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ALLOW: Adaptable Pervasive Flows
The objective of the project was to develop a new programming paradigm for human-oriented pervasive applications. This paradigm enables pervasive technical systems to adapt automatically and seamlessly to humans involved and embedded in them, explicitly supporting people in achieving well-defined goals in dynamically changing environments and contexts. The key concept developed within the project in order to realize these objectives is called Adaptable Pervasive Flow (APF). A flow consists of a set of actions that is glued together by an execution plan in order to achieve a goal under a set of constraints. APFs extend this concept by situating flows in the real world and attaching them to entities like artifacts or people, by let them moving through different contexts, and by allowing them to adapt to these different contexts. The project will investigate new mechanisms, methods, and principles for adaptable flow-based pervasive applications and will develop a suitable programming paradigm for this framework.
USTUTT-IPVS (Lead), USTUTT-IAAS, University of Passau, FBK-SOA, Imperial College, Lancaster University