Information Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems

Intelligent transport systems, from basic management systems to more application-oriented systems, vary in the technologies they apply. Information technologies, including wireless communication, are important in intelligent transportation systems, as are computational technologies: floating car data/floating cellular data, sensing technologies, and video vehicle detection. Theoretical and application technologies, such as emergency vehicle notification systems, automatic road enforcement and collision avoidance systems, as well as some cooperative systems are also used in intelligent transportation systems.

This book presents papers selected from the 128 submissions in the field of information technology and intelligent transportation systems received from 5 countries. In December 2019 Chang’an University organized a round-table meeting to discuss and score the technical merits of each selected paper, of which 23 are included in this book.

Providing a current overview of the subject, the book will be of interest to all those working in the field of intelligent transportation systems and traffic management.

Editor: Jain, L.C., Zhao, X., Balas, V.E., Shi, F.
Pages: 224
Binding: softcover
Volume 323 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-64368-060-6
ISBN online: 978-1-64368-061-3

Legal Knowledge and Information Systems


JURIX 2019: The Thirty-second Annual Conference

In recent years, the application of machine learning tools to legally relevant tasks has become much more prevalent, and the growing influence of AI in the legal sphere has prompted the profession to take more of an interest in the explainability, trustworthiness, and responsibility of intelligent systems.

This book presents the proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2019), held in Madrid, Spain, from 11 to 13 December 2019. Traditionally focused on legal knowledge representation and engineering, computational models of legal reasoning, and analyses of legal data, more recently the conference has also encompassed the use of machine learning tools. A total of 81 submissions were received for the conference, of which 14 were selected as full papers and 17 as short papers. A further 3 submissions were accepted as demo presentations, resulting in a total acceptance rate of 41.98%, with a competitive 25.5% acceptance rate for full papers. The 34 papers presented here cover a broad range of topics, from computational models of legal argumentation, case-based reasoning, legal ontologies, and evidential reasoning, through classification of different types of text in legal documents and comparing similarities, to the relevance of judicial decisions to issues of governmental transparency.

The book will be of interest to all those whose work involves the use of knowledge and information systems in the legal sphere.

Editor: Araszkiewicz, M., Rodríguez-Doncel, V.
Pages: 272
Binding: softcover
Volume 322 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-64368-048-4
ISBN online: 978-1-64368-049-1

Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXXI

Information modeling and knowledge bases have become an important area of academic and industry research in the 21st century, addressing complexities of modeling that reach beyond the traditional borders of information systems and academic computer science research.

This book presents 32 reviewed, selected and updated papers delivered at the 29th International Conference on Information Modeling and Knowledge Bases (EJC2019), held in Lappeenranta, Finland, from 3 to 7 June 2019. In addition, two papers based on the keynote presentations and one paper edited from the discussion of the panel session are included in the book. The conference provided a forum to exchange scientific results and experience, and attracted academics and practitioners working with information and knowledge. The papers cover a wide range of topics, ranging from knowledge discovery through conceptual and linguistic modeling, knowledge and information modeling and discovery, cross-cultural communication and social computing, environmental modeling and engineering, and multimedia data modeling and systems to complex scientific problem-solving. The conference presentation sessions: Learning and Linguistics; Systems and Processes; Data and Knowledge Representation; Models and Interface; Formalizations and Reasoning; Models and Modeling; Machine Learning; Models and Programming; Environment and Predictions; and Emotion Modeling and Social Networks reflect the main themes of the conference. The book also includes 2 extended publications of keynote addresses: ‘Philosophical Foundations of Conceptual Modeling’ and ´Sustainable Solid Waste Management using Life Cycle Modeling for Environmental Impact Assessment’, as well as additional material covering the discussion and findings of the panel session.

Providing an overview of current research in the field, the book will be of interest to all those working with information systems, information modeling and knowledge bases.

Editor: Dahanayake, A., Huiskonen, J., Kiyoki, Y., Thalheim, B., Jaakkola, H., Yoshida, N.
Pages: 560
Binding: softcover
Volume 321 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-64368-044-6
ISBN online: 978-1-64368-045-3

Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining V


Proceedings of FSDM 2019

The Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining (FSDM) conference is an annual event encompassing four main themes: fuzzy theory, algorithms and systems, which includes topics like stability, foundations and control; fuzzy application, which covers different kinds of processing as well as hardware and architectures for big data and time series and has wide applicability; the interdisciplinary field of fuzzy logic and data mining, encompassing applications in electrical, industrial, chemical and engineering fields as well as management and environmental issues; and data mining, outlining new approaches to big data, massive data, scalable, parallel and distributed algorithms. The annual conference provides a platform for knowledge exchange between international experts, researchers, academics and delegates from industry.

