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ERCIM News No.47, October 2001



Ambient Intelligence in future EU Research Efforts
by Erkki Liikanen Member of the European Commission, responsible for Enterprise and Information Society


News from DELOS - Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries
ERCIM Fellowship Programme 2002/2003 launched

SPECIAL THEME: Ambient Intelligence

Introduction: Ambient Intelligence by Jari Ahola
Ambient Intelligence: a UK Perspective by Ronan Sleep
Ambient Intelligence in the Context of Universal Access by Constantine Stephanidis
Ambient Intelligence within a Home Environment by Mária Bieliková and Tibor Krajcovic
A Flood of Intelligence - the Living Room Project by Jukka Vanhala
Ambient Intelligence and Home Networking for Wellness Management and Home Automation by Ilkka Korhonen
Wired and Smart: from the Fridge to the Bathtub by Franz Miller
Enabling Ambient Intelligence Research with SoapBox Platform by Esa Tuulari
Designing for Ludic Aspects Everyday Life by Bill Gaver
Ubiquitous Service Environments by Carl Gustaf Jansson and Peter Lönnqvist
Offering a Consumer-Oriented Ambient Intelligence Environment by Valerie Issarny
Global Ambient Intelligence: The Hostess Concept by András Lörincz
Ubiquitous Computing Infrastructures by Friedemann Mattern
Ubiquitous Computing and Embedded Operating Systems Design by Michel Banâtre
Ambient Interfaces for Distributed Work Groups by Tom Gross
GeoNotes: Social Enhancement of Physical Space by Per Persson and Fredrik Espinoza
Contextualisation in Nomadic Computing by Markus Eisenhauer and Roland Klemke
Scene Interpretation for Video Communication by Monique Thonnat
Mining Multimedia Documents by Visual Content by Nozha Boujemaa and Marin Ferecatu
How can I be sure that my DVD player understands my TV? by Wan Fokkink, Izak van Langevelde, Bas Luttik, Yaroslav Usenko
Fault Diagnosis in Wireless Sensor Networks by Stefano Chessa and Paolo Santi


Domain Specific Languages by Arie van Deursen and Jan Heering
QuantifiCare: A new INRIA spin-off in Medical Image Processing by Jean-Philippe Thirion
MIA - Querying Multimedia Databases by Arjen de Vries



Sixth ERCIM FMICS International Workshop by Hubert Garavel
IEA/AIE-2001 Conference Report by László Monostori and József Váncza
Workshop on User Interfaces to Data Intensive Systems by Epaminondas Kapetanios
1st International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction by Constantine Stephanidis
ECOOP 2001 - 15th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming by László Kozma
First DELOS Summer School on Digital Library Technologies by Maristella Agosti and Vittore Casarosa
Joint DELOS-NSF Workshop on Personalisation and Recommender Systems in Digital Libraries by Alan Smeaton and Jamie Callan
CLEF2001: Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum by Carol Peters

For conference announcements, see: Calendar of Events and Conferences related to IT and Applied Mathematics


CLRC - Professor John Wood succeeded Gordon Walker as CCLRC’s Chief Executive [more..]
INRIA - Claude Castelluccia, reseach fellow at INRIA is the winner of the 2001 Communication & Systems Award [more..]
INRIA - Olivier Faugeras is recipient of the ‘2001 World technology Award’ in the category ‘Information Technology - Software’ [more..]