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 2005), Kauai, HI.

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Abstract

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: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Originality: Describes the use of NL to author policy rules for configuration of devices and services in the pervasive computing environment. Description logic provides the formal link between NL processing, ontology and policy engine. Rigour: major components of the middleware are described. Significance: Argues that pervasive middleware needs to move closer to the users¿ abstractions. Outlet/Citations: Workshop at major international conference. Google scholar list 1 citation.
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Bill Keller
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:55
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 12:27
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18951
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