AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE – USEFUL AND NON INTRUSIVE
TECHNOLOGY
October 2009
7/18/2014 1© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved.
Contents
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1. Ambient Intelligence1. Ambient Intelligence
2. Key Technolog...
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1. Ambient Intelligence
What is Ambient Intelligence?
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A vision for our environment;A vision for ...
The Core Problem
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… it is not technological…… it is not technological…
Un...
Interdisciplinary Ambient Intelligence
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ArchitectureArchitecture
DesignDe...
Ambient Intelligence started as…
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Technology IntegratorTechnology Integra...
What we have and what we need…
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What we
Have
What we
Need
IntegrationInte...
Criticism and Social Impact
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• The loss of consumer privacy
• Fear for an...
Social and Political aspects
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Should facilitate human contact;Should fac...
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Emblematic Projects
© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved.
Philips HomeLab
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Emblematic Projects
© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved.
MIT MediaLab
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Emblematic Projects
© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved.
Office and Home of the Future
Home automation is d...
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Emblematic Projects
© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved.
Kasa do Futuro – Major Sponsors
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Emblematic Projects
© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved.
Kasa do Futuro
Large scale projectLarge scale proj...
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Emblematic Projects
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Kasa do Futuro
Multiple control pointsMultiple con...
2. Key Technological Areas
Ambient Intelligence Building Blocks
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Ambient
Intelligence
Ubiquitous
Co...
Embedded Computing
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What is Embedded Computing?
Digital electronic syste...
Embedded Computing
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Attributes of Embedded Computing
Sensing and control...
Embedded Computing
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Examples of Embedded Systems
Sensor networks;Sensor ...
Embedded Computing
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Applications of Embedded Computing?
Improved quality...
Wearable Computing
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•Controlled by the user;
•Has both operational and i...
Wearable Computing
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Attributes of Wearable Computing I
Un monopolizing o...
Wearable Computing
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Attributes of Wearable Computing II
Attentive to the...
Wearable Computing
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Wearable Computing in the Military
Onboard physiolog...
Ubiquitous Computing
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Interlacing and embedding computers into the envir...
Ubiquitous Computing
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Sample Implementation
Ubiquitous Computing
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Challenges Ubiquitous Computing
• Elephant in the ...
Ubiquitous Computing
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In the Movies
• “Smart Car”
Knight RiderKnight Rid...
Context-Awareness
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• Several definitions of context in the literature;
•...
Context-Awareness
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Base Definitions II
• Direct Sensor Access.
• Middlew...
Context-Awareness
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Base Definitions III
• Physical and virtual Sensors;
...
Context-Awareness
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Base Definitions IV
• Maintain Historical Data;
• All...
Context-Awareness
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Indoor mobile tour guide
•Entities: the users, the ap...
Context-Awareness
Active Maps
•Entities: the users, the application, monuments, car, …
•Context: Location, history, weathe...
3. The User as Part of the System
What is Usability?
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Jakob Nielsen
Usability is the measure of the qualit...
What is Usability?
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ISO 9421
Usability is a measure of the
effectiveness...
Putting People First
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How to make informed (proactive) choices about sha...
Putting People First
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CommunicationCommunication
ProcessesProcesses
• So...
Putting People First
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Sharing Information: Digital Family Portrait
Suppo...
5. QUiiQ SOLUTIONS
Ambient Intelligence
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“The most profound technologies are those that dis...
Home Automation
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Domotics (lights,
blinds, dimmers,
sensors, etc.)
Secur...
QUiiQ AUTOMATION
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Home Automation Protocols
WiredWired
WirelessWireless
...
QUiiQ AUTOMATION Architecture
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"QuiiQ is a home automation software bund...
QUiiQ AUTOMATION Control
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Divisions - Floors and divisions created by th...
QUiiQ AUTOMATION - Points of Control
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PDA/SmartphonePDA/Smartphone
Touch...
QUiiQ AUTOMATION – The Living Room
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Watch Movies and
Videos
Turn Light O...
QUiiQ AUTOMATION – The Dinning Room
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Watch the TV News
Turn on the exter...
QUiiQ AUTOMATION – The Office
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QuiiQ was developed
with user oriented an...
QUiiQ AUTOMATION – The Bedroom
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Watch you family
photos
Check if everyth...
Home Entertainment
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TV (analogic, digital,
IPTV ad web TV)
Multimedia Co...
QUiiQ MOVIES
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QUiiQ MOVIES is a brand new way
to archive, manage and wat...
