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Smart homes are proving to be an emergent area which attracts the synergy of several areas of science. This volume offers a collection of contributions addressing how artificial intelligence (AI), one of the core areas of computer science, can bring the growing area of smart homes to a higher level of functionality where homes can truly realize the long standing dream of proactively helping their inhabitants in an intelligent way.
After an introductory section to describe a smart home scenario and to provide some basic terminology, the following 9 chapters turn special attention to a particular exemplar application scenario (provision of healthcare and safety related services to increase the quality of life) exploring the application of specific areas of AI to this scenario.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Smart Home - alert generation - artificial intelligence - case-based reasoning - classification - clustering - data mining - decision tree - decision trees - healthcare - home safety - intelligence - neural network - neural networks - proving
Smart Homes Can Be Smarter.- Spatiotemporal Reasoning for Smart Homes.- Temporal Constraints with Multiple Granularities in Smart Homes.- Causal Reasoning for Alert Generation in Smart Homes.- Plans and Planning in Smart Homes.- Temporal Data Mining for Smart Homes.- Cases, Context, and Comfort: Opportunities for Case-Based Reasoning in Smart Homes.- Application of Decision Trees to Smart Homes.- Artificial Neural Networks in Smart Homes.- A Multi-agent Approach to Controlling a Smart Environment.