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Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 262936, 6 pages
Research Article

Exploiting Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Knowledge Generation to Achieve Ambient Intelligence

Institute of System Engineering and Robotics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev Street, Block 2, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

Received 10 October 2011; Accepted 27 December 2011

Academic Editor: Tzung P. Hong

Copyright © 2012 Anna Lekova. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Ambient Intelligence (AmI) joins together the fields of ubiquitous computing and communications, context awareness, and intelligent user interfaces. Energy, fault-tolerance, and mobility are newly added dimensions of AmI. Within the context of AmI the concept of mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) for “anytime and anywhere” is likely to play larger roles in the future in which people are surrounded and supported by small context-aware, cooperative, and nonobtrusive devices that will aid our everyday life. The connection between knowledge generation and communication ad hoc networking is symbiotic—knowledge generation utilizes ad hoc networking to perform their communication needs, and MANETs will utilize the knowledge generation to enhance their network services. The contribution of the present study is a distributed evolving fuzzy modeling framework (EFMF) to observe and categorize relationships and activities in the user and application level and based on that social context to take intelligent decisions about MANETs service management. EFMF employs unsupervised online one-pass fuzzy clustering method to recognize nodes' mobility context from social scenario traces and ubiquitously learn “friends” and “strangers” indirectly and anonymously.