Semantic self-management and mediation for home service platforms
Service-oriented computing has long outgrown the enterprise. Today, personal living environments feature an increasing number of convenience-, healthand securityrelated applications provided by distributed interacting devices and services (often called smart homes), which do not only support users but require management tasks such as application installation, configuration and continuous maintenance. These tasks are becoming complex and error-prone. One way to escape this situation is to enable service platforms to configure and manage themselves. The approach presented here extends services with semantic descriptions to enable platform-independent autonomous service level management and mediation using model driven architecture and autonomic computing concepts. It has been implemented as a semantic autonomic manager, whose concept, prototypical implementation and evaluation are presented.
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