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Author Gajos, Krzysztof ♦ Weisman, Luke ♦ Peters, Stephen ♦ Shrobe, Howard
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract The Problem: The problem is that of assigning abstract services providedbyvarious devices (physical and computational) to requestors. Each device can provide a number of services. Each kind of abstract service can potentially be provided by a number of different devices with some variation of quality. The problem is to find the right devices for the requests while keeping conflicts to a minimum. Motivation: Smart space technology is becoming increasingly more robust and accessible. But still one of the major obstacles preventing this technology from spreadingisthefactthatdifferent smart spaces are equipped with very different kinds of devices. This lack of consistency makes it very difficult to write portable applications for intelligent spaces. It is thus necessary to provide an extra layer of abstraction to enable the creation of deviceindependent applications. Furthermore, as the work on smart spaces progresses, thenumberofapplications that can run independently in such environments is steadily increasing. When several applications run concurrently in an environment, a problem is created when they inevitably vie for scarce shared resources. Previous Work: There are several other systems that deal with Resource Management issues in smart environments. Examples of such systems include Jini[1], Open AgentArchitecture(OAA)[5], Hive[6], or Resource Description Framework (RDF)[4]. None of them, however, address all of the issues identified by us as crucial in designing a
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