Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 71, Issue 1, pp 159–178 | Cite as

Automating unobtrusive personalized services in ambient media environments

  • Estefanía SerralEmail author
  • Miriam Gil
  • Pedro Valderas
  • Vicente Pelechano


In the age of ambient media, people are surrounded by lots of physical objects (media objects) for rendering the digital world in the natural environment. These media objects should interact with users in a way that is not disturbing for them. To address this issue, this work presents a design and automation strategy for augmenting the world around us with personalized ambient media services that behave in a considerate manner. That is, ambient services are capable of adjusting its obtrusiveness level (i.e., the extent to which each service intrudes the user’s mind) by using the appropriate media objects for each user’s situation.


Unobtrusive ambient media Personalized services Context awareness 



This work has been developed with the support ofMICINN, under the project EVERYWARE TIN2010-18011, and the support of the Christian Doppler Forschungsgesellschaft and the BMWFJ, Austria.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Estefanía Serral
    • 1
    Email author
  • Miriam Gil
    • 2
  • Pedro Valderas
    • 2
  • Vicente Pelechano
    • 2
  1. 1.Christian Doppler Laboratory “Software Engineering Integration for Flexible Automation Systems”Vienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación en Métodos de Producción de SoftwareUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValènciaSpain

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