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Computers 2013, 2(3), 132-151; doi:10.3390/computers2030132
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Towards Realising FollowMe User Profiles for Macro-Intelligent Environments

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1 Department of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, Colchester, CO3 3SQ, UK 2 Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 22254, KSA
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Received: 30 November 2012 / Revised: 12 March 2013 / Accepted: 30 April 2013 / Published: 30 July 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Large Scale Intelligent Environments)
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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce the concept of a Large-Scale Intelligent Environment (LSIE) and provide an introduction to the use of bigraphs as a formal method for description and modelling. We then propose our MacroIE model as a solution to the LSIE problem and describe how that model may be implemented to achieve a continuity-of-experience to end users as they travel from place-to-place (a technology we call FollowMe). Our initial experiments with these implementations are presented, providing some valuable insights and promise for future refinement towards real-world deployment.
Keywords: ambient intelligent environments; middleware; formal methods; mobile computing; server architecture; bigraphs ambient intelligent environments; middleware; formal methods; mobile computing; server architecture; bigraphs
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Whittington, L.; Dooley, J.; Henson, M.; Al-Ghamdi, A.A.-M. Towards Realising FollowMe User Profiles for Macro-Intelligent Environments. Computers 2013, 2, 132-151.

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