An Embedded Middleware Platform for Pervasive and Immersive Environments for-All

Roberto Baldoni, Claudio Di Ciccio, Massimo Mecella, Fabio Patrizi, Leonardo Querzoni, Giuseppe Santucci, Schahram Dustdar, Fei Li, Hong-Linh Truong, Laura Albornos, Francisco Milagro Lardies, Pablo Antolin Rafael, Rassul Ayani, Katharina Rasch, Marianela Garcia Lozano, Marco Aiello, Alexander Lazovik, Antonio Denaro, Giorgio Lasala, Paolo PucciClemens Holzner, Febo Cincotti, Fabio Aloise

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Embedded systems are specialized computers used in larger systems or machines to control equipments such as automobiles, home appliances, communication, control and office machines. Such pervasivity is particularly evident in immersive realities, i.e., scenarios in which invisible embedded systems need to continuously interact with human users, in order to provide continuous sensed information and to react to service requests from the users themselves. The SM4All project investigates an innovative middleware platform for inter-working of smart embedded services in immersive and person-centric environments, through the use of composability and semantic techniques for dynamic service reconfiguration. This is applied to the challenging scenario of private houses and home-care assistance in presence of users with different abilities and needs (e.g., young, able-bodied, aged and disabled). This paper presentes a brief overview of the SM4All system architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks Workshops, 2009. SECON Workshops '09
Editors Mario Gerla, Chiara Petrioli, Nitin Vaidya
Place of PublicationRome, Italy
Pages213 - 215
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-3938-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2009

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