Robert Howlett

Robert Howlett

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This book consists of peer-reviewed papers, presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (SDM 2021). Leading-edge research into sustainable design and manufacturing aims to enable the manufacturing industry to grow by adopting more advanced technologies and at the same time improve its sustainability by reducing...
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This book contains the proceedings of the 13th KES International Conference on Sustainability and Energy in Buildings 2021 (SEB2021) held in Split, Croatia, during 15–17 September 2021 organized by KES International. SEB21 invited contributions on a range of topics related to sustainable buildings and explored innovative themes regarding sustainabl...
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This paper sets out a project based at Coastal Housing Group (Coastal), a large housing association in Swansea, Wales. The paper shows that housing associations in Wales are strongly led by the Welsh Government , and because of policymakers' desire for 'zero carbon' by 2050, Coastal will have to shift the focus of its sustainability efforts from it...
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This book contains an introduction and 20 chapters, each describing a recent research investigation in the area of sustainable and resilient buildings, built environment infrastructure and renewable energy. Contributions are from many different countries of the world and on a range of topics, representing a sample of research within the ‘sustainabl...
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This book highlights new trends and challenges in intelligent systems, which play an important part in the digital transformation of many areas of science and practice. It includes papers offering a deeper understanding of the human-centred perspective on artificial intelligence, of intelligent value co-creation, ethics, value-oriented digital mode...
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This book consists of peer-reviewed papers, presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (SDM 2020). Leading-edge research into sustainable design and manufacturing aims to enable the manufacturing industry to grow by adopting more advanced technologies and at the same time improve its sustainability by reducing...
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This book contains an introduction and 20 studies, each describing a recent research investigation in the area of sustainable and resilient buildings, built environment infrastructure and renewable energy. Contributions are from many different countries of the world and on a range of topics, representing a sample of research within the ‘sustainable...
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This book highlights new trends and challenges in intelligent systems, which play an essential part in the digital transformation of many areas of science and practice. It includes papers offering a deeper understanding of the human-centred perspective on artificial intelligence, of intelligent value co-creation, ethics, value-oriented digital mode...
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This book presents the proceedings of the KES International Conferences on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare (KES-InMed-21), held virtually on June 14–16, 2021. Covering a number of key areas, including digital IT architecture in healthcare; advanced ICT for medicine and healthcare; biomedical engineering, trends, research and technologies; and...
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This book contains the contributions presented at the 8th International KES Conference on Smart Education and e-Learning (KES SEEL 2021), which being held as a virtual conference on June 14–16, 2021. It contains high-quality peer-reviewed papers that are grouped into several interconnected parts: smart education; smart e-learning; smart education:...
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This book gathers selected papers presented at the KES International Symposium on Smart Transportation Systems (KES-STS 2021). Modern transportation systems have undergone a rapid transformation in recent years, producing a range of technological innovations such as connected vehicles, self-driving cars, electric vehicles, Hyperloop, and even flyin...
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This book highlights new trends and challenges in research on agents and the new digital and knowledge economy. It includes papers on business process management, agent-based modeling and simulation, and anthropic-oriented computing that were originally presented at the 15th International KES Conference on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologi...
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This book contains selected papers from the KES-IDT-2021 conference, being held as a virtual conference in June 14–16, 2021. The KES-IDT is an interdisciplinary conference with opportunities for the presentation of new research results and discussion about them under the common title "Intelligent Decision Technologies". The conference has been cre...
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This paper documents part of the candidate's Ph.D. research into the use of earth tube systems as a method for improving energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and whether mechanical cooling systems can be eliminated. Climate change reality in Canada in combination with stricter energy codes forces the architectural and engineering professions to e...
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This book contains the proceedings of the 12th KES International Conference on Sustainability and Energy in Buildings 2020 (SEB20) held online 09-11 September 2020 organized by KES International. SEB20 invited contributions on a range of topics related to sustainable buildings and explored innovative themes regarding sustainable energy systems. The...
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The Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series encompasses the topics of knowledge, intelligence, innovation and sustainability. The aim of the series is to make available a platform for the publication of books on all aspects of single and multidisciplinary research on these themes in order to make the latest results available in a rea...
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This volume contains the proceedings of the 11th KES International Conference on Sustainability and Energy in Buildings 2019 (SEB19) held in Budapest, 4th -5th July 2019 organised by KES International in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales, UK. SEB-19 invited contributions on a range of topics related to sustainable buildings an...
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The book highlights new trends and challenges in research on agents and the new digital and knowledge economy. It includes papers on business process management, agent-based modeling and simulation and anthropic-oriented computing that were originally presented at the 14th International KES Conference on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies...
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This book gathers selected papers presented at the KES International Symposium on Smart Transportation Systems (KES STS 2020). Modern transportation systems have undergone a rapid transformation in recent years, producing a range of technological innovations such as connected vehicles, self-driving cars, electric vehicles, Hyperloop, and even flyin...
