Intelligent Environments (IEs) refer to physical spaces into which IT and other pervasive computing technology are woven and used to achieve specific goals for the user, the environment or both. IEs have the ultimate objective of enriching user experience, better manage, and increase user awareness of, that environment. The accelerating pace of today's technological developments urges the materialization of IEs with such innovative ideas and the whole community, from scientists and researchers to the general public, yearns for this.
The 14th International Conference on Intelligent Environments focuses on the development of advanced intelligent environments, as well as newly emerging and rapidly evolving topics. In the present edition, we are pleased to include in this volume the proceedings of the following workshops, which emphasize multi-disciplinary and transversal aspects of IEs, as well as cutting-edge topics:
• 2nd Workshop on Citizen Centric Smart Cities Solutions (CCSCS'18)
• 2nd International Workshop on Intelligent Systems for Agriculture Production and Environment Protection (ISAPEP'18)
• 3rd International Workshop on Smart Sensing Systems (IWSSS'18)
• 2nd International Workshop on Legal Issues in Intelligent Environments (LIIE'18)
• 1st International Workshop on Personalized Health & Intelligent Workplaces Transforming Ergonomics (pHIWTE'18)
• 4th Symposium on Future Intelligent Educational Environments and Learning (SOFIEEe'18)
• 6th International Workshop on Smart Offices and Other Workplaces (SOOW'18)
• 9th Workshop on Intelligent Environments Supporting Healthcare and Well-being (WISHWell'18)
• 7th International Workshop on the Reliability of Intelligent Environments (WoRIE'18)
In an attempt to support the technical foundations, design approaches and immerging methodologies for the above cutting-edge topics, a number of advanced tutorials were given by well-known experts in the field. The aims of these tutorials are to introduce these topics of interest to PhD students and other “early career researchers”, plus other people who are beginning to develop interests in those areas.
As it can be understood from this list, these workshops and tutorials, organized in conjunction with IE'18 main conference, provide a forum for researchers, scientists, engineers and developers to engage in many interesting, imaginative and active discussions that will engage further research in these key areas of Intelligent Environments:
• Building Interactive Environments by means of Capacitive Sensor Surfaces
• Semantic web techniques meet sensor data
• Choosing your ontologies for sensor data applications
• Intelligent Systems for Smart Building Management
• Computing in the Fog: Recent Technological Advances and Development Techniques
• Digital Object Memories in Instrumented Spaces
• Social Interaction with Cloud Network Robots
• Business Process Management approaches and techniques applied to smart environments
• From Awareness To Foundation: Human Behavior in Computing
The proceedings contain a series of contributions reflecting the latest research developments in IEs and related areas, focusing on stretching the borders of the current state of the art and contributing to an ever increasing establishment of IEs in the real world.
We would like to thank all the contributing authors, as well as the members of the Organizing Committees and Program Committees of the workshops for their highly valuable work, which contributed to the success of the Intelligent Environments 2018 event.
The Workshops and Tutorial Chairs would like to take the opportunity to thank Professor Massimo Mecella and Professor Juan Augusto, the general chairs of IE'18, and Professor Daniele Riboni and Professor Paul Lukowicz, the program chairs of IE'18, for their trust in our work, and all the other members of the IE'18 organization for the confidence they placed on us.
We are also grateful to the local staff that worked thoroughly for the success of this event. Thank you for your esteemed help, without which this event would not have been possible.
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Paulo Novais, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Workshop Chairs of IE'18
Yoshito Tobe, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Oliver Amft, University Passau, Germany
Tutorial Chairs of IE'18