State of the Art in AI Applied to Ambient Intelligence

We are moving towards a future where environments respond to human preferences and needs. In this world, smart devices equipped with intelligent features and the capability to sense, communicate with and support humans in daily activities will be unremarkable. We already expect our cars to warn us of hazards, track our location and provide timely route advice, and in future we will speak to simple machines and hold conversations with more complex systems, such as intelligent homes, which will help us to monitor conditions, track routine tasks, and program the heating, lighting, garden watering and entertainment centre. But questions have been raised in recent years as to how intelligent these so called smart systems or ambient intelligence environments really are.

This book, State of the Art in AI Applied to Ambient Intelligence, part of the outcome of the Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Ambient Intelligence (AITAmI) which has now run for 10 consecutive editions, aims to provide a clear picture of what has been achieved after a decade of discussion. It is representative of the diversity of approaches and issues which are currently being considered, and also indicates those avenues which are the most promising for exploration in the next decade.

The book provides all those working in the field with an up-to-date reference where they will find inspiration to create better systems for the society of tomorrow.

Editors: Aztiria, A., Augusto, J.C., Orlandini, A.
Pages: 184
Binding: softcover
Volume 298 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-803-7
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-804-4

New Trends in Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques


Proceedings of the 16th International Conference SoMeT_17

Software is an essential enabler for science and the new economy. It creates new markets and directions for a more reliable, flexible and robust society and empowers the exploration of our world in ever more depth, but it often falls short of our expectations. Current software methodologies, tools, and techniques are still neither robust nor reliable enough for the constantly evolving market, and many promising approaches have so far failed to deliver the solutions required.

This book presents the keynote ‘Engineering Cyber-Physical Systems’ and 64 peer-reviewed papers from the 16th International Conference on New Trends in Intelligent Software Methodology Tools, and Techniques, (SoMeT_17), held in Kitakyushu, Japan, in September 2017, which brought together researchers and practitioners to share original research results and practical development experience in software science and related new technologies. The aim of the SoMeT conferences is to capture the essence of the new state-of-the-art in software science and its supporting technology and to identify the challenges such technology will have to master.

The book explores new trends and theories which illuminate the direction of developments in this field, and will be of interest to anyone whose work involves software science and its integration into tomorrow’s global information society.

Editors: Fujita, H., Selamat, A., Omatu, S.
Pages: 852
Binding: softcover
Volume 297 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-799-3
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-800-6

Information Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems


Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITITS 2017), Xi’an, China, June 10, 2017

Intelligent transport systems are on the increase. They employ a variety of technologies, from basic management systems to more advanced application systems, with information technology – including wireless communication, computational technologies, floating car data/cellular data such as sensing technologies and video vehicle detection – playing a major role.

This book presents the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITITS 2017), held in Xi’an, People's Republic of China, in June 2017. 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; organizations and researchers involved in these fields, including distinguished academics from around the world, explore theoretical and applied topics such as emergency vehicle notification systems, automatic road enforcement, collision avoidance systems and cooperative systems.

ITITS 2017 received more than 200 papers from 4 countries, and the 65 accepted papers appear in this book, which will be of interest to all those involved with the development of intelligent transport systems.

Editors: Balas, V.E., Jain, L.C., Zhao, X., Shi, F.
Pages: 616
Binding: softcover
Volume 296 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-784-9
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-785-6

Advances in Digital Technologies


Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies ICADIWT 2017

Web technology is ubiquitous in modern life, enabling various forms of communication in real time between the users and computers, as well as between network devices, by means of artificial (markup) languages and cascading style sheets (CSS). Multimedia packages implemented in the WWW can also further expand the user groups to include, for example, the amblyopic or the hearing-impaired. According to Microsoft, Web technology also encompasses Web servers and programming languages for building Web applications. But such a breathtaking development that meets dynamically changing new emerging networking standards demands a large-scale infrastructure that will enable us to access digital information in its every form, whatever its purpose.

