Nick K. Taylor

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The problem of personalised context aware service selection and composition is an important research area that is addressed within the pervasive service platform being developed by the Daidalos project. This paper briefly outlines the scenarios used and the overall platform architecture that underpin this development. It then describes the approach used to(More)
Personalization mechanisms often employ behavior monitoring and machine learning techniques to aid the user in the creation and management of a preference set that is used to drive the adaptation of environments and resources in line with individual user needs. This article reviews several of the personalization solutions provided to date and proposes two(More)
There are various critical privacy issues that need to be addressed in the majority of smart space environments. This paper elaborates on the design of a privacy protection framework for Personal Self-Improving Smart Spaces (PSSs), a concept introduced by the Persist project Consortium. Compared to other smart spaces, such as smart homes and vehicles, this(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Structural changes in the lamina cribrosa have been implicated in the pathogenesis of glaucomatous optic atrophy. The aim of this study was to determine a measure the surface variability of the cup floor in normal subjects and patients with glaucoma. METHODS A sample of age matched normal subjects (NN), patients with low tension glaucoma(More)
Ubiquitous computing (or ambient intelligence) has been the subject of research in the mobile telecommunications field for many years. Developments such as the Internet of Services and Grid computing have complemented and strengthened this work. The ubiquitous computing paradigm integrates information processing into the objects that surround us in our(More)
Despite the obvious importance of pervasive computing to help the user cope with the growing number of devices and services that surround her, thus far the take-up of developments emanating from research in this area has been somewhat limited. On the other hand Social Networking Systems have developed at an extraordinary rate with widespread take-up. By(More)
Three knowledge elicitation techniques were used to extract knowledge bases from experts on lighting for industrial inspection tasks. The techniques were: I a structured interview; II ‘twenty questions’ —imputing rules from information requests; and III a card sort. The first two techniques generate protocols, and in these cases two knowledge engineers(More)
An outbreak of keratoconjunctivitis is described which involved at least 186 people; adenovirus type 8 was identified in 50 of the cases. Topical human fibroblast interferon was assessed in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study in which 34 patients participated. Seventeen of the 34 trial patients yielded adenovirus type 8; three were infected with(More)