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SpaceSemantics: an architecture for modeling environments

Glassey, R. and Ferguson, R.I. (2003) SpaceSemantics: an architecture for modeling environments. In: Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Location-aware Computing, Ubicomp 2003, 2003-10-12.

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The notion of modeling location is fundamental to location awareness in ubiquitous computing environments. The investigation of models and the integration with the myriad of location sensing technologies makes for a challenging discipline. Despite notable development of location models, we believe that many challenges remain unresolved. Complexity and scalability, diverse environments coupled with various sensors and managing the privacy and security of sensitive information are open issues. In this paper we discuss our previous experience combining location sensing with mobile agents and how the lessons learnt have lead to the conception of SpaceSemantics, an open architecture for modeling environments.