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The state of the art of the field of feature interactions in telecommunications services is reviewed, concentrating on three major research trends: software engineering approaches, formal methods, and on line techniques. Then, the impact of the new, emerging architectures on the feature interaction problem is considered. A forecast is made about how(More)
In the near future general household appliances such as televisions, refrigerators, alarm clocks, stoves, and even lights, will be supplemented with a network interface connecting the appliance to the Internet. Homes are being equipped with such networked appliances to allow a more convenient way of living. Such extensive automatic control of appliances(More)
It is argued that various factors including the increasingly ageing population will require more care services to be delivered to users in their own homes. Desirable characteristics of such services are outlined. The Open Services Gateway initiative has been adopted as a widely accepted framework that is particularly suitable for developing home care(More)
In this paper we assume a competitive marketplace where the features are developed by different enterprises, which cannot or will not exchange information. We present a classification of feature interaction in this setting and introduce an on-line technique which serves as a basis for the two novel hybrid approaches presented. These approaches are hybrid as(More)
The feature or service interaction problem within home networks is an established topic for the FI community. Interactions between home appliances, services and their environment have been reported previously. Indeed earlier work by the authors introduced a device centric approach which detects undesirable behaviour between appliances and their effects on(More)
Triggered by the deregulation of the telecommunications market, it is expected that the number of services deployed in the telecommunications network will increase dramatically in the near future. It is expected that these services will be interworking. However, as widely reported, interworking services will be subject to the service interaction problem. It(More)
This paper investigates the Feature Interaction problem, known from traditional telephony environments, in the context of internet appliances. The results are threefold. The first part of this paper introduces a service taxonomy supported by a list of example services. The second part discusses feature interactions between services for appliances. A(More)