Self-managed cell: a middleware for managing body-sensor networks

Keoh, S.L. , Dulay, N., Lupu, E., Twidle, K., Schaeffer-Filho, A.E., Sloman, M., Heeps, S., Strowes, S. and Sventek, J. (2007) Self-managed cell: a middleware for managing body-sensor networks. In: MobiQuitous 2007: 4th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 6-10 Aug 2007, pp. 1-5. (doi:10.1109/MOBIQ.2007.4451009)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MOBIQ.2007.4451009

Abstract

Body sensor networks consisting of low-power on- body wireless sensors attached to mobile users will be used in the future to monitor the health and well being of patients in hospitals or at home. Such systems need to adapt autonomously to changes in context, user activity, device failure, and the availability or loss of services. To this end, we propose a policy- based architecture that uses the concept of a Self-Managed Cell (SMC) to integrate services, managed resources and a policy interpreter by means of an event bus. Policies permit the declarative specification of adaptation strategy for self- configuration and self-management. We present the design and implementation of the SMC and describe its potential use in a scenario for management of heart monitoring. Preliminary performance measurements are also presented and discussed.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:ISBN: 9781424410248
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Keoh, Dr Sye Loong and Sventek, Professor Joseph
Authors: Keoh, S.L., Dulay, N., Lupu, E., Twidle, K., Schaeffer-Filho, A.E., Sloman, M., Heeps, S., Strowes, S., and Sventek, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science

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