"Scenario"-adaptivity for e-service management in heterogeneous networks

Antonio Iera, Antonella Molinaro, Alfredo Pudano, Domenico Ursino

Abstract


A “Situation&Location� aware system has
the main task of handling the set of distributed information
and resources available within heterogeneous networks
to provide a user with seamless and optimized network
access to the desired service from any location. A suitable
description of Situation&Location and its whole set of
variables can be a powerful means to trade-off among
user requirements, application constraints, and underlying
network conditions. We propose a Multi Agent System
able to capture the concept of Situation&Location and
perform the task highlighted above. We follow a general-purpose approach with the aim of guaranteeing the highest
versatility is possible. The main strength of our proposed
system is its “adaptability� that can be achieved without
the use of either new terminals or novel technologies.
The only requirement is the introduction of a middleware
functionality into already existing terminals and into some
network servers.

Keywords


Context-awareness; Intelligent Agents; user modeling; QoS adaptivity; heterogeneous wireless systems

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