Conference Proceeding

Services and Policies for Care at Home



Wang F, Docherty LS, Turner KJ, Kolberg M & Magill E (2006) Services and Policies for Care at Home. In: Bardram JE, Chachques JC & Varshney U (eds.) Pervasive Health Conference and Workshops, 2006. 1st International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2006, Innsbruck, Austria, 29.11.2006-01.12.2006. Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), pp. 1-10.

It is argued that various factors including the increasingly ageing population will require more care services to be delivered to users in their own homes. Desirable characteristics of such services are outlined. The Open Services Gateway initiative has been adopted as a widely accepted framework that is particularly suitable for developing home care services. Service discovery in this context is enhanced through ontologies that achieve greater flexibility and precision in service description. A service ontology stack allows common concepts to be extended for new services. The architecture of a policy system for home care is explained. This is used for flexible creation and control of new services. The core policy language and its extension for home care are introduced, and illustrated through typical examples. Future extensions of the approach are discussed.

; Home care services; Home care services Management; Aged Care; Open Services Gatewat Initiative (OSGI); Computer network protocols

Publication date31/12/2006
PublisherIEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Place of publicationPiscataway, New Jersey
Conference1st International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2006
Conference locationInnsbruck, Austria

People (2)


Dr Mario Kolberg

Dr Mario Kolberg

Senior Lecturer, Computing Science

Professor KEN Turner

Professor KEN Turner

Emeritus Professor, Computing Science