Context Reasoning and Prediction in Smart Environments: the Home Manager case

Roberta Calegari, Enrico Denti

Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services 2017, pages 451-460
Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies 76, 21-23 June 2017
Springer International Publishing
L. Gallo G. De Pietro (eds.)
Vilamoura, Portugal, 21-23 June 2017

In Smart Environments, people are immersed in time and space in an augmented reality: computing systems are ubiquitous, intelligence pervades the whole environment and exploits space and time awareness to provide a globally contextualised, adaptive user experience. Because of their socio-technical nature, the development of Smart Environments calls for skills, concepts, methodologies, technologies from the most diverse fields – AI, coordination, distributed systems, organisational sciences, etc. –, thus inherently calling for a multi-paradigm perspective. This paper explores the Smart Environment context moving from two basic bricks: Butlers for Smart Spaces, a framework for the design of smart services for users immersed and interacting with their surrounding environment; and Home Manager, a multi-paradigm, agent-based platform for the implementation of Smart Living contexts—particularly focused on the reasoning aspects, so as to anticipate the users’ needs. For concreteness, we take a Smart Kitchen as our running example: we first discuss how it can be devised using Butlers for Smart Spaces, and then deployed on the Home Manager platform—highlighting in particular the context reasoning, prediction and adaptation aspects.

author="Calegari, Roberta
and Denti, Enrico"
editor="De Pietro, Giuseppe
and Gallo, Luigi
and Howlett, Robert J.
and Jain, Lakhmi C."
title="Context Reasoning and Prediction in Smart Environments: The Home Manager Case",
bookTitle="Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services 2017",
publisher="Springer International Publishing",
note="Proceedings of IIMSS 2017, Vilamoura, Portugal, 21-23 June 2017"


  • 2nd Smart Environments and Information Systems Invited Session @ 10th International KES Conference on Intelligent Interactive Multimedia: Systems and Services (SEIS @ KES-IIMSS-17) — 21/06/2017–23/06/2017

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