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A Coordination Approach to Spatially-Situated Pervasive Service Ecosystems

Elena Nardini, Mirko Viroli, Gabriella Castelli, Marco Mamei, Franco Zambonelli
Technology evolution is providing new pervasive service scenarios characterised by a huge number of distributed and dynamic devices. Accordingly, a new generation of services and infrastructures are emerging which support situatedness, adaptivity and diversity. In this paper we model the overall world of services, data and devices, as a distributed computational ecosystem. Each entity will be modelled as an autonomous, spatially-situated individual of the ecosystem, whose existence is reified by an LSA (Live Semantic Annotation). Ecosystem's behaviour is controlled by coordination rules called eco-laws, which are sort of chemical-like reactions evolving the population of LSAs. We describe an architecture supporting this vision along with a model of eco-laws, and show their usefulness in a scenario of crowd steering through pervasive displays.
Presented by Danilo Pianini
XII Workshop "Dagli Oggetti agli Agenti" (WOA 2011), Università della Calabria, Rende, CS, Italy - 05/07/2011

This talk discusses the paper “Coordinating Spatially-Situated Pervasive Service Ecosystems”, presented at the XII Workshop “Dagli Oggetti agli Agenti” (WOA 2011).