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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IJIMAI 2008 - Experimental Simulations

Year: 2008, Vol: 1, Number: 1         application/pdf icon

This publication contains all research activities performed by students during 2007/2008 academical year. The editor's council has been reviewing and selecting several outstanding research contributions related with the following knowledge areas:

  • Medical diagnosis: currently interactive multimedia and artificial intelligence techniques suggest the possibility to offer new approaches focused to discoverand obtain high precision diagnosis, merging technical and medical knowledge. The experimental research works show the high-potential provided by software prototypes based on visual perception, fuzzy logic and bayesian theories.
  • Semantic metadata: semantic web theories and formal languages has been growing during last years due to effort made by a high number of researchers. Besides, it is important to point out an special area “Semantic Metadata” with the main aim of provides several benefits on metadata management. Geographical Information Systems, Documental management systems among others can be better off by the use of ontologies (instead of natural language) as structural metadata formal knowledge. This section includes the most important contributions.
  • Nature conservancy: we can help protect the world's most beautiful and diverse places developing technology that preserve threatened habitats around the world. Artificial intelligence, robotics and real-time monitors are essential tools used into our laboratory to build prototypes which seek how we can design and deploy real projects on demarcated environments.
  • Intelligence perception: this section includes two big areas, intelligence indoor positioning systems and intelligence visual identify systems. Learning algorithms has been used to create adaptive positioning and identify systems.

This journal has been created with the aim of publish, share and bring together our experiences and work performed during one academical year. However we hope receive more contributions from IA and multimedia researchers, in order to open and extend future next issues ofthe journal.

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