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This book contains the contributions presented at the 7th international KES conference on Smart Education and e-Learning (KES SEEL-2020), which being held as a virtual conference on June 17-19, 2020. It contains fifty three high quality peer-reviewed papers that are grouped into several interconnected parts: Part 1 – Smart Education, Part 2 – Smart...
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This book presents the proceedings of the KES International Conferences on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare (KES-InMed-19), held in Split, Croatia, on June 17–19, 2020. Covering a number of key areas, including digital IT architecture in healthcare; advanced ICT for medicine and healthcare; biomedical engineering, trends, research and technolo...
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This book gathers selected papers from the KES-IDT-2020 Conference, held as a Virtual Conference on June 17–19, 2020. The aim of the annual conference was to present and discuss the latest research results, and to generate new ideas in the field of intelligent decision-making. However, the range of topics discussed during the conference was definit...
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This book highlights new trends and challenges in research on agents and the new digital and knowledge economy. It includes papers on business- process management, agent-based modeling and simulation, and anthropic-oriented computing, which were originally presented at the 13th International KES Conference on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems – Techno...
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This volume presents a series of carefully selected papers on the theme of Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services (IIMSS-18), but also including contributions on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare (InMed-18) and Smart Transportation Systems (STS-18). The papers were presented at the Smart Digital Futures 2018 multi-theme confere...
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This volume consists of 52 peer-reviewed papers, presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (SDM-19) held in Budapest, Hungary in July 2019. Leading-edge research into sustainable design and manufacturing aims to enable the manufacturing industry to grow by adopting more advanced technologies, and at the same...
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This book gathers the proceedings of the KES-IDT-2018 conference, held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, on June 20–22, 2018. The conference provided opportunities to present and discuss the latest research results, promoting knowledge transfer and the generation of new ideas in the field of intelligent decision-making. The range of topics exp...
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This chapter provides a brief overview of current innovative research in Smart Universities area, including projects on smart technologies, software/hardware systems for Smart Classrooms, and Smart Pedagogy.
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This book presents peer-reviewed contributions on smart universities by various international research, design and development teams. Smart university is an emerging and rapidly evolving area that creatively integrates innovative concepts; smart software and hardware systems; smart classrooms with state-of-the-art technologies and technical platfor...
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The volume presents a collection of peer-reviewed articles from the 9th KES International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (KES-IDT-17), held in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal on 21–23 June 2017. The conference addressed critical areas of computer science, as well as promoting knowledge transfer and the generation of new ideas in the f...
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The volume presents a collection of peer-reviewed articles from the 9th KES International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (KES-IDT-17), held in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal on 21–23 June 2017. The conference addressed critical areas of computer science, as well as promoting knowledge transfer and the generation of new ideas in the f...
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This book gathers the contributions presented at the 4th International KES Conference on Smart Education and Smart e-Learning (KES-SEEL-17), which took place in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, June 21–23, 2017. Smart education and smart e-Learning are emerging and rapidly growing areas. They represent the innovative integration of smart systems, tech...
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This volume includes papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (SDM-17) held in Bologna, Italy, in April 2017. The conference covered a wide range of topics from cutting-edge sustainable product design and service innovation, sustainable processes and technology for the manufacturing of sustainable...
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The modern economy is driven by technologies and knowledge. Digital technologies can free, shift and multiply choices, often intruding on the space of other industries, by providing new ways of conducting business operations and creating values for customers and companies. The topics covered in this volume include software agents, multi-agent syste...
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This proceedings volume includes 32 papers, which present recent trends and innovations in medicine and healthcare including Innovative Technology in Mental Healthcare; Intelligent Decision Support Technologies and Systems in Healthcare; Biomedical Engineering, Trends, Research and Technologies; Advances in Data & Knowledge Management for Healthcar...
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The KES-IDT-2016 proceedings give an excellent insight into recent research, both theoretical and applied, in the field of intelligent decision making. The range of topics explored is wide, and covers methods of grouping, classification, prediction, decision support, modelling and many more in such areas as finance, linguistics, medicine, managemen...
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This book contains the contributions presented at the ninth international KES conference on Intelligent Interactive Multimedia: Systems and Services, which took place in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, June 15-17, 2016. It contains 65 peer-reviewed book chapters that focus on issues ranging from intelligent image or video storage, retrieval, tr...
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The KES-IDT-2016 proceedings give an excellent insight into recent research, both theoretical and applied, in the field of intelligent decision making. The range of topics explored is wide, and covers methods of grouping, classification, prediction, decision support, modelling and many more in such areas as finance, linguistics, medicine, managemen...
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This book contains the contributions presented at the 3rd international KES conference on Smart Education and Smart e-Learning, which took place in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, June 15-17, 2016. It contains a total of 56 peer-reviewed book chapters that are grouped into several parts: Part 1 - Smart University: Conceptual Modeling, Part 2 –...
