Dynamic Device Configuration in Ubiquitous Environments

  • Abdullahi Arabo
  • Qi Shi
  • Madjid Merabti
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 92)


The need of devices in crisis management to be configured dynamically by detecting device characteristics i.e. polices defined by the user or organization, contextual information relevant to a given scenario etc is of paramount importance. Where such information can either be already predefined or the user is allowed to define such information via automatically generated input User Interface (UI) associated to one or more extensible markup languages. Hence, the layout of the devices and behavior will be automatically configured based on policy settings and contextual information in a dynamic manner as such information changes. We present a method that allows dynamic configuration of devices that improves information systems flexibility via realizing dynamic configuration of components and enhancing management and functionality of such devices and security issues within the environment. Moreover, as this method will provide an instant configuration of devices at runtime, the components can provide and be used with uninterrupted running ability.


Dynamic Policy specification Identity Management Crisis Management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdullahi Arabo
    • 1
  • Qi Shi
    • 1
  • Madjid Merabti
    • 1
  1. 1.Distributed Multimedia Systems and Security (DMSS) Group, School of Computing & Mathematical SciencesLiverpool John Moores UniversityUK

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