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Towards a reliable, wide-area infrastructure for context-based self-management of communications


Stevenson, G and Nixon, Paddy and Dobson, S, Towards a reliable, wide-area infrastructure for context-based self-management of communications, Autonomic Communication, 2-5 October 2005, Athens, Greece, pp. 115-128. ISBN 978-3-540-32992-3 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2006 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing

DOI: doi:10.1007/11687818_9


In this paper we describe ConStruct, a distributed, context-aggregation based service infrastructure which supports the development of context-aware applications. ConStruct operates by automatically generating and maintaining directed context-processing graphs which connect applications to the sources of data they require at a relevant level of abstraction. The infrastructure also supports the dynamic creation of context processing elements to bridge gaps between available and requested information. ConStruct provides a reliable, scalable infrastructure; focused on self-maintenance in order to alleviate developer workload. We describe the infrastructure design and implementation, the associated programming model, and our planned extensions to the infrastructure.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Distributed computing and systems software not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69461
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2012-10-22

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