Policy Based Self-Adaptive Scheme in Pervasive Computing
Jian Quan OUYANG, Dian Xi SHI, Bo DING, Jin FENG, Huai Min WANG
DOI: 10.4236/wsn.2009.11008   PDF    HTML     5,529 Downloads   9,981 Views   Citations


Nowadays, application systems in pervasive computing have to be self-adaptive, which means adapting themselves to dynamic environments. Our aim is to enable systematic development of self-adaptive compo-nent-based applications. The paper first introduces a novel policy based framework for self-adaptive scheme in pervasive computing. Then the proposed policy ontology and policy language are well expressive and eas-ily extensible to support the design of policy which is based on the Separation of Concerns principle. Fur-thermore, the context-driven event channel decouples the communication between the suppliers and con-sumers for asynchronous communication. The proposed framework can provide both a domain-independent and a flexible self-adaptation solution.

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J. OUYANG, D. SHI, B. DING, J. FENG and H. WANG, "Policy Based Self-Adaptive Scheme in Pervasive Computing," Wireless Sensor Network, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2009, pp. 48-55. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2009.11008.

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