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Developing Intelligent Environments with OSGi and JADE

  • Davide Carneiro
  • Paulo Novais
  • Ricardo Costa
  • José Neves
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 331)

Abstract

The development of intelligent environments poses complex challenges, namely at the level of device heterogeneity and environment dynamics. In fact, we still lack supporting technologies and development approaches that can efficiently integrate different devices and technologies. In this paper we present how a recent integration of two important technologies, OSGi and Jade, can be used to significantly improve the development process, making it a more dynamic, modular and configurable one. We also focus on the main advantages that this integration provides to developers, from the Ambient Intelligence point of view. This work results from the development of two intelligent environments: VirtualECare, which is an intelligent environment for the monitorization of elderly in their homes and UMCourt, a virtual environment for dispute resolution.

Keywords

Ambient Intelligence Online Dispute Resolution Multi-agent Systems Service-Oriented Architectures OSGi Jade 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Davide Carneiro
    • 1
  • Paulo Novais
    • 1
  • Ricardo Costa
    • 2
  • José Neves
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.College of Management and Technology - Polytechnic of PortoFelgueirasPortugal

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