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Human Centred Intelligent Systems

Proceedings of KES-HCIS 2020 Conference

  • Alfred Zimmermann
  • Robert J. Howlett
  • Lakhmi C. Jain
Conference proceedings

Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 189)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. General Track of Human-Centred Intelligent Systems or Human-Centred Intelligent Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nordine Quadar, Abdellah Chehri, Gwanggil Geon
      Pages 3-12
    3. Fatema Alnaqbi, Sarah Alzahmi, Ayesha Alharmoozi, Fatema Alshehhi, Muhammad Talha Zia, Sofia Ouhbi et al.
      Pages 53-63
    4. Amal Mbarki, Mohamed Naouai
      Pages 65-75
    5. Johannes Wichmann, Matthias Wißotzki, Kurt Sandkuhl
      Pages 89-99
    6. Dan Liang, Xiaocheng Wu, Junshen Chen, Rossitza Setchi
      Pages 115-125
    7. Alfred Zimmermann, Rainer Schmidt, Kurt Sandkuhl, Yoshimasa Masuda
      Pages 127-137
    8. Andreas Speck, Melanie Windrich, Elke Pulvermüller, Dennis Ziegenhagen, Timo Wilgen
      Pages 161-172
    9. Wend-Benedo Zoungrana, Abdellah Chehri, Alfred Zimmermann
      Pages 193-203
  3. Technologies to Improve Senior Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Ralf-Christian Härting, Sebastian Schmidt, Daniel Krum
      Pages 207-219

About these proceedings


This book highlights new trends and challenges in intelligent systems, which play an important part in the digital transformation of many areas of science and practice. It includes papers offering a deeper understanding of the human-centred perspective on artificial intelligence, of intelligent value co-creation, ethics, value-oriented digital models, transparency, and intelligent digital architectures and engineering to support digital services and intelligent systems, the transformation of structures in digital businesses and intelligent systems based on human practices, as well as the study of interaction and the co-adaptation of humans and systems. All papers were originally presented at the International KES Conference on Human Centred Intelligent Systems 2020 (KES HCIS 2020), held on June 17–19, 2020, in Split, Croatia.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Alfred Zimmermann
    • 1
  • Robert J. Howlett
    • 2
  • Lakhmi C. Jain
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of InformaticsReutlingen UniversityReutlingenGermany
  2. 2.KES International and Bournemouth UniversityShoreham-by-seaUK
  3. 3.University of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia

About the editors

Alfred Zimmermann is a Professor at Reutlingen University, Germany, Director of Research and Speaker of the Doctoral Program for Services Computing at the Herman Hollerith Center, Boeblingen, Germany. His research chiefly focuses on digital transformation and digital enterprise architectures with decision analytics in close connection with digital strategies and governance, software architectures and engineering, artificial intelligence, data analytics, the Internet of Things, services computing, and cloud computing. He graduated with a degree in Medical Informatics from Heidelberg University, Germany, and obtained his Ph.D. in Informatics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Besides his academic experience, he has a strong practical background as a Technology Manager and Leading Consultant at Daimler AG, Germany. Professor Zimmermann also maintains academic ties between his home university and the German Computer Science Society (GI), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the IEEE, where he is involved in various research groups, programs, and initiatives. He serves on numerous editorial boards and program committees and has published the results of his research at conferences, workshops, and in books and journals. Additionally, he supports industrial cooperation research projects and public research programs. 


Robert Howlett is the Executive Chair of KES International, a non-profit organization that facilitates the dissemination of research results in areas including intelligent systems, sustainability, and knowledge transfer. A Visiting Professor at Bournemouth University, UK, his technical expertise is in the use of intelligent systems to solve industrial problems. He has been successful in applying artificial intelligence, machine learning, and related technologies to sustainability and renewable energy systems; condition monitoring, diagnostic tools, and systems; and automotive electronics and engine management systems. His current research focuses on the use of smart microgrids to achieve reduced energy costs and lower carbon emissions in areas such as housing and protected horticulture. 


Dr. Lakhmi C. Jain, Ph.D., M.E., Fellow (Engineers Australia), is affiliated with the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and Liverpool Hope University, UK. Professor Jain serves with KES International, which provides the professional community with opportunities for publication, knowledge exchange, cooperation, and teambuilding. Involving over 5,000 researchers drawn from universities and companies worldwide, KES facilitates international cooperation and generates synergy in teaching and research. KES regularly provides networking opportunities for the professional community through one of the largest conferences of its kind.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Human Centred Intelligent Systems
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of KES-HCIS 2020 Conference
  • Editors Alfred Zimmermann
    Robert J. Howlett
    Lakhmi C. Jain
  • Series Title Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
  • Series Abbreviated Title Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Intelligent Technologies and Robotics Intelligent Technologies and Robotics (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-5783-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-5786-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-5784-2
  • Series ISSN 2190-3018
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-3026
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 450
  • Number of Illustrations 29 b/w illustrations, 126 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computational Intelligence
    Artificial Intelligence
    Cyber-physical systems, IoT
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