Interoperable and adaptive fuzzy services for ambient intelligence applications. ACM Trans Auton Adapt Syst

ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (Impact Factor: 0.92). 05/2010; 5(2):pp 1-26. DOI: 10.1145/1740600.1740604
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In Ambient Intelligence (AmI) vision, people should be able to seamlessly and unobtrusively use and configure the intelligent devices and systems in their ubiquitous computing environments without being cognitively and physically overloaded. In other words, the user should not have to program each device or connect them together to achieve the required functionality. However, although it is possible for a human operator to specify an active space configuration explicitly, the size, sophistication, and dynamic requirements of modern living environment demand that they have autonomous intelligence satisfying the needs of inhabitants without human intervention. This work presents a proposal for AmI fuzzy computing that exploits multiagent systems and fuzzy theory to realize a long-life learning strategy able to generate context-aware-based fuzzy services and actualize them through abstraction techniques in order to maximize the users' comfort and hardware interoperability level. Experimental results show that proposed approach is capable of anticipating user's requirements by automatically generating the most suitable collection of interoperable fuzzy services.

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    • "Such intelligent environments are becoming realized as a result of miniaturization of electronic devices, increase in connectivity , and decrease in cost. When a user is identified as an inhabitant of an environment, his/her preference model is transferred to and managed by the intelligence of the environment, in order to better suit the inhabitants through adjustable parameters available within the environment such as temperature, lighting, and background noise [1] [2] [39] [42]. "
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    • "This framework offers context-aware fuzzy services by applying learning and cooperation concepts from multi-agent systems in order to maximize the comfort of its user. The work presented in Acampora et al. (2010) describes how an inference engine helps decide which service has to be provided to the user. This decision is aided by taking into account the current context and a set of policies that act as a mapping function in terms of determining which service should be offered. "
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