Home Resource Planning
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Home Groceries
(stocks and logistics)
Receipts &...
QUiiQ GROCERIES (Alliance with WIPRO)
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6. Research and Development
QUiiQ AUTOMATION FRAMEWORK
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QUiiQ AUTOMATION FRAMEWORK
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Very short time-to-market in home automation...
Context-Awareness Frameworks
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Context-
Awareness Sub-
Structure (CASS)
C...
The Context Toolkit
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- Context information
abstraction;
- Query and noti...
QUiiQ AUTOMATION FOUNDATION + Context Toolkit
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• QuiiQ Presentation Foun...
Context Toolkit Extensions
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• Match the context information with several...
Research Directions
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Work on the other layers of the framework : QuiiQ
C...
Contacts
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Thank You!
Rui Barreira
E-mail: rui.barreira@quiiq.com
Tel. 93...
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  1. 1. AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE – USEFUL AND NON INTRUSIVE TECHNOLOGY October 2009 7/18/2014 1© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Contents 7/18/2014 2© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. 1. Ambient Intelligence1. Ambient Intelligence 2. Key Technological Areas2. Key Technological Areas 3. The User as Center of the System3. The User as Center of the System 4. QUiiQ Solutions4. QUiiQ Solutions 5. Research Directions5. Research Directions
  3. 3. 7/18/2014 3© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. 1. Ambient Intelligence
  4. 4. What is Ambient Intelligence? 7/18/2014 4© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. A vision for our environment;A vision for our environment; Smart electronic environments that are sensitive and responsive to the presence of people; Smart electronic environments that are sensitive and responsive to the presence of people; Electronics embedded in every-day objects; natural interaction; context aware; personalized; adaptive; responsive; pro-active; Electronics embedded in every-day objects; natural interaction; context aware; personalized; adaptive; responsive; pro-active; Enhancing productivity, healthcare, well-being, expressiveness, creativity; Enhancing productivity, healthcare, well-being, expressiveness, creativity; Intelligent user friendly interfaces.Intelligent user friendly interfaces.
  5. 5. The Core Problem 7/18/2014 5© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. … it is not technological…… it is not technological… Understanding the functioning of the physical, natural, biological, cultural, technical social reality that we live in. Understanding the functioning of the physical, natural, biological, cultural, technical social reality that we live in.
  6. 6. Interdisciplinary Ambient Intelligence 7/18/2014 6© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. ArchitectureArchitecture DesignDesign SociologySociology AnthropologyAnthropology Cognitive Science Cognitive Science NeuroscienceNeuroscience PsychologyPsychology EngineeringEngineering
  7. 7. Ambient Intelligence started as… 7/18/2014 7© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Technology IntegratorTechnology Integrator Ambient Intelligence Intelligent Interfaces Intelligent Interfaces Ubiquitous Communications Ubiquitous Communications Ubiquitous Computing Ubiquitous Computing
  8. 8. What we have and what we need… 7/18/2014 8© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. What we Have What we Need IntegrationIntegration Scalable and Robust Solutions Scalable and Robust Solutions Business ModelsBusiness Models Standards and Lead Markets Standards and Lead Markets Building blocksBuilding blocks Shared scenarios (bright and dark) Shared scenarios (bright and dark) Interdisciplinary awareness Interdisciplinary awareness New practices of research and innovation New practices of research and innovation
  9. 9. Criticism and Social Impact 7/18/2014 9© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. • The loss of consumer privacy • Fear for an increasingly individualized • Fragmented society • Hyper real environments where the virtual is indistinguishable from the real Social, Political and Cultural concerns about:Social, Political and Cultural concerns about:
  10. 10. Social and Political aspects 7/18/2014 10© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Should facilitate human contact;Should facilitate human contact; Should be orientated towards community and cultural enhancement;Should be orientated towards community and cultural enhancement; Should help to build knowledge and skills for work, better quality of work, citizenship and consumer choice; Should help to build knowledge and skills for work, better quality of work, citizenship and consumer choice; Should inspire trust and confidence;Should inspire trust and confidence; Should be consistent with long term sustainability - personal, societal and environmental - and with life-long learning; Should be consistent with long term sustainability - personal, societal and environmental - and with life-long learning; Should be made easy to live with and controllable by ordinary people.Should be made easy to live with and controllable by ordinary people.
