By P. Mikulecky, T. Liskova, P. Cech, V. Bures

Ambient Intelligence views includes chosen papers from the 1st overseas Ambient Intelligence discussion board AmIF 2008 in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. The discussion board is meant because the starting of a chain of really generally orientated dialogue possibilities for discussing interdisciplinary, if no longer transdisciplinary facets of speedily evolving components of Ambient Intelligence. Its goals have been to check and speak about contemporary advances and promising learn traits in AmI expertise, clever environments, tools, middleware improvement, in addition to purposes in parts comparable to healthcare, product lifecycle and shipping companies. The purpose to supply a chance of a really large interplay between a large rank of authors coming from diversified atmosphere capability an outstanding enrichment to all contributors and provides floor to the luck of the convention. ultimately it led in the direction of an enticing selection of 3 invited and twenty-five contributed papers, that are released during this ebook. All papers have been conscientiously reviewed by means of the overseas application committee. contributors from twelve nations contributed to the medical application and tested a fruitful dialogue atmosphere.

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Designing for spatial interaction requires a more ‘immersive’ approach to the design process. This has been explored in many different ways already. . design in context, designing movement, senses design. Spaces don’t change to such a great extent. However the interventions of light, sound, movement and other media can radically change the ‘feeling’ and ‘awareness’ of the space around us and change the way we perform and move within a space. We are interested to explore these more adaptive elements that make the spaces more tangible and intuitive.

Kostelnik et al. 3 HYDRA end-user applications The HYDRA middleware serves as a tool supporting efficient development of AmI applications in various end-user domains. System developers are thus provided with tools for easy and secure integration of heterogeneous physical devices into interoperable distributed systems. The middleware includes support for distributed as well as centralised architectures, cognition and context awareness, security and trust and will be deployable on both new and existing networks of distributed wireless and wired devices that typically are resource constrained in terms of computing power, energy and memory.

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