João Ladislau Lopes

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The development of applications that adapt to the environment and remain running even when the user is moving or switching device, remains an open research challenge. In this article we present a view of the EXEHDA middleware and a new service created for dynamic adaptation. EXEHDA is service-oriented, adaptive and was conceived to support the execution of(More)
In this paper we present a view of EXEHDA middleware and a novel service created for dynamic adaptation. EXEHDA is service-oriented, adaptive and was conceived to support the execution of ubiquitous applications. The main concept in the proposed design for the middleware and for the application is context awareness expressed in an adaptive behavior. The(More)
The applications in Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) environments must be aware of their contexts of interest and adapt to changes in them. Thus, a major research challenge in the area of UbiComp is related to context awareness. Considering the high distribution, heterogeneity, dynamism, and mobility of ubiquitous environments, this paper presents an(More)
A number of ubiquitous systems are considering how to deal with situation-awareness to act in a personalized manner according to user's needs. Indeed, most of the research efforts in situation-awareness are generally focused on the implementation of common characteristics, differing basically on the relevant context observed and how this contextual(More)
The applications in Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) environments must be aware of their contexts of interest and adapt to changes in them. Thus, a major research challenge in the area of UbiComp is related to context awareness. Considering the high distribution, heterogeneity, dynamism, and mobility of ubiquitous environments, this paper presents an(More)
One of the central aspects of Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp) is associated with tight integration between computer systems and the environment. In this sense, one of the main research challenges in the area is to provide mechanisms for context awareness that promote the development of applications that respond itself according to the dynamics of the(More)
This paper proposes a software architecture aimed to provide awareness of the patient's current situation in healthcare environments, specifically in Intensive Care Units. As a central contribution, this work provides a situation-aware pervasive approach to the monitoring of the patient's vital signs, allowing the physician to confirm anytime, anywhere, and(More)