This book presents 20 papers and 3 keynote speeches from the 8th International Conference on Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2017), held at the Universidad Autόnoma de Ciudad Juárez, Juárez City, Chihuahua, Mexico, in March 2017. Over the years, the ICADIWT conference has created its own research community of participants from many countries, who attend the event each year to demonstrate and discuss their research findings. The community is growing every year.

The scope of the ICADIWT 2017 conference covers a wide range of research areas, and the papers in the book are divided into 7 subject areas: pattern recognition; distributed computing; mobile technologies; digital technologies for aerospace; medical systems applications; system engineering; and control systems.

Editors: Mizera-Pietraszko, J., Rodriguez Jorge, R., Almazo Pérez, D.M., Pichappan, P.
Pages: 284
Binding: softcover
Volume 295 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-772-6
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-773-3

Legal Knowledge and Information Systems


JURIX 2016: The Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference

As with almost every other part of our daily lives, information technology is now indispensable in the legal sphere. The variety of applications has grown, keeping pace with developments in the wider field of artificial intelligence: logic and argument have been joined by statistical methods and data, and knowledge engineering has been enriched by machine learning.

This book presents the papers delivered at the 29th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems – JURIX 2016, held in Nice, France, in December 2016. From the 56 submissions received for the conference, 11 were selected for publication as full papers, 10 as short papers, and 10 as posters, which are included in the proceedings for the first time. The papers address a wide range of topics at the interface of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Law, such as argumentation, norms and evidence, network science, information retrieval, and natural language processing. Many of the theories and technologies explored in the papers are drawn from real-life materials, including cases brought before the European Court of Human Rights, Dutch and Greek legal texts, and international investment agreements and contracts.

Reflecting the many facets and the interdisciplinary character of AI and Law, the book will be of interest to all those whose work involves them in these fields.

Editors: Bex, F., Villata, S.
Pages: 232
Binding: softcover
Volume 294 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-725-2
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-726-9

Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining Ⅱ

Fuzzy systems and data mining are now an essential part of information technology and data management, with applications affecting every imaginable aspect of our daily lives. This book contains 81 selected papers from those accepted and presented at the 2nd international conference on Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining (FSDM2016), held in Macau, China, in December 2016.

This annual conference focuses on 4 main groups of topics: fuzzy theory, algorithm and system; fuzzy applications; the interdisciplinary field of fuzzy logic and data mining; and data mining, and the event provided a forum where more than 100 qualified, high-level researchers and experts from over 20 countries, including 4 keynote speakers, gathered to create an important platform for researchers and engineers worldwide to engage in academic communication.

All the papers collected here present original ideas, methods and results of general significance supported by clear reasoning and compelling evidence, and as such the book represents a valuable and wide ranging reference resource of interest to all those whose work involves fuzzy systems and data mining.

Editors: Sun, S.L., Tallón-Ballesteros, A.J., Pamučar, D.S., Liu, F.
Pages: 652
Binding: softcover
Volume 293 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-721-4
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-722-1

Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXVIII

Information modelling and knowledge bases are now essential, not only to academics working in computer science, but also wherever information technology is applied.

This book presents papers from the 26th International Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases (formerly the European Japanese Conference – EJC), which took place in Tampere, Finland, in June 2016. The conference provides a platform to bring together researchers and practitioners working with information modelling and knowledge bases, and the 33 accepted papers cover topics including: conceptual modelling; knowledge and information modelling and discovery; linguistic modelling; cross-cultural communication and social computing; environmental modelling and engineering; and multimedia data modelling and systems. All papers were improved and resubmitted for publication after the conference.

Covering state-of- the-art research and practice, the book will be of interest to all those whose work involves information modelling and knowledge bases.

