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Towards a Reusable Design of a Positioning System for AAL Environments

  • Tomás Ruiz-López
  • Carlos Rodríguez-Domínguez
  • Manuel Noguera
  • José Luis Garrido
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 309)

Abstract

There exists a large diversity of decisions to be dealt with in the design and construction of positioning systems, each of them implying different advantages and disadvantages. We present a design proposal which aims to provide reusable and adaptable support to Location-based Systems, through a reconfigurable positioning service composed of interoperable components. The interest of the proposal concerns the combination between different methods, algorithms and technologies to be selected in run-time so as to take advantage of the benefits of each one of them. The positioning system aims to use that technology which is more beneficial taking into account the quality properties that need to be fulfilled at a given time. For instance, the proposal enables AAL solutions to address indoor and outdoor positioning by means of the same service switching dynamically and automatically between methods and technologies, and combine two different methods simultaneously to improve accuracy. This research work also describe results obtained from a competition with other proposals.

Keywords

positioning systems SOA radio frequency non-functional requirements adaptation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomás Ruiz-López
    • 1
  • Carlos Rodríguez-Domínguez
    • 1
  • Manuel Noguera
    • 1
  • José Luis Garrido
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GranadaSoftware Engineering DepartmentGranadaSpain

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