  11. 11. 7/18/2014 11 Emblematic Projects © 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Philips HomeLab
  12. 12. 7/18/2014 12 Emblematic Projects © 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. MIT MediaLab
  13. 13. 7/18/2014 13 Emblematic Projects © 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Office and Home of the Future Home automation is defined as a process or system which provides the ability to enhance one's lifestyle, and make a home more comfortable, safe and efficient. Home automation is defined as a process or system which provides the ability to enhance one's lifestyle, and make a home more comfortable, safe and efficient. Home automation can link lighting, entertainment, security, telecommunications, office automation, heating and air conditioning into one centrally controlled system. Home automation can link lighting, entertainment, security, telecommunications, office automation, heating and air conditioning into one centrally controlled system. Bill and Melinda Gates' $97 million house
  14. 14. 7/18/2014 14 Emblematic Projects © 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Kasa do Futuro – Major Sponsors
  15. 15. 7/18/2014 15 Emblematic Projects © 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Kasa do Futuro Large scale projectLarge scale project
  16. 16. 7/18/2014 16 Emblematic Projects © 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Kasa do Futuro Multiple control pointsMultiple control points Full Domotic integrationFull Domotic integration
  17. 17. 2. Key Technological Areas
  18. 18. Ambient Intelligence Building Blocks 7/18/2014 18© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Ambient Intelligence Ubiquitous Computing Pervasive Computing Wearable Computing Mobile Computing Embedded Systems Personalized Systems Context Awareness Adaptive Systems Intelligent Agents Human- Centric UIs
  19. 19. Embedded Computing 7/18/2014 19© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. What is Embedded Computing? Digital electronic system as well as other elements;Digital electronic system as well as other elements; Application specific, not highly user programmable;Application specific, not highly user programmable; Digital logic interacts with the physical world.Digital logic interacts with the physical world.
  20. 20. Embedded Computing 7/18/2014 20© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Attributes of Embedded Computing Sensing and control;Sensing and control; Real-time operation;Real-time operation; Designed to meet multiple constraints;Designed to meet multiple constraints; Dependable;Dependable; Distributed;Distributed; Autonomous.Autonomous.
  21. 21. Embedded Computing 7/18/2014 21© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Examples of Embedded Systems Sensor networks;Sensor networks; Fly-by-wire;Fly-by-wire; Engine control;Engine control; Medical implants;Medical implants; Space control.Space control.
  22. 22. Embedded Computing 7/18/2014 22© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Applications of Embedded Computing? Improved quality of life: health care, homeland security, transportation, productivity, entertainment, etc; Improved quality of life: health care, homeland security, transportation, productivity, entertainment, etc; Military applications: smart soldier, battlefield of the future, etc; Military applications: smart soldier, battlefield of the future, etc; Because embedded computers are everywhere, large numbers are practitioners are needed; Because embedded computers are everywhere, large numbers are practitioners are needed; Growing field needs new and improved techniques, architectures, etc; Growing field needs new and improved techniques, architectures, etc;
  23. 23. Wearable Computing 7/18/2014 23© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. •Controlled by the user; •Has both operational and interactional constancy, i.e. is always on and always accessible. A computer that is subsumed into the personal space of the user A computer that is subsumed into the personal space of the user •Is always with the user; •Into which the user can always enter a command or receive relevant information, while walking around or doing other activities. It is a device that:It is a device that: What is Wearable Computing?
  24. 24. Wearable Computing 7/18/2014 24© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Attributes of Wearable Computing I Un monopolizing of the user’s attention: User can attend to other events; Un monopolizing of the user’s attention: User can attend to other events; Unrestrictive to the user: Allows interaction while user carries out normal functions; Unrestrictive to the user: Allows interaction while user carries out normal functions; Observable by the user: User can identify computational and non-computational components of their clothing; Observable by the user: User can identify computational and non-computational components of their clothing; Controllable by the user: User can take control at any time; Controllable by the user: User can take control at any time;
  25. 25. Wearable Computing 7/18/2014 25© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Attributes of Wearable Computing II Attentive to the environment: Can enhance the user’s environment and situational awareness; Attentive to the environment: Can enhance the user’s environment and situational awareness; Communicative to others: Can be used as a communications medium; Communicative to others: Can be used as a communications medium; Shares the same physical and situational context as the user. Shares the same physical and situational context as the user.
  26. 26. Wearable Computing 7/18/2014 26© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Wearable Computing in the Military Onboard physiological/medical sensor suite to accelerate casualty care; Onboard physiological/medical sensor suite to accelerate casualty care; Netted communications to maximize robustness and integration of small teams; Netted communications to maximize robustness and integration of small teams; Embedded training;Embedded training; Enhanced situational awareness;Enhanced situational awareness; Synchronized firing of weapons from team.Synchronized firing of weapons from team.
