IJIMAI 2013 - Regular Issue - Vol. 2 Issue 4

Year: 2013, Vol: 2, Number: 4         application/pdf icon

The research works presented in this issue are based on various topics of interest, among which are included:  Mobile services, mpeg, agent-based Simulation, complexity, management accounting systems, animal-drawn vehicles, traffic and transport, possibility theory, precautionary saving, MAS, ambient intelligence, gamification, sustainable environments, disaster recovery, DSS, constraint programming and ICT.

López et al. presents the progress and final state of CAIN-21, an extensible and metadata driven multimedia adaptation in the MPEG-21 framework. CAIN-21 facilitates the integration of pluggable multimedia adaptation tools. To drive the adaptation, it uses the description tools and implied ontology established by MPEG-21. The paper not only describes the evolution and latest version of CAIN-21, but also identifies limitations and ambiguities in the description capabilities of MPEG-21.

Friederike Wall investigates the effectiveness of reducing errors in management accounting systems with respect to organizational performance. In particular, different basic design options of management accounting systems of how to improve the information base by measurements of actual values are analyzed in different organizational contexts. The results provide broad, but no universal support for conventional wisdom that lower inaccuracies of accounting information lead to more effective adaptation processes. Furthermore, results indicate that the effectiveness of improving the management accounting system subtly interferes with the complexity of the interactions within the organization and the coordination mode applied.

Sánchez-Aparicio et al. analyzes the structure of the data collected in the population dependent or receives its revenues in the use of animal-drawn vehicle, to extract an economic model for the development of this activity introducing formal parameters, as well as replacement of the vehicle analyzes the development of this activity in this population.

Ana María Lucia Casademunt and Irina Georgescu study the optimal saving problem in the framework of possibility theory. The notion of possibilistic precautionary saving is introduced as a measure of the way the presence of possibilistic risk (represented by a fuzzy number) influences a consumer in establishing the level of optimal saving. The notion of prudence of an agent in the face of possibilistic risk is defined and the equivalence between the prudence condition and a positive possibilistic precautionary saving is proved. Some relations between possibilistic risk aversion, prudence and possibilistic precautionary saving were established.

Celia Gutiérrez proposes a framework that incorporates robust analysis tools using IDKAnalysis2.0 to evaluate bullying effect in communications. The work is based on ICARO-T. This platform follows the Adaptive Multi-agent Systems paradigm. Experimentation with ICARO-T includes two deployments: the equitative and the authoritative. Results confirm the usefulness of the analysis tools when exporting to Cooperative Multi-agent Systems that use different configurations. Besides, ICARO-T is provided with new functionality by a set of tools for communication analysis.

Silva et al. presents an approach which uses information from different environments, ranking them according to their sustainability assessment. Recommendations are then computed using similarity and clustering functions ranking users and environments, updating their previous records and launching new recommendations in the process. Gamification concepts are used in order to keep users motivation and engage them actively to produce better results in terms of sustainabilit.

Caianiello et al. outline a solution to the problem of intelligent control of energy consumption of a smart building system by a prosumer planning agent that acts on the base of the knowledge of the system state and of a prediction of future states. Predictions are obtained by using a synthetic model of the system as obtained with a machine learning approach. They present case studies simulations implementing different instantiations of agents that control an air conditioner according to temperature set points dynamically chosen by the user. The agents are able of energy saving while trying to keep indoor temperature within a given comfort interval.

Amadini et al., propose an approach that could be used as a decision support tool for a post-disaster response that allows the assignment of victims to hospitals and organizes their transportation via emergency vehicles. By exploiting the synergy between Mixed Integer Programming and Constraint Programming techniques, we are able to compute the routing of the vehicles so as to rescue much more victims than both heuristic based and complete approaches in a very reasonable time.

Juan Carlos Piedra Calderón and  J. Javier Rainer explain the big influence of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), especially in area of construction of Technological Societies. There are many changes that are visible in the way of relating to people in different environments. These changes have the possibility to expand the frontiers of knowledge through sharing and cooperation. That has meaning the inherently creation of a new form of Collaborative Knowledge. The potential of this Collaborative Knowledge has been given through ICT in combination with Artificial Intelligence processes, from where is obtained a Collective Knowledge. When this kind of knowledge is shared, it gives the place to the Global Collective Intelligence.

Guedes et al., proposes the definition of a system to negotiate products in an e-commerce scenario. This negotiation system is defined as PLANE – Platform to Assist Negotiation – and it is carried in a semi-automatic way, using multi-attributes functions, based on attributes of the negotiated content. It also presents an architecture to interconnect the participant through an inter-network in the television broadcasters context. Results demonstrated the success of the system in approximate the negotiator after some few interactions, reducing time and cost.

