Nixon, P. and Dobson, S. and Terzis, S. and Wang, F. (2002) Architectural implications for context adaptive smart spaces. In: 5th IEEE International Workshop on Networked Appliances, 2002-10-30 - 2002-10-31, Liverpool.
Buildings and spaces are complex entities containing complex social structures and interactions. A smart space is a composite of the users that inhabit it, the IT infrastructure that supports it, and the sensors and appliances that service it. Rather than separating the IT from the buildings and from the appliances that inhabit them and treating them as separate systems, pervasive computing combines them and allows them to interact. We outline a reactive context architecture that supports this vision of integrated smart spaces and explore some implications for building large-scale pervasive systems.
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