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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2008 vol. 23)
ISSN: 1541-1672
pp: 32-40
Rebeca P. Díaz Redondo , University of Vigo
Ana Fernández Vilas , University of Vigo
Manuel Ramos Cabrer , University of Vigo
José Juan Pazos Arias , University of Vigo
Jorge García Duque , University of Vigo
Alberto Gil Solla , University of Vigo
The OSGi service platform specification is the most widely adopted solution to the technological problem of building residential gateways. As in many service-oriented architectures, a service registry supports the OSGi framework by facilitating the interaction between clients and services. However, this framework has two main drawbacks. First, service discovery is based on syntactic match making, which obliges the potential client to know the concrete interface of the service it demands. Second, service invocation assumes prior knowledge of the service signatures. Both are significant obstacles in a pervasive environment such as a smart home. A semantic OSGi platform addresses this problem through a service registry that supports applying semantic reasoning to discovery and automate invocation.
pervasive computing, semantic services, residential gateways, OSGi

A. G. Solla, J. J. Arias, R. P. Redondo, M. R. Cabrer, A. F. Vilas and J. G. Duque, "Enhancing Residential Gateways: A Semantic OSGi Platform," in IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 23, no. , pp. 32-40, 2008.
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