 

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IJIMAI 2013 - Special Issue on Improvements in Information Systems and Technologies - Vol. 2 Issue 3

Year: 2013, Vol: 2, Number: 3         application/pdf icon

The International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence provides an interdisciplinary forum in which scientists and professionals can share their research results and report new advances on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Multimedia techniques.

The research works presented in this issue are based on various topics of interest, among wich are included: Mobile services, gesture recognition, physics simulation, management decision support, business intelligence, Internet, remote executables, scientific computing, university-industry links, Sony AIBO, Aperios, toolchain, MAS, data fusion, tracks, merge, inference, Homeland Security, european projects, research trends, emerging technologies and desk research.

Almulhim et al. proposes a fuzzy group prioritization method for deriving group priorities/weights from fuzzy pairwise comparison matrices. The proposed method extends the Fuzzy Preferences Programming Method (FPP) by considering the different importance weights of multiple DMs. Detailed numerical examples are used to illustrate the proposed approach.

Klein et al. introduces the Behaviour Assessment Model (BAM), which is designed to gaining insights about how well services enable, enhance and replace human activities. More specifically, the basic columns of the evaluation framework concentrate on service actuation in relation to the current user context, the balance between service usage effort and benefit, and the degree to which community knowledge can be exploited. The evaluation is guided by a process model that specifies individual steps of data capturing, aggregation, and final assessment.

Costa et al. presents SketchyDynamics, a library that intends to facilitate the creation of applications by rapidly providing them a sketch-based interface and physics simulation capabilities. SketchyDynamics was designed to be versatile and customizable but also simple. In fact, a simple application where the user draws objects and they are immediately simulated, colliding with each other and reacting to the specified physical forces, can be created with only 3 lines of code. In order to validate SketchyDynamics design choices, they also present some details of the usability evaluation that was conducted with a proof-of-concept prototype.

Skyrius et al. defines relations between simple and complex informing intended to satisfy different sets of needs and provided by different sets of support tools. The paper attempts to put together decision support and business intelligence technologies, based on common goals of sense-making and use of advanced analytical tools. A model of two interconnected cycles has been developed to relate the activities of decision support and business intelligence. Empirical data from earlier research is used to direct possible further insights into this area.

Ferreira et al. present a study, largely based on academic practice, a simple illustrative example in Geometry is implemented on a distributed system that outsources the computing-intensive tasks to remote servers that may be located in other universities or companies, linked to grids and clusters and so on. The software stack and software developed to support the communication is explained in detail. The architecture developed stresses the interoperability of the software, and a suitable high degree of decoupling between components hosted in various locations. The results of this study motivate further work and serve a practical purpose that may be useful to everyone doing scientific computing.

Castillo et al. presents an agent-based solution for data fusion in Homeland Security. The research is focused on obtaining a Multi-agent system able to inference future enemy‘s actions or behaviors from data received from heterogeneous sensors.presents a revision and an analysis of the Open Data initiative situation in Spain. The analysis looks at origins and concepts, the legal framework, current Initiatives and challenges that must be addressed for the effective reuse of public information industry.

Kertész shows an improvements of the native software development environment (Open-R SDK) provided to program AIBO are presented in the paper. More enhancements are implemented in the core components, some software methodologies are applied to solve a number of restrictions and the achievements are summarized in the contribution.

De La Fuente et al. presents a desk research that analysed available recent studies in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning. This research will be used as a basis to better understand the evolution of the sector, and to focus future research efforts on these sectors and their application to education.

 

 

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IJIMAI 2013 - Regular Issue - Vol. 2 Issue 2

Year: 2013, Vol: 2, Number: 2         application/pdf icon

The International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence provides an interdisciplinary forum in which scientists and professionals can share their research results and report new advances on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Multimedia techniques.

The research works presented in this issue are based on various topics of interest, among wich are included:  AI for Software Engineering, Education, Computer Vision, Augmented Reality, Natural Language Understanding, Data Mining, Knowledge-Based/Expert Systems, Image Processing, Location systems, Internet of Things, Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithms and Software architectures.

Barahona et al. presents an architecture and implementation for mobile application that use Augmented Reality techniques to get information while interacting with real objects in the physhical world. The presented application allows the creation of new context aware content for collaborative applications in different fields of knowledge.

Solís-Martínez et al. defines a methodology that allows the reduction of the complexity on the common processing modeling notations. The proposed level oriented bussines process methodology is intended for being used by domain experts that will model the domain business processes outside the technical details.

