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Evaluating Ambient Assisted Living Solutions: The Localization Competition
Oct.-Dec. 2013 (vol. 12 no. 4)
pp. 72-79
Paolo Barsocchi, Information Science and Technology Institute, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISTI/CNR)
Stefano Chessa, University of Pisa
Francesco Furfari, Information Science and Technology Institute, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISTI/CNR)
Francesco Potorti, Information Science and Technology Institute, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISTI/CNR)
Evaluation of ambient assisted living (AAL) systems is particularly challenging due to the complexity of such systems and the variety of solutions adopted and services offered. Yet analyzing and comparing AAL solutions is paramount for assessing research results in this area. Evaluating AAL Systems through Competitive Benchmarking (EvAAL) is a recently established international competition that aims to address this problem, letting benchmarking and comparison methodologies of AAL systems emerge from experience. Here, the authors describes the first EvAAL competition, which was devoted to localization and tracking. They also review the proposed evaluation criteria, benchmarks, and results. All evaluation data is freely available from the EvAAL website.
Index Terms:
Measurement,Accuracy,Benchmark testing,Availability,Complexity theory,Educational institutions,Standards,competitions,AAL,ambient assisted living,AmI,ambient intelligence,indoor localization,tracking,benchmarking,pervasive computing
Citation:
Paolo Barsocchi, Stefano Chessa, Francesco Furfari, Francesco Potorti, "Evaluating Ambient Assisted Living Solutions: The Localization Competition," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 72-79, Oct.-Dec. 2013, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2013.23
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