Middleware for User Controlled Environments

Keller, Bill, Owen, Tim, Wakeman, Ian, Weeds, Julie and Weir, David (2005) Middleware for User Controlled Environments. In: Third IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOM '05). IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 183-188. ISBN 0769523005

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In this paper, we describe the middleware that has evolved from our attempt to capture user descriptions of policies controlling devices and services from natural language. Description logic (DL) provides a formal link between the natural language processing, the ontology and the middleware. We show that the use of a formalism such as DL opens useful avenues to detecting and resolving conflicts in policies, both in formulation and when resolving them against incoming events and requests. We finish by arguing that pervasive middleware needs to move closer to the users' abstractions to provide a service for what will be a highly dynamic environment.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Chris Keene
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:51
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1390
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