Editors: Jaakkola, H., Thalheim, B., Kiyoki, Y., Yoshida, N.
Pages: 496
Binding: hardcover
Volume 292 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-719-1
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-720-7

Databases and Information Systems IX

Selected Papers from the Twelfth International Baltic Conference, DB&IS 2016

Databases and information systems are now indispensable for the day-to-day functioning of businesses and society.

This book presents 25 selected papers from those delivered at the 12th International Baltic Conference on Databases and Information Systems 2016 (DB&IS 2016), held in Riga, Latvia, in July 2016. Since it began in 1994, this biennial conference has become an international forum for researchers and developers in the field of databases, information systems and related areas, and the papers collected here cover a wide spectrum of topics related to the development of information systems and data processing. These include: the development of ontology applications; tools, technologies and languages for model-driven development; decision support systems and data mining; natural language processing and building linguistic components of information systems; advanced systems and technologies related to information systems, databases and information technologies in teaching and learning.

The book will be of interest to all those whose work involves the design, application and use of databases and information systems.

Editors: Arnicans, G., Arnicane, V., Borzovs, J., Niedrite, L.
Pages: 376
Binding: softcover
Volume 291 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-713-9
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-714-6

What Social Robots Can and Should Do

Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2016 / TRANSOR 2016

Social robotics drives a technological revolution of possibly unprecedented disruptive potential, both at the socio-economic and the socio-cultural level. The rapid development of the robotics market calls for a concerted effort across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines to understand the transformative potential of human-robot interaction. This effort cannot succeed without the special expertise in the study of socio-cultural interactions, norms, and values that humanities research provides.

This book contains the proceedings of the conference “What Social Robots Can and Should Do,” Robophilosophy 2016 / TRANSOR 2016, held in Aarhus, Denmark, in October 2016. The conference is the second event in the biennial Robophilosophy conference series, this time combined with an event of the Research Network for Transdisciplinary Studies in Social Robotics (TRANSOR). Featuring 13 plenaries and 74 session and workshop talks, the event turned out to be the world’s largest conference in Humanities research in and on social robotics.

The book is divided into 3 sections: Part I and Part III contain the abstracts of plenary lectures and contributions to 6 workshops: Artificial Empathy; Co-Designing Children Robot Interaction; Human-Robot Joint Action; Phronesis for Machine Ethics?; Robots in the Wild; and Responsible Robotics. Part II contains short papers for presentations in 7 thematically organized sessions: methodological issues; ethical tasks and implications; emotions in human robot interactions; education, art and innovation; artificial meaning and rationality; social norms and robot sociality; and perceptions of social robots.

The book will be of interest to researchers in philosophy, anthropology, sociology, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, robotics, computer science, and art. Since all contributions are prepared for an interdisciplinary readership, they are highly accessible and will be of interest to policy makers and educators who wish to gauge the challenges and potentials of putting robots in society.

Editors: Seibt, J., Nørskov, M., Schack Andersen, S.
Pages: 424
Binding: softcover
Volume 290 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-707-8
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-708-5

Human Language Technologies – The Baltic Perspective

Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference Baltic HLT 2016

Throughout the last decade, the Baltic states have played an active role in regional and international language technology activities, supporting less-resourced languages in the digital age.

This book presents the proceedings of the 7th International Conference: Human Language Technologies – The Baltic Perspective (Baltic HLT 2016), held in Riga, Latvia, in October 2016. Baltic HLT 2016 provided a forum for sharing ideas and recent advances in human language processing with a special focus on less-resourced languages. Papers selected for the conference cover a wide range of topics, including a general overview of language technology progress in the Baltic states, actual research topics in written and spoken language processing, the creation of language resources and their applications, and proposals for a European language platform. The book is divided into five sections: overview; speech technologies and corpora; machine translation; written language resources; and methods and tools for language processing.

The book will be a useful resource, not only for Baltic language researchers, but also for those working with other less-resourced languages in Europe and beyond.

Editors: Skadiņa, I., Rozis, R.
Pages: 188
Binding: softcover
Volume 289 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-700-9
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-701-6

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