Personal Assistants: Emerging Computational Technologies

  • Angelo  Costa
  • Vicente Julian
  • Paulo Novais

Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 132)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Angelo Costa, Paulo Novais, Vicente Julian
      Pages 3-16
  3. Reasoning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Stella Heras, Javier Palanca, Carlos Iván Chesñevar
      Pages 19-36
    3. Bia Martins, Joao Rei, Miguel Braga, Antonio Abelha, Henrique Vicente, Joao Neves et al.
      Pages 37-54
  4. Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Miguel J. Hornos, Sandra Rute-Pérez, Carlos Rodríguez-Domínguez, María Luisa Rodríguez-Almendros, María José Rodríguez-Fórtiz, Alfonso Caracuel
      Pages 57-76
    3. Ester Martinez-Martin, Angel P. del Pobil
      Pages 77-91
  5. Personalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Hosub Lee, Cameron Upright, Steven Eliuk, Alfred Kobsa
      Pages 95-112
    3. Néstor Darío Duque Méndez, Paula Andrea Rodríguez Marín, Demetrio Arturo Ovalle Carranza
      Pages 113-131
  6. Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Dalila Durães, Javier Bajo, Paulo Novais
      Pages 135-147
    3. José Carlos Castillo, Álvaro Castro-González, Fernándo Alonso-Martín, Antonio Fernández-Caballero, Miguel Ángel Salichs
      Pages 179-195
  7. Ethic and Social Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Francisco Pacheco de Andrade, Teresa Coelho Moreira, Mikhail Bundin, Aleksei Martynov
      Pages 199-207
    3. Marco Carvalho Gonçalves
      Pages 209-220

About this book


This book provides an overview of the current research in the interdisciplinary area of personal assistants (PA) and cognitively inspired systems.

It discusses the most relevant topics in this highly diversified domain, like reasoning, health, personalization, robotics, and ethical and social issues. Personal assistants (PA) are a relatively new concept directed at people with cognitive or physical disabilities, and is expanding to include complex platforms such as sensors, actuators, monitoring abilities and decision processes.

Designed for a general audience, it is also of interest to undergraduates, graduates and researchers involved with intelligent systems, ambient intelligence or ambient assisted living. The content goes from an introduction of the field (aimed at undergraduates and a general readership) to specific and complex architectures (aimed at graduates and researchers).


Intelligent Systems Agent & Multiagent Systems for Ambient Intelligence Ambient Assisted Living Ambient Intelligence Cognitive Assistants

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Informática/Centro ALGORITMIEscola de Engenharia, Universidade do MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Computer Systems and ComputationPolytechnic University of ValenciaValenciaSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de Informática/Centro ALGORITMIEscola de Engenharia, Universidade do MinhoBragaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-62529-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62530-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4394
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-4408
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