Active Architecture for Pervasive Contextual Services

Graham Kirby, Alan Dearle, Ron Morrison, Mark Dunlop, Richard Connor, Paddy Nixon

Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Paperpeer-review


Pervasive services may be defined as services that are available to any client (anytime, anywhere). Here we focus on the software and network infrastructure required to support pervasive contextual services operating over a wide area. One of the key requirements is a matching service capable of assimilating and filtering information from various sources and determining matches relevant to those services. We consider some of the challenges in engineering a globally distributed matching service that is scalable, manageable, and able to evolve incrementally as usage pat-terns, data formats, services, network topologies and deployment technologies change. We outline an approach based on the use of a peer-to-peer architecture to distribute user events and data, and to support the deployment and evolution of the infrastructure itself.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event1st international workshop on middleware for pervasive and ad hoc computing (MPAC 2003) - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 1 Jun 20031 Jun 2003


Conference1st international workshop on middleware for pervasive and ad hoc computing (MPAC 2003)
Abbreviated titleMPAC 2003
CityRio de Janeiro


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