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Heaven and Hell: visions for pervasive adaptation.

Paechter, Ben, Pitt, Jeremy, Serbedzija, Nikola, Michael, Katina, Willies, Jennifer and Helgason, Ingi (2011) Heaven and Hell: visions for pervasive adaptation. Procedia Computer Science: Proceedings of the 2nd European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition 2011 (FET 11), 7. pp. 81-82.

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Abstract/Description

With everyday objects becoming increasingly smart and the “info-sphere” being enriched with nano-sensors and networked to computationally-enabled devices and services, the way we interact with our environment has changed significantly, and will continue to change rapidly in the next few years. Being user-centric, novel systems will tune their behaviour to individuals, taking into account users’ personal characteristics and preferences. But having a pervasive adaptive environment that understands and supports us “behaving naturally” with all its tempting charm and usability, may also bring latent risks, as we seamlessly give up our privacy (and also personal control) to a pervasive world of business-oriented goals of which we simply may be unaware.

Item Type: Article
Electronic ISSN: 1877-0509
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pervasive adaptation; ubiquitous computing; sensor networks; affective computing; privacy; security;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 5312
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 16:20
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:18
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5312

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