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 0769523005Full text not available from this repository.
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|
|Google Scholar:||3 Citations|