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Ambient Systems and Taxonomy Approaches

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Marta Koutny



This work presents the main features of the ambient systems and how they are interpreted by their designers. Looking back to the literature, definitions that have been given to the ambient systems up to this day are presented. This paper introduces a generic definition of the ambient systems that tries to combine and cover the majority of the different definitions that have been given by other researchers. In addition, some examples of developed ambient systems and their evaluation techniques are briefly mentioned. Thereafter, we raise the problem of the behavioural analysis (synthesis problem) of the ambient systems which we are going to address during this PhD project. Furthermore, we propose two examples of ambient systems that could be used as case studies for our research topic. Finally, in the last part of this paper, some of the existing taxonomy approaches are analysed and a comparison of two of them is conducted by classifying the two case studies.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Konios A

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2011

Pages: 22

Print publication date: 01/10/2011

Source Publication Date: October 2011

Report Number: 1281

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne