Book Chapter


Nazim Agoulmine
David Lewis
Declan O'Sullivan
Brendan Jennings
Sven Van der Meer


Computer Science

self management smart spaces semantic interoperability ontology policy targets pervasive computing mobility telecommunications software and systems group

Ontology Based Policy Mobility for Pervasive Computing (2005)

Abstract The array of devices, networks and resources available in pervasive computing environments, or smart spaces, will require effective self-management systems controlled via user-level policies. However, the local nature of smart spaces means that they present a potentially huge increase in the number of and nature of management domains, e.g. representing individual homes, shops, businesses, schools, hospitals etc. However, differences in local domain models and local resource models means that policies relevant to one smart space will often use different semantics for subject and target objects compared to other pervasive computing domains. To allow users to capture personal preferences in terms of policies that can be consistently applied as they roam between smart spaces, the semantic interoperability problem resulting from different models for policy subjects and targets must be overcome. In this paper we present a framework where the use of ontology-based semantics for policy elements allows dynamic ontology mapping capabilities to support policy mobility. We demonstrate its operation with a case study showing policy mobility in a policy-driven smart space management system.
Collections Ireland -> Waterford Institute of Technology -> Open Access DRIVERset
Ireland -> Waterford Institute of Technology -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Waterford Institute of Technology -> Department or Group = Telecommunications Software and Systems Group
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Nazim Agoulmine, David Lewis, Declan O'Sullivan, Brendan Jennings, Sven Van der Meer

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David Lewis
Trinity College Dublin
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Trinity College Dublin
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