Juan Carlos Augusto Wrede

Juan Carlos Augusto Wrede
Middlesex University, UK · Department of Computer Science

System Analyst, Licentiate in CS, Ph.D. in CS, MSc in Higher Education Practice

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September 2012 - present
Middlesex University, UK
Position
  • Professor
October 2003 - October 2012
Ulster University
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  • Lecturer
September 2001 - October 2003
University of Southampton
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  • Research Associate

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Publications (289)
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Context has become a concept with practical applications in Computer Science. It is a complex concept which has been used often, however one which is not well understood, and its use is often superficial. This article highlights some considerations which may be important for our technical community to think more explicitly and to investigate in fur...
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Smart homes are becoming increasingly popular in providing people with the services they desire. Activity recognition is a fundamental task to provide personalised home facilities. Many promising approaches are being used for activity recognition; one of them is data-driven. It has some fascinating features and advantages. However, there are drawba...
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Context has become a concept with practical applications in Computer Science. It is a complex concept which has been used often, however one which is not well understood, and its use is often superficial. This article highlights some considerations which may be important for our technical community to think more explicitly and to investigate in fur...
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Ambient assisted living aims to support the well-being of people with special needs by offering assistive solutions. Systems focused on dementia increase the autonomy of people living with dementia by monitoring their activities. Topics such as activity recognition and specific solutions such as reminders and tracking users by Global Positioning Sy...
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Context-awareness provides a platform for healthcare professionals to assess the health status of patients in their care using multiple relevant parameters such as heart rate, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals and activity data. It involves the use of digital technologies to monitor the health condition of a patient in an intelligent environment. Fee...
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Context-aware systems are becoming increasingly mainstream as more and more technology allows real-time collection of daily life data and it is more and more affordable to provide useful services to citizens in various situations of need. However, developers in this field are not well supported. Naturally we have inherited a number of methods and t...
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We highlight a lack of models and theories associated with the Smart Campus concept and also an absence of processes to support its design and development. This paper provides a first approach to a theory and a set of design principles to guide their development. The theory and principles are flexible enough to be easily adapted and adopted by any...
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People with asthma are likely to have heterogeneous triggers and symptoms, which they need to be aware of in order to implement the strategies to manage their condition. Context-aware reasoning has the potential to provide the personalisation that is required to address the heterogeneity of asthma by helping people to define the information that is...
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We highlight a lack of models and theories associated with the Smart Campus concept and also an absence of processes to support its design and development. This paper provides a first approach to a theory and a set of design principles to guide their development. The theory and principles are flexible enough to be easily adapted and adopted by any...
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This article reports on the development of a mobile app developed to encourage healthier lifestyles, with emphasis on food intake, by people with Down’s syndrome. The system started by considering generic guidelines on designing technology for people with Down’s syndrome investigated by a previous European project. Then, it developed the product us...
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TITLE: Cycle de vie des contextes artificiels RESUME: Il y a peu de publications concernant des connexions sur la manière dont les systèmes naturels et l'informatique utilisent le contexte. Cey article présente une sélection de contextes naturels qui pourrait fournir une inspiration pour améliorer la conception et l'utilisation des contextes en inf...
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This Handbook presents a comprehensive and rigorous overview of the state-of-the-art on Smart Cities. It provides the reader with an authoritative, exhaustive one-stop reference on how the field has evolved and where the current and future challenges lie. From the foundations to the many overlapping dimensions (human, energy, technology, data, inst...
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This chapter concludes the Handbook of Smart Cities. It provides an overview to the organization of the volume and explains the technical content of the various chapter which form the Handbook. The chapter also contains an overview of the area of Smart Cities which emerge from the whole volume. This includes identified common threads, discussion of...
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Health monitoring assists physicians in the decision-making process, which in turn, improves quality of life. As technology advances, the usage and applications of context-aware systems continue to spread across different areas in patient monitoring and disease management. It provides a platform for healthcare professionals to assess the health sta...
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People with asthma have heterogeneous triggers and symptoms, which they need to be aware of in order to implement the strategies to manage their condition. Context-aware reasoning has the potential to provide the personalisation that is required to address the heterogeneity of asthma by helping people to define the information that is relevant cons...
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The evolution of information technology has allowed the development of ubiquitous, user-centred, and context-aware solutions. This article considers existing context-aware systems supporting asthma management with the aim of describing their main benefits and opportunities for improvement. To achieve this, the main concepts related to asthma and co...
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As technology advances, the usage and applications of context-aware systems continue to spread across different areas in patient monitoring and disease management. It provides a platform for healthcare professionals to assess the health status of patients in their care using multiple relevant parameters. Existing technologies for cardiac patient mo...
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We report on a system architecture, SEArch, and its associated methods and tools we have been developing, testing, and extending for several years through a number of innovation processes in the field of Smart Environments. We have developed these infrastructure in a bottom-up fashion directed by the needs of the different projects as opposed to an...
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This Handbook presents a comprehensive and rigorous overview of the state-of-the-art on Smart Cities. It provides the reader with an authoritative, exhaustive one-stop reference on how the field has evolved and where the current and future challenges lie. From the foundations to the many overlapping dimensions (human, energy, technology, data, inst...
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Development of Intelligent Environments have been so far mostly ad-hoc and here we investigate one fundamental bottleneck which needs to be addressed to facilitate more effective developments in the future: handling of user preferences in a multiple user environment. This paper analyzes some cases which combine different approaches to manage users...
