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The Spatial Interaction Laboratory — A Distributed Middleware and Qualitative Representation for Ambient Intelligence
Jasper van de Ven, Frank Dylla

Last modified: 2013-06-29


Personal communication and relationships within spatially distributed or separated groups can be difficult to establish and maintain. A promising approach investigated with respect to this problem are ambient intelligence and smart environments equipped with perception and communication technology. These technologies require a standardized way to access sensors, actuators, and to develop applications for them to be usable. Furthermore, they have to address concerns like privacy in order to be accepted. We propose a middleware based on a distributed reasoning concept and a qualitative spatial privacy aware representation to address these requirements.


Ambient Intelligence; Smart Environments; Qualitative Spatial Reasoning; Representation; Privacy

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