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Construct: An Open Source Pervasive Systems Platform


Dobson, S and Nixon, Paddy and Coyle, L and Neely, S and Stevenson, G and Williamson, G, Construct: An Open Source Pervasive Systems Platform, Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2007) , 11-13 January 2007, Las Vegas, NV, USA., pp. 1203-1204. ISBN 9781424406678 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: doi:10.1109/ccnc.2007.254


Construct differs from other pervasive systems platforms in a number of key respects. It is completely standards-based, using RDF as its data exchange model and ZeroConf for resource discovery. It supports a knowledge-centric model of interaction where clients' actions are driven by queries and triggers about the context of the system. It uses gossiping to maintain a consistent state across a distributed data structure, which maximises robustness and scalability and avoids many problems with hot-spots and hot-paths in communications. Finally, it treats all information sources uniformly as sensors acting as inputs to uncertain reasoning algorithms.

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:Communication technologies, systems and services
Objective Field:Communication technologies, systems and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69480
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2012-03-21

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