Smart Digital Futures 2014

Smart Digital Futures 2014

The interdisciplinary field of smart digital systems is crucial to modern computer science, encompassing artificial intelligence, information systems and engineering. For over a decade, the mission of KES International has been to provide publication opportunities for all those who work in knowledge intensive subjects. The conferences they run worldwide are aimed at facilitating the dissemination, transfer, sharing and brokerage of knowledge in a number of leading edge technologies.

This book presents some 80 papers selected after peer review for inclusion in three KES conferences, held as part of the Smart Digital Futures 2014 (SDF-14) multi-theme conference in Chania, Greece, in June 2014. The three conferences are: Intelligent Decision Technologies (KES-IDT-14), Intelligence Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services (KES-IIMSS-14), and Smart Technology-based Education and Training (KES-STET-14).

The book will be of interest to all those whose work involves the development and application of intelligent digital systems.

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Volume 262 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Edited by: Neves-Silva, R., Tsihrintzis, G.A., Uskov, V., Howlett, R.J., Jain, L.C.
June 2014, 808 pp., hardcover
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-404-6
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-405-3
Price: US$268 / €185

DSS 2.0 – Supporting Decision Making With New Technologies

DSS 2.0 – Supporting Decision Making With New Technologies

Advances in technology have resulted in new and advanced methods to support decision-making. For example, artificial intelligence has enabled people to make better decisions through the use of Intelligent Decision Support Systems (DSS). Emerging research in DSS demonstrates that decision makers can operate in a more timely manner using real-time data, more accurately due to data mining and 'big data' methods, more strategically by considering a greater number of factors, more precisely and inclusively due to the availability of social networking data, and with a wider media reach with video and audio technology.

This book presents the proceedings of the IFIP TC8/Working Group 8.3 conference held at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France, in June 2014. Throughout its history the conference has aimed to present the latest innovations and achievements in Decision Support Systems. This year the conference looks to the next generation with the theme of new technologies to enable DSS2.0. The topics covered include theoretical, empirical and design science research; case-based approaches in decision support systems; decision models in the real-world; healthcare information technology; decision making theory; knowledge management; knowledge and resource discovery; business intelligence; group decision support systems; collaborative decision making; analytics and ‘big data’; rich language for decision support; multimedia tools for DSS; Web 2.0 systems in decision support; context-based technologies for decision making; intelligent systems and technologies in decision support; organizational decision support; research methods in DSS 2.0; mobile DSS; competing on analytics; and social media analytics.

The book will be of interest to all those who develop or use Decision Support Systems. The variety of methods and applications illustrated by this international group of carefully reviewed papers should provide ideas and directions for future researchers and practitioners alike.

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Volume 261 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Edited by: Phillips-Wren, G.E., Carlsson, S., Respício, A., Brezillon, P.
June 2014, 604 pp., hardcover
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-398-8
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-399-5
Price: US$210 / €145

Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXV

Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXV

Because of our ever increasing use of and reliance on technology and information systems, information modelling and knowledge bases continue to be important topics in those academic communities concerned with data handling and computer science. As the information itself becomes more complex, so do the levels of abstraction and the databases themselves.

This book is part of the series Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases, which concentrates on a variety of themes in the important domains of conceptual modeling, design and specification of information systems, multimedia information modeling, multimedia systems, ontology, software engineering, knowledge and process management, knowledge bases, cross-cultural communication and context modeling. Theoretical disciplines, including cognitive science, artificial intelligence, logic, linguistics and analytical philosophy, also receive attention.

The selected papers presented here cover many areas of information modeling and knowledge bases including: theory of concepts, semantic computing, data mining, context-based information retrieval, ontological technology, image databases, temporal and spatial databases, document data management, software engineering, cross-cultural computing, environmental analysis, social networks, WWW information management, and many others. This new publication also contains papers initiated by the panels on: “Cross-cultural Communication with Icons and Images” and “Conceptual Modelling of Collaboration for Information Systems”. The book will be of interest to all those interested in advances in research and applications in the academic disciplines concerned.

