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A Self-Managing Infrastructure for Ad-Hoc Situation Determination


Thomson, G and Stevenson, G and Terzis, Sotirios and Nixon, Paddy, A Self-Managing Infrastructure for Ad-Hoc Situation Determination, Smart Homes and Beyond: ICOST2006 , 26-28 June 2006, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, pp. 157-164. ISBN 978-1-58603-623-2 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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. The architecture of an accompanying situation determination infrastructure is provided, which autonomously optimises and repairs itself in reaction to changes or failures in the environment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
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:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69470
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2012-03-21

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