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Active architecture for pervasive contextual services

Kirby, Graham and Dearle, Alan and Morrison, Ron and Dunlop, Mark and Connor, Richard and Nixon, Paddy (2003) Active architecture for pervasive contextual services. In: International Middleware Conference, Workshop Proceedings, 2003-06-16 - 2003-06-20, Rio de Janeiro.

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    Abstract

    Pervasive services may be defined as services that are available to any client (anytime, anywhere). Here we focus on the software and network infrastructure required to support pervasive contextual services operating over a wide area. One of the key requirements is a matching service capable of assimilating and filtering information from various sources and determining matches relevant to those services. We consider some of the challenges in engineering a globally distributed matching service that is scalable, manageable, and able to evolve incrementally as usage patterns, data formats, services, network topologies and deployment technologies change. We outline an approach based on the use of a peer-to-peer architecture to distribute user events and data, and to support the deployment and evolution of the infrastructure itself.

    Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    ID code: 2526
    Keywords: pervasive computing, networking, software, computer architecture, Electronic computers. Computer science
    Subjects: Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
    Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
    Faculty of Engineering > Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
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      Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
      Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2007
      Last modified: 06 Sep 2014 13:51
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2526

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