PERSIST

Project Overview


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Current trends in the design of pervasive systems have concentrated on the problem of isolated smart spaces (such as smart homes) via a fixed infrastructure. This is likely to lead to the evolution of islands of pervasiveness separated by voids in which there is no support for pervasiveness.

The objective of PERSIST was to develop Personal Smart Spaces that provide a minimum set of functionalities which could be extended and enhanced as users encounter other smart spaces during their everyday activities. They would be capable of learning and reasoning about users, their intentions, preferences and context. They would be endowed with pro-active behaviours, which enable them to share context information with neighboring Personal Smart Spaces, resolve conflicts between the preferences of multiple users, make recommendations and act upon them, prioritise, share and balance limited resources between users, services and devices, reason about trustworthiness to protect privacy and be sufficiently fault-tolerant to guarantee their own robustness and dependability.

The PERSIST project ran from  April 2008, and was completed 2010

Project Achievements


Demonstration Testbed setup and organisation activities.

Non-referreed academic papers

19 papers have been presented on behalf of PERSIST, of which 7 have involved TSSG.

These are as follows:

[1] M. Rockl, K. Frank, G. Hermann, and M. Vera, “Knowledge Representation and Inference in Context-Aware Computing Environments”, 2nd International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies (UBICOMM 2008), Valencia, Spain, September – October 2008.

[2] K. Frank, M. Rockl, and P. Robertson, “The Bayeslet Concept for modular Context Inference”, 2nd International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies (UBICOMM 2008), Valencia, Spain, September – October 2008.

[3] M. Crotty, N. Taylor, H. Williams, K. Frank, I. Roussaki, and M. Roddy, “A Pervasive Environment Based on Personal Self-Improving Smart Spaces”, Workshop on Architectures and Platforms for AmI at the European Conference on Ambient Intelligence 2008 (AmI 08), Nürnberg, Germany, November 2008.

[4] I. Roussaki, N. Liampotis, N. Kalatzis, K. Frank, and P. Hayden, “How to make Personal Smart Spaces Context-aware”, PERSIST Workshop on Intelligent Pervasive Environments (AISB 2009), Edinburgh, Scotland, April 2009.

[5] K. Frank, P. Robertson, S. McBurney, N. Kalatzis, I. Roussaki, and M. Marengo, “A Hybrid Preference Learning and Context Refinement Architecture PERSIST Workshop on Intelligent Pervasive Environments (AISB 2009), Edinburgh, Scotland, April 2009.

[6] C. Venezia, N. Taylor, H. Williams, K. Doolin, and I. Roussaki, “Novel Pervasive Computing Services experienced through Personal Smart Spaces”, International Workshop on Data Management in Ad Hoc and Pervasive Computing in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2009), Taipei, Taiwan, May 2009.

[7] K. Frank, N. Kalatzis, I. Roussaki, and N. Liampotis, “Challenges for Context Management Systems imposed by Context Inference”, 6th International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services (MUCS 2009), Barcelona, Spain, June 2009.

Events

The project has been presented at 8 public events, including 3 public workshops.

The full list is as follows:

1. Daidalos public workshop 2008 (Heidelberg, Germany, September 2008)

2. NEM Summit 2008 (St Malo, France, October 2008)

3. Irish Future Internet Forum (Dublin, Ireland, October 2008)

4. Lifting the Lid Technology Showcase for SMEs (Edinburgh, UK, November 2008)

5. Future of Internet Assembly (Madrid, Spain, December 2009)

6. AmI and IRIS event (Ljubljana, Slovenia, March 2009)

 

Funding


EU FP7.

Contact


Find out more information on

http://www.ict-persist.eu/

or contact the project manager on;

Project Manager Kevin Doolin

TSSG, Carriganore, Waterford

Email : kdoolin@tssg.org