A Hybrid Technology for Operational Decision Support in Pervasive Environments

  • Alexander Smirnov
  • Tatiana Levashova
  • Nikolay Shilov
  • Alexey Kashevnik
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 296)


The paper addresses the issue of development of a technology for operational decision support in a pervasive environment. The technology is built around the idea of using Web-services for self-organization of heterogeneous resources of the environment for decision support purposes. The approach focuses on three types of resources to be organized: information, problem-solving, and acting. The final purpose of the resource self-organization is to form an ad-hoc collaborative environment, members of which cooperate with the aim to serve the current needs according to the decision situation. The hybrid technology proposed in the paper integrates technologies of ontology management, context management, constraint satisfaction, Web-services, and intelligent agents. The application of the technology is illustrated by response to a traffic accident.


Traffic Accident Intelligent Agent Constraint Satisfaction Problem Pervasive Computing Decision Situation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Smirnov
    • 1
  • Tatiana Levashova
    • 1
  • Nikolay Shilov
    • 1
  • Alexey Kashevnik
    • 1
  1. 1.St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of SciencesSt.PetersburgRussia

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