I also have my colloquium the day before Bram, i.e. tomorrow. It's not
related to the nosql, that's true.
However, may be you have spare time tomorrow and are interested a little bit
in concurrency for distributed systems.
In this case,
*Donderdag 25 augustus 2011*
*zaal BB 0293
*Concurrent execution of automatically generated plans in Smart Homes
An application area where heterogeneity is a norm, is that of pervasive
systems, where thousands of autonomous heterogeneous devices live together
need to interoperate. In particular, domotics is concerned with technology
that pervades the home in order to make it more pro-active and aware with
goal of increasing security and comfort of its inhabitants.
This thesis focuses on Smart Homes, that is, homes that contain
heterogeneous interactive and pro-active devices, that adapt their behavior
to the needs of the
home inhabitant through extensive interoperation and user interaction. For
example, a movie may be automatically paused when the user leaves the room,
then launched again when s/he is back; windows are automatically opened to
regulate the air condition or as a reaction to gas leak, and so on. One of
greatest challenges in developing middleware for smart homes is that this
kind of systems are in need for the orchestration of the heterogeneous
services within complex environment. Therefore, a special orchestration
engine is needed to be implemented in order to provide efficient concurrent
execution of complex scenarios. For every scenario from different users a
special plan is generated automatically. These plans should be executed
concurrently in the most efficient way.
The thesis is dedicated to the implementation of the orchestration engine
capable of controlling concurrent execution of automatically generated plans
for complex scenarios within Smart Homes and discusses the advantages of the