Privacy Classification for Ambient Intelligence

  • Jasper van de VenEmail author
  • Frank Dylla
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8850)


In the field of ambient intelligence (AmI) privacy is recognized as one of the key factors regarding the acceptance of systems. However, this topic is mostly neglected or only addressed in a simplified form. Our approach is to understand privacy as a service, i.e., the AmI restricts its own knowledge rather than only hiding it. Through providing related vocabulary and a basic theory of privacy, we introduce a categorization of privacy related functionality and a classification of privacy affordances an AmI can provide. By investigating and evaluating small prototypical systems we propose a measure to compare different systems with respect to the balance between support provided and privacy.


Privacy Policy Inference Rule Sensor Reading Ambient Intelligence Ambient Assisted Living 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cognitive Systems Group, SFB/TR 8 Spatial CognitionUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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