This book includes the papers accepted and presented at the 5th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining (FSDM 2019), held in Kitakyushu, Japan on 18-21 October 2019. This year, FSDM received 442 submissions. All papers were carefully reviewed by program committee members, taking account of the quality, novelty, soundness, breadth and depth of the research topics falling within the scope of FSDM. The committee finally decided to accept 137 papers, which represents an acceptance rate of about 30%. The papers presented here are arranged in two sections: Fuzzy Sets and Data Mining, and Communications and Networks.

Providing an overview of the most recent scientific and technological advances in the fields of fuzzy systems and data mining, the book will be of interest to all those working in these fields.

Editor: Tallón-Ballesteros, A.J.
Pages: 1184
Binding: softcover
Volume 320 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-64368-018-7
ISBN online: 978-1-64368-019-4

Artificial Intelligence Research and Development


Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has now become an indispensible tool at the centre of problem-solving in a huge range of digital technologies, and remains one of the most vibrant topics for discussion and research.

This book presents a compilation of the articles presented at the 22nd (2019) edition of the International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (CCIA), held in Mallorca, Spain, from 23 – 25 October 2019. This annual conference is an international event that serves as a meeting point for researchers into artificial intelligence based in the area of the Catalan speaking territories and for researchers from around the world. The book is divided into 8 sections. The first contains summaries of the 3 invited talks presented at the conference: ‘New methods for fusing information and the computational brain’, by Javier Fernandez; ‘From correlation to imagination: Deep generative models for artificial intelligence’ by Joan Serrà; and ‘Explainable AI’ by Anna Monreale. The remaining 7 sections contain 47 papers covering ethics and E-governance; machine learning; constraints and SAT, optimization and fuzzy; data science, recommender systems and decision support systems; agent-based and multi-agent systems; computer vision; and sentiment analysis and text analysis.

The book provides an overview of the latest developments in the field, and as such will be of interest to all those whose work involves the study and application of artificial intelligence.

Editors: Sabater-Mir, J., Torra, V., Aguiló, I., González-Hidalgo, M.
Pages: 444
Binding: softcover
Volume 319 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-64368-014-9
ISBN online: 978-1-64368-015-6

Advancing Technology Industrialization Through Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques


Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on New Trends in Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques (SoMeT_19)

Software has become ever more crucial as an enabler, from daily routines to important national decisions. But from time to time, as society adapts to frequent and rapid changes in technology, software development fails to come up to expectations due to issues with efficiency, reliability and security, and with the robustness of methodologies, tools and techniques not keeping pace with the rapidly evolving market.

This book presents the proceedings of SoMeT_19, the 18th International Conference on New Trends in Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques, held in Kuching, Malaysia, from 23–25 September 2019. The book explores new trends and theories that highlight the direction and development of software methodologies, tools and techniques, and aims to capture the essence of a new state of the art in software science and its supporting technology, and to identify the challenges that such a technology will have to master. The book also investigates other comparable theories and practices in software science, including emerging technologies, from their computational foundations in terms of models, methodologies, and tools. The 56 papers included here are divided into 5 chapters: Intelligent software systems design and techniques in software engineering; Machine learning techniques for software systems; Requirements engineering, software design and development techniques; Software methodologies, tools and techniques for industry; and Knowledge science and intelligent computing.

This comprehensive overview of information systems and research projects will be invaluable to all those whose work involves the assessment and solution of real-world software problems.

Editors: Fujita, H., Selamat, A
Pages: 768
Binding: softcover
Volume 318 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-64368-012-5
ISBN online: 978-1-64368-013-2

Knowledge of the Law in the Big Data Age

The changes brought about by digital technology and the consequent explosion of information known as Big Data have brought opportunities and challenges in all areas of society, and the law is no exception.

This book, Knowledge of the Law in the Big Data Age contains a selection of the papers presented at the conference ‘Law via the Internet 2018’, held in Florence, Italy, on 11-12 October 2018. This annual conference of the ‘Free Access to Law Movement’ (http://www.fatlm.org) hosted more than 60 international speakers from universities, government and research bodies as well as EU institutions.

