Ambient Communication Experience (ACE), Information Interaction in Design Space

R Hegarty, Tom Lunney, K Curran, Maurice Mulvenna

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A changing computing landscape is expected to sense the physical world yet remain concealed within its very infrastructure to provide virtual services which are discreetly networked, omnipresent yet non- intrusive. Ambient Information Systems (AIS), permit a mode of expression that can easily exist at the level of subconscious realisation. This research focuses on the development of an Ambient Communication Experience (ACE) system. ACE is a synchronisation framework to provide co-ordinated connectivity across various environmentally distributed devices via sensor data discovery. The intention is to facili- tate location-independent and application-responsive screening for the user, leading to the concept of technologically integrated spaces. The aim is to deliver contextual information without the need for direct user manipulation, and engagement at the level of peripheral perception.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Developments in Ambient Computing and Intelligence: Human-Centred Applications
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
ISBN (Print)978-1-60960-549-0
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jun 2011


  • Ambient intelligence


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