– Enabling end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) in the home network will push emerging services such as iDTV and pay per view to an acceptable and guaranteed user experience. Currently used QoS solutions in the wide area network can not be used in the home network. This home network management becomes a more challenging task since it's changing drastically… (More)
– In the coming years user-centric services will be deployed in our homes, cars, offices, etc. Users expect that these services are autonomous and user-friendly. This requires that these services can adapt themselves to changes in the environment, implying that they have to become context-aware. In this paper we present a formal context model and an OSGi… (More)
Teddy en Tsjoeke, zonder wie ik de burgie-studies die aan dit doctoraat voorafgingen niet had overleefd (of er toch zeker zoveel niet van had genoten). Table of Contents Dankwoord i Nederlandse samenvatting xxiii English summary xxvii 1 Introduction 1 1.
Open service platforms like the OSGi-platform offer a standard, scalable way for service providers to remotely deploy their services inside many residential networks. However, the lack of control by WAN service providers on the home environment together with too complex end-user policy configuration hinder widespread e-deployment of services into the home.… (More)
– In recent years software development design shifted from the art of crafting a home tailored solution to the art of component composition. These components are offered in various formats, such as software libraries (Java Archives, .NET Assemblies) or web services and are provided by many different vendors. In these multi-vendor environments there is a… (More)