Multi-Agent Based Flexible Deployment of Context Management in Ambient Intelligence Applications

  • Alexandru SoriciEmail author
  • Gauthier Picard
  • Olivier Boissier
  • Adina Florea
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9086)


Industry involvement in the Ambient Intelligence (AmI) domain together with openness and complexity expected from context-aware applications drive research into generic context management middleware (CMM) solutions. However, the variety of AmI scenarios requires flexibility in design-time and run-time deployment options, while existing CMM approaches do not sufficiently address the means to easily configure and engineer such mechanisms. In response to these challenges we propose a context management middleware with a design based on techniques and principles from the research fields of Multi-Agent Systems and the Semantic Web. We focus on showing how deployment principles based directly on the application context model and ontology-based configuration options offered by CONSERT lead to flexible development. We showcase the usage of our solution with a scenario from the area of smart university life management.


Ambient Intelligence Context management Multi-Agent Systems Semantic web Deployment flexibility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandru Sorici
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Gauthier Picard
    • 1
  • Olivier Boissier
    • 1
  • Adina Florea
    • 2
  1. 1.Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, FAYOL-EMSE, LSTISaint-EtienneFrance
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity Politehnica of BucharestBucharestRomania

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