Topics covered range from free access to law and Big Data and data analytics in the legal domain, to policy issues concerning access, publishing and the dissemination of legal information, tools to support democratic participation and opportunities for digital democracy. The book is divided into 3 sections: Part I provides an introductory background, covering aspects such as the evolution of legal science and models for representing the law; Part II addresses the present and future of access to law and to various legal information sources; and Part III covers updates in projects, initiatives, and concrete achievements in the field.

The book provides an overview of the practical implementation of legal information systems and the tools to manage this special kind of information, as well as some of the critical issues which must be faced, and will be of interest to all those working at the intersection of law and technology.

Editors: Peruginelli, G., Faro, S.
Pages: 304
Binding: softcover
Volume 317 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-984-3
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-985-0

Ontology Makes Sense


Essays in honor of Nicola Guarino

Nicola Guarino is widely recognized as one of the founders of applied ontology. His deep interest in the subtlest details of theoretical analysis and his vision of ontology as the Rosetta Stone for semantic interoperability guided the development and understanding of this domain. His motivations in research stem from the conviction that all science must be for the benefit of society at large, and his motto has always been that ontologies are not just for making information systems interoperable, but – more importantly – for ensuring that systems’ users understand each other. He was among the first to recognize that applied ontology must be an interdisciplinary enterprise if it is to capture the intended meaning of the terms used by an information system.

This book is a collection of essays written in homage to Nicola Guarino; a tribute to his many scientific contributions to the discipline of applied ontology. The papers presented here reflect the wide variety of research topics that marked Nicola's impact on the applied ontology community. They are grouped according to the five general areas addressed by Nicola in his career: what is an ontology; knowledge engineering; ontologies and language; ontological categories and relationships; and ontologies and applications.

Nicola Guarino's work and dedication will undoubtedly continue to influence the applied ontology community, and this book will be of interest to the many researchers aiming to establish ontologically sound bases for their research areas.

Editors: Borgo, S., Ferrario, R., Masolo, C., Vieu, L.
Pages: 308
Binding: hardcover
Volume 316 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-954-6
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-955-3

Databases and Information Systems X


Selected Papers from the Thirteenth International Baltic Conference, DB&IS 2018

The importance of databases and information systems to the functioning of 21st century life is indisputable.

This book presents papers from the 13th International Baltic Conference on Databases and Information Systems, held in Trakai, Lithuania, from 1- 4 July 2018. Since the first of these events in 1994, the Baltic DB&IS has proved itself to be an excellent forum for researchers, practitioners and PhD students to deliver and share their research in the field of advanced information systems, databases and related areas.

For the 2018 conference, 69 submissions were received from 15 countries. Each paper was assigned for review to at least three referees from different countries. Following review, 24 regular papers were accepted for presentation at the conference, and from these presented papers the 14 best-revised papers have been selected for publication in this volume, together with a preface and three invited papers written by leading experts. The selected revised and extended papers present original research results in a number of subject areas: information systems, requirements and ontology engineering; advanced database systems; internet of things; big data analysis; cognitive computing; and applications and case studies.

These results will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field, and will be of interest to all those working with advanced information systems, databases and related areas.

Editors: Lupeikiene, A., Vasilecas, O., Dzemyda, G.
Pages: 296
Binding: softcover
Volume 315 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-940-9
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-941-6

Information Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems


Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Information Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITITS 2018) Xi’an, China, September 15-16, 2018

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are the model for integrating advanced information technology, data communication transmission technology, electronic sensing technology, control technology and computer technology into a comprehensive ground traffic management system. They are the direction of development for future transportation systems.

This book presents the proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Information Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITITS 2018), held in Xi’an, China, on 15-16 September 2018. The conference provides a platform for professionals and researchers from industry and academia to present and discuss recent advances in the field of information technology and intelligent transportation systems. Intelligent transport systems vary in the technologies they apply, from basic management systems to more application-based systems. Information technology – including wireless communication, computational technologies, floating car data/floating cellular data, sensor technologies, and video vehicle detection – is also intrinsic to intelligent transportation systems. All papers were reviewed by 3-4 referees, and the program chairs of the conference committee made their selections based on the score of each paper. This year, ITITS 2018 received more than 168 papers from 4 countries, of which 41 papers were accepted.

Offering a state-of-the-art overview of the theoretical and applied topics related to ITS, this book will be of interest to all those working in the field.

Editors: Jain, L.C., Zhao, X., Balas, V.E., Shi, F.
Pages: 396
Binding: softcover
Volume 314 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-938-6
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-939-3

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