Vincenzo Loia

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The evolution of the microprocessor industry, combined with the reduction on cost and increase of efficiency, gives rise to new scenario for ubiquitous computing where humans trigger seamlessly activities and tasks using unusual (often imperceptible) interfaces according to physical space and context. Many problems must be faced: adaptivity, hybrid control(More)
Deploying the semantics embedded in web services is a mandatory step in the automation of discovery, invocation and composition activities. The semantic annotation is the ‘‘add-on” to cope with the actual interoperability limitations and to assure a valid support to the interpretation of services capabilities. Nevertheless many issues have to be reached to(More)
In Ambient Intelligence (AmI) vision, people should be able to seamlessly and unobtrusively use and configure the intelligent devices and systems in their ubiquitous computing environments without being cognitively and physically overloaded. In other words, the user should not have to program each device or connect them together to achieve the required(More)
Ambient Intelligence (AmI, shortly) gathers best results from three key technologies, Ubiquitous Computing, Ubiquitous Communication, and Intelligent User Friendly Interfaces. The functional and spatial distribution of tasks is a natural thrust to employ multi-agent paradigm to design and implement AmI environments. Two critical issues, common in most of(More)
Learning is a critical support mechanism for industrial and academic organizations to enhance the skills of employees and students and, consequently, the overall competitiveness in the new economy. The remarkable velocity and volatility of modern knowledge require novel learning methods offering additional features as efficiency, task relevance and(More)
Over recent years, there has been increasing interest of the research community towards evolutionary algorithms, i.e., algorithms that exploit computational models of natural processes to solve complex optimization problems. In spite of their ability to explore promising regions of the search space, they present two major drawbacks: 1) they can take a(More)