IJIMAI 2012 - Special Issue on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence

  • Year: 2012
  • Vol: 1
  • Number: 5

The artificial intelligence is changing our society. Its application in distributed environments, such as the Internet, electronic commerce, mobile communications, wireless devices, distributed computing, and so on is increasing and is becoming an element of high added value and economic potential, both industrial and research. These technologies are changing constantly as a result of the large research and technical effort being undertaken in both universities and businesses. The exchange of ideas between scientists and technicians from both academic and business areas is essential to facilitate the development of systems that meet the demands of today's society.

The International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence (http://dcai.usal.es) is an annual forum that will bring together ideas, projects, lessons, etc.. associated with distributed computing, artificial intelligence and its applications in different themes. This meeting was held in Salamanca in parallels with PAAMS'12 in March 28th-30th, 2012. This symposium will be organized by the Bioinformatic, Intelligent System and Educational Technology Reseach Group (http://bisite.usal.es/) of the University of Salamanca.

This special issue presents a selection of the best papers selected from those that were accepted on the symposium. These articles capture the most innovative results and this year’s trends: Artificial Intelligent Applications: commerce, health care, industry, internet, etc.; Software in Ubiquitous and Distributed Computing; Agent technologies for Ambient Intelligence; Technologies for Production Systems; Mobile computation and mobile Communications.

We would like to thank all the contributing authors, as well as the members of the Program Committee and the Organizing Committee for their hard and highly valuable work. Their work has helped to contribute to the success of this symposium. Finally, the Guest Editors wish to thank Editors-in-Chief of International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence for the publication of this special issue, that notably contributes to improve the quality of the symposium. We hope the reader will share our joy and find this special issue very useful.

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