Cueva-Fernandez et al. proposes a framework which significantly simplifies the development process of the smartphone applications that require a high degree of interoperability between device sensors. The proposed framework is illustrated with a fuctional prototype that demonstrates the feasibility of creating multidisciplinary applications with several different approaches.

Nuñez-Valdez et al. have developed a graphical tool based on domain-specific languages that simplifies the development of 2D games for mobile devices. The proposed tool allows modeling games abstracting from technical details and implementations. The modeled games can be exported to popular mobile platforms, thus allowing to develop games quickly and saving development costs.

Puértolas et al. present a new location indoor system that combines the use of Smartphones with location tags. The location tags are based in QR codes and NFC tags and serve for determine the user’s position and orientation. The proposed system can use the information to calculate the optimal toure to the destionation.

Rodriguez et al. presents a revision and an analysis of the Open Data initiative situation in Spain. The analysis looks at origins and concepts, the legal framework, current Initiatives and challenges that must be addressed for the effective reuse of public information industry.

Fuente et al. proposes a novel approach to empower domain experts in developing adaptability solutions by using automated sets of production rules in a friendly way. This approach is focused on the expert’s domain knowledge, allowing them to evolve and adapt the software focusing on business logic and not on technical aspects. This approach is particularly useful for very dynamic or changing sectors with rules closely linked to the domain.

Sandra Garcia presents a resume of her doctoral thesis called: “Application of Multiobjective Techniques for Robust Portfolio Optimization”. Supervised by Dr. David Quintana Montero and Dr. Inés M. Galván León and defended at Carlos III of Madrid (Spain).

Dubey et al. presents a novel algorithm, specially designed to detect defects in fruits. The manual identification of fruits defects is a very slow and expensive process. This research work proposes a segmentation of fruits based on color features with K-means clustering unsupervised algorithm. The authors apply their proposal to a real case in identifying defects in apples; this real case is useful to validate the effectiveness and quality of the proposed approach.

Gil et al. analyzed and reviewed several of the technologies of knowledge exchange and dissemination, putting particular emphasis on technologies that affect the field of education. This article focuses in the question emerging from the clash of the rights to education in a wide sense and the rights derived from authorship.

Daniel Burgos presents an innovative adaptation of eLearning model which supports user behaviour, user interaction, and personalised counselling by a tutor to improve the usual model. Also he shows the built eLearning module that implements this conceptual model in a real application case.

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IJIMAI 2013 - Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence and Social Application

Year: 2013, Vol: 2, Number: 1         application/pdf icon

This special issue “Artificial Intelligence and Social Application” includes extended versions of selected papers from Artificial Intelligence and Education area of the 13th edition of the Ibero-American Conference on Artificial Intelligence, held in Cartagena de Indias - Colombia, November, 2012. The issue includes, thus, five selected papers, describing innovative research work, on Artificial Intelligence in Education area including, among others: Recommender Systems, Learning Objects, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Multi-Agent Systems, Virtual Learning Environments, Case-based reasoning and Classifiers Algorithms. This issue also includes six papers in the Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence areas, dealing with subjects such as User Experience, E-Learning, Communication Tools, Multi-Agent Systems, Grid Computing.

IBERAMIA 2012 was the 13th edition of the Ibero-American Conference on Artificial Intelligence, a leading symposium where the Ibero-American AI community comes together to share research results and experiences with researchers in Artificial Intelligence from all over the world. The papers were organized in topical sections on knowledge representation and reasoning, information and knowledge processing, knowledge discovery and data mining, machine learning, bio-inspired computing, fuzzy systems, modelling and simulation, ambient intelligence, multi-agent systems, human-computer interaction, natural language processing, computer vision and robotics, planning and scheduling, AI in education, and knowledge engineering and applications.

The Ibero-American Society of Artificial Intelligence (IBERAMIA) is a legally-constituted non-profit association, with the primary objective of promoting scientific and technological activities related to Artificial Intelligence in Ibero-American countries. IBERAMIA joins the Ibero-American associations of Artificial Intelligence, strengthening common bonds, promoting activities and projects related to teaching, research, technology transfer and innovation related with Artificial Intelligence.

The Artificial Intelligence is present in our everyday life. Its application in distributed environments, such as the Internet, electronic commerce, mobile communications, wireless devices, distributed computing, and so on is increasing and is becoming an element of high added value and economic potential, both industrial and research. These technologies are changing constantly as a result of the large research and technical effort being undertaken in both universities and businesses. Interactive Multimedia Applications are also benefiting from advances in distributed systems research. Combining AI, applications become more customized, optimized and promote a better user experience. The exchange of ideas between scientists and technicians from both academic and business areas is essential to facilitate the development of systems that meet the demands of today's society.

