Reaching true user- and context-awareness in today's communication networks is a challenge as nodes and users mobility makes information routing as well as context gathering and processing difficult. We suggest that the Content-Centric Network and Content Object paradigms, coupled with ontological knowledge representation and exploited by a Multi-Agent System provide a good perspective towards building a context- and user-awareness layer for these networks. We exhibit principles and results from a current project and propose.
The presentation of the communications of the CHIST-ERA Conference 2011 (keynote and short talks, posters) will be continuously updated in the course of the summer.
Dr. Eric Ras is R&D manager in the Service Science and Innovation Department of the Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg. He is supervising PhD students and postdoctoral fellows in the domain of service innovation, knowledge system and services, and technology-based assessment in particular. He combines knowledge-based approaches and Semantic Web technologies with innovative human-computer interfaces (e.g., tangible user interfaces, dialogue-based systems) in order to foster knowledge externalization and its formal semantic representation. In addition, he works on a measurement framework for IT services and an ontology of services. He lectures at different universities in Germany and Luxembourg. In 2012, he became national contact point for the FET flagship project FuturICT.
Vicente Rodríguez Montequín is professor of the Project Engineering Area research group of the University of Oviedo in Spain.
Amongst others, his research interests fall in the areas of Near Field Networks (Zigbee) Intelligent Data Processing and Ambient Intelligence.
The system is based on a system of wireless sensors with Zigbee technology (motion, falls, alarms, open doors, etc…) which allows us to monitorize the home of the dependent, generate an alarm message in case of need and transmit it via Wimax network to the control center, combined with a GPS system which sends data via GPRS. The system is adapted to the characteristics of rural areas.
Context and content-aware networks could provide a significant progress in telecare field ensuring safety and comfort of the elderly living at home.