Application Coordination in Pervasive Systems

Reihe: Informationstechnologie und Ökonomie - Band 50

Erscheinungsjahr: 2013

Autor: Verena Elisabeth Majuntke

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. XVI, 170 pp., 27 b/w fig., 15 tables

ISBN 978-3-631-64304-4 hb. (Hardcover)


Pervasive applications are designed to support users in their daily life. For this purpose, applications interact with their environment, i.e. their context. They are able to adapt themselves to context changes or to explicitly change the context via actuators. If multiple applications are executed in the same context, interferences are likely to occur. To manage interferences, a coordination framework is presented in this thesis. Interferences are detected using a context model and information about applications´ interaction with the context. The resolution of interference is achieved through a coordinated application adaptation. The thesis introduces the theoretical concepts, presents a prototypical implementation and evaluates the prototype through extensive measurements.


Contents: Pervasive Systems - Interference Management - Application Coordination - Coordination Framework - Interference Detection - Interference Resolution.


Verena Elisabeth Majuntke received her Computer Science degree from RWTH Aachen. As outstanding achievements she received a best paper and a Google PhD Forum award in 2010.