenario to highlight different aspects of our logic-based control of these pebbles View full abstract»

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  • Ambient intelligence - Knowledge representation, processing and distribution in intelligent inhabited environments

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 51 - 59
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    This paper presents a work in progress conducted between British Telecom (BT) and the University of Essex. The project aims to provide a suitable component AI framework supported by a network overlay (Nexus) that enables secure knowledge distribution for use by mobile agents. This is to operate while observing the background goal of maintaining an acceptable quality of service View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 60
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  • AMEC - facilitating a user centred evolution to ambient intelligent environments

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 61 - 67
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    As digital technologies become increasingly pervasive, we might find ourselves living with almost invisible, intelligent interactive systems - an 'ambient intelligence' - that forms a part of our everyday existence and ecology. The implications of this development are far reaching for individuals, businesses and communities. Ambient intelligence could lead to great opportunities. But as with all new technologies, we know that the technology itself is neither good nor bad. It is how we might use it that makes the difference. The main challenge at this moment is to guarantee that the new ambient intelligence technologies are appropriate, sustainable and meet people's individual and social needs. The AMEC project explores how an ambient ecology of products, services and content that is adaptive and intuitive to use can support domestic life in the connected home of the future View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 68
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  • Exploiting ambient information into reactive agent architectures

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 69 - 79
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    This work presents an implementation of the subsumption architecture to agent individuals summing up a multi-agent system approach for the scale formation problem in secondary oil production. This approach is evaluated through a 3D simulator and some known issues concerning the architecture limitations are revealed and discussed. Then, the paper proposes a new hybrid architecture in order to minimize or even overcome these drawbacks View full abstract»

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