Preface to JAISE 12(6)

Vincent Tam, Hamid Aghajan, Andrés Muñoz, Juan Carlos Augusto
<span title="2020-11-17">2020</span> <i title="IOS Press"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/vhy24edqwzhtva62l2zkr4mfiu" style="color: black;">Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments</a> </i> &nbsp;
whom we thank for their service. Internet of Things (IoT) platforms and relevant technologies have revolutionized numerous real-world applications in a diversity of fields including assisted living, healthcare, energy management, robotics and smart buildings. Most of these real-world IoT applications or platforms involve a vast amount of data stored in various formats and/or data models, thus hindering the capability of one IoT platform to be interoperable with other platforms for smooth
more &raquo; ... cation or exchange of information due to the lack of common standards. The paper "Integrating IoT platforms using the INTER-IoT approach: A case study of the CasAware project" by Modoni et al. presents a flexible and extendible approach to integrate various IoT platforms based on a platform developed by an Italian research project for ambient assisted living. The CasAware platform is targeted to enhance the level of comfort and well-being of inhabitants of a smart home while optimizing energy consumption. Specifically, the INTER-IoT methodology and a set of software tools were employed to achieve IoT interoperability between the CasAware and other IoT platforms using different data models in order to provide additional IoT services. In addition, the paper "FireNot -An IoT based fire alerting system: Design and implementation" by Sassani et al. proposes a low-cost yet efficient cloudbased IoT system named FireNot to warn and alert about fire incidents. The FireNot system uses smoke sensors to detect fires, Raspberry Pi micro-controllers utilizing the Google API for location detection, and then alerts the users through the Internet. The system is maintained and monitored by a simple Android application, and is intended to provide an extendible platform for adding more daily monitoring tasks. Furthermore, IoT together with various fast evolving technologies may provide potential benefits to robotic systems being employed in a wide range of commercial, domestic and industrial applications. The paper "The penetration of Internet of Things in robotics: Towards a web of robotic things" by Kamilaris et al. carefully examines the potential of the Web of Things (WoT) together with the relevant architectures, characteristics, concepts, communication methods, hardware and software of the latest IoT technologies for use in existing robotic systems, specific sensors and actuators to be incorporated in IoTbased robots and related application areas. Besides, ambient intelligence and IoT technologies are tightly integrated in many smart environments including smart homes and ubiquitous healthcare systems for smart living. The paper "Ubiquitous healthcare on smart environments: A systematic mapping study" by Tavares and Barbosa conducts a systematic mapping study to identify how smart environments have been applied to support ubiquitous healthcare. Specifically, the study examines which techniques and technologies have been most widely used for ubiquitous healthcare, and explicitly addresses eight research questions in order to propose solutions for overcoming the relevant research gaps. The paper "Lantern: A domain specific language for energy awareness in smart homes" by Robinson et al. proposes a domain specific language (DSL) to support the software devel-
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