We would like to thank all the contributing authors, as well as the members of the Program Committee and the Organizing Committee for their hard and highly valuable work. Their work has helped to contribute to the success of IBERAMIA conference. Finally, the Guest Editors wish to thank Editors-in-Chief of International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence for the publication of this special issue that notably contributes to improve the quality of the conference. We hope the reader will share our joy and find this special issue very useful.

Dra. Elisa Boff, Dr. Juan Pavón

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IJIMAI 2012 - Regular Issue - Vol. 1 Issue 7

Year: 2012, Vol: 1, Number: 7         application/pdf icon

This regular issue includes extended versions of selected papers from The 6th International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering, held in Leganes - Madrid, Spain, 2012. The issue includes, thus, nine selected papers, describing innovative research work, on several areas of Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Multimedia including, among others: Mobile and Cloud Computing, Semantic Brokering, Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithms, Video Services, Dynamic Conceptual Data, Accessing Wireless Sensor, Models of E-Commerce and Service Orchestration.

We would like to thank all the contributing authors, as well as all members of International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering, for their hard and valuable work that assured the high scientific standard of the conference and enabled us to edit this issue. Finally, the Guest Editors would also like to thank the Editors-in-Chief of International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence for the publication of this issue.

Jeús Carretero Pérez (Carlos III University), José Daniel García Sánchez (Carlos III University)

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IJIMAI 2012 - Special Issue on Intelligent Systems and Applications

Year: 2012, Vol: 1, Number: 6         application/pdf icon

This special issue includes six extended versions of selected papers from CISTI 2012 - 7th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, held in Madrid, Spain, June 20 - 23, 2012 - and one paper from a regular submission to the journal. The issue includes, thus, seven selected papers, describing innovative research work, on several areas of Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Multimedia including, among others: optimization, soft computing, machine learning, web mining, semantic web, ontology networks, object relational databases, multimedia content management, emotion recognition and intelligent agents.

We would like to thank all the contributing authors, as well as the members of the conference coordinating, organizing and scientific committees for their hard and valuable work that assured the high scientific standard of the conference and enabled us to edit this special issue. Finally, the Guest Editors would also like to thank the Editors-in-Chief of International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence for the publication of this special issue. 

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IJIMAI 2012 - Special Issue on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence

Year: 2012, Vol: 1, Number: 5         application/pdf icon

The artificial intelligence is changing our society. Its application in distributed environments, such as the Internet, electronic commerce, mobile communications, wireless devices, distributed computing, and so on is increasing and is becoming an element of high added value and economic potential, both industrial and research. These technologies are changing constantly as a result of the large research and technical effort being undertaken in both universities and businesses. The exchange of ideas between scientists and technicians from both academic and business areas is essential to facilitate the development of systems that meet the demands of today's society.

The International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence (http://dcai.usal.es) is an annual forum that will bring together ideas, projects, lessons, etc.. associated with distributed computing, artificial intelligence and its applications in different themes. This meeting was held in Salamanca in parallels with PAAMS'12 in March 28th-30th, 2012. This symposium will be organized by the Bioinformatic, Intelligent System and Educational Technology Reseach Group (http://bisite.usal.es/) of the University of Salamanca.

This special issue presents a selection of the best papers selected from those that were accepted on the symposium. These articles capture the most innovative results and this year’s trends: Artificial Intelligent Applications: commerce, health care, industry, internet, etc.; Software in Ubiquitous and Distributed Computing; Agent technologies for Ambient Intelligence; Technologies for Production Systems; Mobile computation and mobile Communications.

We would like to thank all the contributing authors, as well as the members of the Program Committee and the Organizing Committee for their hard and highly valuable work. Their work has helped to contribute to the success of this symposium. Finally, the Guest Editors wish to thank Editors-in-Chief of International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence for the publication of this special issue, that notably contributes to improve the quality of the symposium. We hope the reader will share our joy and find this special issue very useful.

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IJIMAI 2011 - Focus on Computer Science and Software Engineering

Year: 2011, Vol: 1, Number: 4         application/pdf icon

Welcome to IJIMAI and thank you very much to my co-editors for allowing me to be here. I also want to thank our readers for the positive feedback we receive constantly.

Our readers to help us constantly to improve and model what is going to be IJIMAI in the future, they suggest turning IJIMAI in a magazine with abroad scope and a practical nature to show the applications of the newest interactive, multimedia and AI systems.
The new special issue is about software engineering. This knowledge area is growing every day and we consider it to show everyone the new researches that our writers are making on their research groups. Of course, we cannot forget the principal scope of the journal and therefore, we decide to include good quality articles which combine artificial intelligence and software engineering.

