Nazaraf Shah

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This paper focuses on an approach to build ontology for home energy management domain which is compatible with Suggested Upper Merged Ontology (SUMO). Our starting point in doing so was to study general classifications of home electrical appliances provided by various home appliances vendors and manufacturers. Various vendors and manufacturers use their own(More)
Diagnosing exceptions in multi-agent systems ( M S ) is a complex task due to the distributed nature af the data and control in such systems. This complexit]' is exacerbated in open environments where independently developed autonomous agents inferoct with each ather in order ta achieve their goals. Inevitably, exceptions will occur in such MAS and these(More)
Please cite this article in press as: Li, Y., et a doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2010.05.014 A service-oriented travel portal is proposed to realize a classic business model with SOA paradigm. It provides tourists with composite travel packages through dynamic composition among travel-related services from distributed providers and across business domains. Further, a(More)
An important aspect of redesign for usability is to evaluate the system with its real users in order to explore implications for better design. In this paper we discuss the redesign of a support management system deployed in a small and medium sized enterprise (SME) in the UK. The system is used to support complex and distributed cooperative activities(More)
While we have seen a successful move towards a rapid proliferation of CSCW integration through Web technology including artificial intelligence techniques, still a significant work needs to be done in order to provide quality of service (QoS), particularly addressing the issues of QoS in terms of user requirements. In this paper, we present an approach(More)
In this paper our focus is on issues and challengesfaced in monitoring energy consumption in thedomestic sector and way forward to deal with thesechallenges. Implementing a sensor network to monitorenergy consumption of household appliances in ameaningful way requires sophisticated network design.Such network has to deal with large amount rawsensor data(More)