IIHCC focuses its attention on the ways that people interact with one another and with their environment. Interest areas in this DA include smart, healthy, and sustainable cities and communities; transportation systems; human safety, health, and wellness; integrated energy systems; network science and engineering; public policy; and cyber-physical systems. The initial focus for IIHCC will be on four themes: Ubiquitous Mobility: The location-agnostic promise of new communication and information technologies Automated Vehicle Systems: vehicles that can transit safely and efficiently through our communities independent of a human operator Smart Design and Construction: an intelligent, integrated, adaptable, responsive, and sustainable human-centric built environment Energy: the underlying innovations that will be required in the production, distribution, and consumption of energy to realize such a system

Recent Submissions

  • Radiation Search Operations using Scene Understanding with Autonomous UAV and UGV 

    Christie, Gordon; Shoemaker, Adam; Kochersberger, Kevin; Tokekar, Pratap; McLean, Lance; Leonessa, Alexander (Virginia Tech, 2016-08-31)
    Autonomously searching for hazardous radiation sources requires the ability of the aerial and ground systems to understand the scene they are scouting. In this paper, we present systems, algorithms, and experiments to ...
  • Costs of Using Unmanned Aircraft on Crop Farms 

    Ireland-Otto, Nancy; Ciampitti, Ignacio A.; Blanks, Mark T.; Burton, Robert O. Jr.; Balthazor, Travis (American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, 2016)
    Excitement is high about the potential uses of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in agriculture. We budgeted the costs of high-yield, non-irrigated corn production on two fields on a “representative” farm located in Northeastern ...
  • A collaboration workflow from sound-based composition to performance of electroacoustic music using «Pure Data» as a framework. 

    Tsoukalas, Kyriakos (Bauhaus Universitat Weimer, 2011-08)
    This paper describes a workflow for composers, engineers and performers to collaborate, using Pure Data (PD) as a framework, towards the design of electroacoustic musical instruments intended for live performances of ...
  • Review of user interface devices for ambient assisted living smart homes for older people 

    O'Mullane, B.A.; Knapp, R.B.; Bond, R. (International Society for Gerontechnology, 2010)
    Smart homes generally focus on issues to do with security, health, energy savings and entertainment, issues which grow in importance as we age. The sensors, actuators and entertainment devices required to build such a ...
  • Evaluation of Resiliency of Transportation Networks After Disasters 

    Freckleton, Derek; Heaslip, Kevin; Louisell, William; Collura, John (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2012)
    The resiliency of infrastructure, particularly as related to transportation networks, is essential to any society. This resiliency is especially vital in the aftermath of disasters. Recent events around the globe, including ...
  • A Framework for Occupancy Tracking in a Building via Structural Dynamics Sensing of Footstep Vibrations 

    Poston, Jeffrey D.; Buehrer, R. Michael; Tarazaga, Pablo A. (Frontiers, 2017-11-06)
    Counting the number of occupants in building areas over time—occupancy tracking— provides valuable information for responding to emergencies, optimizing thermal conditions or managing personnel. This capability is distinct ...
  • Adoption of High-Performance Housing Technologies Among U.S. Homebuilding Firms, 2000 Through 2010 

    McCoy, Andrew P.; Koebel, C. Theodore; Sanderford, Andrew R.; Franck, Christopher T.; Keefe, Matthew J. (HUD, 2015)
    This article describes foundational processes of a larger project examining U.S. home builders’ choices to adopt innovative housing technologies that improve the environmental performance of new single-family homes. Home ...
  • Dynamic Travel Time Prediction using Pattern Recognition 

    Chen, Hao; Rakha, Hesham A.; McGhee, Catherine C. (TU Delft, 2013)
    Travel-time information is an essential part of Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATISs) and Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMSs). A key component of these systems is the prediction of travel times. From the ...
  • Environmental Information Improves Robotic Search Performance 

    Yetkin, Harun; Lutz, Collin; Stilwell, Daniel (Virginia Tech, 2016)
    We address the problem where a mobile search agent seeks to find an unknown number of stationary objects distributed in a bounded search domain, and the search mission is subject to time/distance constraint. Our work ...
  • Energy Efficient Technology Diffusion Factors: A Systematic Review 