The journal "International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence" is undergoing a profound process of improvement. There have been many achievements since the inception of the magazine, but the year 2011 has been particularly productive.

Some of the most important achievements we have made are, printed version of the magazine (published by the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Madrid campus); new international scientific committee members, all highly regarded professionals; large increase in the number of articles submitted for publication (we have multiplied by ten the number of items) and increase in the number of external references.

New arrangements for the publication of "Special Issues" for Congress International relevance, such as, RTBI WorkShop SAP – CHINA, Pervasive Multimedia Sensor Networks, IEEE - DCAI 2012: 5th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence.
 
Additionally, it also increased the institutions that index the journal, such as, DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals, LatIndex, EBSCO Publishing, etc.
 
So this year 2012, we face the challenge of improving IJIMAI to achieve an increase in prestige, number of publications and readers. Again, welcome to all.
 

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IJIMAI 2010 - A Direct Path to Intelligent Tools

Year: 2010, Vol: 1, Number: 3         application/pdf icon

This special issue goes far beyond artificial intelligent tools and is at the forefront of many of the hottest areas of Artificial Intelligence. Our reviewers have been selected articles that expose the latest innovative techniques applied in automated diagnosis, prospective scenarios, security, geographical intelligent information systems, and semantic web.
 
Imai research group addresses concerns in applied research and applications of interactive multimedia and artificial intelligence. Articles highlight advances in uses of AI systems for solving tasks in management, industry, engineering, administration, and education; evaluations of existing AI systems and tools, emphasizing comparative studies and user experiences; and the economic, social, and cultural impacts of AI.  Over the years, we have seen how artificial intelligence techniques have been applied in different scenarios ranging from business analysis tools, intelligent image processing, semantic web, to industry latest technologies.
 
On top of that, the challenge of extracting data from the rudimentary databases of four decades ago was significant. Early AI implementations would spit out reams of data, most of which wasn't sharable or adaptive to different business needs. Nowadays business intelligent tools can generate incredible enterprise web applications and executive dashboards from a data warehouse, including active charting, high-speed calculations, and rich interfaces. AI is more practical today for businesses than it has ever been.
 
Nowadays IMAI Research Group is currently concerned about over-exploitation of natural resources by developed and developing countries resulted in various severe problems: destruction of vegetation, land degradation, denudation, soil erosion, landslides, floods, drought and unbalanced ecosystems. We provide an international and multidisciplinary forum for the publication of original contributions and the exchange of knowledge and experience on the management of natural resources using artificial intelligence techniques. This journal acts as a medium for exchanging ideas and thoughts about impacts and results of AI and Multimedia research. Papers from multidisciplinary researchers and other relevant material are welcome.
 

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IJIMAI 2009 - Special Issue on Business Intelligence and Semantic Web

Year: 2009, Vol: 1, Number: 2         application/pdf icon

The key concept of "business intelligence" surround a set of techniques, procedures and tools focused to achieve competitive advantages in enterprises. Latest business intelligence technologies put forward new theories that prove the use of BI on  core value-adding processes can directly improve business performance and value creation. These theories cover the design and implementation of infrastructure, processes, and best practices for warehousing, integrating, reporting, and analyzing business information. Following these theories, the  leading  research  companies in business intelligenceoffers a broad portfolio of tools and applications designed to help  companies to  optimize business performance by connecting people, information, and businesses across complex business networks.

Currently research  studies discover new scenarios of successful BI integrations using semantic web technologies in order to help to deploy business intelligence applications that allowed companies to manage revenue delivery and reduce costs.  With the advance of the Semantic Web and its related technologies, many novel solutions are proposed to turn raw data into usable knowledge and allow the information to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. This trend make traditional information systems facing new challenges to be intelligent by building and consuming the explicit semantics of the heterogeneous source data. The underpinning standards and programming environments are already in place to be used by scientists and engineers in constructing the next generation intelligent systems. Research and development, ranging from strategies, technologies, frameworks to tools, are required to make the behaviour of information discovery, classification, and interpretation with semantic intelligence.

Following  the new  wave of these theories, we have decided create this special issue that is focused mainly in three areas: business intelligence, semantic web mining and BI interactive interfaces. Most relevant research studies and IT business cases received has been selected and published.

We hope receive more contributions from IA and multimedia researchers, in order to open and extend future next issues of the journal.

Finally, we would like to thank all unselfish contributions made by the members of editor's council

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