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Volume 260 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Edited by: Tokuda, T., Kiyoki, Y., Jaakkola, H., Yoshida, N.
February 2014, 336 pp., hardcover
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-360-5
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-361-2
Price: US$174 / €120

Legal Knowledge and Information Systems

Legal Knowledge and Information Systems

JURIX 2013: The Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference

In the same way that it has become part of all our lives, computer technology is now integral to the work of the legal profession. The JURIX Foundation has been organizing annual international conferences in the area of computer science and law since 1988, and continues to support cutting-edge research and applications at the interface between law and computer technology.

This book contains the 16 full papers and 6 short papers presented at the 26th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2013), held in December 2013 in Bologna, Italy. The papers cover a wide range of research topics and application areas concerning the advanced management of legal information and knowledge, including computational techniques for: classifying and extracting information from, and detecting conflicts in, regulatory texts; modeling legal argumentation and representing case narratives; improving the retrieval of legal information and extracting information from legal case texts; conducting e-discovery; and, applications involving intellectual property and IP licensing, online dispute resolution, delivering legal aid to the public and organizing the administration of local law and regulations.

The book will be of interest to all those associated with the legal profession whose work involves the use of computer technology.

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Volume 259 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Edited by: Ashley, K.D.
December 2013, 200 pp., hardcover
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-358-2
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-359-9
Price: US$160 / €110

Computational Dependency Theory


Computational Dependency Theory

Dependencies – directed labeled graph structures representing hierarchical relations between morphemes, words, and semantic units – are the standard representation in many fields of computational linguistics. The linguistic significance of these structures often remains vague, however, and those working in the field stress the need for the development of a common notational and formal basis. Although dependency analysis has become quasi-hegemonic in Natural Language Processing (NLP), the connection between computational linguistics and dependency linguists remains sporadic. But theoretical dependency linguists and computational linguists have much to share.

This book presents papers from the International Conference on Dependency Linguistics (Depling 2011) held in Barcelona, Spain, in September 2011. Beginning with what may be the first formal definition of dependency structure, the book continues with papers covering subjects such as: the interface of the syntactic structures with semantics; mapping semantic structures to text surface by means of statistical language generation; formalization of dependency; advances in dependency parsing; and the link between statistical and rule-based dependency parsing.

This comprehensive collection gives a coherent overview of recent advances in the interplay of linguistics and natural language engineering around dependency grammars, ranging from definitional challenges of syntactic functions to formal grammars, tree bank development, and parsing issues.

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Volume 258 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Edited by: Gerdes, K., Hajičová, E., Wanner, L
January 2014, 256pp., hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-61499-351-3
Price: US$174 / €120

SCAI 2013

Twelfth Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Proceedings of the 12th Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has become so much a part of everyday life that it is now hard to imagine a world without it.

This book presents papers from the 12th Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (SCAI), held in Aalborg, Denmark in November 2013. The SCAI conference is the main biennial platform for the AI research community in Scandinavia, and the papers collected here not only include contributions from Scandinavia, but also from other European and non-European countries.

Topics cover the entire range of AI, with a particularly focus on machine learning and knowledge representation, as well as uncertainty in AI and applications.

In addition to the 28 regular papers, extended abstracts of the presentations made by Ph.D. students of their research-in-progress to a panel of experts in the doctoral symposium – a new feature at this conference – are also included here.

This book will be of interest to all those who wish to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in artificial intelligence.

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Volume 257 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Edited by: Jaeger, M. , Nielsen, T.D. , Viappiani, P.
October 2013, 324pp., hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-61499-329-2
Price: US$174 / €120

CCIA 2013

Artificial Intelligence Research and Development

Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence

For almost twenty years the Catalan Association of Artificial Intelligence (ACIA) has been promoting cooperation between researchers in artificial intelligence within the Catalan speaking community.

This book presents the proceedings of the 16th International Conference (CCIA 2013), held at the University of Vic (UVIC), Catalonia, Spain, in October 2013. This annual conference aims to foster discussion of the latest developments in artificial intelligence within the community of Catalan countries, as well as amongst members of the AI community worldwide.

