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Programming structures for adaptive ambient systems


Nixon, Paddy and Wang, F and Terzis, S, Programming structures for adaptive ambient systems, Proceedings of the 1st international symposium on Information and communication technologies (ISICT '03), 24-26 September 2003, Dublin, pp. 193-198. (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Schimdt observes that programming language design is about identifying the appropriate abstractions for the domain of the application; in essence, capturing the unique features of the domain or paradigm in the language. In the area of Ambient (or Ubiquitous) computing, much work has been done on the development of point-examples of technology highlighting the potentials of ambient systems. Much of this work relies on the implicit descriptions of context and the adaptation within the systems is premised on knowledge of this contextual data. In this paper we take the lead from programming language design and present a context flow language that allows the developer to abstract the contextual characteristics of a given application away from the "intent" of the program. Essentially providing a contract for a given application that facilitates the adaptation to a given environment.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Software engineering
Research Field:Programming languages
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69424
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2014-10-08

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