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book-AmI 2018 : Springer book: Ambient Intelligence in the IoT Environment


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Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2018
Categories    ambient intelligence   distributed computing   IOT   device connectivity

Call For Papers


*** Guide to Ambient Intelligence in the IoT Environment: Principles, Technologies and Applications

Edited by: Professor Zaigham Mahmood
(Univ of Derby UK, Debesis Eduction UK, Shijiazhuang Tiedao Uni China)
To be published by Springer in 2018

*** Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline: 31 March 2018
*** Proposals to be sent to:

1. Introduction

Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is an emerging new paradigm that brings intelligence to our daily living environments to make them more sensitive, adaptive and responsive to our needs. It refers to intelligent interfaces that recognise human presence and mould smart environments to suite our immediate needs. The key factor is the presence of intelligence in IoT environments. The underlying technologies include pervasive computing, ubiquitous communication, and context aware intelligent HCI; the processes involved comprise sensing, reasoning and acting. Core benefit is the customisation of living environments to meet user needs, however often control in taken away from users when environments perform incorrect actions - due to the newness of the approaches that embed intelligence in smart devices. There are also real issues of reliability, consistency, connectivity, privacy and security. Other challenges refer to device communication protocols, sensor battery life, self-testing and self-repairing of smart devices. So, much work still needs to be done at all levels including infrastructure, unobtrusive hardware, interoperability, semantic web, algorithms, HCI, M2M interactions, and device communication standards. This is necessarily required for reliable, autonomic and self-healing systems and networks. AmI applications include smart homes, healthcare systems, transportation sector, education sector, and emergency services, etc.

2. Suggested Topics

Focus of the book is on recent developments in the AmI paradigm, including principles, frameworks, existing opportunities and issues, as well as on future directions. The suggested topics, in the context of AmI in the IoT environments, include the following:

• AmI concepts, principles, underlying technologies, architectures
• Pervasive computing, cloud computing, mobile computing, IoT
• Context modelling, context aware computing, sentient computing
• Sensors/Actuators networks, ambient networking/communication
• AI in AmI, agent/multiagent systems for AmI
• Computational creativity, robotics, M2M communication
• Security/privacy in IoT/distributed smart environments
• Smart cities, intelligent buildings, autonomous driving
• Smart healthcare, ambient assisted living
• Data science, machine learning, data mining and big data
• Ethical, societal and legal implications of connected environments
• Performance evaluation, reliability/sustainability metrics
• Communication/network protocols, device connectivity
• Limitations/barriers/concerns with respect to AmI paradigm.

3. Aim and Objectives

The aim of the proposed book is to report and discuss the related topics to benefit other researchers/practitioners as well as to advance the existing body of knowledge in the proposed subject area of AmI in the IoT environments. The objectives are:
• To capture the latest research/practice with respect to opportunities, challenges, methodologies and approaches to development and deployment of AmI in the IoT paradigm
• To present case Studies, discuss corporate analysis, provide a balanced view of benefits and inherent issues, and to identify further research directions and technologies in this area

4. Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit 1-2 page chapter proposals clearly stating the objective, scope and structure of the proposed chapters - by the deadline mentioned above. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified within two weeks (in most cases) and given guidelines for full chapter preparation. Completed chapters should be approximately 10,000 words or 20 pages in length – longer chapters will also be acceptable. Full chapters will be reviewed following a double-blind peer review process to ensure relevance, quality, originality and high information content. Proposals (and full chapters, after the acceptance of the proposal), in the form of WORD files, should be sent to:

5. Important dates
• Chapter proposals due date: 31 March 2018
• Notification of acceptance: within 2 weeks of receipt of proposals
• Full chapters due date: within 6 weeks of acceptance notification
• Chapter reviews feedback: within 6 weeks of chapter due date
• Revised chapters due date: within 3 weeks of review feedback

For Enquiries:
Please contact the editor: Zaigham Mahmood at


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