The role of ambient intelligence in future lighting systems - Summary of the workshop

Bernt Meerbeek, Dzmitry Aliakseyeu, Jon Mason, Harm van Essen, Serge Offermans

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LED-based lighting systems have introduced radically new possibilities in the area of artificial lighting. Being physically small the LED can be positioned or embedded into luminaires, materials and even the very fabric of a building or environment. Hundreds of LEDs can be used in a single luminaire or space, of which could also have different light output properties. The light switch therefore in many situations will need to be enhanced or fully replaced by intelligent controls and smart environments that are sensitive to the context and responsive to the people in the environment. Future lighting systems will become a part of the Ambient Intelligence (AmI). In this workshop, we explored how the vision and principles of the AmI paradigm can be applied to future lighting systems that are capable of creating a large range of functional, decorative, and ambient light effects. This paper summarizes the workshop paper contributions and the outcome of our discussion on the key design and research challenges for the field of Interactive Ambient Lighting systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstructing Ambient Intelligence - AmI 2011 Workshops, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsR. Wichert, K. Gelissen
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-31479-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-31478-0
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2012
Event2nd International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence (Ami 2011) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 16 Nov 201118 Nov 2011
Conference number: 2

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume277 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference2nd International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence (Ami 2011)
Abbreviated titleAmi 2011
OtherSecond International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence, Amsterdam, November 2011


  • Ambient Intelligence
  • LED
  • Lighting
  • User Interaction


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