Ambient Intelligence

Editors: Weber, Werner, Rabaey, Jan, Aarts, Emile H.L. (Eds.)

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Ambient intelligence is the vision of a technology that will become invisibly embedded in our natural surroundings, present whenever we need it, enabled by simple and effortless interactions, attuned to all our senses, adaptive to users and context-sensitive, and autonomous. High-quality information access and personalized content must be available to everybody, anywhere, and at any time. This book addresses ambient intelligence used to support human contacts and accompany an individual's path through the complicated modern world. From the technical standpoint, distributed electronic intelligence is addressed as hardware vanishing into the background. Devices used for ambient intelligence are small, low-power, low weight, and (very importantly) low-cost; they collaborate or interact with each other; and they are redundant and error-tolerant. This means that the failure of one device will not cause failure of the whole system. Since wired connections often do not exist, radio methods will play an important role for data transfer. This book addresses various aspects of ambient intelligence, from applications that are imminent since they use essentially existing technologies, to ambitious ideas whose realization is still far away, due to major unsolved technical challenges.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Social, Economic, and Ethical Implications of Ambient Intelligence and Ubiquitous Computing

    J. Bohn, V. Coroamă, M. Langheinrich, F. Mattern, M. Rohs

    Pages 5-29

  • TinyOS: An Operating System for Sensor Networks

    P. Levis, S. Madden, J. Polastre, et al.

    Pages 115-148

  • A Service-Based Universal Application Interface for Ad Hoc Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks

    M. Sgroi, A. Wolisz, A. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, J.M. Rabaey

    Pages 149-172

  • Locationing and Timing Synchronization Services in Ambient Intelligence Networks

    J. van Greunen, J. Rabaey

    Pages 173-197

  • Security for Ambient Intelligent Systems

    I. Verbauwhede, A. Hodjat, D. Hwang, et al.

    Pages 199-221

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ambient Intelligence
Editors
  • Werner Weber
  • Jan Rabaey
  • Emile H.L. Aarts
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-27139-0
DOI
10.1007/b138670
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-23867-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06281-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 374
Number of Illustrations and Tables
143 b/w illustrations
Topics