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Intelligent interactive multimedia systems and services will be ever more important in computer systems. Nowadays, computers are widespread and computer users range from highly qualified scientists to non-computer expert professionals. Therefore, designing dynamic personalization and adaptivity methods to store, process, transmit and retrieve infor...
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The chapter summarizes the contents of this book highlighting recent advances in smart systems, multimedia, and serious gaming technologies through a fusion of these approaches. Such fusion is a nascent area that potentially can hybridize the features and advantages of the relevant areas, and, as a result, provide users with advanced and enhanced f...
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This book presents the 57 papers accepted for presentation at the Seventh KES International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (KES-IDT 2015), held in Sorrento, Italy, in June 2015. The conference consists of keynote talks, oral and poster presentations, invited sessions and workshops on the applications and theory of intelligent decis...
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This research book presents some specific multimedia systems that have been developed and applied in practice. More specifically, it consists of an editorial, an introductory chapter and six chapters as below. · Use of Multi-attribute Decision Making for Combining Audio-Lingual and Visual-Facial Modalities in Emotion Recognition. · Cooperative Lea...
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Agents and multi-agent systems are related to a modern software paradigm which has long been recognized as a promising technology for constructing autonomous, complex and intelligent systems. The topics covered in this volume include agent-oriented software engineering, agent co-operation, co-ordination, negotiation, organization and communication,...
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This chapter provides a broad overview of machine learning (ML) paradigms both emerging as well as well-established ones. These paradigms include: Bayesian Learning, Decision Trees, Granular Computing, Fuzzy and Rough Sets, Inductive Logic Programming, Reinforcement Learning, Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines. In addition, challenges in M...
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This book presents fundamental topics and algorithms that form the core of machine learning (ML) research, as well as emerging paradigms in intelligent system design. The multidisciplinary nature of machine learning makes it a very fascinating and popular area for research. The book is aiming at students, practitioners and researchers and captures...
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Across the world there is growing awareness of the importance of innovation and knowledge transfer. Innovation in the sense of generating new knowledge and making better use of existing knowledge, coupled with knowledge transfer and sharing paradigms, have never been more relevant to the universities, industry, commerce and the third sector. This v...
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Information processing has become a pervasive phenomenon in our civilization. Massive access to information resources and their use as intelligent systems in everyday applications is advantaged by the most recent research in information technologies. While the majority of information processing is becoming intelligent in a very broad sense, major r...
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In this paper, we present a novel approach for 3D objects representation. Our idea is to prove that wavelet networks are capable for reconstruction and representing irregular 3D objects used in computer graphics. The major contribution consist to transform ...
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The four-volume set LNAI 6881- LNAI 6884 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2011, held in Kaiserslautern, Germany, in September 2011.
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The four-volume set LNAI 6881- LNAI 6884 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2011, held in Kaiserslautern, Germany, in September 2011.
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This volume contains the Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services (IIMSS-2011). IIMSS-2011 comes as a sequel to IIMSS-2008 (Piraeus-Athens, Greece, July 9, 10 and 11, 2008), IIMSS-2009 (Mogliano Veneto (near Venice), Italy, July 15, 16 and 17, 2009) and IIMSS-2010 (Baltimore, USA, Ju...
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The four-volume set LNAI 6881- LNAI 6884 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Knowlege-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2011, held in Kaiserslautern, Germany, in September 2011.
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The four-volume set LNAI 6881- LNAI 6884 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2011, held in Kaiserslautern, Germany, in September 2011.
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Intelligent Decision Technologies (IDT) seeks an interchange of research on intelligent systems and intelligent technologies which enhance or improve decision making in industry, government and academia. The focus is interdisciplinary in nature, and includes research on all aspects of intelligent decision technologies, from fundamental development...
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An intelligent Global Positioning System (GPS) based control system utilises information about the current vehicle position and upcoming terrain in order to reduce vehicle fuel consumption as well as improve road safety and comfort. The development of such in-vehicle control systems has provided static and dynamic road information. The vehicle runn...
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We introduce a new causal hierarchical belief network for image segmentation. Contrary to classical tree structured (or pyramidal) models, the factor graph of the network contains cycles. Each level of the hierarchical structure features the same number ...
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Recently, travel time prediction has become a crucial part of trip panning and dynamic route guidance for many advanced traveler information and transportation management systems. Moreover, a scalable prediction system with high accuracy is critical ...
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In this paper, knowledge transfer between universities and business in the UK is examined at a number of different levels. The term ’knowledge transfer’ has different meanings in different contexts and so the meaning of the term from a UK perspective is discussed. As UK knowledge transfer is usually part of the innovation agenda, the meaning of ’in...
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Robot Intelligence is an exciting interdisciplinary field including engineering, information technology, machine learning, biological science and psychology. Its dramatic growth in practical applications is driven by both real-world requirements and maturity of related disciplines such as intelligent algorithms. It is expected that perception, unde...