Modeling for Ambient Assistance
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Alpen Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Ambient assistance is a continuously growing field in ICT: Based on smart sensors, life video analysis techniques as well as speech recognition and text-to-speech applications various kinds of human centered assistance become feasible and affordable. The range of applications is broad and covers everyday situations in private and business environments as well as support for people with special needs. Consequently, Ambient As-sistance is a challenging and promising field for computer scientists, software engineers and information technicians in both, research and application, with lots of questions to answer and technical solutions to find. Since dealing with the support of humans, it is an interdisci-plinary field affecting Psychology (activity theory, mental behavior etc.), Neurology, Medi-cine, Law (privacy, data security), Philosophy (ethics), Domotics (home automation systems) and others more. Models play a key role in ambient assistance systems as they act as the integral means for data and knowledge acquisition, representation, evaluation and exchange for the various system components. We will start our lecture with a short overview of already existing best practice examples and then work out the key notions and concepts that form the basis of modeling endeavors in that field. Based here-on, we will discuss the objectives, concepts and elements of the “Human Cognitive Modeling Language” HCM-L, which was developed in the “Human Behavior Monitoring and Support” project HBMS.
Lecture at NEMO2015
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 14:00