Ambient Systems and Taxonomy Approaches

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Author(s)Konios A
Publication type Report
Series TitleSchool of Computing Science Technical Report Series
Source Publication DateOctober 2011
Report Number1281
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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.
InstitutionSchool of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Place PublishedNewcastle upon Tyne
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