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A Communication Middleware for Ubiquitous Multimedia Adaptation Services

Li, Ning; Tarus, Hilary; Irvine, James M. and Moessner, Klaus (2010). A Communication Middleware for Ubiquitous Multimedia Adaptation Services. Computing and Informatics, 29(4) pp. 629–646.

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Abstract

Ubiquitous services have gained increasing attention in the area of mobile communication aiming to allow service access anywhere, anytime and anyhow while keeping complexity to a minimum for both users and service providers. Ubiquitous environment features a wide range and an increasing number of access devices and network technologies. Context-aware content/service adaptation is deemed necessary to ensure best user experience. We developed an Adaptation Management Framework (AMF) Web Service which manages the complexity of dynamic and autonomous content adaptation and serves as an invisible enabler for ubiquitous service delivery. It remains challenging to manage the tasks involved in the communication between the AMF Web Service and the user's environment, typically represented by various types of intelligent agents. This work presents a middleware which manages those tasks and serves not only as a protocol gateway, but also as a message translator, a service broker, a complexity shield etc., between AMF Web Services and User Agents.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 Unknown
ISSN: 1335-9150
Keywords: agent; web service; content adaptation; ubiquitous service; middleware
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 29123
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2011 09:53
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 18:43
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29123
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