Space, Time, and Ambient Intelligence
Papers from the 2013 AAAI Workshop
Mehul Bhatt, Hans W. Guesgen, Diane J. Cook, Workshop Cochairs
A wide-range of applications within the purview of ambient intelligence, smart environments, cognitive assistance systems, and pervasive and ubiquitous computing require the ability to represent and reason about dynamic spatial phenomena. Systems concerned with observing, interpreting, and interacting in an environment populated by humans and artefacts require a formal means for representing and reasoning with spatio-temporal, event, and action driven phenomena that occur in the environment. The Space, Time, and Ambient Intelligence workshop addresses basic research questions concerned with operationalising "commonsense situational awareness" for assistive technologies within the purview of ambient intelligence and smart environments. Commonsense situational awareness in this context is interpreted as "the perception of elements within the volume of time and space, the comprehension of their meaning, the explanation of their present (observed) status, and the ability to project the same in the near future."