Introduction to the thematic issue on Human-centric computing and intelligent environments

Gordon Hunter (Corresponding Author), Tiina Kymäläinen, Raul Herrera-Acuña

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    Ambient Intelligence (AmI) and Intelligent environments (IEs) are characterized by information and communication technologies embedded so seamlessly into our physical environments and in various everyday objects that computer-enabled features will become a natural part of our living and working environments [6]. According to Cook and Das [4], the most critical feature that separates intelligent environments from environments that are merely user-controllable is their ability to model inhabitant behaviour. They determine that an intelligent environment is able to acquire and apply knowledge about the environment and its inhabitants in order to improve the inhabitants' experience in that environment. The environment is thus willing to serve spontaneously and proactively, i.e. the environment senses the person's needs and circumstances, and responds accordingly. In general, in the visions promoted by AmI and IEs, people are surrounded by intuitive interfaces and user-adaptive technologies; and the environments are capable of recognizing and proactively responding to the presence of different individuals in a seamless, unobtrusive and invisible way.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)379-381
    JournalJournal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Intelligent Environments (IE)
    • Ambient Intelligence (AmI)
    • Human-centric computing


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