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for many years and plays a vital role in developing automatic systems that require decision using a data- or model-driven approach. Smart homes are one such system; in them, AI is used to recognize user activities, which is a fundamental task in smart home system design. There are many approaches to this...
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Preferences are fundamental in decision-making, so understanding preference management is key in developing systems that guide the choices of the users. These choices can be decided through argument(s) which are known to have various strengths, as one argument can rely on more certain or vital information than the other. We explored argumentation t...
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Intelligent Environments and other Computer Science sub-fields based on the concepts of context and context-awareness are created with the explicit or implicit intention of providing services which are satisfying to the intended users of those environments. This article discusses the pragmatic importance of Preferences within the process of develop...
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Determining the asthma health status of a person is a relevant task in the application of context-awareness and case-based reasoning for asthma management. As there are no devices that can track the asthma health status of a person constantly, it is necessary to use a Human-in-The-Loop (HiTL) approach for creating a solution able to associate their...
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Recent studies reveal that there are different methodologies for developing Intelligent Environments. Thus, it has become essential to scrutinize and evaluate the methodologies to increase our understanding of their strengths, weaknesses and features. However, these concerns have not been the target of recent research efforts. This paper presents a...
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Context-awareness is becoming a crucial component in the mobile learning systems due to the dynamic changing of the Mobile learning environment, a Context-aware mobile learning system senses mobile environment and reacts to changing context during the learning process. Some efforts have been made in the area of Context-aware Mobile learning systems...
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In this paper, we report findings from a systematic mapping study, conducted to review the existing literature on collaborative educational environments incorporating mixed reality technologies. There is increasing interest in mixed reality technologies in education, especially with the introduction of new OverHead Mounted Displays (OHMDs), such as...
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One important concept of Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is meeting the user needs unobtrusively. To meet such needs, it is crucial to provide way(s) that will allow users to indicate their preferences to the system and allow users update them easily. As this will be used by the system to reason about their preferences and better align services with use...
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Context-aware solutions have the potential to address the personalisation required for implementing asthma management plans. However, they have limitations to aid people with asthma when their triggers and symptoms are poorly known or changing. Case-Based Reasoning can address these limitations as it can effectively deal with personal constraints i...
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Recent smart home applications enhance the quality of people’s home experiences by detecting their daily activities and providing them services that make their daily life more comfortable and safe. Human activity recognition is one of the fundamental tasks that a smart home should accomplish. However, there are still several challenges for such rec...
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In this special issue of CLEI Electronic Journal, we present selected papers from the First Iberoamerican Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (ICSEKE 2001). This conference aims at bringing together experts in knowledge engineering (KE) and software engineering (SE) to discuss on relevant results achieved in this area.
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The expectations of the abilities of context-aware systems (C-AS) often differ from reality. It becomes difficult to program contextual services that react adequately to the circumstantial needs of users as developers need to know, beforehand: the set of contextual states that may exist, what information could accurately determine a contextual stat...
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In this work we will examine and develop a Virtual Assistant that is used as a control interface of the Smart Home environment in the Middlesex University laboratory. Specifically, the system is constructed to give multiple users an ability to control appliances by voice or text commands. The main purpose of the research is to create an user friend...
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This paper provides a detailed description of how a smart spaces laboratory has been used for assessing learners’ performance in various educational contexts. The paper shares the authors’ experiences from using sensor-generated data in a number of learning scenarios. In particular the paper describes how a smart learning environment is created wit...
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Humanity is at a special time in its relationship with technology where there is an increasing likelihood of artificially replicating characteristics which we thought were in the realm of the distinctly human. Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are making the news increasingly often and replication of body parts is also making progress. This chap...
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Intelligent environments are complex systems that may require a diverse set of hardware devices, software libraries, networking and human computer interactions. New tools and techniques that can facilitate the engineering of such systems are thus critical. However, given the size and heterogeneity of the literature and in the light of, to our knowl...
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Personalisation of asthma management plans is important because asthma patients experience different triggers and symptoms as a result of the high heterogeneity level of the condition. Although this makes context-awareness suitable to support asthma management, existing context-aware solutions do not allow patients to personalise their management p...
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This paper reports on the lessons learnt during the application of a methodology to develop intelligent environments. One important feature of the methodology is that of being strongly user-centred, and the authors report on how that interaction with users took place and how it continuously shaped our project aspirations and out comes.The methodolo...
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Understanding the importance of preference management in ambient intelligent environments is key to providing systems that are better prepared to meet users’ expectations. This survey provides an account of the various ways that preferences have been handled in Artificial Intelligence. Our analysis indicates that most of those techniques lack the a...
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The notion of context has been considered for a long time in different areas of Computer Science. This article considers the use of context-based reasoning from the earlier perspective of artificial intelligence as well as the newer developments in ubiquitous computing. Both communities have been somehow interested in the potential of context-reaso...
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Smart spaces represent a powerful tool for deploying the new pervasive sensitive services based on Internet of Things products and developed in current Information Society close to users. Researchers have focused their efforts on new techniques to improve systems and products in this area but neglecting the human factors related to psychological as...
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Argumentation has provided a means to deal with inconsistent knowledge. We explore the potential of argumentation to handle conflicting user preferences. Classical preference handling methods in Artificial Intelligence (AI) lack the ability to handle ambiguity and the evolution of preferences over time. Previous experiments conducted by the authors...