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|Title:||Managing Home Care Networks|
|Authors:||Turner, Kenneth J|
Docherty, Liam S
Campbell, Gavin A
Zaborovsky, Vladimir S
|Citation:||Turner KJ, Docherty LS, Wang F & Campbell GA (2009) Managing Home Care Networks. In: Bestak Robert, George Laurent, Zaborovsky Vladimir S, Dini Cosmin (ed.). Eighth International Conference on Networks, 2009. ICN '09, Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE Computer Society, pp. 354-359.|
|Abstract:||Home care networks are a new development for automated support of care at home. To address the challenges of home care, the paper describes a component-based architecture developed by the MATCH project (Mobilising Advanced Technologies for Care at Home). Two key components are discussed for managing home care networks. A Service Registry supports generic and extensible registration of services, components, resources and devices in the home. The registry uses ontologies for semantically-based description and discovery. A Policy System automates support of how a home network should deliver care. The views of stakeholders in home care are represented as goals and policies. These are defined in a user-friendly manner and are applied at run-time. Conflicts among goals and policies are automatically detected and resolved.|
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