Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.

Lecture Notes in Informatics

European Conference on eHealth 2006, Proceedings of the ECEH'06, Fribourg, Switzerland, October 12-13, 2006 P-91, 119-130 (2006).



Henrik Stormer, Andreas Meier, Michael Schumacher (eds.)


Context-aware service coordination for mobile e-health applications

Federico Bergenti , Cesar Caceres , Alberto Fernandez , Nadine Fröhlich , Heikki Helin , Oliver Keller , Ari Kinnunen , Matthias Klusch , Heimo Laamanen , António Lopes , Sascha Ossowski , Heiko Schuldt and Michael Schumacher


In this paper, we present a general architecture for service delivery and coordination in intelligent peer-to-peer (IP2P) environments that has been developed within the CASCOM research project. Our essential approach is an innovative combination of agent technology, Semantic Web Services, peer-to-peer, context-awareness, and mobile computing for intelligent peer-to-peer mobile service environments. Services are provided by software agents exploiting the coordination infrastructure to efficiently operate in highly dynamic environments. Our infrastructure includes efficient communication means, support for contextaware adaptation techniques, as well as dynamic service discovery and composition planning. For end users, the architecture provides seamless access to Semantic Web Services anytime, anywhere, and using any device. Our architecture is being evaluated using a sample ad-hoc emergency healthcare assistance application scenario. We deployed a prototype of an open IP2P service environment and expect results on methods for service provision, discovery, composition, and monitoring in mobile environments.

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