A Generic Coordination Model for Pervasive Computing Based on Semantic Web Languages

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Human interaction occurs always in a specific context and in a particular environment, and a common knowledge base about them is essential for understanding each other. By immersing computational system into physical world, pervasive computing bring us from traditional desktop computing interaction, to a new paradigm of interaction closer to Humans one’s in term of context and environment dependency, and knowledge sharing.

To tackle this problem, we present in this paper, XCM, a generic coordination model for Pervasive Computing. XCM is organized around a few abstract concepts (entity, environment, social law and port), and is expressed as an ontology by using semantic web languages. While the abstract concepts of XCM deal with environmental representation and context-dependency, the use of the semantic web language OWL allows us to achieve knowledge sharing and context reasoning within Pervasive Computing coordination.