  27. 27. Ubiquitous Computing 7/18/2014 27© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Interlacing and embedding computers into the environment and everyday items to streamline and simplify life; Interlacing and embedding computers into the environment and everyday items to streamline and simplify life; Sensors support and interact with the environment;Sensors support and interact with the environment; Enables anytime, any place data access and manipulation;Enables anytime, any place data access and manipulation; Creates a self regulating and quasi-intelligent user interface.Creates a self regulating and quasi-intelligent user interface. What is Ubiquitous Computing?
  28. 28. Ubiquitous Computing 7/18/2014 28© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Sample Implementation
  29. 29. Ubiquitous Computing 7/18/2014 29© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Challenges Ubiquitous Computing • Elephant in the room: A central network hub necessary for the coordination of interlaced systems and sensors. Handling mobilityHandling mobility • Coordination between sensors eliminates unnecessary power usage (leaving the light on or TV running) Power supply for embedded sensorsPower supply for embedded sensors • Where and how to structure interaction between man and machine User InterfaceUser Interface
  30. 30. Ubiquitous Computing 7/18/2014 30© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. In the Movies • “Smart Car” Knight RiderKnight Rider • The doors have emotion, and express this when people used them The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy • Smart Paper Minority ReportMinority Report
  31. 31. Context-Awareness 7/18/2014 31© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. • Several definitions of context in the literature; • Any information that can be used to characterize a person, a place or an object; • It’s the “Who”, “Where”, “When” and “What” and determines the “Why”. ContextContext • Several definitions of context in the literature; • A system is context-aware if it uses the context information to provide relevant information/services to the user, when it relevancy depends on the user actions. Context-awarenessContext-awareness Base Definitions I
  32. 32. Context-Awareness 7/18/2014 32© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Base Definitions II • Direct Sensor Access. • Middleware Infrastructure. • Context Server. Context acquisition architectureContext acquisition architecture • Widgets. • Network Services. • Blackboard Model. Context ManagementContext Management
  33. 33. Context-Awareness 7/18/2014 33© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Base Definitions III • Physical and virtual Sensors; • Logic Sensors. Sensor InfrastructureSensor Infrastructure • Key-Value Models; • Markup Scheme Models; • Graphical Models; • Object Oriented Models; • Logic Based Models; • Ontology Based Models. Context ModelingContext Modeling
  34. 34. Context-Awareness 7/18/2014 34© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Base Definitions IV • Maintain Historical Data; • Allows the implementation of Intelligent Learning algorithms; • The system becomes more flexible. Historic InformationHistoric Information • Artificial Neural Networks; • Bayesian Networks; • Hidden Markov Languages. Reasoning MethodologiesReasoning Methodologies
  35. 35. Context-Awareness 7/18/2014 35© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Indoor mobile tour guide •Entities: the users, the application, tour sites … •Context: company, exhibition objects … What are the entities; what can be viewed as context? What are the entities; what can be viewed as context? •Weather, traffics outside … What should not be viewed as context?What should not be viewed as context?
  36. 36. Context-Awareness Active Maps •Entities: the users, the application, monuments, car, … •Context: Location, history, weather, related monuments,… What are the entities; what can be viewed as context? What are the entities; what can be viewed as context? •Football results, stock market, … What should not be viewed as context?What should not be viewed as context?
  37. 37. 3. The User as Part of the System
  38. 38. What is Usability? 7/18/2014 38© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Jakob Nielsen Usability is the measure of the quality of the user experience when interacting with something - whether a website, a traditional software application, or any other device the user can operate in some way or another.
  39. 39. What is Usability? 7/18/2014 39© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. ISO 9421 Usability is a measure of the effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction with which specified users can achieve specified goals in a particular environment.
  40. 40. Putting People First 7/18/2014 40© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. How to make informed (proactive) choices about sharing information? How to make informed (proactive) choices about sharing information? How to learn how other people protect their information?How to learn how other people protect their information? How to share information with an intended audience? (e.g. friends, my family and their friends) How to share information with an intended audience? (e.g. friends, my family and their friends) Much more than usability – What is the framework for social communication? Much more than usability – What is the framework for social communication?
