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  • Dobson, Simon (IEEE Computer Society, 2007)
    Autonomic systems present unique design challenges, in that their individual adaptive components may interact in complex ways which defeat traditional approaches to design, analysis and implementation. We argue for a ...
  • McKeever, Susan; Ye, Juan; Coyle, Lorcan; Bleakley, Chris; Dobson, Simon (2010)
    The ability to identify the behavior of people in a home is at the core of Smart Home functionality. Such environments are equipped with sensors that unobtrusively capture information about the occupants. Reasoning mechanisms ...
  • Dobson, Simon; Neely, Steve; Nixon, Paddy (Springer, 2006)
    The increasingly dynamic nature of resource discovery and binding in modern large-scale distributed and mobile systems poses significant challenges for existing middleware platforms. Future platforms must provide strong ...
  • O'Neill, Eleanor; McGlinn, Kris; Lewis, David; Bailey, Eoin; Dobson, Simon; McCarthy, Kevin (Association for Computing Machinery, 2009)
    Research on context aware systems is handicapped by the lack of readily available large scale data sets, as well as by the lack of tools by which researchers can interact effectively with such data sets across a range ...
  • Vassev, Emil; Hinchey, Mike; Balasubramaniam, Dharini; Dobson, Simon (IEEE Computer Society, 2011)
    Both modularity and loose-­coupling properties inherent to the self-­adaptive systems offer the opportunity for adhoc service compositions, dynamic change and adaptation. To provide such a dynamic and self-­adapting ...
  • Razzaque, Mohammed Abhur; Dobson, Simon; Nixon, Paddy (American Scientific Publishers, 2006)
    Pervasive computing environments are dynamic and heterogeneous. They are required to be self-managing and autonomic, demanding minimal user’s guidance. In pervasive computing, contextaware adaptation is a key concept ...
  • Razzaque, Mohammed Abhur; Dobson, Simon; Nixon, Paddy (IEEE Computer Society, 2007)
    Pervasive and autonomic environments make extensive use of contextual information to guide adaptations to changing external demands and circumstances. Context takes many forms, and some form of categorisation of information ...
  • Razzaque, Mohammed Abhur; Dobson, Simon; Nixon, Paddy (Springer, 2007)
    Layered architectures are not flexible enough to cope with the dynamics of wireless dominated next generation communications. Cross-layer architectures may provide a more flexible solution: breaks the traditional structure ...
  • Stabeler, Matthew; Cellai, Davide; Dobson, Simon (IEEE Computer Society, 2009)
    We propose a prototype for a real-world, human network proximity experiment with detailed recordings of the position of individuals. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive dataset to investigate the internal correlations ...
  • Dobson, Simon (IEEE Computer Society, 2008)
    While it is desirable for all computing and communications systems to have well-defined and verifiable behaviour, autonomic systems must additionally guarantee that their adaptive behaviour is correct, both in the sense ...
  • Dobson, Simon; Bailey, Eoin; Knox, Stephen; Shannon, Ross; Quigley, Aaron; SFI (IEEE Computer Society, 2007)
    Control systems must increasingly be designed to involve collections of hardware and software components, both of which may evolve over the lifetime of the system, and which are expected to provide self-managing, adaptive, ...
  • Dobson, Simon; Coyle, Lorcan; O'Hare, G.M.P.; Hinchey, Mike (IEEE Computer Society, 2009)
    Mobile sensors are an attractive proposition for environmental sensing, but pose significant engineering problems. Not least amongst these is the need to match the behaviour of the sensor platform to the physical environment ...
  • Dobson, Simon; Sterritt, Roy; Nixon, Paddy; Hinchey, Mike (IEEE Computer Society, 2010)
    Efforts since 2001 to design self-managing systems have yielded many impressive achievements, yet the original vision of autonomic computing remains unfulfilled. Researchers must develop a comprehensive systems engineering ...
  • Martinez, Josu; Dobson, Simon (2009)
    Autonomic computing aims to provide self-management and adaptation in the implementation of complex (large, heterogeneous, distributed) systems over time. Such adaptations must be stable, in the sense of maintaining the ...
  • Dobson, Simon; Nixon, Paddy; Coyle, Lorcan (IEEE Computer Software Society, 2007)
    Event-based systems are a popular substrate for distributing information derived from sensors to be used in driving adaptive behaviour. This paper argues that using events directly provides a poor model of context, and ...
  • Dobson, Simon; Farragher, Linda (Trinity College Dublin, Department of Computer Science, 2000)
    Most modern programming languages are complex and feature rich. Whilst this is (sometimes) an advantage for industrial-strength applications, it complicates both language teaching and language research. We describe our ...
  • Dobson, Simon; Nixon, Paddy (Trinity College Dublin, Dept. of Computer Science, 1999)
    We are currently witnessing a convergence of several threads of technology and business imperatives. The idea of a virtual enterprise (VE) – a business built from both organizationally and geographically distributed units ...
  • Murdoch, Olga; Coyle, Lorcan; Dobson, Simon (19th Irish conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS) 2008, 27-28 August, 2008, Cork, 2008)
    Stock photo libraries are the most common means for publishers and advertisers to find images for their media. Searching for the perfect photo can be a time-consuming and frustrating task. This is because searching is often ...
  • Dobson, Simon; Stevenson, Graeme; Knox, Stephen; Nixon, Paddy (Association for Computing Machinery, 2009)
    Pervasive systems present the need to interpret large quantities of data from many sources. Context models support developers working with such data by providing a shared representation of the environment on which to base ...
  • Ye, Juan; Clear, Adrian K.; Coyle, Lorcan; Dobson, Simon (Springer-Verlag, 2009)
    Through advances in sensing technology, a huge amount of data is available to context-aware applications. A major challenge is extracting features of this data that correlate to high-level human activities. Time, while ...

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