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    Recent advances of the signal processing techniques in future smart grids

    Smart grid is an emerging research field of the current decade. The distinguished features of the smart grid are monitoring capability with data integration, advanced analysis to support system control, enhanc...

    Zahoor Uddin, Ayaz Ahmad, Aamir Qamar and Muhammad Altaf

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2018 8:2

    Published on: 16 January 2018

  2. Research

    Determining device position through minimal user input

    In many co-located, collaborative systems there is a need for the constituent devices used to be aware of the physical positions of their networked counterparts. This paper addresses this challenge by presenti...

    James McNaughton, Tom Crick and Andrew Hatch

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:37

    Published on: 18 December 2017

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    SensDeploy: efficient sensor deployment strategy for real-time localization

    In order to estimate the location of the user, the previous studies introduced many sensor deployment methods applying the sensor network. The important issues to consider when placing the sensors are a config...

    Jin-Hee Lee and Byeong-Seok Shin

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:36

    Published on: 11 December 2017

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    Optimization of sentiment analysis using machine learning classifiers

    Words and phrases bespeak the perspectives of people about products, services, governments and events on social media. Extricating positive or negative polarities from social media text denominates task of sen...

    Jaspreet Singh, Gurvinder Singh and Rajinder Singh

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:32

    Published on: 11 December 2017

  5. Review

    Medium Access Control (MAC) for Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN): Superframe structure, multiple access technique, taxonomy, and challenges

    Health monitoring using biomedical sensors has witnessed significant attention in recent past due to the evolution of a new research area in sensor network known as Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs). In WBAN...

    Fasee Ullah, Abdul Hanan Abdullah, Omprakash Kaiwartya, Sushil Kumar and Marina Md. Arshad

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:34

    Published on: 4 December 2017

  6. Research

    Image recognition performance enhancements using image normalization

    When recognizing a specific object in an image captured by a camera, we extract local descriptors to compare it with or try direct comparison of images through learning methods using convolutional neural netwo...

    Kyung-Mo Koo and Eui-Young Cha

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:33

    Published on: 19 November 2017

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    Exploring the effects of a non-interactive talking avatar on social presence, credibility, trust, and patronage intention in an e-commerce website

    While prior research has examined the effects of interactive e-commerce avatars that simulate the roles of virtual assistants and recommender agents, there is lack of empirical study that investigates the effe...

    Tze Wei Liew, Su-Mae Tan and Hishamuddin Ismail

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:42

    Published on: 15 November 2017

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    Monitoring of the daily living activities in smart home care

    One of the key requirements for technological systems that are used to secure independent housing for seniors in their home environment is monitoring of daily living activities (ADL), their classification, and...

    Jan Vanus, Jana Belesova, Radek Martinek, Jan Nedoma, Marcel Fajkus, Petr Bilik and Jan Zidek

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:30

    Published on: 2 November 2017

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    Qualitative usability feature selection with ranking: a novel approach for ranking the identified usability problematic attributes for academic websites using data-mining techniques

    The aim of this study is to identify common usability problematic patterns that belong to top-50 academic websites as a whole and then ranking of these identified usability problems is also provided.

    Kalpna Sagar and Anju Saha

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:29

    Published on: 23 October 2017

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    A 3D localisation method in indoor environments for virtual reality applications

    Virtual Reality (VR) has recently experienced rapid development for human–computer interactions. Users wearing VR headsets gain an immersive experience when interacting with a 3-dimensional (3D) world. We util...

    Wei Song, Liying Liu, Yifei Tian, Guodong Sun, Simon Fong and Kyungeun Cho

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:39

    Published on: 13 October 2017

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    Handpad: a virtual mouse for controlling laptops in a smart home

    This study investigates the possibilities of equipping fixed furniture with touch screens to control laptops or other smart home devices, to create a holistic smart home control system. Although multi-touch sc...

    Clerc-Manne Taing, Pei-Luen Patrick Rau and Hanjing Huang

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:27

    Published on: 14 September 2017

  12. Research

    An AmI-based and privacy-preserving shopping mall model

    Nowadays, large shopping malls provide tools to help and boost customers to buy products. Some of these tools melt down digital operations with physical ones executed by customers into blended commerce experie...

    Carlo Blundo, Francesco Orciuoli and Mimmo Parente

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:26

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  13. Research

    Efficient motion blurred shadows using a temporal shadow map

    In this paper, we propose a novel algorithm that renders motion blurred shadows efficiently on GPUs using a temporal shadow map. Each triangle moves during a frame and for each pixel, it is visible to the ligh...

    MinhPhuoc Hong and Kyoungsu Oh

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:22

    Published on: 13 July 2017

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