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Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems, Annual International Conference on (2007)
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Aug. 6, 2007 to Aug. 10, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-4244-1024-8
pp: 1-5
Sye Loong Keoh , Department of Computing, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK. slk@imperial.ac.uk
Naranker Dulay , Department of Computing, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK. n.dulay@imperial.ac.uk
Emil Lupu , Department of Computing, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK. e.lupu@imperial.ac.uk
Kevin Twidle , Department of Computing, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK. k.twidle@imperial.ac.uk
Alberto E. Schaeffer-Filho , Department of Computing, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK. aschaeff@imperial.ac.uk
Morris Sloman , Department of Computing, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK. m.sloman@imperial.ac.uk
Steven Heeps , Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, 17, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK. heeps@dcs.gla.ac.uk
Stephen Strowes , Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, 17, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK. sds@dcs.gla.ac.uk
Joe Sventek , Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, 17, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK. joe@dcs.gla.ac.uk
ABSTRACT
Body sensor networks consisting of low-power on-body wireless sensors attached to mobile users will be used in the future to monitor the health and well being of patients in hospitals or at home. Such systems need to adapt autonomously to changes in context, user activity, device failure, and the availability or loss of services. To this end, we propose a policy-based architecture that uses the concept of a Self-Managed Cell (SMC) to integrate services, managed resources and a policy interpreter by means of an event bus. Policies permit the declarative specification of adaptation strategy for self-configuration and self-management. We present the design and implementation of the SMC and describe its potential use in a scenario for management of heart monitoring. Preliminary performance measurements are also presented and discussed.
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J. Sventek et al., "Self-Managed Cell: A Middleware for Managing Body-Sensor Networks," Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems, Annual International Conference on(MOBIQUITOUS), Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2007, pp. 1-5.
doi:10.1109/MOBIQ.2007.4451009
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