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Adaptive Networking

  • A. Meliones
  • I. Liverezas
  • D. Economou
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Abstract

Intelligent Environments have been commercially available already over ten years without becoming such a mass product as expected. The expectations of potential users of mentioned solutions have not been fulfilled yet due to missing globally accepted standards causing interoperability problems of different hardware and software components, complexity of configuration and use, lack of universal service consideration, and insufficient ROI for private residence owners. Clearly, a stronger emphasis is needed on device adaptation, usability and scalability, which can seamlessly accommodate new IE services. Although several research efforts have addressed the development of IEs through networking existing devices and resolving interoperability issues with the help of middleware, there has been little work on specifying at a high level of abstraction how such abstraction services would work together at the application level taking into account in a combined dynamic way the heterogeneous networks and services.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Digital SystemsUniversity of PiraeusPiraeusGreece
  2. 2.inAccess NetworksAthensGreece

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