Ambient Intelligence

Volume 5859 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 88-100

Amelie: A Recombinant Computing Framework for Ambient Awareness

  • Georgios MetaxasAffiliated withEindhoven University of Technology
  • , Panos MarkopoulosAffiliated withEindhoven University of Technology
  • , Emile AartsAffiliated withPhilips research

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This paper presents Amelie, a service oriented framework that supports the implementation of awareness systems. Amelie adopts the tenets of Recombinant computing to address an important non-functional requirement for Ambient Intelligence software, namely the heterogeneous combination of services and components. Amelie is founded upon FN-AAR an abstract model of Awareness Systems which enables the immediate expression and implementation of socially salient requirements, such as symmetry and social translucence. We discuss the framework and show how system behaviours can be specified using the Awareness Mark-up Language AML.


Awareness Focus Nimbus Recombinant computing Symmetry Social Translucence Ambient Intelligence AML FN-AAR