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This book focuses on ambient intelligence and addresses various issues related to data management, networking and HCI in this context. Taking a holistic view, it covers various levels of abstraction, ranging from fundamental to advanced concepts and brings together the contributions of various specialists in the field.
Moreover, the book covers the key areas of computer science concerned with the emergence of ambient intelligence (e.g. interaction, middleware, networks, information systems, etc.). It even goes slightly beyond the borders of computer science with contributions related to smart materials and ethics. The authors cover a broad spectrum, with some chapters dedicated to the presentation of basic concepts and others focusing on emerging applications in various fields such as health, transport and tourism.
1. Buzz or true innovation?
3. Contactless technologies
4. Smart materials
5. Middleware for ambient computing
6. Dynamic adaptation of applications to the context
7. Data Access & Mobility
8. Privacy and Data Security
9. Plasticity of User Interfaces
10. Composition of HMI
11. Smart Home
12. Between pervasive games and critical applications
13. Intelligent Vehicles
14. Sociotechnical ambient systems