  41. 41. Putting People First 7/18/2014 41© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. CommunicationCommunication ProcessesProcesses • Social navigation • Legitimate peripheral participation • Social translucence StructuresStructures • Relationships • Social networks People are Social Creatures
  42. 42. Putting People First 7/18/2014 42© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Sharing Information: Digital Family Portrait Support “peace of mind”Augment common household object Maintain awareness over distance
  43. 43. 5. QUiiQ SOLUTIONS
  44. 44. Ambient Intelligence 7/18/2014 44© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. “The most profound technologies are those that disappear” The Computer for the 21st Century, by Mark Weiser, 1995
  45. 45. Home Automation 7/18/2014 45© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Domotics (lights, blinds, dimmers, sensors, etc.) Security (Cameras, Video Surveillance, CCTV) HVAC(heating, ventilating and air conditioning) Environments, Routines, Favorites and Profiles Multi-room (audio and video) Video Doorbell and Access Control Energy, Gas and Water Saving
  46. 46. QUiiQ AUTOMATION 7/18/2014 46© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Home Automation Protocols WiredWired WirelessWireless … All of them share the same theoretical concepts
  47. 47. QUiiQ AUTOMATION Architecture 7/18/2014 47© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. "QuiiQ is a home automation software bundle that gives you a simple, yet powerful control of home divisions, environments, routines and devices.” 1 Concepts Abstraction: •Divisions; •Devices; •Environments; •Routines; •Alarm; •Users. Client-Server Architecture Several Control Points
  48. 48. QUiiQ AUTOMATION Control 7/18/2014 48© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Divisions - Floors and divisions created by the userDivisions - Floors and divisions created by the user Lights - Dimmers, on/off, architectonic iluminationLights - Dimmers, on/off, architectonic ilumination Appliences - On/Off, Irrigation, etc.Appliences - On/Off, Irrigation, etc. Sensors - Luminosity, smoke, presence, flooding, temperature, etc.Sensors - Luminosity, smoke, presence, flooding, temperature, etc. Security - Alarms (intrusion and technical), Users, CCTV.Security - Alarms (intrusion and technical), Users, CCTV. Environments - Sequence of actions created by the user.Environments - Sequence of actions created by the user. Routines - Automatically executed actions created by the user.Routines - Automatically executed actions created by the user. HVAC - Heating Ventilation and Airconditioning.HVAC - Heating Ventilation and Airconditioning.
  49. 49. QUiiQ AUTOMATION - Points of Control 7/18/2014 49© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. PDA/SmartphonePDA/Smartphone Touchscreen PCTouchscreen PC Media CenterMedia Center PCPC
  50. 50. QUiiQ AUTOMATION – The Living Room 7/18/2014 50© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Watch Movies and Videos Turn Light On, Close Garage Door QuiiQ is a new concept of interaction with your houseQuiiQ is a new concept of interaction with your house
  51. 51. QUiiQ AUTOMATION – The Dinning Room 7/18/2014 51© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Watch the TV News Turn on the external alarm, watch the kids QuiiQ makes it easy to control your home divisions, manage your environments and routines. QuiiQ makes it easy to control your home divisions, manage your environments and routines.
  52. 52. QUiiQ AUTOMATION – The Office 7/18/2014 52© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. QuiiQ was developed with user oriented and highly intuitive user interfaces QuiiQ was developed with user oriented and highly intuitive user interfaces
  53. 53. QUiiQ AUTOMATION – The Bedroom 7/18/2014 53© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Watch you family photos Check if everything is closed, and go to sleep QuiiQ offers total flexibility to mold this system to your daily routines and lifestyle QuiiQ offers total flexibility to mold this system to your daily routines and lifestyle
  54. 54. Home Entertainment 7/18/2014 54© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. TV (analogic, digital, IPTV ad web TV) Multimedia Contents (integration, storage, reproduction, VOD, online shopping) Entertainment Solutions (movies, music, videos, photos, games) Communication (social networking, messanging, groupware, family notes) Speech Recognition (empowers user to interact by voice) Wireless and Mobility (natural and seamless, hands-free and eyes-free interaction )
  55. 55. QUiiQ MOVIES 7/18/2014 55© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. QUiiQ MOVIES is a brand new way to archive, manage and watch your entire movies collection and to access movie-oriented contents and services QUiiQ MOVIES has a powerful user friendly interface, controlled either by touch displays, remote controls or wireless keyboards. It is highly effective with vast databases and provides access to thousands of titles, actors and directors instantly. With QUiiQ MOVIES you can watch any movie stored in the digital archive from every access point of your home network. Search all the movies related information and create powerful filters to improve your navigation experience. QUiiQ MOVIES is designed for the new Windows Vista™ Media Center platform. Take advantage of all the features available in the Media Center like pictures slideshow, playing video, listening to music, selecting radio stations and recording TV.
