Bigraphical Models of Context-Aware Systems

  • L. Birkedal
  • S. Debois
  • E. Elsborg
  • T. Hildebrandt
  • H. Niss
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3921)

Abstract

As part of ongoing work on evaluating Milner’s bigraphical reactive systems, we investigate bigraphical models of context-aware systems, a facet of ubiquitous computing. We find that naively encoding such systems in bigraphs is somewhat awkward; and we propose a more sophisticated modeling technique, introducing Plato-graphical models, alleviating this awkwardness. We argue that such models are useful for simulation and point out that for reasoning about such bigraphical models, the bisimilarity inherent to bigraphical reactive systems is not enough in itself; an equivalence between the bigraphical reactive systems themselves is also needed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Birkedal
    • 1
  • S. Debois
    • 1
  • E. Elsborg
    • 1
  • T. Hildebrandt
    • 1
  • H. Niss
    • 1
  1. 1.IT University of Copenhagen (ITU)Denmark

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