The book consists of research contributions dealing with the crucial notion of situationalawareness within assistive smart systems emerging as an overarching concept. An appliedcomputer science character has been retained, whilst bringing to the fore research projectswhere formal knowledge representation and reasoning techniques have been demonstrated to be applicableto areas within the broader field of ambient intelligence and smart environments.pIOS Press is an international science, technical and medical publisher of high-quality books for academics, scientists, and professionals in all fields. pSome of the areas we publish
This book presents the leading edge in several related fields, specifically object orientated programming, open distributed systems and formal methods for object oriented systems. With increased support within industry regarding these areas, this book captures the most up-to-date information on the subject. Many topics are discussed, including the following important areas: object oriented design and programming; formal specification of distributed systems; open distributed platforms; types, interfaces and behaviour; formalisation of object oriented methods.
Distribution and interoperability in heterogeneous computing environments are the key requirements for state-of-the-art information processing systems. Distributed applications are making a critical contribution in many application sectors, such as office automation, finance, manufacturing, telecommunications, aerospace, and transportation. Users demand support for the construction, integration and management of their application systems as well as for the interoperability of independent application components. DAIS '97 provides a forum for researchers, application designers and users to review, discuss and learn about new approaches and concepts in the fields of distributed applications. DAIS '97 will especially focus on the interoperability between different applications and services, different implementations of the same and of different distributed platforms.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications, WWIC 2005, held in Xanthi, Greece in May 2005. The 34 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 117 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sessions on mobility management, transport protocols and congestion control, QoS and routing, quality of service, wireless multi-hop networks and cellular networks, ad-hoc networks, IEEE 802.11 and other MAC protocols, and energy efficiency and resource optimization.
This volume contains the proceedings of UIC 2008, the 5th International C- ference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing: Building Smart Worlds in Real and Cyber Spaces. The conference was held in Oslo, Norway, during June 23–25, 2008. The event was the ?fth meeting of this conference series. USW 2005 (First International Workshop on Ubiquitous Smart World), held in March 2005 in Taiwan, was the ?rst event in the series. This event was followed by UISW 2005 (SecondInternationalSymposiumonUbiquitousIntelligenceandSmartWorlds) held in December 2005 in Japan, by UIC 2006 (Third International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing: Building Smart Worlds in Real and Cyber Spaces) held in September 2006 in Wuhan and Three Gorges, China, and by UIC 2007 held in July 2007 in Hong Kong. Ubiquitous computers, networks and information are paving the road to a smart world in which computational intelligence is distributed throughout the physical environment to provide trustworthy and relevant services to people.
Annotation The four volume set LNAI 3681, LNAI 3682, LNAI 3683, and LNAI 3684constitute the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conferenceon Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES2005, held in Melbourne, Australia in September 2005. The 716 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected fromnearly 1400 submissions. The papers present a wealth of original researchresults from the field of intelligent information processing in thebroadest sense; topics covered in the first volume are intelligentdesign support systems, data engineering, knowledge engineering andontologies, knowledge discovery and data mining, advanced networkapplication, ap...
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing, ATC 2006, held in Wuhan, China in September 2006. The 57 revised full papers presented together with two keynotes were carefully reviewed and selected from 208 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections.
This book presents the state of the art of research and development of computational reflection in the context of software engineering. Reflection has attracted considerable attention recently in software engineering, particularly from object-oriented researchers and professionals. The properties of transparency, separation of concerns, and extensibility supported by reflection have largely been accepted as useful in software development and design; reflective features have been included in successful software development technologies such as the Java language. The book offers revised versions of papers presented first at a workshop held during OOPSLA'99 together with especially solicited contributions. The papers are organized in topical sections on reflective and software engineering foundations, reflective software adaptability and evolution, reflective middleware, engineering Java-based reflective languages, and dynamic reconfiguration through reflection.
One of the main goals of the pervasive computing domain is to provide the user with task support for everyday tasks. This task support should be realized by pervasive applications that are seamlessly integrated in the environment, for example embedded into devices such as everyday objects. To automate configuration, context information is shared between these devices. The shared context can contain private information that should not be made public. System support, which helps to develop pervasive applications, should therefore contain mechanisms that utilize security and privacy methods when handling context. Pervasive applications can then use these mechanisms and create pervasive environm...
The recent emergence and prevalence of social network applications, sensor equipped mobile devices, and the availability of large amounts of geo-referenced data have enabled the analysis of new context dimensions that involve individual, social, and urban context. Creating Personal, Social, and Urban Awareness through Pervasive Computing provides an overview of the theories, techniques, and practical applications related to the three dimensions of context awareness. Through the exploration of emerging research trends of pervasive computing, this book is beneficial to professors, students, researchers, and developers interested this latest development in the field of context-awareness and pervasive computing.