  56. 56. Home Resource Planning 7/18/2014 56© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Home Groceries (stocks and logistics) Receipts & Expenses (fully integration of family expenses) Global Scorecard (monitoring energy, gas and water consumptions and costs) E-Government (access to public on-line services) Alerts & Notes (customized warnings and messages)
  57. 57. QUiiQ GROCERIES (Alliance with WIPRO) 7/18/2014 57© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved.
  58. 58. 6. Research and Development
  59. 59. QUiiQ AUTOMATION FRAMEWORK 7/18/2014 59© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved.
  60. 60. QUiiQ AUTOMATION FRAMEWORK 7/18/2014 60© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Very short time-to-market in home automation software development; Very short time-to-market in home automation software development; Allow the independent and geographically distributed development of software components for the system; Allow the independent and geographically distributed development of software components for the system; Software Reuse;Software Reuse; Guarantee the existence of abstract concepts with short cognitive distance from the informal reasoning; Guarantee the existence of abstract concepts with short cognitive distance from the informal reasoning;
  61. 61. Context-Awareness Frameworks 7/18/2014 61© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Context- Awareness Sub- Structure (CASS) Context- Awareness Sub- Structure (CASS) Context ToolkitContext Toolkit Service-Oriented Context-Aware Middleware (SOCAM). Service-Oriented Context-Aware Middleware (SOCAM). Context Broker Architecture (CoBrA) Context Broker Architecture (CoBrA) CORTEXCORTEX HydrogenHydrogen Context Management Framework Context Management Framework GaiaGaia ……
  62. 62. The Context Toolkit 7/18/2014 62© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. - Context information abstraction; - Query and notifications; - Reusable. - Specific Context; - Related Context; - Higher level Context; - Encapsulates the sensors logic. - Raises the abstraction level; - converts low-level context into high-level context. - Searches for components; - Manages the platform functionality;
  63. 63. QUiiQ AUTOMATION FOUNDATION + Context Toolkit 7/18/2014 63© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. • QuiiQ Presentation Foundation; QuiiQ Automation Foundation; QuiiQ Communication Foundation; • Context Provider; Context Interpreter & Aggregator; Application Logic; Layered ArchitectureLayered Architecture • QuiiQ Automation Foundation abstracts and converts the raw data; • Extend the concept of device to contain a context widget; • A widget is based on the BaseObject, being this way completely integrated with the Context Toolkit Environment. Widget ArchitectureWidget Architecture
  64. 64. Context Toolkit Extensions 7/18/2014 64© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. • Match the context information with several quality parameters Quality of Context Manager.Quality of Context Manager. • Detect contradictory values; • Deals with the context ambiguity and decides with information to use. Conflict Resolution Engine.Conflict Resolution Engine. • Infers new context based in existing context; • It is necessary to upgrade the key-value model to ontology’s. Inference EngineInference Engine • Modifies the system behaviors based on the user behavior. User Behavior AnalyzerUser Behavior Analyzer • Through authentication guarantees access levels to context. Privacy and Security ModulePrivacy and Security Module
  65. 65. Research Directions 7/18/2014 65© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Work on the other layers of the framework : QuiiQ Communications Foundation, QuiiQ Presentation Foundation. Work on the other layers of the framework : QuiiQ Communications Foundation, QuiiQ Presentation Foundation. Prototype development and field tests.Prototype development and field tests. Extend the context-aware system and introduce ranking and predicting mechanisms. Extend the context-aware system and introduce ranking and predicting mechanisms. Continue the study around user behavior, social intelligence and ways of interaction. Continue the study around user behavior, social intelligence and ways of interaction.
  66. 66. Contacts 7/18/2014 66© 2009 QUiiQ Lda. All rights reserved. Thank You! Rui Barreira E-mail: rui.barreira@quiiq.com Tel. 938554581 QUiiQ Lda (Portugal) Rua Guerra Junqueiro, 495, 1º C 4150-389 Porto – Portugal Tel./Fax: +351 22 0110253 E-mail: info@quiiq.com URL: www.quiiq.com QUiiQ Corporation (USA) 2711 Centerville Road Wilmington, Delaware Email: info@quiiq.com

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