Rule-Based Support for Situation Management

  • Patrícia Dockhorn Costa
  • João Paulo A. Almeida
  • Isaac S. A. Pereira
  • Marten van Sinderen
  • Luís Ferreira Pires

Abstract

The notion of situation enables designers, maintainers, and users to abstract from lower-level entities and properties and to focus on the higher-level patterns that emerge in time. Situation management concerns a number of tasks including situation specification, situation detection (which may involve composite situation pattern recognition), and situation’s life cycle control. This chapter discusses how to approach situation management from a rule-based perspective. We present a rule-based situation management infrastructure to support the development of situation-aware applications and show its applicability to a scenario in the public health domain, concerning situations for detecting influenza epidemics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrícia Dockhorn Costa
    • 1
  • João Paulo A. Almeida
    • 1
  • Isaac S. A. Pereira
    • 1
  • Marten van Sinderen
    • 2
  • Luís Ferreira Pires
    • 2
  1. 1.Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES)VitóriaBrazil
  2. 2.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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