Spatial Awareness of Autonomous Embedded Systems

  • Authors
  • Clemens¬†Holzmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Clemens Holzmann
    Pages 1-8
  3. Clemens Holzmann
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  4. Clemens Holzmann
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  5. Clemens Holzmann
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  6. Clemens Holzmann
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  8. Clemens Holzmann
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 177-206

About this book


Our environment is increasingly pervaded by embedded systems which are integrated into everyday objects, equipped with sensors and actuators, networked among each other and available at any time and in any location. These computationally augmented real-world objects must be supplied with context-awareness and need to share the perceived context-information to enable them to operate more autonomously.

Clemens Holzmann investigates the role of spatial contexts for autonomous embedded systems, in particular the position, direction, and spatial extension of objects with respect to an external reference system or other objects. The author presents concepts for recognizing, representing, and reasoning about qualitative spatial relations and their changes over time, as well as an appropriate architecture which has prototypically been implemented in a flexible software framework. His results show that the proposed concepts are suitable for developing spatially aware applications and that qualitatively abstracted relations can constitute an adequate basis for this purpose.


Einflusszone Eingebettete Systeme Informatik Information Technology (IT) Spatial Awareness computer science embedded systems pervasive computing software technology time

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  • Copyright Information Vieweg+Teubner Verlag | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2009
  • Publisher Name Vieweg+Teubner
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8348-0798-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8348-9569-1
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