Amelie: A Recombinant Computing Framework for Ambient Awareness

  • Georgios Metaxas
  • Panos Markopoulos
  • Emile Aarts
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5859)


This paper presents Amelie, a service oriented framework that supports the implementation of awareness systems. Amelie adopts the tenets of Recombinant computing to address an important non-functional requirement for Ambient Intelligence software, namely the heterogeneous combination of services and components. Amelie is founded upon FN-AAR an abstract model of Awareness Systems which enables the immediate expression and implementation of socially salient requirements, such as symmetry and social translucence. We discuss the framework and show how system behaviours can be specified using the Awareness Mark-up Language AML.


Awareness Focus Nimbus Recombinant computing Symmetry Social Translucence Ambient Intelligence AML FN-AAR 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgios Metaxas
    • 1
  • Panos Markopoulos
    • 1
  • Emile Aarts
    • 2
  1. 1.Eindhoven University of TechnologyThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Philips researchThe Netherlands

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