A Self-Managing Infrastructure for Ad-Hoc Situation Determination

Graham Thomson, Graeme Stevenson, Sotirios Terzis, Paddy Nixon

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Homes and Beyond
Subtitle of host publicationICOST2006 4th International Conference On Smart homes and health Telematics
EditorsChris Nugent, Juan Carlos Augusto
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781423797548
ISBN (Print)9781586036232
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics: Smart homes and Beyond (ICOST 2006) - Belfast, Belfast, Ireland
Duration: 26 Jun 200628 Jun 2006


Conference4th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics
Abbreviated titleICOST 2006
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