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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Author(s): Wang, Feng
Docherty, Liam S
Turner, Kenneth J
Kolberg, Mario
Magill, Evan
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Title: Services and Policies for Care at Home
Editor(s): Bardram, Jakob E
Chachques, Juan Carlos
Varshney, Upkar
Citation: Wang F, Docherty LS, Turner KJ, Kolberg M & Magill E (2006) Services and Policies for Care at Home In: Bardram JE, Chachques JC & Varshney U (eds.) Pervasive Health Conference and Workshops, 2006. 1st International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2006, Piscataway, New Jersey, 29.11.2006-01.12.2006. Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), pp. 1-10.
Issue Date: 2006
Conference Name: 1st International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2006
Conference Dates: 2006-11-29 - 2006-12-01
Conference Location: Innsbruck, Austria
Abstract: It is argued that various factors including the increasingly ageing population will require more care services to be delivered to users in their own homes. Desirable characteristics of such services are outlined. The Open Services Gateway initiative has been adopted as a widely accepted framework that is particularly suitable for developing home care services. Service discovery in this context is enhanced through ontologies that achieve greater flexibility and precision in service description. A service ontology stack allows common concepts to be extended for new services. The architecture of a policy system for home care is explained. This is used for flexible creation and control of new services. The core policy language and its extension for home care are introduced, and illustrated through typical examples. Future extensions of the approach are discussed.
Status: AM - Accepted Manuscript
Rights: Copyright © 2006 IEEE. Reprinted from: Bardram, Jakob E., Chachques, Juan Carlos and Varshney, Upkar (eds) Pervasive Health Conference and Workshops, 2006, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), pages: 1 - 10, ISBN: 1-4244-1086-X This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Stirling's Institutional Open Access Repository ’s products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

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