Context-Aware Services Provisioning on Top of Active Technologies

  • Irene Sygkouna
  • Stavros Vrontis
  • Maria Chantzara
  • Miltiadis Anagnostou
  • Efstathios Sykas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2881)


With respect to the pervasive computing vision, the paper deals with the efficient provisioning of context-aware services making use of Active Networks (ANs) on top of fixed and mobile infrastructure. This represents a starting point for studying on the utilization of Active Technologies in order to provide context-aware services. In these terms, Mobile Agent (MA) Technology comprises a type of Active Technology and the exploitation of its utilization in the field of context-awareness is analyzed. Following, an evaluation comparison of ANs and MAs paradigms is given, identifying the drawbacks and the advantages of each paradigm. Finally, some concluding remarks regarding the combined usage of them are presented.


Context Information Active Network Mobile Agent Active Node Network Infrastructure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irene Sygkouna
    • 1
  • Stavros Vrontis
    • 1
  • Maria Chantzara
    • 1
  • Miltiadis Anagnostou
    • 1
  • Efstathios Sykas
    • 1
  1. 1.National Technical University of AthensZografou, AthensGreece

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