Seminário: Virtual Living Labs for the Development of AAL applications

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Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) applications involve the integration of a diversity of physical devices and software components, with rich configurations. An important activity during the development of these applications is their testing. This is usually made in living labs, which are physical spaces (a house, an apartment) where sensor and actuator devices are deployed and some persons perform scenarios to validate the behavior of the system. The cost of this approach is high, there are some scenarios that are hard to test (for instance, a fire or falls), and it is difficult to perform test scenarios in a systematic way. A way to cope with those issues is by using virtual living labs, which can be integrated in the development process life cycle and tools. The presentation will show the use of a virtual living lab, where people are modelled with avatars in a 3D environment, and scenarios are specified with a domain-oriented graphical tool. This is illustrated with examples of how to test an android application to detect falls and how to adapt a home for a person with Parkinson disease to gain more autonomy.

Brief curriculum vitae:

Juan Pavón is Full Professor at Universidad Complutense of Madrid (UCM). He got a PhD degree in Computer Science from Universidad Politécnica Madrid (1988). From 1987 to 1997 he was working in R&D departments of Alcatel in Spain, France and Belgium, and in Bellcore (USA), in the development of component-based architectures for distributed systems, and their application to multimedia services on broadband networks and mobile systems. He joined UCM at the end of 1997, where he created the GRASIA research group, whose focus is on the application of multi-agent systems technology, more particularly, on software engineering, web services, knowledge management, social networks, simulation of complex systems, decision making, interactive art, and ambient assisted living.

Data/Horário: 11/02/2015, 14h

Local: Sala de Videoconferência (Sala 230 – Bloco D – Escola de Engenharia – UFF)