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An approach to domain-based scalable context management architecture in pervasive environments.

Jaroucheh, Zakwan, Liu, Xiaodong and Smith, Sally (2012) An approach to domain-based scalable context management architecture in pervasive environments. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 16 (6). pp. 741-755.

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Abstract/Description

In pervasive environments, context management
systems are expected to administrate large volume of
contextual information that is captured from spatial to
nonspatial elements. Research in context-aware computing
produced a number of middleware systems for context
management to intermediate the communications between
applications and context providers. In particular, in pervasive
environments, the design of distributed storage,
retrieval and propagation mechanisms of context information
across domains is vital. In this paper, we propose a
domain-based approach to address the requirements of
scalable distributed context management, cross-domain
efficient context information dissemination and domainbased
privacy policy enforcement. We propose infinitum, a
middleware architecture that incorporates the management
and communication benefits of the Google Wave Federation
Protocol, while also taking advantage of the semantic
and inference benefits of ontology-based context models.
This architecture establishes a robust cross-domain scalable
context management and collaboration framework,
which has been implemented and evaluated in a real-life
application of ‘‘SMART University’’ to support virtual team collaboration.

Item Type: Article
Electronic ISSN: 1617-4917
Uncontrolled Keywords: Domain-based context management; pervasive computing; Google wave federation protocol;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 4712
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2011 15:26
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 11:40
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4712

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