Construct: An Open Source Pervasive Systems Platform

Simon Dobson, Paddy Nixon, Lorcan Coyle, Steve Neely, Greame Stevenson, Graham Willamson

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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 thesystem. 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, ittreats all information sources uniformly as sensors acting as inputs to uncertain reasoning algorithms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 4th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781424406678
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event4th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference 2007 - Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 11 Jan 200713 Jan 2007


Conference4th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference 2007
Abbreviated titleCCNC 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


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