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Title: An Ontology-Based Actuator Discovery and Invocation Framework in Home Care Systems
Author(s): Wang, Feng
Turner, Kenneth J
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Editor(s): Mokhtari, M
Khalil, I
Bauchet, J
Zhang, D
Nugent, C
Citation: Wang F & Turner KJ (2009) An Ontology-Based Actuator Discovery and Invocation Framework in Home Care Systems. In: Mokhtari M, Khalil I, Bauchet J, Zhang D & Nugent C (eds.) Ambient Assistive Health and Wellness Management in the Heart of the City: 7th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2009, Tours, France, July 1-3, 2009. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin: Springer, pp. 66-73.;
Keywords: Assisted Living
Home Care
Service Discovery
Service Invocation
Home care services Management
Issue Date: 2009
Date Deposited: 13-Apr-2011
Series/Report no.: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Abstract: Home care systems need to be personalised to meet individual needs, and must be easily adjusted as the user's symptoms develop. Care policies (i.e. Event-Condition-Action rules) can be used to specify care services, facilitating changes in the behaviour of a home care system. Context modelling allows a user to specify the trigger and conditions of a care policy, using high-level context rather than raw sensor data. The actions of a care policy are, however, still dependent on the implementations details of actuators. We propose a framework that allows the actions of a care policy to be specified abstractly using human-understandable concepts. The framework takes care of discovering and using specific actuators, hiding the low-level home networking details from ordinary users. It therefore makes personalisation and modification of home care systems more accessible to ordinary users, requiring very little technical knowledge.
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DOI Link: 10.1007/978-3-642-02868-7_9
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