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Perceptive middleware and intelligent agents enhancing service autonomy in smart spaces

 
: Dimakis, N.; Soldatos, J.; Polymenakos, L.; Schenk, M.; Pfirrmann, U.; Bürkle, A.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-; Association for Computing Machinery -ACM-, Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence -SIGART-; Web Intelligence Consortium -WIC-:
IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, IAT 2006 : Held with the 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI-06) and the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM-06), 18-22 December 2006, Hong Kong
New York, NY: IEEE, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2747-7
ISBN: 978-0-7695-2747-5
pp.276-283
International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT) <2006, Hong Kong>
International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI) <2006, Hong Kong>
International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) <2006, Hong Kong>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IITB ( IOSB) ()

Abstract
The emerging ubiquitous computing services integrate numerous distributed and heterogeneous components, which incur significantly high costs for their development, maintenance and administration. In this paper we introduce a middleware architecture for ubiquitous contextaware services which eases integration, while also including a wide range of features that maximize service autonomy. Autonomy is addressed at various levels, including context-acquisition components, situation modeling components and services. Several of these components are implemented as software agents given the advantages of agent technologies for realizing service autonomy. Along with these agents, adaptive perceptive interfaces ensuring autonomy at the context-acquisition level have been developed and integrated with the agent societies. The introduced architecture deals primarily with self-healing (recovery) and self-configuration (adaptation) characteristics of the typical autonomic systems. Following the illustration of the framework, we elaborate on how it has been used to support realistic prototype context-aware human centric and non-obtrusive services.

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