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Situation Determination with Reusable Situation Specifications


Thomson, G and Terzis, S and Nixon, P, Situation Determination with Reusable Situation Specifications, Fourth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications: Workshops, 13-17 March 2006 , Pisa, Italy, pp. 620-623. ISBN 0769525202 (2006) [Conference Extract]

DOI: doi:10.1109/PERCOMW.2006.126


Automatically determining the situation of an ad-hoc group of people and devices within a smart environment is a significant challenge in pervasive computing systems. Current approaches often rely on an environment expert to correlate the situations that occur with the available sensor data, while other machine learning based approaches require long training periods before the system can be used. This paper presents a novel approach to situation determination that attempts to overcome these issues by providing a reusable library of general situation specifications that can be easily extended to create new specific situations, and immediately deployed without the need of an environment expert. A proposed architecture of an accompanying situation determination middleware is provided, as well as an analysis of a prototype implementation.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Artificial intelligence
Research Field:Knowledge representation and reasoning
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Nixon, P (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69467
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2011-05-26

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