Ambient intelligence in multimedia environments

Higher education teachers: Zajc Matej
Credits: 5
Subject code: 64876

Subject description


  • Enrolment in the 1st year of doctoral study programme

Content (Syllabus outline):

Smart multimedia sensors with the ability to capture, store, and process audio and video signals for situation recognition and implicit interaction purposes. Intelligence of natural and artificial systems. Human-centric interaction allowing users an easy access to multimedia environments (search, exploration, manipulation and control of media and devices). Multi-modality: utilization of various categories of sensors (camera, microphone, accelerometer, etc.). Multi-device interaction. Visualization and animation of sensing, decisions, and implicit interactions supporting users understanding and prediction of system’s behaviour. Evaluation of different advanced multimedia approaches for interaction, e.g., gesture, touch, tangible interaction. Implementation issues of real-time multimedia system. Applications, ambient technologies, ambient games, ambient intelligent environments for education, ambient presentation of arts and cultural heritage.

Objectives and competences:

  • The goal is to present an interdisciplinary field where student integrates and extends his/her knowledge on ambient intelligence with selected case study.
  • Understanding intelligence in modern information-communication and multimedia systems in relation to the user.

Intended learning outcomes:

  • Knowledge of communications and information technologies and multimedia technologies and their use in different smart environments. Understanding the development of user’s mental model of ambient intelligence and multimedia-based environments.
  • Understanding foundations of artificial intelligence, basics of interpersonal communication, understanding basics of modelling and interactive communication processes.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • lectures,
  • seminars,
  • invidual research work.

Study materials

  1. Nakashima, Hideyuki, Hamid Aghajan, and Juan Carlos Augusto. Handbook of ambient intelligence and smart environments. Springer, 2009.
  2. Damiani, Ernesto, and Jechang Jeong. Multimedia techniques for device and ambient intelligence. Springer, 2009.
  3. Aghajan, Hamid, Juan Carlos Augusto, and Ramón López-Cózar Delgado, eds. Human-centric interfaces for ambient intelligence. Academic Press, 2009.