Construct: An Open Source Pervasive Systems Platform

S Dobson, Paddy Nixon, L Coyle, S Neely, G Stevenson, G Williamson

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    Construct differs from other pervasive systems platforms in a number of key respects. It is completely standards based, using RDF as its data exchange model and ZeroConf for resource discovery. It supports a knowledge centric model of interaction where clients' actions are driven by queries and triggers about the context of thesystem. It uses gossiping to maintain a consistent state across a distributed data structure, which maximises robustness and scalability and avoids many problems with hot-spots and hot-paths in communications. Finally, ittreats all information sources uniformly as sensors acting as inputs to uncertain reasoning algorithms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)9781424406678
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2007
    EventConsumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2007) - Las Vegas, NV, USA.
    Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …


    ConferenceConsumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2007)
    Period1/01/07 → …


    • component
    • autonomic
    • pervasive
    • context aware
    • middleware.


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