    Bhattacharjee, Suchismita; McCoy, Andrew (IJSER Publications, 2012-11)
    Due to the escalating population and the resulting increase in energy use, the world is faced with the challenge of energy crisis. To mitigate the rise in energy crisis, innovation, adoption, and diffusion of energy efficient ...
  • An Empirical Study on the Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings after Adopting Green Building Standards 

    Zhao, Dong; McCoy, Andrew; Du, Jing (Elsevier, 2016)
    In the past decades, a tremendous effort has been put into research and development of improved building systems and technologies to reduce the building energy consumption and advance energy efficiency. However, there is ...
  • Sensing and Autonomy for Riverine Vessels 

    Stilwell, Daniel J.; Woolsey, Craig A. (Defense Technical Information Center, 2012)
    The principal goal of this project is to develop the technology and algorithms that will enable an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to operate fast and autonomously in unknown riverine environments, including tropical rivers. ...
  • Synchronization challenges in media access coordination for vehicular ad hoc networks 

    Blum, Jeremy; Natarajan, Rajesh; Eskandarian, Azim (Wiley, 2010-01-18)
    Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) can support a wide range of future cooperative safety and efficiency applications. However, the node density and high demand for wireless media in these networks can lead to the Timeslot ...
  • Effectiveness and Acceptance of Adaptive Intelligent Speed Adaptation Systems 

    Arhin, Stephen; Eskandarian, Azim; Blum, Jeremy; Delaigue, Pierre; Soudbakhsh, Damoon (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2008)
    Intelligent speed adaptation (ISA) systems face significant consumer acceptance hurdles that limit the likelihood of widespread adoption, particularly in the United States. However, if these systems are designed as speed ...
  • Riverine Autonomy 

    Stilwell, Daniel J. (Defense Technical Information Center, 2013-09-30)
    The principal goal of this project is to develop the technology and algorithms that will enable an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to operate fast and autonomously in unknown riverine environments, including tropical rivers. ...
  • Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2016-05)
    The IIHCC Destination Area aims to design, develop, and understand social, technical, economic, cultural, political, and information paradigms to support sustained and adaptive human societies. This area seeks to find a ...
  • Wind Induced Vibration Control and Energy Harvesting of Electromagnetic Resonant Shunt Tuned Mass-Damper-Inerter for Building Structures 

    Luo, Yifan; Sun, Hongxin; Wang, Xiuyong; Zuo, Lei; Chen, Ning (2017-07-13)
    This paper proposes a novel inerter-based dynamic vibration absorber, namely, electromagnetic resonant shunt tuned mass-damper-inerter (ERS-TMDI). To obtain the performances of the ERS-TMDI, the combined ERS-TMDI and a ...
  • Mobile User Interface Development for the Virginia Connected Corridors 

    Mollenhauer, Michael; Noble, Alexandria M.; Doerzaph, Zachary R. (Connected Vehicle/Infrastructure University Transportation Center, 2016-10-15)
    The purpose of this research and development activity was to build a mobile application with a low-distraction user interface appropriate for use in a connected vehicle (CV) environment. To realize their full potential, ...
  • Radar-Based Over-the-Air Message Generator for Accelerating Connected Vehicle Deployment 

    Viray, Reginald; Gorman, Thomas; Doerzaph, Zac (Connected Vehicle/Infrastructure University Transportation Center (CVI-UTC), 2016-10-15)
    The market penetration levels needed to realize the full safety, economic, and environmental benefits of connected vehicle (CV) systems will not be met for some time. During the transition, it would be beneficial if data ...
  • Applications of Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Technologies to Enhance Transit Service Efficiency and Safety, Part 2 

    Lee, Young-Jae; Thomas, Clayton; Dadvar, Seyedehsan (Connected Vehicle/Infrastructure University Transportation Center (CVI-UTC), 2016-09-30)
    Many transit agencies provide real-time operational information and trip-planning tools through phone, Web, and smartphone applications. These services utilize a one-way information flow from transit agencies to transit ...

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