The book contains the 26 full papers, 5 short papers and 12 poster presentations from the conference, which are grouped under the following topics: relational learning, planning; satisfiability and constraints; perception and image processing; preprocessing; patterns extraction and learning; post-processing, model interpretability and decision support; recommenders, similarity and CBR; and multiagent systems.

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Volume 256 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Edited by: Gibert, K., Botti, V., Reig-Bolaño, R.
October 2013, 356pp., softcover
ISBN: 978-1-61499-319-3
Price: US$161 / €111

KES-IDT 2013

Intelligent Decision Technologies

Proceedings of the 5th KES International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (KES-IDT 2013)

The field of intelligent decision technologies is interdisciplinary in nature, bridging computer science with its development of artificial intelligence, information systems with its development of decision support systems, and engineering with its development of systems.
This book presents the 45 papers accepted for presentation at the 5th KES International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (KES-IDT 2013), held in Sesimbra, Portugal, in June 2013.

The conference consists of keynote talks, oral and poster presentations, invited sessions and workshops on the applications and theory of intelligent decision systems and related areas. The conference provides an opportunity for the presentation and discussion of interesting new research results, promoting knowledge transfer and the generation of new ideas.

The book will be of interest to all those whose work involves the development and application of intelligent decision systems.

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Volume 255 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Edited by: Neves-Silva, R., Watada, J. , Phillips-Wren, G., Jain, L.C., Howlett, R.J.
June 2013, 460 pp., softcover
ISBN: 978-1-61499-263-9
Price: US$176 / €122

IIMSS2013

Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services

Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services (IIMSS2013)

At a time when computers are more widespread than ever, intelligent interactive systems have become a necessity. The term ‘multimedia systems’ refers to the coordinated storage, processing, transmission and retrieval of multiple forms of information, such as audio, image, video, animation, graphics and text. The growth of multimedia services has been exponential, as technological progress keeps up with the consumer’s need for content. The solution of 'one fits all' is no longer appropriate for the wide ranges of users with various backgrounds and needs, so one important goal of many intelligent interactive systems is dynamic personalization and adaptivity to users.

This book presents 37 papers summarizing the work and new research results presented at the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services (KES-IIMSS2013), held in Sesimbra, Portugal, in June 2013. The conference series focuses on research in the fields of intelligent interactive multimedia systems and services and provides an internationally respected forum for scientific research in related technologies and applications.

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Volume 254 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Edited by: Tsihrintzis, G.A., Virvou, M., Watanabe, T., Jain, L.C., Howlett, R.J.
June 2013, 368 pp., softcover
ISBN: 978-1-61499-261-5
Price: US$157 / €108

Computational Approaches to Assistive Technologies for People with Disabilities

Computational Approaches to Assistive Technologies for People with Disabilities

Assistive technologies have become increasingly important for people with disabilities in recent years. This book is the result of over a decade of research into computational approaches to assistive technology. Its chapters are based on a number of graduate theses, successfully completed over the past dozen or so years under the supervision of Kanlaya Naruedomkul of Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand and Nick Cercone of York University, Toronto, Canada. Some applications in the chapters use Thai language examples, but the techniques employed are not restricted to any single language. Each chapter is based on the Ph.D. work of a former or current student, suitably updated and presented for interested readers.

The book is divided into four sections. Following an introduction, which includes a review of assistive technology products, part two covers applications, and includes chapters on alternative sign text MT for language learning, lexical simplification using word sense disambiguation and detecting and rating dementia through lexical analysis of spontaneous speech. Part three deals with theories and systems, and includes: granules for learning behavior, rough sets methods and applications for medical data and multimedia support systems as assistive technology for hearing impaired students. Part four presents a conclusion which includes a look into the future. Although this book is not a comprehensive treatise on assistive technology, it nevertheless provides a fascinating look at recent research, and will be of interest to all those whose work involves the application of assistive technologies for people with disabilities.

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Volume 253 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Edited by: Cercone, N.J., Naruedomkul, K.
June 2013, 276 pp., hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-61499-257-8
Price: US$174 / €120

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