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Telecare Service Challenge: Conflict Detection

Citation
Blum JM & Magill E (2011) Telecare Service Challenge: Conflict Detection In: 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2011, PervasiveHealth 2011, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) / Pervasive Health. Advances in Techniques and Technologies Assisting Care at Home Workshop for Pervasive Health, 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 23.5.2011 - 26.5.2011, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 502-502.

Abstract
Telecare and telehealth system services can be dynamically configured to collect, analyse, store, and adapt to multimodal data about people as they go about their activities of daily life. These services need to be able to personalise to subjects and adapt to changes in lifestyles, environments and technology. Such dynamic adaptability may be well supported by a low-level rule programming approach; however measures may need to be taken to limit the emergence of conflicts between the distributed rulesets owing to differing programmatic assumptions and unexpected changes. Here, we consider types of conflict that might arise when a variety of care devices are brought together and begin to rely on each others' services. This paper describes a distributed rule-based conflict detection approach for use with heterogeneous mobile and home care devices. We propose methods that make it possible to detect certain forms of rule conflict. To do so, we introduce Event Calculus based logic for writing device rules and an analytical framework for conflict detection.

Keywords
conflict detection; rule-based sensor networks; ambulatory assessment

Subject headings
Telecommunication systems; People with disabilities Services for; Telecare

StatusPublished
AuthorsBlum Jesse Michael, Magill Evan
Title of seriesInternational Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth
Publication date2011
Date of public distribution2011
URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/servlet/opac?punumber=1002011
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) / Pervasive Health
ISBN 978-1-936968-15-2
LanguageEnglish
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