Evolving Smart Environments.
Current research in the field of smart environments includes the assumption of the presence of infrastructure from the smart environment’s inception. However, due to economic constraints, it is likely that many smart environments will instead have to evolve as the devices forming their infrastructure are slowly introduced over a period of time. In this document the problem area of evolving smart environments is discussed, together with background work in pervasive computing and some related areas. Two initial experiments, more generally related to the area of smart environments, are then described. Finally, an approach based on semantic service composition and substitution, intended to answer some of the issues involved in enabling an evolving smart environment, is presented together with a plan for future work including an experiment to test this approach.
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