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Continuous care models for chronic diseases pose several technology-oriented challenges for home-based care, where assistance services rely on a close collaboration among different stakeholders, such as health operators, patient relatives, and social community members. This paper describes an ontology-based context model and a related context management(More)
The Ambient Intelligence (AmI) vision implies the concept of “smart spaces” populated by intelligent entities. While most implementations focus strictly on local applications of “AmI”, we think of an AmI scenario as a federation of instances of local and application AmI domains. In order to deal with distributed context handling in AmI domains, we propose a(More)
Continuous care models for chronic diseases pose several technology-oriented challenges for home-based continuous care, where assistance services rely on a close collaboration among different stakeholders such as health operators, patient relatives, and social community members. Here we describe Emilia Romagna Mobile Health Assistance Network (ERMHAN) a(More)
The Web of Things is an active research field which aims at promoting the easy access and handling of smart things’ digital representations through the adoption of Web standards and technologies. While huge research and development efforts have been spent on lower level networks and software technologies, it has been recognized that little experience exists(More)
The openness and heterogeneity of next generation communication networks are now highlighting more security issues than those of traditional communication environments. Moreover users’ security requirements can often change in mobile communication environments, depending on the situation in which the user is immersed. Our objective is to define a(More)
Several mobile guides exist providing tourists with location-based content delivery. This paper presents a novel mobile application, named InfoTour, aiming at enriching tourists’ experiences by supporting social interactions among tourists and by enabling seamless interaction with third-party service and data providers. The proposed system is based(More)
The rational use and management of energy is a key objective for the evolution towards the smart grid. In particular in the private home domain the adoption of widescale energy consumption monitoring techniques can help end users in optimizing energy consumption behaviors. While most existing approaches for load disaggregation and classification requires(More)
Environmental and geographical data describing atmospheric or terrestrial phenomena are collected in digital form since three decades. Geomatics, that is automatic management and processing of environmental and geographical information, is changing from a niche discipline to a horizontal application area, involving scientific as well as industrial and(More)
New care models have been defined in order to manage the increasing impact of chronic conditions. These models pose several technology-oriented challenges for home-based continuous care, requiring assistance services based on collaboration among different stakeholders: health operators, patient relatives, as well as social community members. This work(More)