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Intelligent Environments (IE), 2012 8th International Conference on

Date 26-29 June 2012

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  • Table of contents

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  • IE 2012 Preface

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  • Organizing Committee

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  • Intelligent Sustainable Liveable Cities

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 1 - 9
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    As the urban populations increase we have to think more deeply about how to make cities less stressful and more creative for people to live in. Live ability and quality of life are key factors whilst designing and managing energy, water, pollution and waste systems which are sustainable for the long term. New approaches are proposed with recommendations for achieving these goals. View full abstract»

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  • New Silicon Architectures for Embedded IE Control Networking

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 10
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    Summary form only given. As IE networks become ubiquitous, they inevitably become involved in more mission-critical applications. These applications, for example in industrial automation and building control, have real-time and high availability requirements. This paper describes one approach to address these concerns. View full abstract»

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  • Probabilistic Graphical Models and Their Applications in Intelligent Environments

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 11 - 15
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    Intelligent environments need to acquire, combine and interpret the user's requests and take the best decisions according to the user needs. Thus, they require intelligent agents that reason under uncertainty to achieve the system goals. Probabilistic graphical models (PGMs) allow intelligent agents to reason and take optimal decisions under uncertainty, in an effective and efficient way. We prese... View full abstract»

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  • The Evolution of Learning: From Classroom to Cloud

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 16 - 18
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    The presentation will review the evolution of learning, from classroom to E-, to mobile, and to the recently emerged cloud learning, with a focus on the latter two. It'll showcase Dr. Wang's achievement in each area, including a well-recognized instructional design model (Cybergogy for Engaged Learning), an innovative mobile learning system, and her recent envision of models and intelligent system... View full abstract»

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  • A Novel Distributed Energy-Efficient Self-Organized Algorithm for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 19 - 26
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    Wireless ad-hoc networks require a special management because of their hardware and energy limitations compared with wired networks. The problem of constructing a backbone structure over wireless ad-hoc networks has been widely researched. The basic problem is to minimize the wireless backbone size by taking into consideration the node's capabilities. Therefore, an efficient, self-organized, scala... View full abstract»

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  • Ambient Videogames for Health Monitoring in Older Adults

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 27 - 33
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    Ambient videogames can be used for frequent continuous monitoring of older adults in order to detect early signs of frailty. In this paper we propose a general architecture for health monitoring through ambient videogames and illustrate its instantiation with the development of two ambient casual games that have been designed to measure arm muscle strength utilizing a custom-designed interaction d... View full abstract»

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  • An Approach for Secure Role Assignment

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 34 - 41
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    One of the key characteristics of pervasive computing applications is their ability to adapt to their environment. One possible approach to simplify the development of such adaptive applications is to use middleware to automate adaptation decisions. However, in many application scenarios, adaptation decisions can have critical security implications. Thus, when designing middleware to support adapt... View full abstract»

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  • Architecture to Enable Dual Reality for Smart Environments

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 42 - 49
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    In this paper, we describe an architecture that brings the Dual Reality paradigm into intelligent environments also referred to as smart spaces. This architecture aims at enhancing the development of already existing and of new (or future) assistance systems for these smart spaces including the possibility for pre-testing without installing them in the real environment. All information, either rea... View full abstract»

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  • Bayesian Networks Structure Learning for Activity Prediction in Smart Homes

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 50 - 56
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    This paper presents a sequence-based activity prediction approach which uses Bayesian networks in a novel two-step process to predict both activities and their corresponding features. In addition to the proposed model, we also present the results of several search and score (S&S) and constraint-based (CB) Bayesian structure learning algorithms. The activity prediction performance of the pr... View full abstract»

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  • Behavior-Based Home Energy Prediction

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 57 - 63
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    In the effort to build a sustainable society, smart home research attention is being directed toward green technology and environmentally-friendly building designs. In this paper, we analyze the distribution of home energy consumption, and then present both linear and non-linear regression learning models for predicting energy usage given known human behavior and time-scale features. To guarantee ... View full abstract»

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  • CommonSENSE: A Participatory Design Toolkit for Shaping Physical Space through Real-Time Data

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 64 - 71
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    CommonSENSE is a participatory design toolkit which aims to support communities, neighbors, flat mates, researchers and hobbyists, to creatively explore the potential of their own living space and actively engage them in its design and re-arrangement. Through a sensor kit gathering real time space occupancy data and an online design engine where users access and act upon these data to produce or e... View full abstract»

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  • Context-Sensitive Ecosystem of Intelligent Environments

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 72 - 79
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    In this article we propose an agent-based architecture to create an ecosystem of Intelligent Environments (IE's). The distinctive characteristics of this proposal are: it takes into account the changing needs of the environment's dwellers, that is, the IE is sensitive to the context, and it allows the user to move among the ecosystem's elements freely. With these features, the ecosystem manages al... View full abstract»

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  • Control of a Virtual Prototype for Ankle Rehabilitation

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 80 - 86
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    Humans being subject to traumatic accidents which cause they cannot carry out activities of daily living. When a muscle is not used or gets weak, it tends to shorten, the joints become stiff, causing deformities or contractures and without a physical therapy lose their aptitudes. Ankle rehabilitation systems have been proposed to achieve the full range of motion and stretching smoothly the muscles... View full abstract»

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  • Creating Scenes for an Intelligent Nursing Environment: Co-design and User Evaluations of a Home Control System

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 87 - 94
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    In this paper we describe the co-design process of a proof-of-concept home control system, and how it was carried out by utilising a user-centred design methodology. The aim was to develop a demonstrator of a home control system that supports elderly people in living more independently in their homes. The focus of the research was on the configuration tool of the environment, which was meant to be... View full abstract»

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  • Development of a Biped Robot Based on Dynamic Walking: Design, Simulation and Construction

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 95 - 102
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    In this research project we present the design and construction of a biped robot based on dynamic walking. The main objective of this research is the assimilation of technology in the field of dynamic walking robots, therefore, we built a prototype based on a previously built robot developed at Delft University created by Martjin Wisse. The reason for performing this research is to have a starting... View full abstract»

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  • Development of a Robotic Helicopter for Monitoring Pollution and Habitat in Estuaries

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 103 - 108
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    This paper describes the development of an robotic helicopter for monitoring pollution and habitat in natural reserves. The particular environment under investigation is Tijuana River Estuary (TRE) south of the city of San Diego on the US-Mexico border. The ecology of TRE is briefly reviewed and the motivation for using an robotic helicopter is discussed. Next the application of aerial imaging to ... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration in Embedded Systems for Intelligent Environments

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 109 - 113
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    In this paper we propose to apply the Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration (DPR) technology to embedded systems intended for Intelligent Environments. To reach this goal, we have developed a system based on a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) in which high performance hardware modules can be reconfigured on-line according to the necessities of the system at each moment. Two different implementations... View full abstract»

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